Very pleased to be selected for the Shot Up North SUN AWARDS again this year. This picture is of Erica Korman about to be married to Rabbi Zevi Saunders. The wedding was featured in the TV programme ‘Strictly Kosher’. My… Read more ›
As part of the rebranding of Zatman & Co Solicitors by Peppermint Digital, I was asked to photograph the seven partners of the company. This is property lawyer Daniel Berger.
This is Kate from the Jewish Hour team at BBC Radio Manchester
This is from a test shoot last week with a young fashion designer, Angel, who wanted to find out what it was like to be in front of the lens.
This month I was commissioned to run two youth photo workshops in Warrington, on the theme of ‘love’… it being around Valentine’s Day. I let the kids loose with some cameras and we set about turning their snaps into CD… Read more ›
Kerri, a singer from Stockport, came into the studio recently, and sang her heart out whilst I photographed.
Spent a great day with the students at Sheffield Hallam University this week. I was there to talk about Shot Up North and to do some break out sessions on Commercial, Fashion, Advertising and Editorial photography, answering their questions and… Read more ›
The “White City” district of Tel Aviv is largely the result of the exodus from Germany in the 1930′s of some of its best architects, many of the them from Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus.
Ric has put a selection of my shots for London Transport into a book format. It will get printed eventually, but in the meantime its available digitally online. Open publication »
Hey WOW I’ve been chosen for Shot Up North’s SUN AWARDS this year!!! Not only did they let me in… but with the maximum four images. So proud. Here they are in the online version of the Shot Up North… Read more ›
Here’s a neat presentation on the benefits and methodologies of blogging and Tweeting. Making your mark on the blogosphere : An introduction to blogging View more presentations from Red Cube Marketing.
That’s right I’m now a presenter on BBC Radio Manchester’s ‘Jewish Hour’. Surprisingly there are a lot of similarities between the creative skills for radio and those for photography… preparation, tight schedules, capturing enough material that you can later edit,… Read more ›
I’ve got nine pieces in the Biscuit Factory’s winter exhibition this year. The private view is Friday 27th November. The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN
Its not just frontline photojournalists, suffering at the hands of the Metropolitan police, who are being picked on just because of the job they are doing. Regular photographers working on commission or self motivated projects are the subject of deep… Read more ›
Well, Redeye’s conference in Manchester is over and I’m home… to the greenhouse and editing videos. Quite an intense time Friday to Sunday. Lots of people to meet, some completely new, others I’d only chatted to in email or that… Read more ›
Why on earth would a sane person put their work at the mercy of a seasoned reviewer? Portfolio reviews are becoming increasingly popular for photographers. So what can you expect if you go to one? Is it a case of… Read more ›
I’ve been asked to chair one of the discussions at the forthcoming National Photography Symposium in Manchester. The session I’m looking after is… “The Collective and the Library” – How are photographers organising themselves and getting their work distributed?… Read more ›
Does a photographer need to bother with social networking – Blogs, Twitter,Â Flickr, YouTube, yada yada yada – ?… Don’t we have enough to do with sourcing work, keeping up with cameras, software, client relationships, tax returns and the whole… Read more ›
I revisited my earlier series of dresses designed by my father. I rather like this sepia version.
Straight after the Get AmbITion workshop I had to attend and photograph the Liverpool Art Prize awards ceremony (which as previously noted, I am sponsoring by doing the snaps!). Fortunately they were both in the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre building.… Read more ›
Spent today at the #getambition workshop at Novas in Liverpool, on behalf of Redeye. Lots of interesting people. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the ideas and methods of Social Networking to arts organisations. A huge amount of… Read more ›
After my photo session with Elizabeth Willow she recomended me to Steve Boyland. Steve is an “improvised voice” artist. That is, he sings using the full range of the human voice, in what might be described as a classicalÂ or… Read more ›
My portrait of Elizabeth Willow and some of her work installed for the Liverpool Art Prize
They asked me to sponsor this year’s Liverpool Art Prize. This took the form of photographing any of the artists and their work who needed it. I’m particularly happy with the very shy portrait of Elizabeth Willow. You can view… Read more ›
As part of my sponsorship of the Liverpool Art Prize I am photographing some of the participating artists. This one didn’t end up being used but I still like it.
I grabbed some very quick video interviews at the Leeds private view of SUN08. Willing subjects were… Jon Cohen (Fujifilm and chair of the SUN judging panel), Andy Livesey and Richard Moran. see video
Yes – I’ve been flying!
Sarah said… ‘they remind you of women, playing with the camera, acting like models’
Over the last couple of months I’ve been working with Photomobile, teaching kids and adults. Photomobile is, as the name suggests, a mobile wet and digital darkroom which works with schools, communities and anywhere there’s an interest in photography. I… Read more ›
I was chuffed to be asked to take part in one of the Format Festival’s events in Derby a few weeks ago. It consisted of a Panel Discussion in the evening followed by Portfolio Reviews the following day. Quite strange… Read more ›
Well that’s it. I’ve completed 3 years as a Director and Board member of the AOP (Association of Photographers) and as of tonight, the AGM, I am standing down and letting other people carry the baton. (Those observant ones amongst… Read more ›
Liverpool University asked me to photograph Lord Owen at their Degree ceremony held in Chester Cathedral, for students who attended the university’s Chester campus. I was ushered into a side chapel, that had been set aside as a robing room,… Read more ›
My book jacket for Jojo Moyes’ novel ‘Foreign Fruit’ has just hit the bookshop shelves. The dress featured in the image was designed by my father in about 1959. I was so pleased to be able get a credit for… Read more ›
Visited the Cavern Club the other day. Today it is 100 meters away from the site of the Beatles’ famous appearances there. A sad excuse for beer, the occasional good band, and the obligatory group of Japanese tourists.
This is my favourite image from those I took in the Turkish markets this summer.
LOOK07 and Redeye kindly invited me to their symposium The Democratic Image last weekend. With speakers flown in from around the world, and an audience coming from similarly widespread destinations, it was a thought provoking, fascinating and inspiring couple of… Read more ›
I was on another panel discussion the other night at the Circle Club in Manchester. It was about all the post production stuff that as a photographer has to go after you’ve actually taken the photographs. I have to say… Read more ›
Ten and a half years ago on 15 May 1996 a group of anoraks, known as the Digital Imaging Group,Â met in a damp dark cellar (better known as Ian McKinnellâ€™s, brightly lit and not damp at all, second floor… Read more ›
Anthony Gormley’s statues on the shoreline at Crosby are just a few miles down the road from me. Initially set to be a temporary installation it was supposed to move later on to New York, now it looks at though… Read more ›
Since I bought my Powerbook, somewhat reluctantly and before I wanted to embark on that purchase last September, its been a regular pain. Within four weeks, just long enough for it not to be declared “dead on arrival”, the screen… Read more ›
Well it was bound to happen one day. After I finish my routine in the gym (shock horror… yes I’ve been going about three to four times a week since the beginning of August) I generally go for a swim.… Read more ›
How come just when you think you’ve got something off to a tee, doing it a second time gets harder. Well you know what it is, having been such a success the first time now the stakes are raised and… Read more ›
Together with Redeye I’ve been organising this essential seminar on colour and assetÂ management. The first of our two key speakers was Jack Lowe, who specialises in scanning, retouching and printing,Â workflow management, and in particular offers advice on supplying… Read more ›
A view over the Tyne from the Baltic Mill gallery, taken on a recent trip to Newcastle.
We’ve brought the sun awards up to the Biscuit Factory. Quite a lot of work on Doug’s behalf getting it off the ground, with a bit of support from me, and a day and a half from us and the… Read more ›
Its been about two years of struggle to try and keep Shot Up North alive. In the end the solution was to take over ownership of SUN from the AoP and form it as an independent company. So last night… Read more ›
It was the AGM of the Association of Photographers last night. I had planned to be there. But I’ve had the flu for the last ten days or more and I still have a load of stuff to do with… Read more ›
At the beginning of the week I thought I was bound to be well in time for the seminar. But I was really doubting it just before I set off for Manchester. However I made it and had an enjoyable… Read more ›
I flew back in to London from Bordeaux in the morning and crashed out for a while before heading into town for the opening. Gatwick is a nightmare. It seems you have to walk from one end to another and… Read more ›