I’ve had the please recently of photographing a few times in the various Vets4Pets, Leeds. as ever with these things you have to be swift, you don’t get the luxury of time and working with models like you would on an advertising shoot. The vets were great though and really got into the spirit of things, they really got what the finished image would look like and did great job of posing with the animals. it was good to see behind the scenes too, a real professional set up.

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This was a really lovely job for Handshake group, it was photographing a musical theatre show in Birmingham for the company’s publicity.

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January 23, 2018

Often when photographing busy actors and actresses you get very little time. I was very pleased to get this job photographing Roger McGough, I’ve always loved his work. He came to my attention when I read ‘The Mersey Sound‘ an anthology of poetry which to my mind is partly at least responsible for 60’s british pop music. Roger Mc Gough now amongst other things presents Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please’.

I was pleased but when I found out I would have as little as 2 photos to take, well it focuses the mind little. So 2 frames where shot and this is one of them, I had to pre plan and light the shot and just walk Roger into it but nonetheless less I’m really pleased with the image. At the moment it hangs large in Oldham Library.

Roger Mc Gough

Roger Mc Gough

January 22, 2018

Sometimes when you look at an image you have no idea how much work has gone into it. Why should you just so long as it’s a good image, so I though I’d describe how and why I took this image.

This is one image from a series I took of a house that had been up for sale for quite a while without selling. It’s quite an expensive house so the owners though that spending £200 on professional photographs to help sell their house was a good prospect . It worked too, within a few weeks of the photos going online the house had sold.

Just this one image is 5 images compiled together. Parts of the kitchen were very bright and others very dark. For example on the viewers side of the island it was very dark so this is lit with a flash. On the other side of the kitchen where the windows are it was very bright this needed to be a completely different exposure, as with the room at the side this needed lighting with flash. All these images are then balanced and put together to create one evenly lit pleasing image.

This was done in all rooms of the house (not so many images comped together) and this presented a lovely looking well lit house.


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You wouldn’t believe how cold it was when we shot these Peaky Blinders images however with a bit of creative lighting and warm coats our lovely models saved the day.

January 9, 2018

The following are 2 very different images from book cover shoots. The first is for a teenagers book who’s working title is “Suicide Angel”. The light painting from this images is done with torches in the dark. Its a great effect but doesn’t half take a lot of practice.

The second is for www.activedrivingsolutions.com .

This image was lit by 2 large portable studio flash, it’s quite dark inside a car so the image needs careful lighting to make the image pop.

December 19, 2017

Last year I had the pleasure of photographing the iconic Oldham Art Gallery and Library designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects

It was for a calendar of the seasons and the building, getting up at 5 in the morning  many times to get the right shot was fun, on my own wandering round the deserted town centre was lovely. It got me thinking about a personal project that I have since started, watch this space!


Our studio is in Saddleworth, a great area for a photoshoot. This bridal shoot was for a few local businesses who collaborated together brilliantly to help produce some great imagery.

Credit to Eden Floral Art, Mia Abode, Adele Howarth-Winstanley Bridal and The Frostery

September 11, 2017

Recently we put together a new website for Solely Scooter in Rochdale. This image from the website shoot in Rochdale is of one of Peter Merchants rarer machines, a Lambretta Lambro 3 Wheeler.

Recently Oldham Library hosted a great Cos Play event. I photographed the event for them and had the idea of setting up a studio for the participants to visit. My idea was to use an old masters background and light the subjects in a fairly low key way. The background was a bit of a risk I guess but I really wanted a contrast from the colourful modern characters, I’m pleased to say it really paid off and not the images are printed as large aluminium images, its the first thing you see as you enter Oldham Gallery and Library and they really do look the business.

September 5, 2017