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.

Glass Beach, Seaham

Glass Beach, Seaham

After purchasing an Atomos Ninja V at the Photoshow in Birmingham’s NEC, I decided to give it a test drive. “So where best?” I thought. Why not a favourite haunt – the beaches around Seaham? My first choice was a bit too dangerous in the dark so an easier trip to...

Industar-50-2

Industar-50-2

Wishing to buy something different on eBay away from my usual wants of old manual focus prime lenses from the 1970/80's, I stumble across an Industar-50-2 lens. It's a little bit Russian, a 50mm f3.5 standard lens which is M42 screw mount but this has a Nikon adaptor...

Holiday Let Interior

Holiday Let Interior

Here’s that job I promised in last months Dunstanburgh Castle upload. I'd also like to share my fashion co-ordination with Kodak tee-shirt and camera protector, I just can't remember putting the shirt on inside out and back to front! Another project for Karen Walker...

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

After a location shoot in Bamburgh, Northumberland (a super little job which I’ll share here soon, you'll just have to be patient!) I decided to have a trip to Dunstanburgh Castle on the way back home. I parked the car in the village, forgetting how far the walk was...

Gas Monitors

Gas Monitors

It's another analogue trip out, this time with the Hasselblad and 4x5 Walker Titan field camera. I decided on a portrait of the Gas Monitors at Hendon in Sunderland (I also like the one in South Shields, haven't managed a image of that one yet) these are becoming a...

Network Rail Campaign

Network Rail Campaign

After I was overlooked to create the images for In Bed With Madonna, here’s the next best thing. The Guerilla team in a hotel room! This is a commission for Network Rail. However, the locations are slightly different from a shoot with an A-list pop goddess being a...

Win Lose or Draw

Win Lose or Draw

Here’s my latest short film, not much to say about it really, it's all in there, you've just got to watch it! Sony cameras and microphones, Tascam sound recorder, Lenses Vivitar and Sony, lighting and locations by God. Seeya mb

Good Job Northumberland

Good Job Northumberland

A recenct project for agency The Traveller and the Bear. A series of inspirational case studies where Northumberland based business share their business advice and tips #goodjobnorthumberland. Three short films were produced and very good they are too, but my...

Cathedral Volunteer Film

Cathedral Volunteer Film

Here’s a bit of Behind the Scenes (BTS) and the finished film for Newcastle Cathedral. This formed part of a campaign to boost the numbers and diversity of volunteers at the Cathedral, (see previous Journal upload) in collaboration with Infinite… The image above is...

Then and Now

Then and Now

Yes, I know I’ve been going on about using old film cameras and yes, I promised to show the 35mm camera I payed the extraordinary amount of thirty five English pounds. So cast your eyes above, the wait is over! This is a Nikon 8008. In the UK it was labelled F801. It...

The Beam

The Beam

Here we go again with another trip out. This time with a digital camera! This is The Beam. The first office space to be developed at the Riverside, the site which used to be Vaux Brewery in Sunderland. I’ve been meaning to create some exterior images of this for some...

Vielo Website

Vielo Website

If you can cast your mind back to a previous Journal upload, I was contacted by Antonio Bachini, Creative Director and Founder of The Traveller and the Bear to look at a potential studio project for Vielo Bikes. Here’s the second shoot which took place at Vielo’s head...