Category: Fashion

Respro masks

Something a little different from my usual theatre fare.

A shoot for cycling equipment makers, Respro, to showcase some of their different cycling masks.  Shot in the extraordinary town of Thamesmead in southeast London.

On pomegranates

One from a while back.

We had an extraordinary vintage dress, a madly beautiful and moderately frightening Philip Treacy mask, a wonderful model and some stuffed birds.  And we needed to tie them all together.

And the solution my favourite occasional collaborator for this kind of thing — Siwan Hill — came up with to achieve…


Some publicity stills of the wonderfully talented trumpeter, Harrison Cole, shot round and about various less-known corners of London.


It’s not often you get to do your thing and go as wild as you want (within reason) on a commercial shoot.

Cycling pollution mask makers, Respro, wanted to introduce their new Skins range with a beauty shot-type image  to emphasise that, just because something’s useful, doesn’t mean it…

Even Lindsay Lohan got fired, you know.

What do you do when you’ve got a photoshoot that’s taken a month to organise and the model is so unprofessional she neither turns up nor tells you she’s not turning up?

Avail yourself of the kindness of your makeup artist and use her instead.

What do you do when you’ve got…

Out of the woods

Two models, Helen and Sophie, some glittery clutchbags, some shiny clothes and some pine trees.  It’s sort of Christmassy, isn’t it?

Some fashion work, shot in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex.  The temperature didn’t excite the mercury much.

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end

So it’s taken me a little over two years to update my blog.

Which is a little over twice as long as it took me the last time I did this.

Well, what better way to return than with something that little bit eccentric, subtly to suggest that I spend my hiatuses reclining in an institution…

Clutchbags at dawn

“Edgy.  But politely edgy.”  

That was the brief for a day of concept tests for leather accessories designer Shen London for a forthcoming campaign.  Which, aside from ruling out pictures of starved models on street corners wearing nothing but a clutchbag (so noughties…), is a pretty nice brief to get.

There were…