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Going Live

New website up and running, which should be a bit faster and will now, finally, run on mobiles and IPads. Let me know what you think.

Here is a link to a feature that also appeared on the D&AD website under the 'Inspiration' section. Let's hope so.
http://brandperfect.org/

More video to come soon.

Bloodhound Land Speed Record

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Back to Goodwood last week for an incredibly hot day at the Festival of Speed. Other than a chance to nose about, it gave me the chance to meet up with the team that I hope to stay in touch with during the course of their epic Land Speed Record attempt.

An ongoing project, this project is awesome in it's aims, with a 1000mph car in the next few years (that's fighter jet territory).

After a brief chat with the pilot (Andy Green), I took a quick snap, trying to make use of the blistering sky:

Wilton's Music Hall

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As  photographer, locations become critical. There is one that kept being mentioned, but I had never visited.
Pulling the car up at the back of Wilton's Music Hall, the exterior masked a truly wonderful heart. I was there to photograph the winner of Stylist Magazine's writing competition, and met the Hall contact before I entered.
'Does it get used a lot?' I innocently asked. "Er, Annie Leibovitz, Ridley Scott-yeah, a bit" he said.

Liz Jones, and ALOT of cats

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I knew nothing of Liz Jones before this shoot. I know a bit more now, but only because I have read the accompanied interview-I don't think we exchanged any conversation on the day. This is partly my fault, as I hadn't picked up that she is partially deaf. I just that my repartee was running a little thin. Still, she smiled and did all that was asked of her. Oh, and I have now confirmed that the cats did not get paid as much as me.

Always charge your batteries beforehand

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So there I was, 11am in deepest Sussex getting my wife's car fixed (again), when the phone rings: 'Get yourself to an East London Studio by 1pm for a cover shoot with Caitlin Moran'.

Wizzing home to pick up my kit, I prayed that the camera batteries were charged (just enough in the end), and rushed up to town.

Nothing worse than finding your subject waiting for you at a studio, but Caitlin's an old pro and simply smiled at my sweaty visage as she finished her article. The nice thing about this job was that although we had a bunch of Glastonbury props to choose from, we kind of made this cover up on the spot.

I used some big wide lighting from Profoto (now a must for all shoots) and went with no hair&make up as it seemed irrelevant to the piece.

I just hope it doesn't make her look like she is sitting on the loo..