Commercial ad content for range cooker brand, Leisure

I was pleased to receive a phone call from Director and Photographer Kin Ho, inviting me to DP some commercial ad content for range cooker brand, Leisure. The shoot was put together by Sideshow, a stellar South Coast UK-based agency that has been growing rapidly over recent years as their global Sideshow Group adds to [...]

Laurels for Strawberry Fields Forever

I was really pleased to hear that a short I worked on last year during the gap in pandemic lockdowns found some love from judges at two indie festivals. The IndieFEST (Award of Excellence, Special Mention) and Indie Shorts Cannes (Best Male Director and Best Actress) awarded Laurels for Strawberry Fields Forever. I’m very proud […]

Music video behind the scenes film and lighting breakdown – Cheriton, So In Love

Here is a music video behind the scenes film and lighting breakdown for Cheriton's 'So In Love'. Shot by Alex Fountain and cut by Stef Kopchaliiska, it gives a glimpse at what we got up to making the video and a little insight from Director, Tom Andrews and Cheriton himself. I have put together a [...]

Short Film Strawberry Fields Forever in Post Production

Over the Summer I had the privilege to be asked to work as DOP on a short film, Strawberry Fields Forever. Based on real events, Strawberry Fields Forever stars Golden Globe Winner, Brenda Blethyn and newcomer, Tom Hatton. The film is an adaptation of the tormented short life of Stephen Shepherd, whose body was discovered [...]

New Work – Cheriton, So In Love Music Video

From Tom Andrews directs a poignant tale of love and hate for Cheriton's So In Love. Relationships can often feel like a flowing tussle of emotion with many peaks and many troughs, and Andrews visualises this through stripped-back vignettes and a powerful performance. The progression of Adam Prosser's cinematography mirrors these themes, opening with spotlight-style [...]

Portraits for Rockbox Advertising on 35mm Film

Really fun shoot alert! I recently had the lovely comission to photograph staff portraits for Rockbox Advertising on 35mm film. I was approached by the wonderful Studio Hoi that were in the process developing a re-brand and website for Rockbox. The creative has a really thoughtful approach which was both fresh and contemporary but with [...]

Kate Nash – Live Music on 35mm Film

Last week, Kate Nash came to Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms on the last date of her UK tour. I'd recently taken delivery of a Nikon F100 and fancied it's autofocus for capturing live music on 35mm film, Kodak Portra 400 in this case rated at asa 1600. Before I went full time with photography I would [...]

24 hours in Kernow – Kodak Portra 800 35mm

Last month I had a three-day photo commission in the South West across Devon and Cornwall. I got to spend some time outside of my shoot days seeing beaches, rocks, harbours and Cornish folk going about their day. The weather just happened to be fabulous for February and I was able to walk around in [...]

New Work – Editorial for WW Magazine

Before Christmas, I was commissioned to photograph Boxer, Adam Buckner in an editorial for WW Magazine. Adam has been using Weightwatchers plans alongside a training regimen at a boxing gym to aid him in fitness and weight loss. We shot at Adam's boxing gym during the evening and had to work around ongoing training sessions. [...]

New Work – Editorial portrait – Ultra Cyclist, Dominic Irvine for Waitrose Weekend.

Before Christmas, I was commissioned to shoot an editorial portrait of Ultra Cyclist, Dominic Irvine for Waitrose Weekend. By day, Dominic helps blue-chip businesses optimise their performance levels. By applying his training principles to cycling Dominic has cultivated a level of fitness, training regimen and sheer will that has seen him break the tandem record [...]

In the recording studio with The Dodge Brothers

Over the summer I made some documentary images in the recording studio with The Dodge Brothers, purveyors of incendiary skiffle and silent movie accompaniment. I have photographed the Dodge Brothers both live and for press many times over the last 10 years. In June, they kindly invited me to visit the studio where they were [...]

Dubai on 35mm with the Nikon L35AF2

This summer we had a trip planned to visit family in the Middle East. It was the hottest and dustiest time of year to travel and I didn't really want to take a fancy camera with me. I also didn't want to spend our time there seeing the place through an LCD screen so I [...]

New Work – Music Video for Dutch Criminal Record

In this post I'm going to talk about shooting the music video for the title track on Dutch Criminal Records EP, Waiting on the Weekend. I'd been working with the guys from Dutch Criminal Record for a while shooting stills for press and EP artwork (that's for another post) when they came to me looking to [...]

New Work – Super 8 Music Video for Tom Millichamp

Earlier this year I was approached by Quay West Studios in Gosport, Hampshire with the proposal of shooting a music video with singer, songwriter, Tom Millichamp. I had worked with the Quay West and Tom previously, creating a set of images for press and his online content. That shoot was about a year prior and his [...]

Kodak Camera Club London Photowalk

Last month (February 26th), I went along to the Kodak Camera Club London Photowalk. The free event was announced via twitter and instagram - just turn up and shoot film with some fellow film photographers led by Kodak's head of video content, Stiv Twigg. We all congregated at the Cafe Nero on Lancaster Pl, North of Waterloo [...]

New Work – Waitrose Weekend Editorial Portrait

Waitrose Weekend, the free in-store paper commissioned me a few weeks ago to photograph an editorial portrait for their 'My Weekend' feature. The editorial interviews people from all over the UK about their work life and what they do at the weekend. I was sent to photograph Oli Greber, an instructor at the Land Rover BAR [...]

New Work – Audible Original, Kermode On Film

Last year I was commissioned by Audible to photograph Mark Kermode for a new Audible Original series, Kermode On Film. Having photographed Mark in the past we already had a working relationship so it was an exciting opportunity to work together again and was sure to be a fun shoot given Mark's excellent sense of humour [...]

Budapest and Prague photographed on 35mm Film

Last month we took a trip, the first in three years or so! Since staying in Marrakech and driving across Morocco in 2014, we knew that exploring cities and experiencing the history, people and the personality of a place were important factors for a long overdue getaway.  Struggling to decide on where to head we [...]

Commercial Interior Photography for Thomas Sanderson

Over the last two years I have been working commercial interior photography for Thomas Sanderson, Europe's largest manufacturer of conservatory blinds, window blinds and shutters as well as commercial installations. Handcrafted in the UK, Thomas Sanderson window coverings have a heritage in Britain going back 25 years, starting life as a family run business having evolved [...]

Nikon F3/T from Japan Camera Hunter

I recently invested in a beautiful Nikon F3/T from Japan Camera Hunter. I love manual 35mm cameras and have enjoyed a few of them, most recently my Nikon FM and before that the Nikkormat FTN. I really want to be shooting more 35mm and so what better than the legendary F3 in titanium. For those [...]

Mark Kermode photograph for the cover of new book, ‘Hatchet Job’

Earlier in the year I posted about how I had shot the cover photograph for Mark Kermode's forthcoming book, 'Hatchet Job'. Well the jacket design was recently completed by the talented designers at the books publisher Picador, the Pan Macmillan imprint. Here is the finished cover along with some supporting images from the jacket. If [...]