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May 2010. Client: MBN, The FA and the National Football Museum

  The (remaining) ‘Boys of ’66 squad’ presented Fabio Capello with a signed England shirt. I was there for MBN, the FA and the National Football Museum. He seems a very ‘hands-on’ bloke and his English is getting much better. I set up the ’66 squad and a space for him to sit down (we…
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April 2010. Client: Camden Sustainability Team

I followed Nick Cowley this week. He is an HEA (Home Energy Advisor) for G-Ten and the client was the Sustainability Team for Camden Council. Nick can assess your house and give you advice on how to use less energy by replacing all the light bulbs with energy efficient ones, put reflectors on your radiators,…
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March 2010. Client: MBN Promotions

I’m 5ft 8″ and (not forgetting the) three quarters; I stand as tall as any average man but this wasn’t enough when I was in a room with both the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race teams for a charity dinner event hosted by Martin Bayfield (the rugby international) I may have exaggerated the height a…
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January 2010. Client: The British Museum

4000 BC? No, 4000 ISO! There isn’t much light in the British Museum so as to preserve their many artifacts from the ravishes of light over time so in the preNikonD3S period which finished at the beginning of 2010AD taking photographs with no flash and being able to see anything in them afterwards was a…
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January 2010. Client: Business in the Community

Now, I’m a dedicated pay-as-you-go Oyster card holder and this particular morning’s London transport wasn’t pleasant or indeed quick… but if you ever get the chance to go through London on the same means of transport as HRH Prince Charles, complete with four motorcycle outriders and police escort it is much, much quicker (and I…
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March 2010. Client: MOSAIC

I was in 11 Downing street to photograph Alistair Darling, our current Chancellor of the Exchequer for the charity Mosaic. The dynamic range between eyebrow and hair wasn’t enough to need an HDR double exposure image though. My new Nikon D3s was up to the job in low light.


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2nd April 2009. Client: Linklaters

I enjoy the contrast in lifestyle from dealing with photographing legendary 20th century figures one day and then be scrabbling about in the rubbish bin for used recyclable waste the next. Linklaters, the international law firm in London, is so big it is like entering a small community I’m going to call Legal-town. Managing just…
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31st March 2009. Client: Bokförlaget Forum AB Sweden

I had the good fortune to photograph Nelson Mandela at his house in Johannesburg in 1998. I just sold the use of the photo to a Swedish publisher for the front cover of ‘Mandelas Arv ‘ by Richard Stengel. Thank you on-line translators, but I’m guessing the title of the book is not ‘Mandela’s inheritance…
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2nd March 2009. Client: King’s Cross Construction Centre

Ever wondered where you can learn how to be a bricklayer or carpenter? The King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre teaches local teenagers and adults to do just that. The idea is to supply the King’s Cross site across the road with a locally sourced skilled work force. On a shoot like this the equipment gets…
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February 2009. Client: Art on the Underground. Southwark Tube station

I followed artist Jessie Brennan as she took a group of London Underground staff on a creative voyage for Art On The Underground. The Southwark Tube volunteers took brass rubbings from the Tate’s escalators through to constructing their own cardboard city in the underground foyer, all this while answering travel enquiries from bemused passing commuters.…
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