#APRES2015: Good-looking engineers!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

A week ago today, I was just packing my bag for a shoot in central London. I was going to spend a whole day in a basement, hopelessly outnumbered by engineers. Also, the coffee would be bad. Anyone who knows me even slightly would imagine that might be my idea of hell, (the venue, in ...

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Pulling faces: Salon.

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog | 2 Comments

So, these are the rejects from the Taylor Wessing portrait prize. I don’t want to go overboard with the WTFs, but there needs to have been some pretty strong competition for these to be considered unworthy of even an exhibition place… My favourites are Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Pegg and the Afghan man and his ...

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“Call that a knife?”

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

It’s that famous line from Crocodile Dundee – the best cheesy 80s movie ever – where Mick Dundee is threatened by a street punk with a switchblade, and confronts his would-be assailant with the machete he keeps up the back of his jacket… My friend, fellow photographer Scott Chouciño, recently published a blog post about ...

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Regrets, or bravery?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Just a little musing for today; I don’t tend to wax lyrical on matters philosophical – at least not without a few beers, in a “putting the world to rights” sort of way. However, a couple of things recently have made me consider the ideas of bravery and regret and why that should be relevant ...

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Was it all worth it? Portrait of a CX bike.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

As you may have seen in my last post, I was planning on doing some lighting tests on location (er… in my garden) today, but it’s too small and windy for anything meaningfully resembling a location test. However, a quick scoot over to the local woods proved much more promising. Trees, you see, have a ...

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Testing…

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Nick’s simple guide to lighting tests in a high wind. Lesson one:   I think the main lesson is that my garden is way too windy for a Rotalux 100 Deep Octa softbox. I don’t think stage weights and sandbags would have helped much in this case, but I’m going to take it all (camera, ...

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