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Stand and Bang – Final

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Well, Stand and Bang Final was Kyle Greaves swansong at the Woking HG wells centre at the start of 2016. Kyle is looking for a larger more suited venue for his excellent kickboxing and muay thai event. Stand and Bang […]

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Warrior Fight Series Weighins

I was going to write a post about the Warrior Fight Series event, but I always do that so I thought that I’d write about the weigh ins instead as I really enjoyed the shoot. Previous weigh ins have been held […]

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Maternity – R

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I’d run out of portraits recently so posted on one of my local Facebook pages to see if anyone would model for me. R responded swaying that she was pregnant and wondered if I would do a maternity shoot. She […]

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Brix and the Extricated

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Another Friday, and another gig for Mute Elephant. I really wasn’t sure of what to expect from the lineup (Brix and the Extracted // The Membranes // Tom Hingley Band). I’d heard the names before, but not the music. I’d been […]

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Muay Thai Mayhem

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I’ve not shot at Muay Thai Mayhem before but heard good things about the event so had been looking forward to hooking up with John Jarvis for a while. The evening was held at Effingham Golf Course in a wonderful […]

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Fuzzbox at the 100 Club

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I’ve not shot at 100 Club before so was excited to go there and take pics for Mute Elephant. To be totally frank I was more excited about seeing Tim Muddiman And The Strange  as well as Saffron than Fuzzbox. […]

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What Do Clients Want and Developing a Style

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I recently took some pictures of E for a maternity shoot. I was really happy with them, I think E was too. In fact I think that they were the best set of images I’ve taken in a log time which […]

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Maternity Shoot – Emma Jane

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Another weekend and another maternity shoot. It was great to have another shoot this weekend. Buoyed by my previous maternity shoot I was excited to have a visit from Emma and her friend Nadia. The shoot was great with three […]

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KSW 32 The Road to Wembley

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I’ve shot a few big shows in my time as an MMA Photographer, Cage Warriors // BAMMA // and UFC, but I’m pretty sure that nothing has come close to my experience at KSW 32 this weekend. Production was slick […]

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Maternity Photography – My First Shoot

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I recently put a post on my local Facebook group, I was inundated with replies and to be hones it was my own fault for not being more specific in what I shoot. Surprising that so many people hadn’t looked […]

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Indie Daze

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Indie Dave is a day of gigs organised by my friend Grant Holby at London’s Forum in Kentish Town. As the name suggests its all about Indie and Grant pulled together a veritable top list of late 80’s / early […]

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Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mill

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mill

Viveca and I were down in Cornwall for the Bank Holiday weekend and decided to have a trip to the woods. Kennal Vale Gunpowder Mill to be precise. I’d seen pictures on the web of this place and thought it […]

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Polperro

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This weekend we went to Cornwall and had a day trip to Polperro. We had thought about going to Looe, but glad we took the better option. I can’t remember the last time I went here so it was nice […]

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Warrior Fight Series 4

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Warrior Fight Series 4 took place at London’s York Hall last weekend, a stacked card with two mouthwatering main event bouts that were expected to bring fireworks. Jack Hermansson vs. Karlos Vemola were set to battle it out for the […]

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Neds Atomic Dustbin @ Koko

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I’ve beena fan of Neds Atomic Dustbin for years (and years), most likley since I was about 18 so it was a real treat to be invited along to shoot them for Mute Elephant at Koko this weekend. It’s twenty […]

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Stand and Bang – Large

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I was invited to shoot Stand and Bang – Large by my friend Kyle Greaves again. I’ve shot Stand and Bang a couple of times and its always a great evening. Kyle has a tight team around him, MC Peter […]

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Elisha II

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This was the second time that I’d shot Elisha, the first being around a year ago. I think she was the second proper portrait session that I had and I was a bit unsure of myself as I think she […]

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MMA Photography – The Half Century

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This weekend I realised that I had passed the milestone of fifty MMA photography gigs. I thought that this would be worthy of a post to share my thoughts on the matter, how I have progressed and general feelings about […]

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Warrior Fight Series #3

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I had the pleasure of shooting Warrior Fight Series again this weekend. This was Harry Shoebridges third outing on his own and the first at a London venue, the iconic York Hall, home to many boxing events over the years. […]

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Super Fight Series

Super Fight Series

This weekend it was the turn of some Kickboxing at Super Fight Series at the SSE arena Wembley. Its a while since Ive been to Wembly, the last time was I think to see Duran Duran several years ago, this […]

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Andrew Tate

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I’ve long been an admirer of Andrew Tate, he’s a flamboyant guy in the ring and off it too he has a love of nice cars and going to the casino on the odd occasion, some would say he is […]

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Royler Gracie at Eddie Kone BJJ

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This Sunday I spent the day in the company of Royler Gracie at Eddie Kone BJJ. I’m no know it all with Jiu Jitstu bu any means, but I do know that the Gracie family are up there and when […]

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Stand and Bang Oblivion

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I’ve recently calmed down the Martial arts photography as it was all getting a bit ‘samey’. I wasn’t getting the excitement or thrill of being at the front snapping any more however when I saw the Kyle Greaves was putting […]

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Nicole

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Recently I shot Nicole for Crush Media. I shot her twice, once at her gym and secondly at my home where I can partially convert my front room into a studio. The gym shoot I found challenging as the space was […]

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Ann-Marie

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Another shoot for Crush Media. Ann-Marie and I had made contact some time ago and we both looked forward to hooking up and getting some great images. This was going to be a bit of a test for me as […]

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The Gas Masks

The Gas Masks

One of the final stops on our tour was to the school in Pripyat. This was a shot that we all wanted to capture, its been taken hundreds of times before, but to actually see the number of gasmasks left […]

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The Grabber

The Grabber

There are lots of ‘things’ left around Pripyat as you would expect from an abandoned city, most of these have only slightly elevated radioactivity, the majority of the vehicles have been removed to another location where they can be monitored […]

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Young British Foodies

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I had a short notice gig last week for The Tate. It was 11.15 “Can you get to The Tate for 2.30 to shoot some dishes for us?” of course I could. As always I was welcomed warmly, looked after […]

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Pripyat City

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I recently went on a trip to Pripyat near the Chernobyl reactor that blew up on April 26th 1986. I can just about remember this from my younger days, I would have been 15 and in the throws of preparing […]

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Lion Fighting Championships

Lion Fighting Championships

It’s been a while since I’ve shot MMA due to a change in tack for me and the way in which I want to work, however I had arranged with Leo Alderman some time ago to shoot Lion Fighting Championships some […]

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