I've shot all sorts of portraits and headshots, but this was a shoot with a difference. The models were unprofessional, one of them had a poo whilst I was photographing him, and another refused to look at the camera. But it was all worth it to catch these great, characterful portraits of pets in need of re-homing at York's branch of the RSPCA. It's not just dogs that the RSPCA look after, smaller pets get looked after and re-homed too... Hands up who's a pretty boy... I even
I had the great pleasure of meeting and photographing Sam Parkin of Last Leaf Furniture recently. Sam creates stunning and unique hardwood pieces that combine art and function beautifully. The business is based in a workshop just outside York, but I met Sam during a takeover of the delightful Lotte Inch Gallery. Sam talked passionately about his raw materials, his techniques and it was fascinating to photograph him at work. These shots are intended to capture Sam and his craf
Headshots are more important now than they've ever been. LinkedIn, Company websites, Intranet sites, Twitter, - everywhere you look you're required to put your mugshot up. So be honest - how's yours looking? Is it ten years old? A selfie taken in the pub? One of your wedding pictures? A holiday photo? A gormless-looking snap from your webcam that makes you look a bit dubious? The first thing you found on your Facebook page? And how does your business 'About Us' section look?