Recent blog entries
My official photography of the first Virgin Disruptors event, ‘Is Technology Killing Music?’, featuring Imogen Heap, Will.I.Am and Amanda Palmer.Read More
My official event photography for Virgin at the launch of Virgin Startup at Boxpark in Shoreditch, 24th October 2013, with Sir Richard Branson, Richard Reed, James Caan and Zoe Jackson.Read More
A few of my artier shots from an event at Two Temple Place in London, a stunning Victorian mansion near the banks of the Thames.Read More
Unit stills from the short film ‘Every Quiet Moment’ (2013) – written & directed by Matt Davies, produced by Gavin Mehrtens & Ashley Holberry.Read More
The story of how I photographed the iTunes Festival Stage in all its glory at The Roundhouse for Channel 4′s iTunes Festival Show.Read More
On August 6th 2013 Richard Branson and the crew, new and old, of the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II sailed the recently rescued and refitted boat into Fowey harbour, 27 years after it broke the Blue Riband record for a transatlantic crossing by water in just three days, eight hours and thirty one minutes. I was ten at the time and I remember watching it on John Craven’s Newsround and thinking it must be pretty damn cool being Richard Branson and getting to do crazy things in balloons and boats (even though they always seemed fraught with danger – that doesn’t really factor enter into it when you’re ten!).
I’d spent a morning earlier this year photographing Richard and his team in their new London offices at the Battleship Building and really enjoyed the day, so when Daisy at Virgin asked if I could come along with them to cover the reunion in Fowey, I once more did not say no. I might have actually ‘EEP!’ed like a giddy child after I got the email, I can’t remember…Read More
St Ermin’s Hotel recently joined the Marriott Autograph Collection, a series of exclusive flagship hotels around the world, and to celebrate they threw a big party and invited me to document the night in photographs for them.
All evening live music was supplied by Khushi, and around the venue were stalls offering delicious artisan cheeses, meats and cakes to nibble, some amazing gins from Sipsmith, a handwriting analyst, custom leather luggage tags being made to order, and – my personal favourite and probably the biggest hit of the night – the guys from Henley’s Sweets with a display packed with confectionary goodies.
Here’s some of my favourite shots from the evening.Read More
In July I photographed an event at the Corinthian Hotel in London for the first time. It’s just across the street from One Whitehall Place where I’ve photographed many events in the last few years, and it’s very lovely – a pleasing mix of old-school opulence and modern simplicity. As it was a private corporate event there’s not much I can show from the day but here’s some of my favourite shots.Read More
Sarah Callaghan is a talented upcoming comedian who is now managed by Up The Creek Comedy Management, run by my friends Polly McGirr and David ‘Geli’ Geli. Geli was putting together a new website for Sarah and had some specific ideas in mind for some new photos of her to use on the site, so we got together one Saturday in London for a bit of a guerilla portrait shoot in Liverpool Street Station.Read More
Some friends and colleagues of mine put on a comedy evening at the Guanabara Club, London, in June, and I went along as a favour to them and as an exercise in photographing comedians onstage for me. Standup comedy tends to be just a person on a stage on their own, talking, so the challenge is to get their personality across with interesting framing and by capturing just the right moments in their performance. I also like to try and relate the performer to the audience where I can so it’s not always just the lone figure on a stage – although those shots are great too.
As it happens the Guanabara Club is a fantastic looking venue so that took care of that side of things nicely, and the comedians themselves went down very well too. Here’s a selection of my favourite shots from the evening.Read More