Salon du Chocolat was held at Olympia and I was shooting the behind the scenes photos and for the fashion show itself. It was a celebration of all things chocolate, with stalls of small artisanal producers from England and France producing some divine products. If you didn’t get there, you missed a treat but it will be repeated next year so make sure it’s in your diary – if you are a chocoholic like me it’s an essential visit!
I took this photo on 35mm thirteen years ago and have only just come across it. I was obsessing with the scratches- the small detail on the train window – and the grime on a bleak day, and although photographed on colour film, it is almost monochromatic.
At the moment I am based in the North of England for family reasons and my brother in law has got involved with Triathlon. He suggested that I get myself over to Liverpool for the morning last Saturday to check it out. I took the camera and wow! All ages were taking part on one of the hottest stickiest days of the year. People from teens to seventies were out smiling and putting their efforts into competing around Liverpool’s Liver Building and nearby docks. It was an impressive sight. Check out the photos.
Hello…..yes it’s been awhile since I last wrote. I made a new year’s resolution not to work so many crazy hours and get a life. So since January I have been working crazy hours and still not got a life. I guess I am lucky to be kept busy in these recessionary times although it’s good to know that the bankers are still receiving their bonuses, while the rest of us get steadily poorer. A lot of the last six or seven months has been taken up expanding the skillbase with precision and macro product photography – including jewellery at UniQ Studios. There has also been the expansion of my video editing and here are a few recent videos for Sultanesque. UniQ Studios is a sister company to UniQ Clothing and supplies all the fashion photography for the product lines, as well as now managing the portfolios for several other companies. If you are interested in high class product photography and video then we would love to help. Call us on 0207 987 8444.
It may seem a bit quiet on this blog but life is hectic. Current projects revolve around fashion – underwear, evening and beach dresses, jewellery, motorbike gear, catwalk etc. If you are a model, male or female, based in London and could look good in underwear, or you have hairless ear lobes to model ear rings or great hands for other jewellery then message me here or apply on the UniQ Studios website as I am interested to hear from you.
Lately I have been involved with a lot of video editing – mainly documentary of various sorts, which is why you haven’t seen so much from me. However I am also involved with the Wig Party and help promote it with my camera. This year The Wig Party is raising funds in association with The Elton John Aids Foundation for ‘Freedom To Be’. This excellent cause is raising funds for young people (teenagers) with HIV. The Wig Party itself is an extraordinary event and if you go to just one big party this year make it this one. It’s glamorous, fun, and freeing- you can be anyone you like for the night. It attracts a lively creative crowd of all ages, genders and colours and there is a wig pageant for those that have always wanted to do the catwalk. Here I attach some photos taken last night at Kings Cross Steelers RFC where the lads sportingly donned wigs to help us promote this cause. Expect to see a few of them at the party…
Last year my work was pretty much all photography but this year my workload has taken a foray into the world of video and editing and is consuming a lot of my time now. Here is the new video from the talented Mark Northfield which I shot with stylist and make up artists Ian Massa Harris and Jae Pii Goldie. Like all videos that are apparently simple to effect (lip synch at normal time by recording with the music running at 50% time to give the hands some ‘speed’ and effect a transformation in the time allowed by the track, it turned out to be anything but simple when it came to matching the music when sped up to normal time largely due to the differing audio/video/web compression rates! What you learn along the way!!!