The inaugural Liverpool Snowflake Trail is on! Some of Liverpool's most creative artistes have put their horse hair brushes to good use on some fantastically captivating Snowflakes arising from the pavement. Grab a Snowflake trail leaflet from any respectable Info office or retailer and use it as great excuse for a wander round the great little Liverpool Village!
One of my beloved clients - the Pullman Hotel Liverpool (part of the Accor Hotel group) are now getting set-up for super stylish weddings in Liverpool. With views over Albert Dock and the Mersey River... it is one of the best new venues in town. This photo above and more will be in a freshly pressed brochure available very very soon!
Am still reveling in the memory of this incredible location. Here's a quick video I pieced together with some of the aerial footage compiled on the trip. Enjoy!
In what is always such a fitting and moving tribute to the soldiers and military who have died. It's the faces that get me every time. Wherever you look there is a story to be told. Here is literally just a snapshot of the servicemen in Liverpool today.
"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
This is an aerial photo of Albert Dock. Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Drone. 27th October 2016. In the early 80's Margaret Thatcher wanted to tear it down as part of a "managed decline" operative for the city of Liverpool. Kinda glad she didn't get her way! These incredible buildings still stand majestically on the Mersey River. The afternoon light hitting them perfectly. Get on down and check them out if you're popping into Liverpool for a visit...
The Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea was christened successfully in Liverpool this week - and here's the photos to prove it!
Another magical day of photography in Liverpool - with the christening of the new Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea. HRH Princess Anne made a special trip up for the event - and I had the pleasure of photographing her visit. I've photographed her on 3 other occasions, which in comparison were rather hurried affairs. This day there was plenty of time for her to relax and enjoy the wonderful hospitality that Liverpool brings! As you can see from her many different expressions - she had a fantastic day!
Massive congratulations to the Museum of Liverpool for winning the best view in the UK and it was with this photo that they took the top prize... Always more than happy to help!
Travelling across Europe with a Drone sounds a little cumbersome and complicated - but it really is pretty straightforward. Grab yourself a small padded backpack off Amazon for around £40... then pack it inside your hardshell suitcase and forget about it till you arrive on a beautiful Greek Island. Once there get up nice and early and drive across the Greek countryside to a very very special place. Navagio Beach - or Shipwreck Bay as it's colloquially known. All the more special first thing in the morning before all the tourists hit it. This place is something else. Dramatic white chalky cliffs descend dramatically into the Aegean Sea. A boat that was once used to transport contraband washed up on the beach years ago. Culminating in a stunning spectacle. One of the most photogenic spots on the planet.
Here's a quick photo taken from the Drone to give you an idea.
One of my favourite venues on the planet - the Liverpool Cathedral. I first spotted Ben Fogle early in the evening looking a little lost. It was the first time he'd been in the cathedral and was in awe of the sheer size of it. He wandered over in the near darkness and asked me if I knew where the client was. So we wandered through the incredible structure to the ornate Lady Chapel where guests were arriving. Lovely guy, totally chilled and just how I expected him to be. It never ceases to amaze me just how many British people have never heard of, let alone set foot in, the Liverpool Cathedral. Here's a few photos from the evening.
Over the past few years I have worked with the South Manchester region of Wythenshawe - namely their Real Lives and Real Food campaign which has been a great success in the regeneration of such a wonderful area. Had a lovely day down there recently shooting mostly the parks and green areas of Wythenshawe. Climbing up onto the top of an apartment block gave me a nice unique view of the Manchester skyline. I often find it a bit difficult to get a "classic" skyline shot of Manchester as it pales in comparison to Liverpool - but I think this shot definitely does it justice and perhaps paints a different picture of the cold, grey industrial north that people perceive it to be...
First started working for the BBC family of food magazines about 7 years ago - and it's great to still be shooting for them all this time later! One of the best things is going to these up and coming restaurants across the north of England - is shooting them before they become famous! One such example is a recent shoot at Van Zeller in Harrogate. A fantastically beautiful Yorkshire town. Nestled in the cobbled backstreets is Van Zeller. A restaurant that is carving out it's own niche of delightfully fresh seasonal fayre. I also got to taste - so I can practice what I preach!
Here's some photos from the shoot:
Was such a pleasure to photography Myleene Klass in Liverpool recently. She started "tinkling the ivories" and was both amazing to hear - and to photograph...
I have a very talented wife. Not only is she a criminal barrister here in the UK - she's also an interior design visionary. The last two houses we've owned have been cleverly yet sympathetically transformed. Natalia's style is constantly evolving - with her latest effort being spotted by Made.com from her Instagram feed. The black and white contrasts in this latest style is something I love photographing too - so makes it a bit of a "dream team" effort. Special thanks also to Coco our labrador - for adding a hint of "chocolate" to the scene...
To view the article on Made.com - please click here: made.com
Seems like a lifetime ago now - scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. This time of the year the Oceanic White Tip sharks come up to visit. The water currents and the temperature are just right for these incredible creatures to bask off the back of Elphinstone Reef off the coast of the southern Red Sea. My now wife Natalia took these fab shots of me whilst I was filming the sharks. Warm waters meant no wetsuits and basically no protection whatsoever! Was one of the most epic dives of my life!
Such a beautiful still evening in LIverpool town. The Liverpool skyline is ever changing and is always such an engaging subject to photograph. Was loving the interesting cloud cover and the chance to see stars over a big city is always a bonus!
An entire shoot in heavy rain... that was a challenge and a half! Was fantastic meeting the incredibly engaging, enthusiastic host that is Paul Rose. What a legend! If I have half his vitality when i'm his age - I will be very very happy! Such a pleasure to work with professional people. SO rewarding!
Just had a great meeting with the marketing team at LFC Foundation. Really looking forward to getting my teeth into a new branding project for the team there. It's all heavily image based (which works for me!) and will cover all aspects of the global brand that is LFC!
Photo above is a shoot I did for them a few years back. Lucas Leiva being the only player still there - with Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen moving on in that big ol' professional football world!