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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Sammy Silver & Benjamin Butch

UK Drag Kings Sammy Silver & Benjamin Butch at a car wash photoshoot on Brighton seafront GoPro 240fps – Ground Control LUT Music: Aphex Twin/Window Licker

Mishkin Fitzerald musician by Brighton artist Photographer Emma Bailey

Mishkin Fitzgerald – Seraphim

Mishkin is one of my talented friends in BirdEatsBaby and ‘Serephim‘ is her first solo EP. She has a unique style created from her fan art which inspired this shoot for her new front cover. The Dove was hired in from Sussex Dove Release with a handler and had VIP treatment, he was so relaxed that he felt free enough to have a toilet moment on our star – who was professional as ever and the excrement only added to the […]

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Red Bull

It’s been said that Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo is a model Formula One driver, so Sheep Films took that literally in this miniature guide to the Canadian Grand Prix. We spent a day at Red Bull HQ in Milton Keynes lighting the green screen and Daniel’s liva action part, we were lucky enough to light the main floor where the expensive cars were the stars. Daytime drew to a close and Daniel arrived, we only had a 1 hour slot to […]

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Gordi – Great Escape Festival 2016

Gordi – The Great Escape Festival 2016 Australian singer/songwriter Gordi was over on her European tour with her indie pop rock. She played The Great Escape at Komedia and upstairs at Patterns on the first day.