Just got back from a week in Devon. Half rest & recuperation and half stock shooting. Mid August, England in the height of summertime. You’d expect blue skies, birds tweeting, ice creams, beaches packed, the smell of fish and chips, extortionate car-park charges…… and you’d be wrong (apart from the car park charges). Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s Jonny!….

August 14th, 2007

Nope, not an encounter with Jack Nicholson and his pet axe in a remote hotel – a shoot with England rugby superstar Jonny Wilkinson. The World Cup is nearly upon us again so what better way to commemorate that drop-kick that earned us victory over the Aussies than a shot of the man himself.

Commissioned by Getty Images for the NSPCC this shoot was part of the full-stop campaign. Jonny is supporter of the NSPCC and so we had him wear an NSPCC shirt and the agency had provided a green NSPCC coloured ball. Read the rest of this entry »

Shetland calling…

August 7th, 2007

Gratuitous plug time.

A very good friend of mine, photographer John Carolan who lives in Shetland (that group of islands you can just see on the weather map that lie between Scotland and Norway) has spent the last two years on a personal project shooting portraits documenting 100 of the islands women.

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August 3rd, 2007

When I’m not shooting commissioned work I shoot for a few stock libraries. One of my drivers, as you’ll see if you look at the portfolio, is the concept of symmetry and it’s extremely rare to just stumble across this in nature.

The following image was made during a trip to Germany & Holland in spring this year to shoot stock. I found myself driving through the beautiful countryside of the Eifel region in Germany (south west of Bonn) with its rolling hills and amazing wind turbine farms. The main purpose of the day was to visit some of the little medieval villages that populate this region and to shoot them for my stock libraries.

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