Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

View from a window

I loathe winters in London. January and February are usually the worst, they're usually quite quiet too. Not this year though - February was just one thing after another. This is good in many ways but has left me reeling somewhat. I had to turn down a trip to the North Pole, one of those chance of lifetime moments, as it clashed with another job...only to have the clients change the dates of the other trip...meaning I probably could have gone after all. Bugger. I guess you just have to believe/hope that everything happens for a reason. I suppose at least it's warmer in London...and there are no Polar Bears....


HKT at a train station on the way to a shoot a few weeks back.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

View over the strand

Polaroid snap taken whilst I had roof access to a building on the Strand the other day.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Stevie Williams, pro skater

Photographed US skateboarder Stevie Williams last week for HUCK magazine - had about ten minutes in around the streets of the hotel where he was staying. He was totally beat from flying in earlier that day yet he was kind enough to let me steal him away from the hotel bar to get these shots. You can see the interview over at HUCK here

Thursday, March 03, 2011

SX70 - Impossible Project shot

Another Impossible Project Colour PUSH attempt. Shot this one down in Brixham, Devon whilst on assignment. Such an unpredictable film - incredibly difficult to be able to gauge what kind of image you'll get from each situation - which I wouldn't mind so much, if it wasn't so darn expensive!

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Rollei portrait my bro


Belfast, November 2010. Been going through some old negs today.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Time Out spread

Here's a tearsheet from a Valentines special I shot for Time Out with writer Alexi Duggins a few weeks ago. Quite good fun, if a little hectic. Got thrown out by security guards for shooting outside in a shopping area at one point (the joys of London's numerous private but public shopping spaces). Once we explained who we were and what we were doing it was fine - the lame excuse that it was because of terrorism 'you never can tell these days' wasn't. Total rubbish. It's all about control; control of image and control of brand - nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. Anyone who thinks a terrorist walks raound with a 5D mkII and 70-200 lens has been watching way too many Hollywood films.

The shot below was interesting as we had to find a puddle for the cloak to be laid over. Problem was that there hadn't be enough rain recently. Alexi visited the local Tesco's twice in his tux and bought bulk loads of their cheapest two litre bottles of water, before promptly decanting it onto the pavement, much to the bemusement of passing tourists. Then we just had to wait and persuade passing women to let us take their photo...