I was commissioned to shoot a series of Interiors for Sharrington Cottages in Norfolk. The photos were then featured in Conde Nast Traveller. I recently returned to shoot their newest cottage. It was great to go back, knowing that I played an important part in this now thriving business. I hear from the owner that Conde Nast have booked to come back.
No real time for text now but this day was incredible happy and sad at the same time. Such a pleasure and honner to get this commission and for such an amazing Hospice. Were now in talks about have an exhibition of the images…
A series of portraits to celebrate neurodiversity ‘Neurodiversity is a concept and social movement that advocates for viewing autism, ADHD, hydrocephalus, dyspraxia, and dyslexia (but a few) as a variation of human wiring, rather than a disease.’ Everyone of these people are both high functioning and highly regarded in many ways. We should want to be like them, befriend or employ them. They are fantastically able in so many ways. A subject close to my own heart as someone with severe dyslexia – this is a long project which will be an exhibition celebrating the skills and attributes of people who are neurodiverse whilst raising awareness and informing others how neurodiverse people have unique skills to offer the world across multiple areas and disciplines. An informative celebration. The world is starting to pay attention to the fact that many people have different brains and shouldn’t have to pretend they are like everyone else. This is my chance to learn about about many areas I haven’t come across before, while taking portraits of fantastic people. In my one tiny way helping to change opinion, inspire and encourage. This is the next frontier of inclusivity. My first thoughts when devising this project: […]
A short while ago I was asked by one of the worlds leading drama schools to take photos for it’s newest venture. At the time it was a little hush-hush but soon after the shoot my pictures were used to head up the campaign that was rolled out nation wide. The day was great fun, me with the marketing team, an art director from the design agency and one of my fantastic assistants, Tim. Here is a little about the project… Designed in line with the curriculum at Key Stage 3, the LAMDA Level 2 Award in Speaking and Listening Skills enables learners to attain a nationally recognised, vocational qualification within the school timetable. Prioritising independent learning and research skills, the syllabus provides a valuable foundation for future academic attainment. The first Award of its kind in the UK, it also develops assertiveness, confidence and sociability.
Over the last year I have been asked to do quite a few shoots for the Jewish Museum in Camden, who have some fantastic exhibitions. I’ve been honoured that they’ve asked me back to photograph their private views. The fantastic Jane Franklin who used to employ me to snap press-nights at Hampstead Theatre, after moving to the Jewish Museum asked me to document a show and talk called ‘Blood’ by Tom Piper (Tower of London poppies man). Since then I have documented ‘Through a Queer Lens: Portraits of LGBTQ Jews,’ Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution – an insight into the history of men’s fashion from the dawn of Carnaby street to more recent. Next came Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London – captivating portraits and a talk about her life. She also gave me a signed copy of her book! And the last big exhibition was Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl – which was an astounding insight into music with an epic display of vinyl, accompanied by a huge lightbox diagonally spanning the room from end to end. Above are some of my favourite pictures. When I turned up to photograph a breakfast event last week. I pleased […]
A few weeks ago I was asked to come and do a shoot for Carousel, A Marylebone restaurant that rotates fantastic chef's every two weeks. I initially thought I was doing a quick portrait of a chef, It turns out that not only were there two of them but the owners wanted me to shoot the food and document the prep into service. I really enjoyed the job and hope that although a little uninformed I hope you think I rose to the challenge. I was really pleased with the results. It was quite hard to chose a few from hours of shooting.