January 26, 2015

Is it the end of January already? Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year!?

To kick of my blogging of 2015 I wanted to  mention one of my favourite shoots for MINMAXBeauty so far. Shot in October, it features Ruth Crilly. Model, writer, vlogger, beauty insider and founder of the incredibly successful website ‘A Model Recommends‘.

In the story ‘We get our hands on A Model Recommends‘, my goal was to give Ruth a brand new look and capture her in a way we have not seen before. I think we achieved that. It was such a fun day – and our behind the scenes film has now had over 60 000 views on youtube which is exciting.  I hope you like the results.

Oh – and the amazing tattooed arms belong to the Ricki Hall. A very funny, very successful model – who also happens to be a walking artwork.


This was posted in: Beauty, Editorial, Portraits

November 26, 2014

The magical Alex Box.

As I wrote in my earlier Illamasqua blog posts, it is always a privilege and a pleasure to work with Alex. She has the most wonderful creative mind and lives and breathes her art – to the point where she will actually dress in the style of her next Illamasqua makeup campaign.

During our last shoot, I did this portrait of her sitting in our set for Chinese Vogue. I think she looks picture perfect.

This was posted in: Beauty, Portraits

November 13, 2014

Normally I am totally relaxed about working with celebrities – but shooting rising star Douglas Booth made me a bit nervous for some strange reasons.  It felt a bit like I was thrown back to my early teenage  years – however after the first quick chat I managed to regain most of my usual composure…

Douglas Booth is a very handsome, charming young man, and … who would have guessed it… we have our birthday on the same day which was one day before the shoot. What a coincidence!

The pictures were  for Event magazine connected to his latest movie ‘The Riot Club’. It was a whole day of fun ending up in a boat on the beautiful lake of Benington Lordship.


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July 2, 2014

‘Walking on Sunshine’ is this years feel-good musical to hit the movie screens. Hannah is one of the stars alongside Leona Lewis – which means she sing as well as act. Impressive!

We did this cover shoot for You Magazine in London.  With the sun shining,  and in charming house by the Thames, we could have been in the south of france.

I wanted to capture the carefree feeling of summer…and Hannah of course. I hope you think I have.

Bring on the holidays!



The shot below was not published, but I love it – so thought you might like to see it. Hannah  - looking a little edgier in Dolce & Gabanna. And for those of you wondering..yes – her sister is Gemma Arterton.


Thank you to:

Picture Editor: Eve George @ You Magazine

Stylist: Alex Reid @ Frank Agency

Makeup: Ginni Bogado @ Carol Hayes Management

Hair: Carlos Ferraz @ Carol Hayes Management


This was posted in: Beauty, Editorial, Portraits

June 2, 2014

When I met Donna on a shoot last year we instantly clicked. Since then have been on numerous photographic adventures.

In partnership with QVC, she has now launched a jewellery line called ‘Little Bird’. We did a series of very clean, simple shots for the range – you can see some below. I’ve also attached an interview with her from Stylist Magazine that used one of the pictures too.

Not just a beautiful face…



Thank you to:

Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Stylist: Alex Reid @ frank Agency

Makeup: Kenneth Soh @ Frank Agency

Hair: Jamie McCormick @ Frank Agency

and Donna of course!




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