Thursday, 18 December 2014

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Martin Wilde - Actor - Stunt Double

Martin Wilde, actor stunt double. known for his work on Maleficent (2014), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011) and Skyfall (2012).

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Phoebe Thomas - Actress

Some shots from my shoot with Phoebe Thomas the other day.
Phoebe is best known for her parts in the movies Lady Godiva and Permanent Vacation and also for her roll in Holby City as Maria Kendall.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gary Amers - Actor, Life Coach

Some portraits from my shoot the other day with Gary Amers, Gary is an actor and life coach.

* the b&w head shot, top left, isn't a true representation of Gary as it has been retouched.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Victoria Yeates - Actress

Here's some shots from Fridays shoot of actress Victoria Yeates, best known for her parts in Lip Service, Holby and now Call the Midwife. It was a beautiful day, beautiful actress, shot in a beautiful French style bohemian house in Camden, London.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Digital Photographer - Portrait Perfection, an interview.

Digital Photographer magazine interviewed me in this months edition of the magazine, issue 151 (August) titled Portrait Perfection. Available from today 01.08.2014

Click to enlarge the pages:

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

DARK with light - a personal project

DARK with light - is a personal project loosely based on English Pastoral Paintings. I grew up watching my father painting landscapes in oil, since then, I've always loved landscape paintings by Turner, Constable, Girtin and Gainsborough. I've always been fascinated with Chiaroscuro and how the light passing through a window interacts with the rest of a room or how the light or sun interacts with trees, buildings or anything else in its path.

The Dark Side - While the eye is drawn to the bright areas in a photograph, I love the interplay between the dark and light or highlight and shadow. Mix this with some trees, nature and chaotic vegetation, and it evokes haunting, dreamy and mysterious imagery with a nod back to the great English pastoral painters.

To see more of the images on flickr click here

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Tommy Maxwell - Model / Actor

I only shot 4 photos of Tommy when I was teaching other #photographers at a one day work shop, on how to shoot using natural / available light.

I shot 4 images hand held as a quick example for the other photographers to see what the light was doing. I ended up with two lovely, usable #portraits.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Legacy Russell - Writer, Artist, Curator, and Creative Producer

LEGACY RUSSELL is a writer, artist, curator, and creative producer. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2010, she was granted a Creative Time Curatorial Fellowship.

Legacy is also Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s BOMBlog. Her work can be found in printed and online publications alike—Refinery29, the Village Voice, The New York Times, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Guernica, Killing the Buddha, BOMB, and more. She is a candidate for an MRes of Visual Culture at Goldsmith’s University; her creative and academic work explores mourning, remembrance, iconography, and idolatry within the public realm.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Legacy Russell shoot - Behind the scenes

We had a great fashion and portrait shoot this week, shooting Legacy Russell for American magazine FELIX. Legacy is a writer, artist, curator, and creative producer.

FELIX is a luxury lifestyle magazine serving Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.  The pages of this glossy publication cover the latest trends in fashion, fine dining, nightlife, arts and culture. Featuring ultra luxe fashion profiles, restaurants and the season’s must-have accessories from the world’s top writers and stylists. FELIX reaches some of the most elite and influential, engaged and discriminating readers in America.

Here's some behind the scenes photos for now and I'll publish some of the actual portrait and fashion shots for the magazine soon.

A special thanks to a brilliant creative team - Make-up Elizabeth Hsieh, Hair Eugene Davis, Stylist Irene Darko

Thanks also to two great Assistants - Kevin Baker and Paul Craig who worked damned hard setting up my kit and Paul for the great behind the scene shots below. Thanks to Chris too for holding the main reflector.