I’ve taken a few photos. Here are some of my favourites.
(No instagram here)
Having a friend who works in events for Nottingham Trent University is sometimes useful. When I fancied doing some gig photography his arm was easily twisted. This shot was a happy accident, a test shot when the settings weren’t quite right, meant that the movement is captured with the outlines of 4 or 5 faces.
I was lucky enough to be asked by Kelly & Jonny to photograph their wedding in Tuscany. This shot is taken at the Italian residence where the main ceremony and reception took place, with amazing views over the hills.
In 2010 on a break in Řevnice, a small town just outside Prague, we took a trip to Karlštejn Castle, where the flags of the Czech Republic and the European Union fly together.
After a 3 day wedding where I took over 1500 photographs, I thought I’d take a break from being behind the lens. That was until I saw the sun popping out from behind this imposing structure.
This statue depicts a genius carrying a torch and a lion and symbolises progress and liberalisation of trade. Obviously.
I saw this well-dressed Italian gentlemen when wandering around Lucca and couldn’t resist taking his photo.
The estate of Holkham Hall in North Norfolk is home to herds of Fallow and Red Deer. This stag (or is it a buck), is a Fallow Deer.
On a visit to Chester Zoo I was lucky enough that a) there was a falconry exhibit on and b) I had taken my telephoto lens with me.
I’ve seen Elephants both in the wild and in captivity. In the wild it’s an awe-inspiring experience, at a Safari Park, it only feels sad.
Just outside Ardersier in Scotland, the army fort is still used as a barracks today and is also one of the best places in the UK to spot dolphins.
This shot came a little later on in the gig, during a slower tempoed song. The lighting is just perfect for setting the mood.
Jack Peñate was supported by Theophilus London, an amazing, energetic hip-hop artist from Brooklyn.
Jonny gave Kelly an antique cameo brooch, which she incorporated it into her bouquet. This shot was taken in the amazing Villa Casagrande in Figline Valdarno.
This shot was an experiment. Taken directly on the pavement, I think the shallow depth of field makes it.
I was invited to the dress rehearsal of Oliver! at Stoke’s Regent Theatre. This shot of the character Mr Brownlow, is one of my favourites due to the amount of negative space.
The Algarve is one of the hottest places I’ve visited. Makes sense that they should paint their buildings white.
The reflective dance floor at this 1930s art deco venue helped make this shot of my friends’ wedding more interesting.
San Gimignano is a medieval walled town in Italy which has fourteen towers of varying heights. This was the view from the top of the tallest one, Torre Grosso. It was a scary climb.