Sunday, 23 December 2012


Here's a selection of pictures from my recent travels in Mexico. Most relate to either the Day of Saint Jude or the Day of the Dead. All taken on a 5D Mark II and a 40mm.

間 Aida review

Larissa Leclair of the Indie Photobook Library included my new book 間 AIDA in Photo District News' “Notable Photo Books of 2012”. The complete list can be seen here

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Coming soon: Mexico, USA & Canada

As soon as I get a moment I'll post some images from my recent trip to Central and North America. Until then, here's one of the first pictures I took in Mexico City...

Monday, 13 August 2012

Portrait: Mark Makela

An image I took of photojournalist Mark Makela in Hampstead earlier today with Canon's new 40mm 'pancake' lens. Mark's been over from the U.S. covering the Olympics and his photostory, The Unseen Olympics, can be seen at

Apologies for not having updating my blog much recently. Follow me - ayoungson - on Instagram for more frequent image posts.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Photobook Show

My forthcoming photobook, 間 Aida, will be exhibited at Photobookshow's C & D shows in Brighton and Helsinki this August/September. The opening for C Book Show in Brighton will take place on Friday, 17 August at Create Studios from 18:00. Full details can be found on the Photobook Show website.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Feature Shoot: The Devil's Garden

I'm very pleased to announce that Feature Shoot has just published a piece on my Devil's Garden story. The whole article plus a short Q&A about this and my new work can be seen here.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Corporate headshots

One of the 40 headshots I took yesterday plus the set up: 2x Canon 580EX IIs and 2x medium Lastolite EzyBox softboxes. Shot on the 5D Mark II and 85mm f/1.2 L II.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Portrait: Adrian

A portrait I made last week in relation to my Falkland-Malvinas work of photographer and former Royal Marine, Adrian Brown.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Found photographs

A couple of portrait photographs that I bought in Motevideo's Tristán Narvaja Street market.

Friday, 27 April 2012

My new 5x4 pinhole camera (almost)

Just received this from with which I plan to shoot the final phase of my 'Soldbuch' project.

Monday, 23 April 2012


A few days ago I visited Clouds Hill, T. E. Lawrence's cottage near Wareham in Dorset. Above the front door - carved by Lawrence himself - is a quotation from an ancient Greek tale by Herodotus. It translates roughly as ‘why worry’.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Saturday, 31 March 2012

'Fin del Mundo'

A couplet from new work I've just started editing.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Contact Editions

Just got back from South America - images coming soon - and am very excited to see my 'Devil's Garden' project featured by Contact Editions:

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Out of the Office

I'll be traveling in South America for the next few weeks and won't be updating my blog until I'm back in the UK. Until then here's a picture from Tierra del Fuego.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Portrait: Eben Upton

Founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi foundation, Eben Upton, from a shoot in Cambridge last week.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Seba Kurtis, Matt Austin and André Penteado

Above are three great publications that I've been meaning to mention for a while:

'Drowned' by Seba Kurtis 
'Talking with Fear about Dying Tomorrow' by Matt Austin 
'Dad's Suicide' by André Penteado has more information on both Drowned and Talking with Fear about Dying Tomorrow.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Robert Lawrence MC

This portrait of Robert Lawrence is the first image I've made towards a body of work that will focus on British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland-Malvinas conflict.

For an action fought on Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence - then a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards - was awarded the Military Cross. He was seriously wounded in the final hours of the conflict and his story dramatised in the 1988 film Tumbledown.

Lawrence is now the manager and co-founder of Global Adventure Plus, an organisation that aims to help physically and mentally injured ex-service personnel.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Portrait: Iain MacDonald

A portrait of film and television director Iain MacDonald from a shoot earlier today.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Contact sheet, November 2011

Mostly long-exposure and DOF tests as well as a random image taken from Berry Head, Brixham. I miss contact sheets!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Old negs: drought in Ethiopia

These are from 2006 when I traveled to the Oromia Region of Southern Ethiopia with UNICEF. The complete photostory is on my website and there are some more images from the trip here. Click on the film strip to enlarge.