I met Tom and Nicola to photograph them for a You magazine feature. Their lives were turned upside down 17 years ago when Tom contracted sepsis and had to have all of his limbs amputated in order to survive. I arrived a little early, knocked on the door and I have to admit I was surprised that it was Tom who walked up and opened the door and showed me into the kitchen. There’s nothing better than having your expectations challenged. The article co-incided with the launch of the film ‘Starfish’ which tells their amazing and moving story. Sepsis symptoms. Starfish trailer. (more…)
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Naturists, Cats & Corrie
Hello and welcome to my May newsletter where we jump back to early last year. We start with the gorgeous Brooke Vincent, long time Coronation street actress, photographed in Manchester for S Magazine’s ‘In the closet’. We had a great team led by Tricia Bland, make up by Nealey Leah and I was assisted by Karolina. Brooke was great to work with and I really like the ‘white portraits’. View more of my famous faces here.
I’m really excited this week to see my portrait of comedian Peter Kay appearing on the front cover of ‘TV & Satellite’ magazine and another on an inside spread of the TV Times. It’s all in aid of promoting his new show starting on Wednesday called ‘Car share’ on BBC1. I’m a big Peter Kay fan so I’ll definitely be watching. I have to admit it’s a little while since I actually did this editorial shoot with Peter but I remember what a bizzare but fun shoot it was. I arrived at a hotel somewhere near Lincoln, with the journalist, to meet Peter and his agent but after waiting around for ages with no sign of them we started to worry. Eventually I got reception to phone his room – only to discover he was still asleep! (more…)
Six Page FHM spread
Yesterday evening my husband came home waving a copy of FHM at me – ‘your in’ he tells me excitedly! (my pictures he means – not me (obviously – ha ha..)). I do wonder if he may have ulterior motives to purchasing the mag for me, as he’s never before been so enthusiastic about seeing my pics in the Women’s magazines.. hmmm
The road to Morecambe!
Last Thursday I was happily driving along to an editorial Christmas shoot with Britain’s biggest family in Morecambe. My car which was jam packed, not only with photographic equipment, but with a Christmas tree, fake presents, boxes of decorations, mince pies, 2 sacks of potatoes (!) the list goes on and on and on… when it decided to break down – aghhh.. Thankfully I wasn’t alone as I had Amy my assistant with me and we managed to get off the motorway. I’ve always wondered what I would do if this happened on the way to a shoot but knowing I had a family of 18 waiting on my arrival I knew I had to make it one way or another. What did I do – I called my dad of course! (closely followed by the AA) As soon as the AA arrived we were off in my dad’s car leaving him to deal with the drive of shame in the tow truck back to Huddersfield.
In hindsight this experience was the calm part of the day in comparison to the chaos of a photoshoot with 16 children! Amy – you were a star, I was so impressed you managed to get that tree up and decorated, with a minimum of 5 small children doing their up most to thwart your efforts.
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We left with our sanity barely intact!