Behind the Image #5 – Abstract Car Photography

Motorsports photography was really one of the first kinds of imagemaking that I found myself enjoying. I started going to Silverstone in my early twenties and have been watching sports car racing and F1 ever since. I don’t know much about cars, but I know what I like. And alongside …

Behind the Image #4 – Gunslingers and Gangsters

I want you to look real close at that image. Can you see the sparks? They weren’t edited in after I’d taken the photo, they were actually there. This picture was shot at a small Wild West LARP and it is just about my favourite roleplaying image I’ve ever shot. …

Behind The Image #3 – Chad in the Bath

Bathrooms often have the most wonderful light when it comes to photography. All those white tiles really bounce the light around and make for a wonderful bright and airy feel to images. In the photos is Chad. He’s been living with me for a few years now and in the …

Behind The Image #2 – Dragon Drawstring Bag

This might seem like a strange one to talk about – especially for number two on the list (not that the order of the post indicates any particular ranking, mind you). But product photography was my bread and butter for a good chunk of my photography career. In my mid-twenties …

Behind The Image #1 – Blenheim Palace Cyclist

This is the first in an occasional series exploring why I took photographs, what I think of them, and sometimes what I’d do differently if I had the opportunity to take it again. I’m shamelessly borrowing the idea from Magnum’s original Behind the Image series (but with no pretence to …