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Bit o’ life (in form of shoots) #photoassistant

edit: completely forgot to add, first time working with Jon Attenborough - lovely and talented.

Crazy times this Sunday

Crazy times this Sunday

Met some birds the other day.

Trigger happy!

Trigger happy!

Something forgotten

Something forgotten

guess it should be time soon for one of those obnoxious “hey look what i’ve been doing” update posts

stuff coming up

stuff coming up

Updated the website with some of the on location portraits that did not make the final series for my final major project…

Shortly before Easter I took a chance and contacted one of my favorite photographers, Desmond Muckian. Reason why I admire his work is because of the way he lights people, and how he seems to find “in-between moments”.

Anywho - he replied and offered me to assist on a job he had for the Guardian, photographing actor and musician Ashley Walters for a written piece. The interview and part of the images are featured today in the Guardian Weekend (print, 17/5/14) and online.
Very insightful to see how someone you admire creates his work, and especially how he approaches and directs people.

Shortly before Easter I took a chance and contacted one of my favorite photographers, Desmond Muckian. Reason why I admire his work is because of the way he lights people, and how he seems to find “in-between moments”.

Anywho - he replied and offered me to assist on a job he had for the Guardian, photographing actor and musician Ashley Walters for a written piece. The interview and part of the images are featured today in the Guardian Weekend (print, 17/5/14) and online.

Very insightful to see how someone you admire creates his work, and especially how he approaches and directs people.

Was asked a few weeks ago to take portraits for a culture exchange project the illustrators at my university have been doing. They have been working with a group of Nepalese elders, ending with an exhibition at the Winchester Discovery Centre.

Besides having the images to simply commemorate the project, they were also used for the exhibition catalogue. Here are some crummy phone pics of the posters advertising the exhibition in Winch, before I get some proper ones of the actual publication..

Been trying to incorporate and expand narrative still photography for my final project, combining landscape and portraiture to suggest a story line and how the two effect each other.

The ambiguity changes in each pair, showing the impact each individual image has on its own, alongside the (suggested) impact within the decided pairing.

Group Show: 30 Photos of Suburbia - Feature Shoot →

One of my images from the final major project is featured on Feature Shoot’s online show exploring “Suburbia”. Check it!

Assisted Philip Haynes when he shot this transformation special a few weeks back for the June issue of Men’s Health UK.
Good fun, learnt plenty from simply seeing how he lights his action shots - incredibly cool - as well as from what his first assistant for the day, Andrew, taught me first-hand.

Assisted Philip Haynes when he shot this transformation special a few weeks back for the June issue of Men’s Health UK.

Good fun, learnt plenty from simply seeing how he lights his action shots - incredibly cool - as well as from what his first assistant for the day, Andrew, taught me first-hand.