Monday, January 31, 2011

Guardian Weekend/ Your Pictures, theme: LOSS

I had a nice surprise this weekend when I was informed that one of my photos was in the Guardian Weekend magazine.
I don't usually enter my pics in these things but a couple of weeks when i saw the theme; Loss, I thought I would give it a go.

The image shown (bottom right) is from my 'Memories' series, a selection of images taken in my Grandparents house before and after they passed away. This particular photo was taken just before it sold. Having spent the formative years of my childhood in this house, it was quite an emotional experience and the sense of loss was huge.
When I look at any of the images from this series, I can smell the way it was.

To see more images from this series, visit my website:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ooh la la - Photo Shoot fashion story

A lingerie story I shot in December came out a couple of weeks ago......I don't shoot much fashion these days but i loved shooting this and I'm so pleased with how it looks in the magazine.

Monday, January 24, 2011

MS Society

A few months back I did a preliminary shoot for the MS Society's new website (launching in April) and below are some shots.

I also shot a great series of portrait's which I'm really excited about.
I'm continuing the portraiture shoot in March and want to show it as a full series once retouched so watch this space......

Friday, January 21, 2011

The London Palladium

Yesterday I was shooting at The London Palladium. The Palladium is being refurbished at the moment to prepare for the opening of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

I was shooting a portrait but whilst i was waiting, i took a few shots and below is my favourite.....

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Years Mail-out

Since today is Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year, I had a New Year's card made to follow on from my e-mail video and to make people smile.
Posted out on Friday, it should be on desks this morning.

In case you are wondering where this was taken, it's the dead tree stump in Clissold park, Stoke Newington. I'm sure anyone around that area will know it....

Luckily the park was fairly quiet during our shoot (probably because it was freezing and snowy) but we did get a few amused passers-by.
Wouldn't it be great if an angel did live on this tree stump all year round?!

Thanks to my model, David for braving the cold!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Andy Butler from Hercules & The Love Affair

A few months back I shot Andy Butler from the band, 'Hercules and Love Affair'.

Being a fan of the band, it was great to meet Andy and the shoot was fun.

It was also good to be back in a studio and have some time to set up my lights etc.

The celebrity shoots I've done recently seem to have been a lot quicker, think on your feet affairs, where I get sent to an unknown location and have to make things work within that environment. There is no time for around in that kind of situation and the last thing I want is people waiting for me to figure out what I'm going to do.
I just need to make quick decisions and do it.

Working in a studio is therefore different because I can get there and set up before the subject arrives and I know exactly how it's all going to work and what it will look like beforehand.

So I was pleased with how this turned out. Andy was sweet, he told me afterwards he had been quite nervous but he was awesome and the shots turned out great.

I'll post some out-takes later.....

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Boy George and Mark Ronson out-takes

First post of the New Year and it's Boy George and Mark Ronson, the out-takes!

Happy 2011, let's hope it's a good 'un!