Speedlights & Spinal Tap

Speedlights & Spïnal Tap

The very first flashguns were dangerous. Who in their right mind would want to stand next to exploding ribbons of magnesium that could potentially obliterate your head and blind your subject? Me. I’d love a flashgun that could maim everything within a mile radius of my chosen location. Stylists, art directors, videographers, make-up artists, wardrobe assistants, runners, that girl who always seems to stand around in the background like a sad Goth-in-a-box and the flabby tourist over there with a Selfie Stick…all incinerated. Sadly, however, most modern flashgun manufacturers seem keen to play down the Power-to-Death ratio of their particular units.   Read More

Grand Theft Photo – Save The Giraffes

Grand Theft Photo – Save The Giraffes

Watermarks are the scars of Satan. At best a watermark will flag you to the world as a pompous and vain-glorious amateur. At worst you will ruin a perfectly average photograph. Let’s face it – no one’s going to steal your picture of a lop-sided and over-saturated sunset or a dribbling toddler in a  paddling pool. A watermark does not make your photograph any better. A watermark does not make you any more important. A watermark simply sits there smugly waiting for a round of applause. Hear that? Tumbleweed. You suck.   Read More

Anarchy Pearl

Anarchy Pearl

We live in troubled times. This is nothing new. Mankind invented troubled times. Our weapons might have evolved from spears and stones, but our propensity for violence, hypocrisy and holy war remain undiminished.

We photographed Carly on the rocks at Windy Beach in Rhodes Town. I can’t remember who came up with the idea to use the home-made Anarchy flag. Probably Karen. She enjoys throwing rocks at McDonalds. True to Greece’s unreliable nature, Windy Beach was actually pretty tranquil that day. We got lucky with a wave that looks more dramatic in the photograph than it did in real life. It was a chilly afternoon in January on the island’s West Coast. The Turkish coastline is approximately 20 kilometres away and the Anatolian mountains are clearly visible on the horizon.   Read More