My shoot with a 17 year old Fara Williams 2001. From the series ‘Contenders’ originally shot for the Observer Sport Monthly. After a tough period when she was made homeless, Fara went on to become the most capped international in the English woman’s game. After a kick-about (and some photos) on Tooting Beck Common, we […]
This month I was interviewed by Clare Harris for the RPS Journal. You can read the piece here along with a selection of other articles that have been published in the past.
The interview that accompanied the shoot can be found here
In 2001, I went to an ordinary house in the outer London suburbs with a very large extension. In this disproportionately large room was a snooker table and the well mannered, dignified teenager slotting balls elegantly into the pockets was Shaun Murphy. Congratulations tonight Shaun on trouncing world number one Neil Robertson 10-2 in the […]
Sorry to read of the death of esteemed photojournalist Thurston Hopkins. Here’s an image from my 2004 shoot with his wife (also a wonderful photographer) Grace Robertson on the south coast.
1999. Whist visiting magazines in NY I got a call from the Observer: “Do you want to photograph Robin Williams tomorrow? We have half an hour at the Dorchester..?” I cut my trip short and touched down in London on the morning of the shoot. Arriving at the hotel with the writer William Leith, we […]
I’m always interested in how my images will be perceived in the long term. It’s been almost 2 decades since this shoot of Max Clifford. Shot on colour transparency, it was one of my first jobs for the Observer magazine, a piece on PRs. As well as a conventional portrait, I wanted a paparazzi inspired […]