Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Away from Desk: Hong Kong & Vietnam

Just a quick note to say that I'm currently away from my desk (in Hong Kong and then Vietnam) until early May - if you're trying to get in touch please try emailing or calling, and apologies if there's any delay in getting back to you. If you're keen to see any updates then I suggest you follow me on twitter or on instagram.

Rough Scan: Tom Kevill-Davies

Picked these up from the lab today but won't have a chance to scan them properly for awhile. This is a portrait I shot of Tom Kevill-Davies, aka the Hungry Cyclist, at home in London.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recent Tearsheets

Some recent tearsheets from some lifestyle and travel features I've shot so far this year.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Portrait: Steve Grantham

An outtake from a recent shoot with Steve Grantham head of Cooke and Mason PLC

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Polaroid: The Alps

A polaroid from the archives - taken a few years back in the French Alps

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Portrait: Atte Miettinen, mountineer

The other week I was asked to photograph Finnish mountaineer Atte Miettinen. I had a day with him in London so I opted to shoot some of the images in the studio and then get some external shots in the afternoon. Here's one of the images with a little behind the scenes shot below revealing my fantastically helpful and amenable human light stands. There are some more images, including some from the studio, here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tearsheets: Access magazine, Playstation

Two images of mine that were commissioned for Playstation's 'Access' magazine. Below is the shot of Hand Circus founder Simon Oliver. There's another image from the shoot here and two other out-takes below.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Portrait: Rob Brown

Film maker and Director Rob Brown

I shot this on Friday whilst I was down In Bristol giving a lecture followed by a workshop at Bath Spa University to the class of 'Creative Media Practice' BA students.

Hungry Tom

Tom Kevill-Davies aka @hungrycyclist testing the lights and midway through a bacon sarnie the other day whilst very kindly helping out in the studio.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

'Lucky', Guatemala

I've just been going through some images for a presentation I have to give on Friday at the University of Bath Spa. Whilst doing so I found this one from last year. Six year old Lucrecia or, 'Lucky' as she was known, being taught to weave by her mother in San Joaquin, Guatemala.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Homs, Syria - 2007

Scenes from Homs in 2007

What's going on in Homs at the moment is truly heart-breaking. When I was passing through in 2007 I remember having one of the most hospitable experiences of my entire trip in Syria. I'd arrived with a friend at the bus station, having traveled by coach from Damascus, and we were unsure what we'd find in the city having not arranged any accommodation or travel once there. But we were met by a guy in the station who immediately sparked up a conversation. Now often when traveling in more touristy places I would be wary of any such encounter but it was clear that this guy was not out sell us anything, or make any money out of us, he just wanted to welcome us into his city, and was excited to be able to practice English. We shared a taxi with him into town and he took us into his house, wanting us to meet his wife who was an English teacher and show off his young daughter who was barely walking at that stage. The hospitality and enthusiasm we received was so touching when I thought of how somebody from Syria would likely be treated on arrival in my own home town. There'd be no comparison. And yet here we were two strangers that he let into his house and introduced to his family. My thoughts go out to them now, I hope with all my heart that they are safe.