Kylie Minogue 3rd of January 1998 In the shadowy lounge of a London club, curled-up dozing like a kitten on a big leather chair, Kylie waits patiently to be photographed for the Observer whilst her management explain why I must sign a contract selling them the copyright of the shoot for £1. Assuring me they […]
Dermot Morgan 18th February 1998 Soho. It’s difficult to believe it’s been 17 years since Dermot Morgan the eponymous hero of Father Ted died. I happened to photograph Dermot a few days days before his untimely death of a heart attack at 45. I loved the program but my enthusiasm for meeting ‘Father Ted’ was […]
Dame Helen Mirren, 26th October 1999 or just Helen Mirren as she was back then. Shot for the Sunday Times. She was in a play at the Cambridge Arts Theater. Always engaging and playful to photograph, we started in the Theater then strolled over to the grass in front of King’s College. I shot this […]
Every frame from my 2015 shoot with Boris Becker. Photographed in London. Along with tennis balls for him to juggle, we sourced a pair of vintage Oliver Goldsmith Tennis Racquet Sunglasses.
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 […]