Fashion & Beauty

Ice queens

Here’s two gradings of the same set of images from a recent hair shoot with Ian at Ocean, Cardiff. The brief was to produce a futuristic feel but with a slightly unfinished look to the hair. After a lot of debate, we finally settled on the first set with the blue metallic skin tones. We liked the way the cool and smooth […]

In the deep

Mixing large bodies of water with expensive camera gear is rarely a good idea. I once fell (well, I was pushed) into the sea while I was shooting with a Hasselblad. The camera didn’t survive. And I didn’t really care as it belonged to the person doing the pushing! So, it was a bit of a worry having 365 gallons of water […]

The Mac

I love the slightly creamy, low-saturation look we’ve achieved in these images from a recent studio shoot for The Mac – They were shot on a Canon 5D mklll with 24mm – 105mm f4 zoom lens, tethered to Capture One Pro 8 which is easily my favourite raw processor, and possibly my favourite software of all. Working tethered […]

First pics with new 50 megapixel Hasselblad H4D

I took delivery of my new Hasselblad H4D-50 last week, so shot this quick test to get up and running. The shoot was tethered to and processed in Phocus (Hasselblad’s RAW processor), which produces beautiful files from the H4D. So a big workflow change from Capture One Pro but looks like it’s going to be […]

One model, two looks

This is the super-gorgeous Signe from sunny (!) Lithuania. We had the pleasure of working with all 5’11” of her on a recent hair shoot. Both sets use pretty-much identical lighting with the difference being through post production in Capture One Pro 7. No Photoshop used on these. Hair on first set by Helen @ […]

Annelies Kruidenier

This is the second time I’ve photographed singer Annelies at the studio. She’s great fun to work with and always puts 100% effort into the shoot. I really like the lighting on both sets – each very simple but effective. Make-up by awesome Emma Ashton!

‘Behind-the-scenes’ at Ocean hair shoot

Here’s a quick peek behind the scenes during a recent hair shoot for the stylists at Ocean. Over a hectic two-day period, we shot over 20 models for ten stylists. The shoot was organised by Casey Coleman at Ocean, who I have to thank for doing a great job of getting it all together. As […]

Experience the Nineties

There’s a lot of people in the studio today for a 90’s inspired fashion shoot. With so much going on I thought I’d jot down what’s happening and take some pictures behind the scenes. The shoot today is the creation of Lucy Phillips. Lucy has been working alongside Keith for a few months gaining valuable […]

A little bit of north light

Shot these a few weeks ago for the hugely talented fashion stylist, Ieuan Davidge. I really like this ‘north light’ style of image – Irving Penn being a bit of a hero of mine. This particular flavour of north light was created by my Broncolor Cumulite, captured on a Leaf/Hasselblad combo and processed in Capture […]

Perfect people?

Pretty much everything I shoot has some element of retouching involved before the final image is delivered to my client. Often it’s just small things, removing the odd blemish on a product, for example. And sometimes it’s more fundamental, dropping in backgrounds, multi-layered composites, etc. All of this is just part of the process these […]