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Vintage start to the year

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

7 days in the life of a general practice photographer


It’s that moment when you finally realise that last year is over and this year has begun somehow "Happy New Year" seems so yesterday.
This is the story of the first week of my year

Friday 5th Jan – Grantham Nottinghamshire /Lincolnshire boarder
JOT 3E - A stunning 1968 e-type Jaguar sports car and a the gorgeous Monika together with a vintage wardrobe supplied by the Sue Ryder shop in Hockley Nottingham. The shoot designed to help Roman Garages sell one of their many fantastic classic and vintage cars. Sadly it’s hammering down rain and Monica and I will get wet. But there are many worse ways to spend a day
It isn’t every day you get to drive such an iconic car and I must confess the e-type has always been a favourite.
Best moment – whilst setting up a roadside shot - one of the locals thought we were stranded and offered to help.
Here are some of the results.





Thursday 11th Jan – Derby Heights Care Home – Derby
Derby County Football Club legends Roy McFarland and Rodger Davies who both played in League title winning teams of the 1970s were joined by Rammie the Ram were officially opening the Kedleston Suite at the Derby Heights Care Home.
It was my privilege to photograph residents together with Roy and Roger who both spoke eloquently and charmingly answered questions from residents about playing for England under Sir Alf Ramsey, what was it like being managed by Don Revie and most frequently asked question “what was Brian Clough really like?"
Here’s just a small selection of some of the pictures



Friday 12th Jan – London W1
I spent the afternoon shooting with Trevor and Faye Yerbry. In case you don’t follow the movers and shakers in the world of portrait and art nude photography this husband and wife team are to portrait photography what Victoria & David Beckam are to the fashion world.
I’ve shot with other superstars in the photography world before and they are all very impressive but these two are simply in another league. Not for them the fussy, bothersome technical nonsense that often accompanies the technology of photography – just a simple mantra of “always put your subject at ease” We shot with model Elle Beth and even though mostly based in a small conference room at a hotel (breaking out onto the landing and stair case) got some amazing results




Great start to the year! Here’s to a fantastic 2018