Category: Portraits

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.



Playing with shadows

These were fun to shoot.

Forthcoming new play It Is Easy To Be Dead at the Finborough looks at the life of poet Charles Sorley, who was among the first to sign up to fight in World War I and died a year later.

For the advertising shots of star Alexander Knox, I wanted to focus more…



In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

Advertising, poster and production photos from Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel at the Charing Cross Theatre, starring the legendary Linda Marlowe.

If you want to see the show, you have just over a week left.  The final performance is on 14 May.



Always take the feather with you

When we sat down to talk about the poster for World War I musical The White Feather (coming to the Union in September), we knew three things.

It was going to have a feather in it.  It was going to be shot in studio.  And we were going to shoot it for real.

Well, sometimes photoshoots evolve…



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…



They’re back…

No sooner do I post about the original run of As Is at the Finborough Theatre than it resurrects for a rather special transfer to Trafalgar Studios.

Poster and rehearsal shots from the forthcoming production, plus a bonus shot of Mr Steven Webb departing just a fraction from the brief during…



Incoming!

Production and publicity shots for actress Kate Cook’s (super-intelligent, super-demented and super-amusing) one-woman show, The Invisible Woman, coming to the Edinburgh Fringe this year.



Diaspora

How do you market a play about a genocide?

It’s not a question that comes up every day but when the Finborough Theatre asked me to shoot the advertising images for I Wish To Die Singing — a highly unconventional play about the Armenian Genocide



The Fantastic Mr Foster

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…



Ello Princess

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…