I’ve never been so frightened on a photoshoot, yet somehow I managed to overcome the fear just enough to avoid camera-shake, and take these portraits of the London Rockin’ Rollers roller derby team. And what a formidable bunch of thugs they are!
If you’re not familiar roller derby, it’s a full contact event where two teams (usually done up in war paint to add to the intimidation) battle it out on the roller rink, elbowing, shoving, crashing and bashing until one team wins. I’ve got no idea how points are scored, and to call it a “sport” is like referring to the ancient Roman gladiatorial death-matches as a “jolly day out”. It’s not for the faint hearted, and if you dare to look, check out their website at www.londonrockinrollers.co.uk
To see the full set of images, click here
It was great working with Leanne. Not only is she completely at home in front of the camera, but she’s also something of an inspiration. She’s the driving force behind The Movement Factory, a collective of dance initiatives that cover everything from dancing for fitness to dance acadamies and events of all sorts. Take a look at her site, and get yer dance on!
At the beginning of the year I was invited by ethical fashion boutique Jarvis & Janis to shoot their Spring/Summer 2012 look book, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.
I’ve been itching to post these pictures for ages, but I had to hold back because they proved so popular they were snapped up by two magazines here and abroad. The first was Belgian fashion and lifestyle magazine The Green Hole…
… and secondly, here in the UK, Vintage Life Magazine ran them as well.
To see the whole set of images, head over to www.jarvisandjanis.com, and while you’re there why not read about how they’re trying to change our attitudes towards disposable fashion and, maybe, you could pick up a vintage gem or two!
Model: Jade Lyon
Styling: Victoria at Jarvis & Janis
I recently had the opportunity to work with marketing agency Big Pink and Genus Pharmaceuticals to photograph jazz legend Barbara Thompson. Barbara suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, and thanks to the revolutionary new drugs from Genus she is able to keep on writing and performing, despite her illness.
This ad recently appeared in British national newspaper, The Independent.
Computer Arts magazine celebrates it’s 200th issue this month, with a special issue looking back over “The 200 best design moments ever”. My portrait of amazing paper-cut artist Julene Harrison appears across the whole of page 38.
It’s in the shops now!
It’s not nice when you’re at a party and no one’s talking to you…
… or don’t.
Model: Michal Tuszynski
The Tim Burrell-Sawards came together for one last shot…
Tim Burrell-Saward is a designer and maker specialising in emerging technologies, networked objects, physical user experience and data visualisation. In short, he builds magical objects and environments. And he’s a very cool customer!