Returning to the natural world, some new shots and prints released from my Alpine Dreams series, taking in everything from the forests of the pre-Alps to the super-high, super-cold glacier factories of the Ecrins.
Among my favourites, a dead tree struck by lightning stuck halfway between the sky and the ground in the Chartreuse, a stream choked by snow where the car park for a mountain refuge ought to be, a marmot so camouflaged in the boulders he’s almost impossible to find and the weird, weird things that happen to snow when there’s been an avalanche.
If you’d like to browse prints from this selection, they’re available on my site here.
I’m lucky enough to have many lovely, lovely clients, but I count Philip Foster among my favourites for two reasons. First, I’ve worked with him since pretty much the first day I set out as a photographer. Second, because in a business full of inspiring personalities he stands out as a very inspiring man.
A large number of people who’ve worked in theatre or music for any length of time will have come across Philip because he wears about a thousand hats, among them producer, director, agent, vocal coach and manager.
Those many hats have led to a need for a variety of different portraits down the years, of which some of my favourites below.
Assistant for rooftop shoot: Jiann Chyuan Ho.
For a while, now, I’ve been searching for a chance to do some theatre advertising shots using a really, really classic look that doesn’t get seen much beyond magazine editorials these days because it’s a bit retro.
So when I was asked to shoot the publicity for Gilbert and Sullivan’s seldom-seen Princess Ida at the Finborough, and was told that all I had to work with was a headless and limbless torso and a big room, I jumped at the chance.
Simon Butteriss and Bridget Costello were my wonderfully in-character victims.
The show begins previews on 24 March.