Last Saturday was spent photographing Mr Bloom in the morning and a naturist campsite in the afternoon! And that is why I never get bored of my job…
Luckily for the nudists Spring has arrived and warmed the weather a little so nothing turned blue or dropped off.
Welcome to my latest newsletter where we jump back to last July and August and start with one of my favourite shoots of late. Rotunda is a community college which reaches out and supports the most disadvantaged in a deprived part of Liverpool. You magazine sent me to photograph Maxine Ennis (CEO) in the garden at Rotunda which is tended by volunteers and funded by Jo Malone London. It was such a beautiful, peaceful place – I could have stayed all day (had it not been for the rain and the gale force winds!). Maxine was very relaxed and easy to photograph and then it was lovely to just potter round doing the still life’s – there’s no rush with flowers…
I traveled down to Derby to photograph Lyn for a weight loss feature for Fit & Well magazine. Lyn was great fun and really inspirational, not only does she hold a high powered job and raise her children, she also found time to get fit and learn to box. The gym was quite dark and cluttered, but with all hands on deck moving a few things around (a workout in itself) and a few well placed lights I managed to get the light and bright portraits my picture editor had asked for.
It was a pleasure to meet Ruby who has won a Well Child award for ‘most caring child’. Ruby, aged 8, helps to look after her big sister Holly who has epilepsy, chronic lung disease and other complex problems that means she is severely disabled. I received a warm welcome and really enjoyed my time with the family and especially with Ruby whose joy for life was contagious. I’ve recently shot another three Well Child award winners which will be featured in this week’s You magazine.
A commercial job now with an occupational therapy company called Rehabilitation for Independence. The day comprised of three separate sessions to illustrate the therapists at work. Here are some images from the session with Steph and Lilly in Lancashire. Lilly is such a happy child with a great sense of humour and clearly loves her time with Steph who is brilliant and fantastic at her job – striking just the right rapport with Lilly.
Sagar Wright is a professional headhunting company in Leeds who contacted me requiring some additional photography for the recruitment side of their website. The image crop for the website was a really unusual shape at a 1:4 ratio with additional areas within the window masked by moving shapes as the page is scrolled down. Plus the focus of the image always needed to be on the left side – quite tricky, but I like a challenge! I also like the circular windows they used for the head shots above.
This was a difficult and sensitive job for You magazine with Ellie and Debbie who survived the Tunisian beach shootings in June 15.
After watching ‘The detectives’ on BBC2 I was really looking forward to this photoshoot for S magazine with Carol Barlow, detective sergeant with Greater Manchester Police. Here is a woman that gets things done and puts the worst of humanity behind bars. We need more Carols!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the newsletter, the next one will be along in June.
I had fun photographing husband and wife, Sam and Samuel - who own Sweet Squared in Leeds. Sweet Squared is home to beauty and hair products and also training for industry professionals.Read more
Welcome to my June newsletter - I hope you are all well. We kick off with my photoshoot at communications company, Scriba, in my home town of Huddersfield. Scriba is housed in one of the towns many old mills and they have decorated their office beautifully.Read more
Hi everyone - I’m starting my May '23 news post by jumping back to last year, where I had a mini trip round the UK to photograph a recruitment campaign for EE. With marketing agency SMRS heading the campaign and working alongside videographers, we visited stores in Manchester...Read more
MCS is a renewable energy certification company. This lifestyle photoshoot in Chorley was to form a case study to illustrate a family who have had a ground source heat pump installed. To feature the engineer and how the family use the energy it provides in their home. Really lovely family who made us all very welcome.Read more
This was a lovely relaxed editorial photoshoot for Good Housekeeping Magazine down in Derbyshire. I went along to the George Pub in Ashbourne, to photograph the landlady Siobhan, for a feature about living sustainably.Read more