Journal

Welcome to my journal. A collection of projects (personal and professional), thoughts and observations. To be honest, it’s just an excuse to showcase films, behind the scenes work, to talk and share ideas. Hope you enjoy it.

Nikon 28mm PC Lens

Nikon 28mm PC Lens

The Journal section of the website is starting to look a lot like a Nikon vintage lens review site. Sorry (I’m not really!) It’s all part of the fun. If you haven’t already guessed, creating images and short film projects is a lot more than my profession! The image...

Shot of the Month Review 2021

Shot of the Month Review 2021

As it's the start of a new year, lets look back at the images that graced the shot of the month E-flyer last year, remember to drop me your email address if you want to be included this year. Also the here's the camera stats for last year in case you're interested,...

End of the Year

End of the Year

Well, another year comes to an end. Hopefully, we’ll not be visiting this Santa’s grotto! I would like to thank everyone (you all know who you are) who helped in any way with all the adventures in another, at times, difficult year. But we’ve made it this far and I...

Xmas Monsters

Xmas Monsters

This is a fun project from Traveller and the Bear. The shoot was for the newly installed Christmas windows at the Stack in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. As you will see from the Behind the Scenes (BTS) images below (thanks Claire), the little monsters are only a...

The Snowman

The Snowman

If you’ve been following these Journal uploads for a while, you’ll probably have noticed I’ve done a few Christmas mailers over the years for Gav Uren, Creative Director at Creative Werk. It only seems like last month but low-and-behold, Christmas is here again. As...

Nikon E Series Lens

Nikon E Series Lens

As you’ve probably guessed, I can’t resist a lens from the 1970/80’s. Being the eternal optimist, I think all the answers to image ‘perfection’ are rooted in the past. Of course this isn’t strictly true, it’s just I remember these lenses when they first came out!...

Glass Beach, Seaham

Glass Beach, Seaham

After purchasing an Atomos Ninja V at the Photoshow in Birmingham’s NEC, I decided to give it a test drive. “So where best?” I thought. Why not a favourite haunt – the beaches around Seaham? My first choice was a bit too dangerous in the dark so an easier trip to...

Industar-50-2

Industar-50-2

Wishing to buy something different on eBay away from my usual wants of old manual focus prime lenses from the 1970/80's, I stumble across an Industar-50-2 lens. It's a little bit Russian, a 50mm f3.5 standard lens which is M42 screw mount but this has a Nikon adaptor...

Holiday Let Interior

Holiday Let Interior

Here’s that job I promised in last months Dunstanburgh Castle upload. I'd also like to share my fashion co-ordination with Kodak tee-shirt and camera protector, I just can't remember putting the shirt on inside out and back to front! Another project for Karen Walker...

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

After a location shoot in Bamburgh, Northumberland (a super little job which I’ll share here soon, you'll just have to be patient!) I decided to have a trip to Dunstanburgh Castle on the way back home. I parked the car in the village, forgetting how far the walk was...

Gas Monitors

Gas Monitors

It's another analogue trip out, this time with the Hasselblad and 4x5 Walker Titan field camera. I decided on a portrait of the Gas Monitors at Hendon in Sunderland (I also like the one in South Shields, haven't managed a image of that one yet) these are becoming a...

Network Rail Campaign

Network Rail Campaign

After I was overlooked to create the images for In Bed With Madonna, here’s the next best thing. The Guerilla team in a hotel room! This is a commission for Network Rail. However, the locations are slightly different from a shoot with an A-list pop goddess being a...