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.

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...

Book Project

Book Project

Here’s a film about a book, inspired by all of my Instagram uploads. There’s a funny story, about the first version of this book. Around the late 1990s I decided to create a book of my photographic work at that time. I lovingly scanned the negs (purposefully at the...

Beyond Partners

Beyond Partners

Here’s a nice little upbeat number from a recent project. A bank of images were created for Beyond Partners, a new company with a refreshing take on HR and marketing based in Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead. The images were for use across web, social media and...

Analogue Adventures

Analogue Adventures

As promised, and if you can remember that far back, here’s the Hasselblad in all its glory. This one is a 2000FCW and was introduced around 1977. I bought this one for the lens in the late 1990s, a Zeiss Planar F110 f2. The camera had a focal plane shutter (quite...

Seaham Waves

Seaham Waves

This unusual lens is a Nikkor-C 500mm mirror lens, mine is a "C" lens which is multicoated and was made between 1974-1983. These lenses are notoriously difficult to obtain sharp images, but on the Nikon D4 I seem to be getting something right. Here's a 4 shot...

Vielo Bikes

Vielo Bikes

A short while ago, I was contacted by Antonio from The Traveller and the Bear to look at a potential studio project for Vielo Bikes. After a couple of phone chats and a face-to-face meeting as to how the style and feel of how the images needed to look, a studio was...