I have enjoyed a long career as a photographer for major national and international publications, such as The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, TIME Magazine, FOCUS Magazine, Forbes, and Business Week Magazine. More recently the focus of my work has moved towards corporate and business clients, and also video production. As an editorial photographer, I have photographed five Prime Ministers, various business leaders, Hollywood actors, writers and politicians, from Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Cameron and Osborne, to Robbie Williams and The Spice Girls. My lens has captured people from all walks of life – from the poorest orphans of Romania to Prince Al Walid, one of the richest men in the world.
Although my core business remains stills photography, I have always dabbled with moving images throughout my career, shooting 8mm for fun as a youngster, and moving on to 16mm to shoot music videos in the 1980s and early 1990s for indie and goth bands on the Beggars Banquet record label. With the advent of digital and the ability to edit on a home computer with Final Cut Pro etc, in 2010 I began to investigate the possibilities of diversifying into video production once more. I now actively seek more film work as a shooter/director, and usually editor. I shoot with two Sony PMW-F3 Cine Alta cameras, and I’m able to provide 4K content when required, using my Lumix S1. I’ve invested in lighting, grip, and audio gear to the extent that I can in most cases provide everything needed for a small corporate production or music promo. In the past few years, I have directed, produced, shot and edited music videos for a number of independent bands, including short documentaries, corporate promos, and even a fashion video for ‘Jack & Jones’, shot on location in Sicily.
Personal short documentary films include a couple of shorts made during a trip to the USA in September 2010, and ‘The Cider Makers’, which I plan to expand into a full length documentary using anecdotal interviews with various characters in the Glastonbury area, along with the use of an archive of footage and stills shot over a 10 year period. Another ongoing project is ‘West Country Yap’, which aims to record as many interviews as I can arrange with ordinary people of Devon and Somerset, who speak with the local disappearing dialect.