Here at Time Freezer we love the North East, I mean it’s hard not too with so many incredible places on our doorstep. We’re committed to supporting other local buisnesses and this year we’ve taken it a step further by supporting Grass Roots Football and sponsering the Whitley Bay Sporting Club U7s.
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At Time Freezer we love the environment, I mean after all it’s what we photograph! We’ve always tried to do our bit to look after it, from eco friendly carrier bags to the recycled packaging we send out your orders in. This year we’ve decided to go one step further and try and give something back. So we’ve teamed up with More Trees. An incredible charity setup with the aim of planting a billion trees worldwide.
We’ve integrated them into our website so from now on, for every order we receive (no matter how big or small) we’ll plant one tree on your behalf as a thank you. You’ll receive an email with a certificate and will be able to feel good about shopping consciously knowing you’ve helped give a little something back to the world.
You can keep an eye on the Time Freezer Forest through our widget at the bottom of the site and watch it grow throughout the year.
The 2021 and 9th edition of the Heart Series comes from Low Hauxley and it’s magnificent view over to Coquet Island. The incredible 7000 year old ancient forest uncovered at Low Hauxley set against a backdrop of the much loved Coquet Island provides just a taste of what makes Northumberland so great.
In August 2020 we made the decision to close the doors to the gallery for the final time, its the end of a era and not a decision that was easy to make however given the Corona Virus Pandemic the passing trade had become almost nil and although our amazing and loyal customers were still coming to visit it just wasn’t quite enough to sustain the overheads involved with running a business in the city centre. We’ll still be trading 24/7 online, working from the home studio to get everything out to you promptly. We’ll also be (restrictions permitting) be trading weekly at Tynemouth Market every Saturday and Sunday as well as our annual shows, fairs and exhibitions such as living north, St James park, Victorian Christmas etc etc. We hope to see you all again very soon.
In June 2020 we were contacted by North Tyneside General hospital (or Rake Lane if you’re local) to ask if we would like to supply local images for the refurbed cafe. YES OF COURSE was the answer. As this is my local hospital and I’ve spent more time than most in this place (I’m very accident prone and a type 1 diabetic) and always admired the work of local artists and photographers that adorns the walls in waiting rooms and corridors. It was a great privilege to be asked to join those names and have my work up in the hospital. There are 9 local images from Tynemouth to Newcastle about A2 in size and they look fantastic. Due to Covid 19 there is still a very limited number of visitors allowed to the hospital so I haven’t been able to get in and see them myself but here’s a few shots I was sent after they went up. There will be an official launch later in the year when things have settled down so I’ll update the post then.
In March 2020 a worldwide pandemic named Covid 19 brought the world to a standstill. Governments were forced to put countries into lockdown to protect there citizens and the North Eastern City of Newcastle Upon Tyne was just one of them. Home to our gallery we which we were forced to close, the city streets fell silent, next to nobody was outside and traffic was minimal. On occasion I needed to visit my gallery in order to get things that enabled me to continue working from home. It is was on these occasions that I took a little wonder only a few hundred metres from the gallery to shoot some of these amazing images. As a photographer it is very rare to get these kind of shots, sure you can wonder the streets at 4a.m. in the summer months and not see a sole but the cars would still be parked on the side of the road.
Now in it’s 8th Year the latest addition to the Heart Series is release February 1st. What started as a one off from Dunstanburgh has become a yearly Valentines Day Challenge. Each of these images as a naturally formed heart shape within it at an iconic North East location. These natural shapes are becoming a little harder to find these days and this years addition ‘Heart of an Angel’ makes use of the local foliage to provide the symbol of love.
If you’ve spent time with a loved one or have fond memories of any of these locations the Heart series could be the perfect gift for you.
If you’re staying in any of the cities top hotels you will no doubt have seen the hardbacked Kingfischer city guide in your room. These guides give a great insight into the region and what to do while you’re here. We didn’t make the cover this year but once again the guide is filled with some of our top images to show off the region, great to see Time Freezer Jnr in print in this shot of the Angel. You can see the online version here
What a start to the year, I decided this year to take a little more time off than I normally would to spend some time with my partner and our kids and to just relax a bit more after the busy couple of months prior. So I’ve been a little slow starting up this year but to kick it off we’ve just been selected as a feature for the February edition of Living North Magazine.
This year we’ll be attending the St James Park Festive Fayre at the one and only St James Park on 16th &17th November. If you would like a complimentary ticket pop into the gallery before then and we’ll sort you out.