Portrait Photography

Shoot your friends and be free!

Shoot your friends and be free!

Commissioned photo assignments take up much of my time and style and subject matter are mostly dictated by the needs of the client, which can sometimes stifle creativity.  Therefore, during those rare occasions when jobs are not running back-to-back, I sometimes find a window of opportunity to shoot whatever I want, whether it be for […]

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Going, going, gone: Latest shoot in Sussex

Going, going, gone: Latest shoot in Sussex

Click any image to view larger version. A recent overnight photo shoot took me to Billingshurst in West Sussex, where I was assigned to shoot Jonathan Pratt, Managing Director of Bellmans Auctioneers and star of BBC 1’s Bargain Hunt.  The location was a four hour Journey away from my home near Manchester, but thankfully it […]


Cast and crew of movie – ‘The Descent 2′

Cast and crew of movie – ‘The Descent 2′

Click image for larger view My friend Simeon Halligan and partner Rachel Richardson-Jones recently organised Manchester horror film festival – Grimmfest.  In addition to screening Simeon’s own feature film ‘Splintered’, the festival is also hosting a number of other films within the Horror genre and includes interactive events such as public signings and Q and A […]


Shooting on the fly

Shooting on the fly

James Pritchard (Pro Rugby player – Bedford Blues)    Click any image for larger view Recent commercial shoots have taken me up and down the country, from Bedford to Chester to Hartlepool – all in one week! Planning the shoot around the client’s brief is essential and I have therefore developed a list containing a […]


Low-key lighting (pregnant nude)

Low-key lighting (pregnant nude)

Low-key lighting is a technique where normally only one light source is utilised and can be a fantastic way to create images of the nude body without revealing too much.  In addition, because only selected areas of the subject are illuminated, the lighting can be controlled to achieve a far more flattering image than, for […]


A few images from recent Artisan hair shoot

A few images from recent Artisan hair shoot

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New hair salon photo shoot for Artisan

Following on from my blog entry of June the 25th 2008 (click here to see entry), I recently worked again with Artisan Hair and Beauty, based in Buxton.  This time, the images were created for the 2009 Wella Trend Vision hair competition and HJ magazine.  The shoot took the best part of a day and […]


Recent personal work – how it was created

Recent personal work – how it was created

Click on any image for a larger view I have recently produced a flyer and business card to promote ‘stylish portraiture’ and therefore needed a few new images that would work together as a theme. I have placed a few of the resulting images here with a description of how they were created for those […]


Ian’s pics in hot women’s magazine – ‘Scarlet’

Following on from my blog entry of last November the 12th, the photos of Robbie Williams look-alike, Tony Lewis have finally been published in the current issue of Scarlet, a national UK women’s magazine. I was pleased to find that one image was used as a double page spread …but no doubt I will be […]


…and here it is – ‘Life Changing’

…and here it is – ‘Life Changing’

Click on image for larger view Above is the final image of a year long project, that started as a nude shot at the tale end of a yoga shoot (see previous blog entry) and became a series of three images as a result of finding out the model was pregnant.  I always prefer to […]


Body beautiful – custom lighting the nude figure

Body beautiful – custom lighting the nude figure

(click any image to see larger version) With so many photographers around these days (or at least, digital shooters) it is more important than ever to try something different in order to stand out from the crowd.  If I have time, I always try to experiment with unusual camera angles and alternative lighting techniques, but […]


Photo shoot – Robbie Williams lookalike

Photo shoot – Robbie Williams lookalike

On the 11th of November I was commissioned to shoot Robbie Williams celebrity look-alike, Tony Lewis for the Famous Males website and potential magazines.  Assisted by my friend Andrea, we managed to capture around 190 images. The shoot took place at a commercial studio in Warrington and we had just three hours to follow a […]