Some more meanderings from my recent trip with the crew on the fishing trawler, Reul na Mara, in the North Atlantic. ‘8th November 2018. 59°56.220N/6°44.813W Course 268° Sea state – moderate to rough 00.20 – Trawler life is linear; there’s no set time of day when anything in particular happens, it’s merely, ‘Fish, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.’. Clock time is irrelevant, breakfast, lunch and supper are events rather than times of the day. Any sleep pattern I did have, we left […]
It’s Friday, in three days I’m supposed to be boarding a flight at Manchester airport to then spend three months shooting a project in Canada… supposed to be. Ask anyone who knows me and they will confirm that I very rarely do exactly what I plan to do, this has always been a great source of amusement (and irritation, I suspect) to my now ex-wife, Helen. Helen gave-up writing my schedule in her diary a long time ago. Plans change, sometimes […]
I finally got my latest batch of films back, I’d split a couple of batches between two labs – my usual, long-standing lab, Peak Imaging, and Mein Film Lab who are based in Germany. Both labs have provided good quality scans, although I think Mein’s are slightly better…however, Peak Imaging are quicker and cheaper, so I’ve yet to decide whether to switch, but I’m impatient and tight-fisted, which may win it over. These are relatively low resolution scans from 6x9cm […]
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I’ve been working again with the stunningly beautiful, 18 year-old, Sophia Russell. For this shoot we used an old American pick-up truck that was loaned to us by the owner after being spotted by my friend, Ciara. Sophia is an amazing model, not only does she look great, but she’s also professional and needs very little or no direction; this, I believe, makes for more natural looking images. For the technically minded, all the images here were made using the […]
I first shot Beckii Cruel about three months ago, it was a Sunday morning, which I recall very clearly because I’d been at a party until 4am and slept in the back of my van, I was woken by my PA, Ciara, at about 9.30am, the shoot was at 10am. I drove the 2 miles from where I’d crashed-out to pick Ciara up, she administered orange juice and paracetamol and declared me unfit to drive, so she did. When we […]
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I love photographing people getting tattooed, I think I live my desire to get inked, vicariously, through anyone who is braver than me. Today I photographed Aga during her first ever tattoo session. Aga was letting tattoo artist, Lee Clark, ink a completely freehand design onto her stomach. She couldn’t have been in safer hands.
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If variety is indeed the spice of life, then my working week has been like a delicious Vindaloo curry. I’ve been working as stills photographer on a production being shot on the Isle of Man, ‘Muck’, which is being directed by Sonya Quayle. It’s been a lot of fun, although I have experienced everything from cold and wet to borderline heat stroke! I also spent the day shooting promotional material for musician, Davy Knowles. I’ve worked with Davy a few […]
A lot of people say to me, “Oh, it’s a fine line between artistic and pornographic photography”, and I suppose that’s right, if you’re a bit narrow-minded. I’m a portrait photographer, I photograph people, and sometimes I photograph people without their clothes on…and that’s pretty much all I have to say on the subject.