' I love what I do and can’t help thinking in pictures'.
A few weeks ago I was shooting for a client at Junction Eleven Studios in the Midlands when I spotted some amazing images created by their CGI team.
It sparked an idea and I got talking to Stuart Boote, their lead designer, I asked if he could help me re-create the New York diner in 'Nighthawks' by Ed Hopper.
The painting has always intrigued me, it's like a still from a film, and I had often imagined the next moment.
Paying homage to painting has been a feature of my work and this seemed like an ideal opportunity to go one step further.
What had started as classic car shot became a full collaboration with photography, casting agents, talent, stylists, set-design, hair, make-up, computer graphics and retouching,
In my 15 year + career, I’ve produced and photographed mostly lifestyle, more recently with vehicles and boats.
Away from the commercial world I shoot documentary, portraits, cityscapes and landscapes. Film and printing are important to me too, I use a lot of traditional materials, especially Polaroid and Impossible Instant Film.
I’m an advocate for a Central South American charity, ‘Armonia’ where my on-going documentary project captures their outstanding work serving the poor in the slums of Mexico City and remote communities of Oaxaca.