Victor Mellors Headshots
Some of my favourite headshots I took of actor, Victor Mellors, this weekend testing out my new setup in the new studio with a mix of natural light and artificial.
Back in May, I rounded off my 3rd shoot in as many days in the blazing hot sun shooting some Behind The Scenes for a fashion photo shoot for brand Apatchy. Apatchy items feature a style area that can be personalised with a gripper patch, which do not require any…
Frankenstein: The Metal Opera
Took some rehearsal shots of Frankenstein: The Metal Opera, on the weekend, they are gearing up for their shows at The Space in Mudchute this week
Some photos here from a shoot I did on Wednesday with Jazz Band "The Hummingbirds". We were shooting a promo video of some of their performances in The Bulls Head pub in Barnes. Video coming soon.
Rave Your Way Into The Day
A Rave you say? Completely Sober? At 6.30 in the am? Before Work? During the week?! What is this witchcraft? Find out in a short documentary I Directed for Filterview where we investigated the goings on at Morning Gloryville
'Conscious Clubbing' has been around for a while, challenging the assumption…
Lens Whacking Byron Bay (via Ruislip)
Sunny beaches are hard to come by in London, it's mainly brick and mortar and the odd smattering of grass, dappled with lashings of water that fall from skies. So when I was charged with Directing a music video around sunkissed Byron Bay, I had a bit of a creative…
Took some Moses Fah-mur-lee Portraits. I think everyone came off well….
Sam & Andy
In my first of a marathon 3 shoots in the space of as many days in the blazing hot sun, I drove into the middle of a field with some talented musicians to take photos of them. The musicians in question were Antipodean song meisters Sam & Andy, who I…
Moleskine Notebooks & Creativity
I recently made the jump to actually putting ideas and words and stuff into a notebook instead of scrawling things all over the place (post it notes, loose paper, my hands, more post it notes). For managing projects I am used to using big A4 hard back books, wasting a…
East Side Story
I've been shooting kids all over Hackney for entertainment purposes. Stop. Wait. Let me explain. Please put the phone down. This is all technically true, BUT TO CLARIFY…. for a film…..a dance film with over 45 talented young dancers from Hackney featuring music from Rudimental, premiering at Hackney Empire. *wipes…
How to disappear a man into a book after he falls in love with drawings he made as a teenager. These are the challenges that befell us in July 2013 as we made a very short film in the most challenging of spaces
WHAT'S IN THE ATTIC?
This year we…
Aesthetica Film Festival
In the middle of November 2013, I headed up to York for the Aesthetica Film Festival where the music video I directed for Punkture Sluts ‘No Hopah’ was selected as part of the official programme (also appearing on the official programme and poster for the festival taking up nearly a…
Split Processes - My Traverse 50 Portrait
At the start of 2013 I was picked as one of 50 photographers to contribute to “The Traverse Fifty” project. I was partnered up with a writer to take their portrait, that writer was Denise Keane of South London. On our first meeting in Spitalfields, Denise was running late because…
I had my Director of Photography hat on in October 2012 as I stepped up to work with Thorny Devil Productions on their latest short film “Advice” shot for the 50 Kisses film competition
Chosen from many scripts submitted to the competition “Advice” is a simple story of one man…
It’s Funny Even If You Don’t Know The People In It
My corporate - music video - comedy career continued in September 2012, Directing a mega busy corporate shoot with the good folk of Pernod Ricard, in a great little green screen studio in West London
The last few weeks I’ve been working with Knock Knock Productions to develop a fun…
Gorillas In London's Mist
One of my more bizarre photography commissions in August 2012, involved photographing people dressed as Gorillas in London for The Gorilla Organisation’s publicity for “The Great Gorilla Run”, a sponsored fun run. We were granted permission to shoot on one of the London Eye pods which is something I've always…
Everything Looks Better With A Fisheye
A dark, grim, twisted and scary music video for underground beat makers Punkture Sluts had us all running around in circles
Last year I worked with the band “Punkture Sluts” on an excellent photo shoot involving zombies in the 50’s for their EP, producing some striking images. Fast…
My First International Shoot
In November 2011 I Directed the 6 CEO's of DHL in their own rendition of a Bruno Mars song, in Germany, on my first international shoot, wearing the most idiotic moustache. Got your attention then…
Maverick Advertising and Design had contacted me to concept and direct a short, easy and…
Merce Circus (4/4)
Oct 2011 - Part 4/4 of project writeup, on short dance film "Suspect Number 4"
At Stratford Circus, ‘Merce Circus’ was a celebration of the work of Merce Cunningham and one of the final ever performances of his dance company. The place was buzzing and we were welcomed with a…
Symphony of Chance (3/4)
OCT 2011 - Part 3/4 of project writeup, on short dance film "Suspect Number 4"
]It was 5 days till deadline day, and we had a cut which we were nearly happy with. East London Dance had arranged a meeting with an award winning international video artist called Gerry Fox…
Through The Looking Glass (2/4)
SEPT 2011 - Part 2/4 of project writeup, on short dance film "Suspect Number 4"
I was armed with my trusty Nikon D7000 and a Nikon 14-24mm wide angle lens, and we had our excellent crew of Annie and Adam, with Chi Lin and Tommima ably assisting us and our…
Chance Procedures (1/4)
SEPT 2011 - Part 1/4 of project writeup, on short dance film "Suspect Number 4"
It was pitched to me as a 3 minute dance film based on Cluedo using ‘chance procedures’. The last part worried me slightly, as it suggested a lack of intel before we even…
Watching The Trees
A breezy music video for Ska band "Maroon Town" with inspiration from Her Majesty's favourite secret agent in New Orleans. What could go wrong
The breezy summer track "Watching The Trees" is about the destruction of our natural environment in tandem with our own wellbeing. We follow a…
Obligatory first blog post
Hello, and welcome to the new blog that's integrated on my website. I'm blogging here here to allow you to live vicariously through my adventures (such as they are) and my talent (such as it is) in film and photography. I've backdated some project write-ups of some of my favourite…