I recently joined forces with the renowned New York-based photo agency i2i Photography, who represent some of the most accomplished photographers in the industry. This marks an exciting new chapter in my career and an honour to be alongside such a talented roster of artists. It's great to be collaborating with the team at i2i and look forward to spending more time shooting commissions & personal projects over in NYC. If this is your first time checking out my blog, hi! Let me introduce myself... I'm a sports and documentary photographer/director based in London. I create energetic and authentic work for agencies and brands worldwide. My work explores the unique connection we humans have with our surroundings and how we experience the world around us. Check out my stories page to see a selection of my personal projects.
During a recent cycling shoot, I had the pleasure of working with Duke, a professional cyclist and digital creator. He's not only an accomplished athlete but also an inspiring advocate for mental health in the sport, which he openly discusses on his channels. His sponsors include Rapha, Cadex, and Factor, among others. Creating this story with Duke was a lot of fun. I wanted to contrast dynamic movement against moments of peaceful reflection, which I feel aligns with his character. The portrait above is one of my personal favourites. As a photographer, my passion is to build a narrative around my subject in this way. If you want to learn more about Duke, check out his Insta, where he shares insights into his life and the sport of cycling. I've also posted the full story of our shoot on my page, which you can find here.
I spent some time playing basketball (very badly) in numerous London parks last summer, enjoying the weather and community feel. This experience Inspired me to make a film and image story about streetball culture.
Urban courts are lively and vibrant places where basketball, creativity, and community come together. Gathering places for people to hang out and watch the games. It’s not just about winning, but connecting with others in the community.
I’ve always loved how players have their own unique style and develop tricks to outsmart opponents. Skills honed in pick-up games that mostly take place on local outdoor courts. The music and sound design in our film reflects the mood and energy of the game.
Music is a big part of the culture, we wanted to go beyond documenting action shots of players in motion, It was important to capture the mood of that summer court energy in a unique and artistic way.
I love the sleek and minimalist design of The Polestar 2. It's a blend of luxury, performance, and cutting-edge technology. I had a lot of fun crafting this project - a great opportunity to fully celebrate the advancements in Electric Vehicles & their design in the automotive industry. I wanted to showcase the beauty and innovation of the car, by considering the casting, the environment and context carefully to add depth and meaning to the images in a conceptual yet believable way.
I am delighted to announce that I am now represented by AIM Films throughout Europe and the Middle East. The agency was founded by Heather and Sharon Sullivan and offers a 360-degree creative service from their offices in Amsterdam, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. They provide exceptional sports and advertising photography services to clients across the globe. As a professional photographer, I am thrilled to collaborate with them on some exciting projects soon. One of the benefits of being an agency-represented photographer is having the support and guidance of industry experts who can connect with top clients and exciting projects.
The rugged southern coastline of Sri Lanka is well known for its surfable waves and the fishermen who cast off the beaches in a traditional style. With this in mind, I set out to document the people and the landscapes both inhabit. Travelling along the southern coastline with an intent to capture a sense of unity between these two realities. Surfers and fishermen feel like they both live harmoniously side by side to me. In a way - it’s the shared respect and appreciation they both have for the sea which connects them in some way. I shot at dusk and dawn everyday, knowing this would feel the most atmospheric and also give me the best chance of meeting both groups. I wanted this story to have a sense of calm tranquility, because the environment and the people have this energy about them. It felt right to mix still life details into the story to communicate moments that feel compositionally similar, reflective and almost meditative.
Sustainable eyewear brand MONC commissioned me to direct a film about sculpture Sophie Sellu. Creator of Grain & Knot - Sophie crafts beautiful home objects, exclusively made from storm fallen timber. We spent a day in the studio, talking about her process and what she loves about MONC's timeless pieces too. The film featured on MONC's homepage, accompanied by a photographic story I shot whilst making the film too.
Running has always been a passion of mine. As a sports photographer, I love capturing the essence of running. It's something I share with the athletes I photograph. London is rich in architectural beauty, providing an array of stunning backdrops and locations to explore, allowing me to craft images with a strong sense of narrative. This particular shot features Karys, a talented runner from the UK in action at The Barbican, catching the last rays of afternoon sun. Check out the full editorial and my other sports photography on the stories page here.
Portraits of #grenfell tower survivor and campaigner Ed Daffarn to accompany Sunday Creates poignant editorial interview for the RICS Modus magazine. Ed tells his own story of that night and shares his views on how much more needs to be done to bring justice to the victims and return dignity and respect to people living in social housing. Big thank you to Sunday Creates and Peter Bailey London.
It's a real honour to be selected as a finalist in the sport's moving image category, at The AOP Photography awards for our film HYDRO-K this year. Apparently the finalist places have been fiercely contested across all the awards categories this year, with judges expressing how the exceptional calibre of entries has made the judging process so difficult. So it goes without saying how happy we are to be included! Winners will be announced live at the AOP Awards Showcase on Wednesday 20th of April 2022. This image will be included in the event exhibition and will also feature in the annual 2021 AOP Awards Book, well worth getting your hands on a copy if you can.
I travelled over to Murcia in Southern Spain to shoot this documentary series with Bombay Sapphire for the launch of their new Premiere Cru gin. Big thanks to Studio Yes who are a great bunch to work with.
The kind folks over at AML London have let me put my work up in their lovely office in The Tea Building. Providing an antidote to winter in London, this is a warm and playful series produced in Southern Spain. For many, van life is much more than a traditional camping holiday. It represents a shift in how we think about wellbeing and the society in which we all live. A sub-culture of minimalists embracing a simple life. Searching for a sense of community whilst creating time to facilitate the things they want to do. Thanks to my agent Peter Bailey London for arranging the exhibition.
My short film The Fell Runner has been making waves on the film festival circuit, having been nominated as a finalist in the AOP Awards and selected for screening at The Oxford Short Film Festival, as well as making official selection for several other highly respected festivals. If you haven't seen the film yet, you can watch it here. The film showcases the beauty and challenges of the sport, a type of hill run that requires endurance, skill, and determination. As an ultra-running enthusiast, I hope It's a must-see for anyone interested in the world of mountain runs!
My image of Jason has been used in a campaign created by CDM London. Big thanks to my agent Peter Bailey London.
Kelsey 'Hydro' Miller is not just a dancer. He's more of an artist who explores and expresses movement in a uniquely poetic way. The film offers a window into his world, his iron cast resilience in the face of a life altering diagnosis and how this experience has shaped his outlook on life's challenges.
I recently shot the 'For Them' life insurance stills campaign for Legal & General in London, with the great people at Oliver Agency. The Peter Bailey Company won the work for me and Pop 35 did a lovely job on the post production. We shot this campaign on the back of the TVC, directed by a really nice chap by the name of Ben Williams.
My Dad used to be a fell runner in his youth sparking the initial inspiration for this film project. Fell-running is a sport that involves running over mountains. Gruelling marathons of more than 20 miles which still remain mostly unknown local events. This is a portrait of Calum from Cumbria, a new school fell runner with his feet firmly in the old school. We gave ourselves two days to film the project, recording Calum’s voice-over in a pub near Windermere. Lugging the Pelli cases and camera gear up steep mountain tracks was a real test on the team, however everybody was keen to do their best and it certainly was a labour of love.
Earlier this year I spent four days at Mount Pleasant Studios with Hogarth and Publicis Paris who commissioned me to shoot stills and direct the brand’s new TVC for Pure Life spring water. We shot the moving image on a green screen cove, working with a VFX supervisor in order to add things like exploding fruit in post production. Alongside this we had a stills set running so talent could jump from one to the other which was a fun and dynamic way of working. We produced two 10 second films plus 10 images per day - the images were all similar to the above; interchanging cast and moving through a range of products from bottles to cans and all the different flavours too. A great big thank you to my lovely agency Peter Bailey for winning the work.
New work from a recent project for OMD Worldwide. We travelled three continents to document the culture of global media communications agency OMD to celebrate their staff at work and play. This shoot was unique because it was commercial by nature, yet we photographed real people in an authentic way - so more of an editorial feel really. Very small team, documentary style, being present whilst capturing the passion and uniqueness of the people we met. Continuously meeting warm, kind and amazing people in each city we arrived in. The project was a dream come true - combining my love of travel and lifestyle photography. The image featured was taken at OMD HQ in New York.