July 2013 Newsletter

At the end of April, I was commissioned by British Airways High Life to photograph Bradley Wiggins on a training day in Italy, in preparation for his attempt at the Giro d'Italia. He was looking at, and riding, a time trial section that he had not seen before and the 19km section was virtually all uphill, which gave me the opportunity to hang out the back of a car and get some action shots of Bradley on his beautiful Pinarello. The previous evening, having completed his interview, I talked with him about what I needed from the following mornings photography session and in particular I asked if it was possible to shoot a portrait of him at the end of his practice ride. I felt that there might be an opportunity to get a good shot of him, given that he would have just ridden his bicycle nearly 20km uphill. I had inspected the route and the final location earlier in bright sunshine, but on the day the murk had rolled in and added a grittiness to the scene. Bradley actually got to the top a bit ahead of me, and when I got there he let me photograph him, before disappearing into the mist. The portrait made the cover of this months High Life Magazine. Go to Work/Recently Published or Portraits to see a few more images.

Bradley Wiggins, Polsa, Italy

May 2013 Newsletter

Nick Hancock for The Guardian/Visit England. This is London Road Oatcakes, a popular food stop in Stoke, and a destination that Nick Hancock recommends in a feature for The Guardian and Visit England about his ten favourite places in Staffordshire. The oatcakes that I tried were filled with cheese and bacon and were delicious.

Nick Hancock for The Guardian

Jaguar XJ AWD, Badlands, South Dakota

Just published is the latest customer magazine from Jaguar. In January this year, I spent a week travelling around South Dakota and a little bit of Wyoming to shoot the new Jaguar XJ AWD. This image was taken in the Badlands, a haunting, beautiful place that I'm sure is reasonably busy in the warmer months, but was blissfully quiet when I was there. To see a few more shots from this amazing part of the USA, go to Work/Automotive and or Landscapes.

Jaguar XJ, Badlands, South Dakota