Archive for July 2010

Slam dunk ! GB v Canada basketball

Wednesday evening and it was time leave the studio work behind and sharpen the reflexes for the GB v Canada basketball match at ACS Cobham. I covered the first Harlem Globetrotters UK game at Wembley in the 70’s and even the pace of Meadowlark Lemon’s antics can’t match the sheer speed of a modern game. This makes it a very […]

The Spy (camera) Who Loved Me

On Saturday I spent a splendid evening in the company of fellow snapper and long-time chum Nic Kirley, who like us has recently moved to Hampshire. After dinner we were reminiscing about the old days and the sheer technical finesse of our Sinars and Hassleblads, when Nic produced his late father’s Minox spy camera. Known throughout the world as […]

The Revenger’s Tragedy (or “shooting theatre with your eyes shut”…)

Normally when I shoot production stills there is a set plan. Research the play, attend the first read through, go to at least two rehearsals, watch the first full run through and then – finally – shoot the dress rehearsal. This means I have a good idea of what happens when and what action I […]

A Day at the Races . .

Almost a month to the day since my last ramblings. Simply and inexcusably my reason was four weeks of back to back work without a break. Commercial photography frequently paraphrases the old bus joke about “nothing for ages and then they all come along at once”. And so it was in June, shooting a whole […]