Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recent Commission: Roger W Smith, Watchmaker

I recently had a commission to photograph Roger W Smith, a master watchmaker in his workshop on the Isle of Man. I love meeting crafts people who have a specialism like this - they are fascinating people to talk too, and Roger was most accommodating with his time and access, considering his skills are few and far between; only a handful of people worldwide work at his level in the industry. If you want of his splendid time pieces it will set you back a bob or two (£100,000+), and there's a four year waiting list. Nevertheless each piece his hand made from scratch and can take up to 11 months for Roger to produce. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recent Commission: Tim and Kit Kemp for Vanity Fair

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of being commissioned by Vanity Fair to photograph Tim and Kit Kemp, the husband and wife team behind the Firmdale Hotels and in particular this location, the Ham Yard Hotel in London's West End. I had a quick location scout the day before and decided on two locations which would provide the best backdrops and then set-up and shot them in a 20 minute window. Above is the final image as it ran, and below was an alternative we shot on the roof terrace. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Recent Portrait: Gaz Coombes

Singer and songwriter Gaz Coombes, formerly of Supergrass, photographed for Huck magazine. London, January 2015.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Recent Portrait: Nasir Mazhar

I was recently commissioned to photograph the British fashion designer Nasir Mazhar for Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine. Above are a few of the results, all shot at his East London HQ.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ed Miliband for the Financial Times

I was recently commissioned by the Financial Times Weekend magazine to photograph the Labour leader Ed Miliband. It was quite a high pressure shoot - doing it as we were potentially for the cover (which was being held on deadline for the shot). However a quick location scout, and a few tests in the studio during the preceding days meant that our 20 minute window was used to maximum efficiency! Above are the layouts as they ran, and below was my favourite image from the shoot.    

Friday, January 16, 2015

Recent Portrait: Alex Reid, Cage Fighter

I recently had as assignment shooting Alex Reid, a professional Cage Fighter and part-time tabloid punchbag due to his high profile relationships and subsequent antics. He was certainly an interesting and larger than life character to photograph. The spread ran in the Financial Times Weekend magazine.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Recent Assignment: Golfing in Turkey

I had a recent assignment in Turkey photographing Golf Resorts for Easy Jet. Not a golfer myself but I relished the chance to get on the driving range of whack a few shots off. Bit of winter sun is always appreciated too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Recent Portrait: Gilles Peterson

I was recently commissioned to photographed music legend Gilles Peterson for Huck Magazine. Anyone with an interest in world music will know Gilles work in showcasing some of the worlds' best music, forming collaborations and producing fantastic records as a result. It was a privilege to visit his studio to see where it all started. You can read the full interview here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Recent Portrait: Charlie Dark, Run Dem Crew

I was recently asked to shoot a feature on Run Dem Crew for a German magazine. The RDC are a collective of people passionate about running who team up and run at night across London. They also use it as a way to network and exchange ideas. These shots above I took over in East London of the founder, Charlie Dark.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Recent Portrait: Raury for HUCK magazine

I recently had the pleasure of being commissioned to photograph US musician, Raury, when he was over performing in London a few weeks back. Here are some of the shots taken for HUCK magazine.Listen to his stuff here.