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.
All the images here were shot on a Canon G15 digital compact camera (which I picked-up in Toronto for CAN$399. The cheapest UK price I can find is £429, so I’m thinking I got a bit of a bargain) I’m actually quite liking this little camera… So, that’s another shoot over. Two and a half weeks and 79 rolls of film later, I’m back home, the films have been sent off to be developed at Peak Imaging and I’m recovering […]
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For the last couple of weeks I’ve been sorting-out what gear to take, or more accurately, what gear NOT to take to Canada in 6 weeks time. I took far too much gear last time, too many different formats and 4 different types of film. I was shooting on 6x7cm, 6×4.5cm, 35mm and Fuji Instax instant film, using colour and black and white with 3 different film speeds. In April I’m taking a Mamiya 7II, 80mm lens, a sekonic light […]
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A lot of young people ask me, especially at this time of year, whether they should do a degree in photography, my advice is this, and it is only my opinion. – A degree tells an employer that you have the self motivation to complete 3 years of study and produce a body of work. It’s not school, you don’t have to be there. If two people turn-up for a job, both interview well and both have great personalities, but […]
I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with scanning lately – I hate scanning and I love going to the pub to drink beer. I just don’t have the time or patience to scan negatives. I was using an Epson V500, but I wasn’t happy with the results, not even when using it with Vuescan software. I even bought ‘The Vuescan Bible’, apparently all you need to know about this super-dooper scanning program. I may as well have bought […]
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