Monday, 6 December 2010

paco peregrin
I have to show off this amazing photographer i've just found. Oh wow...seriously, just take a look at these....

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Crazy shooting weeked!

I don't think anyone could predicted this weekend turning out as crazy as it did.

Creepy Queen Magazine's third issues photo shoot had been planned, organized and arranged for Sunday 14th November. No pumpkin patches had been found to shoot on, no large pumpkins could be found for props. So we settled for a 500 year old apple orchard which I have shot in a few times before.

So, Friday night all parties involved were txting each other trying to work out whether it was even worth shooting then as the weather was predicted to be nasty.
Typical British weather. We agreed that we would have to do it another day and left it at that.

Saturday morning i'm getting ready for work and received a txt saying I could have the day off as holiday. Todays weather was going to be MUCH nicer. So I frantically txted around, made sure everyone could come down in a few hours and bish bash bong, sorted. Perfect.

The girls turned up, we tried a few more farms to see if we could find a pumpkin patch or any pumpkins. No luck. BTW it's out of season and England doesn't really do Halloween on such a large scale as the US, so finding such cool locations was pretty much....never going to happen.

We had tea, a chat and laugh, got make-up ready, clothes ready and by the time it's ready to go it's dark outside, not fully dark..but defiantly getting there. Being optimistic I though we would at least try and shoot. We parked up and walked for a good 15 minutes down a pitch black muddy path to this location, hoping that my flash gun could save the day.
We got there and I did a few test shots and just wasn't happy. In fact I was hating it. I didn't want to shoot it in such bad conditions as A) how can I even focus the lens and B) my flash flattened everything and made Anna look like some weird ghost.

So after much reluctant conversation we decided to head back to mine and shoot in the morning. Well, that didn't work because Rich was doing a pod cast, so I drove the girls back to London, stayed at Anna's and decided studio was the only way forward.
We slept over and in the morning started preparing. I was quite worried, in fact feeling quite nervously sick as I didn't feel inspired - I couldn't let the girls down AGAIN. Argh! So myself and Stacey (Sample Remix) flicked through a few magazines and BANG. Inspiration! Yay! Anna's house is full of amazing odysseys and I just didn't think to even bloody use it!

So we conjured this bad boy up:
And from there the shoot commenced going for a completely opposite style that I was expecting. But in a bloody ace way! I am SO pleased with this idea and how random the weekend has been to even get to this point. I'm pleased to say I'm sitting here smiling, scrolling through the images knowing that an awesome team has yet again made something beautiful and different.

So thank you to Anna ( and Stacey (Sample Remix) for your amazing commitment to make this shoot happen!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Diner shoot

So the Bobby Jo's diner is finally half way edited! I'm still waiting for the model to get back to me with a few more selections, but in the meanwhile:
Model: Miss Ruby Fortune (
Makeup Artist: Leanne Bisson (
Location: Bobby Jo's Diner (

And great thanks to my assistant of the day, Stephanie!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


I have a circus themed shoot on Sunday with some amazing models and the ever awesome Sample Remix. I'm looking for inspiration and I found this beauty...

August Bradley

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Giant sweets!!

On Wednesday 19th May I went to my sisters house, Bonnita, and used and abused her flat and transformed it into a studio. You will get to see these photos soon, but as a little teaser I thought I would share with you my fave part of the shoot....the giant sweets!!

All it consist of is polystyrene balls, tissue paper, cellophane and ribbon from Hobby Craft...and wollah! But this wasn't enough...we had to make it extra special..

We made some custom designed stickers to try and spice them up a bit! We are so pleased with the outcome, don't they look delicious! We also made a yellow one too, but you will see them next month :D

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

BobbyJo's Diner

If your ever in Southend-on-Sea (for whatever reason that might be), go visit Bobby Jo's Diner on the sea front. It's awesome! The people are amazing, the food is rather good and the milkshakes are fantastical.
The owners are absolutely adorable and very friendly. Myself, Leanne and a model called Ruby Fortune went there a few weeks ago to do an ultra 1950's photoshoot.

I'm waiting for the model to get back to me with what images she wants, then you will be able to see :D

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Website so far

So this is what I've come up with so far. I'm really pleased with it, I think it has a sense of professionalism and hints my style without being too...dark?
I spent a long time trying to find an image which was a) landscape and fitted the dimensions and b) didn't have anything that was too colourful to take away from the site.

Overall I want the photos in my portfolio to stand out when you see them. Also, this is one of my personal favourites.

What do you guys think?

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Guys! I need to re-design my website. I need to make sure I can show it to people in the industry and not worry about them being put off by how dark the layout is.

Ideas? Inspiration? Have you seen any websites (particually photography) that have caught your eye?

my current website is:

Monday, 12 April 2010

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

So when Aiko came over for some fun and frolicking in the sun, she brought over her Canon EOS 5D mark II for me to have a play with. I shot both of our mini shoots with it and I fell in love with it.

The feel of the camera is wonderful, it feels better than the first 5D. My only criticism is that the menu is so complicated it feels like it just is for the sake of it. The mark I has a really simple system that I have become familiar with.
The quality is undeniable. It is awesome. It picks up every little fine hair on a persons face, perfect for fine art portraiture.

The colours are wicked, and the contrast is just so beautiful. I know 99% is down to what ISO/apeture/shutter you use, but it just feels like it handels extreme sunlight better than the old one.

I would seriously consider trading in my old body for a new one, until I tried to access the RAW files on CS3....disaster. Because the Mark II was build just after they finished the programming for CS3, it means you have to purchase CS4 or an add on for your photoshop. Alternatively you can just convert it to a DNG (digital negative) and it will work just the same as a RAW file in PS.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

New blog!

I decided that I needed a blog for all things photography. Posts of new art, behind the scenes, inspirational photography & art and hopefully competitions and events in the future.

I will be updating soon with some new 2010 artwork!