Torin and Jazz in front of the Blackthorn, Ebbor Gorge, Somerset
A recent commission from Waitrose Food Magazine, saw me spending the day with the team at Keen’s Cheddar in Somerset. for the ‘meet the producer’ feature.
Mariella Frostrup photographed for You magazine at the end of February.
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.
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.
Portrait of Emily Eavis at the Glastonbury Festival site on Worthy Farm, SomersetRead More