Le Col x McLaren Aero – Behind the Scenes

Heath Robinson approach nets high end results. Behind the scenes of a recent photo shoot for Le Col x McLaren, seeing what goes in to making a finished shot for the launch of their Aero clothing range. With so much technology at our fingertips it’s easy to get too carried …

Giro d’Italia Queen Stage

Here we showcase some of the climbs the riders would have faced today during the Queen stage of the Giro d’Italia, most notably the Passo Fedaia, Passo Pordoi & Passo Giau, all of which top over 2000m.

2020 In Review

Wow, what a topsy turvy year! Twenty-twenty started so promisingly with plans for great adventures and new projects, but like most people, these soon unravelled as COVID-19 took hold and the world battened down the hatches. Despite all the turmoil the global pandemic brought, it was still a very successful …

MOUNTAINS – Col du Galibier

The fourth instalment of my mountains showcase, and this week we take a look at a giant of the French Alps, the Col du Galibier, a climb inextricably linked to the Tour de France and its founder Henri Desgrande. It’s the most frequented climb in the Tour with 59 visits …

MOUNTAINS – Passo dello Stelvio

The third instalment of a series showcasing some of my favourite climbs features a triumph of Italian engineering, the Passo dello Stelvio. Books and Prints from the mountains series are available here. At 2758 metres, the Passo dello Stelvio is the highest paved pass in Italy and only 12m shy …

MOUNTAINS – Mont Ventoux

Next in the Mountains series is the mighty Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse region of France. It’s hard to compile a list of great cycling climbs without including Mont Ventoux, such is its status. It’s one of those mountains that ticks all the boxes – it’s a brute to cycle …

MOUNTAINS – Furka Pass

With 2020 close to an end, it’s time to look forward to next year and the real possibility of European travel again. Like many people, all the trips I had planned to the Mountains this year were dashed but the outlook for 2021 is looking more positive so maybe it’s …

A Short film about photographing Mountains

It’s not often I appear in front of the lens but I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts and motivation behind shooting the Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs book. Set against the context of this year’s Tour de France visit to the Mont Ventoux, the film examines man’s …

On Set with Zwift

One of the great things about being a photographer is that you don’t really know what you will be doing from week to week. There are jobs that pay the bills, jobs that take you to interesting places, jobs where you get to meet famous people and jobs that you …

2019 – A Year in Pictures

2019 was another busy year with some great commissions and personal work for the new Mountains book. Here we showcase a few of the highlights before looking forward to 2020. Commissions Zwift  – Certainly the work for Zwift this year stands out as one of the highlights for me. The …

Photographing Brad

It’s been a while since I last penned a blog but recently I was asked to photograph Bradley Wiggins for an old friend of mine, Yanto Barker, who owns the cycling apparel brand, Le Col and this got me thinking about Brad’s career and when I first came across him …

Technically Speaking

I’m not generally one to have ‘camera conversations’ but you can imagine that I’m often asked about the equipment and cameras I use. Here are a few of my thoughts on the subject and the cameras I own… When buying cameras, I’ve never dwelled on getting too technical but have …

Shooting Svalbard, 78º North

A polar opposite from shooting the summer mountains of the Tour de France, a recent client trip took me to the extremes of this planet on a journey to Svalbard, Norway, and the northernmost town in the world. See the full portfolio from Svalbard here.

BACKGROUND TO THE MOUNTAINS PRINTS – A.BLISS

It was during an impromptu meeting on Alpe D’Huez, where both Michael and Will (Mawby) realised they had much in common besides a love of cycling. Michael was working on his Mountains project and was looking to frame some of the work for various exhibitions. As it happened Will managed …

3 Years in the Making – Mountains Epic Cycling Climbs

After three years of hard work the Mountains book is finally finished and gets its official release today! It’s been an enriching process in more ways than one, and I’ve fulfilled an ambition that’s been lingering with me since I first got into cycling in the mid 80’s – to …

Shimano Shoot – Building the Cobblestone Road

It’s funny, when you start out, you never really know where your career will lead and that’s certainly very true working in photography. I started with no formal training as such (I studied print making at university) but picked things up along the way. The big break for me was …

My Viewpoint

In such a competitive industry photographers are invariably categorised into specific genres such as landscape photographer, fashion photographer, still life photographer, sports photographer (the list goes on). The division goes further and they will subsequently be defined by their style, way of lighting or their specific viewpoint. This helps to …

Behind the Scenes – Misa Harada

It’s not often I’m asked to shoot fashion but twice a year I gather together a small team to shoot Misa Harada’s forthcoming collection of exquisite hats. I’ve known Misa for many years and it’s always great fun working together. She’s a real talent and respected worldwide, having created pieces …

Another Angle

The majority of my work has been for either advertising or corporate clients but this year I have started to shoot editorial assignments predominantly for cycling related magazines. It’s fair to say the editorial work doesn’t offer the same rewards as advertising does but it’s a great way to get your …

Rounding up a busy November

Traditionally work eases off during Nov & Dec but there is still so much to do before the lights turn off on 2015. The last few weeks have been especially busy with two exhibitions in the same week and a deadline to hand over images for the forthcoming mountains book. …

A year through the lens

What an incredible year. As it draws to a close, I have finally set aside some time to portray some insight from behind the lens, showing a bit more about what makes me tick in my work, and the clients and partners I work with. Over the last 12 months …

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