Monday, 9 January 2017

A great start to 2017 - my first cover for The Sunday Times Magazine

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What a great start to 2017, my first cover for The Sunday Times Magazine! And for such an interesting article as well.

Gabriel Pogrund and Alix O’Neill wrote about millennials who are forced to live at home and the struggles that their generation is going through to enter independent adulthood. I was asked to visit a couple of people in just this situation -  it’s a bit strange arriving at someone’s house and asking them to get into bed with their parents, particularly when you’ve never met before. But that’s exactly what I did for this shoot. Wonderfully both families I photographed were game and embraced the idea wholeheartedly.

Massive thanks to Russ for the commission and to my subjects for their patience. Read the article here: LINK

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Living with your parents - The Sunday Times Magazine

Thursday, 5 January 2017

My top ten from 2016

Dr Chris and Dr Xand photographed for the Sunday Times Magazine
I set two TV presenters on fire
My first shoot of 2016 was with Chris and Xand Van Tulcken, they turned up with ice, fire and brightly coloured liquids… LINK

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My photograph was hung in the National Portrait Gallery
My photo of Nigel Farage was selected for the Taylor Wessing Photo Prize and is hanging in the gallery until the 26th of February. LINK

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Brits in Europe launched in the Sunday Times Magazine
In the run up to the EU referendum I photographed Brits living all over the EU. The project launched two weeks before the big vote in a special edition of the Sunday Times Magazine. See the project here: LINK

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I encouraged victorian cross-dressing in the Dickens museum
Lucy and Sophie Dickens embraced the idea of dressing up as men on my shoot for The Sunday Times Magazine: LINK


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I started working with BAFTA
It’s not every day you get a request from BAFTA to photograph for them. In fact, it had never happened before to me until this year when they asked me to capture the Breakthrough Brits. LINK

I shot a video using still portraits
Collaborating with Dan from Ogilvy we made a video for Wileyfox entirely from stills images. These were all shot on one day in Shoreditch. Take a look: LINK


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I put moustaches on mathematicians for the BBC
Yes, I got the beautiful Hannah Fry to wear a moustache. Find out more: LINK


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I traveled the world… but can’t show the pictures yet
Canada, Mexico, and a grand tour of Europe was followed by a project in South Africa and India. However, the projects haven’t launched yet, so I can’t show you the shots. So for now here is a picture from my instagram of a fruit seller in Kolkata. See more here: LINK


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I experienced a whole town crying with happiness
Grown men crying, a whole city celebrating and so much emotion. I captured Middlesbrough's promotion to the Premier League from the fans perspective: LINK


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I gave my photographs to the homeless
Instead of taking pictures I gave them. As part of the Help Portrait movement I photographed homeless and vulnerable people at The Passage and gave them a truly memorable experience. See more here: LINK


Thanks to everyone who made this year so exciting. Bring on 2017!