' 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 Ilford Black and White film and ‘Polaroid’ Instant materials.
I’m an advocate for a Christian charity in Mexico called ‘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.
Armonia; ‘Walking with the Poor'
Winner Portrait of Britain Award 2018
Association of Photographers London (AOP) 2017, 2015,2009
SUN Awards 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1999, 1998 Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne
PDN New York
Images Festival Arles