Photoshoot with Natasha

No more than a few hours after finishing off the photoshoot with Lauren, I had another photoshoot with a new muse. This turned out to be my longest photoshoot to date (5 hours, 1,000 photos) – I think the pictures below will explain why…

Pretty girl in black vest

Pretty girl in black vest

Pretty girl posing

Girl leaning against exercise ball

Girl leaning against chair

Girl leaning against chair

Girl staring into camera

Girl posing in black dress

Portrait of girl looking up
This is one of my favourite portraits that I’ve taken so far

Portrait of girl on floor

Photoshoot with Lauren

I’d just received a free sample pack from Lee Filters (simply email them and ask for one) – there are 300 different coloured filters, and they’re perfectly-sized to fit over a flash. I tried a few lighting set-ups, either adding a bit of green/blue light as a secondary light, or using blue to light just the background, leaving the model in silhouette. Some almost NSFW photos from the shoot are in the next post…


Moody girl

Girl posing on exercise ball

Girl in black vest

Fun girl posing with guitar

Silhouette of girl with guitar

5am on a Misty Morning

I left a party at 5am, to find that it was VERY misty and cold outside. Unlike any sane person who would have headed straight to bed, I was feeling inspired about my photography thanks to a new friend, so I went down to the King’s backs to try to get some atmospheric photos. These were taken with my new Canon 50D – the better ones had the camera resting on a bean-bag, but some were hand-held at 6400 or 12800 ISO (very handy, if rather noisy).
I lasted about 20 minutes until I could no longer feel my fingers, and, content with my haul, crawled into bed at 5:30am.

Kings Gate at Night
King’s Back Gate

The Backs at Night, in the Mist
The Backs at night, in the mist

Footlights Pantomime – Backstage

I was asked to get some photographs of the annual Footlights pantomime at the ADC Theatre, for the University’s 800 Campaign. This year’s pantomime was “Theseus and the Minotaur” – I covered two rehearsals, getting some backstage photos as well as shots of the pantomime itself.

Technical Directors
Technical Directors

Stage Manager
Stage Manager

Costume & Make-Up in the dressing room
Costume & Make-Up in the dressing room

Waiting backstage

Taking a breather
Taking a breather

More photos of the pantomime are available on

Publicity for ADC Dance Show, "Beauty"

Having photographed the last few years’ CUCDW dance shows in Cambridge, I was asked again this year to create the publicity for the forthcoming show. The show’s producer, herself a dancer, had ideas for the dance imagery to be used in the poster. We worked together to get enough photos of herself in a graceful poise, as well as photos of a flowing scarf, which together would be combined in the final poster.

The poster/flyer design turned out to be one of the most intricate that I’ve ever done, with fine details in the main title typography, smoke effects, floral flourishes, and background textures.

Photos of dancer with scarf
Two of the source photos which would be combined in Photoshop

Beauty Flyer - Front
The final poster design

Beauty Flyer - Back
The back of the flyer

Earth's Treasury

The Natural History Museum houses a collection of beautiful minerals, gems and rocks. The sheer variety of colours and patterns made this a perfect subject for another of my Colour & Form montages.

Earth's Treasury

Earth's Treasury - Spectrum