October 2018 News

Moray MacLennan and Maurice Saatchi for Campaign Magazine

I have been busy these last few months. Unfortunately the majority of of the shoots I’ve been involved in are yet to be published so I am unable to share any images. However, just published is the new version of the legendary Campaign magazine. I was asked to photograph Moray MacLennan and Maurice Saatchi to accompany an interview that Moray conducted with one of the founders of Saatchis. Moray is Worldwide CEO of M&C Saatchi. The interview was particularly humorous and so the portrait needed to reflect this. Art Director Tim Scott and I showed them Baileys infamous shot of The Kray Twins, Maurice supplied a spare pair of his spectacles for Moray, and this was the result.

In the early 1970’s, Chris Wilkins came up with the idea for the very famous Cadburys Smash advertising campaign ‘For Mash Get Smash’ featuring a group of giggling martians. In a very small kitchen at the offices of BBH, Chris was very happy to perform for my camera, and regale us with stories of how they made the advert.

Peter Mead was one of the founders of advertising agency Abbot Mead Vickers. I photographed him outside what was the HQ of J. Walter Thompson with a packed lunch. The reason for the sandwich? Having left school he applied for a job at JWT who were based in Berkeley Square at the time. They offered him a position in the dispatch department for £3 a week. He was told that there was a staff canteen but that he wouldn’t be able to afford it, but that it was fine to eat his sandwiches in Berkeley Square. He turned the job down and instead joined Bensons, another big agency. He says, “In 1997, I returned to Berkeley Square. It was the day my agency was ranked number one for the first time, leapfrogging JWT and deposing Saatchi & Saatchi at the top. I marked it by bringing my lunch with me – a Tupperware box of smoked salmon sandwiches – which I ate in the square”.


Photography is more than a job for me, and my passion for the craft is as vibrant now as it was when I started this journey 25 years ago. Whether it is a single image or a series, my aim is to tell a story.

I am known, and commissioned, for my ability to shoot portraits, landscapes, travel and automotive. I have photographed business leaders, environmentalists, rock stars, actors, authors, sportsmen and women, Hells Angels and politicians all around the world.

Before a shoot, I do as much research as I can and seek to make the experience collaborative. I always prepare and go with a plan, but I also remain ready to respond to whatever happens on the day. Key to my approach is connecting with the subject, art department or client on the day.

I have travelled to nearly 70 countries for clients ranging from Jaguar, Volvo, Polestar, Land Rover, De Beers, Ocado and British Airways. My work has been published in Campaign, Shortlist, The Guardian, BA High Life, New York Times, Management Today, The Telegraph, One Life and the London Olympics Official Programme, to name a few. I also have had two photographic books published. Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and Rockin’ (The Rockabilly Scene). I have had my work exhibited in galleries in the UK, North America and Europe.


I work for a variety of clients in a variety of sectors, meeting the challenges that are thrown my way.

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