Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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
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
Monday, March 09, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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
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
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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.