Monday, 25 June 2012

Emily Baldwin - People and Animals

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Having photographed top horse rider Emily Baldwin for Crew Clothing I decided I needed to re-shoot her to be included in my People and Animals Project. So I headed back over to Kent with a small team on a very rainy day at the start of the month to make some fun images.

This had taken a little while to put together as I needed to find a good rocking horse on ebay, a childs bedroom lined with horse toys and pictures, plus find a time to fit all that into Emily's busy life. Eventually it all came together and made a hilarious day playing with toys, horses, outfits and hats.

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Massive thanks to my team for the shoot:
Angela Gallagher - Make up and hair
Natalia Vinnikova - Wardrobe

You can find out more about Emily over on her website, and you can follow her on twitter: @EBEventing


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Friday, 22 June 2012

Bananas everywhere

John Moloney and Dave Vickers - SW Magazine July 2012

I don't like to photograph things in the same way everyone else would. I like my pictures to be original if I can - particularly my portraits. So when asked to photograph a comedian and a comedy festival organiser in a comedy club I started searching for a way of making it different from what most people would do.

After a bit of searching around finding out about the deadpan comedian John Maloney and the Dave Vickers the founder of Banana Caberet I wasn't getting far - I had a sheet full of at least 50 shot ideas, but none of them were quite grabbing me as I would like them to. Then I realised that the answer had been staring me in the face - "Banana Caberet". You can never have too many bananas, even when you turn up to a shoot with 4kg of them...

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Huge thanks to Lorraine for SW magazine for the fun commission and to John and Dave for the laughs.

Find out about the Balham Comedy Festival over here: www.balhamcomedyfestival.com
Tickets are now on sale for the shows from the 5th till the 8th of July at The Bedford.

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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Interviewed for the RPS Journal

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The Royal Photographic Society Journal magazine this month features an article about me and my photography. It was interesting being interviewed by Claire Protherough for the piece as I felt that every word I said mattered much more than normal. A huge thanks to her for the lovely write up.