Burberry, London Collection Mens Fashion Week

The September issue of BA High Life features my collaboration with the writer Michael Hodges where we spent a day immersed in the world of high fashion. I spotted this extraordinary 'Mackintosh' at the Burberry show in Kensington Gardens.

Mario Gomez in Florence for 11 Freunde Magazine

During the summer I received a call from a German football magazine called '11 Freunde'. The magazine is aimed at discussing football culture rather than being a statistics, results based magazine, and they were keen to get me involved in a feature they were doing on Mario Gomez, Germanys national striker. He had recently transferred from Bayern Munich to Fiorentina and my brief was to shoot a cover image and spread that illustrated the man and the place. The magazine was particularly keen to get a Tuscan sunset on the cover, so I photographed Mario outside at an amazing hotel overlooking the city. The headline reads " The Eternal Longing for Goals". The cover shot is in the Work/Recent & Published section of this website.

Mario Gomez for 11 Freunde Magazine

The Gaydon Painters

In July I went to the Jaguar plant in Gaydon to photograph the paint being applied to the Jaguar Project 7 F-Type, a one-off car that was being sent to The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Painting a car is a fairly complex and time consuming business, with several layers of colour applied before the final coat. I took many images from inside and outside the painting booth and these two gentlemen were happy to help. The shots were to be included in a magazine that Jaguar produced for the festival.

 

July 2013 Newsletter

At the end of April, I was commissioned by British Airways High Life to photograph Bradley Wiggins on a training day in Italy, in preparation for his attempt at the Giro d'Italia. He was looking at, and riding, a time trial section that he had not seen before and the 19km section was virtually all uphill, which gave me the opportunity to hang out the back of a car and get some action shots of Bradley on his beautiful Pinarello. The previous evening, having completed his interview, I talked with him about what I needed from the following mornings photography session and in particular I asked if it was possible to shoot a portrait of him at the end of his practice ride. I felt that there might be an opportunity to get a good shot of him, given that he would have just ridden his bicycle nearly 20km uphill. I had inspected the route and the final location earlier in bright sunshine, but on the day the murk had rolled in and added a grittiness to the scene. Bradley actually got to the top a bit ahead of me, and when I got there he let me photograph him, before disappearing into the mist. The portrait made the cover of this months High Life Magazine. Go to Work/Recently Published or Portraits to see a few more images.

Bradley Wiggins, Polsa, Italy

May 2013 Newsletter

Nick Hancock for The Guardian/Visit England. This is London Road Oatcakes, a popular food stop in Stoke, and a destination that Nick Hancock recommends in a feature for The Guardian and Visit England about his ten favourite places in Staffordshire. The oatcakes that I tried were filled with cheese and bacon and were delicious.

Nick Hancock for The Guardian

Jaguar XJ AWD, Badlands, South Dakota

Just published is the latest customer magazine from Jaguar. In January this year, I spent a week travelling around South Dakota and a little bit of Wyoming to shoot the new Jaguar XJ AWD. This image was taken in the Badlands, a haunting, beautiful place that I'm sure is reasonably busy in the warmer months, but was blissfully quiet when I was there. To see a few more shots from this amazing part of the USA, go to Work/Automotive and or Landscapes.

Jaguar XJ, Badlands, South Dakota