KODAK FILM IN THE FRIDGE

In the good old days, we used to store film in the fridge and apparently I still do.  Cleaning out the fridge the other day I came across these old rolls of 35mm black and white film.  I haven’t the heart to throw them out despite them being out of date and not shooting a roll of film since 2005……….

Black and white film in the fridge © Dan Callister

Black and white film in the fridge © Dan Callister

Read more.. Saturday, October 25th, 2014

A PORTRAIT OF BABY ANNA IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK

Baby Anna in Central Park © Dan Callister

Baby Anna in Central Park © Dan Callister

I just recently photographed my friend’s James and Trish’s baby in Central Park.  Anna is only eight months old, loves to show off her new toothy pegs and was brilliant in front of the camera!!

Baby Anna © Dan Callister

Baby Anna © Dan Callister

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Behind the scenes © James

 

 

Read more.. Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A PORTRAIT OF JIMMY CHOO CO-FOUNDER TAMARA MELLON, OBE

Tamara Mellon in New York © Dan Callister

Tamara Mellon in New York © Dan Callister

I was recently assigned to photograph Tamara Mellon, OBE at her penthouse apartment on the Upper Eastside in Manhattan, New York.  Her penthouse is up for sale, it could be yours for a cool $34,000,000 dollars! Tamara is the former Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, a luxury designer shoe brand. She stepped down from the company in November 2011 after its acquisition by Labelux. In 2013, Tamara announced the creation of  TAMARA MELLON, a luxury fashion line offering a full range of clothing apparel, shoes and handbags. The brand launched in November 2013 with a select group of  high-end retail partners in Europe and the USA.

Read more.. Saturday, October 11th, 2014

A PORTRAIT OF MOBSTER HENRY HILL IN NEW YORK

Mobster Henry Hill © Dan Callister

Mobster Henry Hill © Dan Callister

I flicked on the TV and saw that the Martin Scorsese movie ‘Goodfellas’ was on.  I was instantly reminded of the day my brother Jack and I spent with Henry Hill, visiting his old haunts in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Henry was definitely a character, no longer with us but his notoriety lives on!

Henry Hill in Brooklyn © Dan Callister

Henry Hill in Brooklyn © Dan Callister

Read more.. Saturday, October 4th, 2014

PIERS MORGAN JOINS MAIL ONLINE’S OPERATION IN THE US

Piers Morgan in Central Park, New York © Dan Callister

Piers Morgan in Central Park, New York © Dan Callister

Piers Morgan, former CNN talkshow host, has been appointed editor-at-large of Mail Online’s US operation. The British journalist, who parted company with CNN after his primetime talkshow was cancelled, will write for the Daily Mail’s US website several times a week. Mail Online said Morgan ‘would bring his own experience and perspective to bear on the big US stories of the moment’  Piers will continue contributing a weekly column to the Mail on Sunday newspaper and hosting Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in the UK. Morgan described Mail Online as an “addictive pleasure” and the “most successful and dynamic platform in the world of news”…………

Piers Morgan, is a British journalist, television host, and former television talent competition judge currently working in the United States.

Piers Morgan in Central Park © Dan Callister

Read more.. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

NEW CAMPAIGN TO STRENGTHEN THE HUNTING ACT IN THE UK

The continued problem of illegal fox hunting using dogs in the UK has again become the focus of many animal welfare charities.  The lack of policing, enforcement and prosecution is proving to be a hotly debated topic amongst Members of Parliament, celebrities like Patrick Stewart and a concerned British public.

Read more.. Sunday, September 28th, 2014

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN – THE THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11

Remembering the fallen on the thirteenth anniversary.  It’s amazing how quickly time passes by but for many it only feels like yesterday the towers fell. The pain of losing someone never ending…

The New York skyline with the Freedom Tower © Dan Callister

The New York skyline with the Freedom Tower © Dan Callister

Battalion Chief Steve Sullivan remembers fallen comrades © Dan Callister

Battalion Chief Steve Sullivan remembers fallen comrades © Dan Callister

Lieutenant Jerry Reilly remembers © Dan Callister

Lieutenant Jerry Reilly with the photograph taken of him on the day of the attacks © Dan Callister

Remembering those who never came home © Dan Callister

343 FDNY  – Remembering those who never came home © Dan Callister

 

The Fire Department of New York in addition to the 343 firefighters who died on the day of the attacks, a further 89 have died from illness over recent years and many others continue to fight poor health.

Read more.. Thursday, September 11th, 2014

WORK FEATURED ON WELSH PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE GWEAD

Some of my work has just been featured on Welsh photography website GWEAD  It’s nice to be featured on a Welsh website, makes me feel homesick though…Diolch Rhodri!!

Work featured on Gwead.com

Work featured on Gwead.com

If you are interested and would like to see more, click HERE

Read more.. Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

A GREAT EGRET FISHING IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK

Walking through Central Park yesterday, I saw an egret stalking in the pond at the southeastern corner of the park. The look of surprise on this poor fish said it all!

The look of surprise on this unfortunate fish © Dan Callister

The look of surprise on this poor unfortunate fish © Dan Callister

Game Over! © Dan Callister

Game Over! © Dan Callister

Read more.. Thursday, August 14th, 2014

THE PASSING OF ROBIN WILLIAMS

Robin Williams (2006) © Dan Callister

Robin Williams (2006) © Dan Callister

Robin Williams was a comedic genius, a true talent.  A sad day for anyone that enjoyed his films or stand-up routine.  There are very few greats and he was one of them.  Hopefully he has found peace and will have everyone around him upstairs in stitches……….

Read more.. Wednesday, August 13th, 2014