A fun recent shoot for Stand Up To Cancer who decide to dress a number of their celebrity supporters up as trailblazers: people they felt have been pioneers in their particular field. The images received wide speed press attention. As a portrait photographer its great to work on fun shoots like this. Shooting with Sam Thompson, Joe Lycett, Greg Rutherford, Andrea McLean, Maya Jama, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Roisin Conaty, AJ Odudu and Roman Kemp. We shot at The Worx over a number of days and looked after all aspects of the production form styling to post.
Recent shoot for Little Dish founders Hillary and Dean. I have been shooting with them for a good few years so it was great to make these images to promote their recent expansion into the North American market. We used their West London office / kitchen to produce these fun images. As a lifestyle photographer their in-house kitchen was a great relaxed setting.
London musicians, new portrait photography series:
This week sees the launch of my new portrait photography series, capturing musicians practising outdoors across urban spaces in London. Not everyone wants to live next-door to someone who plays the double bass, the trumpet - or any large and loud instrument for that matter.
This consideration certainly forces musicians to get creative about their rehearsal space, which increasingly includes outdoor spaces. Studio rents are rising enormously for all creatives, especially in London, as old buildings get sold for office spaces and other developments. With rehearsal spaces becoming more expensive, some musicians use public spaces and parks to get in some of their rehearsal hours.
I spent the summer finding some of the musicians, who are utilising the corners of parks, tucked away basketball courts and forgotten patches of grass between tower blocks to get their essential practice hours.
The warmer summers, squeeze on creative space and increasing population density all contributes to this growing phenomenon, which has resulted in a really unique set of portraits.
See the BBC featuring the images here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-49719536
A recent brand shoot for Stormtrooper beer - a newly launched beer brewed at the St Peter’s Brewery near Norwich. We also shot in The Jerusalem Tavern, Farringdon, London. The images will be used across marketing collateral and across their launch phase - including being picked up by The Telegraph. We created some fun intergalactic lifestyle images.
A recent lifestyle travel shoot in Dubrovnic, Croatia for America Airlines. Shooting in and around the old city just as the recent hot spell started: it was hot. The island of Lokrum just off the city provided some relief from the searing heat and was encharting. As a lifestyle photographer I was spoiled for options; go vist, it’s great.
A recent shoot with Gustavo 'Gus' Poyet. The former Uruguayan footballer won the FA cup and UEFA Cup with Chelsea having started his playing career at Grenoble and River plate. He is now manger or Ligue 1 Bordeaux. As a sports portrait photographer you can't ask for a more expressive face; A real gentlemen it was a pleasure to meet him.
A recent portrait of Dr. Daniel Bausch Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team - shot for Northwestern University in the US. Daniel Bausch is the Director of the United Kingdom’s efforts by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to respond and conduct research to prevent and control outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases around the world. He has over 20 years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia combating viruses such as Ebola, Lassa, hantavirus, and SARS coronavirus.
A recent image of Phil Neville - head coach of the England womens football team the ‘lionesses’. The team had a great run in the World Cup. As well as shooting Phil up at St Georges Park I also photographed key player Fran Kirby down at Chelsea just before she departed for England squad duties. The sports portrait of Fran were shot on the training pitches.
Recent advertising photography shoot for BBH Shanghai. We were tasked with capturing images of Neymar for huguley popular Chinese beer brand Harbin. The portrait images will be used across China in a range of forms from social to point of sale. As ever a very tight schedule (and an injured ankle) called for some lateral thinking. We shot a number of excursions from traditional sports portraits to more lifestyle photography. Below is are some of the final images, one of the final pieces of artwork, a small behind the scenes time-lapse and some behind the scenes images.
Some personal work here from a shoot over in Hanoi, Vietnam. Shooting the cities colourful moped riding delivery drivers and vendors. We were in the city for a little under 1 week finding and shooting the men who use their two wheeled bikes to deliver a huge array of goods from fish to children’s toys. We shot at night, a combination of wanting to capture the mixed light of the evening and also out of logistics; its hard to find any space in the day time that isn’t occupied. The story has run on The Guardian (online and in print), The BBC, The independent and The Telegraph as well as a whole host of overseas publications. There are a few behind the scenes images at the bottom too.
A recent studio lifestyle shoot for Benefit Cosmetics as part of their new product launch on their Hoola range. We handled all aspects of the shoot production in-house. Working with some of the UK’s biggest influencers we designed a two set shoot plan, allowing us to quickly jump from our tropical jungle setup to a simpler, cleaner plain pink background. Below are some of the final images, some behind the scene images from the shoot day as well as our original scamp for the concept. The images have been rolled out across a number of assets including in-store.
Liverpool player Virgil van Dijk shot for the cover of FourFourTwo up at the clubs Melwood training ground in Liverpool. As a portrait photographer its always a pleasure working with strong personalities like Van Dijk.Dijk , 27, beat Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane and Eden Hazard in the vote by his fellow players.
A few test image from a little play around in the studio and the estates of Peckham – a few weeks back – with Caius Joseph from W Models. As a advertising photographer its always good to have a play around without a client brief.
A recent shoot for Coupa of their CEO Rob Bernshteyn. Coupa Software is a global technology platform for business spend management. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California with offices throughout the Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Rob is the perfect subject for any portrait photographer.
A recent inverview with Being Freelance’. Covering how I ended up getting into photography and how a few lucky breaks along the way helped. I talk about how I ended working at a lifestyle photographer, advertising photographer and commercial photographer has been a real challenge. Have a listen HERE "I think my first ever freelance gig was going to a little, tiny little pub, in Sheffield, to take some pictures of this band that I'd never heard of. I turned up and the pub was totally packed; I'd never seen anything like that in Sheffield before. And it turned out to be The Arctic Monkeys"
Recent commission to shoot Jonathan Clark President of the Chartered Insurance Institute. We met up with Jonathan at the organisation's central London office and spent an hour shooting formal and more candid imagery. Jonathan was great to work with and any portrait photographer would have loved the job.
Some recent images from Bondi, Australia. I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and here are few shots of the early morning beach scene - courtesy of the jet lag. As a lifestyle photographer it was a dream location.