Great to see a bunch of my images used in the latest issue of PosAbility Magazine including my shot of Harry on the cover and the 'red carpet' campaign I shot last year. A wonderful feature for the Zebedee Management team and all of their models.
Here's a few shots I captured recently with Scunthorpe United's mascot 'Scunny Bunny'. The photos were used for a mini featured called 'Capeless Crusaders' for the boys over at Soccer Bible and were taken at the same time that I shot their 'Residence' feature down there a couple of months ago.
Following on from the Sunday League mini feature in their latest print issue, Soccer Bible asked me to head down to my beloved Glanford Park. Amongst other tasks, one of the things I shot there was a residence project for an online feature of the stadium.
Soccer Bible regularly run 'Residence' pieces, exploring the nooks and crannies of football stadiums across the globe, both old and new. The timing of this seemed quite apt as the club are looking to build a new stadium in the not so distant future, so it's days of hosting matches appear to be numbered.
Believe it or not, but Glanford Park was part of a new breed of football stadiums when it opened its gates in 1988. It's certainly not pretty, but then it's hardly the worst ground that the lower leagues has to offer. 28 years on and despite a lick of paint here and there, the stadium is showing the signs of wear and tear that you'd expect. It's small, cramped and desperately lacking in imagination, yet it's held a place in my heart ever since my Dad and Grandad took me to see my first ever football match in 1992.
Most of you won't know anything about Scunthorpe United, or even like football for that matter. But for those who do and for my own personal enjoyment, here's just a few of my top Glanford Park memories ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous:
Cliff Byrne nodding home in injury time against Tranmere to squeeze us in to the play-offs
Madman Mick Dewer standing on the wall to hurl abuse at a linesman, only to never be seen in that stand again.
Big John Gayle clearing the stadium with a cross
Darryn Stamp rounding the keeper and still managing to miss an open goal in the FA cup
Jermain Beckford's audacious showboating before curling an absolute worldy in to the top corner
You can see the Soccer Bible feature here.
Football has always and will always be one of my escapes in life. It started at a young age, kicking a ball around with my Grandad in the playing fields across the road from his house. My fixation was then heightened when both he and my dad introduced me to the delights of Division 3 football, watching Scunthorpe United trying (and failing) to gain promotion via the play-offs in 1992. Ever since then I, like thousands of men and women in this country place it right at the top of our hobbies and interests.
I guess it was only a matter of time before football found it's way into my photography also. In the latest edition of Soccer Bible, there is a mini feature that I shot in the same playing field that my Grandad and I used to kick a ball around on a Saturday afternoon. Amateur football, non more so than Sunday League, provides amazing subject matter for reportage photography. It's unattractive, yet addictive. There's drama aplenty and never a dull moment. Football in it's purest form.
Soccer Bible: www.soccerbible.com
Another month and another LOCO magazine cover. This time the subject was the very dapper, yet talented hairdresser Alexander Turnbull.
Having frozen our bits off on the previous LOCO shoot with Jewellery designer Daniella Draper, the team were keen to try and capture some warmer summer vibes with this one - something which I definitely had no complaints about. In my opinion, location work beats shooting in the studio every time but the unpredictable nature of the weather in our country can make it a lottery. The original shoot date was a total write off with a whole day of non-stop rain. However, we manage to reschedule for later in the week and we got lucky with a bit of sun. It has to be said, the abandoned quarry made for an amazing location on this also.
The issue looks great! Probably my favourite so far, so I urge you to take a look. Check it out one the LOCO website:
Styling by Leonard Silver Menswear
A few days ago saw the release of another edition of LOCO magazine for which I shot the cover and feature article. This time, the muse for the day was the wonderfully talented jewellery designer Daniella Draper.
As well as having 3 stores, Daniella can boast of A-list celebrity clients such as Kate Moss, Ed Sheeran and Chloe Moretz. The article tells her story and gives a little insight into what the business is all about. I've embedded the online version of the magazine at the bottom of this post.
Once again, it was great to link up with the LOCO team. It's great to see them growing and producing quality and insightful content.
Thanks to Alison Martin (Make-up) and Rob Barraclough and also to Daniella's sister, Holly for her help on the day. Oh! And a special mention to the Waters Edge Visitors Centre for allowing us to set up camp.
Loco Magazine: www.locomagazine.co.uk
Daniella Draper: www.danielladraper.com
Here's a recent cover shoot and feature I shot for Yorkshire and East Riding lifestyle magazine 'LOCO' with Cally Jane Beech. All you reality TV junkies might recognise her from ITV2's Love Island.
The interview covers Cally's rise into the spotlight as well as her opinions on the new world of social celebrity. Well worth a read!
Looking forward to working with the folks at LOCO very soon.
Note: For additional shots from this shoot, take a peak in my folio