Lifestyle District | Bristol culture & photography blog | Meet The Duo

Meet Virginia (Nina) Allwood 

With a passion for food, travel and photography and a decade of experience in international advertising and marketing, Nina knows the power of a good picture. Her love of photography took a new turn when when she discovered film photography with a Nikon FM2 offered by a friend. Nowadays she uses mostly digital photography as it's an easier way to share and edit pictures rapidly.

She loves immersing herself in portrait sessions. "Getting to know my models and seeing them relax through the session and forget all about the camera makes me most happy!".  

Interesting fact: Addicted to Yorkshire Gold tea

Guilty pleasure: BBC's Total Wipe-Out                                                    

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Meet Dan Martin

Award winning social media expert and online journalist, Dan Martin is the man with the quill for Le Shop UK customers and for our blog Lifestyle District.

For over 10 years, Dan, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has worked for some of the UK's leading internet publishers as a senior reporter and editor.

He has also helped several private and public sector organisations improve the way they engage with their audiences online and in 2010 was named in the top 10 most influential political bloggers on Twitter by the Independent.

Interesting fact: Spotty sock lover​
Guilty pleasure: Scampi Fries

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Photographer Virginia Allwood and journalist Daniel Martin run Le Shop UK where they offer event, portrait and wedding photography as well as content writing and event hosting services.



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photo: David Betts