December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.


University of Cambridge May Bumps 2009

Posted in Commercial and PR at 10:53 on 13/06/2009

I should create a new section in my blog called "only in Cambridge"

This week is the week before May Week, the end of term blow out at the University of Cambridge. Pretty frocks and glamorous dinner jackets will be worn, May Balls will be attended and enormous quantities of Pimms and champagne will be drunk. Before May Week gets started though, there's the small matter of the University of Cambridge May Bumps.

While researching the race times on the CUCBC website, I came across a list of the various penalties that have been issued to boat crews this year. The list is hilarious. Here are some of my favourite entries.

Fairly mundane, but fun-sounding:

Christs M1 Excessive Bank Party £15

Churchill M3 Foul and Abusive Language £20

I don't understand this one:

Emma W5 Dropped Bung £15

Does this mean that they started partying before they'd bumped?

Newnham W3 Early Celebration £40

Even Cambridge isn't safe from petty crime:

Boatman stealing Bumps Programme £2.50

My favourite penalties are in the sartorial crimes category:

Christs W2 Inappropriate headgear

Jesus M3 Bad hats 20p each

Pembroke W3 Offensive Leggings