Over the last couple of years I have had the opportunity to shoot behind the scenes with the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project on a number of occasions. The above is a small collection of my favourite images from these great commisisons, taken at their HQ in Avonmouth. The team and driver Wing Commander Andy Green recently took the car up to 200mph on a test run in Cornwall. The aim next year is to hit 600 mph, then 800 mph in 2019 with the final aim of 1000mph to be hit in 2020. An ambitious and exciting project to follow.
I spent the day with the team at The Bristol Robotics Lab, photographing robots and the team for the Gatsby Foundation.
A few faces photographed on the streets of West London. An enjoyable street portraiture commission from Wardour Comms.
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
Prior to meeting Klaus Kemp (above) I had never heard of the art of Diatomy. The Amsterdam based Frame Magazine commissioned me to photograph Klaus for a feature on Diatomy.
Diatoms are microscopic single-cell algae coated in beautiful glass shells, usually found in any natural body of water. There are hundreds of thousands of varieties of diatoms all with individual forms.
Diatom arrangements are beautiful collections of individual diatoms laid out in increasingly complex patterns. Diatomy is very much a Victorian past time. The intense interest in the natural world coupled with the fusing of art and science created the perfect time for something like Diatomy to thrive. All of the arranging is undertaken at a microscopic level. You can imagine the time and patience required to complete one of these works.
Here are a couple of Klaus's pieces.