Shot for the Day (13 August 2013)

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Following on from my last shot of the day on August 10th, this shot was take a few hours earlier at Ayrmer Cove, just as the sun was setting behind the peninsula.  The magic of the moment was having this entire beautiful scene to myself, something that rarely happens at sunset.

Shot for the Day (10 August 2013)

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I had originally intended to photograph one of my favourite beaches in southern Devon but it was the wrong time of year for the sunset across the opening of the cove.  Instead, I retraced my steps by a few miles to Ayrmer Cove and waited until around half an hour after the sun dropped below the horizon, to capture this long exposure shot.

Shot for the Day (04 August 2013)

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Second trip to the quayside in Lyme Regis in Dorset earlier this year to catch the morning light, which, as can be seen above, did not appear.  It was, however, windswept, cold and rained, so a thoroughly rewarding experience nonetheless…

Shots from the archive: Namibia

Several years ago, I spent a couple of weeks on the road in Namibia.  This was before digital photography had taken off (still prohibitively expensive), so I was armed with my trust Canon T90 and long lens as I intended to shoot wildlife photography.  However, on day 2 of my 15 day trip, whilst I sat in Etosha Park waiting for the animals and lighting conditions to align at the watering hole, my camera electrics suffered a catastrophic meltdown (literally) at the hands of the African midday sun.

All I had left was a £20 Lubitel 6×6 camera, 10 roles of Fuji Provia and my father’s 40 year old light meter  As it turned out, that was all I needed.  Over a decade later and I still love the analogue nature of these shots, all captured on a camera with a super cheap lens.

HTC One global launch

During my time at Mother, I was the Head of Integrated Production on the HTC account and worked on the launch of the company’s latest and greatest smartphone, to combat top models from Apple and Samsung.

My production team co-ordinated the creation of all global launch material, ranging from a photo shoot of the new handset, the TVC of a photorgaphy student sky diving with the HTC One handset to collateral for all the subsequent digital channels with interesting behind the scenes material as well as social commentary and a PR event at the launch of the HTC One on the site of the TVC drop zone, in the desert around Arizona.

Here is how we made the TVC.

Boeing Dreamspace photography – Work from the archive

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Sometimes I end up doing vary varied tasks for different projects. Whilst based at PCI Fitch, I was the agency photographer and one of the jobs I covered was the Farnborough Airshow in 2006.  The design team had created the Boeing Dreamscape interior at the air show, which I shot for Boeing.  It was a delightful mixture of physical installation and digital elements.

Here are some images of the space.

South America photoshoot


For the final few weeks of 2010, as the UK was freezing in the mid-winter snow, I was in sunny Argentina, shooting for various image libraries.  I have included a few of these images from the various places I visited in late November and early to mid December.

As luck would have it, my flight was one of the very first to make it back into Heathrow, once they were finally able to clear the runway, which was very jammy indeed!


Sailing across the Beagle Channel close to Ushuaia, moment s after a snow blizzard


Walking around the edge of Lago Colorado in the Bolivian Atacama desert


Leap of faith 4,500m up in the Atacama desert


Train graveyard in the Salar de Uyuni, just south of town


Horse riding gaucho style in the hills surrounding Salta, Argentina