Zero G is a busy design agency with offices in central Brighton. When I started freelancing for them, doing graphic design, it didn’t take them long to find out I also did photography. I was asked to take some new portraits pictures of all their staff for use on the website and in communications.
Backdrop was a mural painted by a graffiti legend, Aroe.
Music is what really sparked my interest in photography. There are no boundaries for creativity when working with musicians. The unpredictability of shooting live shows forces you to think in a different way and it is always encouraging when you get good results.
Here is a selection photos of bands you may or may not have heard of before. I don’t know, I can’t hear anything anymore :)
After doing promo shots for John Watts’ band, Fisher Z, he then commissioned me to take some portraits for his own solo project, which he shares his name with.
Taken on 120mm and 35mm film.
I directed, shot and produced this music video for a Brighton band called DA-10. It’s a psychedelic blend between live footage, stop-frame animation, in-camera special effects and AE trickery.
It is always a pleasure working with Lick Frozen Yogurt. Here they have asked me to make a video for their theme tune. That was when they still had a shop in the middle of Brighton’s iconic North Laines, before they moved to New England House.
Back when I used to help out with Galapagos Presents, I got a chance to meet and photograph one of my favourite bands – Why? – it was an honour to have caught some time with them.
…is nothing like people photography. Every single shot has to be considered down to the last millimetre. Every product is different from the one before and you never know what is going to become your next light modifier.
Here are some of the shots I have taken for the product catalogue and various product launch campaigns while working at Paxton.
Fischer Z made its name in the early 80s and maintained a cult following in the UK and a number of countries in mainland Europe since then. John Watts, the lead singer of the band, commissioned me to shoot his portrait for the upcoming release of their latest album.
Photos were used on the album artwork and also to create a music video for the album single.
This is an ongoing personal street photography series called Brighton Folk. It focuses on the things I see as I walk through this wonderful town.
More about the project here.
To mark the release of Paxton latest access control in a door handle solution Paxton asked me to film an instructional video that would show their installers how easy this product was to put on a door.
This is a video I directed, produced and shot.
Promo shot for bands upcoming record release
Over the years I’ve worked with a number of accomplished and up-and-coming bands. These have been the most fun projects to work on.
For a year and a half construction workers tirelessly worked on converting an old empty warehouse into a state of the art technology facility that was the latest big expansion for Brighton-based company Paxton. With a set of time-lapse cameras placed in and around the construction site perimeter, we captured every minute of it. The result was this 3 minute video that I have cut together from hours of footage.
Fashion shoot for Lick’s new tie-dye and screen-printed merch.