Monday, July 30, 2018

Portrait // Carlos Magdalena

A portrait of the botanist Carlos Magdalena photographed at his work place in Kew Gardens. Carlos is a fascinating guy with an encyclopaedic knowledge of plants. He's one of those people where I just wanted to put the camera down and have a pint and a good old chat. Before we photographed him, he had to talk with two journalists. I watched the light get better and better in the greenhouses and then begin to fade. I waited over three hours before I could finally shoot him, at which point the light was completely gone. All I could do was try and create some drama with my own lighting.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Work // Tahnee Seagrave, Redbulletin

Client: RedBulletin
Assistant: Sam McElwee
Hair and Make Up: Katie Beveridge

Beginning of the year I was sent to North Wales to photograph the very talented British mountain bike rider, Tahnee Seagrave, riding her local trails. We had to shoot a cover portrait for the magazine and then a feature up on the trails. We spent a lot of timing setting up lighting and trying a lot of different set-ups for the portrait, with Katie doing some amazing 'fake mud' for the photo - in the end we shot a few frames with natural light - and this what ended up being used. It was a wise choice - definitely felt the most genuine and I feel it's got a great energy to it. Classic case of having to exhaust other options first though. Day two fo the shoot we spent out on the trails - battling through rain and mud. Throughout it all Tahnee was a super accommodating athlete to work with. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Assignment // Moto GP, Malaysia

Story: Moto GP, Malaysia
Client: Redbulletin

Interesting few days shooting the British rider Bradley Smith and the KTM team at the Penang racetrack in Malaysia for Redbulletin.

Here's how the images ran in the magazine

Monday, July 09, 2018

New Work // PwC campaign

We shot this work for accountancy firm PwC as part of their Demand More campaign at the end of last year. It was a packed two days shoot in multiple locations across London, some public spaces, some studio spaces that we had to turn into office and warehouse environments. Great team involved without which we would have been hard pressed to make it work, especially great props have to be given to Lou Greenaway at RAW production who did a sterling effort bringing it all together on time and on budget.

Agency: Geometry Global
Production: RAW Production
Hair and Make-up: Siobhon Luckie, David Artists
Stylist: Sasha Barrie, A&R Creative
Set Design: Lucy Blofeld

Monday, July 02, 2018

Assignment // House and Garden: Black Isle Bronze

This was part of a feature I shot for House and Garden UK up in the wilds of Scotland, on the Black Isle. Part of the story involved visiting a forge called Black Isle Bronze, run by the enigmatic Farquhar Laing, son of the famous pop artist Gerald Ogilvie Laing. Here are some of the shots from the story.