Carla Monaco Revisited

I decided to have a look back at some images that I had taken a while back and a set with Carla took my eye. Having learned a bit more about applying textures in Photoshop I though I would try to create some soft, pastel images by applying a mixture of overlays and other techniques…

PAGB Medal

Very pleased to have received this lovely medal from the GB Trophy (2017). Awarded by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for the ‘Best Male Portrait’ image which was ‘Ink and Iron’. The image was entered by Chorley PS as part of the club entry.

Pippa D

I’ve been waiting to shoot Pippa for a while now and finally managed it at Pure Preston Studios. I’d created a few ‘moodboards’ to try to visualise what I wanted out of the session and shared these before we met up. As usual, I started off with creating some simple portraits to get the session…

Amber Tutton

I have wanted to photograph Amber for many years now, but with her being based in the south of England there haven’t been many opportunities. This series of shots was taken at Pure Studios in Preston, based in a typical old Lancashire cotton mill with many quirky little corners that need to be used. As…

African Queen & Chainmail

I had a studio shoot in February with Natasha James which had been in planning for a while but in my mind for a lot longer. I had drawn up some mood boards with ideas based on two main themes, one being ‘African Queen’ the other being based on a ‘metallic’ theme. The mood board…

The Portrait

After a presentation at my local camera club I began thinking about my own approach to portraiture and how it has changed or even developed over the past few years. I began by attending organised shoots at various studios but soon realised that my input was minimal and that I was basically getting OK shots…

Natasha B

This was a long awaited and anticipated shoot that I had booked with Natasha having spotted her portfolio on the Purple Portal website. The day had come and I made my way over to Burley for a four hour session in a state of uncertainty, this was going to take me out of my photographic…