#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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From the archive: The best from the past, 2

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Part two: Matilda Brown; composer, explorer. It’s a draughty and dreary Saturday in November 2010, and I’m in a flat in the south side of Glasgow; I am accustomed to working with the flat’s resident, but this will be the first time I’ve made her portrait; every other picture of her up to this point ...

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