Urban Outdoors Nudes

I don’t often get the opportunity to shoot nudes, outdoors in an urban setting, but Dakota really wanted to have a go and who am I to stop her?

These images are the best of a small bunch that we made after our studio shoot for my Shadow Walkers project.


More “Shadow Walkers” Project Work

This last Tuesday I managed, finally, to meet and work with Dakota Snow, a model who is very much on my wavelength, but who I had not been able to work with due to her being based in the US and I in the UK.

She spent a couple of days in and around London and we met up in the middle of her stay to do some studio work and then we even did some urban outdoors work (more to follow on that).

Here are the first images from the shoot, very much another chapter in the book of my “Shadow Walkers” Project. I have one more shoot planned for this year that will include some of this kind of work, and then I am going to take at least an extended break from low-key, high-contrast, shadows-in-the-studio work, but I do feel as though it was a great way to do a shoot in an after-work evening with someone that I wanted to shoot with for quite some time.


And now in Living Colour…

I struggle to show people anything that I do in colour. I think that overall I prefer black and white images in almost all contexts, but sometimes I see the colour version of something that I have shot and I want to put it out there. So, here are some colour versions of some of my most recent shoot, your thoughts would be appreciated…


Loch Side


Working from home…

One of the great joys of living in the middle of nowhere, and more importantly a middle of nowhere that offers unparalleled natural beauty is that I have the opportunity to finally do more shooting out of doors.

Last summer I was lucky enough to meet and work with one of the finest models I have ever worked with, a model who I had come to be aware of because I had worked with her good friend Floofie a couple of years earlier, just before we went to The Philippines, and that model is Sainte Merrique.

Now with the opportunity to shoot in the beautiful surroundings of Strathard, and with enough space to offer hospitality to my collaborators, I am humbled to say that Merrique agreed to come and spend some time with us as a part of her travels in Europe this year. She and her partner and travelling companion, The Sudan, have been delightful company and into the bargain she and I spent some time shooting together. There will be more to follow, but here are some images from our time together.


Shooting at home…

I had a day off work, and a model that I have wanted to work with who told me in advance that she was touring in Scotland came to make art…


The Hacienda Studio – Cheryl Elizabeth


New take on old material…

I was digging out some photos to send to a former collaborator / subject, the lovely Floofie, and I found myself looking again at some of the images that I did not select and work on the first time around. Overall I stand by the choices I had made, but I did find one that I realised I might be able to do more with now, and that might work well to do a version that would “fit” with the other work I’ve done since we got back from Manila, so here it is…


Scott Church Legacy 11 Gallery Show (NSFW)

Scott Church (warning link NSFW) is once again hosting his Legacy gallery show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the Mulberry. Here is a link.

Anyway, as on a few occasions in the past I have work in the show, the three photographs in the gallery above, and once again I could not be more proud to be hanging my work alongside other alumni of Scott’s teaching workshops, and those he sees as his peers and friends.

Clearly I am in the UK and the show is in the States, so I can’t make it. On top of that there are some logistical issues that go along with hanging work on another continent. As such a HUGE thank you to Lois for helping me make this happen – you are a star my dear!

Moreover the three models that I managed to work with in 2017, since we returned from The Philippines, really rekindled my passion for photographing models and I hope to do a lot more in 2018. My thanks to Rachelle Summmers, Merrique Sainte and JinNTonic for some really excellent work and the pleasure of getting to spend some time with them as well.


Most recent shoot…