Crystal Palace Subway – my short NatGeo film


Hidden underneath a busy south London street is a piece of  history rarely seen by Londoners. It’s called the Crystal Palace Subway and a group of local volunteers wants to reopen it to the public. Accessible mostly during London Open Days, the subway – or foot passage – forms part of a […]

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The best of (my) Lumiere London 2016


The festival of light has been and gone. I’m sure it’ll be back, it was delightful. Mostly. When it worked. I went with a group of friends on Saturday night and judging by how popular some of the installations were – and how completely packed the temporarily traffic-free roads were […]

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Storehouse: how to kill a great app


I’m really really sorry to say that, but the new Storehouse 2.0 app is dreadful. And I know I’m not the only one feeling completely disappointed. It’s been my favourite app for months. Wonderfully easy to use, a clever way of creating rich, visual stories based on a combination of […]

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Two films, two festivals, three screenings


If the math in the headline doesn’t make sense, let me explain. Over the past several months I’ve been shooting more and more films using my iPhone 6. I’m not the only one to enjoy the simplicity of creating more than decent-looking films using a smartphone (usually with minimal, if […]

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I’m now part of Apple’s World Gallery


Have you ever seen the Shot on iPhone 6 images? I bet you have, they seem to be everywhere – tube, billboards, online, newspapers. The Shot on iPhone 6 campaign by Apple has become one of the most recognisable campaigns of the past 12 months. Launched in March, the campaign […]

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Hello, I am…


A few weeks ago I got an email from Martijn Baudoin, a Dutch designer and filmmaker, who’s been creating short, 1-minute videos featuring talented creatives. His series, “Hello, I am…” features tattoo artists, fashion designers, illustrators, etc. Having seen my series Creative Types – Martijn asked me if I wanted […]

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Bus stop


Taken at a bus stop near London Bridge, London. Camera: Fuji X100S. My b/w street photography and colour street photography galleries have had a refresh, have a look.

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New man in London


My latest short video portrait introduces Leng Montgomery, a London-based young man who at the age of 25 decided to start living the life he’d always wanted. Leng is one of the Diversity Role Models speakers and he also appears regularly on various panels and talks with media professionals about trans issues.

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I like the new, flatter Instagram, but…


I hardly ever look at Instagram in a browser. Why should I? But last week’s redesign made it more appealing to look at. Simpler is almost always better. It’s clean, flat and great for browsing individual profiles. (If you know the url). But it’s still completely useless if you want […]

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The coolest place I’ve visited in a while


I was surprised how expensive Mr Toppers in Tottenham Court Road has become. I haven’t been to a barber since I decided to cut my own hair. Or what remains of it. At Fred’s barber shop in Dubuque, Iowa, it’s $11 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Cheaper […]

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Dan Rubin: Curiosity & Opportunity


How can being curious help your career? This is the main question behind our video series called Curiosity & Opportunity, I’ve co-created with Ian Sanders (iansanders.com). In episode three, shot entirely on an iPhone 6, we meet Dan Rubin, photographer, designer, creative director, for whom the iPhone has become one of […]

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My London street photography – 2015 so far


Here I was, thinking that I have no time for street photography and that film production has overtaken my life completely. But a quick rummage through my 2015 files (unbelievable how quickly they pile up) made me realise it’s actually not been as bad as I thought. True, I haven’t done many […]

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X-ray Audio – illegal music on the bone


We copy legally available music illegally all the time and think nothing of it. But things were different some 60-70 years ago in Soviet Russia where the term ‘legally available music’ referred to music that wasn’t prohibited by the state censor. And a lot of it was. Back then those who copied music didn’t do […]

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