Working with Chinese Olympic Equestrian rider Alex Hua Tian to shoot film and stills for Visit Britain. Alex has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Britain in relation to next years Olympics and on a very, very cold day he was an absolute superstar with his horse in Greenwich Park. The film was launched in Bangalore on 17th May under the slogan 'Britain: Your Invited' - I just hope the weather's better when you get here. [wpvideo fBTWJOZl]
It's been a busy few weeks with shoots in Liverpool, London, Spain and Scotland. I've been working in -10º in Scotland and +26º in Spain in the space of a couple of days - even had a (very) quick dip in the Med. much to the amusement of our Spanish hosts. Here's a few pictures...
The second Liverpool Tourism ad:
In January, I was shooting in the West of Ireland for Land Rover. Three days on the Dingle Peninsula working with the rather lovely Discovery 4. Weather was almost entirely split 50/50 with a day and a half of beautiful winter sun and a similar amount of let's call it 'traditional Irish weather'. I do love it though!
Three days photographing in the far North East, then down to Speyside for a whisky shoot.
and another VisitBritain shoot - boxers in Borough Market...
Once again it seems, I'm putting in the miles... Last week shooting up in Aberdeenshire, this week Kent! Here's some pics:
Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven - sometimes August just doesn't look like August, but what a wonderfully evocative location. This was shot after a morning filming and swimming (not at the same time) in the open air pool in glorious sunshine - I love this country!
and in Kent for VisitBritain/2012 Olympics - Dressage at Hever Castle
Took a cheeky wee holiday in France and received three lovely pieces of news. Firstly 52 Weekends by the Sea has been shortlisted in the top five finalists for Lifestyle Illustrated books in the British Book Awards 2010. We are up against four rather lovely cookery books and it's great to be the only travel book to make the shortlist. Looking forward to a good night out with the 52 design team at the awards evening in October. This was quickly followed by three pictures being shortlisted in this years Landscape Photographer of the Year...
...and then two series of landscapes in the London Photographic Association awards: Silver for a new series of UK landscapes, and commended for some b/w's from Cornwall.
See the two sets here:
...Hmmm! must holiday more often!
Pictures from the 2012 Olympics campaign for VisitBritain. Some early starts and some cold, cold fingers - especially the rower shoot in London - it looks lovely and warm but it was shot last week right at the end of the really cold snap. The temperature was -3ºC and we were on the river at 6am to catch the first sun. The 'models' were all superstars!
I've been spending some time in Ireland recently - commissioned to shoot a series of landscapes for Waterways Ireland. What a fabulous country! the rivers and canals are wonderful and even the weather can't dampen spirits. Think I'll need to take my little boat, Petronella (more Ratty and Moley than Roman Abramovich) over for a trip! Here's a few pictures...