CAT Mobile Phone Photo Shoot. November 19th, 2014
This was an action photo shoot I did for CAT Mobile, I was asked to provide help with the production finding models and various elements of clothing and equipment to match the brief and also find a location. The brief was for snow but it was August and it had to be in Europe so the obvious location for me was Saas Fee, Switzerland.
I also had to shoot action pictures of mountain biking, hiking and working environments. To go along with the action shots was a selection of “wallpaper” backgrounds and product shots of the phone on location which I used the Nikon D800 for.
The shoot could not have gone better, the weather and the snow were superb and the models were brilliant. On my return to the UK I shot the tree surgery pictures, did all of the digital retouch and supplied the finished pictures to a very happy client.
Snow and Rock Catalogue AW14/15 Front Cover October 19th, 2014
I’m over the moon with this front cover shot from the Snow and Rock photo shoot this year.
Photo Shoot with Robert Plant for Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar October 10th, 2014
This was a shoot I did with Robert Plant for his new album Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar. He’d asked me to shoot some concept shots for his new album based on ideas he had in his mind. It was a shoot that involved a wind-up tin mouse, 3 real mice, Nepture, a Moroccan lamp and a fireplace! He used one of the images on the etching of the vinyl album.
In The Snow AW14/15 Fashion Photo Shoot, Zermatt, Switzerland. September 11th, 2014
As last winter drew to a close I was drawn back out to beautiful Zermatt to do a fashion photo shoot for In The Snow’s new publication “Love The Mountains” Of cause, the weather did it’s usual trick of providing me with the whole gammut of conditions in just 4 days, which tends to send you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and frustration (especially when the fog sets in). But if there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the years it’s to try and use the elements to your advantage, so we carried on and shot through in all conditions, using misty mountains and ancient wooden chalets as backdrops. I used the D800 for most of the shoot and natural light.
Fresh Tracks Brochure Front Cover 2014 September 9th, 2014
Here’s the Ski Club of Great Britains Fresh Tracks holiday brochure front and back cover shots. I shot these in Kühtai in Austria back in March on the SIGB ski test. He had fantastic weather and great snow for the whole shoot and a great bunch of skiers to work with. There are quite a few more shots to come but I’ll post those later in the winter once they have been published. Got to love a bit of ski photography
Luke 1977 AW14/15 Fashion Photo Shoot. August 15th, 2014
Here’s a few shots from the Luke 1977 Aw 14/15 collection fashion shoot, we shot it at OneZeroOne studio in Birmingham using their fabulous studio for half the shoot and then moving down to the industrial floor below to use that as a location for the other half. I got Alex Jones in for the make up.
Martin Sayer of Saymore PR directed the shoot, always a pleasure.
Luke 1977 SS14 Photo Shoot. March 14th, 2014
This year Luke 1977 decidied to go into the studio and shoot clean, crisp shots for their Spring Summer collection, so that’s exactly what we did at Kingsland Road Studios in London, using my Elincrom Style 600 flash units in the white concave and a D800. We also shot a few shots of Alpha Industries Bomber jackets and Parkers.
Cycle Surgery @ the Olympic Velodrom March 11th, 2014
Here’s a couple of shots from a shoot I did for Cycle Surgery in the Velodrom at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, Stratford. It was quite a tricky one as we only had probably an hour and a half while the BBC where having lunch inbetween filming for Sports Relief to get the shots done. Although it seemed quite bright in there my camera meter thought otherwise and we had to get the Elinchrom Quadras out in order to get the depth of field correct.
Interior Photo Shoot @ Lion Quays February 20th, 2014
This was an interior photo shoot for Original Style Ltd, a tile, stone and mosaics supplier who had just finished fitting out the pool and jacuzzi at Lion Quays in Shropshire. It was a difficult shoot in many ways. Firstly it had to be shot after closing at 10pm, secondly it was incredibly hot and humid inside and last but no least the lighting changed colour every few seconds.
So I had to wait at least half an hour for my cold lenses to acclimatize and for the steam to clear off the glass, I took a manual white balance reading and shot the whole thing RAW on the Nikon D800 tethered to my Macbook and made appropriate adjustments in Photoshop in post. The whole thing worked out a treat in the end.
Jaguar Landrover Production Line Shoot for Sika January 8th, 2014
Here’s a picture from the Jaguar Landrover production line taken during a shoot for Sika who produce the mastics and glue that hold these vehicles together. It was an amazing experience working in there, but the lighting was horrible and we didn’t have the luxury of time or anyway of stopping the relentless progress of the production line. I shot mostly on the Nikon D4 but for this shot I used the D800, I shot everything as RAW and I did the corrections in Photoshop in post, you can see the original RAW file below.