The Moving Portraits:
The moving portraits are another aspect to photography that I’ve been working on for a number of years now. I had this idea I wanted to experiment with, and at first, technology (or lack of) tried to get in my way. But it was an itch that had to be scratched. A personal project that to begin with, was simply for me; however, as it grew, so did the concept and the direction, which in turn, has led to creative commissions and major exhibitions.
Was it difficult? At first, fuck, yes! Was it a question of the deeper you dig, the easier it gets? Not at all, I did feel a little overwhelmed with technological and logistical issues, which had never been done before. I’m glad I did it though – absolutely overjoyed with how it was achieved and I wouldn’t change any of the process for the world. As a result, I’ve become the first photographer to exhibit in the main room of The Royal Albert Hall for 2 consecutive nights.
Like most things, getting the ball rolling was hard. A lot of people didn’t understand why I was doing it, they didn’t get the concept or they couldn’t envisage how digital portraiture would look 5/10 years down the line. People said to me “Why not stick to either stills or direct videos” or “How are you going to display this to clients/the viewer”, but I understood the power of this niche digital portraiture straight away. We live in the 21st century where access to digital media is literally at our fingertips 24 hours a day. My work is grabbing your attention with a subject that is in real time, no cheap gimmicks, no fast editing, no GIFS, just great lighting and interesting sitters.
I’m continuing to shoot more in my own time, with like-minded people. I have 2 more exhibitions on the way with completely new subject matter to work with. Keep an eye out for what I’m doing next, on social media. The icons are at the bottom of the page.
Adele, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, A$AP Rocky, BBK, Biffy Clyro, Blur, Cee-Lo Green, Coldplay, Danny Brown, Davido, Deadmau5, Drake, Dynamo, Eagles of Death Metal, Ebenezer, Ellie Goulding, Fever Ray, Florence & The Machine, Grimes, HAIM, Jack Savoretti, Jake Bugg, Jimmy Page, Johnny Marr, Kimberly Wyatt, Kings of Leon, KSI, Kygo, Liam Gallagher, Lily Allen, London Grammar, Mark Ronson, Mumford & Sons, New Order, Nicki Minaj, Martin Garrix, MIA, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Queens of The Stone Age, Rejjie Snow, Rihanna, Russell Brand, Stereophonics, Swizz Beats, The Courteeners, The Prodigy, Tyler The Creator, The XX, Luke Evans, Rosie Fellner, Hildegard Neil, Jack Roth, Christian Howard, Kaya Scodelario, Jack O'Connell, Tyson Beckford, Erin O'Connor, Shanina Shaik, Yara Khmidan
Selected Client & Published list:
Rolling Stone, NME, GQ, Brasilian Vogue, Q, Vice, Elle, The Guardian, The Observer, Nylon, Spin, The New British, Les Inrocks, Shortlist, Marie Claire, The Times Magazine, Design week, 1883, The Independent, Sport Magazine
Red Bull, Sony Xperia, Puma, Pretty Green, Zara, Disney, Tods, Monster Headphones, Bold London, Duffy London, Wella, Topman, Casio
AMY (documentary), BBC, Radio X, Channel 4, Virgin Media, Inkling, Neighbour-UK, Cake, Havas, BBH
Atlantic Records, B-Unique, BMG, Domino, Records, Beggars, Virgin, Island Records, Kitsune, RCA, EMI, Universal, Columbia Records, Mercury, Warp, XL Recordings, Mute, Warner Music, Parlophone, Sony Music, Ed Banger, PIAS, Polydor, Ministry of Sound, Transgressive
Save The Children, Cutty Sark, Bacardi, The Royal Albert Hall
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