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Seabird

There’s a song that was introduced to me quite some time back. Introduced by someone I keenly listen to – and very much to my benefit. He has not only a knack for patience but a wonderfully eloquent affection for music.

It’s called Seabird, by the Alessi Brothers. It’s extraordinary and has a certain but effortless melancholy, enough to suit your very own and quickly dispel it.

And I have been away from land too long and need to come home…

…so I am back with great excitement and enthusiasm – and a familiar sense of calm and serenity that follows an outpouring of words – not indulged for years.

It’s exciting to be again rolling with the blog-post-punches and expressing a little of my one true love and motivation…other than my most beloved motorbike, of course.

Here’s a few from a recent jaunt to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Skirrid Mountain it’s called, or to call it by it’s real name, Ysgyryd Fawr or ‘Holy Mountain’.

It’s the first time in years I’ve taken pictures only for myself and me alone. Oh how I loved it, running and darting about, falling over and perspiring energetically.

There’s nothing really more to them than a re-stoked fire, picking up a fiercer flame.

And that’s the beauty.

 

 

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BTS

Working behind the scenes is great…except…it’s mental, completely mad and relentless!

That all said, I love it, absolutely.

I can only post a sneak-peek at the moment…

…but welcome to BTS on a gigantic Rimmel shoot with a very lovely Georgia May Jagger.

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The Flour Pot

Welcome to Brighton based bakery, The Flour Pot; a wonderful establishment full of wonderful people, making wonderful breads, buns, sandwiches and pastries – and I know, I ve tasted them!

I thoroughly enjoyed this job. It reminded me of why I do what I do and why I must continue doing what it is I do.

Shooting food – and any subject for that matter –  in situ without overly manipulating the environment is a brilliantly liberating experience. Lines, textures and light naturally create wonderful compositions and all that is required of the photographer is to open his eyes and get shooting. Brilliant!

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Behind the Scenes

This weekend a wonderful opportunity popped up.

It was a job working for a new client (which is always exciting) and the brief required me to photography behind the scenes on a L’Oreal campaign shoot.

I am completely enthused by commissions like this; they allow me an insight into largely unknown worlds – and I am paid for the privilege. I would struggle to complain even if I wanted to!

Welcome to L’Oreal and Alexa Chung.

Vogue featured the photos! 

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The billboard

Last year, or perhaps even the year before, I was given a great opportunity/job to shoot for a billboard in Barking, London.

At last, it has been mounted (minus lights and a few other bits and bobs) and I am extraordinarily happy.

Here was my first post

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The Common

May I introduce you all to The Common. A lively trio, they are set to release their first EP in the very near future. We have high hopes.

Earlier this week we all made our way to Alexandra Palace in north London to shoot a collection of promo and cover photos.

A great afternoon it was – and really quite productive too. Lovely.

Some of the photos require some work but my computer has caused me a few issues this week. Need some time.

 

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William Floyd Maclean

An especially good friend of mine has done very well for himself. His name is William and he makes jewellery – and it’s good, very good.

A few weeks back we had to organise an impromptu photo-shoot for his launch this September. After racking the brains and calling on favours, the canal running along Victoria Park was chosen and two lovely models were made ready.

I don’t normally do shoots like this – to earn money – but it was tremendously fun. Something to do again, that’s for sure.

These are contextual shots rather than super macro close-ups. They set the tone.

 

 

 

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