I had a great time in April travelling down to London with a backpack full of flashes to do some promotional shots for the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, who contacted me wanting a modern and urban, “obviously London” look for their press kit. A pretty cool brief, especially since the instruments these guys play date from around the 16th century! I went a bit Nick Turpin, shooting lightweight and handheld on the streets of central London, underexposing the ambient with an assistant holding a bare speedlight to pick out the band. The shot above, taken on Waterloo Bridge, ran full page in the June 2009 issue of Classical Music magazine, although they swapped my lovely underexposed blue sky for one with some comedy lens flare in it! Oh well, such is life…
I had a great time in April shooting the wedding of my good friend (and band-mate in The Hundred Metre Club) John, and his new wife Becky. It was an intimate wedding, just 14 guests. We all travelled up in convoy from Edinburgh to the stunning Ardanaisaig Hotel at Loch Awe. I love a beautiful country house wedding! More pictures after the jump.
I popped down South earlier in the year to photograph energetic Guildford-based electro-rock merchants Lets Talk Tactics. We hung out and shot over a full weekend, and had a great time! Some of my favourites from the weekend after the jump
I had a great time in Bangor, Northern Ireland photographing the wedding of Hannah and Andy Kitchen back in December. We flew out the day before, and back to Edinburgh the day afterwards. It was a bit of a tight squeeze to get back for New Year’s Eve, but we did it, and the December weather was good to us! More photos after the jump.
Pictured above is my friend and colleague Simon Ellis, who is off from the frozen wastes of late-summer Scotland next week to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. He’s been on a strict training diet of lager, cigarettes, and Greggs sausage rolls, so wish him luck, anonymous internet!
The portrait was shot at a charity event a few weeks ago, for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland. More on that to come…
Anyone who remembers my last website (a feeble flash slideshow with no information on it anywhere) will hopefully see an improvement in what’s here now! I’ve been working on it for quite a while, and I’m going to keep tweaking it, so let me know in the comments what you think.
In this blog, I’m going to bring you my favourite pics from recent shoots, some stuff about gear and equipment (I’m a bit of a geek about that stuff) including some DIY stuff, and bits and bobs from personal projects too.
That’s it for the “naff inaugural post” category. I’ll try and keep this sort of nonsense to a minimum in future!