Sunday July 22, 2012 saw thousands of pirates take over my seaside home of Hastings. First started in 2009, Pirates Day forms part of the Old Town Carnival Week. The following year Hastings won the Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of pirates". Not to be outdone, in 2011 Penzance (where else?) beat the record with nearly 9000 pirates gathered. Fighting back in earnest this year Hastings switched the day from Friday to Sunday to maximise pirate availability and went on to regain the record with a staggering 14, 231 assembled on the beach. It was a fun day for all, rounded off brilliantly by a seafront display by RAF aerobatics team The Red Arrows (making their first appearance in Hastings since the 1980s). Now let's see who can beat that record! Regards, David.
Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.