1st December 2015
It's been a tough summer for me personally, as my best friend sadly lost his fight with Cancer over the summer. Stephen Bacon was the most glamorous and loyal friend a boy could have, and was taken from us at a very early age.
He was just 42. I will find some of the old images I have of him and put them up here as soon as I can. RIP Stephen.
To make a donation to a charity that was close to his heart, please go here to the Cancer Is A Drag website. Thank you.
As the year draws close, I am finally starting the long healing process, and find myself thinking about my own dreams and future, my photography in particular. I've recently been asked to do shoots for two contrasting clients - a gymwear clothing brand, and a building consultancy company.
Olympus Gymwear launches very soon - I had fun with the boys in a gym in west london last month. It was a tough shoot as I had less control over the ambient light than I would have liked but the results were good.
Quartz Project Services employed Horace & Hugo to revamp their online profile, and they got me in to do headshots for the meet the team page. It was a fun shoot! Most people don't enjoy having their photo taken, especially not under the bright lights of a makeshift studio in the boardroom, but the results were great I think!
23rd April 2015
I was lucky enough to go to California recently with my day job, and had a week of meetings, lunches, dinners and presentations getting myself ingrained with the US HQ Team in and around San Jose in Silicon Valley. It was great, I worked hard, and made the most of the trip. The US is such a fantastic place visually - though we share a language (kinda) there are so many differences in our culture that I really did feel like a legal alien.
Saturday and Sunday I got to spend in that most european of american cities, San Francisco. I love it. And I took many pictures - the geometric streets, buildings and amazing colours delivered by the glorious sunshine made me take a lot of pics and fall in love with photography again.
11th January 2015
I've added some more pictures to the skiing gallery, from our recent trip. Among my favourites are the ones of the ski lifts silhouetted against the sky, tyne moon glowing through them. Here's an example of one.
I added more images to the Recent Images gallery - let me know what you think.