Advertising headshot for Marsh & Parsons- see the Advertising folio for context.
This Portrait was part of the 25th Anniversary campaign ,shot in London .Agency -TonyG Creative AD -Tony G.POS (Point of Sale) and press .
After I had taken a few conventional images of this great man at the Stratford Literary festival, I managed to get this frame and treat it as a more considered image, maybe not as the great communicator, but as a man who reflects on much more than the superficial. I took this with respect and hopefully with more insight & truth .
One of the great contributors to the cultural life of the UK ,Sir Roy Strong was a subject at the Stratford Literary Festival April 2017 -
Healthcare Commission.This portrait portfolio is a cross section of work both Art based personal projects and straight commissioned work . What I hope is that those spending time viewing my work will appreciate that I have always tried to treat the subject with respect and hopefully capture something more than just a pretty picture . But that call is down to the viewer.Please explore the site for the extended projects . Thank you for your time .
Portrait from Marsh & Parsons Advertising Campaign that is all over London in mixed media ,but most visibly on the cross track Underground posters .The Campaign help win the Best Marketing award for Estate Agents - run by the Sunday Times.
The campaign uses people as metaphors this is about a Redbrick property. The subject is Jeannie McGinniss, presenter,model & actress.
from series shot in 2015 - this ongoing campaign uses archive material when appropriate.
Portrait of Nadia Hussian taken at the Stratford Literary Festival -Bake Off Champion ,but so much more with BBC British food adventure - love this lady . such a star
The inspiration for the Bards Town Portrait project .
from the Bards Town Project
Artist -model -Hannah Mary - multi talented artist .Victory Roll hairstyle test for Campaign treatment.
J-Sol was model for the Marsh & Parsons campaign 2014
From the Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival -Literary Faces.Shot at the RSC ,Courtyard Theatre ,October 2014
One of our country's great celebreties and soon to be dancer on BBC Strictly Come Dancing. This portrait was taken at the Stratford ArtsHouse. SLF.
Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival -Artshouse Stratford
A hypnotic voice combined with great insight and cultural knowledge this guy is someone I greatly enjoy whenever he is communicating . A grabbed shot as I was producing more formal portraits, but thought this worth capturing .
George Davies - Design Guru
Photographed at Stratford upon Avon - Artshouse .
From Marsh & Parsons second series -Models : the aptly named Thomas Grande & Liz Dyer photographed at the Barn Studio , Stratford on Avon .
Bake Off's new Judge - I have had the pleasure of photographing both Mary Berry & Prue Leith - both wonderful ladies.I have since photographed Prue Leith at the Stratford on Avon playhouse at the Stratford Literary Festival as she is also an author, some people have too much talent?
At Westminster -for Dying With Dignity Campaign ,Sir Patrick is a Patron and great supporter of the campaign.
Photographed at the Artshouse in Stratford upon Avon,where the Orchestra of the Swan is based . Another cultural asset that Stratford upon Avon enjoys .
from my Bards Town portrait project .One of my personal favorite images . A great face reflecting .
From Couriers project - 5x4 monochrome portraits -London. This gentleman I believe became a photographer, he worked at the famous Metro lab as an in house courier delivering and collecting the processed film across the creative centre of London, from W1 to E5, now that has gone further east.
from the Movers & Shakers Project -Faces of a changing city. A series of over 100 portraits exhibited at Birmingham Symphony Hall . See all in Movers & Shakers folios .
Mummers in Hereford
Collection shot at Wolverhampton,'Wolvstock' festival.Americana and Country & Western fans gather for a festival that turns a piece of the Black Country into the 51st State,for a long weekend in June.
Promotion material for UK tour -photographed at St Andrew's -The Blues Ground .
Portrait photographer of rural people, something that I have done for many years for advertising & editorial use.
Research Doctor at Southhampton Hospital - for rebranding and communication
Black Country Museum , Dudley in the West Midlands. This commissioned portrait was for the Heart of England Tourism -part of Visit England. A few minutes to access set up lights and get out to allow the Chip shop to open to some very hungry visitors. The image was selected for the SUN awards.
Commissioned by FWAG
Paul Merton portrait photographed at the Stratford Literary Festival 2015 .As a portrait photographer based in Stratford on Avon I was delighted to be involved in this ongoing project in collaboration with the Stratford Literary Festival
Mike Ashurst - A builder from Merseyside - a reluctant subject but a successful portrait taken at the Wolvstock Festival in a Pop Up studio over a weekend at the event in 2009
Portrait of a portrait photographer- possibly the UK's best certainly one I have admired for many years. Shot in Birmingham where he was born & worked as a technical draftsman before taking on the world of photography.
Hedy Lamarr inspired this portrait , when briefed on this commission I researched the 1940's Hollywood portrait photographers of the day, I was also aware of Lamarr as an inventor & sadly tragically not given the recognition she deserved. Client Marsh & Parsons.
A pensive pose that seems appropriate for this gentleman, also Black & white or monochrome photography gives a certain gavitas to a subject. Photographed on my old Hasselblad - a camera that helps slow the process down and produce portraits that are hopefully a little more serious and valid.
from Movers and Shakers project - portrait in Birmingham
portrait series shot on film in London EC1
Wine writer extrodinaire
From the Movers & Shakers project in Birmingham. I am not a religious person but the gentleman is an exceptional person who I was delighted to photograph in his then Harborne Home.
Portrait photography with a twist ,using film on a 6 x 17 panoramic camera . A great trip ,personal portrait project on the back of a reqqe and a surf trip with my son . Happy Days.
This is one of a series of portraits with real farmers and their families and animals for Merial - a pharmaceutical Company for an advertising campaign targeting the Dairy and Stock industry in the UK and Eire.
Studio on Location for Advertising campaign - this didn't make the final selection but was one of my personal favourites .
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