The Hells Angels Come to Leafy Surrey

HAMC Euro Run 2019

I was asked by the club to photograph the annual Hells Angels Euro Run that this year happened to take part just up the road from where I live. The run also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first charter issued in the UK (to London) from California. Approximately 3000 members descended on Gatton Manor Golf and Country Club for the weekend to celebrate and gather. The convivial and genial atmosphere on site was occasionally interrupted by police helicopters hovering above, but the sight of so many men on motorcycles was of huge interest to the locals, who lined the country lanes around the site to take photographs and chat with members.

HAMC Euro Run 2019
Grant, HAMC London, Euro Run 2019
Funny, HAMC Wolverhampton, Euro Run 2019
New Tattoo, HAMC Euro Run 2019
HAMC Euro Run 2019

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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