Personal Pictures

My favourite photograph of my dad and me

A printed photograph

  A photograph of my dad and me. One of the things I treasure most. It’s always nearby and it’s stuck inside my favourite book for days when I need it. It’s me (in the middle), my dad and my friend. My dad is holding me up. He held me up a lot until I was […]

Sir Ian McKellen – portraits

I had a very exciting (and somewhat terrifying) day. Being invited to photograph Sir Ian McKellen was quite scary.  Even more scary when I arrived to find a completely blacked out theatre with no natural light. I find the best way to photograph somebody you have never met is when they are doing what they […]

Our trip to Marrakech

I visited Morocco about ten years but it was a corporate event and I had customers to look after so I didn’t feel I had experienced it as I would have liked.  Since then I’ve had an urge to go back. It was the memory of a beautiful riad that has held my attention for […]

Troutbeck Garden Trail shot on Fuji X100s

Here are some images taken today at the Troutbeck Garden Trail. It was very rainy but that made it more fun to explore.  There are some beautiful homes and gardens in the village although my favourite is one that wasn’t open to the public. I’m fascinated by it.  It’s a very kooky house owned by […]

Claire Pettibone – The White Closet – Shoot

For the last few years I have done a playday with Aspire in a lovely location. This year we had the privilege of shooting at the Lowther Estate in the Lakes with models Abbey, Kirsty and Rachel and armful of Claire Pettibone gowns which the White Closet in West Didsbury let us borrow. (My own […]

Personal pictures inspired by ‘Snotty Jayne’

A few years ago, the first time I did a masterclass at SWPP I met a girl called Jayne. I had finished my presentation and this beautiful girl came up to me at the end, tears and snot streaming down her face.  The photos and the presentation had her all emotional and we had a […]

Happy holidays in the Maldives

We have just come back from a wonderful holiday in the Maldives.  We only took one camera and one lense so these images are a joint effort.  The landscape was stunning.  Like most places though it was made magical by the lovely people we met.  So as usual there are more people photos than landscape […]