Treasured Chests

CLICK HERE to see the all the images from the story.

Last month I posted about a shoot with an incredible group of women. Along with the personal triumphs the ladies had on the day, getting naked and trusting me to help re-capture their femininity or in some cases feeling it for the first time, the project has also been a massive success in raising funds for The Fountain Centre in Surrey from the sale of a 2012 desk calender.

The Fountain Centre helps people living with cancer by providing support, information and a shoulder to lean on. They enable patients to make informed choices and regain control of their lives. If you would like to help and can spare £10 please click here to buy a copy of the calender; all proceeds from the sale go to the centre.

Near Naked Man

One of the best things about my job is I often get to meet and work with some truly lovely and interesting people. This weekend shooting for Patrick Cox of MCAC (Male Cancer Awareness Campaign) was one of those times. With three hours sleep and a little bit of a hangover (the boys not me – they were fundraising at a wild party the night before!) we met on sunny Saturday morning in Maida Vale to do some press shots of Luke Chaput de Saintonge and his father David. Luke’s story is inspirational and his love and admiration for his dad is palpable. It was a great start to my weekend.

For more shots and Luke’s story – aka A Near Naked Man click here.

Pictures, Life & Things…

A number of months ago I started uploading Hipstamatic iPhone shots onto this blog as a daily journal, for my eyes only, to help me get my creative juices flowing.  The idea, from a teacher I had whilst taking a class at ICP in NY back in the 90’s, was to shoot daily, throughout the day, anything and everything in order to ‘see’ again.  Some of my favourites have made their way into the section SNAP SHOTS and I will continue to post randomly and shoot daily.

So with a place for shots from a number of one-off and ongoing personal PROJECTS, a home for the WORDS, PEOPLE and PICTURES which INSPIRE me, a showcase for the things I LOVE… and a few posts from the DIARY OF A PHOTOGRAPHER, Pictures Life & Things is born.