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.

Cathedral Volunteer Film

Cathedral Volunteer Film

Here’s a bit of Behind the Scenes (BTS) and the finished film for Newcastle Cathedral. This formed part of a campaign to boost the numbers and diversity of volunteers at the Cathedral, (see previous Journal upload) in collaboration with Infinite… The image above is...

Then and Now

Then and Now

Yes, I know I’ve been going on about using old film cameras and yes, I promised to show the 35mm camera I payed the extraordinary amount of thirty five English pounds. So cast your eyes above, the wait is over! This is a Nikon 8008. In the UK it was labelled F801. It...

The Beam

The Beam

Here we go again with another trip out. This time with a digital camera! This is The Beam. The first office space to be developed at the Riverside, the site which used to be Vaux Brewery in Sunderland. I’ve been meaning to create some exterior images of this for some...

Vielo Website

Vielo Website

If you can cast your mind back to a previous Journal upload, I was contacted by Antonio Bachini, Creative Director and Founder of The Traveller and the Bear to look at a potential studio project for Vielo Bikes. Here’s the second shoot which took place at Vielo’s head...

Hasselblad Adventures

Hasselblad Adventures

A Hasselblad adventure with the 2000FCW camera. On a previous upload I mentioned the reason why I bought this camera. It’s not a nice camera to use, but the lens is something else, a 110mm f2, with a quick focusing lever attachment and recently I've just invested in a...

Caption Competition

Caption Competition

Caption Competition! Sorry there’s no prize, I’ll blame social distancing and all that, but I couldn’t resist posting these! I was looking for some specific Behind the Scenes images for a couple of Instagram posts and found these. I’ll let you put your own captions to...

Large Format Urban Landscapes

Large Format Urban Landscapes

Here we go again with another trip out with a large format camera. This time urban landscapes with murals which depict local history. If these were shot in colour they would have a different feel to the images. I prefer the use of black and white film for a subject...

Spent Grain.

Spent Grain.

This is a new restaurant in Sunderland (unfortunately not been able to open yet due to the lockdown, but will be opening a take away service soon, follow them on instagram for more info by using link below) by the extremely talented Mike Jameson (see above, he's the...

SOTM Review 2020

SOTM Review 2020

Shot of the Month Review 2020 time again! Above is a bit of on-location action using camera bags as stand weights! So let’s go over to Anthea, who has the “scores-on-the-doors” to examine the stats. You need to be of a certain age to appreciate the Anthea joke! Two...

Carpet Right TV Backplates

Carpet Right TV Backplates

It's not me lying down on the job… Well in fact, it is! Here’s a tricky little number. I was commissioned to create backplates by local creative agency, Different for the new Carpet Right TV ads. Backplates are created so they become a changing background behind the...

Happy Xmas 2020

Happy Xmas 2020

Happy Xmas… and all that! Well it’s been a bit different this year and I suppose a difficult time for a lot of people, either personally, professionaly or maybe both. But like a lot of things in life, it rarely stays the same, let’s hope it'll change for the better! I...

Xmas card.

Xmas card.

A Xmas portrait...with a twist. Here's a portrait for Gavin at Creative Werk another great idea for a Christmas mailer/card, check his website out it's well worth a look. The above image is the equipment I used, keeping it simple on this one, Nikon D4, 28-70 3.5-4.5D...