Can’t afford an arts degree? You probably won’t miss much »

Can’t afford an arts degree? You probably won’t miss much

An honest look at the usefulness of arts and humanities degrees for a creative career as an artist/photographer. …I am occasionally sent emails from students or young people seeking a career in photography, who ask my advice [...]

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Posted in Essays, musings on April 13th, 2011 | 21 Comments »

Phase One Challenge! »

Phase One Challenge!

I am excited to be beginning a relationship with Phase One, maker of high-end photography equipment, most prominently digital backs for medium-format cameras.
I first used Phase One equipment back in 2009. I managed to get up to a range of stuff in the short but sweet time I had with it: self-portraits on a carousel [...]

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Posted in Press/sponsors on April 7th, 2011 | 7 Comments »

Exciting updates on models, costumes & sponsors for April Shoot Experience »

Exciting updates on models, costumes & sponsors for April Shoot Experience

Lined up for our next Production Shoot Experience on Sat 16th April at MC Motors, we have the following wonderful costume designers!
Wolfgang Jarnach – images below sampling the outfits we’ll be using. (Images from Wolfgang’s website, photography by Mathis Leicht).

Marina Brenere – Examples of outfits we’ll be using below. (images from Marina’s website, photography by [...]

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Posted in Events - workshops etc on April 1st, 2011 | Leave a comment »

In black & white »

In black & white

Three recent black and white nudes shot outdoors, as part of my new body of work and exploration of new techniques.

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Posted in My images - versions & outtakes on March 25th, 2011 | 8 Comments »

The Production Shoot Experience: how the first one went, and dates for April/May »

The Production Shoot Experience: how the first one went, and dates for April/May

Wowser! Our first production photoshoot, what we called our ’shooting experience’, went even better than expected. And all you have to do to get a taste of the action is to play the video above.
About a month ago, having discovered MC Motors in East London, Matt and I knew we wanted to do a shooting [...]

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Posted in Events - workshops etc, Movies/audio on March 18th, 2011 | 5 Comments »

Update on MC Motors shoot experience »

Update on MC Motors shoot experience

I’m currently in the midst of organising my biggest workshop-style event to date: a ’shooting experience’ taking place at MC Motors in Hackney, East London, next weekend. This event, unlike a typical workshop, is purely devoted to shooting 5 fully-styled models all day long in the wonderful quirky location, with 10 photographer participants. (See my [...]

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Posted in Events - workshops etc on March 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Heatstroke »

Heatstroke

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Posted in My images - versions & outtakes on February 24th, 2011 | 7 Comments »

Retreaded »

Retreaded

(View on flickr)
I find myself again citing Guy Bourdin as an inspiration for my recent work. It’s funny to recall how much of a longstanding inspiration his work has been for me, as I can recall referencing his work back in ‘06 for pics of mine such as The deaths. I feel that now I [...]

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Posted in Essays, musings, Inspirations - References to other artists, My images - versions & outtakes on February 22nd, 2011 | 4 Comments »

Tim Andrews: Over the Hill »

Tim Andrews: Over the Hill

Last year I shot Tim Andrews as part of his unique project, where he put himself forward to be shot by over 100 photographers including Rankin, Jillian Edelstein, and Harry Borden. Shooting Tim was one of my most different, and artistically exciting experiences (as I detailed on my blog post). I am happy that my [...]

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Posted in Collaborations & commissions, Exhibitions, Press/sponsors on February 22nd, 2011 | 3 Comments »

Denuded »

Denuded

denude definition
de·nude (dē no̵̅o̅d′, -nyo̵̅o̅d′; di-)
transitive verb denuded -·nud′ed, denuding -·nud′·ing
to make bare or naked; strip; specif.,
1. to destroy all plant and animal life in (an area)
2. Geol. to expose (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering.
Below – b/w version (view on flickr).

I took this in Ashdown Forest the other morning.
Wandered for about an hour with [...]

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists, My images - versions & outtakes on February 19th, 2011 | 10 Comments »

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