Dr Gwen Adshead

Sunday Times Magazine

Dr Gwen Adshead photographed in her garden just before the rain turned up and soaked us! Photographing and meeting people like Gwen is why I do this job, an utterly fascinating shoot and incredibly interesting company. It’s not every day you meet someone who works with murderers. ⁠⁠Gwen Adshead is a Forensic Psychologist and has been a Consultant Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital since the…

Goblin Works – Mod Shop

Discovery Channel

Helen Stanley, Anthony Partridge and Jimmy De Ville are the petrol-head trio from Discovery’s show Goblin Works Garage Mod Shop, a new car modification show where they take a viewers car and tune, change and modify the car with a surprise reveal at the end. Discovery asked me to head down to the garage to shoot some portraits of the presenters on the set…

Digital Capture Kit 2021

Socially distanced remote image review

I posted a couple of shots of this rig in my Instagram stories the other week and was inundated with questions. I thought I would put a couple of posts together explaining the tech behind the setup. If you are one of my wonderful clients reading this, wondering what this means for you? Well, simply, it means a safe and socially distanced review of…

Dr. Rachel Clarke

The Sunday Times Magazine

As a portrait photographer making sure that I am able to photograph people safely through the Covid-19 Pandemic has been an incredibly important part of my job. It’s one that I have taken incredibly seriously from the start. Luckily nowhere could have been more clean and strict than the Covid-Green clear ward where I met Dr Rachel Clarke to photograph her for The Sunday…

David Walliams

Channel 4

The call came in, “can you go and stand in a field with a flying car, but – can I check you aren’t afraid of the child catcher?” After deciphering the message from Channel 4 I grabbed my wet weather gear and headed to the middle of a muddy field where I met David Walliams on the last filming day of Chitty Flies Again,…

Mayflower autonomous ship team portraits

IBM

When I was first asked to be involved with the Mayflower autonomous ship, it was quite cryptic! A ship with no crew, fully autonomous, powered by solar and driven by an AI captain, are you interested? I was hooked! IBM commissioned me to travel down to Plymouth a couple of times to photograph the crew involved in the project and to capture portraits at…

Lord Sedwill

The Sunday Times Magazine

Lord, Sir, Baron, Mark, Mr Sedwill, what do you call a man who has so many titles? It turns out he simply prefers Mark! I was commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine to photograph Mark Sedwill, the outgoing Cabinet Secretary at the Cabinet Office. Mark has just left his role as the most senior civil servant in the country and talked me through some…

Dame Ellen MacArthur

Sunday Times Magazine

I first watched Ellen MacArthur traverse the globe, I was 20 when she broke the world record and I think most people my age remember her crossing the line (video included at the bottom of the blog in case you’ve not seen it!) I had travelled down to the Isle Of Wight to photograph Dame Ellen MacArthur for the Sunday Times Magazine. After a…

The Nelayan Project

Personal Work

Nelayan are traditional Indonesian Fishermen, fishing from small boats for Lemuru or Petek, small sardine-like fish. In the mid-1990s, plastic started washing up on the beaches and replacing fish in the nets. This is a blog about my latest personal project,  a tough one to shoot – beautiful places blighted by plastic and waste with locals who feel helpless. To see the full gallery…

Dame Hilary Mantel

The Sunday Times Magazine

I was commissioned by the Sunday Times magazine to photograph Dame Hilary Mantel, the author of Wolf Hall. Shot on location at Exeter Cathedral Hilary was an absolutely fantastic subject, we talked about how this press campaign for the third and final book of the trilogy is very different from the first book release in 2009. Hilary told me how there were hundreds of…

24 Hours in A&E

Channel 4

Before lockdown I had the pleasure of shooting the NHS staff at St Georges hospital for the latest series of 24 Hours in A&E for Channel 4. This is the third series I have shot for the channel and every time it’s a privilege to meet new members of the team as well as catching up with the staff I had met before. One of…

Custom Charger board

Finally tidy!

I was, as I’m sure a lot of you are, utterly sick of endless chargers and cables. A mess of wires that always seem to get tangled and it always ends up looking like Medusa on a bad hair day, so I decided to create my own custom charger board. I’ve tried various things over the years, I’ve tried to hide them in drawers,…

Black and white portrait of Metallica

Metallica

Kerrang! Magazine

I took a short flight over to Milan to shoot the legendary Metallica for a Kerrang! magazine cover. We landed, and the heavens opened, drenching everything. I had a small dual studio set up backstage at the 85,000 capacity sold-out venue. After I’d set up, I took a break and grabbed some food. I’d been told by an old friend of mine to ask…

Nick & Harris Reed

The Sunday Times Magazine

I popped down to the south coast to photograph the father and son combination of Nick and Harris Reed for The Sunday Times Magazine. Nick is an Oscar-winning documentary producer, one of the British Hollywood elite, and Harris is a fashion designer whose designs have been worn by Harry Styles, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevigne. We ran about for an hour and threw about…

Duff McKagan

Kerrang! Magazine Cover

“Hey man, I have to stop this shoot.” The words no photographer ever wants to hear – unless, it’s Duff Mckagan who follows it up with this “you look like a guy who enjoys a joke…” Duff then proceeded to reel off a string of excellent gags, I fired back some of my own, and we riffed with the jokes for a good forty…

Babymetal

Kerrang! Magazine

I had the pleasure of shooting Japanese band Babymetal for the cover of Kerrang. It was great meeting their crew and working through ideas for the shoot with the world exclusive of their new reduced lineup and new outfits. Moa-metal and Su-metal were incredibly polite and fun to work with,  I think they were impressed with my incredibly basic Japanese. We chatted about how…

Secret Teacher

Channel 4

I’ll get to the Secret Teacher post but first… Welcome to the new blog, I felt that there were so many shots and behind the scenes bits that I was shooting and didn’t have an outlet for so, I created this new blog. I shoot a lot, be it personal and commissions so I will hopefully be writing about the most exciting jobs here…