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SO as the last difficult 5 years have rolled by,

coping with personal family loss ,

terrifying threat to life from Cancer, 

recovery and new beginning

new chapters of creative works are emerging 


so all of this is new and a great challenge 

see a few samples of our new directions


(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) news Mon, 17 Jul 2023 10:56:03 GMT
360° Immersive videos and panoramas @ RWCS RWCS Photographics work has been developing at breakneck speed lately. You can see from the new image sets that we have been branching out over the last 6 months, firstly we have been shooting large format panoramic images and now we are building a new body of work with 360° Immersive videos and panoramas over the summer of this year.


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We also have won new exciting commercial project work with Spherical Videography and panoramas for the Defence industry, so thinsg are really on the move.

360 Immersive  photography / videography involves stitching a series of images together to create an entire 360 sphere that with the right software can be converted into an interactive movie.

It's also possible to link one movie to another in order to create a virtual tour with hot spots and add music, narration, video, text, expandable maps, and animated radars that turn in the direction the movie is pointed.

Facebook and Youtube are now supporting  360° Immersive video mp4 as native format upload so this  is an exciting time to be at work with this leading edge media.

We’ll keep you posted as news on this work develops.

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) 360° Immersive and panoramas videos Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:02:44 GMT
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After the Brighton Festival is good time to see what has changed on the street art scene in Brighton . Very offten paint is dropped as part of the festival [ see the parrot mural above ]  which triggers others to update and change the piecses or regular haunts : Trafalgar Lane is still everchanging  : the regulars are all at work with SNUB's new geometric style in evidence.

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Sometimes, crying shame ...  really good work is overpainted and its not always the case that better work is replaces the old.
Have look through our archives for work dadting back to 2008 on a number of locations : great pieces have no surety or resilience but it all adds to the dynamics of the street art scene.

RWCS Graffiti Archive

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) brighton festival brighton street art 2016 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:25:47 GMT
Well 2015 Draws to close ... And what was new at RWCS Photographics ? Well 2015 a bit of change year at RWCS .... full of tipping points as I started to pay more attention to the new technology which has been flying around .. having made the expensive investment to move to Nikon in 2009, in 2015 maybe it was time to see and experiment and find out  what the tech landscape was offering up.

First the acquisition of the "go pro" in 2014 .. useful but ultimately frustrating as the camera jiggle on John Davies helicopter meant we really needed to use a very expensive gimbal... so no real benefit to shooting useful video footage on a mobile platform .. useful but not a big thing for me 

Then the story of the EVF Sony Nex 7 .. nice camera to add to the kit and it has been used with a kit lens when the big nikons are just too big to lump around..  The BIG tipping point for use and flexibility was using a GREAT bit of kit ... the metabonexs speedbooster See 

This wicked thing has allowed me to use all of my nikon glass on the Sony using the focus peaking feature .. brilliant ... many many times with the Nikon full frame 14 - 24  mm working really well ..... but only really useful for landscapes when lugging a nikon D3X is a no no  but kicks ass as they say 


So SONY mirrorless and the 4/3 rds sensors ( the Nex 7 is now well worn and well used ... good buy  ) but what else from Sony ?  ...
The trigger  the number of times I started to stop and use my mobile phone was another tipping  point .. it got me thinking about how to use the mobile as trigger  and composition device ..  I looked at the Sony QX30 but was not really sold on it  .. then bingo .....  Sony release the QX-1 ..  meaning I can use the metabones adapter. .. nope no focus peaking .. so QX1-Plus the Sony wide angle Sony SEL1018 10-18mm F4 OSS E-mount Wide Zoom Lens as the next kit acquisition  ..... Wow ... that kicked it .... wicked lens ....  and when up on a monopod ... phenomenal pictures .. this is the result  WEST MERSEA-WEST MERSEA-

And then I started to use it in concert venues with other stock sony lenses ... BOOM ... suddenly this 250 pound lens camera starts to get pictures when I have never succeeded...  until now ... with the low light iso capacity and its discreet  size .... Now  means it is now in "my always carry kit " bag ... and  just look at these examples..... all hand held and composed on the mobile phone !


and then at at least 3 others the latest being Status Quo 

So my Sony adventures have really changed the capture pattern ... with good pictures  now flying off a Motorala LG4 connected to the qx1 most of the time . The Nikons still get used but now only when I need the big stuff speed and precision or ultimate control  ..

so come on Nikon give me a mirrorless full frame to use my all f lenses on before I run off and by a Sony A7R II as well  ....  

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) LG LG4 QX1 Sony mirrorless Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:12:55 GMT
Ros Daly retires as Postmistress Cowfold Cowfold Post Office Closes & Postmistress Ros Daly retires after 27 years at the centre of Cowfold village hub.

Sadly the post office at Cowfold run by Ros & Craig Daly is now closing due to Ros’s retirement on Friday 7th August. Over 50 Cowfold villagers gathered to wish her well and present a collection of over £860 pounds raised by customers and friends. They also presented a bottle of vintage champagne, cut a celebratory “Post Office” cake, to mark the passing of a considerable piece of Cowfold village life which has served the local community since 1988.

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:49:53 GMT
Overpainting ... Great Graffiti ruined and the law of the Street Art Jungle Overpainting  ... Great Graffiti ruined and the law of the Street Art Jungle 

Sometimes it is a just a good thing for change and then it's a wanton act of jealousy and mindless vandalism. Even established works by MISHA are just screwed by the "NOOBS"   ... by the NOOBS who have no real idea  ..   judge for yourself !

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As some may know we document & record  Graffiti in Brighton  [ and elsewhere ] but yesterday its was shock to see good work ruined by noobs and then also some stupid taggers who  just vandalise good work .

If you belong to the old Heavy Artillery Crew and are local "street art names" like SNUB  AROE  MSK GARY   ... you might be safe but if you come and paint in Brighton .... [ its the same elsewhere ? ]...  you stand little chance sometimes of your work lasting more than a few weeks. The awesome" THATCHINATOR " lasted just two weeks in 2013...  

In  July I was watching and chatting with Nathan Evans just two weeks ago as he worked on a quick piece of work .. which has now been needlessly ruined by taggers and poor work ..

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Sometimes [PHEW] you can see crews working thoughtfully and some of the good artists are alive to "cool" changes  but the idiot taggers needs help and guidance ... or shooting

Nice example here from TRAFALGAR LANE .... 

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Let's see how long this one stays [see below] and if the local " tag noobs"  repect good work

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(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) AROE Brighton GARY MSK Photographs RWCS SNUB Urban exploration graffiti vandalism news street art Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:42:41 GMT
Wall Art Canvas Pictures : Thoughts and Musings More Big Prints onto the wall ... 

Fact : Putting photos on Instagram and Facebook may lead to a bounty of comments and likes from friends, but let’s be honest, you can’t frame a photo on your computer and meticulously place it on the wall.

Sometimes you want a physical copy of photographic endeavor – especially if you’re shooting with a high-end cameras. RWCS Photographics have specialised in large format printing for photos that need a little extra space. Our Large canvas print blocks are perfect for high-resolution photos, corporate installations or simply filling that two-storey loft wall you’ve had trouble decorating.

Just that situation happened with one of our customers Tony Burnett  who also sourced a custom image from RWCS Picture Stock . He had specific requirements for personalising the image from Brighton [ Brighton-Brighton- ] and then having it printed to a custom size  ..  4.5 ft by 1 ft. . We also were able to give Tony a new large format product which features a canvas “ Crystalline Canvas from Breathing Color UK  and our high resolution canvas glued picture block .

Crystalline is an OBA free fine art inkjet canvas available in both Satin and Gloss finishes that looks amazing straight off the machine; incredible detail, stunning colour and rich dark blacks. The finished result was a real surprise and he was quote “knocked over” by the quality.

So have think and take a bit of a step back when you see “THAT IMAGE” : it might just be time to get a “knock out” big picture onto your wall. 



(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Crystalline Canvas from Breathing Color UK Photographs RWCS big wide format prints Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:50:30 GMT
New RWCS Archives & Collections break cover ... New Collections and Image Archives for 2015

The digital collection at RWCS dates back to 2001 and the old Film stock wanders back to 1976 :  So now it transpires that many of these photographs and digital images are a great archival source of  Screen print re-work and a very interesting source of unique /intruiging patterns shapes and textures.

So as these two, new for 2015, collections are published, they will continue to grow from us sifting thru' and reproducing those photographs we think merit publication, and then we'll keep all informed as the work progresses.

First up : Screen Print Collection

These are a series of new " screen print styles" images ready for wide format printing, each available to order and browse on the RWCS website  each one has a different screen process applied, each being dependent on the image and then collectively will form an eclectic mix of images for our customers to browse and view.

See below as an example of the changes to a SCREEN PRINT : Whitstable Harbour



Second up : Texture , Pattern and Surface Collection

These are a series of "Image Swatches " as a series of random texture/ pattern all in in square proportion, each viewable to browse again on on the RWCS website,  each one is an abstracted  high resolution digital image , as an eclectic source of images for our customers to browse and view and buy / download.

See below as an example of the changes to a TEXTURE : SURFACE : PATTERN SWATCH  :



(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Photographs RWCS big news Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:19:36 GMT
NEW DISCWORLD GRAFFITI tributes to TERRY PRATCHET 2015: Brick Lane Jim Vision and Dr Zadok’s painted memorials to the fantasy author, who sadly passed away last month have now appeared in Bristol and London, featuring some of his most beloved characters. One of the artworks is located on Code Street in London's East End, near to where Brick Lane meets Sclater Street, and features both the author and characters from his Discworld series of novels. Making sure Pratchett’s legacy lives on, the colourful street art features the author’s face surrounded by the wacky characters from his Discworld series.

Our most recent archival work now includes these  new DISCWORLD GRAFFITI tributes to TERRY PRATCHET 2015 in at the end of Code Street with a Massive panoramic shot of the whole art piece.

Pillow Cinema : Former Shoreditch Underground STation
‎7 Code Street London E1 5ER

Brick Lane and Sclater Street are just two of the key places to see good street art in the city of London .

Any visitor to the city wanting to find a high quality selection of street art need look no further than Spitalfields in and around the Brick Lane area. Street Crews and Artists from all over the world and the UK come here to paint, safe in the knowledge that they will get an appreciative audience and a wide appeal.

Over the last 10 years or so, RWCS have always been watching the graffiti in the street as it changes & morphs over time. This year we are looking in more detail at the good street work from artists around across a number of city locations.See these links for London, Brighton, Bristol, Paris. Some of the crews and artists have been around the scene for many years with talented newbies also showing their hands. We look in particular for striking work and apply an image abstraction and portrayal process which is designed to really emphasise the quality of the painting & artwork which is often ignored by the majority. Please see here a RWCS finished example http:/​/​www.​rwcs-​photographics.​com/​brighton-​street-​art/​


(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) RWCS Urban exploration binky discworld lane luggare mort pound pratchet rincewind spitalfileds terry Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:31:47 GMT
LAMBS and the fight to save West Sussex:RWCS donates "free to use" picture licenses LAMBS : Locals Against Mayfields' Building Sprawl

Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl is an action group that has been formed from residents who live and work in the Wineham and Sayers Common area which is being pushed by Mayfield Market Towns Limited (Mayfield) as being suitable for a new town incorporating 10,000 new houses. We all strongly believe that the area is completely unsuitable for the proposed development, and are promoting this view to all local residents and the wider community.Mayfields’ new town “not required” says Government Inspector  examining Horsham’s District Plan has said that Mayfield Market Towns is “not required” and he has directed the Council to concentrate on other sites.

Just before Christmas of last year Rob Wilson of RWCS met with the local group who are actively fighting this rapacious development in our area   : Namely Mayfields : Such is the threat of 10,000  .... yes 10,000 houses ...  being touted by  American funded property developers.  To that end that all the local photographic stock which I have, now can be used support this local action group and is now available to them under  "free to use" license terms: The thought of this needless and totally brazen attempt to ignore local planning needs is being fought on all fronts : we are doing our bit to support Lambs and to protect our local rural landscape.


RWCS On The BridgeRWCS On The BridgeOn the Bridge is time location project where we are shooting a series of recurring locations at different times of the year : some times only a week apart other more than 6 months : The project being used to create a new stock of work where Winter, Spring , Summer & Autumn show the differing weather , events and water courses from three bridges.

The RWCS  " On the Bridgeproject  from 3 years ago is right in the middle of this contested location  so all of that work is being used for the report and for the Christmas Greetings  Message to supporters

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The LAMBS annual  report also now features a number of these :  see links to report here

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On the bridge



(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:35:58 GMT
RWCS raises £1600 for ST Barnabas Hospice Worthing A little bit of cheer in darkest January : We had a lovely letter and print plaque from St Barnabas Hospice
Last Year we gave a series of 1965 Formula One at Silverstone Black and White Photographic Prints to the charity to help them raise money. Maggie Zairns of St Barnabas worked hard to get them ready for auction and a good sum was raised.

Neil Francis the Community Fundraising Manager sent me the good news this week

And we got £1600+ for  this years versions with the Jim Clark / John Surtees / Graham Hill  ones raising a large chunk of donations

For 2015 we'll add some more to the RWCS Photographs for Charity so we can again help the hospice

Rob and the Team

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Car Charity Classic Motorsport Photographs RWCS Speed Sport news Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:46:19 GMT
JX : The URBEX Print Collection URBEX  : Urban exploration is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.   " Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time "

Over the last year RWCS Photographics  have been collaborating with a local URBEX photographer  J**** X who had struggled to get proper and professional prints made of his URBEX work.  So over the last year some 45 + prints  all mounted using the RWCS print block format have been carefully produced and now form JX's private collection hung on the walls of his house in Sussex

Urban decay photography is the form of photography that deals with the techniques of taking pictures of deserted buildings. Although the buildings have been abandoned for more than a few years or more, the expert photographers make them look absolutely stunning. After all, the magic of great photography is to make an ordinary building come to life and to expose its hidden beauty and its unique interesting qualities.

Left long enough to the will of nature, most man-made environments will eventually fall into disrepair. For an urban decay photographer there is a wealth of interest - and even beauty - to be found in the different ways these decrepit structures take on lives of their own.

It's essentially the art of capturing beautiful photographs of a subject that is inherently not beautiful, and - for those of us who live near a urban environment  - it can be an easy form of photography to explore.

Our own URBEX photographics work is also based on my long time historical industrial / rural decay work : you can see and find here

in RWCS Urban and Rural Decay  


Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (exploring drains), urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking.

The nature of this activity presents various risks, including both physical danger and the possibility of arrest and punishment.

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Copyright Robin Wilson 2014 URBEX URBEX urban decay photographer Urban Urban exploration Urban infiltration abandoned ruins decay decrepit structures deserted buildings disrepair exploration fall into man-made of photography structures Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:05:23 GMT
The Big Bike Picture Story @ Haven Motors The Big Bike Picture Story

Well at RWCS we have been cracking on with the big format prints this year, first with gigantic aerial photograph wallpapers , see our blog  re Helifly > and now with the biggest KTM motorcycle picture yet.

This one is a specially commissioned graphic piece for Stephen Surrey, motorcycle enthusiast & local entrepreneur of Haven Motors. It's a full color 10 feet by 8 feet print of SS riding his beloved KTM RC8 at a motorcycle track day in Italy. This impressive print is in fact a series of sequential prints as hung banners, custom wall mounted at Haven Motors Plummer’s Plain , < at Stephen’s  Motor Car dealership >.  Stephen  commented, “ I’m really delighted at the impact of the banner print : its visually outstanding and certainly gets our customers talking, it’s a first class and innovative creative effort from RWCS, I am well pleased “

So if you fancy a big print of your favourite car or motorcycle , give us a call and we can see what we can create next!

Rob W    

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Big KTM Motorsport Print: RC8 Speed big format haven large motorcycle motors prints Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:25:41 GMT
The "Big Picture" at Helifly Office Shoreham Airport The official RWCS Photographics News Blog 
The "Big Picture" at Helifly Office Shoreham Airport
Our biggest print to date for John Davies @ Helifly  measures 16 feet x 6 feet . 
It features one our shots, taken on a photoshoot commissioned by Helifly  from the helicopter back in December, on a cold winters
day when it wasn't raining! Yes I was shooting with rear door off and hanging out of the 'copter with the safety harness on. 
The print is on special photoTex self adhesive vinyl print paper especially purchased for the wall at the airport office :  eight  600 mm width lengths each as individual  2' x 6' 6" rolls were run out of our wide format Epson printer . They took all day to print  as full Adobe RGB high color prints and the result on the wall is fantastic.
Now ...  Is this the biggest print of "Brighton Sea Front" we ask ?
If you'd like to know more then give us a call and we can create the big picture for your office wall as well 
Rob W 
(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) airport big heleifly print shoreham wall Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:23:27 GMT
Some really good news : Dominic Young appointed as CEO of the Copyright Hub


Some really good news : hard work is paying off : Dominic Young appointed as CEO of the Copyright Hub


on two core groups

1: Images and Metadata  : Code of Practice

Following a public consultation on the draft Code of Practice on Creating and Retaining Metadata in Images, the workstream has published the final Code of Practice. The Code of Practice retains the broad principles outlined in the draft, thereby leaving scope for companies to develop their own plans for how these principles could be implemented. ‘How to’ guides and example implementation plans will be developed and made available.

and  2 : The Data Building Blocks Committee

In particular our time on the first group < Code of Practice for Images >  has created a really excellent code of practice and I am delighted that one of  my fellow group members has now been appointed as the new CEO

Dominic Young appointed as CEO of the Copyright Hub 7 November 2013

The Copyright Hub Launch Group (CHLG) and the Copyright Licensing Steering Group (CLSG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Young as CEO of the Copyright Hub, starting 1 December 2013.

Dominic is taking over from Dr Ros Lynch, Director of the Copyright Licensing Coordination Office (CLCO), who is returning to the civil service having provided a stellar contribution in managing the successful implementation and development of the Copyright Hub over the past year.

Dominic’s role as CEO will include responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Copyright Hub Limited, working to ensure that the Copyright Hub Board’s short and long-term plans are implemented, and to lead, in conjunction with the Board, the development of the Copyright Hub over the coming year.

Dominic’s wealth of experience is set to take the Copyright Hub to the next level. Since 2011, Dominic, has been providing consultancy on copyright, public affairs, identification and analysis of possible investment, to a range of clients as well as developing his own projects and acting as a non-executive director for a number of start-up companies.
Previously, Dominic held a number of senior positions within News Corporation, latterly spearheading projects and initiatives to transform the economic environment for the media online.

His previous strategic and operational roles included strategy and product development for the group, oversight of intellectual property management, licensing and syndication, content management and group-wide content licensing negotiations. He is a previous chairman of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (now NLA media access) andhas also helped set up and steer a number of industry initiatives and bodies as well as conducting a number of major rights negotiations on behalf of the news industry.

really positive news !!!!!

Rob W 


(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:25:34 GMT
Back to My Roots in South Wales For once I had time on a family visit back to South Wales to wander back to my old haunts and look one of  my "roots" pastimes of taking photographs. Back in the late 70's I used to trawl around the valleys and take black and white photographs of the collieries and the coal industry.

Jayne's  dad worked all his life down the  Hafodyrynys & Glyntillery Pit and then Celynen North. The images of the surface working were so evocative and now it seems so strange that the landscape is missing these critical landmarks.   Only Penallta's headgear seem to show what it all used to look like as Big Pit is so tidy and tourist friendly. All the pits I took pictures of were absolutely  cluttered and chaotic when they were being worked.   I also found it strange for the first time that my Welsh homeland no longer looked like it used to, as I remember it,  with all the valley roads improved and using the the old railways, it was really strange to drive through. 

Enjoy the old and the new pictures 

Rob W 




(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Collieries Glyn Glyntillery Hafodyrynys Heritage Photographs Pit Pits RWCS Rob South Wilson wales Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:23:40 GMT
Hare n Hounds Beer Festival

So once again we strolled along to the Hare N Hounds and once  after a while I seemed to have the "yips" or "camera shake" occur  .. and it got steadily worse during the day ?  So very strange .. normally my pics are pin-sharp but where beer comes into play things go awry n' pear shaped .. another great day good beer, good food and great company 




(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Beer Cowfold Festival Photgraphs Pub RWCS-Photographics beer event events rob rwcs summer sussex west wilson Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:56:47 GMT
News for May & June 2013 Well, the last 3 months have proved to be busy and very engaging 

A long trip and very busy road trip to North East of England an then  the very north west of Scotland  provided wonderful new landscapes and extraordinary weather views scenes : Sun Snow Mist  Rain  Frost Fog : You name it we had the 4 seasons almost everyday. Wester Ross and Skye providing stunning backdrops with quirky scenes from Whitby and Lindisfarne.

Wester Ross

Whitby :

The old harbour on Lindisfarne RWCS Easter Tour 2013-1-29

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) landscapes scotland skye whitby Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:50:46 GMT
Well is it spring or still winter ? no Its nearly summer ..... This year has been a slow start year : the long winter and the cold spring seemed to dampen  my enthusiasm 

but April and May have been much busier : First off our work at Brighton Speed Trials with two publications featuring our photographs 

The first is

We feature in the SUMMER edition with one of our classic mini start-line shots 

More news next month including classic Scottish Landscapes 



(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Brighton Motorsport Speed Trials news Fri, 17 May 2013 18:17:13 GMT
Merry Christmas So finally its Christmas Eve and all involved at RWCS have been taking stock on what has been a busy year.  See the end of year mashup below. 2012 seems to have a very" motorsport  " year which seems to mean we are going back to where I started 30 years ago : Goodwood Festival was a particular highlight with a really special day and then the fun and games in Texas gave us a real contrast to our UK events



Then I finished off with a return to Dungeness with some more haunting pictures from this special place.

My  involvement with PLUS now has reached a critical phase as the UK is now at the centre of picture licensing services and exchange developments ref the  Linked Content Coalition  see here for more info

so best wishes and good luck for 2013 

Rob W 

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Motorsport Speed Trials Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:20:56 GMT
September arrives but with sad news bst 2012 #380 Barry Varndell Kawasaki z1000J-0319 BARRY VARNDELL KAWASAKI 100OJ 2012 SPEED TRIALS BRIGHTON

September News : Normally September is one of our busy Motorsport events months with Brighton , Goodwood and the odd Hill climb : However the first event provides grim news.Sadly by the end of the day on Sat 8th Sept. Roger Hollingshead has been critically injured and his sidecar passenger Charlotte Tagg killed as their sidecar rig failed to stop at the end of the track on Madeira Drive, and smashing into a barrier with tragic consequences. All at Brighton and Hove Motor Club and the Vintage Motorcycle Club are in shock with messages of condolence being made at both clubs Facebook pages.

Our coverage of the event is available as usual but as result of the tragedy it is a sad but timely reminder to us all that
Motorsport is dangerous. All who know hope and pray that the Roger recovers and my sincerest condolences to Charlotte's family.

Rob W : RWCS

Gallery here : 2012
(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Brighton Motorsport Speed Trials news Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:50:41 GMT
SUMMER NEWS : So what's new at RWCS : in June / July : Goodwood Festival of Speed Well I think it's summer but at Goodwood 2012  you'd think it was Easter!

After the success of Crystal Palace, it was Goodwood Festival of Speed time for Saturday 30th June : This years RWCS activity for Goodwood  was back to the old school and RALLY focussed.  I had been  invited to spend the Saturday with  the KICK RALLY  Steve Perez Team, < Steve was   2010 BTRDA Champion > : with Paul Spooner,  a fellow Welshman and a lifelong friend. Paul is Steve P's regular co-driver / Navigator and over the last 5 years has competed in many rallies with Steve all over the globe. He  was my first navigator on the Tour of Eppynt rally < our 1st proper rally >  some 30 years ago in my Mini Cooper Clubman 1430 S , another long story , and yes we did finish, just .....  

Hannu MIkkola with Paul Spooner Goodwood FOS #-9539

Indeed it was  Paul's rally contacts which enabled me to be co-driver for a stage run in LAR 800P  Roger Clark's Cossack Escort with its owner Andrew Siddall : I really enjoyed the run with Andy,  who gave me proper " let's have a go shall we"  run through the twisting and technical rally stage designed by Hannu Mikkola, with me "Grinning'" all the way through the stage. 


ANDY SIDDALL &amp;  ROB WILSON ESCORT RS 1800Goodwood FOS #-1-2 The last time I saw this car I was as a mere 17 year old spectator at the 1975 Lombard RAC Rally in Hafren and then it just  got better, I turned around and there standing next to me was Hannu Mikkola himself. Steve P has one of the 2 remaining original short wheel base Audi Quattro, so for Paul his day was made as he partnered Hannu in the Perez Audi Quattro Sport around the  rally stage

So it all become one of those " Just a great day" situations < bucket list stuff really>  and with access to the top paddock where we had prime spot to watch all the fun and games as the cars came up the hill from the main arenas and paddock. : Seb Vettel doing a donut burnout 15 ft from where Paul and I were standing .. Amazing ..... see here RED BULL DONOUT burnout. and also chatted with Jensen Button , Alain Prost , John Surtees and Sammy Miller. Name dropper ..  well I couldn't resist that for once.

So a day I'll not forget for a very long time




(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Clark Escort Roger hannu mikkola motorsport Mon, 02 Jul 2012 06:50:30 GMT
SO .... What's the Story - Digital Transmedia and The Big Challenge This  last week and indeed over the last weekend has been the post event  "slog" of sorting out a day's worth of footage and photographic stock  from one of the South East UK  Classic Motorsport Events : The revived Crystal Palace Sprint on May 27th.  Now although this is the normal post event  photographic archive grind  and grind it is,  the recent article   in the Times by Candida Crewe on Monday 4th caught my eye and indeed synchronises with my own thinking and thoughts for the future.  Particularly with my "not normal" alter ego "  RW The Photographer  " and also in my other more normal world of digital media and technology.  

Candida asserts " My beef is the unprecedented number of photographs, the sheer volume of which render so many meaningless. Correction: not the volume itself so much as the impossibility of any of us managing to keep up with that volume."  and " Facebook  seems to mop up every indifferent splurge and splatter without any recourse to bleach or the delete button.  Get it all up and out, then you’ll feel better, seems to be the prevailing view. Whatever you’re doing, eating a sandwich, pulling a face with a mate, blinking, farting . . . it doesn’t matter, just get it out there for everyone to see, and not give a toss."

To true, so is it the lack of  "engaging narrative" which is really staring us in all in the face as photographers and where most are to be laid bare. Just look at the wailing and howling which takes place at EPUK  about surviving the image Tsunami  from Jo public  as a professional photographer.  

So this is the critical thing : I have been asking my Alter Ego  < earnest snapperatzi >  and more importantly,  my normal Ego < old publisher head > some serious questions on this;   I have long held a view  that this has been the critical stumbling block of many of my peers in the Content and eLearning development world, in that the majority of the run of the mill published content  is still hidebound  and lacks engaging narrative.

OK,  some photographers, myself included,  take shelter from the Tsunami  on the focussing on the "THE  PRINT"  or switch to the " THE BOOK "  via BLURB , but these are old publishing paradigms which as a originator are just another dusty highway along which many have journeyed and perished.

In truth, my two digital worlds collided last week, with Candida's article has pushing  me past a tipping point.  The real story is that my old world of learning publishing  is waking up to the digital tsunami and recently my old work colleague, Kevin Johnson, from Boulder Colorado, VP at @  said so why  aren't you sing the our new tablet platform of  " Transmedia "  and following up on his news a new road suddenly appears.  My good friend David Worlock  , was equally surprised when he saw the capability of  the " in the telling"  software and services

So new roads beckon to journey down and they are not the dusty highways of the past.   I now really have no excuse , I must  "do the work" <  don't talk about it , go do-it , get on the road >  and get my Alter EGO writing engaging transmedia narrative and use my photographs to tell the stories I know.  It's the prospect of a lean, easy to use  cloud based service from " In the Telling"  < link > which means I can reach a new audiences and for the first time in a long while move to produce engaging transmedia materials.

It's also the real challenge for all those " professional authors " of eNumbing educational nonsense to get their act together so we can trigger the " learning transformation"  we have been talking about for so many years.

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Motorsport news transmedia Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:00:15 GMT
So news for MAY 2012 Late Spring NEWS in May

So what's new at RWCS :CP_19-3638-Front

Well we have been all over the place : Sicily : High Rocks : Dover : but until last week the weather has been really dispiritiing to go out and hunt for locations and events . Damn must be getting old !! ..

However this last week has been a belter and so we pitched up at The Crystal Palace Motorsport Sprint Event : 28th May . Just a great day and you can see the pictures here ...

Gallery: Slideshow: .

Looks like we'll be also be down at the Rally Stages for the Goodwood FOS again this year with the Steve Perez Stratos for this year which will be back to the old schol for RW : see last year's shots here . More cars .. back to the old school .. Just what the doctor ordered !!

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) Motorsport Thu, 31 May 2012 08:24:34 GMT
20/03/12 So what's new at RWCS Photographics : Things have been pretty busy at RWCS for the start of the year:

Our Aerial Photographs of Brighton are now being used by a number of companies and and a new batch have recently been licensed for the new website of the Brighton based International Investment company : Centurion Group












Our commercial product work for two companies is now be set up, with the first set now being used for Historica Racewear with a combination of our historic racing collection photographs and 400+ clothing lines catalogue photgraphs which we shot locally at Haven Motors.














We also have released new rendition of Brighton Pavilion with some classic and unusual shots. They can now be vieead and ordered from the the new  Brighton Pavilion Gallery












As spring weather seems to here we a bright sunny sunday this last weekend where we have featured the Annual Pioneer Run with RWCS supplying lightboxes for the Sunbeam Motorcycle Club Sunbeam Motorcycle Club

Pioneer Run 2012 COVER And finally we have now added online purchase for our popular historic montages from the " Budge Winstanley " Post Card Collection : They feature long ago local scenes and images from late Victorian times to late Edwardion era up to 1930. Cowfold Historic Montages

Cowfold Historic 1

(Rob Wilson : RWCS Photographics) news Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:01:53 GMT