Sergeant Steve Blake

Sergeant Steve Blake RLC

Sergeant Steve Blake RLC

Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve has recently returned from a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman).

 

The Afghanistan blogs

  • Wherever you are – my last Afghan post 28 March, 2012 - I wanted to give a flavour of Afghanistan to the people back home. I wanted to show them their loved ones, working, relaxing, patrolling and so on. The theme was set to 'Wherever You Are.' My take on the Military Wives Choir video, but from a personal perspective, hoping to give people a realistic insight into life in Afghanistan and places where their loved ones could well be working or living.
  • One last trip around the bazaars 9 March, 2012 - It's always hard trying to explain to people back in the UK what Afghanistan is like, but when you are here, you take what you see as normality, as you are living amongst it. The bazaar had a mobile phone shop, a pharmacy, fruit and veg shop and a mechanics workshop, of sorts.
  • Operation Horhari Afghan through a lens 17 February, 2012 - Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve is currently serving a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman). Steve and the team are based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province but will spend most of … Continue reading Operation Horhari Afghan through a lens
  • First drink on leave – peppermint tea! 3 February, 2012 - Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve is currently serving a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman). Steve and the team are based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province but will spend most of … Continue reading First drink on leave – peppermint tea!
  • Afghan and British flying machines 12 January, 2012 - The Lynx was very cold and windy, so sticking your lens out of the door trying to photograph the accompanying Merlin proved interesting. We provided overwatch for them while they landed at the locations, giving us scope to get some images of them static on the ground too.
  • Chai with the Royals before Secret Santa arrives 26 December, 2011 - Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve is currently serving a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman). Steve and the team are based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province but will spend most of … Continue reading Chai with the Royals before Secret Santa arrives
  • Merry Christmas from Afghanistan 24 December, 2011 - Whatever happens here tomorrow, wherever they are, everyone will be thankful of one thing. The fact they are a day closer to getting home to their loved ones.
  • Operation 'Come Dine With Me' 15 December, 2011 - When they saw they would have fillet steak, spicy savoury rice, spicy potato wedges, carrots, homemade garlic and chilli bread, chocolate cake and homemade raspberry cheesecake for their evening meal, reality soon sank in.
  • ISAF slaves and naughty locals 7 December, 2011 - Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve is currently serving a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman). Steve and the team are based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province but will spend most of … Continue reading ISAF slaves and naughty locals
  • Spaghetti and morale 30 November, 2011 - Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve is currently serving a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman). Steve and the team are based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province but will spend most of … Continue reading Spaghetti and morale
  • We will remember them 15 November, 2011 - Every British and Afghan Soldier, along with the interpreters bowed their heads and remembered those that had fallen in conflict. The Rifles padre read several verses, and prayers, while the Afghan Mullah (religious leader) translated it.
  • Wahid and Breknal: Life through a lens 9 November, 2011 - The Estonians had made all sorts of contraptions out of next to nothing, and the place felt cosy
  • Shawqat: Life through a lens 4 November, 2011 - He had bit of a saga with a bat in his tent the night before.
  • Helmand: Life through a lens 26 October, 2011 - Afghan, for a photographer, is like a giant playground. Obviously there are some pretty scary places out here, and not everyone you meet is a genuinely nice person, but the imagery you can get here, you can't get anywhere else in the world.