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The Day The Music Died

The Day The Music Died is a phrase we all know. Although, perhaps the younger generation do not really know the story. And now there is a new aspects to the story, too. Who Legendary Rock n Roll artists: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP, the Big Bopper, Richardson are world famous. And this is not …

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Model Head Shots

Model Head Shots

I recently spent the evening with two lovely young models. We had a great time but more importantly we made some lovely model head shots, to promote their careers. Earlier, I had been on assignment, to shoot some head shots for the newly appointed Chief Executive of Tees Valley Arts, James Beighton. So I took the …

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Young man under a railway bridge.

Environmental Portraits / Headshots / Fashion Shoots

Environmental or location portraits, headshots, and fashion shoots are often far more visually interesting than studio shoots. They do, however, present many challenges and require rather more effort including, learning about the subject, planning the shoot, checking and rescheduling for the weather, and logistics of moving people and equipment around. Locations Perhaps the most fundamental question …

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CF Fertilisers – More Than Just Another Workplace

As part of the drive for continuous improvement to the already very good performance metrics of CF Fertilisers‘ Teesside manufacturing plant, management decided to try to put smiles on the faces of the people working there. Thinking “outside the box” The point was to create an environment where people would feel appreciated and happy, and being in a good frame of …

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Hard Man, one of the UK’s most dangerous prisoners

Over the last month or two, I have been shooting a fascinating documentary, the dramatic and powerful story of a legendary hard man from the criminal underworld. David Taylor is directing the film and Glasshouse Media is producing it. David Scott is in charge of post-production. Childhood Our protagonist idolised his uncle, one of the toughest and most feared criminals …

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Lacry Couture designer Lacry Puravu at Magic hour

Fashion Shoot – Lacry Couture

A few weeks ago on a very cold November Saturday, I was to shoot a set of fashion photographs for Lacry Couture. Our main theme was “Duchess”. Designer, Lacry Puravu had created three outfits for this theme. Our location, the grounds of the stunning Royal Holloway University Campus, just west of London. Dark Beauty However, Lacry Couture had another, …

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Fashion Photo Shoot

It was a lovely autumn day as my daughter, Rebecca, and I drove to Surrey the day before my latest fashion shoot. As we drove down the M1, we enjoyed a superb sunset. I noted the time, for scheduling the next day’s shoot. After checking into our hotel, we joined fashion designer, Lacry Puravu, who took us to look at locations …

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Shakedown at Curborough – Jaguar XJ13 recreation

SHAKEDOWN AT CURBOROUGH My Jaguar XJ13 film, Shakedown at Curborough, has been a labour of love. I shot it in early August 2016. Apart from about four days when I was working on other projects, I have been fully occupied editing it. It is the latest of my films about the amazing story of Neville Swales‘ most authentic …

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SHOWREEL 2016 v1 – Cinematography & Photography

I have a new showreel, SHOWREEL 2016 v1 I have had about 4 years off work with family care commitments. But I have been back at work, starting to rebuild my client list and buying lots of great new kit for about a year. And so the new showreel is to signpost the re-launch of …

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Jaguar XJ13 – Driving the Legend

JAGUAR XJ13 – the Le Mans racing car In the 1960s Jaguar were making great and iconic cars. Cars that have stood the test of time far better than most others of the era. Meanwhile, Jaguar’s Competition Department were having great success in international motorsport, despite being rather underfunded, compared to some of their rivals; …

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