What a year!

December 31, 2015

Wow, 2015, was the busiest year to date, with all sorts of shoots for all sorts of interesting clients.

The last 12 months has seen product shoots, portraits, architectural commissions, historic events, festivals, conferences and business events. I even had my arm twisted to shoot a couple of weddings!

Shoots have been far and wide - York, (ok, no surprise there), but also Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Sheffield and Nottingham, then further afield, work has been completed in Spain, Germany and Burma.

Shots have been featured on client websites and in publications, as well as local and national press including The Times, The BBC and ITV, and our images have also been plastered up on hoardings, 96-sheet poster sites, bus shelters, phone boxes and company vehicles.


My thanks to all clients from the last year - I can't possibly feature everything here, but here's just a small selection of my personal highlights.




The year started with a hugely significant event - the consecration of the first female bishop, Rev Libby Lane. Hundreds of press gathered at York Minster, together with ITV, BBC and world TV crews to witness Archbishop John Sentamu perform the consecration. I was the only photographer with free access within the Minster, and got to shoot from the pulpit and other priviliged positions.

Shots were used worldwide.


 Meanwhile, for a developer client, I shot the beginnings of a new landmark building in York. This required complex post-production to remove neighbouring shop signs, and 're-paint' the main building.


I shot the launch of the prestigious York Design Awards, providing formal and informal shots to the organisers to help them rally entries for the awards, and I also helped St Leonard's Hospice celebrate their 30th anniversary.



Working with St Leonard's again in March, I shot a number of staff portraits, which now adorn the back of several of the Hospice's vehicles - keep an eye out for them!




 March also saw great news for Wakefield College who won the 'Times Educational Supplement Marketing & Communications Campaign of the Year' for a campaign that featured my images extensively on bus sides, poster sites and phone boxes. Well done to the team at the College!


A very varied month but highlights were outdoor baptisms at York Minster, a 21 Gun Salute and a meeting with actor Tom Conti.