The snow was falling and I wanted to get involved. I was keen to get some photographs in the snow, with light bouncing all around. I decided to cycle up to Hampstead Heath and take some shots of people and the surrounding area. By the time I reached the Heath, after a fairly treacherous bike ride, the snow had stopped and there was a multitude of people out having fun in the snow. I started by shooting some groups of people on Parliament Hill.
After this I wandered off to shoot some of the surrounding landscape.
Finally I returned to Parliament Hill and started shooting some of the people...
'Walk on By' is my latest photography story. It is from a series of images that I have been working on over winter.
The images are an abstract look at life passing by on the streets of London. The subjects are carrying home their shopping, hurrying by, sheltering from the wind and rain, etc. the reason for making them abstract is partly because I love they way they look, the colours, and the distortion of shapes, but also I like the way the viewer can read something of their own into the pictures.
Here are just 3 of the images from a story of twelve. I am looking to get the whole...
Every now and then I do a job that I wish I hadn't. This was one of those jobs.
I locked my bike to the railing outside the cafe and and crossed over onto Haggerston Rd. It was a beautifully warm sunny May day. I was looking for the Meadham Kirchhoff studio. As I scanned the row of assorted warehouse doors and grilles a painfully trendy, and highly colourful young man walked out of his studio towards me. This had to be one of my subjects! I asked him if he was part of the Meadham Kirchhoff team. He very dismissively acknowledged that he was, grudgingly let me in, and told me to go upstairs...
Individualism styling Levi's Dockers at Boxpark Shoreditch
I spent a fun filled Saturday (24th March) afternoon shooting Nigel and Aaron from Individualism who were giving styling tips to customers.
Nigel and Aaron as they arrive for a day of styling with Dockers
Customer styled in Dockers has his photo taken for the Dockers Facebook page
Passer by shopping in Shoreditch takes a break from the half pipe
Nigel and Aaron tweek add the finishing touches to a customers Dockers outfit
Hanging out with mates outside the Boxpark store
Passing cycle courier on 'fixie'...
Beached As! Fashion Photographs
The Blow-up Chair
This series of fashion photographs had a last minute change of plan. The shoot was originally meant to take place in an empty swimming pool. Unfortunately these fashion portraits took so long to organise that Park Road Pool in North London had filled the pool with water for the summer season. As it happened, it all worked out well. We ended up with beautiful weather, bright colours and sparkly water. Maybe this is just the luck of a London advertising photographer...?! Click this link to view the fashion story...
Smoking Portrait Photographs
Security Guards on a cigarette break
Shot just off Berkley Square, in Mayfair, central London for my 'Fag Ends' project. I was cycling round town with my camera, looking for people who had been forced to smoke outside since the smoking ban came into force. I loved the look of these two characters, so I stopped off to take a few shots. Unfortunately they were just taking the last puffs of their respective cigarettes, and amazingly weren't up for sparking up another straight away. I returned after half an hour to catch this moment. Click this link to view the full...
Ting Tings Portrait Photographs
A last minute change of plan for this music photographer meant I shot this in my dining room! Paper Magazine rang from New York the day before the shoot insisting on a white background. This meant the red flock wall paper of the bar I was going to shoot my portrait photographs against was out. Music photographers come up against this all the time so the need to be flexible is essential. Click this link to view the music gallery... I also shot Hearts Revolution for the same article in Paper Magazine.
Before I moved into...