I Shot a Zombie

Vicky Jaz Lawrence AKA Zombie Queen and I did a collaboration all over a Manchester car park with green smoke grenades and Marilyn Manson themed bikini tops. I had a fucked up method for triggering my speedlight so there was an unfortunate loss of some great shots but the ones we're left with are really … Continue reading I Shot a Zombie

Piha the Black Sand Beach of Auckland

Two or so hours drive west of Auckland you can find one of New Zealand's famous black sand beaches in a place named "Piha". Despite the obvious touristy location there is a noticeable lack of the usual tourist trappings in the area. Whether that's because the local government are against building on the natural land … Continue reading Piha the Black Sand Beach of Auckland

Landing in New Zealand

When I first arrived in New Zealand, I hated it. Auckland was raining and cold and the hostel I arrived at felt like it had been built from old wooden pallets. Draughty, no heating and sharing a room with four others on what felt like a prisoners mattress, I was miserable after having spent 2 … Continue reading Landing in New Zealand

This is an advertisement for Central Perk

Recently scrolling through Facebook I found an advert for a job to shoot the Primark Central Perk Cafe in Manchester. This is a pretty unusual way to find work but I contacted them anyway.I was tasked with taking 30 photos and sharing my opinion based on a few questions. I have no idea where these … Continue reading This is an advertisement for Central Perk

Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

That title is kinda catchy, You could print it on a T-Shirt or title your next album with it, you have my permission, just ensure to send me a giant sum of money when you do. Being back in Manchester is exactly what I expected, whenever I live here I end up poor, wasting my … Continue reading Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

Trying to Remember the Auckland Races

The Auckland races is the Grand National for New Zealand, minus the inevitable horse deaths thanks to the lack of hedge jumping. As is the case with all horse racing events, it's an excuse for women to wear stupid hats and for everybody to get drunk in the sun. Not to mention a way to … Continue reading Trying to Remember the Auckland Races

Guest Post: Chiang Mai in Black and White Film

Chiang Mai is one of the most interesting places I've had the pleasure of visiting. Whilst travelling S/E Asia I had the fortune of being able to work remotely for a company in New Zealand. Often times I would appreciate being alone whilst working which can be difficult when you're in a new place and … Continue reading Guest Post: Chiang Mai in Black and White Film

Koko X Manchester

I met Koko at my part-time job at Overbridge Studio. She came in for a test shoot and I had to ask her to work with me on some street shoots. When I met her she was throwing out her own original poses unlike the usual bore that relies on me for instruction. I've never … Continue reading Koko X Manchester

Studio Practice with Raisah Jay

I have recently been working with a wonderful woman named Rai with her MUA/Model friend Chloe as an attempt at creating interesting images for our portfolios. I am really new to studio photography so this TFP (Time for Prints) arrangement we have suits me perfectly. Whilst I think I have the capabilities to charge people … Continue reading Studio Practice with Raisah Jay

The Food of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Thetsakan kin che or "The Vegetarian Festival" is celebrated all over Thailand, but not as intensely as it is in Phuket. For nine days the majority of the island is vegetarian. Everybody is dressed in white and the temples are heaving with prayers and the occasional sound of firecrackers. Before I post about the more … Continue reading The Food of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

I accidentally strolled into a brutal BEATDOWN gig in Manchester

Being home in the UK has had some real ups and downs. It's cold AF, the days are really short and everybody I know has had at least 14 children despite being out of the country for only a few years. On the upside, the beer is great, the people speak English and thanks to … Continue reading I accidentally strolled into a brutal BEATDOWN gig in Manchester

I went to the Pacific Island Music Awards

A Media Friend of mine invited me to shoot some local NZ celebs at the annual Pacific Island music awards. I met some really interesting people and the event itself felt kinda special. An awards ceremony specifically for Pacific Islander Musicians. Kinda like the MOBO awards but more kiwi. There was some great music being … Continue reading I went to the Pacific Island Music Awards

TOYEN – I Shot A Student Fashion Exhibition

Had you asked me last month how likely it was that I would find myself interested in fashion photography I probably would have responded negatively with how difficult it can be to get into. What I hadn't expected is that I would be shooting dozens of people a week in a studio as regular work. … Continue reading TOYEN – I Shot A Student Fashion Exhibition

Shocking Thai Ladyboy Carnival Game

Despite public appearances of acceptance, the usage of trans women as targets of humiliation paints a slightly sinister picture suggesting underlying distaste which I felt the need to share.

Dark Images from Auckland’s Lantern Festival

Everybody likes lanterns, even more so everybody loves seeing images of an event half a year after it's happened, right? I have tens of thousands of images that I have taken but done nothing with. Maybe I'll spare minimal effort in making a coffee table book with dreams that a single person buys it so … Continue reading Dark Images from Auckland’s Lantern Festival