Autumn at last and we can all snuggle back into cosy woollies and boots. I love this time of year and shooting outside with the strong Autumn colours is a joy – that is when I’m not having to pretend it’s Spring already! We shall be enjoying our last caravanning trip of the year this weekend to Robin Hoods Bay – some say it may snow. More worrying is the need to keep a very active three year old entertained in a confined space. I’ve already compiled a detailed three page list of ‘things to do if it rains (snows -eek) ‘ so fingers crossed….
Jumping back to April now, where we start with a shoot for Grazia about ‘Anxiety in Modern Life’. Ashley told me how losing her high powered job in finance management, triggered crippling anxiety that left her barely able to function. She managed to turn her life around after using the Linden method and is now very much back in control.
A lovely shoot for Prima magazine, featuring Marie, who used social media to turn her life around. Marie is a working, single mum who wanted to get out more and meet new friends so joined ‘City Socialising’. As you can see – it seems to have worked!
I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle and her daughter Hannah, for a feature on autism for Femail. Michelle has a lovely family and doesn’t want autism to define her daughter. Autism is traditionally seen as a condition that affects boys, but new findings suggest that girls go undiagnosed because they find it easier to learn social skills that hide the signs of autism. This can mean undiagnosed girls growing up and having nothing to explain why they feel different.
Lastly, I enjoyed a very interesting day photographing three debates for Candis magazine. One of which was ‘What does it mean to be British today’?. The positive suggestions included: our charitableness, ethnic diversity, civil rights, the architecture, the Royal Family, our variety of food, accents and landscapes, popular culture and our sporting success. We hear a lot about how Britain is going downhill, but here at least are 10 reasons to be proud.
Enjoy your Halloween.
I met Joe Turner at the Co-op head office in Manchester to photograph the '10 minutes with' feature for the Food magazine. Of course these features take about 2 hour's rather than 10 minutes to shoot. Joe was lovely and patient, allowing me to shoot several different options, so the picture editor had plenty of choice.Read more
It's been a while since I sent out my last newsletter as I've been spending all my spare time working on the new website - click here if you haven't seen it yet. This time last year I got to spend a few hours with the world famous Hacker T Dog! Girl Talk magazine sent me along to BBC Saturday Mash Up Live, in Salford.Read more
This time last year I had a really enjoyable shoot at Ilkley Grammar School with Neil from Expo. Expo specialises in producing school websites and brochures. Ilkley Grammar is a really inspiring and beautiful school located in a gorgeous part of Yorkshire. The kids...Read more
Hello and welcome to my July newsletter. This time last year I spent a day at BBC Yorkshire refreshing their presenter shots for the iPlayer. The presenters went through make up by Rachel O'Dell and then came through to be photographed for about 30mins each...Read more
This time last year I was lucky enough to spend a day with 'The Yorkshire Vet', Peter Wright, at his practice in Thirsk for The Sunday Express magazine. I love and adore my job on days like these, not only did I get to follow Peter around all day, but...Read more