I have had a number of hand operations over the last couple of years so have not been working full time. Hand seems to be fiixed now so I can again hold a camera and do fiddly things.
I am a professional photographer working in all formats, both film and digital, for a diverse range of clients, I want to continue working on interesting and innovative projects collaborating with enthusiastic and energetic industry professionals.
My aim is to provide a professional, stress-free service, from pre-production through to finished print ready files, covering both studio based and location assignments. Using any format from high-end Phase One digital backs on Hasselblad cameras through to 10x8 inch film, including specialised silver gelatin black and white darkroom printing.
Throughout my career I have undertaken a diverse range of work, as well as personal projects and collaborations with others, from carving a twenty five foot high monument to the Polish Resistance with Philip Trzebiatowski to photographic collaborations with artists such as Pop-artist Peter Blake, YBAs Sam Taylor-Wood and Gavin Turk. My portrait of Gavin Turk (G. Turk: ‘Portrait of Something I‚ll Never Really See’) was purchased by the V&A permanent photographic collection.
This spirit of collaboration has also crossed over into commercial work, producing innovative imagery with many designers and Art Directors.
My first twenty years were spent living, traveling and being educated in a variety of countries - such as Kuwait, The Lebanon, Acuba in Jordan, Borneo and Greece - receiving a formal education while also absorbing the diverse cultures, and developing a strong affinity with the desert.
Contributing to many publications, including all the main British broadsheets and colour supplements, along with magazines such as Dazed and Confused, Frieze, Design Review etc. I was the Director of Photography for Eye Magazine, the international quarterly review of graphic design for 15 years.
Collaborating with the artist Andrew Hermann on an event ‘Dogs Must Be Carried’ that took place at the Underwood Street Gallery, I took a total of 400 portraits over the course of two and a half hours. This was a live who’s who snapshot of the developing art phenomenon in East London at the time.
The renowned Vienna Actionist Hermann Nitsch invited me to Austria, to photograph the ‘Orgies, Mysteries, Theatre’, a six day action held at the artist’s castle in Prinzendorf. I also returned to photograph the organic wine harvest and landscapes.
Aerial photographs were shot over the remote Scottish Island of Sanda one summer, as part of the Syzygy Project.
A year spent photographing some of Britain’s most infamous criminals culminated in the exhibition ‘Cons to Icons’.
A selection of sixty portraits of artists who have had major exhibitions at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, were displayed in the gallery as part of the Whitechapel Centenary Exhibition.
I worked with both the Police and the London Borough of Hackney on ‘Operation Crackdown’, a joint effort by both authorities to end the Crack Cocaine trade in the inner London area of Hoxton. The aim was to highlight the social issues surrounding the increasing Crack Cocaine epidemic and its affect on the local community through photographing the hidden world of crack house interiors and covering police raids.
I was the photographer for the Polaria Expedition, a month long stay in North East Greenland which was supported by the Arts Council. My brief was to photograph the light. I was sponsored by Hasselblad Cameras and Fuji and my photographs formed part of an exhibition, which opened at the Wapping Hydraulic Pump Station, and then toured Britain.
A commission by The Corporation of London to photograph the Barbican Centre over a three month period lead to the exhibition ‘This Was Tomorrow’, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its completion.
Spending time in Luang Prabang in Laos helping with the childrens charity The Language Project, I taught the kids to use cameras while my partner Joanne taught Photoshop and printing techniques. This culminated in entry by the children in to the Swatch sponsored international photographic competition ‘Life Along The Mekong’.
The High Weald AONB Unit commissioned me to produce a collection of twenty portraits of people who had lived and worked all their lives in the Ashdown Forest area in East Sussex. This series supported the AONBs oral history project, with subjects ranging from someone who ran the local shop to people who practiced various disappearing rural skills.
I have participated in many exhibitions and projects and further details and stories of these will be featured on this website in the coming months.
Currently, amongst other things, I am working on two book projects -
“The Hopping Year at Little Scotney”
“The True Custodians of the Countryside”