Journal

Welcome to my journal. A collection of projects (personal and professional), thoughts and observations. To be honest, it’s just an excuse to showcase films, behind the scenes work, to talk and share ideas. Hope you enjoy it.

Into the Light

Into the Light

A short film project created for…me! And why not? The idea was to create an atmosphere piece around an evening football match. Why choose Sunderland? Well it's a bit like my “cavalier landscapes” - it's just down the road! My working methods are as follows: Sony...

BTS-April

BTS-April

It's another conglomeration of behind the scenes from recent adventures! In no particular order, above is a bit oaf RnR between two jobs near Berwick and below there's a studio bike shoot, a corporate video interview job, a Sony film rig for a personal short film...

Skate Park – East Kilbride

Skate Park – East Kilbride

As a lover of an urban landscape, it doesn’t get more urban than a skate park! This one was on a trip to visit my youngest son who now lives in East Kilbride, on the outskirts of Glasgow. As he was showing me around the local park, I came across this beauty. On a...

Visit Northumberland

Visit Northumberland

Just found out a campaign I was working on has won an award! Woo Woo! Creative Director of The Traveller and the Bear Antonio Bachini, had this to say about the whole thing: “Don’t hire smart people and tell them what to do – hire smart people so they can tell you...

Nikon Cameras

Nikon Cameras

Here we go again, more old Nikon cameras. A F301, N8008 (which is a F801 when it was sold in the UK) and a FG-20 with MD-14 motor drive. Lenses are an auto focus 28-70mm D series zoom on the N8008, an E series 35mm on the F301 and a 50mm F2 Nikkor on the FG-20. The...

Barker and Stonehouse

Barker and Stonehouse

Here’s a nice little room set job for Barker and Stonehouse. It was created at the same time as the TV winter ad's were being shot. The lighting needed to be of a similar feel to the TV but I managed to tweak it a little for the stills. This was a big production shot...

Nikon 28mm PC Lens

Nikon 28mm PC Lens

The Journal section of the website is starting to look a lot like a Nikon vintage lens review site. Sorry (I’m not really!) It’s all part of the fun. If you haven’t already guessed, creating images and short film projects is a lot more than my profession! The image...

Shot of the Month Review 2021

Shot of the Month Review 2021

As it's the start of a new year, lets look back at the images that graced the shot of the month E-flyer last year, remember to drop me your email address if you want to be included this year. Also the here's the camera stats for last year in case you're interested,...

End of the Year

End of the Year

Well, another year comes to an end. Hopefully, we’ll not be visiting this Santa’s grotto! I would like to thank everyone (you all know who you are) who helped in any way with all the adventures in another, at times, difficult year. But we’ve made it this far and I...

Xmas Monsters

Xmas Monsters

This is a fun project from Traveller and the Bear. The shoot was for the newly installed Christmas windows at the Stack in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. As you will see from the Behind the Scenes (BTS) images below (thanks Claire), the little monsters are only a...

The Snowman

The Snowman

If you’ve been following these Journal uploads for a while, you’ll probably have noticed I’ve done a few Christmas mailers over the years for Gav Uren, Creative Director at Creative Werk. It only seems like last month but low-and-behold, Christmas is here again. As...

Nikon E Series Lens

Nikon E Series Lens

As you’ve probably guessed, I can’t resist a lens from the 1970/80’s. Being the eternal optimist, I think all the answers to image ‘perfection’ are rooted in the past. Of course this isn’t strictly true, it’s just I remember these lenses when they first came out!...