It’s that time of year again where I get to look back and reflect on what was good, what was bad and what was really, really ugly. Truth be told, 2013 has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs. The first part of the year was quite difficult as I’d been struggling with my health, and although it was something I didn’t broadcast I was conscious that my business wasn’t moving as fast I wanted. I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and unfortunately two doctors had missed it, so for three years my symptoms had been growing to the point where I just couldn’t function. I never realised that left untreated it could cause so many problems. I’d got to the point where I just thought I was suffering from stress and also generally being a bit mardy! When I was finally diagnosed it was like a huge weight had been lifted – mainly because I realised I wasn’t being mardy AND it was treatable. High fives all round! By the middle of the year when my medication had kicked in I was finally starting to feel like myself again. This was also the point where I started to push my business in a whole new direction.Filed under: Boudoir, Commercial, Engagement, Film & TV, Headshots, Interior Photography, Photography, Pre-Wedding, Property Photography, Theatre, Video, Weddings | Comments Off
On a weekend in September, in a pub in Manchester a group of people got together to shoot a short film.
Here are some stills and behind the scenes shots from the weekend……Filed under: Film & TV, Photography | Comments Off
Back in July I shot some production stills for a short film called ‘The Big Day’, which was being entered into the Virgin Media Shorts. The rule is that all entries have to be no longer than 2 minutes 20 seconds – including titles and credits. Yikes – no pressure then! Out of over 860 entries, ‘The Big Day’ written by PurpleCoat Productions, has now made it to the final 13!!
Between now and October 21st, all of the final films are being shown at hundreds of independent cinemas nationwide, which means that 1) I’m gonna get my name on the big screen (high fives all round), and 2) we really, really, really, need you guys to vote for us! To get this far out of so many entrants is amazing.
The votes are cast through the power of social media, on Facebook and Twitter. To vote on the Virgin Media Facebook page, please hit the vote button next to ‘The Big Day’.
To vote on Twitter, your tweet must include the films name, followed by #VMShortsVote = (The Big Day #VMShortsVote)
I know that Karl and the gang at PurpleCoat would really appreciate your help – so please help us to spread the word, tell all of your family and friends and ask them to vote, it would be really appreciated!Filed under: Film & TV | Comments Off
……perhaps I’m a little bit behind with some of my blog posts – approx. a year maybe
In March 2012 I got the chance to shoot production stills with an amazing group of people, on a project that had been in the works for quite some time. You can find further information about the project on the Charlie Film website.
If you have an upcoming project that you would like to discuss booking me as your stills photographer for, please get in touch.Filed under: Film & TV | Comments Off
………okay, so far, so good – up to yesterday, my 365 project was still going strong . I just need a better name for it…..
Anyway……here are days 4 to 16. You can see days 1 to 3 here.
Day 4:Filed under: Boudoir, Personal, Photo A Day | Comments Off
Last week saw another sell out show from PurpleCoat Productions. This time, it was Titus Andronicus at Unity Theatre in Liverpool. The day before the show opened I headed over to take some photos of the final rehearsal.
You can see photos of their previous show here ——–> The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
If you require a stills photographer for any of your projects, large or small, please get in touch. You can see examples of my stills photography for film / TV on my dedicated stills website. You can also view my profile on Film and TV Pro.
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….here comes my first blog post of 2013! Towards the end of December last year I headed over to The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool to shoot theatre stills for the of The Rise and Fall of little voice. The latest show from Purplecoat Productions, it got some very good reviews so I hope some of you managed to see it. The cast were amazing, and I was blown away by some of their performances. Here is a selection of shots from the opening night……..
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Last night I had the pleasure of shooting stills for the opening night of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool. Put together by Purplecoat Productions, it’s a show not to be missed. It was near enough sold out last night, so if you’re still trying to decide what to do tonight or tomorrow, I suggest you book yourself some tickets and head over
Happy Friday!Filed under: Theatre | Comments Off
I LOVE shooting stills for film. There’s nothing quite like the buzz of being on set. Back in September I shot the production stills for a feature film trailer called ‘The Final Haunting’. The building where we shot was a bit spooky and apparently haunted – which was quite apt really! The upper part of the building hadn’t been refurbished yet so it was all in darkness – it was a bit eery but nothing particularly scary. Although I’m pretty sure if I had come face to face with anything I might have changed my mind . Hopefully the film should be going into production pretty soon – I’ll keep you posted.Filed under: Film & TV, Photography | Comments Off
Part III of filming Owen Parker is now over, although overall, we’re behind with shooting by a few days.
Day 6 of filming (Saturday), was interesting as I got to photograph a pig! When I was younger, I was pig mad; I loved them and collected anything to do with them, so Saturday was brilliant! Her name was Ninja and she was 7 years old.
I thought things would be more frantic, but Rob, Ninja’s owner carefully guided her round while tempting her with food. Pigs have really bad eyesight and rely a lot on their sense of smell, so it was interesting to watch Ninja slowly moving around.
In the build up to Saturday, the day was simply known as ‘pig day’. As it was pig day, there were no cast, just crew, so we managed an early finish and made the most of the nice weather and had a bbq.
We invited the residents of our shooting location, as a thank you for putting up with us and our filming! Everyone had been really welcoming, so it was only right to show our appreciation.
Yesterday, day 7, the weather was all over the place and completely unpredictable. At one point we got rained off; we had all gathered under umbrellas to try and wait it out, but in the end, we gave up and went for lunch.
Finally, after lunch, the sun made an appearance and we headed back out to continue shooting; we even managed to get an early finish!
Last night when Ian and I got home, it was good to kick back with a take-away and a cheeky Tsingtao, knowing we could have a lie in and take it easy this morning!
Look out for official photo’s of Owen Parker soon….
Happy Monday !Filed under: Film & TV, Photography | Comments Off