Part of a shoot for Carolyn Radford the CEO of Mansfield Town Football Club.
Shana Wilson approached me to use my portrait of artist Cecily Brown as the basis for a portrait in her series TribeShe promoting visibility and empowerment of women over 40.
My portrait and Shana’s almost finished portrait are below.
You can find more of Shana’s work at: https://shanawilsonartist.com/
It’s not everyday you get to cruise around Cheshire in a Jaguar XK120, let alone when its 28 degrees outside. Happily, they were the conditions when I photographed motoring lawyer to the stars Nick Freeman for the Sunday Times ‘Me and My Motor’ section.
We found out that classic cars don’t really enjoy idling in the baking heat, but after a bit of cooling off in the shade, we got the job done.
It was a real pleasure to photograph poets Andrew McMillan and his father Ian for the Sunday Times ‘Relative Values’ feature a few months ago.
I’ve known of Ian’s work from his appearances on radio shows in my youth and of course he’s the official poet of Barnsley Football Club. It was really enjoyable to spend a couple of hours with them discussing football and poetry. Mainly football, my poetry knowledge being sadly lacking.
Some pictures from my first commission for Kingsway School. I’m glad to have been back for a further shoot later this year.
You can see the pictures in action on the school’s website: https://www.kingsway.stockport.sch.uk/
I've met a lot of sportspeople in my time but I'm not sure I'll ever meet one as inspirational as Nadia Nadim. An Afghan refugee, Danish football international, trainee surgeon, speaker of nine languages and Manchester City's current number 10.
It was great to work with renowned sports journalist Claire Bloomfield and Swedish design agency Off The Wall on this commission for Scandinavian Airlines.
Portraits of Jimmy Banks for the Royal Bank of Scotland magazine. Jimmy transformed his life through healthy eating and exercise. We shot these pictures at Worthington Lakes in Wigan, Jimmy's usual running route.
Victoria Jordan photographed in Greater Manchester for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester Metropolitan University
Alistair Hudson, Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth shot during the opening of Alison Wilding's exhibition in February 2018.
Cecily Brown: Shipwreck drawings
This is an exhibition of a extraordinary series of drawings by Cecily Brown, of wrecked ships and their passengers. Brown’s practice of painterly interrogation of an existing image, here takes on one of the most celebrated paintings in the world; Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. Also taking inspiration from other Old Masters, notably Delacroix, Brown re-examines human presence, figuration and representations of maritime tragedy throughout history
17 November – 15 April 2018
Shot at the opening of Shipwreck Drawings at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
As much as I seem to spend my entire life checking websites to see if they've been updated since I last checked thirty seconds ago, and I've spent the last months square-eyed setting up this new website; it never gets boring to see your work printed on actual, physical, inky paper. Especially if that paper goes on to be published. So, I was delighted to pick up the latest edition of MMU's Research Matters magazine.
Stu Wilkin of THMedia and I started working on the first edition of this publication many years ago now, so I was pleased to see my work still featuring heavily in it and to see that after a recent redesign it's looking better than ever.
Many thanks to Jackie Rees and the staff at Manchester Metropolitan University's Department of Health and Social Care for their co-operation with the shoots.
Many thanks to Jackie Rees and the staff at Manchester Metropolitan University's Department of Heaslth and Social Care for their co-operation with the shoots.