January 2010

Lee Townend snoworks Image for sponsors

Courchevel 1650 Lee Townend Snoworks Image for sponsors

This month snow arrived by the bucket load here in The French Alps and everyone wanted powder shots!!

'early morning lesson on the magic carpet'

I’ve had some fantastic days on the mountain with a diverse range of clientele from ski instructors needing shots for their sponsors, corporate groups and families with amazingly good 3.5 year old skiers!! (Christian). I have made some fantastic images, It’s been an exciting month. Here are a couple of my favorites! to see more go to recent events at www.dynamicskipictures.com

'homemade cake for 300 guests'

Things to look forward to in 2010
I am working on a cook book with my parents it is going to be a celebration of their long careers in the banqueting industry. It will show the development of cooking through the last few decades and it is full of all sorts of images and recipe’s. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with them and it has made me appreciate  how hard they have worked. They are well-known in the industry as been among the best mass caterers in the UK and I hope the book and my images do them justice!!

It has been such an experience collating images for a publication I have loved the work so I am looking forward to doing much more book illustration work for other publishers in the very near future! Check out The Baldwin’s Omega Sheffield web site for more details on my parents restaurant. The book launch is in September. I can’t wait to see the finished article there will be more on this later in the year but here is a taster of an image from the book it will be accompanied by a recipe for very tasty cake!

2010’s Epic Charity Challenge
I have spent a long time during January organising an epic challenge for 2010. I am organising a sponsored event in April with a group of friends. We have set the challenge of VAL THORENS to VAL D’ISÈRE. An off piste ski tour over two days (usually a three-day trip) we will have to go hard to reach are target but I am sure the thought of benefiting our two chosen charities, Disability Snowsports UK and Raleigh International, will keep us all going; although I had my first serious training session today and I have just realised the size of the task we have set ourselves!! More about this coming in a special blog soon….

February has got off to a fantastic start can’t wait t tell you all about it already!!! Have a good month!!

Polly