A day in the woods, photographing charcoal burner, Ben Short. Every so often you have a shoot that makes for the perfect day. This was one of them. Thank you Ben.
Backstage - E. Tautz SS18
Thank you so much to Cat Frampton, for allowing us to walk through Hound Tor Farm, beautiful landscape and lovely heifers. What a setting . . . .
Tom Samson Llavuna, Kibera
I photographed Tom in his tin shack house, in the centre of Kibera, the biggest slum in Africa and home to over 2.5 million people. Tom had severe hypertension and was forced to give up work. Since getting access to the medicines he needed, at 68, Tom is now back at work as a plumber. He’s never felt better. Throughout March and April, I travelled to Nairobi, The Philippines and Ukraine, documenting the work being done by Takeda to improve access to medicine in remote places. The work they're doing is admirable, and it's an honour to be a tiny part of this story. And my part really is tiny . . .
The heroes and heroines here are the doctors and nurses on the ground working tirelessly in extremely challenging circumstances, the hard-working people behind desks raising funds and awareness, and the patients themselves who, despite facing life-threatening illnesses, were generous enough to give their time to be photographed and share their stories, in the hope that their input will hopefully help others in the future too. I just hope my photos can help further their aim. It's a project that I’m incredibly proud to be part of, and it's certainly changed my outlook on things.
To showcase the full story, the work was exhibited in Geneva at a recent medical summit.
This month, I was back on the vineyard shooting bud-rubbing, the next stage to The Farmer's Year.
The New Sportsman is out and I'm very proud to have shot the cover featuring a very special Holland and Holland Over and Under.
New work shot for Levi's, always a pleasure . . .
New personal work photographed along Sa Colobra, Mallorca.
Sunset at Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca.
Thank you Lodestars Anthology for sending me to Japan. What a trip and lovely to see the work in print. What an issue!
Lovely to see my Community Clothing work being used . . . Get yourselves down there!
Lovely to be asked to shoot the Anya Hindmarch AW17 lookbook.
Lovely to see my work from Switzerland featured on the Rucksack Magazine site, take a look: https://rucksackmag.com/journal/swiss-landscapes
At the end of last year, I embarked on a wonderful project to document the people and factories around Scotland and England that help produce @community_clothing. Community Clothing is a manufacturers' cooperative with a simple mission; to make excellent quality affordable clothes for men and women, to create great jobs for skilled workers ,and by doing this help to restore real pride in Britain’s textile communities.
The work can be seen exhibited at the pop-up shop @Selfridges stores. Take a look and maybe spend some pennies on some new threads - you'll look good on the outside and feel good on the inside.
The new Mercedes C180, photographed in Switzerland.
New landscape work, shot throughout Switzerland. Bad weather scuppered our plans to visit Shilthorn, but in lower grounds it made for a very atmospheric drive back to Zurich.
January saw us return to Grange Estate to document the start of the year with pruning the vines. A very mathmatical and physical job that will prepare the vines for the rest of the year.
Engraving at Holland & Holland, shot for part of my 'Crafted' series.
We stood on the banks of this whispery watery bleached-out world, breath held, in silence apart from the sound of the shutter as this magnificent beast glided by.
A looming misty giant of a pine towering above its wooded congregation.