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.
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 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 the actor Alan Cummin. Photographed last month in Cheltenham.
My portrait of comedian, writer and actor Sara Pascoe.
My portrait of the English novelist and screenwriter Ian McEwan, photographed last month.
This is the very striking Ellie from Cardiff. Photographed for a feature on long term health issues.
Whilst shooting some commercial photography at a skate park in the South West I bumped into Max skating another section of the park. The early evening light was streaming through the large church-like windows encasing the skate park and asking Max to sit for a portrait was too hard to resist.
This is Emily, pictured at her home in Salisbury. I photographed Emily for a magazine feature, profiling her as one of the winners of Price Harry's 'WellChild Awards', recognising the extraordinary courage of children who live with health challenges.
Aged eight Emily was diagnosed with an optical glioma – a rare type of cancerous brain tumour that grows in or around the optic nerve. The tumour and subsequent surgery means Emily has no more than the perception of light in her left eye and only ten per cent of sight in her right eye, leaving her with extreme tunnel vision. Despite the challenges Emily is a lively and incredibly positive person, a joy to meet and photograph.
I spent a morning in Bristol photographing a young military service member who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The commission required anonymous portraits of the soldier to accompany a piece in the Times looking at the failure of support for military personnel battling mental health issues.
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.
A few faces photographed on the streets of West London. An enjoyable street portraiture commission from Wardour Comms.
A recent portrait of eighteen year old Anthony Jones photographed in June in Caerphilly for Specsavers magazine.
In October 2015 after an anomaly picked up by an initial appointment with his optician, Anthony was diagnosed with a Brain tumor, which had been placing pressure on his optical nerve.
Anthony underwent a successful surgery to remove the tumor and is now focused on returning to his life where he's training as a pastry chef.
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.
This is Terry. Photographed at the wonderful PMT music in Cardiff.Read More