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January 31, 2014
As Dirty Dancing was my favourite movie as a 13 year old, it was surely fate that led me to be shooting the latest billboard campaign for Sky’s comedy series ‘Moone Boy’. Here Chris O’Dowd and David Rawle are reenacting the famous ‘lift’ scene from the movie.
Now out all over the UK.
Below is the Digi 6 sheet which will be out on moving digital poster sites.
January 27, 2014
As a kid, I remember December being the longest month of the year by far. The advent calendar countdown was painfully slow- would the big day ever come?
Oh how things have changed. December is now gone in a flash, and by the time Christmas comes I am wired on caffeine and tormenting myself for not having got through most of my very long ‘to do’ list. This December was no different. So – it’s not until now(is it really almost the end of January?) that I present you with one of the shoots which kept me so busy.
Here are the three chefs, Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson, and Anthony Bourdain ‘doing’ the traditional family Christmas dinner. Shot for Event Magazine’s Christmas cover story.
I wanted to do something a little darker than the usual cheery Christmas shoot. Taking inspiration from the often awkward family dynamics that appear with the stuffed turkey. As a massive fan of Anthony’s book ‘Kitchen Confidential’ I thought this might suit his dry, sarcastic humour too. I also thought it would be refreshing to see Nigella in a slightly different light.
So here you have it – Cheers!
Ludo, Nigella and Anthony are currently starring together in their show ‘The Taste‘ here in the UK. Channel 4: tuesday nights.
Below: Ludo and Anthony getting into the Christmas spirit.
November 13, 2013
In this weeks blog I thought I would share a few images I did of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge and ex prima ballerina Darcey Bussells. With ‘Strictly’ being the biggest rating tv programme in Britain at the moment – it seems only suitable to bring you these images of her flying high on a london roof top.
Eve George @ You Magazine
Stylist: Alex Reid @ Frank Agency
Makeup: Harriet Hadfield
Hair: Alex Price @ Frank Agency
October 14, 2013
I love this job. I have said it many times before, but I really, really do. As a photographer I sometimes get to go to the most wonderful places..and on wednesday the 4th of September I found myself wandering what used to be Princess Diana’s private garden pinching myself that I WAS INSIDE KENSINGTON PALACE!!
You magazine had commissioned me to take some portraits of The Princess Michael of Kent who is releasing her novel ‘The Queen of Four Kingdom’s’ this week . What an honour. We had a few wonderful hours with Her Royal Highness who was aboslutely not interested in being styled by anyone but herself(respect!) She also did her own hair and makeup. I didn’t get all my Mam’s right (has to rhyme with spam) but she was very relaxed and did not seem to mind.
This is my favourite picture from the shoot.
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August 28, 2013
It seems 2 month have slipped by without any blog updates from me. I can only blame the arrival of summer and the fact that I got off the crazy busy train for a while..lovely…
One of the big hits of the summer was ‘Slip’ by the very cool ‘Stooshe’ girls. These stripped back portraits, shot for their album sleeve, show a different side to the girls who we are used to seeing in a mashup of bright colours.
Hope you like them.
Art Direction: Laurence Stevens @lsdstudio.co.uk
Styling: Kim Howells @thebookagency.co.uk
Makeup: Zoe Taylor @jedroot.com
Hair: Luke Rose