A recent commission in Dublin to photograph behind the scenes at the kitchens of the rather luxurious Merrion Hotel. I spent a couple of days with the executive chefs and their teams documenting the work across the two Michelin starred Patrick Guilbaud restaurant and the Garden Rooms restaurant.
A recent photo commission from the Dutch magazine Elsevier Weekblad. The feature focussed on the impending removal of the UK form the European Union and the effect that a 'no deal' may have on certain sectors and industries within the UK.
Exmoor livestock farmer Robin Milton pictured with his one of his Aberdeen Angus herds in the woodland on his farm.
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Paul Butcher to the new role of Brexit Director, pictured putside their London offices.
Longborough Festival Opera and theatre director Polly Graham.
A recent magazine commission took me to Aardman animations HQ in Bristol to photograph Peter Lord. Peter is a British animator, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, best known for its clay-animated films particularly those featuring plasticine duo Wallace and Gromit.
A commisison to photograph portraits of The English Chef and restaurateur Mark Hix. Enjoying a pint at his favourite drinking establishment the Volunteer Inn in Lyme Regis as well as walking along 'The Cobb' (Harbour).
A recent portrait commission for the Guardian Weekend Magazine's Experience feature. Rich Clothier is a Somerset Dairy farmer who had his extremely valuable prize winning cheddar cheeses stolen from the prestigious cheese competition at the annual Yeovil festival. You can read the full article here. The above portrait was shot in between heavy downpours with a little bit of quick cow arrangement. The below image was shot at the Wyke Farms storage facility in Bruton.
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'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.
Holly photographed at the Oasis Academy in Bristol. Part of a wider feature on artists in residence in UK schools.
I spent the day with the team at The Bristol Robotics Lab, photographing robots and the team for the Gatsby Foundation.
My portrait of the English novelist and screenwriter Ian McEwan, photographed last month.
My portrait of William Chase owner and founder of Chase Vodka in Herefordshire. Photographed at the distillery on the grounds of William's Potato Farm.
This commission was a wonderfully interesting shoot - photographing behind the scenes at the Aston Martin production line in Warwickshire. I've seen a lot of factory floors in my photography career, but this site is particularly impressive. The Aston Martin production line stuck out for a number of reasons. Most notably, daylight balanced lighting on a factory floor... Every photographers dream.
Part of the shoot involved portraits with current CEO Andy Palmer. The tunnel (below) designed presumably to spot blemishes in paintwork made for an interesting backdrop.
Working as a photographer can often be a wonderful enabler. Some photo shoots allow you access to things you wouldn't otherwise get to see and to meet fascinating people you would never have crossed paths with. A recent interesting commission came by the way of English Heritage, spending the day at Charles Darwin's home Down House last month, photographing their head gardener Rowan Blaik about the house and grounds.
I spent an afternoon last week shooting portraits with Neil Chadwick, co-founder of the Cornish clothing company Seasalt last week. It was a beautiful day to be on the South West coast, the shoot took place at the flagship store in Falmouth. Neil's very cute dog Pepe the CockaPoo naturally featured heavily.
Whilst chatting to Neil he very casually mentioned that he'd once been photographed by the great Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. Coincidentally this happened to me on a shoot the week before when I asked the subject whether they'd been photographed before, 'Oh a guy called Martin Parr took my portrait recently' came the reply. Nothing like knowing your photography idols have been here before to sharpen the focus.
I've been busy shooting a library of images for Aardman Animations in Bristol. Here are a couple of behind the scenes photographs from last week..Read More
Tom Carter the Co-founder of tech startup Ultrahaptics photographed at his Bristol office. Ultrahaptics have developed tactile technology that allows users to "feel in mid air", which it hopes will have profound implications on the emerging field of virtual reality (VR).Read More