So a busy week. First stop Istanbul and then off to Riyadh and Medina in Saudi Arabia and now a couple of days off back in Istanbul before I start shooting here again on Monday. I spent the day ferry hopping between Europe and Asia and so here is one of my snaps from today.
It has been a while since my last post but the summer was a particularly busy one with lots of commercial work and then I was shooting personal work whenever I managed to get home. I started up with 3 great boat projects in Malta, France and Spain which were great fun to shoot and I will post some pictures once I have permission from the owners. I then shot two series of portraits, one in Norfolk and a second in Scotland for two different clients and then off to Italy with one of the UK's leading interior designers to shoot an amazing story in Lucca. At the same time I was shooting quite a lot of wet plate collodion, the picture above is of my old friend Nick Zoll, one of the worlds leading fishing and hunting guides and also a conservationist photographed at home in Norfolk a couple of weeks ago. I then ended the summer with a large collodion commission for a private client that involved a 4700km drive from France to the Scottish Highlands. The weather gods were very cruel to us but we shot for three days in the pouring rain and managed to get a few lovely shots. Autumn now beckons and I am in the final stages of preparing for a trip to Thailand, Singapore and India which should keep me busy for October.Read More
So the end of a busy week. I have just shot a couple of boats, one in Toulon and the other in Valletta one of the worlds great harbour's. For reasons of privacy I can not really name the boats or owners or share any pictures but I am hoping that at some point they will both be published. Two very different projects, one smallish and very contemporary and the other large and full of character and both with interesting interior design produced by masters of the craft. Its always interesting shooting boats, for one they involve shooting in very tight spaces and secondly they tend to move quite a lot which is challenging when you are doing 30 second exposures. Off again at dawn tomorrow morning and then back again for some collodion work before heading off to shoot a hotel and another boat.Read More