News

  1. City Baths - Location Shoot

    I was really happy to have two messages from people around the country through FORE Business, through Michael Stewart and Brian Hardy, both of which I’ve known for quite a while; Michael in person for many, many, many, many, years - it’s coming up 20 years near enough, wow, that’s…

  2. My ADHD Diagnosis Journey

    I’m now three-and-a-half years into my ADHD diagnosis. I was diagnosed in December 2021 (thanks, Nic). And that journey has obviously had its challenges, it’s had its pitfalls, it’s had the social media battles about ‘everybody getting diagnosed’ and then people questioning diagnosis processes.  The BBC Panorama programme was horrific…

  3. AI Headshots

    I seem to be getting adverts at the minute. It seems to be - again… another ‘new thing that it’s another risk to my business and to my livelihood and all that and I’m not going to have a career again.’ And it’s AI headshots.  I don’t know if you…

  4. Go North East - Apprentice Week BTS

    So if somebody said ‘Go North East’ to me now, I know most of you would think of buses and getting from A to B – for me it’s slightly different!  Not because I don’t use the bus, more so that if somebody says ‘Go North East,’ I smile and…

  5. Taylor Wimpey - Community Shoot

    Taylor Wimpey’s been such a big company in the local area for that long now and producing some fantastic houses all over the North East and further afield. To be able to shoot for them on numerous occasions now has been really good.  This shoot in particular was engaging with…

  6. Selling Kit

    I’ve been very good the last couple of years, I’ve been very good, that sounds as though I, you know, it’s a challenge and a race, it’s far from it…  Business-wise, the equipment I’ve had over the years has obviously accumulated and more recently, I’ve really honed in on the…

  7. Go North East - Long Service Awards

    Over the last 12 months or so, it’s been fantastic working with Go North East, the staple of the North East’s infrastructure and I feel like I’ve worked in many different bits of it now.  I think it started off with the award ceremonies which we’ve got again this this…

  8. Quantum House - Golf Day Shoot

    As a golfer, I get asked to shoot golf days often and I always like the idea of getting something different and I think most of the golfers in the North East now maybe haven’t had something different, because they’re being shot by me.  But for the last few golf…

  9. Celebrate Difference at The Hub, Consett

    Around this time two years ago, I was posting very regularly about this new space that was coming in Consett. I say that I was saying it two years ago, I’ve talked about it a lot since and I’ve been just amazed by it ever since. It’s not something that’s…

  10. Chance to Shine - Cricket in Schools

    Chance to Shine is a cricket-based charity getting young people, from areas that aren’t necessarily associated with cricket, into the game by taking current professionals and putting them in schools and getting kids to have a bit of a play and sort of encourage the street cricket that goes on…

  11. Phil Mustard - Sporting Headshots

    This photo was taken a good couple of years ago – it popped up in one of my one of my memories recently and it was it was a great shoot to be part of. I managed to play golf with the man, the myth, the legend, Mr Phil Mustard,…

  12. Dysart - Location Shoot

    It may have been the windiest day I’ve ever been to in Consett, and that’s saying something! If you’ve been Consett before, you know it’s windy a lot of the time - and often snowing!  I’m friends with lots of people in Consett and I tell them exactly the same…

  13. Photography to Personal Training - Website Shoot

    Around five years ago, I got an email from a student, Sean, from my old school, Prudhoe High School, who was desperate to get into photography and wanted some help to get started on the journey and I said, “Let’s have a cuppa!” We went to the Caffé Ginevra, when…

  14. Boubacar Malick Dia - Sports Photography

    I had the pleasure of shooting Boubacar Malick Dia - an under 17s Senegal international goalkeeper. He’s incredibly tall, I mean everybody’s tall compared to me, so the first time I met him, it was like, ‘Hello, I’m so short!’ But he’s a really nice kid and I got a…

  15. Sam Gowland - Fitness Superstore

    It was great being contacted by a national chain such as Fitness Superstore to do some shoots here in the North East. Granted a little bit further south than my normal… when I say North East, I mean kind of Newcastle, Northumberland, because I’m up that way, but this was…

  16. Screaton Undersea - Manufacturing Shoot

    I’ve said a few times on these posts that I have a fascination with peeking behind the curtain. That sounds like a creepy photographer thing, I don’t mean it that way, I mean it from a business and life perspective, in the sense that there’s that many things that go…

  17. Lost Voice Guy Shoot

    We all know it’s great to see local people on the TV and I do always get a buzz about being able to shoot people that I’ve come across on TV and that sort of stuff and this is a kind of a combination of both. I got contacted by…

  18. North Tyneside Council - Location Shoot

    For the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the North Tyneside Council team on a range of shoots to provide a bank of images for both their internal development team, their business team and others. Because as you know, areas change that much that banks of…

  19. ESPA - Training Sessions

    I was recently contacted by a local college that supports young people and adults with autism and additional disabilities and getting them into work and getting them experiences and things that they have not done before. They had a couple of students that had a real interest in photography and…

  20. Michael Offord’s Opticians - Location and Headshots

    It was great seeing the team again at Michael Offord’s Opticians. I shot a press piece for a London agency with Michael and the team earlier in the year and Michael collared me straight away and said, ‘I need some new team pictures, once I get the team fully lined…

  21. Opia - Team event at Wylam Brewery

    [image-grid: fingerprint-] This year I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really great global companies that have all come together for their showcase events and team briefings that allow the staff to get messages from the higher managers, to really bring everybody together, to make sure that everybody’s on…

  22. AirBnB - Team Photographer

    It was a real pleasure recently to be asked to be part of the AirBnB photography team, which is a global list of photographers shooting directly for AirBnB. As you know, I’ve shot property for years, for holiday lets and the likes of Host & Stay and Properties Unique and…

  23. Clifford Chance - Arcus Project

    Clifford Chance is a world-leading company with offices all over the world; Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Newcastle, you know the hub of everything is Newcastle, it certainly is in my world. This is the second or third event I’ve shot for them now and this one being their Arcus…

  24. Northumbria University - Qatari Delegation Shoot

    𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆. I have worked with them quite a few times this last six months and being able to see different elements of their work from the headshots of the engineering department through to this recent shoot with a delegation from the Qatari Embassy…

  25. Biomed AGM - Event Shoot

    𝗜𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝗚𝗠 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗴𝗼, 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘆𝘀𝘁… If you’re from Newcastle, St James Boulevard has had an increasing number of really interesting cutting edge buildings going in – Lumen, Helix, Catalyst, Biosphere and I’ve shot in…

Using Format