Guy and his very beautiful Collie dog Brave. This portrait was shot for the British Heart Foundation Magazine 'Heart Matters'. Guy was only 29 when he was diagnosed with a heart valve problem. He was fit and active, training as an amateur boxer when he started struggling with exhaustion and heart pain. Guy has written about his experience over on the BHF website.
My recent portrait of journalist and political satirist P. J. O'Rourke
Personal Trainer Cherry, photographed last month.
Plum Sykes pictured at her home in the Cotswolds.
Peter on the tractor.
A recent commission from the Sunday Times Magazine, photographing student Sophie Pender in Bristol. Sophie has set up an advocacy group to represent students who have not arrived at Bristol University from Private Schools.
A day out photographing two young chaps on the Dorset Coast, learning to coastal forage with Scouting Magazine.
Portraits of Sarah, photographed recently for a feature in an April edition of Grazia Magazine.
An interesting morning spent photographing Grant Harold former butler and member of the Royal Household of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales based at Highgrove House.
I'm very fond of this portrait taken towards the end of last year. It was actually shot during a break between other setups and ended up being my favourite photograph.
My portrait of the best selling author LJ Ross. Pictured at her immaculately tidy writing desk at home in Bath.
I've driven past the imposing steel works at Port Talbot hundreds of times whilst wondering exactly what goes on inside the post apocalyptic structures visible from the M4 motorway. I was lucky enough to photograph a job for the Welsh Government that took me inside the Hot Strip Mill, this is the part of the steel works where a 23cm thick slab of molten steel is transformed into sheets 2.5cm thick.
The steelworks is one of the most incredible places I've ever visited. It felt like an alien world, something out of the Ridley Scott movies. Scorching heat, plumes of steam and molten metal. A truly unusual place to photograph.
Over the Summer of 2016 I received a fun set of commissions from the Telegraph, which involved travelling around the UK photographing a series titled 'Bizarre Blighty'. The series focused on eccentric events and peculiar pastimes particular to our funny little island. From Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling to Black Pudding Tossing competitions. I haven't had a chance to edit through all the images shot for the commission (time time slipping through my fingers), but here's my picture story from the Ferret Racing event at the annual Chatsworth Country Fair. I'll endeavour to get the other photo stories up on the blog as soon as I get enough free time.
I photographed the Italian road bike frame builer Marco Bertoletti for Cyclist Magazine in Bristol last month.
The bespoke bike frame Marco is using as a prop in these images is an 'IL 58' model. Built using 'grade 9 titanium frame'. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but at the best part of £6000 I presume it's a very capable bike in the right hands.
Marco spoke no English and I speak no Italian, I've become very adept at communicating directions through gesticulation, although it's highly likely I appear somewhat manic to the subject.
My portrait of Novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.
2016 has been another fantastic year at the Gareth Iwan Jones HQ. We decided to see the year out on Jurassic Park (The incredible Cofete Beach, Fuerteventura). Spending quality time with Mrs Iwan Jones. We filmed a quick Drone Selfie that sparked a lot of interest, a wondeful finish to the year. Happy New Year to you all! x