The daughter of a North East photographer with a love for the Northumberland coast has taken on his passion to start a new business following his death in 2010.
Doug Hall, who was born in Beadnell and went to school in Alnwick, worked for 30 years as a press photographer in Newcastle before setting up his own business selling photos online and at the city’s Quayside market.
When he passed away from cancer, nobody could access his website while piles of photos languished in the garage and others sat unused on a hard drive.
Now his daughter Kate, who recently graduated in fashion marketing from Northumbria University and works for a creative marketing firm in Newcastle, has set up www.NEimages.com
The 24-year-old from Ponteland said: “After two years, I thought it was a total waste, because everyone loves them.
“Some of them I gave away for charity and fund-raising events, but I thought it was stupid not to do anything about it so I set up the new business, trying to sell to a different market.
“I work for a creative marketing firm full-time at the moment so I have taken on those skills, especially in social media.
“It’s something I would really like to do full-time, but it’s early days. I’m trying to talk to local galleries and also to sell them to offices and places like that.”
During his life, Doug did a lot of work with the Bobby Robson Foundation and was treated at its hospital following his diagnosis.
Since then, Kate has cycled from London to Paris as well as doing the Great North Run last year to raise funds for the charity.
Recently she has got in touch with the foundation to see if some of her father’s photos can be used to help the cause as well.