Get to travel to those places still on my bucket list? As I read a diary of post blast experiences in Beirut in Monocle magazine this morning I lamented the fact that I had yet to visit this once beautiful city long on my top ten places to go to. Above are my travel stats…
As some of you know I now split my time roughly 50/50 between London and Bristol. This affords me 4-5 hours a week in the car or on the train to consume audiobooks and podcasts. I will probably write another piece at some time to run through my favourites but for now, I want to…
So things have really changed since I last took to the road with my world on my back.. The world has gotten much more globalized – there are very much less off the beaten track places to reach easily.. Gone are the Internet cafes – I write now on my iPad and with a lightweight…
Its Coronavirus Lockdown And I was on a podcast with my good friend Sohail talking about the lockdown.
Drive productions – sadly no longer around were the best prod co doing the 4d projection stuff globally. They asked me to shoot a bunch of abstracts for their new website – a dream job – a night around London capturing anything that grabbed my attention.
In the states i love to walk – it always surprises people as i tend to not choose scenic routes but just A to B. In this instance to a mall some 6 miles away from where i was staying in New Orleans. The textures and colours and graphical lines please me.. immensely.
A perfect Sunday with great food and amazing friends in Cape Town. I love hanging out with photographers and filmmakers and was joyous to discover that all of the guys I know in the business there favour Leica as much as I do.
First day in the cape, hottest day of the year so far, 6k walk from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay, fish and chips for lunch. 3 swims along the way.
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your mind” Henry Ford Quote sent me by a client after a shoot with them yesterday. So…
Passionate foodie that I am I have been looking forward very much to visiting my friend Delphine’s new deli/traiteur/restaurant in Paris. She stayed with us when in London and was researching it before opening at which time s she subjected us to the arduous task of tasting numerous cheeses from Neals Yard… France has a…
I learnt some rudimentary Japanese cooking skills from my very good friend Naoko Abe many years ago and often make simple home-style meals for weekday dinners. Our passion and confidence for cooking Asiatic cuisine grew manifestly from taking a cooking course at Miss Vy’s cooking school in Hoi An in Vietnam. So when we had…
Its been a few years since I spent time in Paris as a tourist. It was pleasantly refreshing. I love how the city juxtaposes old and new as you see here in this picture at the Louvre. I went for a couple of days with one of my oldest buddies Jared Hendler – digital marketing…
I have been researching the last few weeks a wholesale migration for my work cameras from Nikon to Leica. Colin Johnston at Leica has been incredibly helpful in facilitating this. This weekend its been the turn of the LeicaSL which i took out on our trip to the south bank yesterday. Courtesy of our great friend…
Announcing departure of Flight 2016, your luggage should only contain the best souvenirs from 2015. The duration of the flight will be 12 months. There will be a stop over at peace & love, and another at adventure land. Fasten your seat belts, and remember to take a moment to look out the window from…
A little colour to brighten up January – A shot from a shoot i did in Formentera with Jax May the incredibly talented Yoga teacher behind http://www.formenterayoga.com
This is a repost – just love it rubyetc: I found these gifs I made a while back for a site that’s not running anymore, so I thought I’d post them here. It’s a description of psychiatric symptoms and states of mind using a pink box and some other stuff.
I have long held a theory about age and our journey through life being related to expanses of water – water being life, femininity and creativity. If we look at the numbers.. those little jumps we make as milestones in our childhood – 10, 13,15,16,18,20,21 – all are marked in some way.. first decade, first…
Lovely Lucy sitting in for me to frame and light on a shoot with some artists in Ibiza
i can often be seen on my knees getting close to a pavement o door to capture our graphical world 0 these from Seattle, Porto, Copenhagen and London
TEXTURE I love natural and man made textures when abstract – these are all lamp- posts in Nicaragua
Heres a nice narrative shot where you wonder what lies out of the frame – from a wedding a few years ago.
Xmas lights NYC – slow exposure to get lovely streaky blur.
Received from a friend volunteering in the Gambia. If a child lives with criticism He learns to condemn;If a child lives with hostilityHe learns to fight;If a child lives with ridiculeHe learns to be shy;If a child lives with shameHe learns to feel guilty;If a child lives with toleranceHe learns to be patient;If a child…
Day trip Williamsburg Hipstaland – Walked from Manhattan over the bridge to hang.
Mark Chadwick – lead singer of The Levellers – photographed in his studio in Brighton whilst shooting his latest solo album cover.
Portraits of Paolo Pininfarina – MD of Pininfarina design house in Italy – shot as part of my shoot there for Chivas
One of my favourite shots from my travels to create a book.. this one at a frozen lake in Estonia didn’t make it in to the book. “The Healing Sources” – Spas and Well being from the Baltic to the black Sea Still in print and available from Amazon
Sao Tome whilst shooting cocoa production for Cafe Direct
Steve Agyei, Ag, Friend, trainer, yogi, dancer, dude… on our shoot for his online business in Ibiza
Shots from and on Brooklyn Bridge
Joshua Tree on Californian Road trip
Amazing photographer and friend Claire Nathan – we did a portrait exchange project where we shot each other as we saw. http://clairenathan.com
MOMA NYC Selfie
I always get a sense of foreboding as I did on this day when a plane goes low overhead in NYC.
Chris Edwardes, International bar tender supremo – Taken in Ibiza Update 2020 – but now in Croatia and proprietor fo the fabulous http://www.hidden-house.com/
My gorgeous Lucy at Katrina Phillips Villa
View from Soho House NYC – so timeless..
In my early twenties I was companion, assistant and carer to a disabled travel and food writer called Quentin Crewe. Crewe, a father of five, was famous for many things but most relevant here was his amazing large circle of friends around the world. So when he told a story about someone particularity famous you…
Desert Dawn – Joshua Tree – California
Latvia – whilst photographing my book The Healing Sources – Spas and wellbeing from the Baltic to the Black sea – I asked one of the team to throw a stick into the sea.. i love the not knowing what went in moment that was created here..
Nothing Behind the Madness
Cleo Sol. Local Artist I have loved working with on a few occasions Styling by Kyle Devolle Hair by Carl Campbell
One fo those can it be true #nofilter moments.. Apa ViIlla, Sri Lanka – one of my all time favorites hotels
I love the colors, I love the moment captured as this kid came down the stairs. Granada Nicaragua
I have taken to running in the last six months – not massive distances or super regular but mostly when I am travelling and without access to a yoga class or reformer Pilates studio – my other favourite ways to exercise. The biggest benefit is it that it gets you out on the roads and…
I got this radio for Christmas. What’s really special about it is that it has a button to tune directly to the fabulous Monocle 24 internet radio station. For those of you that don’t know it its part of the communication, product and media empire that is the brainchild of Tyler Brule who also created…
The beauty of black and white- when the saturated blue sky becomes a dark rich black. Normandy, France
Auberge De L’ile, Home of one of the greatest chefs I have ever had the privilege to work with – Jean Christophe Ansanay Alex. http://www.aubergedelile.com/en/
Of a Palm Tree – Mexico – East coast.