Snow and Rock Spring / Summer 2013 Catalogue March 18th, 2013
This was possible one of the best shoots I’ve done for a while, it was for Snow and Rock and it all started in the awe inspiring Chamonix valley. We spent the week shooting in Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix and Italy and pretty much everything just fell perfectly into place, the crew where fantastic, the weather was sensational the autumn colours where just starting to kick in, the rainbows appeared on que and the pasta and coffee took some beating.
Alice Cooper @ Caprices Festival, Crans Montana. March 15th, 2013
I went to Crans Montana in Switzerland this month to shoot the Caprices music festival, a nine day affair which happily mixes music with skiing. On the bill for one of the nights we where there was legendary horror rocker Alice Cooper. It was arranged for me to shoot the whole show rather than the obligatory first two songs and I have to say Alice really knows how to put on a show, he pretty much blow the roof off the place, not to mention his sizzling lead guitarist Orianthi. I shot 50gb of pictures as the whole thing was so photogenic with 10ft Snakes and Frankensteins rolling around the place. The D4 handled the whole thing beautifully and D800 didn’t to badly either.
Driven Photo Shoot in Tenerife February 20th, 2013
This was a shoot I did last year with the Driven Agency in Tenerife for Dare 2b, we shot mostly in Mount Teide national park which I have to say was pretty spectacular not to mention roasting hot, which was fine in February. We shot mostly mountain biking with Ben Savage and Hanna Barnes and road biking with Oscar Pereiro. We also did a few bouldering shots and a little running. I shot with the Quadra’s for a couple of shots but we also used reflectors as the sun was so bright. Shooting in a dormant volcano is slightly weird as the whole place is covered in what can only be described as cat litter and a fine brown dust, which is great for biking action shots but plays havoc with the camera gear. I was having to hide my camera up the front of my shirt immediately after every shot and changing lenses almost made me cry.
Sharp For Men Magazine Evening Wear Photo Shoot December 5th, 2012
This is part two of the Sharp For Men magazine fashion photo shoot in Saas Fee, Switzerland. This was evening wear that was shot amongst the rocks and ice of a glacier. I used my Elinchrom Quadra’s to light the shots to add a little bit of drama to the background. It was a mixed day of weather and there was a bit of trouble with flashes getting blown over and trying to get our superb model into position without getting covered in mud, falling of a cliff or getting hyperthermia. Over all it worked out quite well, especially with the help of Luke langsdale and the handsome devil in the suits Jack Guinness and Julie at the Swiss tourist board.
Sharp For Men Magazine Outdoor Clothing Photo Shoot November 22nd, 2012
This is part one of a two part shoot I did for Sharp For Men which is Canada’s largest mens magazine. It was late July when I got a call from Luke Langsdale who is the fashion director at the magazine and asked if I’d be interested in the shoot. Well I haven’t seen Luke for a while, in fact the last time I worked with him he was the model, you may well remember him as he was the original 118118 guy with the handle bar mow, so I couldn’t resist catching up with him again. We discussed locations and yet again a glacier was required so the obvious choice for that time of year was….you guessed it…. Saas Fee….I think I should move there! All went well and the weather sort of behaved itself, I used the Nikon D800 for the job as they required very large file sizes. Many thanks to Jake Weeden from Next Models for all of the hiking, hard work and phone candy!
Snow & Rock 30 Year Anniversary Winter Catalogue October 29th, 2012
I’m really pleased to say that I’ve got the cover shot on Snow and Rock’s 30th anniversary winter catalogue…… a ski photographers dream!
I did all of the ski and snowboard action photography for this issue in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Luckily the weather was great for the whole shoot and the snow was fantastic in and amongst the crazy crevasses and seracs of the glaciers that litter the area. They look absolutely spectacular but they certainly keep you on your toes as they can be deadly.
Snow and Rock Summer 13 October 3rd, 2012
This is from a recent photo shoot for Snow and Rock, we where in the Chamonix valley and surrounding areas doing a little running photography, climbing photography, hiking photography and lifestyle photography, I’ll post the images once the catalogue is distributed, but until then I’ll leave you with this landscape picture that I took whilst there with my new Nikon D800. What an Awesome place!
Dare 2b AW13 Product Shoot. September 19th, 2012
Back in Saas Fee once more for the Dare2b AW13 product photo shoot, we were shooting a mixture of action photography and lifestyle photography, unfortunately the images won’t be seen for another 12 months yet, but here’s one from the glacial cutting room floor.
Picture for Dicks Sporting Goods, USA. September 1st, 2012
The shot above was taken on a shoot in Autumn time in Wales a few years ago. Then, this year I had a request come in from Dicks Sporting Goods in the USA to see about the possibility of re-creating the shot with slightly softer lighting as the original was a bit harsh for their needs. Although it was a completely different season (Spring) I still thought I might be able to get a shot that matched their brief. It actually worked out even better than I had imagined and the only thing that seems to have changed in the picture other than the weather and the model is the fence on the left has been pulled out. My new Nikon D4 produced the image and the files from it handled the re-size to 300mb superbly well. So as you can see below the guys at Dicks seemed to like it, and have rolled it out in over 500 stores across the US. I’ve even got an image of it insitu…. Job done!
ION Mountain Biking July 25th, 2012
This month we went over to Vallandry in France to shoot a mountain biking movie for ION camera’s using just ION camera’s. We stayed at the Goat Shed in Moulon, glad that we’d left the UK‘s rain behind us we were treated to sensational weather for the whole shoot. The trails where are just epic, we got some great footage using overhead zip wires, we also shot a few paragliding clips at sunset in the end scenes of the movie. I had to shoot some still’s during the shoot, and although we can’t post the movie at the moment as it hasn’t been released by ION yet, I can post a few of the still shots from the week. Many thanks to Hana, Gordy and Mansell for all the their hard work, can’t wait for part two!