On Wednesday I was asked to photograph the opening of a new world war one exhibition at the Thackray Museum in Leeds. I was there to photograph the V.I.P guests, one of which included Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry. On 1 May 2004 in Iraq, Beharry was driving a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle that was hit by multiple rocket propelled grenades. The platoon commander, the vehicle’s gunner and a number of other soldiers in the vehicle were injured. Beharry was forced to open his hatch to steer his vehicle, exposing his face and head to withering small arms fire. Beharry drove the crippled Warrior through the ambush, taking his own crew and leading five other Warriors to safety. He then extracted his wounded comrades from the vehicle, all the time exposed to further enemy fire. For these heroic actions Johnson was awarded the Victoria Cross. I met a truly inspirational bunch of people who have all fought for our country, here are some photographs from the day Find out more about the Thackray Museum here
The black sheep of board games, Linkee has hit John Lewis & is currently available in 20 of their stores but will roll out nation wide from the summer. I have carried out numerous shoots for Linkee the latest of which was for the John Lewis campaign. the main aim for this shoot was to created an upright image showing of the game with plenty of space for copy that could be produced as a poster. To find out more about the game visit: Welcome To Linkee Heres the poster with my photography which will be going up in all John Lewis stores: Heres a few more from the same shoot:
I was recently commissioned to photograph Rio the Scotty dog on a very wet & windy day. Luckily the rain held off for an hour or so in the morning & we headed out for a walk, didn’t stop the wind though! We shot the photographs just outside of Pickering in North Yorkshire. heres a few photos from the shoot:
I was recently commissioned to photograph the two Leeds branches of the jewellers Phillip Stoner.They have recently opened a new branch in the Trinity centre and I was asked to photograph the new store and the existing one in the Victoria Quarter. The two stores are completely different in look but carry the brands theme throughout both: simple stylish and elegant. This made my job much easier! The Trinity centre store is modern and simple both inside and out with lots of glass and splashes of purple whereas the Victoria Quarter store is much more traditional on the outside but carries on a stylish modern look on the inside with the same splashes of purple which instantly became the focal point to many of my interior shots. Visit The Phillip Stoner website to find out more: phillipstoner.com Heres a few Photographs from the shoot:
I managed to tear myself away from work and the gallery last month for a trip to Norway. The trip didn’t get off to a great start as my flight from Leeds and Bradford airport was delayed by half an hour, making me miss my connection from Amsterdam and having 8 hours to wait in Schipol airport! When I finally arrived in Kristiansand there was no luggage to be seen, not a great start by any means! Luckily I had my cameras in my hand luggage so I was able to capture some shots in Kristiansand before my suitcase turned up 2 days later and we headed up the coast to Stavanger and the fjords. The highlight of the trip was the hike up to the Priekestollen Rock. A magnificent natural cliff that towers 604 metres over Lysefjorden. A worthy location for a photograph! After a couple of days here we headed back down to Arendal, a traditional Norwegian fishing town with fantastic architecture and then a few more days in Kristiansand before heading back to England. Here are a few photographs from the trip:
On Wednesday I met up with a lovely couple from Ampthill, near Bedford on holiday in Pickering, to photograph their dog Jack. Jack is a 6 year old rescue Curly Coated Retriever and thankfully the April showers held off long enough on Wednesday morning for me to capture Jack having fun on a walk. Curly Coats are an uncommon breed with only 60 puppies born in this country last year but have been around since the middle of the 1800′s. They are the largest of the retriever breeds and as you can gather from their name they have a coat of tight curls either in liver brown or black. Just don’t mistake them for a Labradoodle! Here’s a few photographs from the shoot: Have a nice day.
The Saturday just gone was one of very few Saturday’s this year where I did not have a wedding. Therefore I spent the Morning photographing a beautiful 5 year old black Labrador called Pimms! The weather was slightly overcast but incredibly mild for this time of year and allowed for some very atmospheric photographs on Saltergate brow near the Hole of Horcum. My job was made much easier because Pimms is so well behaved and would sit and stay on command. After we had exhausted the photo opportunities at Saltergate we headed to Thornton Le Dale to get some shots of her in the water which, like a true lab, she loves! Here are a few photographs of Pimms: