Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Paul O Grady

A few weeks ago I shot Paul O'Grady at the Hilton Hotel by Tower Bridge in London. This shoot was lots of fun, it was so great to meet Paul and hear his stories (of which there are many!)

We slated the Pope's visit, talked Gay rights, and voiced our disgust at the cuts set to happen under the new Government! Don't get me started!......

.....Oh, we also had lots of laughs.....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Line Dancing in Paris

Last week I went to Paris and came across the most unusual occurrence. Whilst walking around La Defense, Paris's business district, I stumbled upon a group of line dancers in the mall.
This would have amused me anyway, but it seemed all the more bizarre because they had chosen the business district for their little dance. And it was lunch time so the mall was filled with suits, who seemed equally amused when walking by.
Anyway, the line dancers were having a whale of a time and a few of them were kitted out in cowboy boots and hats. It was great (I must confess, i am a secret line dancing fan!)
Here is a quick video i recorded on my iphone to show my friends......

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Perfect Interviewee Part 3

Here is the final installment from the Perfect Interviewee series. This one is my favourite, i love it when the model looks like she might rock off her chair. And I also star in this one - and manage to look bloody ridiculous of course. But it makes me laugh and i hope you will be amused too.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Perfect Interviewee Part 2

Here is installment number 2 in the 'Perfect Interviewee' series. I was camera and lighting (DOP) which was great. Really want to do more film stuff.
Anyway next week the 3rd and final installment of this series will be out - and it's the most entertaining by far!

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Happy Gays! - The shots

Here are some of the portraits from the Attitude 'Happiness' feature.....






Sunday, September 12, 2010

A day with the animals

Yesterday I spent some time with the following fellows.......This was just a test run for some ideas I have to build on my Animal Portfolio. I have also been shooting tons of horses recently too which I will post up soon.

The pigs were scary by the way, they have sharp teeth and as the farmer told me, they have a nasty bite. The farmer wasn't actually there but he said I was free to jump in the pen with them. Everytime they grunted at me, i was expecting an attack but it seems they were only interested in chewing stones and thankfully, i don't resemble a stone.

And watch this space for well styled portraits, the first one to be featuring Ollie the Owl....



look at those gnarly teeth! you wouldn't want that going for you!








The goats were highly entertaining - they didn't seem to mind me jumping in their enclosure at all and in fact took advantage of having me around to rub against. It seems they get itchy and i make a fine scratching post. Who knew?!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Gays!

I shot a series of Portraits for the August Issue of Attitude Magazine. The theme is Happy Gays and the guys range from age 17 -60 and all have adorable stories about why and what makes them happy.
It makes such a change for a magazine article to feature regular people talking about why they are happy, I found it quite refreshing.
I'm also at a stage in my life where I'm finding a lot of happiness in the small, yet ever so important things around me, so it was nice to reflect on that and think about the things that are making me feel content at the moment.




Monday, September 6, 2010

The Perfect Interviewee part 1

A couple of months ago I shot 3 corporate videos for a company called SKS. This is the first in the series, about looking good and presentable for a TV interview....more to follow......

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