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The Wonder Stuff – Islington Academy

Last night I shot The Wonder Stuff at Islington Academy. To cut to the chase, the gig was great. First up was Erica's band EN, not being familiar with her new album I was pleasantly surprised, fun quirky and very rock influenced, just look at Erica, it's what you'd expect isn't it. I've seen Erica [...]

By | May 10th, 2013|Blog, Featured, London, Music, UK|2 Comments

UFC on Fuel TV 9

This weekend I had my first experience of a UFC event. It was exciting from the off - hard work and long days but well worth it. I was shooting on behalf of MMAPLUS who looked after me very well. We shot the weigh-in on Friday then the main event on the Saturday. The Globe Arena where UFC on [...]

By | April 10th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport|0 Comments

Glory 5

I was lucky to be invited to take photos for MMAPlus at Glory 5 this weekend. This was the biggest kickboxing event that the ?UK has ever seen so I was pretty stoked about the opportunity to say the least. After a few hassles getting in and getting the press seats sorted out we were treated to an awesome night of action from some [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Lillesden School For Girls – Model Shoot

Recently I was approached and asked if I would like to take some photos for an online magazine that will be published soon. Of course I jumped at the chance and soon plans were hatched. We decided top head to one of my favorite urbex locations - Lillesden School for Girls. I've been here many times before, [...]

By | March 26th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Residential, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

The Asylum #2

Another shot of the Asylum chapel from a slightly closer viewpoint to the 'alter'   Click the arrow for the full 360 experience!

By | February 20th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Panoramas|1 Comment

The Asylum

Through the random nature of the internet I came across this location The Asylum. It's a chapel in a converted almshouse complex fairly near to where I live. The name is somewhat misleading as I don't believe that the location was ever an actual 'asylum' for the insane. I shan't repeat the history from the owners website, everything you need to know about [...]

By | February 10th, 2013|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|8 Comments

London Shootfighters Shoot

Before Christmas I was invited to take some pictures at the London Shootfighters gym. Its an impressive place with some great equipment and some superb athletes. I was really happy with the images  and the  lighting setup worked very well indeed. We were there primarily to shoot John Hathaway, one of the UFC fighters at the gym, during the time we also [...]

By | January 12th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK|2 Comments

End of Year Summary

As seems to be the norm with photographers I thought that I'd sum up the last twelve months in a single post. It's far too difficult to pick out twelve images so I'll just add a few and give thanks to several people on the way. The highlight of the start of the year was [...]

By | December 29th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sport|0 Comments

Wistman’s Wood Panorama

My friend Jeremy and I generally meet up over New Year for a camera walk as our relatives both reside close to each other. I think that the last two years we have gone to Wistman's as its a safe bet for decent pictures. The weather during the morning when we met was not good [...]

By | December 27th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Panoramas, UK|2 Comments

The Wonder Stuff – Sleigh The UK – Shepherds Bush Empire

Another week another awesome gig. This time my all time favorite band The Wonder Stuff were headlining at The Empire. Supporting The Wonder Stuff were Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones, more favorites from back in the day. The tour has been aptly named Sleigh The due due to it being near Christmas, and what [...]

By | December 20th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Music, UK|0 Comments

CUD @ Water Rats 15/12/12

This evening I went to CUD and One Eyed Wayne at Water Rats near Kings Cross. I've never been to the venue before but heard plenty about it in the past and I'm pretty sure that several big names have played there in one guise or another over the years. OEW were great providing a [...]

By | December 16th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Music, UK|1 Comment

Delphic at Electrowerkz 11/12/12

I was extremely lucky to spot the most excellent Delphic on tour at Electrowerkx in London and equally lucky to snare a photo pass for the gig. I'd seen Delphic some time ago, maybe 2oo8 supporting Orbital at Brixton Academy and kept my eye on them since. The first album, Acolyte is superb and should [...]

By | December 13th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Music, UK|0 Comments

UCMMA 31

A little late on getting this weeks entry up. I had a mad Saturday and Sunday - UCMMA 31 on Saturday and Fight Scene 5 on Sunday. Minimal sleep and lots of work. Over the two events I shot around 2,500 images. UCMMA 31 was awesome as expected. Great fights and superb matching ensuring that the punters [...]

By | December 8th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

UCMMA 31 Press Conference at Troxy

I'm lucky enough to be shooting UCMMA 31 again this weekend. Part of the deal is that I go to the press conference prior to the main event. Its a really fun part of the build up and good to see all of the guys facing off to each other. Its also a bit different photographically as [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, UK|0 Comments

The Wedding Present Play Seamonsters at Koko

Lat night I went to see The Wedding Present at Koko in Camden Town and was again lucky enough to be able to take my camera. It's not often that I moved to tears at a gig, there are a couple of regulars that do this, Mission Drive by The Wonder Stuff, a couple of [...]

By | November 24th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Music, UK|1 Comment

Carter USM at Brixton Academy

I shot Carter USM this weekend at Brixton Academy, It's a venue I have been going to for over twenty years and must have seen over 50 bands there. I have never however been the right side of the barriers with my camera. The was quite some gig for me. Carter USM were supported by Ned's Atomic [...]

By | November 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Music, UK|1 Comment

Around the Bend

Its been a while since I've posted an urbex pic, so here we go. In the UK we don't have that many bendy corridors so this was a little special. The hospital was very bare, but had a few nice features but very little in the way of beds and the like so not the most interesting explore, [...]

By | November 8th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Team Underground MMA

My friend Danielle West of Team Underground MMA and New Wave Academy asked me if  I would be able to take some more shots of her for a fight that she may be doing in Asia for her sponsors  I'd had a day off on Thursday and suggested that it would be a good idea to fit her [...]

By | October 27th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

London Fightshooters – John Hathaway

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot John Hathaway and some of the other fighters  London Fightshooters this week. This is the first time I have shot someone in the UFC and I have to say John was an absolute pleasure to work with.He's currently 17 -1 which is a pretty impressive record! [...]

By | October 19th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Shock n Awe 12

This weekend it was Shock n Awe 12 in Portsmouth. My wonderful mate at UNCAGED sorted me out at fairly short notice, so it was touch and go as to whether I'd be able to make it. Luckily he cam through and I was on my way down south. Another production that I'd not been to before [...]

By | October 14th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport, UK|1 Comment

UCMMA 30

I was once again lucky enough to able to shoot some MMA, this time UCMMA 30 at London's Troxy. This was by far the biggest and best production I have been to and it was televised on SKY sports live. The fights were all fantastic, fighters totally up for it. After seeing this standard of fight it [...]

By | October 12th, 2012|Featured, London, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

UCMMA 30 Press Conference

I'm lucky enough to be going to UCMMA 30 this evening. As a precursor to this I was asked to attend the press conference prior to the main event at Troxy. It was great to see the fighters in a more relaxed environment and to be part of the whole event. As I've said in [...]

By | October 6th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport|0 Comments

Laura Clark of New Wave Academy

I recently met Laura Clark through a job on the local magazine where I was asked to shoot her apartment - its slightly unusual. Soon after Laura asked me if I would be up for taking some portraits at New Wave Academy where she practices MMA. As a result of this she asked if I [...]

By | October 2nd, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, UK, Uncategorized|0 Comments

10th Legion MMA Fighter Composites

I though that it might be a bit of fun to do some MMA composites after my two recent outings. I wanted to achieve something more akin to 'cool fighter portraits' in a bit of an advertorial vein. As the images from the 10th Legion MMA outing in Hull on September 15th were better than [...]

By | September 30th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Viveca’s Exhibition at The Robert Phillips Gallery

My Girlfriend Viveca has recently had her first exhibition with her Mum Esta and her friend Elaine Coles at the Robert Phillips Gallery in Walton-on-Thames. For those of you who were unable to attend there are a few panoramas below so you can have a look at the work on display. It was great to [...]

By | September 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, Panoramas|1 Comment

10th Legion Army of Gods MMA

For the second week in a row I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot some MMA. This time in Hull - a four hour drive away at an event titled "10th Legion Championship -  Army of Gods"  . I had had a brief conversation with Paul Fitz at CAGEDmag on the Friday and [...]

By | September 17th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Factory One #1

During the trip to Italy earlier this year a few of the locations we visited were disused factories. There's something tranquil and serene about these vast spaces. Quiet and relaxing, no doubt once filled with containers of wares. Now a canvas for artists.

By | September 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Fury MMA at Proud O2

This weekend I was invited to shoot Fury MMA at Proud O2 in London. Having not shot at or even attended an event like this before I was a little nervous and unsure of how to approach the shoot along with not knowing 'the score' for such a thing. After a bit of waiting around [...]

By | September 10th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, UK|0 Comments

ECVB Panorama Collection

I posted this pano at the weekend on a pano Facebook page and a few people pointed out stitching errors that I'd not noticed previously, so I decided to have another go at it.After looking at the original I have to agree with them. This was one of the very first panorama images that I [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Panoramas, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Crystal Palace Underpass

I took a trip to the underpass last night, its still very securly locked up, however I have no doubt that there is a way in somehow. There's currently a campaign underway locally to see if the location can be used for some sort of community space, gallery or bar. Either fo these would be [...]

By | September 3rd, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, London, UK|4 Comments
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