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Category : Commissioned Work

Flashbacks and Comebacks..

Last weekend saw the publication of two portraits that I’m not only proud to blog about but both meetings were also proof that pop stars public images rarely equate to their actual personality. Jamie T was as unpretentious as a guy with so much talent can get. He was uncomfortable with the staged shots, though I still think they captured his essence and the magazine chose to publish the candid shots as he waxed lyrical in his studio space. Animated […]

New Website

I’m finally happy to launch my new website which was live this week. It does happily feature a lot of new work especially some experimental short films that I have been testing with. As well as the site I have embarked on a new project which I am planning to drip feed into the public domain because like any project I think it needs some publicity to get me access and to generate excitement, hopefully amongst possible subjects. So in […]

Food and Books

Unable to release a lot of images as they are embargoed but on a weekly basis The Times and Observer have been throwing some nice portraits at me. The Times images are not released yet but soon will be and involved a trip to Cologne to meet an art forger. Posted here for now are Thomassina Miers for the OFM a specialist in Mexican food.. and food writer Anissa Helou in her East London flat. and in the beautifully restored […]

Shooting Gallery

I wanted to post up this portrait of Aoife Mcardle a video director who has been named “one to watch” in 2014 by an Irish magazine called State. The brutal exterior of the Hackney marshes changing rooms seemed right on a grey and wet day in East London.  Video cameras followed us around wherever we moved. this was followed by some nice commissions from the team at The Saturday Times who have been coming back for more environmental portraits rather […]

The Last Few Months

It has been ages since I caught up so here is huge list of images that I been busy with. three weeks ago I got to shoot The Arctic Monkeys for the Observer Review.. Kevin Systrom co founder of Instagram for The Times at The National Portrait gallery. Channel 4 have just made a documentary about Liberty’s of London.. Also for Ch4 a commission about the west end with staged back stage scenarios if that makes any sense.. and a […]

John Smith Album Cover

Released this month is the new album from musical artist John Smith for which I did the album artwork. His manager Bernadette Barratt contacted me to find a day for some portraits for press with the suggestion I sit down and discuss some ideas with John for the album cover. It was brilliant to be given very little in the way of a brief, but to just suggest the kinds of things I like and what was inspired by just […]

SKY ARTS POSTER CAMPAIGN

Up now but just for a few more days are two billboards and digital six sheets across the country for two one off plays commissioned for Sky Arts. The first features Vanessa Redgrave and Stephen Graham in a soft tone that belies the slightly dark nature of the film but hinted at in the wallpaper which if you look closely is not all that it seems. The second features Kylie Minogue , Matt Horne and Peter Serafinowicz who all play […]

March 2013

I’ve done it again and left it too long to know where to start..so November and December will be ignored but not forgotten. ..lets start with some nice editorial projects courtesy of Ink publishing and their Eurostar magazine. The first was a hugely enjoyable series of portraits of chefs and their tattoos. But not content with just any old tattoos the mag wanted food or kitchen inspired tattoos. I will let them speak for themselves but suffice to say a […]

Ch4_Consistently Random

Channel4 in keeping with their public service remit have had the good sense to send me to the outer reaches of the isles and across the class divide in a series of commissions for their documentary strand.. To begin was Made in Bradford. Meeting the contributors to the films before the film has aired means that you have no preconceptions of their personality or their views. Its interesting too as some of them feel that the  shots used for publicity […]

June Update

In May The Saturday Times published my portraits of Gazza and in the Observer Food Monthly a new chef destined for great things, Ollie Dabbous. In a similar vein the publicity shots for a new BBC comedy called “Dead Boss” were released with Sharon Horgan in the lead..