23 February 15
Portia is wearing a House Of Sunny dress. Check out her blog and photography HERE
Some personal work from a slightly out of season trip to Alvor on the Portugese Algarve a while back, not sure why I've never posted these before, quite fond of them.
Seafret from press shoot at the end of last year for Columbia Records.
New web editorial collab styled by Nancy Kent see the whole spread HERE
Taken through a slightly grubby window of the Hawes Inn Hotel, South Queensferry on a very stormy Christmas Eve night. It's not perfect and I didn't have a tripod or anything but I like this one because of the two Swans you can see in the firth near the shore sheltering from the storm.
A small selection of images shot for my incredibly talented friend Lindsey who made the amazing trech coat featured. Check out more of Lindsey's stuff HERE. Wanted to shoot something dare I say 'arty' with a bit of a narrative rather than straight product shots. Thanks to Karen for modelling. Ciara Brew for Make-uping. And Paul for Pauling.
This is one of my favourite 'out-take' images ever so I thought I'd share it and the story behind it. It was a few years ago at the XFM studios in Manchester. The Manic Street Preachers were doing a live session and chat on Clint Boon's show. I don't really do getting starstruck but I was kind of nervous about meeting the Manics, they were my hero's when I was younger, stuff like The Holy Bible and Generation Terrorists had a massive influence on me growing up. Anyway they were polite and reserved and very business like about doing what must be the millionth photoshoot. I always enjoyed doing stuff for Clints show, he's a nice friendly chap, so he came in to have a chat and a picture too. As we were finishing his wife arrived with the baby, so excitedly Clint said 'Wanna have a photo with my baby Boon?' The band kind of mumbled and politely said 'no it's alright thanks' but before they knew it baby Boon was hurled (in a safe, loving way! This wasn't a Michael Jackson type incident) into their arms and they all burst out laughing. It was a really nice moment and I'm glad I got chance to capture it.
Thanks to everyone who came down to the NOLA launch and to party with Louis Louis Louis at Sela last week. The exhibition is going to be up until into the new year, Sela is open everyday from 4 and does ace pizza's and beer so drop in if you are in Leeds. Big thank you to Mark at Sela and all at The City Talking for their support and enthusiasm for this. AAAaaand cos not everyone is going to be in Leeds I've put a selection of images online in a gallery HERE!!! Hope you enjoy! Cheers.
I've got an exhibition of photographs from New Orleans, Louisiana opening at Sela in Leeds on the 20th November. Really excited about this, we're going to be having an opening party New Orleans style that night which should be lots of fun with great live music from Louis Louis Louis. Free in, all welcome, come down if your a Leedser!
Quick snap taken for Halloween look post on Georgia's blog HERE
A few months ago I was commissioned to shoot some live and behind the scenes type shots for James at their Castlefield Bowl gig in Manchester. It was a really great show, very much enjoyed shooting this one.
A couple of months ago I zipped over to Paris to shoot some pics with Ben L'Oncle Soul for Itunes, fun day, funky music, nice chap, session is available as a bonus along with his album.
I was commissioned by Leeds College of Music to shoot a series of images of their students for marketing and the 14/15 Prospectus, shot in various locations around Leeds including Sela Bar, FD Arena, Marshall Mills and Crash Records.