Quick Shoot with Shaley (Miss Hamilton)

I met Shaley during a test shoot with a model management company I often freelance for. Shaley's energy was absolutely infectious, she was super fun in the shoot and looked great doing it so I asked if she'd like to shoot with me again. I met up with her outside a pub in Manchester and … Continue reading Quick Shoot with Shaley (Miss Hamilton)

Twenty Minute Shoot with Maddie Nicolau

Lockdown like everybody else, has me itching to do something creative. I spotted a young girl called Maddie yet to start university interested in having some shots done on Facebook so too some time out between finishing work and heading home to take some shots in Manchesters Spinningfields. When shooting (with no equipment except my … Continue reading Twenty Minute Shoot with Maddie Nicolau

Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe

I've recently had a serious craving to create something in my photography. I have been working in a white studio with amateur models for over a year now. As much as I can enjoy my work in the studio, I have developed a series of poses depending on the demographic and run through them like … Continue reading Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe

Humanity is doomed and that’s OK

Existential Nihilism; humanity is nothing, we are concious and consider ourselves important but in reality we are algae, a disease growing exponentially until we're crippled by famine, a virus or a run of the mill meteor, we'll be gone before the sun burns out, of that I'm certain, the question is; does that matter? We're … Continue reading Humanity is doomed and that’s OK

I Found Retro Gaming Mecca in Bury

I managed to convince my girlfriend to take me to a mill in the middle of nowhere near Bury, after walking in through the entrance and being greeted by an enthusiastic bearded man teaching us how to use the "Die Hard" elevator we reached "Arcade Club" or 'Gaming Mecca' as I now call it, every … Continue reading I Found Retro Gaming Mecca in Bury

Why Do You Bring That Fucking Camera on Every Night Out?

I've always been into photography but only over the past couple of years have I taken to the pursuit of quality images. I adore street photographers and I often find myself on the streets trying my hand at capturing small stories and brief glimpses of individual personalities when I can. Whilst being in my home … Continue reading Why Do You Bring That Fucking Camera on Every Night Out?

I Got Wasted and Pretended to Be a Club Photographer on Halloween

During the entirety of October I didn't drink, some call it 'Stoptober' and raise money for charity, I call it a challenge and don't try to pretend that I'm doing it for anybody else. I knew I wasn't going to go through the entirety of October without a tipple because the greatest day of the … Continue reading I Got Wasted and Pretended to Be a Club Photographer on Halloween

I Used an East German Camera With a Decade Old Roll of Film

Charity shops hold lots of treasure if you're willing to find it and fortunately I once came across a beautiful camera, the Praktica MTL 3 and haven't really used it until recently after getting bored of my current DSLR, a Nikon D300 (it's just not good enough). I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so photography is my … Continue reading I Used an East German Camera With a Decade Old Roll of Film

Spot the Non-White Guy at the Vince Staples Leeds Fest Set (Video)

Vince Staples is the underground hip hop fans Kendrick Lamar, since I heard his latest album Summertime 06 I can't stop listening to it, rapping along to the line "I ain't never ran from nuttin' but the police"  believing in my heart for it to be true (it's not) followed by my repping for "Norfside Long … Continue reading Spot the Non-White Guy at the Vince Staples Leeds Fest Set (Video)

I Took Some Pictures at Leeds Festival

I haven't been to an English music festival for a long time, I've bee to festivals in Europe and Australia and I wasn't too sure about the camera policy, I almost didn't gain access to Soundwave in Aus when a steward saw my camera and asked "is that a professional camera?" I simply said no and being … Continue reading I Took Some Pictures at Leeds Festival

I’m In Australia and All I Can Think About Is UKIP

I thought that my first post would be a picture of Kangaroo road kill or a quirky review of Vegemite, but since buying a laptop out here today, the only thing I can think about is UKIP. @DannyMThompson Piss off back to destroying wreaths laid at memorials with UAF then — Monstroso (@Phil_R_Upp) May 26, … Continue reading I’m In Australia and All I Can Think About Is UKIP