Monday, 14 November 2011

MyAnna Buring - Actress

It was a pleasure to meet and shoot the lovely MyAnna Buring. MyAnna needed some new photos after being nominated Best Actress at the BIFA awards for the movie Kill List, The most Gripping and Best British Thriller in years. MyAnna is probably best known for her role in the horror movie The Descent and more recently Kill List and The Twilight Saga.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sarah Winter - Actress

I had the pleasure of shooting Sarah Winter last week.
Sarah is a beautiful young actress, she recently appeared as Mary Martin in the Royal Television Society nominated BBC series, At Home with the Georgians, and has appeared in a number of films including BABY (Film4). She has also taken lead roles in productions at theatres such as The Manchester Royal Exchange, The Tobacco Factory Bristol and The Theatre Royal, Bath.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Benjamin Gur - Actor

Benjamin Gur, shot at home in London. Benny ( as he's affectionately called at home ) is one of these lucky guys that just has that look. He's 16, he's damn handsome and he's talented to boot. Benjamin has just finished filming Borgia. He also played Mickey in Beautiful People.


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Kazia Pelka - Actress

Two images from a recent shoot that I did with Kazia Pelka at her home in South London. Kazia is mostly known for her roles in Brookside, Coronation Street and Heartbeat. She has just completed the TV movie William & Catherine: A Royal Romance where she plays Carole Middleton, Kate Middleton's mother.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Charlotte Riley - Actress

I had a lovely day shooting the beautiful Charlotte Riley last week. Charlotte called me to see if I could fit her in for a quick photo session before she flew off to shoot a new series for American Television. Charlotte is probably best known for her part in Wuthering Hieghts as Catherine.

We needed somewhere nice and interesting to do the shoot and it just so happened that Charlotte and her fiancé Tom Hardy had booked into one of London's uber cool hotels in Soho for the week to do some press for Tom's new movie Warrior. So that worked out nicely for us and gave me a lovely backdrop for Charlotte's portraits.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Stef Penney - Film-Maker and Writer

I received a call from Stef recently to shoot her portrait for her new Book.

Stef's last novel "The Tenderness of Wolves" won the Costa Book Award.  She has also written and directed two short films; a BBC 10 x 10 starring Anna Friel and a Film Council Digital Short starring Lucy Russell.

Stef's portrait was shot in a studio located in Islington, London.

Jonathan Speirs - Lighting Designer

I was asked to shoot a natural portrait of lighting designer Jonathan Speirs of Speirs + Major Associates  for Architectural Lighting Magazine which is based in Washington DC.

Speirs + Major is a UK-based design practice that uses light to enhance the experience of the visual environment.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ben Cura - Actor

I had the pleasure of shooting Ben at a London Studio recently. Ben's off shooting his first film at the moment, the film's called "Comes A Bright Day" and he's playing Mr. Sullivan.

These were shot using available light.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Would the real Jalaal Hartley please step forward

This is the second time I've had the pleasure of shooting Jalaal Hartley, Jalaal is an actor, he also writes for television under his pen name and directs in the theatre, he's one of the funniest people I've had the pleasure of working with, I just have to look at him and I burst out laughing. It's difficult to know when Jalaal's being serious, he's just one of these funny guy's. Every time I point my camera at him I see something different.

We shot Jalaal at his home in West London using available light both inside and on the roof.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sainsbury's / Soul Food

I was asked to shoot this lovely feature for Sainsbury's magazine. "Soul Food" the spread is about three women who cook to heal using food as therapy. (Most people cook out of necessity, for fun or a combination of the two).

We shot Jane Clarke (far right) on the Thursday then Serena Urquhart (far left) and Sinead McLeod (middle) on the Friday as they weren't available to shoot on the same day. The images were then stitched together to make the one photo. We managed to make it look like they were all shot together in the same room at the same time, not an easy task, it can be tricky to make it look convincing but I think it's safe to say that we pulled it off. Both photographs were shot using a mixture of daylight and studio flash to give it a nice natural feel.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Steve More & Remi/Rough

I had a great time meeting Steve More and Remi/Rough at the Blackall Studios in London, the night before the opening night of their latest exhibition. Steve and Remi were putting in the finishing touches for exhibition "A". I was invited along to take some portraits and fly on the wall shots for Brainer Magazine. The opening night turned out to be a great success.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Shoot at LAMDA

Welcome to my new blog

I thought I'd start my blog with a recent shoot that I did with a young actor called Michael Stevenson. Michael called me on the recommendation of his new agent Conway Vangelder, one of the most respected agents for actors in London.

Amazingly we got permission to do the shoot at LAMDA - The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where Michael learnt his craft. We were lucky enough to do the shoot in this large room which the academy has affectionately called Hogwarts.

I remember when I first moved to London, I used to pass LAMDA on the bus all the time, I never knew what the building was or what it might be used for but I'll never forget, I used to sit there and imagine that great painters must have lived there once upon a time and used this space as their studios with these great arched windows and all that beautiful daylight beaming through, and now I know.