Sunday, 21 December 2008

'Asia's Largest Slum' Audio Slideshow

A short photo essay from the Observer about Dharavi in Mumbai. Strange, beautiful, suprising and certainly worth 4 minutes 15 seconds of your time.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Hand Tinting - 21st Century Style

I recently shot a roll of B&W film and inspired by old hand-tinted images I coloured them in using my computer. What do you think?

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Hockney's 'Joiners'

David Hockney is famous for his paintings, but his photo-montages also deserve attention. I try to think of the camera as a tool for making marks on a page in the same way as a pencil or a paintbrush, and these 'Joiners' are good examples of this theory in practice. 'Kasmin, Los Angeles, 28th March 1982' and 'My Mother, Bolton Abbey, Nov.82 No.4' show a strikingly cubist approach to the photographic portrait

(I'm not sure if anybody reads this except me, but at least this is a good scrapbook for my ideas.)

These images were gratefully borrowed from Mark Harden's Artchive which is an excellent resource of all things Art.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008


Photos taken of Chorsiters' hands at the London Latvian Choir annual concert.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Ron Gallela Papparazi Slideshow

When I tell people that I'm a photographer they sometimes say 'Oh, like a Paparazzi right?'.

On the guardian website I found this nice gallery about pioneering Paparazzo Ron Gallela whose photographs from the 50s are seen as a great document of historical Hollywood. I think that it's clear from the expressions of his subjects' faces how they felt about him.

The Guardian In Pictures: Ron Gallela

Monday, 20 October 2008

US Presdiential Campaign Portraits

Another excellent slideshow, this time a portfolio of portraits showing American politicians, operatives and activists involved in the election of 2008. Many thanks to my mate Claire Milligan for showing me this.

Who It Takes: A GQ Photographic Portfolio, Campaign 08

Rankin in the DRC

Take a look at this BBC slideshow in which fashion photographer Rankin describes his time as a documentary photographer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 4 Minutes.

BBC Today - Faces of war 'laugh a little'.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Monday, 6 October 2008

Sunday, 24 August 2008

First roll with my new compact

After many years of loyal service it was time to retire my old Sony compact. It was held together with sellotape and the it was mainly full of dust so i decided to let it out to pasture. So here is the first batch from

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Studio Lighting

As part of our continuing lessons with Jonathan Worth, me and the talented Ed Ryder got a chance to play with a studio lighting set up one afternoon. A flash set up is very cool indeed, so Santa will be seeing one on my Christmas list soon.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Lifetime membership of the Students Union

I was recently awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Coventry University Students' Union in recognition of my contribution to the Source Newspaper over the past two years.

As a photojournalist I covered all kinds of news and entertainment events, gaining a huge amount of practical experience in the process. It was a real boost to see my work in print every month too. The certificate is a great souvenir of my time with the Source so many thanks to president Tom Wood, editor Rich Hayward and former editor Jack Lowman.

May Diary

I was encouraged by professional photographer Jonathan Worth to keep a photographic diary; to carry my camera with me wherever I went and document my life. Here are a selection of the photos for the month of May 2008.

Monday, 9 June 2008

YouTube Debut

I have just uploaded my first ever YouTube video, if you follow the link at the bottom you can give it a watch. Although not truly a photographic project, the amount of stop motion photography involved really pushed my technical knowledge and it goes to show what you can achieve with a camera and a little application.

'Photocopied' tells the story of a man who must escape from an office using only a photocopier and his wits. I created it for my final Animation module at Coventry University. It took around 300 sheets of individually printed A3 paper and a lot of patience, but I'm really pleased with the results. Let me know what you reckon.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Ice Hockey

The Chris Allarton memorial game, Skydome Coventry, Sunday June 1st.