Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Commission: Jilly Cooper - Sunday Times Magazine

I was recently commissioned to photograph the author Jilly Cooper for the cover of the Sunday Times magazine. Photographing the cover of a magazine is always an honour and a rather terrifying responsibility at the same time. Add in to the mix that you'll be working with in a  confined space with an elderly but renowned author, and a large stallion - and it certainly ups the pressure. Thankfully we had the expert help of Gary Witheford with his extraordinary horse whispering skills, and the team of Westcourt Stables. I'm not going to say it was easy - but I was pretty happy with the final cover. Big thanks go to the team at Sunday Times for getting me on board too.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Recent Assignment // Wrestling in Moldova

This assignment was For Men's Health UK and I shot it at the end of last year in Chisinau, Moldova. We flew a bit by the seat of our pants on this one - after we were asked to do a live interview on Moldovan TV in...Spanish (I sat this one out!) and then nearly getting trapped in a Moldovan drinking game....all before we'd even got anything in the can. Not generally how me or Will, the writer, would normally like to work, but we didn't have much choice on this one. It came down to the wire because we still didn't haven't have the access the story required up until about 3 hours before we had to leave for the airport. Somehow we managed to get it all wrapped just in time!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Recent Assignment // Adel Abdel Latif

Two portraits from a shoot with Dr Adel Abdel Latif, the self proclaimed 'Ghost Negotiator' and a former PPF Kick Boxing World Champion. It was a great shoot in gym in Zurich and Dr Latif was very generous with his time which was a joy as it meant we were able to try multiple set-ups. These are two out-takes from the article which will appear in the Swiss edition of RedBulletin.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Recent Assignment: Kenya for Vanity Fair

Last year I was lucky enough to be sent on assignment for Vanity Fair to photograph a safari in Kenya along with some luxury Safari lodges, the delightful Segera Retreat and fantastic Angama Mara. It was a huge privilege and a wonderful adventure. Below is the resulting spread.

And here are some extra shots from the trip

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Recent Assignment: Mark Webber for the Red Bulletin

I recently flew to Germany to photograph Mark Webber at the Nürburgring for the Red Bulletin. We had Mark and an unreleased Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the afternoon and I have to say it was a most enjoyable shoot! - Mark's an utter gent and consummate professional so he was a pleasure to work with. The online story with other snaps and a great on board video can be found here.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Recent Portrait: Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker for the Financial Times

I was recently commissioned to photograph the pilot Mark Vanhoenacker for the Financial Times Weekend magazine. Mark has recently written a book extolling the virtues and beauty of human flight, given the recent events in aviation it is a good counter point to the negativity out there and offers and interesting perspective on things. You can find the book here.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

International Development: An assignment to Myanmar for ActionAid UK

At the end of last year I was asked by the charity ActionAid UK to travel to Myanmar to document a trip by the British TV personality Hugh Dennis as he ventured out there to meet a child he sponsors in the country (see above). It was an amazing, eye opening trip, and as ever I was humbled by the generosity and warmth of the people we met, not only the team of translators and field workers we worked alongside, but the subjects of the images and the communities we visited. Below are a selection of images from the trip - you can find out more about it and see a video from the trip here.