I wanted to show you all what the small set of four 5×4 inch ‘contact’ prints will look like. These sets are only currently available as part of the rewards on the crowd funding campaign. I have also taken a few images of the ibook on an iPad for you to see, until the preview […]
Some people have asked me why I think this is such an important subject to look at. There are many reasons of course, but one are the words emailed to me by an Officer serving in the Yorkshire regiment, Helmand Province, Afghanistan: “As we hand over our bases to the Afghan National Security Forces via the […]
As part of the crowdfunding campaign on Emphasis for the second stage of The Last Stand, I have produced an ibook of the work. This contains the full current set of 43 images, research text where appropriate, an interactive location map, reviews, interviews and more. For an ibook the cover design is still very important, […]
Last week the first solo show of The Last Stand opened at The Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. On show were 20 prints and the remainder of the series being shown on a screen. A morning of interviews for local press and arts magazines was followed by a very successful Private View in the evening. The […]
Using the remaining funds for the project I recently photographed for 4 days on Jersey in The Channel Islands. Grey skies greeted my arrival on Jersey via Guernsey…flying on the smallest plane I have been on…just 8 of us and the pilot. Reccies to the 5 locations I was interested in led […]
Coming to an end this week is the Terry O’Neill Awards show at The Strand gallery. At the awards two weeks ago I was honoured to be awarded the 3rd prize, which out of the exhibited shortlist of 10, and initial 900 or so photographers whom entered, I see as a great success. The prize […]
One of the images from The Last Stand is a shot documenting a stop line of anti-tank blocks running through the trees of Lossie forest in Morray, Scotland. This is one of the images on show for The Terry O’Neill Awards and was featured in The Sunday Times Spectrum magazine and the Scottish Daily Mail. […]
The Last Stand has been chosen as one of the final 10 shortlisted series of images for the highly prestigious Terry O’Neill Awards. This award is for series of images as opposed to single images and the exhibition of the shortlisted photographers is being held at The Strand gallery in central London from January 18th […]
A drive up and down the country last week for The Last Stand. Four exhibitions are now agreed upon for 2013 and into 2014. A good start to the showing of the work. More details will appear early next year.
Early morning in Docklands, London. On location, one of 13 to shoot, for a new client.
Print from the Last Stand, just arrived from Spectrum in Brighton, preparing to send to Eyestorm gallery for sale. Arromanches Les Bains, Normandy, France. 2012.
Beautiful print received today from Dan Wood. Lovely hand printed on sightly warming paper stock.
Location number 3 of 4 in one day’s shooting in London. Docklands, City, Earls Court, Victoria.
Studio location for book shoot…300 piece layout…2 days of fun.
Strange goings on with now rippling police cordon tape in the forest behind Wells next Sea in Norfolk.
Early start heading to South coast for kitchen shoot.
One of first and last times I travel to a location with my gear by train…nowhere to put anything!
Shooting for an Irish based interior fitout company, an early start up in Newcastle, combined with a second shoot in London.
Wissant, on the French coast, in the Pas de Calais, means white sand. During The Middle Ages it was a major port of embarkation for England until it became silted by the shifting sands towards the end of the 12th century. Some historians believe that in 55 BC Julius Caesar embarked from Wissant for his […]
This evening on BBC2 Anthony Baxter’s film ‘You’ve been Trumped’ will be screened. It looks at Donald Trump’s attempts to build a huge golf course in one of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes and the fight put up by the local residents against the compulsary purchase orders. It makes for compelling viewing. During my shooting for […]