Thursday, November 30, 2006

Manufactured housing

view from a friends' flat, London. Its funny how we create such ordered habitats but as individuals we lead such chaotic lives.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Another night, another load of balls

Another student ball done by flesharchitects. I knew it was going to be a bad night when I tunred up at the hotel in Mayfair to find it swarming with police , with bobbies on every floor. The reason? It was hotel the Ex-KGB spy had stayed in just before being assissinated. Great I thought as I mentally slapped myself for getting my NBC suit. I also however managed to forget the keys to my flat. And also had hired probably the worst studio lights in London; their dodgey connection caused them to flash about once every 3 seconds causing fits of epilepsy left right and centre. The event itself was amazing with chocolate fountains, sheesha rooms, comedians, cartoonists, gladiator dueling (the big inflatable kind) a 3 course meal and a ice sculpture of a giant tooth which unfortunately as it melted came to look more and more phallic, a bit dodgey considering it was also a kind of fountain. The photo is of your truely avec some random who wanted a picture..probably so she knew who to come after when she saw what the terrible lights had done to her photo.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Angel McKenzie

More from the boxer shoot-varying styles-when there's no pressure/editorial/PR input I like to shoot a bunch of different stuff to help me see what I like and don't like and in doing so slowly develop my own style. Well...thats the theory anway.

Calibration - its all about different viewpoints

Decided to calibrate my screen the other day. My reaction after I completed it? Damn. Yep that's right images I'd edited to my own taste were in fact far lighter than I wanted them to be (as is the case with a large majority of the pictures on my website). And I thought it was just everyone elses's screens that were wrong...


Just before the rain came...

A view of London in the path of angry looking rain cloud. Taken from my pent house apartment...I wish. Actually it was Guys Tower, not mine.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Get in the ring...

This was a candid shot I took during a photo shoot with the female boxer Angel McKenzie in south London last Friday. More to follow from the actual shoot.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Who's who at a wedding

A good friend of mine spotted this article in Front magazine and decided I need cheering up so posted it through to me. It's sad, but somewhat true!

New slideshow

The website has had a bit of an overhaul, with the reportage section having a face-lift to make way for shiny new slideshows such as the one above. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Farringdon...where else?!

Well there I was tearing down a street trying to find an exhibition that I was already late for and I saw this through a window. I find it very hard sometimes to get my camera and snap picks like this - but this one just couldn't be missed it was so odd! The guy sat behind the desk didn't come out as well as I would have liked but I'm pretty sure he was aware of the sign behind him. Anyway the exhibition was good, saw Simon Wheatley from Magnum (who actually remembered my name!) and we shared little stories from the paris riots like the kind of seasoned photogrpaher I'm clearly not. Also met Martin Parr's assistant and basically drank and much free booze as I could manage. As one does at these things.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Beaten up by a thug called 'photoshop'

A disturbing insight into the wonders of Photoshop-this beating took about 5 mins.



Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station the iconic building on the south side of the Thames was open to the public for the last time last week before it undergoes a massive overhaul and is turned into apartments and a shopping complex...or a swanky winebar. Anyway I went along to get some shots, wish I'd given myself more time because by the time I got there it was a bit too dark to get interior shots, which would have been cool, this place would be a dream location for a big budget shoot.
Anyway sorry for the lack of updates recently been really busy doing work at the Sunday Times Magazine picture desk. There'll be more from this series to come at some point.