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Rosie Nobbs – Harpist

29th March 2013

Rosie Nobbs Harpist

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 […]

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Terry Gilliam – Film Director

26th March 2013

Terry Gilliam

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 […]

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Mike Lindup – Keyboards. Level 42

Mike Lindup Keyboards

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 […]

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The Cobb, Lyme Regis – Canon 5D MKIII, 16mm, F16, 8 secs

20th March 2013

The Cobb Lyme Regis

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.

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Sue Arnold – Journalist

12th March 2013

Sue Arnold Journalist

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 […]

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Perry McCarthy – The Stig

The Stig - Perry McCarthy

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 […]

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Utterly still. Canon 5DMKIII. 80-200mm 125th F16

7th March 2013

Reflections-I

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.

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Kim Creswell – Willow Sculptor

5th March 2013

Kim Creswell Willow Sculptor

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 […]

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John Makepeace – Furniture Designer

4th March 2013

John Makepeace

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. […]

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