John Cumming 1948 - 2020
It was very sad news this week to learn of John Cumming’s passing
John was a true titan of the jazz scene, not only as a founder of the London Jazz Festival and Serious but also a person who tirelessly promoted and shone the brightest spotlights on the live jazz.…
I am really chuffed that the good people over at Creative Boom have featured my work *Arktisk Grenseland*. Creative Boom also showcased my work Generation Geilo: Portrait of a Community a few years back too. Damn fine of them.
Thank you Emily Gosling & Katy Cowan.
The Race Vets of Finnmarksløpet
Pre-dawn light is shrouded in muted winter cloud, producing a surreal red hue across a frozen field of resting dogs. Two race vets pose for me in a perfectly still -25ºc, accompanied by a solitary sound - the deadening muffle of an axe chopping lumps of icy meat. Welcome to…
Nuffield Trust Summit 2020
Last week I attended my 4th annual Nuffield Trust Summit in Windsor.
I look forward to the event as the #ntsummmit fosters thought provoking, evidence led and rhetoric free conversations amongst leading policy makers, clinicians and international experts striving to improve health & social care.
Entrusted to document the two…
Mother Nature’s Luminance
After completing a fantastic month long commission creating a series of formal triptychs across 18 organisations in the City of London (am very excited to share that work later next month) I went straight into the deep freeze of Finse in Norway to document the annual Ice Music Festival.
EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 Highlights
During November 2019 I documented my 12th annual EFG London Jazz Festival as official photographer
I really look forward to the festival, produced by Serious, not only for the great range of photographic opportunities to shoot but also the aural beauty and expansive sonics on offer. Yes, the headline acts…
Portrait of Britain Winner
I am very excited to announce that my photograph of my dear friend Michael has been selected as a winning entry in 2019’s Portrait of Britain. Shot to celebrate Michael’s 80th birthday, we secured the rather grand Palm Court in The Ritz London to ourselves for a memorable 30 minute…
With society firmly immersed in a wireless period of music streaming and playlist hype, it was fascinating to travel back to the 1880’s - a time when Edison’s mechanical phonograph cylinder permitted reliable audio recordings, and communities across the U.K. had formed a passion for experiencing live music - to…
Power of Ownership
Since 2015 I have worked regularly with Dimensions, one the UK’s largest not-for-profit organisations providing support for people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs. Visiting numerous locations across the UK, I have documented many case studies and created principle photography for their marketing and communications. I have…
Alphabet Soup is the working title of my new project chronicling law enforcement’s mobilisation to impede criminal activity in the borderland of Southwest Arizona. This journal entry offers a short synopsis of the project and some ‘sketchbook’ photographs captured during a recce I made in 2018. I returned to Arizona…
The artist and director Steve McQueen recently appeared on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 to chat about his latest art project Tate Year 3 Project which strives to capture a traditional school class photograph in each London school to represent pupils aged 7-8 (a milestone year of their…
Chance Experiment in Automation
I’ve worked with the supremely sonic Beats & Pieces big band for a number of years to develop visual narratives for their album artworks, tour posters, social media feeds and press kits. Big bands are by nature, big on numbers, and with 14 members at any given time in Beats…
The Barents Sea
As a child looking through copies of the National Geographic I was always drawn to stories about the Arctic with its remoteness, challenging weather and rapid seasonal change and sunlight. One of the areas that looked particularly distant from my teenage years in Stevenage was the Barents Sea, with its…
Charlotte Prodger Wins 2018 Turner Prize
Congratulations to Charlotte Prodger, who has won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing her in Glasgow last autumn for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, as she was a recipient of their equally valued award - Awards for Artists. Charlotte has a beguiling presence and…