Master and Commander

I’ve known Kevin Reynolds for many years he’s a good friend. I played at his wedding with my band Celtarabia and we both share a love of motorbikes and fine ale. Kevin is an engineer he designs breweries and canning machines for Micro Brewers and Purveyors of Craft Ales you can read about his brewing related activities here.

When Kevin got in touch about recreating a scene from Master and Commander I knew I just had to revisit HMS Pickle on Hull Marina so I gave her owner my good friend Mal a ring and arranged a time for us to do the shoot. I know you are wondering and yes you can go out sailing on the Pickle and visit and explore it on the Hull Marina. Mal rescued the Pickle from decay in Gibraltar and restored her in Portugal it took him over two years.

Kevin brought his son Alex along and we made this image. Father and son – Master and Commander.

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See Peter Levy’s Hullywood ‘James Bond’ shoot broadcast on BBC Look North 05-01-2017

When Emma Palmer who handles the Hullywood Icons twitter account cheekily tweeted Peter Levy with a challeng to creat his Hullywood Icon nobody could have predicted what happened next. See a Hullywood Icon in the making in this wonderful clip from BBC Look North. May thanks to Peter, Simon Annali, Martha and the BBC team in Hull for making this piece. As a direct result of this broadcast the website received 10000 hits yesterday.