A brief post to share a recent image use – on the front cover of a book about the life and work of Alan Turing that will be released by Elsevier shortly. I love the design of the jacket and the sculpture itself – by Stephen Kettle – is quite beautiful. The image was taken [...]
From today, I will be selling a selection of prints from my archive of underwater images. And to celebrate this event, I have teamed up with Bite-Back, the UK’s only registered charity dedicated to the protection of sharks and other marine life: 100% of proceeds from the sale of prints during the first week, 5/5/11 [...]
Widespread panic was averted today after a ‘man-eating shark’ was spotted in London’s Chinatown. Immediately after the sighting, Bite-Back – the UK’s only shark and marine conservation charity – deployed a group of marine lifeguards to raise the alarm and escort restaurant-goers from danger. The event, on the eve of European Shark Week (9-17 October), [...]
Last weekend was the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch Big Weekend, a coastal environment initiative that gets local communities and businesses involved in caring for their local coastline. Given that I live about as far from the sea as it is possible in the UK, I drove over to Suffolk to cover the activities of two [...]
Photography can lead you down some unexpected paths. Two years ago – when I was still focused on underwater and natural history photography – I would never have guessed I’d be shooting some of the people and organisations I have working with over the last few months. Since the start of the year I’ve been [...]
I spent Saturday shooting at The Wave protest in London organised by Stop Climate Chaos. Over 20,000 people turned up to voice their concerns regarding climate change prior to the COP15 United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen. The event was a great success, all very peaceful and well organised. So much so that according to [...]
Today was the Great Climate Swoop at Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottingham. Protestors attempted to gain access to E.ON’s coal-fired power station. Learn more from The Great Climate Swoop, E.ON and Nottinghamshire Police. View the full gallery of images.
Bokeh is a word bandied around a great deal on photographic forums and one used to describe the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of an image – a lens with nice bokeh produces silky smooth backgrounds. It is derived from the Japanese noun ‘boke’, meaning ‘blur’ or ‘haze’, with the ‘h’ added recently to [...]