Behind the Image #15 – Lord Byron is my Spirit Animal

Self-portraits have become a major part of my photographic practice over the past eighteen months or so. What started as a way to test and develop ideas has become something that stands alone on its own merit. Recently I’ve been inspired by images that I see on my PhD research …

Behind the Image #14 – Automotive Photography

Cars have always been one of my favourite things to photograph. I don’t really know where my love for cars came from. I guess probably from the fact I used to watch the F1 with my Dad as a child. We also had a friend who would exhibit his classic …

Behind The Image #13 – Still Life with Lens & Film

I needed to shoot a header image for an upcoming article that I’ve written for Digital Photography School. It’s an article about gear – which is unusual for me – but don’t judge by a book by its cover because I promise it’s not a techie one! So anyway, I …

Behind The Image #12 – Cotswold Street Photography

This year I’ve been dedicating more time to exploring the Cotswolds. I don’t really know why it took me so long to do this considering I have been living in Banbury for five years now, but anyway I’m having a great time getting out and about to all the beautiful …

Behind The Image #11 – Tulip Portrait

I don’t often shoot black and white images, but I’ve been more interested in them recently. I tend to go through phases with the way I post-process photographs and at the moment I think I’m chasing a “fine art” aesthetic inspired by the still life images I saw at the …

Behind The Image #10 – Dark Fairytales

This image is a little different to most of the other LARP images I’ve shot over the years – let me tell you why. I edited it in Photoshop. Normally I don’t edit my LARP images in Photoshop. My entire workflow happens in Adobe Lightroom; a specialist piece of photography …

Behind The Image #9 – Bikes in Oxford

I remember the first time I photographed with intent. I had a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles camera that printed Michelangelo in the corner of every frame. Apparently they came out in 1990, so I would have been about five or six years old. For some reason, and I have no …

Behind The Image #8 – Shakespearean Portrait

It doesn’t seem possible that we’re eight weeks into 2019 already, but here we are almost at the end of February! This week I had the pleasure of heading along to lend a pair of hands on a workshop my friend Neil was running in Banbury giving people the opportunity …

Behind the Image #6 – Chrysanthemum

I was always both enchanted by and in awe of flower photography, but whenever I tried it myself the results were always extremely lacklustre. More recently I’ve started including flowers in my still life images and it seems that gradually they worked their way centre stage. Chrysanthemums are one of …