Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Unable to leave the camera completely alone I shot these behind the scenes images of the latest Absolutely Notting Hill shoot. A magazine I've been doing some picture editing for recently. My favourite is the shot of the clothes all pinned and clamped at the back! Nothing's ever as it seems in magazines!
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
One of my clients The Royal Parks asked me to photograph the return to Greenwich Park of Henry Moore’s 1976 sculpture ‘Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge'. The sculpture has returned to the plinth it stood on from 1979 until 2007, is on loan for two years and will be in place for the 2012 Olympics. Excitingly for me, and something the client forgot to mention before the shoot, the opening was attended by Olympic legend and current world record triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. Sadly I didn't get a chance to chat to him as he was too busy, but it is interesting to see the diverse places the images crop up! These examples are from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news and http://www.artlyst.com
Monday, 10 October 2011
The original Portabello Rough Trade Records which opened opened in Kensington Park Road in 1976 The year that punk broke and is one of the worlds most famous record stores. Although the store moved to it’s current Talbot Road location in 1982 it remains a mecca for vinyl enthusiasts. These images were commissioned by Absolutely Notting Hill Magazine to show the character and atmosphere of the shop giving the images a retro feel in line with the aesthetic of the shop.
Friday, 7 October 2011
August saw me participate in my first Olympic distance triathlon. 1500m swim 40k cycle and 10k run. Not the fastest time, but not an embarrassment at 2h49m. Later I had the opportunity of watching and photographing the professionals on the same course. GB Olympic hopeful Alistair Brownlee smashed the course with an amazing 1.50.09. His brother photographed above with Javier Gomez came third in 1.51.04 securing them both a place in next years Olympic team. Tim Don also photographed and former world champion failed to qualify finishing 51st in 1h54m.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Another shoot for Building Magazine, this time to photograph the extensive works that are going on in and around Borough Market by Network Rail. The idea is to improve communications with Charing Cross by doubling the rail lines from London Bridge Station. This has caused major disruption in an already busy area and has seen the bridge built amazingly close to the local buildings, with one pub even losing their top floor so the bridge can go directly above it.
Food photography is something I’m being asked to photograph more frequently these days as it goes hand in hand with interiors photography. The Grosvenor House Hotel asked me to photograph their Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea, especially designed for the occasion by the hotel’s award-winning Executive Chef Nigel Boschetti. I was also told that I got the commission as I have managed to become the Marriott Hotels UK approved photographer. Happy days.
Another shoot at the beautiful headquarters of the British Academy. This time to photograph the now finished refurbishment of No. 11 Carlton House Terrace. Formerly the home of William Gladstone, and designed by John Nash, the building now houses the British Academy and is open for functions. A couple of the food shots of the menu are also shown.