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A Daily Dose by John Byford


‘Get lost!’ – That’s what my boss told me, many moons ago, when working as a photographic assistant in London, -‘It’s the only way you’ll truly discover a place and its people!’

Off the beaten track; armed with Canon and Billingham ready to shoot and capture. The spoils of which are sampled within this exhibition. Is dust my only enemy? – It appears not. We all live in an ever increasing state of paranoia. Professional photographers in pursuit of documenting time with unique flair are no longer regarded as creative but, unjustly, with doubt and suspicion. We are under attack!

Photo of John Byford by Jenny Rushby

This was sound advice indeed (thanks Bossman), so wherever I travel - this is precisely what I do.

The SEAS international festival was the catalyst needed to persuade John to present his long awaited public exhibition, something that he has always been so reluctant to give. “Black/North SEAS is an arts adventure that reveals in story, song and image a vision of Europe drawn from the experiences of the communities that live on its shoreline.” How better to portray our corner of the world than through the camera of a photographer who has passion for the locality and people coursing through his veins. This is apparent not only in his art, but in the relentless manner he encourages the preservation of history whilst

also promoting the importance of embracing future opportunities within Skegness and surrounding areas to residents and visitors alike. John bestowed on me the enviable, but daunting, task of selection and categorisation of the photographic material. This unashamedly became completely self-indulgent! Temptation aside; my goal was to present a cross-section of respectfully honest and glamorously quirky images in comprehensive form, giving candid sampling of John’s style, albeit moderated, (no sex please we’re British) without cauterising the elements essential to building a portrait of the artist himself.

“John Byford Shoots…” – cheeky – I can cope with that – but hang on a minute “…he’ll even shoot your wife?!?” – photographically only of course! Are the subjects of John’s long-term “shoot first ask questions later” mantra ready for this exhibition – who knows? Is Skegness ready for this – yes, yes, yes! Pollyanne Trapmore-Shaw, Photographic Exhibitionist The Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Front cover: 106 - When your chips are down Skegness, Lincolnshire

John Byford - Photographer


1 - Push

3 - Chairlady

5 - Mooove Over

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Birmingham

Skegness, Lincolnshire

27th June 2006 @ 15:59pm

26th February 2008 @ 16:47pm

30th September 2008 @ 22:16pm

Comment: A tonic minimalist! Still

Comment: Absolutely perfect. I love how her eyes follow the sweep of the curve. Colors are spot on. This is Art. Blow it up, frame it, and hang it prominently on a wall of your choosing. Jeff

Comment: Another great underwear shot! :) Susan Rose

2 - On the PULL Skegness, Lincolnshire 17th June 2006 @ 14:52pm Comment: yum - looks so tempting with the condensation on the sides. I love the color, if only the red slushie had a blue spigot! lol. Great shot. Faustina

6 - Web Address Skegness, Lincolnshire 14th October 2008 @ 10:03am

4 - Nelson Skegness, Lincolnshire 9th January 2008 @ 23:44pm Comment: Cocker Spaniel? Very nicely done. John

Comment: I like the jewel-like appearance of this web. I hadn’t thought about its relationship to the vastly slowed housing market! :-) Don

John Byford shoots . . .


7 - Under the Pier

9 - Heaven?

11 - Down to the Waterline

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

9th December 2008 @ 16:27pm

23rd July 2006 @ 16:39pm

16th February 2008 @ 14:18pm

Comment: It’s terrific. i for one am glad there’s nothing HD about it!! Great colour, fascinating detail and... is that a rainbow i see? David

Comment: I like the colours and the perspective. I used to go there sometimes as a child. Stewart Bywater

Comment: Love the composition.. the light..the shadows. Excellent beach image! Marcie

10 - In the footsteps of Bresson

12 - Wave Hello

8 - The Great Escape

Istanbul, Turkey

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Lincoln University

26th March 2009 @ 11:50am

6th August 2007 @ 19:43pm

4th April 2009 @ 17:04pm

Comment: i like that Turkish fashion has reached 1974 :-) a great stairwell; certainly makes for a great shot. i prefer yours too; not as woodenly posed as the figures in his shot. David

Comment: wow. Breathtaking beach shot. And i like how the water “dops out”. Cool post processing! Thomas Mueller

Comment: Quite simple really- I love it. Totally appeals to my graphic sensibilities. Rhys


13 - Guilty Complex? Skegness, Lincolnshire 17th August 2007 @ 17:30pm Comment: One of the biggest events in Skegness for many years happened on 16th August 2007 - the Parade Complex - one the oldest seafront hotels burnt down under mysterious circumstances? A few hours after taking this shot, what was left of the building was demolished forever, ending a piece of Skegness history. John Byford

The day after the night before . . .


14 - Black Label

16 - Ouch!

18 - Wendy Craig

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Bodrum Castle, Turkey

87 Boston, Lincolnshire

10th August 2008 @ 11:57am

28th September 2007 @ 14:37pm

22nd June 2009 @ 12:56pm

Comment: If Carling wishes to advertise on our beaches perhaps they should pay. Great thinking shot. Neil Pimperton

Comment: A wet, autographed cactus (???). Ouch, indeed. Sue

19 - Bullshit! Waterloo, London

17 - Skyvin or Knot 15 - Lucy in the Sky

3rd May 2008 @ 14:47pm

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Waterloo, London

7th January 2008 @ 11:24am

3rd May 2008 @ 11:56am

Comment:

Comment: ha...how many people does this ring true for? certainly does for me :-) Trotsky

Comment: Very nice done en very funny! Never tried LSD, I’m sticking to alcohol too. And in the end almost nothing kills, unless you take too much. Rian

Like it. Composition, colours etc. without spell check wot hope hav they got? Rhys Baker


20 - One day I’m gonna find out

22 - Hook a Duck

24 - Take Shelter

Waterloo, London

Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire

3rd May 2008 @ 14:10pm

25th August 2008 @ 19:12pm

24th February 2008 @ 09:03am

Comment: The line: ‘and the words of the prophets are written on the subways walls’ from the sound of silence spring to mind. Very cool. Rhys Baker

Comment: I’m hooked by your wonderful portraits! Sue

Comment: you’re right they make great subject matter. they remind me of cakes, those really expensive ones that you see in posh patisseries, the ones that you’d never buy, or even if you did you’d never eat them. Just look at them admiringly. Rhys Baker

21 - Waiting for God Skegness, Lincolnshire 18th October 2007 @ 12:10pm Comment: Yes, Jesus is Lord. And there’s really no need for waiting. He is always very near. Susan Rose

23 - Cone Hotline Skegness, Lincolnshire 1st March 2004 @ 11:43am Comment: Excellent image. I like how the orange color of the cone jumps out at you... but it takes a moment to figure out what exactly it’s jumping out from! Andrew

25 - Uniface Lincoln, England 10th October 2008 @ 17:42pm Comment: This short tunnel appears to be holding up the weight of the world. Susan Rose

Something to say . . .


30 - Cottam Fields

Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

28 - A sudden rush of blood to the head

25th August 2008 @ 17:53pm

Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

18th February 2007 @ 15:28pm

Comment: Men, public toilets and cameras are a no go. But on this occasion, it was too good an opportunity to not take the photo. Great image! (is he sniffing his hand?) plasticfantasti

28th August 2008 @ 15:16pm

26th June 2007 15:38pm

Comment: Lovely sky, both in the top and reflected in the puddles. This is a good perspective and perhaps a commentary (intentional or not) on the fields that produce our food, the towers that produce our energy, and how they coexist side by side. Harry

Comment: Good shot! Nice contrasts and colors! Great title :) Osiriums Ventaka

31 - Give us a tune

26 - Scratch & Sniff

27 - Taking the Piss Baker Street, London 19th January 2008 @ 11:45am Comment: Nice industrial design! I can’t really imagine taking a photo in a public toilet... It actually reminds me of carteltoilet.com a fake webcam of the toilet in our local drinking spot pretty funny when you are having a drink with someone, they go to the toilet and you bring up the ‘webcam’ on your phone and laugh when they come out of the loo :-) nick

Comment: Spot on! Rhys 29 - Ejectulation Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire

Cottam Power Station, Nottinghamshire

Skegness Swimming Pool 11th March 2008 @ 09:52am Comment: This is a really weird image- the lighting is amazing, the sky looks like a backdrop, I can see a big finger crashing down on one of the ‘keys’ like something from a Terry Gilliam/Monty Python animation. Good stuff. Rhys Baker


32 - Bronchial Tree

34 - Walk the Line

36 - Space Invader

Gunby, Lincolnshire

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

11th February 2007 @ 16:50pm

10th September 2006 @ 12:02pm

20th September 2008 @ 14:25pm

Comment: I didn’t see the lungs, but I do like the orientation. It helps give the sensation of laying underneath the tree. Very nice details. Thomas

Comment: Hehe, this reminds me of my trip to Canada last year. I saw lots of these “arrangements” and nobody could actually tell me what the meaning is. I am sure there is a reason people do this? To celebrate something perhaps? Anyway, great title!! Heidi

Comment: Huhu... phone home. Anita

33 - The Red Shoes Stamford, Lincolnshire 11th June 2006 @ 18:20pm Comment: love this - the contrasting colours are really effective. It’s always good to see a fresh way of photographing children :) Louise

37 - Life on Skegness Skegness, Lincolnshire 9th March 2008 @ 14:31pm Comment: Which planet is that from? Jeremy

35 - Cos all I want to do is.... Hull 4th August 2006 @ 16:07pm Comment: wicked shot. took me a moment to work out how they were holding the water on to the wall!! O&O

Scene locally . . .


38 - Stella Street

40 - X-factor

42 - Brassed Off

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Old Leake, Lincolnshire

1st April 2009 @ 08:19am

15th July 2006 @ 15:23pm

15th January 2006 @ 16:41pm

Comment: the beer from my country! :) Nissou

Comment: simply stunning. I’d love a photograph of me taken like this! Loti

39 - Put the Boot in

41 - Trus Me

Waddington, Lincolnshire

Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire

17th September 2006 @ 15:23pm

20th July 2008 @ 13:48pm

Comment: Are they a couple of Brussel sprouts I can see? He could at least put a hair net or two on in the interest of food hygiene. If only Tescos/Asda/ Sainsburys knew the origins of their super supermarket food LOL. Its certainly an original fun shot John. Chris Godfrey

Comment: Great shot, although I can’t look at it for too long. The brown water on top of the boot is the most repulsive brown water I have ever seen committed to interloid. Brings a new meaning to ‘put the boot in!’ Stuart Bywater

Comment: where? feels somehow like some ghost towns (resorts) i’ve visited in the past up on the north coast of france. Trotsky

43 - Silly Cow Lincolnshire Wolds 23rd May 2007 @ 12:25pm Comment: This one is off-the-hook funny. It’s also a great advertising shot. You really do nice work! I bet you had to pick up and run to keep from getting slobber all over the lens by the approaching curiosity seeker. :-) Bob


What they’ve said . . . Over my many visits to John’s photo blog I have developed a growing appreciation for John’s talent in capturing “people” pictures. With an unerring ability to sense the “prime moment” he captures the essence of his subject’s personality. John also has a “fine eye” for seeing strong pictorial possibilities in everyday situations. His photos of novel patterns and street scenes filled with action and people speak for themselves. Moonhead photos show a consistently high level of excellence rare in today’s photo blogging. Don D. Wiley Washington DC http://slackwater.my-expressions.com My name is Petra Overbeek Bloem. I live in the Netherlands in a town called Tilburg, which is in the south, nearer to Antwerp than to Amsterdam. On my (almost) daily routine of posting a photo, I always look at the postings of a couple of other participants, one of them being Moonhead. I like Moonhead’s pictures for their sharpness and their vibrant colours. I also like his portraits and street shots because the people on them look honest and real. To me they all look very British, what I like. I would recognise a moonhead portrait immediately, because the horizon isn’t straight. This gives the portrait a nice twist and a signature. I hope to see a lot more pictures of Skegness and its inhabitants in the future. Petra Overbeek Bloem Tilburg, Netherlands http://pobsb.my-expressions.com

I was first attracted to John Byford’s photography by its beautiful boldness - vivid color, strong lines and dramatic selections. His work has visual clarity and emotional impact. If he photographs a leaf, you can bet that it will be memorable. John seeks out action, adventure and interesting faces, both down the street and across the country. His portraits capture real people and their real emotions. I suspect, however, that John was the first to be captured, and his love for people from all walks of life is clearly present in his art. In addition to technical excellence, John displays a sense of humor and an appreciation for those deep levels of beauty found in the common venues of life. Susan Rose Byron, Georgia - USA http://naturally.my-expressions.com John’s work is full of stories about the people, communities and sub-cultures who inhabit our odd, quirky and eccentric little island, but above all else his work is about us all. His work speaks about how complex and at odds life in the UK can be. He doesn’t aim to show us everything, but constructs only fragments or partial views, documenting our customs, landscapes, characters, beliefs, triumphs and failures. Photography is an Art form and Photographers are Artists- they select, record and present us with slices of life that they want us to see. John’s images stand alone by themselves but they are also steeped in memory, dialogue, celebration, anecdotes and sometimes plain ordinariness. His photographs are narratives of who we are and where we are, they speak volumes on a grand scale. Rhys Baker Darlington, Co. Durham http://www.rhysbaker.com


44 - Let’s be Frank

46 - Birol Sari

48 - Waterloo Sunset

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Waterloo, London

14th September 2006 @ 15:35pm

27th March 2009 @ 16:08pm

4th May 2008 @ 15:51pm

Comment: I love all the detail and character in his face. Mike

Comment: Ha! He has the face of a salesman. Susan Rose

Comment: Magnifique composition. Beau portrait, dans un superbe décor. Marie

45 - Ol’ Blue eyes

47 - Modern Boy

Funchal, Island of Madeira

Istanbul Modern

49 - Chimp Banksy

18th April 2006 @ 10:31am

27th March 2009 @ 17:18pm

Waterloo, London

Comment: I keep coming back to this shot, as I am so impressed with the sharpness. This shot and the owl shot are two of my favorites from your blog. Question: was the dog behind some kind of screen, because it seems like his right ear is obscured by something? Eugene

Comment: The eyes framed the way they are is perfect. Pieter

3rd May 2008 @ 14:23pm Comment: Cool! both ways... love it. :o0 Lolly


50 - Henry IV

52 - Too Much TV?

54 - Three Wise Men

Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire

Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire

Spilsby, Lincolnshire

11th June 2006 @ 20:23pm

22nd July 2005 @ 18:21pm

10th September 2007 @ 13:09pm

Comment: Henry is a great looking youngster. His eyes have the baby magic. I’m impressed with the porcelain-like skin tones in this portrait. Fine image. Don

Comment: “Google eyed”! Man, this is brilliant! :-) Yes, definitely too much tv I shall think! (And too much hot chocolate too!) LOL. A very funny image this is! Heidi

Comment: I like this one. It sums up many Spilsby/East Lincs people unpretentious but with lots of character and (as in this case) a real sense of fun. Brilliant shot. John Stephenson

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

53 - Love & Marriage

55 - Laundry Girls

15th September 2008 @ 15:39pm

Thorpe on the Hill, Lincolnshire

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Comment: When this popped into Google reader at first I only got the title with no image, so for a few seconds I wondered what I was about to see... then this appeared! Hot Damn! Rhys Baker

16th June 2007 @ 19:49pm

31st October 2007 @ 14:01pm

Comment: Fascinating story, such intriguing expressions complemented by the viewpoint. David

Comment: Excellent series. Great fun you have good people skills. John Prior

51 - John Lennon

He’ll even shoot your kids . . .


56 - POWER

57 - Jerry Springer

Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

Skegness, Lincolnshire

20th June 2004 @ 19:06pm

11th February 2008 @ 16:20pm

Comment: Wow, nice composition: dark skies, factory, and car -- amazing combo. I like the title of the picture. Eugene

Comment: Holy stop motion batman. This is almost too good. Pete


58 - Let’s GO!

60 - Rare Breed

62 - The hills are alive

Calais, France

Waterloo, London

Shepherd’s Bush, London

18th May 2009 @ 11:35pm

3rd May 2008 @ 13:14pm

19th January 2008 @ 12:44pm

Comment: Real sense of a wide open space. Nice one (and nice matching outfits too!) Milou

Comment: moo nhead. Sue

Comment: This one all fell into place nicely, though I’d like to see it without the van, there’s something about the lady in the wheelchair juxtaposed with Julie Andrews that I find (oddly) appealing. Pete

59 - Two’s Company Skegness, Lincolnshire 19th April 2009 @ 18:26pm Comment: I really like this shot. The deep blue’s of course but also the two chairs have some body language going on - a narrative - very cool. Nik

61 - Football Fight Flag Fen, Peterborough 29th May 2005 @ 12:22pm Comment: This just raises your game. It looks like the real thing and is utterly powerful and disturbing. It is also a very good photograph on the technical level. Jeremy

63 - Ticky Tacky Horncastle, Lincolnshire 18th June 2009 @ 11:15am Comment: Excellent, telephone boxes as rubbish bookends. Rhys Baker

He’ll even shoot your dog . . .


64 - Reserved Area!

66 - Millenniums Hence

68 - Made in England

Waterloo, London

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Spilsby, Lincolnshire

4th May 2008 @ 15:28pm

20th September 2008 @ 12:54pm

5th April 2007 @ 11:20am

Comment: What a beauty! Rian

Comment: Excellent image, great to see this modern miracle. I have a friend with a similar prosthesis and you would never realize it. Fascinating capture. John Maslowski

Comment: Distinctly English. I like the composition in this frame - the shadow figure is cool. LWS

65 - Fun Shine Andalucía, Spain 11th October 2006 @ 18:02pm Comment: I’ve got one quite similar of a London phonebox, but it has more of an adult theme! Nice shot! :) Stuart

67 - Give it up for Phil London Underground 18th January 2008 @ 10:43am Comment: OK, I get it........ Pieter

69 - Cross-eyed in Canterbury Canterbury, Kent 26th October 2004 @ 16:59pm Comment: interesting imagery with the crucifix in the eye and i love the brilliant colours... great site by the way, i’m glad i stumbled across it. Skevbo


70 - Seeing Red

72 - The Four SEASons

74 - Spirit Horse

Gunby, Lincolnshire

Istanbul, Turkey

Skegness, Lincolnshire

9th April 2007 @ 09:52am

25th March 2009 @ 10:55am

24th June 2006 @ 15:21pm

Comment: Lovely stuff. A blaze of colour and quite a scent about it. Milou

Comment: that is a great shot !!

Comment: whoa!!! This instantly captures attention, though i fail to interpret the expression. Brilliant shot anyways. Inturn

71 - Red Heat

73 - Stan the Man

Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire

Winthorpe, Lincolnshire

26th March 2007 @ 09:37am

21st June 2006 @ 14:21pm

Comment: I like this photograph - the composition of course - that hot pink with the darker splatters and the way it is offset by the distressed floor. cool!!! Nik

Comment: I L-U-V this one, John. My kinda graphics-type shot. Superb! Donna Lee Michas

Petra

75 - Going Dutch Skegness, Lincolnshire 15th November 2006 @ 16:07pm Comment: she looks not that happy... what did you do ? Rea

He’ll shoot for England . . .


76 - Alive and in Skegness

78 - Suitcases

80 - Taste the Pain

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Istanbul, Turkey

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

27th July 2008 @ 16:43pm

25th March 2009 @ 11:51am

22nd July 2007 @ 20:44pm

Comment: Wow! Elvis is alive. Mark

Comment: ok. just assume, i’m a fan of your style. ... another really nice photograph. Sirin

Comment: I can’t imagine how that feels...and am not anxious to find out! :-) Wonderful expression. I like the close in shot for maximum detail and impact. Well done. Don

77 - The King and me Skegness, Lincolnshire 28th October 2006 @ 18:37pm Comment: Has got a very cheeky grin. Essex girls just love him. He can step on my Blue suede shoes anytime (well white stiletos). Go and see him. Never heard anyone sound so much like the King himself. Mandy

79 - Professor Egg Skegness, Lincolnshire 19th July 2006 @ 09:23am Comment: Wow. A great portrait. I would have known that he was a professor without seeing the title. Jamie


81 - Gone Fishing

83 - Brian’s guide to Modern Art

85 - Pipe of Peace - Man

Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

Waterloo, London

Istanbul, Turkey

4th May 2007 @ 12:18pm

3rd May 2008 @ 10:54am

25th March 2009 @ 15:43pm

Comment: Such a fine picture! Hope you will give him a print! He matches so well with the background (and here I do not mean the color, but the fishing stuff.. he just belongs to such a surrounding!) Heidi

Comment: Absolutely perfect! Excellent! This is a great “decisive moment” :) Andre

Comment: Good Shit man. Chris

82 - Lap it Up Skegness, Lincolnshire 14th August 2007 @ 16:06pm

86 - I wanna kiss the Bride – NOT 84 - Raise an Eyebrow

Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Skegness, Lincolnshire

21st June 2008 @ 14:56pm

10th February 2009 @ 09:33am

Comment: Brilliant. Easily my photo of the day. Not one, presumably, for the album! LWS

Comment: Your portraits are superb - who’s the model? Craig

Comment: This image is stunning. You have captured her life story in a single click. Craig

He’ll even shoot your wife . . .


87 - A Jolly Rogering

89 - Black Box

91 - The Deep

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Finchley Road, London

Hull

14th May 2009 @ 16:05pm

18th January 2008 @ 10:49am

4th August 2006 @ 17:43pm

Comment: Are they really still using this character in Skegness, after all those years? Mark

Comment: Cool. O&O

Comment: nice colours dude. has a retro futuristic feel like a set from a cheesy 1960s space movie... John Marquess

88 - Jolly Skegness, Lincolnshire 14th May 2009 @ 16:49pm Comment: Great capture, always wondered what the Jolly Fisherman did on his days off :) Chris Schubert

90 - Runaway RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire 5th July 2009 @ 16:35pm Comment: Fantastic shot, so strong and vibrant, love the textures. Definitely one of my all time favs this one. Chris Schubert

92 - A Close Shave Hull 4th August 2006 @ 17:57pm Comment: Well lets face it - your not about to start adjusting this stuff to make a perfect tunnel. Its a good effort and effect. Nice work. Pete


93 - Skegness is so Blazing Grande Parade, Skegness 17th August 2007 @ 01:28am Comment: this is an awesome picture John. You should be well chuffed ‘cos everyone’s talking about it. James Gilbert – East Lindsey District Council Hi John. What a very dramatic image but also a very sad scene for your town. A million times worse if anyone had been injured or killed so something positive. Speak soon. Chris Godfrey I saw this on the local news today and wondered whether there would be something from you when I checked my feeds tonight. Seems an awful shame. Glad no one was hurt. A really nice composition of a dramatic subject. Jamie A brilliant capture - beautifully controlled exposure, and a good helping of local knowledge to capture the fountain as a great foreground. Excellent. Pete Stunning, while scary at the same time. Terrific shot. Mike What’s the story of the guy here - reminds me of Nero fiddling while Rome burns! David


94 - Blinding

96 - Fairy Dell

Lincoln, England - 18th July 2008 @ 15:22pm

Skegness, Lincolnshire - 29th May 2006 @ 12:01pm

Comment: I’m glad you told us what it is. My best guess was a Dalek. Lovely abstract, but it must have been difficult to photograph from that angle. Jon Claremont

Comment: How cool is this?! Very:-) I don’t know what it is, but I love it. Sherrie 97 - Between the Lines

95 - Battleship Galactica

Skegness, Lincolnshire - 9th December 2008 @ 16:14pm

Spilsby, Lincolnshire - 6th March 2007 @ 13:54pm

Comment: Did a scan of thumbnails with abstract tags and spotted this knowing you were the author! - awesome shot, love the colour. Rhys Baker

Comment: Great abstract shot! I had to read what it was for the image to make sense. I like the warm tones in the background. Maylis


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98 - Give your eyes a grilling Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire 20th September 2008 @ 16:06pm Comment: This is why I keep checking on your site. Amazing! Susan Rose

99 - Hidden Faces Skegness, Lincolnshire 5th June 2005 @ 16:12pm Comment: It’s amazing but what the fu*k is it? Jeremy


100 - Pix-elate Skegness, Lincolnshire 6th April 2008 @ 16:19pm Comment: Excellent. Is this the big disco ball in Blackpool? Rhys

101 - I Love Toast & Jam My kitchen! - Skegness 4th October 2008 @ 12:33pm Comment: “Two paisley toasts in love with each other’s jam and butter.” Maybe you should warn them about cholesterol. Susan Rose


102 - Take Shelter Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire 20th March 2007 @ 15:53pm Comment: I just love this!! This is exactly the sort of image that would have attracted me too! Fab sky, fab light, nice compositional lines throughout. Maylis

103 - 11:11 Skegness, Lincolnshire 17th August 2007 @ 11:11am Comment: All of the fire images are great, especially the orange one, but this one is my favorite, an awesome array of colors and contrast with the human element crossing in front of the destruction. fakeplastic


104 - Wheels within Wheels Skegness, Lincolnshire 25th April 2009 @ 18:42pm Comment: Oh Lord! This is magnificent, such a great shot. Rhys Baker

105 - Where’s Wally? Skegness, Lincolnshire 29th July 2006 @ 20:47pm Comment: I found her! ha ha very “Where’s Waldo” - I love the guy in the yellow shirt with the huge gap toothed grin, wonderful that you got people to participate. I can see at least 4 people taking pics right back at ya too! Oh and one guy filming you. Deano


I’ll shoot anything. . .

All images © John Byford 2009 To all my TARGETS – Thank you [especially Jayne, Gemma, Hannah & Zara X].

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