29th March 2013
Rosie Nobbs is a true life force, she’d been gigging the night before and hadn’t gone to bed till well after sun up, and yet still turned up chipper as anything with her new pride and joy, a gorgeous carbon fibre harp. She sat playing in a howling icy gale while I snapped away, it […]
26th March 2013
I sent Terry the image I shot of his hands, and the next day he sent this one back. Genius. This isn’t the final image of course, though I rather wish it was. Typical of a man with such a great imagination to have taken my idea and made it much better. I had just […]
When will this winder bloody end! It was a cold, grey and basically deeply grim day so I had to shelve my original idea and work with what I had. We shot it in Mike Lindup’s studio at his home in London using what little light deigned to trickle through the window. He has beautifully […]
20th March 2013
Of course I was really after a nice cloudy and windy day to make the exposure much longer, in order to get a creamy sea and some scudding cloud. But it was nice to be out in the sunshine, albeit darn chilly.
12th March 2013
Another bitter but thankfully sunny day. We sat in Sue Arnold’s kitchen talking in hushed tones as her husband was having a kip next door. He runs the delightful Popeseye restaurant, a must to visit if you like your steak, and had been up all night working. As well as being a great journalist Sue […]
Perry aka The Stig (The Original) very kindly agreed to let me photograph his hands at his home in Essex. It was a sub-zero but mostly sunny day, so we were able to shoot inside, even though the light through the window was a little limiting. It was a real joy of a shoot as […]
7th March 2013
A breathless dawn yesterday on the reservoir near Yeovil. I was actually hunting for an aesthetic jetty or a decent tree, but all I could find was this spray of twigs, which I simply flipped 90 degrees clockwise.
5th March 2013
Kim Creswell lives deep in the countryside and is a part of it. Her yard is full of beautiful traditional caravans that she renovates, and her land is proper working land that she works hard. At the time of the shoot she had an injured hand from hedge laying. Her sculptures are quite stunning, as […]
4th March 2013
I was rather nervous about shooting John Makepeace for some reason, but I needn’t have worried, he was charming and very accommodating. He has the most beautiful house and grounds that reflect his remarkable body of work and I wanted to capture some of the intricacy of his creations in the shape of his hands. […]