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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last year I started an occasional video series with Ian Sanders called Curiosity & Opportunity. We want to find out how various creators, entrepreneurs and explorers use curiosity in their professional lives. Does curiosity create more opportunities for them or does it not matter at all? You can see our […]
Towards the end of 2014 I travelled several times across the mind-blowingly stunning Aegean Sea between Athens and the Cycladic Islands. Each time I filmed some footage using just my iPhone 6, hoping to be able to edit it into something meaningful later. I had other video gear on me, but […]
I think I was 11 or 12 when I sent my first letter to a local TV station to ask them if I can come in one day and see the studios and how they make live shows. To my surprise, they replied and invited me the following Saturday. I […]
I first met Rob several years ago and already back then he was a kind of a cult figure. Drawing funny characters, creating simple, but beautiful visual treats, using curved lines and lots of imagination. Since then he’s started his own studio and became a successful artist creating a wide range […]
I recently shot a music video for a British-Norwegian band, Casa Murilo. Not my first venture into the music video world, but definitely my first where I was in total control of the project. I loved the track (called ‘Drive’) and I’ve managed to convince them to ditch their original […]
Well, not just one…. You know what they say – when taking pictures in the street, look up to see more interesting things. (They do say that, don’t they? DON’T THEY?) In any case, never has it been more true than during my Greek holiday last month. We all know […]
I met Tammy a few years ago when she commissioned me to take some pictures for her site. That’s when I discovered the fascinating world of hapkido, a Korean martial art, which Tammy has been practising for over 30 years now. Since then we’ve worked together on a video for […]