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Creating Track Artwork For Band White Eskimo A few months ago I was asked by band manager and TV presenter Yvette Fielding to shoot the artwork for the up-and-coming band White Eskimo. I have worked with White Eskimo a few times in the past (see blog history), so I’m familiar with the band members but […]

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Article Published In Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017

Article Published In Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Bloomsbury, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook are due to publish my ongoing article on the subject of entering in to professional photography. First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry. Since the advent of digital photography and web-based marketing, it has […]


How to plan a photo shoot with band, White Eskimo

How to plan a photo shoot with band, White Eskimo

A few months ago I was asked to organise another publicity shoot for up-and-coming band, White Eskimo. I’d photographed White Eskimo in the past on two separate occasions, once on location and another time in studio (see previous blog posts). However, this time it was requested that the shoot should be booked for the entire […]


Photo Shoot for BBC2 Sitcom, Boy Meets Girl!

Photo Shoot for BBC2 Sitcom, Boy Meets Girl!

Back in January 2015, I purchased the Nikon D810 and within days of owning this state-of-the-art high-resolution camera I received a commission to shoot images for the BBC2 sitcom, Boy Meets Girl. The brief was to photograph two models and in combination, produce highly artistic images of an unusual nature that could be used for display in an […]


How to light a Triathlete

How to light a Triathlete

                                    I am currently in the process of building a specialist portfolio related to Health, Fitness and Sports photography and recently completed a studio shoot involving Triathlete, Alison. Initially, the plan was to create a set of images […]


Ian Published In Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2015

Ian Published In Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2015

Bloomsbury, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have recently published an update to my ongoing article on the subject of working as a professional photographer.  First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry.  Since the advent of digital photography […]


A photography workout

A photography workout

Over the past couple of years I have been called upon to organise a number of shoots related to health and fitness. This has involved photographing varying aspects of body building and other fitness activity, using both male and female models and shooting in studio and on location. A small portfolio of this on-going project […]


Surviving Bear Grylls With The Nikon SB900

Surviving Bear Grylls With The Nikon SB900

Press-style photography is not my normal forte, since the majority of my photo shoots are one-to-one with the model, either in studio or pre-planned location. However, on this occasion I took the opportunity to photograph a guest appearance by Bear Grylls at a Scout camp in Tatton Park, Cheshire. This was a short drop-in visit […]


Ian Strikes gold at BIPP North West awards 2012

The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) recently held their annual North West photography awards in Liverpool and I was delighted to hear that I’d achieved a Gold award in the Environmental Portrait category. The winning image was part of a series shot in Manchester over a couple of days using Nikon off-camera flash combined […]


Celebrity profiles from Up North

Celebrity profiles from Up North

Martin kemp The location was Manchester city centre and the event, Grimm Up North 2011. A few days ago I was asked by Festival Director, Simeon Halligan to photograph celebrity guests attending the event. I was generally given a 10 -15 minute time-slot to get the shots, which meant there was no time for error. Since […]


Checkum campaign – back with rugged vengeance

Checkum campaign – back with rugged vengeance

Wayne Godwin and Ashley Gibson of Salford Reds are the latest rugby star duo brave enough to reveal all for Checkum. Wayne and Ashley were photographed for the campaign a few weeks ago at NPD studios in Leeds, a fantastic well-equipped and spacious facility for still and TV/movie shoots. The duration of the shoot was […]


Ian’s nude image wins BIPP silver award

Ian's nude image wins BIPP silver award

Portrait of a Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) Artist. The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) regional award ceremony was recently held in Liverpool during the first weekend of April 2011. Although I couldn’t attend this year I was delighted to learn that I had won a silver award for one of two images that were […]


Ian to be published in Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2012

Ian to be published in Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2012

A&C Black, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have recently recommissioned an update to my ongoing article on the subject of working as a professional photographer.  First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry.  Since the advent of […]


Life In The Pit – The Classic Rock Show

Life In The Pit - The Classic Rock Show

Sunday of last weekend took me to The Empire Theatre in Liverpool where I took on the challenge of photographing a live tribute band that gave their rendition of some of the world’s most classic rock songs. The Classic Rock Show was an outstanding performance of legendary musical hits made famous by bands like Led […]


The Nikon D3x put through its paces with TAPFS

The Nikon D3x put through its paces with TAPFS

Click any image for larger view A few months ago the PR department at Nikon UK lent me their top camera, the Nikon D3x. Nikon offered the camera for around two months in support of Checkum, an on-going celebrity charity campaign that I’ve been involved in for the past two years. I have already reported […]


Birmingham Royal Ballet – dancing for Checkum!

Birmingham Royal Ballet – dancing for Checkum!

One of our most demanding Checkum shoots to date took place on location at the Birmingham Hippodrome. In one day we photographed four male and one female artist from the world-famous Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB). Throughout the day, each artist took turns in performing to camera, something they are undoubtedly very used to. However, on […]


Ex-Coronation Street’s Adam Rickitt – Checkum

Ex-Coronation Street’s Adam Rickitt – Checkum

The latest star to join in with the Checkum testicular cancer awareness campaign is ex-Coronation Street actor and music star, Adam Rickitt.  Joined by my regular Art Director, Andrea and Make-up Artist, Sadaf Saeed we photographed Adam in Manchester at Slaughterhouse studios around a week ago. This time, some additional video footage was captured during […]


Recent Checkum shoot and Press Release

Recent Checkum shoot and Press Release

Recently voted the best-looking housemate ever “BIG BROTHERS” Dale Howard is the latest celebrity to join forces with over 40 other top celebrities for the Famousmales Testicular Cancer Awareness Campaign in Association with Macmillan Cancer Support. Dale looking even better after leaving the BB house is now a Personal Trainer and is working in Manchester. Dale […]


Monty Halls joins in with Checkum

Monty Halls joins in with Checkum

Yesterday, I traveled to London to shoot another celebrity for the Checkum testicular cancer awareness campaign. Keep following my blog to find out who braved all to camera this time – all will be revealed soon! In the meantime, I have posted another campaign poster. View my past blog entries for other posts relating to […]


Ian’s ‘Checkum’ images appear on TV

Ian’s ‘Checkum’ images appear on TV

BBC Bargain Hunt presenter, Jonathan Pratt was one of the latest celebrities to take part in ‘Checkum’, the ongoing testicular cancer awareness campaign where celebrities bravely shed their clothes in the name of charity (see here for further details). Over the past few months I have been commissioned by sponsors, Famousmales to photograph those who […]


Another celeb shoot – Checkum charity campaign

Another celeb shoot – Checkum charity campaign

Following on from my previous blog entries, a recent trip to London resulted in another celebrity in the can for the ongoing charity campaign,‘Checkum’. This time we photographed former Hollyoaks star Marcus Patrick (aka Ben Davies), who has also appeared in BBC TV’s Strictly Ice Dancing and Weakest Link, amongst others. Although we used a central […]


Article in Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2011

A&C Black, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have recently recommissioned an update to my ongoing article on the subject of working as a Professional Photographer.  First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry.  Since the advent […]


Latest shoot – X Factor’s Laura White

Latest shoot – X Factor’s Laura White

Monday the 1st of November took me to a central Manchester studio to photograph star of X Factor, Laura White.  The photos were taken mostly for merchandising purposes for Laura’s current tour with Peter Andre, for the cover of her new tour CD, plus her website and Twitter site – more info on Laura’s blog […]


Celebrity males strip for charity!

Celebrity males strip for charity!

If you have been following my blog you will know from past entries that I have been working on an on-going national charity campaign called ‘Checkum’.  The aim of the campaign, sponsored by famousmales.uk.net, is to raise awareness of testicular cancer and ultimately encourage men to get themselves regularly checked out against the disease. Radio interview […]