Inspiration, music and Vermeer

Music inspires me to make art. There’s nothing like it for getting the creative juices flowing. So I was curious to see the exhibition at the National Gallery, “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure”. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/vermeer-and-music/*/tab/4    For Vermeer, music represented the fleeting nature of life. In 17th century Netherlands, long before music could be recorded, […]

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Queensberry

So, you’ve heard me rave about Queensberry before. They make the most beautiful, magical albums known to mankind. They are like those magic books you read about in fairy stories – the Rolls Royce of the album making industry. Anyway, they have started an affiliates programme whereby I display a little ad of theirs on […]

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Girl At Work

The lovely Kat Forsyth sneaked these photos of me while I was at work. She’s clever, that Kat! By the way, I am aware that my elbow is breaking the “rules” of how to hold a camera in the first shot. I’ve been a photographer since I was 14. When there’s enough light sometimes it’s just […]

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The First Look

Tonight I’m excited because today I booked in a lovely bride who wants a ‘First Look’ shoot.A First Look, in case you are wondering, is where the bride and groom first see each other before the wedding. It is an American tradition, and it means that they get to spend a little time together right […]

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With Fiona Rukschio of the Fiona project

With Fiona Rukschio (left) of the Fiona project. My new friend and a fellow artist. She is travelling the world rounding up Fionas and photographing them. Really I think the new way forward with portraiture is to photograph people at this angle.

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Win A Post Wedding Couple Shoot!

Be a model for the day and capture your love story in beautiful images! This is a chance for one lucky couple to win a post wedding couple shoot at the sumptuous manor house, www.owlpen.com on Friday 5th July. I am looking for a bride and groom to model for me for a styled photoshoot […]

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This week’s date: to the Polo we go!

I was asked not to take my camera to the VIP section, but I did sneak in my iPhone, so you can have a look on my new instagram account http://instagram.com/p/aTuZiXN6Wx/ (or click on the link at the bottom of the sidebar)Please don’t hate me for saying that I love polo. I made friends with the sport […]

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First Faith

I loved photographing these First Holy Communion ceremonies at St Joseph’s Church, Highgate. Children combine fun with faith in a very moving way, I think. Here are a few reportage pictures from the day.  

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The secret of natural wedding photography

‘We are looking for natural wedding photography.’ Clients often say this to me, and I am always thrilled when they do because I love natural pictures.It’s all a matter of taste, but I think it’s fair to say that the pictures in this link have a pretty strong whiff of fromage to them: http://thechive.com/2010/03/26/got-a-little-too-creative-with-the-ol-wedding-photos-17-photos/Natural portraiture can […]

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Glass half full

This week’s date is at The Sampler, on Upper Street, Islington http://www.thesampler.co.uk/store/ . They also have a branch in South Ken if you must live over that way.If you haven’t discovered Jamie Hutchinson’s truly brilliant little off licence, then get thee down there at once. Buy yourself a sampling card (like an oyster card only for […]

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