Back in September I spent 5 days in New York, part work (photographing my long-term clients after they’d moved back there from London) and part play. It was nice to get away and have time to explore the city by myself, without a little person in tow. It’s been a while since I could just walk the streets and absorb the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar world – something I haven’t really felt since I first came to live in London back in 2005.Read More
If you’d looked into my house last week, on International Women’s Day, you’d find me staring at my screen in disbelief with a big grin on my face. I’d just found out that that I received TWELVE awards in the 2018 Family Photojournalist Association contest, including no less than 6 gold awards, the most gold awards of any UK documentary family photographer listed with them!Read More
A few weeks ago I treated myself and my little man who was about to turn 7 to a short two-night trip to Edinburgh. I love Scotland (and if it wasn’t for the weather would have moved there in a heartbeat), and even though we’d driven over to the Highlands for Christmas (you can see some photos here and here) almost every year for the last five, last time I’d seen Edinburgh was about 10 years ago (or, as Sasha pointed out, after a bit of mental math and asking how old was I when I last been, and how old I am now, 11 years).Read More
I’ve been very lucky to have my photos + words featured on various website and in publications in 2017, but haven’t really done a proper round-up. So here are a few from the last couple of months of 2017. Some I have written, and for some I’ve simply contributed one of my images. Hope you find some of them useful or inspirational :)Read More
Over the past year I’ve been drawn to black and white images more and more.
When I was first starting out many years ago, black and white was a way for me to save a photograph that didn’t quite work out: maybe the focus was slightly off, or there was a distracting element in the background. Put a black and white filter on it, add a bit (or a lot) of grain, and voila! A snapshot is magically transformed into an artful image.
Of course, it’s not as simple as I make it sound – it never is. And while I still use black and white a lot for pictures where the lighting was tricky, or to highlight an emotion without the distraction of colour, over the years of being a photographer I came to realise that the simplicity of black and white is deceiving.Read More
In all honesty I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been able to stick it out with a single one. Maybe it’s because I’ve finally stopped waiting for an arbitrary date to start doing things.
But as I was reading everyone’s posts on their plans for 2018, one thing popped into my mind. If there’s anything I want to do different and more in 2018 is be present – with myself and my son.Read More