Ohw? Shoes.

Just finished a really cool print campaign for Owh? Shoes. Art Directed by Paul Wallett  at Big Dog Agency.  All shot on location, this was a really fun project to be a part of...




Rolls Royce.

Recently I was commissioned by You Agency to create a series of ads for Rolls Royce Trent 1000.
They had a really awesome idea for the first ad which involved a cheeky camel....  

Here are a couple of BTS pics from Josephs Amazing Camels where we found the perfect camel and the shoot took place.



Finished Ad. (Desert was also shot by me on location in Cape Verde).


The team prepping the camels.

Not into being groomed today at all!

And here is the Camel Wrangler himself, Joseph.




Big Dog.

I was recently approached by Big Dog Agency,  to create a series of images to launch their new identity and for use in their promotional material. (Big Dog Agency recently formed from a merger of the agencies Big Communications and Balloon Dog)

The brief was to create fun quirky images, each one giving the impression that a 'big dog' was just out of shot or had just left the scene. We went through quite a few concepts but ended up shooting these 4 as they fit the message best and had a nice element of humour! This was a super fun project to be involved with...






Promo Mailer

Been busy recently designing and putting together a promo to send out to creatives.

Included in the mailer are:

A pack of postcards with some personal and some Ad work.

A greetings card that can be used however they please.

Hand cut leaves made out of seeded paper that will grow into wildflowers when planted.

A vegan chocolate flapjack.

A personal note on hand aged paper.

All contained in a branded box.

This was really fun to do and hope to do some more in the future. Hope everyone who received one enjoyed what's inside!


Merry Christmas!

Created this magical Christmas image, shot part on location and part in the studio. Hope it gets you in the festive mood!


You can also download it as a desktop wallpaper here, Christmas Wallpaper



iPad Landscapes

Little idea I had for a series of first person perspective images with iPads.




New Folio

New print folio full of big beautiful work. Custom made by the wonderful people at Hartnack & Company. Get in touch if you'd like me to come show it to you.



More Awards

The Trees for Cities campaign continues to go down a storm, receiving a gold and two silvers at this years Cream Awards.


Awards.

Really pleased that my Trees for Cities campaign for Big Communications was recently awarded a Bronze and a Silver at the Fresh Awards. In the Best Photography/ Art Direction and Best Charity Ad respectively.



They are also featured in the latest issue of Luerzer's Archive Magazine.


Milky Way

Here are a couple of images shot on a recent trip to Crete. I've never seen stars like it, an awesome sight.



“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” 
Carl Sagan.


The Orangutans


This is a project I have recently finished called 'The Orangutans'.

Orangutans are widely found in british zoos. Although they are well looked after I always get a pang of guilt upon seeing them in this environment. 
With this series I wanted to re-imagine their surroundings, placing them in a setting that seems idealistic and slightly magical, giving the images a completely different context.






Here is a little sneak into the process of how one of them was made.


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Sugar Skull

Here is a pic that didn't make the cut, created a few months back but not really feeling the end result.


Starry Seascape

Took this whilst in Cape Verde, looking out west from the coast of Boa Vista...




Made from 'stacking' 10 separate images of the same scene to help reduce noise, although its still pretty noisy. I love the milky sea in contrast to the bottom of the Milky Way! 

Tenerife

Tenerife is a beautiful place...

Tenerife from Anaga.

Anaga Mountains

Teide

Teide

Teide Summit

Thumb of God

Teide Pines

La Gomera

Garachico pool

The Rock of Garachico

Masca Village

Masca

Masca Gorge

Cliffs of the Giants

MMmm Look an Apple

Here is a funny little animation I just finished. Produced, shot and animated by myself...

Happy Halloween!

Self-promo piece for Halloween...


Here is a detail shot...



Mr Coopers House and Garden.

I was recently commissioned by the the brilliant Ahoy to create a series of large scale images for a restaurant called 'Mr Coopers House and Garden' opening in the beautiful Midland Hotel in Manchester.
The whole concept behind the restaurant is brilliant, ran by the amazing chef Simon Rogan.

"Mr Cooper’s House & Garden combines modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819.
Thomas Cooper was a popular figure in Manchester. The family were coach-makers by trade and their garden on the site of The Midland was famous for its strawberries, gooseberries, apples and flowers. On special days of the year, The Coopers would welcome the public in to stroll the gardens and picnic there.
Cooper Street, the short street across St Peter's Square on the other side of Princess Street, used to extend as far back as The Midland and was named after the family.
A multitude of different dining settings under one roof, Mr Cooper’s offers a unique setting for everyone. Lounge in the garden amongst the cascading wall of plants and 30ft tree, enjoy drinks in the Library or cosy up next to friends in the leather booths of the study."

Here are the images!




It was an amazing project to work on, and having been to the opening event just last night I can say that its a truly unique place with fantastic food and cocktails! 

My images have been beautifully presented and its almost like I have a permanent exhibition in the restaurant, here are a few pics from the opening night...


New Print Folio.

Here are some pics of my brand new Print Folio, made by my fair hands...


Old Work.

Just going through some old work and found this that I shot when I was at University. Still love it now, highly influenced by the awesome Guy Bourdin.