Journal

  1. The Constant Gardeners

    In May 2021 I drove north to an unassuming, yet large industrial estate in South Kirby, Yorkshire - equidistant between Wakefield and Doncaster. Nestled in that estate is Production Park, an enormous facility providing production infrastructure and services for the live events sector Assigned by Elephant Magazine, I was asked…

  2. Elephant Magazine Issue 45

    For over a decade Elephant Magazine has championed the best the international art world has to offer Elephant publishes a healthy mix of daily online stories, interviews and reviews alongside a hefty biannual printed magazine - with Issue 45, published in May 2021, receiving a fresh redesign. One of the…

  3. What Artists Wear

    Writer and fashion critic Charlie Porter released a book last month to warm critical acclaim.  A labour of love, equally detailed and insightful, What Artists Wear is revealing analysis of the deceptive power of a creative’s clothing choice The genesis of the book formed during an evening at a Tate…

  4. Deep England

    One of the key albums of this year is ‘Deep England’ by Gazelle Twin & NYX Electronic Drone Choir, and I am honoured that one of my photographs adorns the cover gatefold of the richly illustrated LP’s artwork Born as a collaborative, multimedia project embracing NYX’s vocal assault, Deep England’s…

  5. National Geographic

    How exciting, National Geographic have featured my work with musician Terje Isungset in a story called Playing it cool Opening with my photograph of Terje recording music with his ice instruments in a chilly -42ºF on Baffin Island, Nunavut Canada. The story offers an overview of the ‘ice music’ scene…

  6. Icy Sonic Wonder

    In 2021, Ice Music Festival Norway will celebrate its 16th year at Bergsjøstølen, Norway in February. I will be joining the festival for my 12th year - producing the photography, designing the website and managing the extensive media interest. 12 years is quite a commitment, so I thought I’d offer…

  7. Beyond the Bench

    Last month I received a message from Spectrum’s Multimedia Director Rebecca Horne to see if I was interested in photographing Will Mandy, a psychologist and Professor of Neurodevelopmental Conditions at University College London Spectrum is the leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research and the portal has…

  8. Another Place Press - Field Notes 015

    In recent years a small, independent publisher called Another Place Press has developed an enviable reputation for offering a noteworthy selection of photography books that champion image makers with a keen eye in developing narratives focused on forming a sense of ‘place’ Some of the most well received photography books…

  9. Phoebe Boswell

    Phoebe Boswell and first I met in a bar in Deptford one late sunny afternoon in the fall of 2019. With the warmth of the day rapidly cooling and the staff of Buster Mantis keenly preparing to open their nightly offering, I was in a hurry to ensure that I…

  10. Cycling Electric Magazine

    Early in 2020 I received a message from Mark Sutton, the editor of Cycling Industry News, to see if I was interested in putting together picture stories and a front cover photograph for a new magazine, Cycling Electric, that he’d been asked to shape and edit by Dennis Publishing…

  11. Lockdown Creativity

    Creativity for me is a hands on, personally engaged process and a throughly collaborative experience. A few months ago, my creative process was forced to change - luckily, adapting to work life during lockdown provided me with a hugely positive and enjoyable venture, which concluded in the most unexpected and…

  12. Neutral Exposure Podcast

    I was recently invited to participate in the podcast series Neutral Exposure, created by Al Simmons My episode, Ep10, follows an esteemed and diverse group of photographers - including Benedict Redgrove, Lee-Ann Olwage, Alastair Wiper and Richard Ansett - all shooting in different styles and focusing on a myriad of…

  13. 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.…

  14. Creative Boom

    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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.   I…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Conserving Heritage

    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…

  21. 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…

  22. Classrooms

    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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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