Being a Portrait Photographer in London...

…one gets to see all manner of building interiors . Today I was at the International Maritime Organisation, London, to take a Portrait of Tatjana Krilic for a CQI Editorial. I have walked past this building on Albert Embankment many a time, it’s the one with a seven metre high Bronze Bow of a ship protruding from the entrance of the building, it’s known as The Seafarers Memorial, however, I have never been inside. As you can imagine its interior holds many references to ships and general maritime fare. One thing that caught my eye on my reccy for suitable backgrounds to Photograph against was this huge lighthouse optic from Orfordness Lighthouse. It was decommissioned in 2014 having been in service for 99 year, and what a beauty she was, and fantastic to ping a light through to produce an interesting Portrait.

Editorial Portrait shot for Hallmark Living Magazine

It was lovely to meet George ‘Bill’ Lockey for an editorial portrait shoot outside of London this weekend for Hallmark Living Magazine…Bill, a 96 year old World War Two veteran had a knack for survival, and a steadfast positivity on life, he was a really interesting person to photograph and an absolute gentleman to boot.

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Editorial Portraiture Session at the CQI HQ in London

I met the lovely Dr Margaret Rooney at the CQI photo studio in London today in order to take her photograph for an editorial piece for Quality World Magazine. I was able to use my Godox 600 Pro light for the first time as the main light source and I must say it coped very well during the portrait session, producing consistent colour balance in all of the edited portraits.

Photography and filming assignment for Bouygues UK and FIS Products Ltd

Filming today…it is primarily a short film case study for the Mount Pleasant residential development in London, formerly part of the Royal Mail sorting office. The film included stills as well as short interview testimonials in locations around the site in East London, we got lucky with the weather, barmy!

Editorial Portrait Photography: Beanz Meanz Heinz

A thoroughly enjoyable little editorial photoshoot for Hallmark Care Homes on the creator of the Beanz Meanz Heinz slogan, Maurice Drake, who penned it in a Camden pub over 35 years ago. Photographed at the Maycroft Manor Carehome in Brighton.