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 …

Postcards from a foreign field

Personal work; it’s where the best ideas take seed and why, as a photographer, it’s so important to keep doing this type of work. This act of “doing” allows you to explore ideas without expectations or constraints of a brief. Some ideas are clear from the beginning, others are a …

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 …

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 …