Well, I've done it! I've moved from Northampton to Houghton-le-Spring - between Durham and Washington. Over the last year I've stopped doing weddings and most print-on-site events to concentrate on commercial work. I am especially excited about the possibility of using some of the fantastic locations around here - Bamburgh, with it's wonderful beaches with the castle in the background, Alnwick (used in many films including some of the Harry Potter series), Hadrian's Wall, and Barnard Castle, where the Bowes Museum is described as a French Chateau in the North of England. If you want something grittier and more industrial, how about the Tees Transporter Bridge, or the High Level bridge in Newcastle. Just watch "Get Carter" to get a feel of what can be done, although the beaches have been cleaned up since then! Beamish Museum could be used for period scenes, and there are lots of lovely little streets in Durham, Newcastle and the other towns. Oh, by the way, the tree by the wall where Robin Hood defended a boy in "Prince of Thieves" - supposed to be somewhere between Dover and Nottingham - is actually at Sycamore Gap, on Hadrian's Wall in the Northumbria National Park.
But these are only the most well-known landmarks - there are loads of others that are not so well known outside the area.
This, for example, is Roker Harbour, snapped on my iPhone in early January, when I just happened to be passing. There are loads of other impressive views.
Why not call me on 07785 342261 for a chat?