Sizzling success

Sorry it’s been so long since my last blog post it’s been a rather busy 3 months.

At the end of the summer my second cover for Monocle magazine was on sale and again it featured toys! This time is was sylvanian families.
It was a fun days shoot getting the models to look there best!

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Christmas all wrapped up.


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Before Christmas I was asked by BBH to shoot a Christmas poster for British airways. It was great to work with Harry Orton and Robin Warman again, they came up with a clever idea to use the belts as a bow.
The poster was used on their 96 sheet poster site that welcomes people as they arrive at Heathrow airport as well as 48 poster sites.

Tools for life

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Last year I was asked to shoot for my favourite issue the double issue with all the inspiration for christmas in it.

This year was slightly different it was a called ‘tools for life’ taking different places in our everyday life and helping out with the best tools for each situation. As always it was great to see all the fantastic things that Josh found from all over the world.

I also shot the cover for the travel top 50, a lovely paper craft aeroplane.

ebay saves the day!

Gold fish Ebay port

Ebay baby shower

Ebay Bald

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Earlier this year I was asked by Adam & Eve DDB to shoot a new campaign for ebay.

Nick and Sam from A&E DDB came up with some great and funny ideas showing how ebay can turn a bad situation into a great one!

It was a lovely shoot to do, the funniest one was the Goldfish we had a goldfish handler from Amazing Animals to help keep the star of the show under control!
BTW no animals were harmed in the making of this as he was a trained stunt goldfish!

And the winner is…

Thanks to all those that took part in my christmas sock craft pack, apologies for the late arrival of the results, it has been a busy January!
There were some great sock characters created and in the end I couldn’t chose just one favourite so I’ve decide to award a bottle of bubbles to two creations.
The winners are Marion Thibaudot from BBH and Alex Bamford from RKCR/Y&R. Both of them put a smile on my face so congratulations to you both!
Here are the two winning entires


Below is the shot that started it all.

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Monocle, the gift that keeps on giving

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It’s that time of year again the gift guide issue of Monocle and this year it’s themed. All the gift ideas are from vienna (who knew they made so many cool things!).

I also shot some of the new Monocle mechanise they are selling this christmas, they have there own umbrella now and I have to say it’s probably the best made umbrella I’ve ever seen but if you’re thinking of getting me one for christmas don’t I have a tenancy to lose them!

We had lots of fun with paper and boxes this issue and I thought Richard spencer-powells choice of colours for the boxes worked so well I had to give them there very own photo.

Jelly Jubilee

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I found this jelly mould by Lydia Leith and knew I wanted to do a test shot with it unfortunately I have been so busy I didn’t manage to do it before the jubilee so to wet your appetite I created this more simple shot for the jubilee weekend.

Hair of the dog

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a good holiday?

January might be known as the month of recovery, and of abstinence from the temptations of the festive period, but in my opinion the long winter nights need a bit of old fashioned warmth. So, for the first post of 2012, I thought I’d share my latest personal work, something traditional to warm the cockles as the cold bites. Oh, and in the spirit of recovery, here’s the antidote as well.

Trick or treat?

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I’ve got the perfect treat for your walls. As it’s halloween today I thought it would be a good time to announce that I’m selling three more limited edition prints.
The prints are from my Skullsicle series and are Limited edition of fifty unmounted photographic prints, they’re signed and numbered lambda prints on Fuji Super Gloss Archive paper.
The dimensions of the paper are 30 inches by 20.

They can be purchased on line here

Happy Halloween!