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.
Very happy to announce I'm now represented by AIM Films throughout Europe and The Middle East. Founded in 2012 by Heather Sullivan and Sharon Sullivan - they provide 360 creative services around the globe from their offices in Amsterdam, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I'm looking forward to collaborating with them on some exciting projects soon.
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 and now i'm shooting more runners, it's been enjoyable focusing on the sport as a photographer. London's rich history of architecture lends an infinite number of incredible backdrops and locations to explore. This is an action shot of athlete Karys from the UK at The Barbican catching the afternoon sun. The full editorial can be seen 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.
The Fell Runner is doing well on the short film circuit - nominated as a finalist in the AOP awards, official selection (and screening) in The Oxford Short Film Festival and official selection in another four very well respected festivals. You can watch the film here if you've not managed to see it yet.
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.