Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Recent portrait

My portrait of Salah Madoul (27) taken while working on photographs for The Devil's Garden in El Dabaa, Egypt. Salah was injured not by WWII landmines or UXO but in a shooting accident as a member of Egyptian Homeland Security.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915)

The poet Rupert Brooke died 98 years ago today. I took this photograph back in 2009 when I visited the grave in an olive grove near Tris Boukes Bay on the Greek Island of Skyros. Brooke died of septicemia from an infected mosquito bite aboard a French hospital ship en route to the landings at Gallipoli. The site was chosen by his close friend, William Denis Browne - killed in action at Gallipoli a few weeks later - who wrote of Brooke's death:

"...I sat with Rupert. At 4 o’clock he became weaker, and at 4.46 he died, with the sun shining all round his cabin, and the cool sea-breeze blowing through the door and the shaded windows. No one could have wished for a quieter or a calmer end than in that lovely bay, shielded by the mountains and fragrant with sage and thyme."

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Flanders, Belgium

A couple of landscapes taken last week on the WW1 battlefields surrounding Ypres. Top: The Caterpillar Crater near Hill 60 created when 1st Australian Tunneling Company detonated explosives beneath German trenches. Above: a ploughed field hints at how the landscape may have looked during the war.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Old film

I just got around to developing a load of black and white film and found this, a chap playing his accordion in an empty street in Soho last Summer. Thanks to Tiffany Jones of fLIP Magazine for the picture of me!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Portrait: Thom Sweeney

A portrait I shot for B.B, ESQ of tailors Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney in Thom Sweeney's Mayfair premises last year.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Landscape: California

Taken last November facing the Sierra Nevada from Mono Lake. Click image to enlarge.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Portrait: Marc Vallée

A portrait of photographer Marc Vallée from a shoot held at the end of last year. The location was Leake Street, near Waterloo station, where Marc shot his Writers series.

Friday, 4 January 2013

間 Aida and the Indie Photobook Library

間 Aida is now part of the Indie Photobook Library. This book was selected as one of the “Notable Photo Books of 2012,” by Larissa Leclair for PDN.