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 […]
The year that followed my divorce was the most difficult of my life. Overwhelmed by panic, despair and confusion, the hardest thing for me was the possibility of it having a corrosive effect on my children. However, through acceptance, forgiveness and love my ex and I found a way to celebrate our time together and truly become […]
This was a shoot I thought wouldn’t happen. I was simply too young to photograph her in her prime. As the first woman PM, she loomed so large over my childhood and then politically radicalised my generation. So I wasn’t her number one fan but it was humbling to see the Iron Lady succumbing, as […]
In 2011 I traveled to South Africa to shoot Oscar Pistorius for Outside magazine. I spent an enjoyable day with him at the University of Pretoria athletics track. He seemed warm, kind and genuine. An authentic hero. My thoughts are with him and the families of all concerned.