A portrait photographer’s favourite bits of photographic stuff…

What bits of photographic kit do I use above all others? What if I could only have a handful of items? What would I keep? Here’s what I came up with in no particular order. Canon EOS 5D MKII Before obtaining this camera I’d used a Canon EOS 20D and a 30D. They were great […]

Penny Bizarre promo shoot

This weekend saw me shoot Penny Bizarre, a growing name on the UK burlesque cabaret circuit. Penny’s created several dark yet humorous acts that have been wowing audiences. She also runs Bristol’s Ritual-esque nights, which are billed as offering ‘bands, burlesque and bedazzlement. I’d known Penny quite a while but it took a while to […]

Portrait of Olympic gold-medalist Amy Williams

I recently had a chance to grab this portrait of Amy Williams, the British skeleton racer who bagged an Olympic gold medal in 2010. Amy had come to open a new shop in Bath, an event I was covering. Originally a 400m runner, she switched to the skeleton event and become the first British individual […]

Bristol Burlesque promo photography

Relative newcomer to the burlesque scene, Bristol-based Velveteen Hussey has already scored gigs at a Welsh Streampunk festival, performed as part of an act at Bristol’s Cabaret Abbatoir and stunned an audience at Coco Boudoir Newcomer’s night in Bath with an outrageous Clockwork Orange routine. Quality promotional photography’s increasingly important for burlesque performers, and Ms […]

The Clockwork Orange Stokes Croft Riot burlesque photo shoot

Stokes Croft is a small inner suberb of Bristol that recently hit national headlines after riots broke out in the area. Although dubbed the ‘Tesco riots’ (an unpopular recently opened Tesco store was badly damaged in the disturbances) a great many factors contributed to it ‘kicking off’ and different locals all have a different take […]

Alexandra Hofgartner circus burlesque photoshoot, Circomedia Bristol

One interesting little shoot I did recently took place at Circomedia, Bristol with burlesque and circus performer, Miss Alexandra Hofgartner. Alexandra is a former graduate of Circomedia, an internationally-recognised Bristol circus school that recently celebrated its 25 year anniversary. She now combines performance gigs with teaching hoop skills at local dance schools. Alexandra is also […]