These are all my posts in chronological order. Have a scroll through my whole body of work if you want to just pick out the bits you like.
Some people buy art to hang on their walls — not Shane, he waned an AK-47 to sit above his mantelpiece. And who can blame him, It’s probably one of the most famous weapons in history. Involved in nearly every major conflict world wide since it’s birth in the 1940s. You can drive over it with a tank, fill it full of mud, use it as a pez dispenser and it’ll keep on going — good work Mikhail Kalashnikov!
At the start of this year Spadgerina came across tattooist Dan Morris, on Pintrest. Instantly falling for his sweet, sweet style she very nicely asked me if I’d buy her a tattoo for her birthday. Let me tell you, it’s very hard to say no to a face like this. She cheekily booked the appointment a few weeks earlier than her actual birthday saying “It’s still May, what more do you want?” — I let that slide because I’m such a nice guy.
It’s so important to have a good place to work. I’m fortunate enough to have some great places to work. One of them includes the end of the bar at Coffee Aroma. I’ve done some of my best work sat just there. In the past, more often than not, with John O’Nolan sat right next to me.
A couple of weeks ago we had some weather that, at best, you’d describe as ‘ok’. However compared to the rest of the weather up to that point (read: longest winter in human history) it felt like summer was finally upon us!
This week I was fortunate enough to receive a package from the guys at WestcottCo with some goodies in it. I’ve been using a couple of 28inch Apollos for the past few years & fully can’t live without them. The Strip & Orb versions of the Apollo were introduced to the range a little over a year ago & I’ve been drooling over them since. It’s awesome to finally get my hands on them.
On Saturday Spadge & I shot a wedding together. Working side by side like this (for 14ish hours) was a new experience for us but let me tell you right now we kicked it’s ass! The day was split between a church in Sleaford & the amazing Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa — a stones throw from where I grew up. I’ve spent many Sunday lunches at the hotel, being on familiar ground definitely helped.
Shot over to Leicestershire yesterday to visit Bradgate park, it was our first time back since July last year. The long winter has definitely taken it’s toll on the landscape, all the rich greens have turned to subtle brown tones, there was even some snow still lying around despite it reaching 12°C.
Happy Easter guys! I got to shoot at Withamside House yesterday which was awesome, the colours in this room were perfect for my Easter themed photo. I wanted to go for something surreal & dreamy — also needed an excuse to buy 63 Easter eggs…
Okay, so it’s not really a secret but it’s definitely an obsession. For the last 11 months Spadge has been working on an awesome 35mm camera project entitled “24-12/3“. Each month, with a budget of £10, she’s been finding a 35mm film camera & running as much film through it as she can.
I recently shot the new lookbook for AnyForty Spring/Summer 2013 rage. This collection celebrates their fifth year of dropping sick designs — Blood, Sweat & 5 Years.