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Guy and Brave | British Heart Foundation

 
British Heart Foundation Portrait

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.

 

The Royal Butler | Portrait Feature

 
Royal Butler Portrait
 

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. 

Napkin Close Up
Butler Training

Muslim Scouting Group | On Commisison

Muslim Beaver Portrait
I am a Muslim Photograph

A selection of my photographs, shot for a wonderful photography commission from Scouting Magazine. I spent the day at Cardiff City Hall, documenting the 1st Cathay's Muslim Scouting group's 10 year anniversary celebrations. An amazing building and a fun event to document.

Muslim Cub Scouts Documentary Photography
Cardiff Photographer
Scouts Photo
Alhamdulillah Scouting Association
Cardiff City Hall
Discarded Shoes Prayer
Muslim Prayer photograph
 
 

Professor David Nutt | On Commission

 
David Nutt photographed sitting under a Phrenology poster

David Nutt photographed sitting under a Phrenology poster

 

My portraits of Professor David Nutt, current director of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College in London. Photographed for the FT Weekend at his home in Bristol last month.

David published a book back in 2013 called 'Drugs, Without The Hot Air', which in a funny coincidence I was half way through reading at the time I photographed him. I'd also just finished reading Johann Harri's book 'Chasing The Scream' which covers the history of the war on drugs. Both books are fascinating reads, I'd thoroughly recommend them. It's pretty much impossible to come away from reading either book and still believe in the ideas behind most of the world's drugs policy.  It's crystal clear that the 'war on drugs' was lost a long time ago and current drugs policy is entirely politically motivated, extremely toxic and causes far more harm than good.

David Nutt pictured with his two dogs Sonny and Borris.

David Nutt pictured with his two dogs Sonny and Borris.

David was wonderfully accommodating and even went as far as to let me photograph him with the Phrenology poster above his head (first portrait).  As an academic and scientist, I'm sure David would tell you that Phrenology is nothing but bunk and pseudoscience. Nonetheless he was happy to try out my idea for the sake of a good portrait. 

 
David Nutt The Week
 

Hanging proudly above the fireplace in David's office was this framed illustration from the magazine 'The Week'. It graced the cover at the time of his sacking over his comments on the dangers of alcohol relative to less harmful but illegal drugs. A small but brilliant bit of humour and defiance from Proff Nutt.