The new Ladbrokes Rocketman advert is now released. It was a pleasure to shoot James Buckley in the studio for campaign images. We spent a day on set and achieved only behind the scenes images. That's the way it goes sometimes on tv sets.
World Cup has been and gone, but left a very permanent mark on a united nation.
Along with the England football team, Brian Blessed is also a nation treasure, and here is riding a bear.
You can see our technical set up to create the exact position.
A recent week filming for the Great Yorkshire Show, I managed to test the stills on the Panasonic GH5 for the first time.
I passed this rider at the end of the day having a moment. I stopped and asked for a portrait and he was reluctant. I asked him if he’d had a good day and he replied “not really, that’s why I’m sitting trying to meditate.” I thanked him again.
To me this portrait tells the story of his day.
The full highlights film can be for on motion page.
On location in Liverpool myself and Creative Producer Amy, setting the tone and standing in as we test our set for a new BBC drama.
This is a drama I know will be a one to watch.
Following a long month on the set for a new TV ad, I was fortunate enough to shoot Brian Blessed. He was in person as I had imagined and hoped.
There was a single light bulb hanging next to our set up and I wanted to shoot a personal portrait, within a very quick, quiet moment, the complete opposite to our advertising shoot.
A big part of my daily routine and life is exercise. Keeping fit and active is a passion/hobby of mine (I hear the groans of enthusiasm).
It helps focus, clear the head, motivate, strengthen and also trigger creativity as well as keep your body in tune along with a solid healthy diet.
A good friend of mine opened a gym a few years ago from a passion of his, which has grown from strength to strength, building a local community of people looking for similar mindset and somewhere non commercial to train on a daily basis.
I must admit that it is the best gym I have ever used, which covers all platforms of skills from olympic lifting to intense cardio. You can chat to personal trainers for advice and drink the best coffee in town.
This place has it all and it was a pleasure to be able to shoot a promo film using gym members who attend every day.
New campaign images for Virgin Money now up online. It was another on-set shoot, which is always a challenge to get your own images for a campaign, add additional lighting and have time to get what you need. I have done this many times, but it is never easy. you always want full control, but you have to adapt and get what you need in-between the crews set ups.
In between set ups on a recent tv shoot I saw this grey background with the light from the HMI spilling nicely for me to take advantage and grab a few portraits whilst waiting.
Recently on-set working on cinema graphs for Gala Bingo's new Spinners game.
Great to work with the talented real street performers
On a recent set for a film shoot at Newcastle Falcons I managed to grab a portrait of he big man Tevita Cavubati
New campaign shot for Skipton Building Society is now in branches throughout the country and online. Great team in Manchester at Seventy7 Studios, who helped create the build for our window and doorway sets.
A new industrial campaign for defence vehicle manufacturer Pearson Engineering.
PE make military vehicles to work in the most dangerous and remote places in the world. A lot of the time the vehicle can't be shown, so we worked on showing the engineers doing their job without revealing too much.
A couple of final campaign shots taken on location last year for Naylors.
Kicking off the year with a shot of me chasing tractors in Harrogate.
This is part of a bigger commission, and this time shooting film as well as a few stills, for online and social media. This will all lead up to the Great Yorkshire Show which I will be filming in the summer.
When I get a chance, it's nice to escape for a day and just explore a little. You never know what you will find and where you may end up. Either with camera or without.
This time I was with.
The top of Blencathra in the Lake District
Finally got my hands on the limited edition Look Book cards for Always Wear Red.
It was great shooting this, with freedom to create and collaborating with other passionate people.
I have shot a lot of educational material this year, but rarely get my hands on the printed material.
Here are a few shots for Putney High School for Girls.
Another road trip, this time to Southampton to photograph students having a blast on their sailing lesson.
Here's a final image to be used for the ads as well as some BTS of our crew boat. Both myself and Dave (filming) getting cosy.
A final ad for National Bingo - Supersized Bingo campaign