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Pinocchio!

Had an interesting shoot the other weekend with the wonderful Derby Theatre production Oddsocks, I shot Promotional photos for their winter production of Pinocchio!

A young actor called Ethan Lewis was to be our Pinocchio model for the day, and the talented Charlie Mackenzie Barrow did his wood themed make up, including a prosthetic nose for some of the shots, and we had Andy Barrow as Geppetto.

We had a lot of fun with the actors getting into character and creating warm looking shots for their posters of the show!

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Tractors and Robot Arms

I worked on a little Commercial last week doing behind the scenes photography on a Farm in Rugby it was an interesting shoot with tractors and a robot arm for the camera, which was called the Milo! It was very fun to photograph, and watch manoeuvre around the actors to capture the scene.

Here’s a few photos from the shoot, I met some lovely people and leaned how to sneakily get my shots without being hit by a gigantic mechanical arm!

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Who needs a mirror!

Who needs a mirror!

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I’l now be moving onto a short film next week doing more Behind the scenes!

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A Catch up!

So I’ve been very busy over the past month, with a few commercials, Headshots, portraits and so much editing, which has kept me very entertained!

I have an exciting short film coming up which I will be doing behind the scene photography on, and more commercials and headshot shoots to, I have a very exciting project in the pipeline which I’m looking to working on soon!

So to catch the blog up here’s some BTS and photos from some of my recent shoots!

BTS of a Business headshot shoot with Director Jake.

BTS of a Business headshot shoot with Director Jake.

One of Jakes Headshots.

One of Jakes Headshots.

I got to work with the wonderfully talented make up and hair artist Monica Montalvo, and Model Rosie, which was a very fun collaboration! The photos from this can be seen below and on the Studio portraits page.

A shoot with the wonderfully talented Make up artist Monica Montalvo and Model Rosie.

A shoot with the wonderfully talented Make up artist Monica Montalvo and Model Rosie.

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

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Portraits and Short Films!

I had a wonderful shoot recently with the amazing musician Ajay Henry a local RNB singer, we had so much fun creating portraits together in the studio!

The Behind the scenes from this shoot can be seen below!

The studio set up with a colourful background!

The studio set up with a colourful background!

Natural light shots in the studio!

Natural light shots in the studio!

I have a busy week coming up, I’m working on a short film doing Behind the scenes photography, I’m looking forward to meeting some new crew and working with some talented people I already know! Then its back into the studio for some business headshots.

So I will update you with the photos from these soon!

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A Snowy Day

As I’ve mentioned a few times photography is not just a job to me its my passion and I enjoy doing it in my spare time as much as I do for work! One of my favourite aspects of it is going out into the country side and capturing the natural beauty, so when some snow had settled in the local area I had to go and explore.

I visited Attenborough Nature Reserve and it was like a beautiful Winter wonderland, So here’s a few images from my day exploring this stunning scenery. It’s so important that we take time for ourselves and do what we love!

Snowy Blue Lake

Snowy Blue Lake

A plump little Robin

A plump little Robin

Macro shot of icy plants

Macro shot of icy plants

A Horse eating hay in the snow

A Horse eating hay in the snow

Portrait of the Horse

Portrait of the Horse

Hope you take some time to do something that makes you happy!

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Beat the Street's!

Yesterday was Nottingham’s Beat the Street’s music festival, which is an event where local Nottingham musicians play in venues across the city to help raise money for the Framework Charity which is in aid of helping homeless people, every penny raised goes to this charity!

It’s for such a good cause, Living in a city I see more and more homeless people each day. I volunteer to photograph this day for DHP to document the event to help raise awareness and funds for framework.

It’s such a fun event and everyone buying a ticket, working or volunteering their time to make the event a success makes me proud of my city!

So here’s a few photos of the bands from the Day :)

The Band Chai!

The Band Chai!

The Band Ava Saint- so much fun!

The Band Ava Saint- so much fun!

The Band Matthew Moore

The Band Matthew Moore

The Band Dandylions

The Band Dandylions

The Band Dandylions- these guys where so colourful and so much fun!

The Band Dandylions- these guys where so colourful and so much fun!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert! - they had so much energy!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert! - they had so much energy!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert!

The Band Ajaj Henry- He has a beautiful voice and amazing vibe!

The Band Ajaj Henry- He has a beautiful voice and amazing vibe!

The Band You Want Fox!

The Band You Want Fox!

Rob Green- Such a sweet kid, great vibe and he was so happy to be playing at rock city!

Rob Green- Such a sweet kid, great vibe and he was so happy to be playing at rock city!

Crowd shot

Crowd shot

The Band Rob Green!

The Band Rob Green!

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First Shoot Of The Year!

First shoot of the year was shooting Behind the scenes photos on a commercial for Glide. It was a lot of fun and a great start to 2019! The commercial can be seen here Glide-Typical Student.

I have some exciting shoots coming up this year which I look forward to sharing in time!

But for now here’s some of the BTS photos from the Glide shoot, more can be seen at the Unit Stills section of the site!

Beth ready for the shot.

Beth ready for the shot.

BTS of Andrew and Matt ready with the Stedicam.

BTS of Andrew and Matt ready with the Stedicam.

Going for a take.

Going for a take.

BTS of a shot of Beth and Andrew ready to go!

BTS of a shot of Beth and Andrew ready to go!

BTS of Stedicam shot in action.

BTS of Stedicam shot in action.

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HAPPPY NEW YEAR!

Well Its the end of 2018 and its been an amazing year, I’ve managed to lock down a beautiful studio to capture some wonderful portraits and headshots in, and have met so many wonderful people in the process!

I’ve had plenty of adventures with traveling for work and working with some extremely talented people in the film industry working on brilliant short films, music videos, and commercials. Some of which have had Vimeo staff picks and one has won a few Shark awards. I’ve had some of my work exhibited at Nottinghams first photography festival.

Most of all I’ve had a lot of fun doing the job I love, which il be forever grateful for, I look forward to the future in 2019 for even more photoshoots and adventures!

Here’s a selection of some of my favourite photos that I captured in 2018!

2019 collage of Photography

I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The Last Few Studio Shoots Of The Year!

Had some studio fun towards the end of 2018, Had a headshot shoot with the lovely Andrew who is an actor from London who studied at LAMDA Drama school, some photos from our shoot can be seen below!

Headshots with Andrew

Headshots with Andrew

Headshots and portraits with Andrew

Headshots and portraits with Andrew

An amazing portrait shoot with Daisy Godfrey who is a local musician, we had a lot of fun creating some beautiful portraits for her portfolio!

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

More photos from these shoots can be seen on the Studio Portraits section of the website here.

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Christmassy work!

Hello again so I guess this is another update on the work I’ve been up to!

It’s been a christmassy couple of weeks of work!

To start I had another studio shoot with the wonderful band Megatrain, with the lovely Felix and Tiger, shooting their Christmas photos and Cover shot for their new Christmas single Bolshevik Xmas No. 1, which is an amazingly Beautiful song and now available to listen to on Spotify and by clicking Here :). These guys crack me up, I struggled to take some of the photos due to laughing so much, the shoot was a lot of fun!

Check out the photos below from this shoot!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

I’ve been Pretty busy on commercials and Music videos shooting Unit stills and behind the scene photos, some of which can be seen below, some are actually from Megatrain’s music video to!

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

There’s more from these shoots on the Unit stills section of the site so go check it out!

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A little Update!

Hello

Thought I would do a little update of whats been happening! I have been a little unwell so that took me out for a week and a half, but I’m healthy and well now so all is good!

Ive been in the studio again shooting headshots and playing with my lovely new hand painted backdrop from Bespoke Backdrops, it has a lovely colour and texture to it, and I look forward to creating some interesting portraits with this soon!

Some of the photos below have been shot on this new backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Headshot of ED.

Headshot of ED.

Portrait of ED.

Portrait of ED.

A few of the films I have worked on have had the all clear for the unit stills to be shared, so I’m happy to share some of these with you below. Some of which are from a lovely new music video orange from Artist Daithi which can be seen by clicking here Orange.

Checking the shot, BTS from a music video for Daithi.

Checking the shot, BTS from a music video for Daithi.

Uni still from a music video for Daithi.

Uni still from a music video for Daithi.

BTS of Director Lochlainn directing the Actor Diarmuid on a music video for Daithi.

BTS of Director Lochlainn directing the Actor Diarmuid on a music video for Daithi.

MUA and costume working on the short film connective tissue.

MUA and costume working on the short film connective tissue.

Unit still from short film Connective Tissue.

Unit still from short film Connective Tissue.

DOP getting the shot on short film Connective tissue.

DOP getting the shot on short film Connective tissue.

More from these films can be seen on the Unit Stills section of the website.

I’m busy on a few studio shoots and commercials over the next few weeks so will update you all with another blog soon!

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Exhibiting at the Off centre Photography Festival!


Super stoked that three of my portraits will be exhibited at the Off Centre photography exhibition taking place in and across Nottingham for two weeks from the 1st to the 11th November. It’s Nottingham’s first independent photography Exhibition, and I feel very privileged to be exhibiting work there!

Melvyn is one of the portraits Exhibited at the Exhibition!

Melvyn is one of the portraits Exhibited at the Exhibition!


The festival spans across multiple venues in Nottingham city, my work will be shown at the Backlit gallery which can be found here:

Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, 
Ashley St, Nottingham, NG3 1JG.

open-Weds – Sat: 10am – 4pm!

Theres lot of amazing photographers exhibiting to, so make sure you come and have a look around!

More information can be found here at: offcentrefestival.co.uk

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Films Films and more Films

I’ve been quite busy lately on a few film sets. From working on music videos in Ireland to short films in Manchester!

I love working on set and documenting the events of the day, I did Unit stills on a great little music video for Hazey eyes with Director Simon Diamond, and amazing actors Erin Kellyman and Tom Blyth, Stills from this can be seen below and on the unit stills page!

Unit still of Erin and Tom

Unit still of Erin and Tom

BTS of Erin waiting for a take!

BTS of Erin waiting for a take!

I worked on another music video in Ireland for musician Daithi and Director Lochlainn Mckenna, which is on the low down till the video is released, so I’m unable to share photos for this at the moment. But I can share the music video I worked on in the summer for Daithi, which is here: In my Darkest Moments which has won 3 Shark awards since its release!

I also just came off doing Unit stills on a Short Sci-fi at the weekend, the photos for this are in the editing process at the moment.

And last but not least, I worked on a great little short in Manchester called Lippy, which is a short horror for FOX’s Hulu, Huluween film festival. It was great to work with Director Lucy Campbell DOP Phill Wood, and Actress Kierston Wareing. Stills can be seen below, and on the unit stills page.

BTS of the Clowns in action.

BTS of the Clowns in action.

Kierston Wareing applying some Lippy!

Kierston Wareing applying some Lippy!

All words in Bold can be followed to a video of the productions, or a link to the photos on my website!

If your after a Unit stills photographer for any of your projects, please get in touch!

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