I'm thrilled to have three of my images included in this years AOP awards. My photos are in the editorial, personal and advertising categories. To celebrate I have taken over the AOP's Instagram account. Fingers crossed I have a winner this year.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Sunday, 30 July 2017
I stumbled upon a food market in Bali when I went travelling around Indonesia recently. My senses immediately began to tingle and my eyes were twitching from side to side taking in every little detail. Without realising it my camera was out and I was meandering around the market. I really wanted to try and capture what it felt like to be there that day - the character of the people, the vivid colours and the energy of the environment.
Monday, 17 July 2017
“How many cans of baked beans have you got there?”
It’s great to be part of a project that sheds light on society’s environmental footprint. And beans seemed to be the motto of the day when I went to visit Matt Rudd at the end of his four day stay in a biodome in Leamington Spa. The dome is the creation of artist Tom James and it imagines a world without oil… a frighteningly close reality. I ended up on a rickety old boat that leaked, in a compost toilet with Matt’s trousers around his ankles and making fires as the sun set over the lake.
A brilliant day and an awesome project to be part of. Thanks to Matt for being such a good sport, and of course, for the never-ending baked bean related jokes.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Hello one and all,
I need YOUR help. I am looking for brave volunteers who suffer, or have suffered with mental health issues and are willing to have their portrait taken. This could be you, your mother, your niece or your friend…
Why am I creating this project? Mental health is something that I care deeply about. I want to create striking photographs that show everyone and anyone can be affected, and just like any other illness, it shouldn’t be a taboo to talk about it.
What will it involve? It won’t be any old portrait - your thoughts will be visible for all to see. We will talk about your struggles together and then translate this into a portrait.
Please get in touch if you would like to participate or know someone who would be willing to participate:
Friday, 16 June 2017
Personal projects are the lifeblood of being a photographer, you can experiment and play with new ways of making pictures and let your creativity run free. These projects can be both big and small - some require you to dedicate years of your life to them LINK, and others you can shoot in a single evening. I was walking past Brockwell park one lunchtime when I saw the huge marquees of Zippos Circus sprawled across the green. The creative juices were clearly flowing as an idea sprung out like a clown on a pogo stick… who are the people who live and work in a circus like that? Wouldn’t it be fascinating to take the portraits of the people behind the magic. With just my camera I turned up later that evening and captured the people behind the tent’s curtains.
The show was truly spectacular, such a joy to watch. Massive thanks to Zippos Circus and all the performers I had the pleasure to photograph.