‘People & Lifestyle’ Category

Digging Out the Royal Suit to Dress up for Dressage

Digging Out the Royal Suit to Dress up for Dressage

Remember that sunny month way back in June when the threat of “the worst winter yet” was just a twinkle in a cloud’s eye? I’m going to take you back there for a sec, let you forget about snow forecasts and give you an exclusive peep behind the scenes at Ascot. Donning a top hat […]

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Head Rush for Film Featuring a Pal’s Talent

Head Rush for Film Featuring a Pal’s Talent

Earlier this year I waxed lyrical about a pal in the industry that impressed me. Piers has a captivating workshop in the midst of a hidden valley, using his airbrushing talent to bring detail to many automotive related objects. He’s not one to shout about what he does because quite frankly he doesn’t need to, […]

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#KXSQ marks the spot – Big Bird over King’s Cross Square

#KXSQ marks the spot – Big Bird over King’s Cross Square

This weekend I’ve been travelling in style, soaring above London in one of my favourite machines. Taking on a job shooting London’s King’s Cross Square I couldn’t wait to hop in the helicopter and capture the Network Rail team marking 10 days to go before project completion. Clouded in secrecy trial runs were essential as […]

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It Must Be Love – Despite the Delhi Belly I Couldn’t Resist Taking Pics!

It Must Be Love – Despite the Delhi Belly I Couldn’t Resist Taking Pics!

One of the most unusual shoots I have worked on was when I traveled to India to shoot a Ford Press Ad. Initially it seemed like many other shoots, but this trip turned into a time I’ll never forget. The concept was creative genius, thanks to the team at Young and Rubicam London, particularly Sam […]

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Capturing Copters on Camera

Capturing Copters on Camera

You’ll probably remember earlier in the year when I was dragged along (not so reluctantly) to join in a charity raft race. With my good friend raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity I really couldn’t refuse. So with a bottle of rum and a stop at a couple of riverside pubs, we took […]

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Sir Stirling Moss, Jaguar F-Type, Back in the saddle at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Sir Stirling Moss, Jaguar F-Type, Back in the saddle at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Apologies to my loyal readers, who will know that I have been shooting at my favourite haunt of Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb for quite a while now, but I had to come back here for a special event today. This weekend, I was given the honour of shooting British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss […]

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Revealing the Secrets between Men and Their Machines

Revealing the Secrets between Men and Their Machines

It’s no secret that I’ve got a bit of a thing for engines. Whether it’s a motorbike in need of TLC or the latest Lamborghini, there’s a bond there that will never be broken. I’ve found, while travelling that this obsession is not uncommon as there are a lot of us out there that have […]

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Piers Dowell, Pink Floyd and the art of the motorsport helmet

Piers Dowell, Pink Floyd and the art of the motorsport helmet

All regular readers of this blog will know that first and foremost I’m an automotive photographer. That’s cars, trucks, motorbikes, in fact anything that has wheels and moves. So it should be no surprise then that I tend to socialise with like-minded image producers and artists who add an automotive colour to their work. Piers […]

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Mark Walker and the 200HP V8 Darracq at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Mark Walker and the 200HP V8 Darracq at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

With the New Year comes another season of historic racing events. I’ve mentioned Barrie “Whizzo” Williams and Shelsley Walsh in past blogs (even featuring Whizzo gunning up the hill on video), so this week I want to focus on another wonderful old racing car I shot last summer – the incredible 200HP V8 Darracq. I […]

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Batgirl from Kidderminster, Pete the Whiskers and the Sage of Jaipur

Batgirl from Kidderminster, Pete the Whiskers and the Sage of Jaipur

People always make good subjects -particularly if you shoot them in their own environment; a place where they’re most comfortable. All these pictures were taken after I’d finished my normal commercial shoots. Peter the Whiskers With the shoot of Pete the whiskers I was in deepest Wales, near Llandovery, shooting for Subaru. I popped into […]

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