I was asked recently by one of the blog readers, to do a little bit more behind the scenes stuff and to also explain how some of the images are created. So I thought I would use these recent portraits and go into a little more detail about how they were done…Read More
The Rugby World Cup 2019, in Japan, has kicked off! As I write this, it’s a rainy Sunday morning in the UK and I’m sat in front of the TV watching England play their opening game against Tonga. How’s that for multi-tasking? Blogging while enjoying my Sunday…Read More
It’s 2019 and mental illness, depression, stress and anxiety are all on the increase. There’s been a whole heap of studies done that have linked high levels of social media use with these higher levels of depression, stress and anxiety. High levels of social media use? That’s most people these days isn’t it? I read recently that a ‘normal’ person will spend, on average, at least 2 hours a day on social media! That seems high to me but then again I’m not ‘normal’ and I know that some people spend even longer on it all. So have we got a problem? Is the way we live our modern lives affecting how we see ourselves and our self-worth and is social media tearing us apart?Read More
I over-complicate these blog posts I think! Sometimes it should just be about sharing a portrait full of genuine emotion!
There are lots of technical elements to portrait photography, some of them easier to get to grips with than others but once you’ve got that bit covered it comes down to you and the subject in front of your camera. The best portraits, for me personally, are created when you capture a feeling of genuine emotion. So here’s one I made earlier…Read More
Short and sweet blog post this week!
So I haven’t tested in ages! Testing, if you don’t know, is basically a collaboration between creatives. Generally, no one is being paid but it’s a time where we can experiment with ideas and concepts, whether they are mine or another member of the team, and see what comes up.
Last week I shared some images from one of my ideas from the test shoot, called ‘Newspeak’, make sure you check out the last blog if you haven’t already! This week I thought I would share the images that, my loyal makeup artist, Gaby Hunt wanted to create from our test…Read More
So the UK has been hit by a heatwave this week with temperatures reaching record highs of 38 degrees celsius. Pretty hot right? Too hot for some and, definitely, too hot to be sat at a computer blogging! That’s why this week I am a little late on posting and also why I am keeping this short…Read More
This week there has been so much going on, and I will be honest and say that my brain has been filled with jobs, post-production, meetings, ideas and life away from photography. It’s been hard to focus my brain on just one thing especially the blog! Even now I am sat here being distracted from writing by messages about a job tomorrow and emails from clients wanting to book in pre-production calls. So ironically this blog post is about some simple things that I do to try and stay focused! Hang on there’s the phone….
Sorry about that! Interestingly though it does segway nicely into my first tip on staying focused…Read More
I have a heavy heart this week! My dear friend Bob sadly had to say goodbye to his best friend and canine companion of 12 years, Skip. Skip passed away early on Friday morning with Bob by his side as he had always been. If you have read my previous blog post about these two characters, ‘This is Bob…’ you may understand why this loss is so painful for Bob and anyone that ever crossed paths with Skip. Bob is obviously heartbroken but staying positive as Bob always does!Read More
‘The newest Islander to arrive on Love Island is…’
No not really! But you were nearly had you right?
This blog post actually has nothing to do with Love Island apart from the fact that during a recent shoot, with Danni W from RMG Models, we created some shots that, the whole team joked, looked like Love Island promo images…Read More
If you have followed me for a while on social media you may already know the story of Bob and Skip. I met Bob in 2015 when I had a photography studio in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This is the story of how we met one another and the Facebook post that I shared in June of the same year (with Bobs permission of course)…
‘This is Bob…
Bob is not an alcoholic, Bob is not a drug addict but Bob does live on the streets!!
I met Bob a couple of weeks ago in Birmingham while he was sat, with his trusty sidekick, Skip, reading his book in the sunshine…Read More
A completely different style of blog post this week. ‘The Great British Break Up’ is a selection of images and pieces of writing that I felt captured the mood, and feeling of the people around me as I wandered the streets of grey, East London with my camera. I wanted to try and create a story or narrative around the moments that I shot, and with everything going on here in the UK, a ‘Break Up’ seemed very fitting…Read More
It’s going to be another short blog post this week in comparison to last weeks lengthy number. I have been in London working, for the early part of the week, so time has been a little limited, especially for thinking about and composing another blog post. With that being said, here is what I came up with at short notice…
I’m keeping it nice and simple again this week! I thought I would simply share some of my favourite images from a recent lingerie shoot with, the lovely…Read More
In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what kind of photographer you are, whether you're a commercial photographer, a portrait photographer, a fashion photographer or even a hobbyist photographer it doesn’t matter, I would always recommend working on personal projects.
When you work in the photography industry, especially in advertising, you can often find yourself…Read More