Archive for April 2010

Friday 23rd April – Tears and cheers . .

Friday 23rd was a strange day. A call from the photo agency said simply..”funeral in Totton at 1300, cruise liner in Southampton at 1630 – can you cover both ?”The funeral was for mother and daughter murder victims, 24 year old Stephanie Bellinger and her eight month old daughter Lilli, who had been stabbed to […]

How Domino’s Pizza can ruin your day . .

A very special thank you to the pond-life driving this Domino’s truck, who parked in front of our camera position (on double yellow lines) in Maidenhead for over an hour and a half today. This meant we lost the light we had been waiting for on the building development over the road. I hope the […]

Patrick Stewart, photographers and decisive moments…

Off to the press photocall for Edward Bond’s “Bingo” at the Chichester FestivalTheatre this morning. A stunning drive over the South Downs followed by coffee and biccies, and then into the intimate Minerva auditorium for our three scene set-ups. The actors were delightful and the tech staff obligingly adjusted lighting states for us (often essential […]

Bringing the Rose to life

As the Rose Theatre in Kingston is now just over two years old, I thought it would be interesting to go back and see how things looked when we were first commissioned to photograph the main auditorium in August 2006. Channel 4 had been due to come in and film, but the director had taken […]

To The Manor Born

A few weeks ago we found ourselves back at the Lemonade Factory Studios in Battersea, awaiting the arrival of Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. We were briefed to shoot the pre-publicity image for a revival of Sheridan’s satire “The Rivals” at the Theatre Royal Bath http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/. I shot Peter last year for “The Browning Version” […]

The (real) Lynx Effect

Sorting and uploading more images to the library this evening, including stock shot on my trip back from Gibraltar to the UK on HMS Portland last year. I was lucky enough to get a flight in the ship’s Mk8 Lynx helicopter, which resulted in the pictures above. Thanks to the pilot for holding (slightly nerve-wracking) […]

Let’s start at the very beginning . . .

As this is my first blog it seems only good manners to start with a little background. Born so long ago I can barely remember it, my dad bought me my first camera – a Kodak Brownie 127 – on a family holiday in Cornwall when I was 10 years old. By the age of […]