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.

Eastern Jetty

Eastern Jetty

I've been meaning to create an image at this location for quite a while (no, not the wet feet image above!). Let me explain. Every time I visit this area, I would look and wonder if the location was worth shooting. So after my trip to Nose Point, I happened to visit...

Wide Shift Lens

Wide Shift Lens

It's a two for one deal! Here are two projects. One to compare an old Nikkor shift lens against the modern Nikon PCE (tilt and shift) lens and another job just using the modern lens this time in a slightly difficult situation of shooting up hill and the problems that...

Architectural BTS

Architectural BTS

Apologies if you're getting a little tired of these Behind the Scenes posts, but hopefully they demonstrate how a multitude of technical kit are configured to create a final commissioned image. Here's a nice architectural job recently undertaken. This particular one...

Stop Motion Film

Stop Motion Film

This stop motion was created as part of exploratory work for the “See us in a new light’ campaign for Newcastle Cathedral. It was shot in Newcastle upon Tyne from the roof of the Castle Keep with three Sony cameras, 1/Sony A6000 and 2/Sony A6300’s - one with a 12mm;...

Nose Point

Nose Point

Another post and another behind the scenes from a recent photographic adventure! There's a fun little stop motion film of a treacherous descent to the beach. In other words, it's a walk down an incline and a scramble across the rocks! Also not wishing to take credit...

Skate Park – Silksworth

Skate Park – Silksworth

After the skate park adventure in East Kilbride, I decided to try out another. This time closer to home. Here’s the skate park at Silksworth ski slope and sports complex in Sunderland. To keep the feel of the images consistent, it was another early start and this time...

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 of 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...