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ABOUT ME

Thanks for looking in today. Here’s the usual blurb…although unsually, not in the third person!

Among other jobs, I spent a vast majority of the last 2 decades being lucky enough to shoot stills behind the scenes on BBC’s Top Gear TV show, embedded with the camera crews and presenters. As you can imagine this involved a fair amount of travelling and many, many unique experiences in amazing locations ranging from ‘finding’ the source of the Nile to being chased out of Argentina by angry mobs.  I would constantly have to take a few moments whilst on a job to commit to memory just how crazy some of the stuff we got up to actually was. There are many great stories…buy me a whisk(e)y and I might tell you a few!

I also shoot corporate events, private events, portraits and in my spare time (with two young boys I can safely say that ‘spare’ time is a distant memory!) I like to shoot wildlife and landscapes. I have shot with Canon equipment my entire career and have recently migrated over to mirrorless and the new RF glass. I shoot with the EOS R5 and R bodies and the following bits of glass: RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS, RF 24-70mm f2.8 L IS, RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS, RF 50mm f1.2 L, RF 35mm f1.8 IS,  and the stunning RF 85mm f1.2 L. I'm thinking of adding an RF 100-500mm or a 500mm F4 to the mix.   

I have presented talks at the NEC Photography Exhibition on behalf of Canon and have given a series of interactive talks and photography classes all over the UK.  I was booked to compere the 2020 Photography Show on behalf of Canon and also to present again.  I work closely with Canon but maintain full impartiality and independence when it comes to expressing my opinions and experiences.  I buy all my own kit without any discounts! 

​I am happy to work independently or embedded with any size production team; working long hours under pressure to deliver, in most any environment. I’m also highly experienced working alongside multiple camera operators covering multiple angles.  I understand and can anticipate people’s movements on a film or TV set in order to stay out of their field of vision whilst also being aware of the sound operator’s needs with regards to any noise my cameras might make.

Whatever your photographic needs, I have a proven track record of delivering excellent images whilst keeping as low-key as possible. I always go the extra mile to deliver exactly what you need and I’m happy to chip in to help with any other aspect of a shoot to be part of the team.

 

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Client List includes: Canon UK, Heathrow Airport, BBC Top Gear TV, Amazon, Unilever, HSBC, Red Bull Racing, BMW, Honda UK & Honda F1, Ford, MG Rover, BMW, Peugeot, Vauxhall, Test Drive Magazine, BBC Top Gear Magazine, Jeremy Clarkson & James May’s DVD Productions, Joe & Caspar Film Productions, The Guardian, The Sunday Times (News International Group), TomBoy Films, Extreme Facilities, Haymarket Publishing, George P Johnson, The Russell Organization, LineUp, Golden Goose, BBC World Wide, Vodafone, Final Bend, Oyster Productions, 2Entertain & George P Johnson.