Cannes Lions Facebook Photographer 2018

With May gone and the trip to Berlin now in the distance, June was looking to be a busy month. Cannes Lions Festival is held in June and Facebook were planning on making their presence felt. Cannes Lions is a marketing and communications festival with all the big corporations attending. I was going to be Cannes Lions Facebook Photographer 2018! I was attending for 10 days photographing on behalf of Facebook. This was going to be epic. I was Facebook’s official photographer. What a priviledge!! There were 17 crew, with myself being the only stills photographer alongside 16 other video production members. We had a whopping villa booked to house us all for the week, a swimming pool with BBQ, indoor games room, piano and games consoles. Personally I was excited to be there but I didn’t realise really how busy I was going to be and have no time to really enjoy this wonderful venue.   The first 2 or 3 days were spent documenting the set build and getting a feel for the vast town. Security was so tight! With flash cars, and the biggest yachts you’ll ever see moored up next to the Palais. Facebook had their […]

Car Photography with Retro Ford Magazine

At last!!!… I was sworn to secrecy for so long! Back in March I was approached by Retro Ford magazine to photograph their special 200 page edition. AS the offical photographer, it was my job to arrange the studio, make up artist and model to feature on the front cover, as well as many pages within the magazine. Normally my assistant would do this but I like to be hands on with new clients. Photographing cars was my first passion within the commercial world of photography. As a student I managed to wrangle my way into the car photography world by finding a really well respected photographer and attending a shoot in a top London studio where I first assisted with car photography. However Automotive has always been a great part of my life…  and this experience gave me the bug, I worked for this tog for around a year, then I found myself a more permanent roll locally. The travel everyday to town was a pain. However since then I’ve photographed for many blue chip car brands, such as Suzuki GB, Honda, KIA, BMW and the list goes on! Not only cars, but motorbikes too. I covered national press […]

Brighton fashion photoshoot

One of my regular clients is a new up and coming street-ware fashion label. The clothing is super cool and very comfortable. They often use reality tv stars to model their clothing range photoshoots so I get to meet and socialise a little with these amazing people. The clothing brand is based in Brighton so we try to keep all the shoots local to the guys that run the label. It’s usually a fast turn around shoot with imagery supplied on the set. So I guess you could call it a Brighton fashion photoshoot. Brighton Marina is featured in their spring summer collection, but I’ve worked in many places in the past with them, places like Fuller’s Earth Works in Redhill Surrey and the Balcombe Via Duct which has amazing architecture and a massive eye sight to behold up close. Just as beautiful from afar. Also featured in the spring summer collection is a local mansion, where we shot the clothing and models with the building and a Ferrari F430 which was again quite amazing. Below are some of the imagery from the shoot, again, straight out of camera, no airbrushing or adjustments. The difficult thing was shooting the spring/summer […]