GARY BARLOW IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

Singer-songwriter Gary Barlow © Dan Callister

Singer-songwriter Gary Barlow © Dan Callister

I was assigned to photograph singer-songwriter Gary Barlow who co-wrote the music for the hit Broadway show Finding Neverland.  It’s been over twenty years since I last photographed Gary and he’s still the nice affable guy he was back then.

Gary Barlow outside the Fontaine Theatre © Dan Callister

Gary Barlow outside the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre © Dan Callister

© Dan Callister

Ross King, Gary Barlow and Brianna Deutsch © Dan Callister

Gary Barlow in today's Daily Mirror © Dan Callister

Gary Barlow in today’s Daily Mirror © Dan Callister

Read more.. Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

ACTOR GRAHAM MCTAVISH IN NEW YORK CITY

I was asked to photograph Scottish actor Graham McTavish in New York.  I was given a grand total of two minutes by Graham’s publicity people to get a portrait of Graham that illustrated that he was in New York.  I set-up a light outside their offices on Fifth Avenue and prayed that the heavens wouldn’t open and that another mail van wouldn’t park up again in our location blocking the view! Graham, luckily for me is an easy man to deal with and is extremely affable, it makes the job so much easier when you have so little time with someone. At 6ft 3″ he’s the tallest Dwarf from Middle Earth that I have ever photographed, I’m glad I was wearing my heels!  Graham is currently starring in the Outlander series. He’s also a top bloke.

Actor Graham McTavish in Manhattan, New York, USA

Actor Graham McTavish in New York City © Dan Callister

Graham poses for a selfie with a fan © Dan Callister

Graham poses for a selfie with a fan © Dan Callister

Graham and writer Paul English © Dan Callister

Graham and writer Paul English © Dan Callister

Graham and Paul © Dan Callister

Graham and Paul © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Monday, April 13th, 2015

JUDITH MILLER – THE STORY: A REPORTERS JOURNEY

Author Judith Miller © Dan Callister

Author Judith Miller © Dan Callister

I was assigned to photograph Judith Miller.  Judith is an American journalist and has recently penned her autobiography  The Story: A Reporter’s Journey. She is formerly of the New York Times Washington bureau, where she became embroiled in controversy after her coverage of Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction program both before and after the 2003 invasion was discovered to have been based on faulty information, particularly those stories that were based on sourcing from the now-disgraced Ahmed Chalabi.

Judith Miller in Manhattan, New York © Dan Callister

Judith Miller in Manhattan, New York © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Sunday, April 12th, 2015

JOSH GROBAN IN CENTRAL PARK

I was assigned to photograph singer-songwriter Josh Groban for a piece describing his perfect weekend in New York.  We needed something that put Josh in situ, so we went for a location that was a short walk near our meeting point in Central Park.  It was a little chilly and the wind would pick up at every inopportune moment blowing hair and the lights in all directions. Josh was a great sport though.

Josh Groban in Central Park © Dan Callister

Josh Groban in Central Park © Dan Callister

Read more.. Saturday, April 11th, 2015

SINGER SAM BAILEY AND FAMILY IN NEW YORK

Sam Bailey in New York City © Dan Callister

Sam Bailey in New York City © Dan Callister

I had the pleasure of photographing X Factor winner Sam Bailey, Husband Craig, Brooke, Tommy and baby Miley the other day.  They are one of the nicest celebrity families I have ever photographed.  I wish I could of spent more time with them on their trip to New York.  We managed to get in some ice skating and a snowball fight or two!  Everywhere we went Sam was recognized by fans and she took the time out to sign autographs and pose for selfies, so humble and incredibly talented. She’s a top bird and she has a great family.  Thanks again Sam, Craig and kids for making it so easy and enjoyable!

Sam Bailey in New York © Dan Callister

Sam Bailey in New York © Dan Callister

Sam, Craig, Brooke, Tommy and baby Miley © Dan Callister

Sam, Craig, Brooke, Tommy and baby Miley © Dan Callister

Tommy, Sam and Brooke © Dan Callister

Tommy, Sam and Brooke © Dan Callister

A few snowballs were exchanged! © Dan Callister

A few obligatory snowballs were exchanged! © Dan Callister

Sam, Tommy and Brooke have fun on the ice © Dan Callister

Sam, Tommy and Brooke have fun on the ice © Dan Callister

Sam Bailey © Dan Callister

Sam Bailey © Dan Callister

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more.. Saturday, April 4th, 2015

ARE CADBURY CREME EGGS GETTING SMALLER?

Slightly off topic but are Cadbury’s using tiny chickens to lay their Creme Eggs now.  I’m sure they used to be bigger?

Are Cadbury's Creme Eggs getting smaller? © Dan Callister

Are Cadbury’s Creme Eggs getting smaller? © Dan Callister

Read more.. Friday, March 27th, 2015

THE COVER OF THE NFPA JOURNAL, BREEZY POINT, QUEENS

A photograph I took during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy at Breezy Point in Queens, New York is used as the front cover of  the National Fire Protection Association Journal’s April edition.

National Fire Protection Association Journal

National Fire Protection Association Journal © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Thursday, March 26th, 2015

‘HULK’ THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PIT BULL!

I had the pleasure of photographing ‘Hulk’ the world’s largest pit bull weighing in at 175lbs and still growing. He’s a handsome dog with an amazing temperament…..just don’t piss him off.  The weather was a frigid -14 degrees celsius in New Hampshire but we managed to get a couple of nice images despite the tight UK deadline, the cold weather and the exhaustion from his new found fame!!

Hulk, the world's biggest pit bull!l © Dan Callister

Hulk, the world’s biggest pit bull © Dan Callister

Lisa and Jordan © Dan Callister

Lisa and Jordan of Dark Dynasty K9’s with Hulk © Dan Callister

The world's biggest pit bull © Dan Callister

The world’s biggest pit bull © Dan Callister

Hulk takes the writer for a walk! © Dan Callister

Hulk takes the writer for a walk! © Dan Callister

Hulk the world's biggest pit bull © Dan Callister

Hulk the world’s biggest pit bull © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Saturday, March 7th, 2015

INSIDE AMERICA’S TOUGHEST JAIL

I’ve been on the road for the past week or so in Arizona and was assigned to photograph Sheriff Joe Apaio’s notorious Tent City Jail in Maricopa County. We had full access to photograph Tent City, the inmates and the chain gangs out in the field including burial detail.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio, calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff”. His infamy comes from his tough stance on crime and the criminals involved. He does not think twice about putting women prisoners in chain gangs and forces male prisoners to wear pink underwear under their black-and-white-striped jail uniforms.   “Tent City” lacks even basic air conditioning, temperatures regularly top 130 degrees, causing heat-related health issues amongst its jail population. The Sheriff once boasted that he spends more feeding his police dogs than he does on feeding his prisoners: “The dogs never committed a crime and they work for a living,” he said to justify the poor quality of the food served in his jails.

Sheriff Joe Apaio © Dan Callister

Sheriff Joe Apaio © Dan Callister

Chain Gang © Dan Callister

Chain Gang © Dan Callister

Sheriff's Detention Officer, Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

Sheriff’s Detention Officer, Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

The Infamous Vacancy sign, Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

The Infamous Vacancy sign on the main guard tower, Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

Inmates during downtime © Dan Callister

Inmates during downtime © Dan Callister

Female chain gang leave for burial detail © an Callister

A female chain gang leave’s for burial detail © Dan Callister

Chain gang burial detail © Dan Callister

A chain gang burial © Dan Callister

A moment of silence at the burial © Dan Callister

A moment of silence at the funeral © Dan Callister

The guard tower overlooking Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

The guard tower overlooking Tent City Jail © Dan Callister

 

For more pictures, please go to the America’s Toughest Jail gallery

Read more.. Saturday, February 28th, 2015

INTERNATIONAL UFO CONGRESS CONVENTION

I’m here in Arizona to cover The International UFO Congress Convention in Scottsdale. The convention is a fascinating event and there are some interesting and colorful characters here, all with a story to tell…. A believer or not, you will be entertained!

International UFO Congress  © Dan Callister

International UFO Congress © Dan Callister

Grey Aliens © Dan Callister

Grey Aliens © Dan Callister

Derrel 'The Alien Hunter' Sims © Dan Callister

Derrel ‘The Alien Hunter’ Sims © Dan Callister

A Grey Alien © Dan Callister

A Grey Alien © Dan Callister

Physicist and UFO researcher Stanton Friedman © Dan Callister

Physicist and UFO researcher Stanton Friedman © Dan Callister

UFO Congress Convention © Dan Callister

UFO Congress Convention © Dan Callister

Read more.. Wednesday, February 25th, 2015