Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recent Commission: Roger W Smith, Watchmaker

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

Recent Commission: Tim and Kit Kemp for Vanity Fair

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

Recent Portrait: Gaz Coombes

Singer and songwriter Gaz Coombes, formerly of Supergrass, photographed for Huck magazine. London, January 2015.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Recent Portrait: Nasir Mazhar

I was recently commissioned to photograph the British fashion designer Nasir Mazhar for Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine. Above are a few of the results, all shot at his East London HQ.