Artist

I just loved photographing the talented Joanne Cope the other day. New Zealander Joanne often heads off into the fields around Bath to photograph cows, and has learnt to read the signs from aggressive bulls! I had such a lovely morning at her studio in Bath and this is my favourite portrait from the shoot:

Joanne Cope in her studio

Thank you Joanne! Joanne will be having an open studio soon so keep an eye on her website for details. Joannecope.com

The Simpler Life

Simon White aboard his lifeboat

It was a misty morning when I photographed Simon White and his off-grid life for BathLife Magazine.  There was no fabulous sunset or late summer rays, but instead, with a head-cold and not feeling myself, I went early in the morning to meet him at the river's edge. However, there a surprising calm in the Autumnal fog - with the steam rising from the water mingling with the smoke from the boats' chimneys. It had a magical, peaceful feel and I totally got what attracted Simon to this carefree life.  As we sat drinking our herbal teas and watched other boats drift by, I felt like I was on holiday, forgetting about the stresses and strains of daily toil. 

I love this portrait of him and was pleased that he seemed to like it too

 

Isobel Holly, musician

Isobel Holly

Singer, songwriter, Isobel Holly is only fifteen years old, and yet she's already written a number of her own songs. Hailing from Bath, and hugely talented, you can check out some of her music here: https://soundcloud.com/isobelholly

I had a great day, shooting some press shots and artwork images for her forthcoming EP. 

Isobel Holly

Isobel Holly

Check out more images in the portrait section of the website. We also did some outside shots in a park and a cat came and sat right in shot and started posing for us! I hope to post the finished artwork of the EP soon, once the graphic designers at TrouvailleStudio.com have worked their magic! Watch this space...

Isobel Holly

Exhibition opens at The American Museum

 The American Museum, Claverton, Bath, UK

The American Museum, Claverton, Bath, UK

It was such as honour to have my portrait series "Spirit Hawk Eye: A Celebration of American Native Culture" open at The American Museum this week. The show will be up until the end of November 2015, so if you're passing do pop by to see it. Friday was the preview night when the members and friends of the museum were invited and the Director said a few words and presented me with a  beautiful scarf. 

Spirit Hawk Eye Exhibition at the American Museum, Claverton, near Bath, UK

The exhibition shows 20 images featuring contemporary Native American portraits, including Navajo, Paiute, Comanche, Iowa, Zuni, Hopi, Apache and Chumash. Text is included under each image, telling their stories. The show is about what each of these people have to say, to promote the things important in their life and their culture. It's just a small glimpse into the diverse ways of American Indian communities. 

Preview night of "Spirit Hawk Eye" exhibition at The American Museum, near Bath, UK

It's especially exciting that the museum has kindly raised funds to bring across three of the people I photographed for an in-house residency at the museum in July. Alan (Chumash), Sarita (Iowa) and Nocona (Comanche) will be giving some talks as part of the schools programme about their culture. 

Exhibition now open at The American Museum

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Once again, a special thanks to all the people who I photographed and participated in the project. Special thanks to Danny, Sarita, and Alan. If you're in the area, do pop in and see it! 

Autumn Calendar

A fun day spent shooting an Autumn calendar for the Kari Young family. We shot in the wilderness of their garden where the woods start, and the autumn leaves and winter woolies really added to the atmosphere. Props included a pumpkin, teepee, wooden chest, hats, scarves and conkers and even a zip line in some shots! The girls were a delight to work with. Kari Young intends to print and frame some of the images and to create a calendar to give as christmas presents for friends and family. 

Thank you to Zena Whalley for being photography assistant on the day

What a little munchkin!