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.

PESSPA

PESSPA

I was recently contacted by PESSPA to create images for their new website and social media channels. PESSPA help schools provide sport and a wide range of physical activities and build an active, healthy future, linking to Sport England’s Active Lives Strategy As per...

First Bus

First Bus

Here's a bit of background to a recent commission from Cravens Advertising for First Bus which was created in and around York. Rhiannon Livesley a Creative Sevices and Production Manager, “We worked on two Senior Bus Pass photography campaigns to reveal the lifestyle...

Location Architecture

Location Architecture

Here's a big adventure! From my ‘bat cave’ to Dartford, then to Oxford finishing in Cardiff and returning to base for leg one of this commission. Round two consisted of four days in Leeds and two further days for a separate client. Quite a few miles travelled with...

Seascape 2

Seascape 2

As promised here's another adventure on the North East coast. As usual I got a little wet and like last time it was freezing cold!! This time filters used on these are from the Lee filter system. A 0.3 and 0.9 hard grad and a medium stoppa, to get the shutter time of...

New Car Park

New Car Park

Here's a foto for fun. You know, the three F's! I saw a drone image of this part of town with the new car park in the background and thought that looks nice, so I thought why not have a go. I tried two versions with varying degrees of success (in my opinion - remember...

SOTM Review 23

SOTM Review 23

As usual, it's the start of a new year so why not have a look at what images graced the Shot of the Month in 2023. It's a mixed bag and the "results are in". Buildings, a lot of water and a few living beings! Remember if you want to be included in Shot of the Month...

Xmas 23

Xmas 23

Happy Xmas and will it be a white one! Is Xmas twice a year now? It seems so, time passes so fast! Looking back at the last twelve months I've been really busy (which is good). And on a personal note, we've a new addition to our family, a granddaughter! It'll be like...

Seascape

Seascape

Another adventure on the North East coast. This time I got a little wet but that wasn't the biggest problem. I was freezing cold!! Filters used on these images are from the Lee filter system. A 0.6 hard grad and a medium stoppa, to get the shutter time of between 30...

Hotel Interior

Hotel Interior

The latest location shoot for Karen Walker Design. This time it’s a commercial interior for the Best Western New Kent Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. All natural images again. Five-shot bracketed exposures (but not processed as HDR files*) just so I didn't...

Hunter Hall School

Hunter Hall School

A two-day location shoot for an independent school in Cumbria. With a brief that had to be followed (nothing usual there) but with the added caveat, “These need to be beautiful!” So car packed, hat on and suncream smeared (it was blazing hot!), off we went! The...

Waterfall

Waterfall

Waterfall, if you can remember a previous upload about a waterfall I was hoping to visit many moons ago, well here's another go. If you follow some of this there's a lot of water in the images I create for fun, I like the idea of compressing time in a single image...

Why Do This?

Why Do This?

Why do I do this for a living? Don’t worry, this isn’t a This is Your Life (Google it) detailed history of how/why I got to this point in my professional career - I save that for art school/college lectures - just so I can look at the faces of the students starting to...