Becoming a big fan of this look. A wee grid on a naked light - love the contrast and the sharp detail
For Trawler, on Thorpe Bay Esplanade
For an interview with the outgoing head of the National Housing Federation, David Orr, on the east London estate where he began his career as a chief executive.
I left a £1,000 lens lying around here somewhere. Expensive shoot. Been threatening to do something like that for years. I won’t be doing it again.
Gosh - a very late edit of pictures I took at the Royal Albert Hall in December for Streets of London, a homelessness charity founded and run by my friend Ian. Ellie Goulding here looking ace.
Quick shoot in a drab meeting room in Canary Wharf - luckily the light coming through the atrium next door was delicious (I've included one from the overhead 2-light set up here as well). This person really hated having her picture taken. So do most people, of course, but she was particularly averse. Solution? 10 minutes of soothing babble from me until she relaxed a little. Just a little, mind.
The reporter and I had been given 20 minutes - in total! - to interview and photograph the housing minister in his office.
I had contacted his department days previously: is there anywhere I can set up some lights? Could I squeeze in an extra five minutes? No, and no. In the end, I had around 20 seconds at the end of the interview - so I sat him down in front of a window and started shooting.
'Should I smile?' he asked, as his press secretary hovered nervously in the background. 'Could you look ministerial, please,' I replied. His face softened for a moment and we ended up with a half-decent picture.
keylight, fill, cramped room in Rosewood hotel, professor
A few heads from a recent project
I took this on assignment in Tilburg, Netherlands last year. Lovely people. Crazy decor.
Camping holiday, northern France. Pretty damp.