Midsummer Night’s Dream

In the midst of a hot and hazy Brighton summer, Slurring Words Theatre Company have performed Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the gardens at Stanmer House. This magical play was a joy to photograph the production stills for. The material and characters are accessible and sumptuous. The actors a pleasure to work with when documenting one evening before a dress rehearsal. Photographing around sunset delivers a soft, direct light which is magical, as long as you move quickly, the window […]


Heather Hughes Headshot

Heather Hughes – Headshot It is so much pleasure when you have a returning client, having your headshot photographed by the same creatives gives you all a chance to catch up and see how far you have all progressed since the first session. Heather came to me for a corporate headshot about five years ago, she was relaxed and easy to work with and had just started with Novolash an eyelash extension and education company. Now going freelance she came […]


Elephant’s Graveyard – Actors Headshots for The New Venture Theatre

Elephant’s Graveyard – Actors Headshots I photographed the actors headshots for the New Venture Theatre’s up coming production of ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ in my studio recently. The director, David Eaton, wanted a uniformed look, so I kept it simple and shoot with one look and set-up in the studio. I used one light on the backdrop and 2 large soft boxes firing at each other with the fall off hitting the actors face. Shooting at f8. As there are 13 cast […]

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Josh Carleton Smith – Actors Headshot

Josh Carleton Smith came for some actors headshots with his mate Ed, who became my assistant for the shoot. Using natural light outside the studio with Ed holding the reflector, then back inside for more natural light, using my windows as a soft source and a polly board to his left. We end the shoot with flash units – two softboxes bounced together to create soft light falling onto his face. Josh is currently studying Theatre and Performance at Leeds […]


Sophia – Actors Headshot

Sophia – Actors Headshot For her first major actors headshot shoot Sophia was calm, chilled and a joy to work with. Based in Brighton and been doing LAMDA Verse and Prose and Acting (solo) since she was 7, she also plays the trumpet and plays club football and netball as well and swims with Shiverers.¬†Sophia has just signed with RBM – Click to enlarge image –  

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A Date with Shillelagh – production photography

A Date with Shillelagh – Short Film – Production Photography I spent a week in Loughborough photographing the cast and crew of the short film ‘A Date with Shillelagh’ written and produced by Keith Large, directed and co-written by Jeff Stewart, staring Eleanor Burke, Lauren Cornelius, Stewart Horobin and Peter McManus. This gritty story is about a rising star trying to break into the insidious music industry and how she copes with being used along the way, in the back […]


The Carrot Nappers at Buxton Fringe 2017

The Carrot Nappers at Buxton Fringe 2017. A play written by Keith Large One of many promos of the play which I shot and cut

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Charlie Mizon

Charlie Mizon is one of those dark comedians whose audiences are full of nervous laughter, too scared to laugh, uncomfortable, close to the bone. His subject matters are depression, failure and suicide, ideal subject matter for comedy. Ideal subject for portrait photography. Charlie has a one man stand up show inhabited by many characters, we photographed each of them. No costume changes, just a few props. There is the Chef Preston Blumenthal, the priest is Pastor Ted Bear and the […]

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MNDA at The Brighton Marathon 2017

MNDA at The Brighton Marathon 2017 Photographing runners raising money for Motor Neurone Disease at the Brighton Marathon was a moving experience, also involved a bit of planning of positions and a lot of cycling around to each point. The love and support which I captured had me in tears most of the day and I felt very fortunate to be able to photograph some of their stories from the start at Preston park to the finish at Madeira Drive, […]