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.
Hello everyone, here is my June newsletter which starts with my images of Peter Jones being used in Vauxhall magazine – I love the way they’ve laid it out across the dps. Thanks to Chilli Media for syndicating my images.
Now jumping back to September and October I was really pleased to be asked to shoot for ‘The Official Ferrari Magazine’. It’s a beautiful annual magazine produced by Conde Nast, celebrating a year in the life of all things Ferrari. My contribution was to photograph Craig Walton, the service manager at JCT600 in Leeds who is particularly good at his job. Fingers crossed next year they’ll send me to Italy! (more…)
On Monday I had a shoot at The Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey – Manchester, a building I’ve often driven past and wondered about. It’s a charity run youth centre for anyone aged 8-21 with this message at it’s heart:
“somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to”
Because this part of Manchester is quite deprived it’s the perfect place for the kids to go and feel wanted and inspired and just hang out. I was so impressed with the staff and the volunteers as well as the facilities which included, ‘full-size sports hall with 8m high climbing wall, 3G outdoor sports pitch, dance studio, music and media suites, theatre, arts room, boxing gym, fully equipped fitness suite, sensory room, recreational area and cafe’!!
I was there to photograph the Chief Executive for a corporate feature. The brief was to try and capture the essence of her and the charity. I asked lots of the kids to be in the background of the shots and they were all brilliant and took it in their stride.
I really enjoyed this shoot – I just wish I was a teenager again so I could join up!