A portrait of E.L. Doctorow, the Pulitzer-winning author, who sadly died this week of lung cancer aged 84. His prolific career was marked by the novels The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, and The March. I had the privilege of photographing him at his home back in 2010.
My ever patient wife surprised me with a trip to Boothbay Harbor in Maine. Now Maine is one of my favorite states to visit. I love the rugged coastline and the amazing wildlife, it reminds me of my home back in Wales. I also have an un-healthy obsession with lighthouses having always wanted to live in one. I think it goes back to the days growing up watching Portland Bill and Fraggle Rock?! Luckily for me, we had the opportunity to visit Pemaquid Lighthouse. The weather was very nautical, dark and moody, my favorite kind of light!
A quick portrait session at the end of an interview with former banker John Lefevre who penned his memoir Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals. A book detailing his days working on Wall Street, using drugs, an alleged fight with soccer star Wayne Rooney in Hong kong, writing off a Maserati and abusing prostitutes.
A few images of Great White Sharks in honor of Shark Awareness Day. Sharks are amazing creatures and without them entire eco-systems face collapse. A healthy ocean depends on these magnificent fish.
A recently published feature on Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Melon and her amazing home on the Upper Eastside in Manhattan, New York.
I’ve just returned from Florida after being assigned to photograph Quasi Modo who was recently voted The World’s Ugliest Dog. Quasi is a pit-bull Dutch shepherd mix born with a spinal defect that left her slightly hunchbacked, the 10-year-old was abandoned at an animal shelter. Fortunately, veterinarian Virginia Sayre and her husband Mike Carroll fell in love with this unusual hyena/Tasmanian devil looking dog that often sends people scurrying away in fear, and decided to adopt him. Quasi is a lovely dog, extremely friendly and I don’t think she is ugly at all, she was a joy to photograph. Thanking Virginia, Mike and Quasi for their amazing hospitality.
I was recently fortunate to land an assignment to photograph British author Jane Green and her beautiful home on the Connecticut coast.
I was assigned to photograph author Jim Grant, better known by his pen name Lee Child. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Each of Lee’s novels follows the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. Lee has sold over 100 million copies of the Jack Reacher books making him one of the most successful author of recent times. Lee is always easy to photograph and so accommodating, a joy to work with.
A quick portrait session with global financial expert, government advisor and author Sam Wilkin in Brooklyn, New York. The weather co-operated, it wasn’t too windy. Managed to create a shady spot with a large Elinchrom octabank to shield Sam from the harsh sunlight and used the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop putting Sam in New York. Sam’s new book ‘Wealth Secrets Of The One Percent’ is due to hit the shelves in coming weeks.
I had the pleasure of photographing Dr Gunhild Stordalen in Manhattan, New York. Dr Stordalen is a founding member and the chairman of the board of the Stordalen Foundation. She is also the executive chair on the council of the environmental organization GreeNudge. She is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo and holds a Ph.D. in pathology/orthopedics. Gunhild fully dedicates her time to climate and health issues. She has joined the Norwegian Medical Association’s committee for human rights, climate change and global health. In addition to her work on the board of Home Invest and Nordic Choice Hotels as well as Ecohz (a Norwegian owned company that guarantees the origin of renewable energy), Gunhild plays an active role as a member on the board the Zero Emission Resource Organization (ZERO). She has helped build and shape the annual ZERO conference, which has grown into one of Scandinavia’s most influential climate conferences.