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All about time

It’s been a while but I am back. Back at last and it’s a wonderful feeling.

Loads of video work and some super stills assignments in far away lands and now I am here, stirring, whirring and coiled like a soft spring.

It’s about time; I am not finished yet!

This is a promo I made for a very good friend of mine. He has an undeniable and innate talent for all things beautifully crafted. I suggest you all take a good look at his work. Hugely keen to do more of these sweet little things

These two edits were a pleasure to shoot. My colleague is an absolute star and so easy to work with.

A Bespoke Banter production/Produced by Catrin Griffiths/Camera and sound, me

This edit was great fun and shot in a brilliantly incongruous setting. The light, however, was much too bright and really quite unhelpful…as were the rush hour beeps, bumps and bangs.

A Bespoke Banter production/Camera and sound: Me

These are always good shoots, if not ever-so-slightly intense.

A Bespoke Banter production. Camera: Me and lovely Adam Fletcher (on super slow mo!)

This was crazy! My stills for this can be seen here

A Bespoke Banter production with me on camera.

In this one, I shot Topshop, Erdem and Hakaan Yildirim. This is the no faces edit

Another wonderful Bespoke Banter production.

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Lord Mayor’s Show, London

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Lord Mayor’s Show, London

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Paris, France

There’s more to come!

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Visual Research

A large part of what I do centres about visual research. You receive the brief, the location of where you’re to be shooting and then the you’re off, on towards your destination to illustrate the story using both video and stills.

Simple and I love it.

The following photos and showreel are a small example of what I love best…visual storytelling.

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Max Roach Park, Brixton

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Max Roach Park, Brixton

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Paris

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Edmonton, London

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Docklands Riders, Royal Docks, London

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Eurostar, Brussels

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Royal Marines, Polzeath, Cornwall

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Royal Marines, Polzeath, Cornwall

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Leadenhall Market

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Fight for Peace, Royal Docks

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Cuts protest, Barbican, London

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Guardsman, London

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New York

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Harlem, New York

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Guardsman’s feet, Bramley

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Brick Lane Music Hall, Royal Docks

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Brick Lane Music Hall, Royal Docks

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Guardsman, London

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Shopping, Edmonton, London

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Underground, London

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Guard, London

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Bicycle Festival, Homerton, London

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Flowers near Olympic Park, Stratford, London

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Supper club, London

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Riots, London

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Riots, London

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Shoot, London

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Shoot, London

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Alexa Chung, London

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Guardsman on exercise, Bramley

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Recycling near Warren Street, London

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The tip, north London

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Supper club, London

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Craig Charles, London

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Burma Star veteran, London

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Guard, London

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Guardsmen

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Anthony Lambert OBE and Royal Marine Ben McBean, Cornwall

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Guards, Doncaster

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Repatriation, Royal Wottoon Bassett

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France

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Guardsman, Longmoor

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High School football, Chicago

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Dawn Attack, Salisbury Plain

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Dawn Attack, Salisbury Plain

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Guards, Salisbury Plain

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Queen and Equerries, London

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Guards, Bramley

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Chinese supermarket, Royal Docks, London

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02/09/2013 · 19:16

Another Exercise in Understanding

In favour of not repeating myself I will refer you to my penultimate post, Exercise in Understanding

The images below were taken over three long, exciting and really quite tiring days. Dawn attacks and storming buildings.

It’s exciting, scary and very loud.

These images comprise part of a large ongoing project.

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John Stoddart and The Society Club

The other day I met prolific celebrity and glamour photographer, John Stoddart – and I was ever so slightly nervous.

Mr Stoddart has shot the likes of Arnold Schwarznegger, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese amongst many more. They are great photos shot with panache.

The images will comprise part of a feature to be published in the wonderful Kent based magazine, The Weekender

I am still waiting to develop the portraits shot on my Bronica.

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The Portrait and the Actor

I am relatively new to portraiture, and how unfortunate that may well be! It’s a brilliant photographic discipline and one I ve grown greatly attached to. My! how I underestimated its power. Portraits of the documentary sort will arrive here soon.

These shots were taken for an aspiring actor and actress. The set-up was simple to say the least and comprised merely a sofa, a window, window ledge, and quite necessarily, a face. Natural light and a neutral backdrop also helped.

I am keen to get some more head shots under my belt so do get in contact if at all interested.

Both images cropped to 8×10.

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Harold Chapman and the Beat Hotel

Earlier this week I met Harold Chapman. He is over 80, deceptively tall, and a rather good chatter.

I hadn’t heard of him before I arrived at his house in Deal, Kent – other than what I’d hastily read and regarded the night before. Certainly an error on my part for he passed on some great advice and wonderful stories – and his wife made a lovely cup of tea.

Throughout the late 50s and early 60s, Mr Chapman lived in Paris. He chose the Beat Hotel as his permanent residence and spent time there freelancing as a photographer. He documented the likes of William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and the many other Beats.

Welcome to a few portraits of Harold and misc shots taken during the interview. All were shot for a magazine feature.

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