Thursday, 30 June 2011

Interviewed for


Shortly after I was lucky enough to win the UK Tattoo Industry 'Best Photographer' award for the second year in a row, contacted me and asked if I'd be happy to do an interview for their site. Since I love tattoos and the adventures my tattoo related comissions have sent me on, I agreed. Thanks to Alex for taking the time to come up with a list of interesting questions for me, it's certainly not a cut-and-paste tpye interview. If you fancy a five minute read, then click the link below. If you are a budding photographer, or have an interest in what makes my mind tick and my approach to my work, then you will hopefully find it interesting.

The full interview can be found here .


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Anatomy of a Cover Shoot : Feature in Practical Photography

Last month Practical Photography Magazine asked if they could follow me on a shoot and do a "day in the life" feature.

If you ever wanted to know what gear I use on a shoot, or how I run a shoot, then pick up the July 2011 issue to find out! I wondered if I would find it stressful having a photographer following me and a writer ready to turn the shoot into a story. Afterall, I'm usually the one shooting and not the one being photographed! It turns out I didn't have anything to worry about, it didn't feel any different to a shoot where I have an art director, client or creative director and their team on set with me. The shoot itself went well, although typically the one time a piece of gear dies it would be when we are shooting a behind the scenes feature, fortunately a quick swap to my second lighting trigger meant the shoot wasn't slowed down. A good example of why it is important to make sure you bring back-up gear on shoots. The magazine that the cover shot was taken for will be gracing the shelves of WHSmiths in just over a month. Practical Photography also put up a sneak peak behind the scenes gallery too, click through to see more.


Friday, 10 June 2011

Hyro Da Hero - Press Shots

Last week I was invited to the Rock Sound magazine office to shoot up coming hip-hop artist Hyro Da Hero for an interview. After we finished the 'safe shots' Texas born, California resident Hyro was happy to come outside and shoot some extra frames to get something a little different.

He is playing two sets at Download festival 2011, and I recommend you take the time to check him out. for the music geeks out there, you might be interested to know his live band comprises members of Blood Brothers and At the Drive-in.