Alicante’s obsession with rice

Alicante’s obsession with rice

At the end of August I spent a frantic 36hrs rushing between restaurants in Alicante – my goal was to make a set of photographs to accompany a report by writer Jessica Vincent about the city’s myriad rice dishes. This borderline obsession with rice has led local restaurateurs, with the help...

Being the photographer I want to be

Being the photographer I want to be

Just over a week ago I wrote a blog post about how the pandemic had changed my photographic practice, and how I intended to build on these foundations. I deleted the instagram and twitter apps from my phone, in what were the first stages of a review of how I use...

Shifting perspectives

Shifting perspectives

When I was in the UK in September, I worked on an assignment for an editorial client – a story that I had helped to develop, that wasn’t about a travel destination, but focussed on the people, economics and politics of the area. It was hugely fulfilling to work alongside...

Exploring the Costa de La Luz for Konfekt Magazine

Exploring the Costa de La Luz for Konfekt Magazine

With international travel off the agenda, over the last year and a half I’ve been fortunate to see an uptick in assignments here in Spain. It’s been refreshing to travel around the country by car, exploring new regions, often with my family alongside me. The most satisfying development has been...

Why you should enter the RPS International Photography Exhibition next year

Why you should enter the RPS International Photography Exhibition next year

Early in my photography career I really benefitted from entering competitions. The British Journal of Photography ‘Project Assistance’ Award, the Magenta Foundation ‘Flash Forward’, and the Photo District News ’30 under 30′ were important milestones when I was learning my trade. Crucially, at the time they were all free to...

Trekking in Queensland for British Airways ‘High Life’ Magazine

Trekking in Queensland for British Airways ‘High Life’ Magazine

Way back in May 2015, I flew half way around the planet; two days after stepping out of my front door,  I touched down in Townsville (a coastal town in North Queensland) feeling slightly dazed, and aware that the following morning I would be embarking on what promised to be...

Interview with Bant Magazine to mark the 5th Anniversary of Occupy London.

Interview with Bant Magazine to mark the 5th Anniversary of Occupy London.

Back in September I was contacted by Ekin Sanaç from the Turkish publication Bant Magazine. We conducted an interview over email about my 2011 project ‘Occupied Spaces‘. This autumn marked the 5th anniversary of the Occupy London protest and camp outside St. Paul’s cathedral, and it was a good moment...

‘The Dutch Paradox’ – On assignment in Amsterdam for Monocle Magazine.

‘The Dutch Paradox’ – On assignment in Amsterdam for Monocle Magazine.

Photographically, this assignment was very much portrait-led. It’s always a challenge working in a new city. My job was to find suitable locations for portraits in the 30-40 minutes that Steve had to interview each contributor to the story. Sometimes this involved searching adjacent streets, but there were also appointments...

Dig Deep adventure race in the Lake District

Dig Deep adventure race in the Lake District

Just over a week ago, I spent a hectic Friday zipping around Langdale in England’s Lake District, documenting ARUP’s ‘Dig Deep’ adventure race for the second consecutive year. Teams representing top UK construction firms battled it out on foot, mountain bike and kayak to claim the title, and to raise money...

Back from a summer vacation on Spain’s east coast.

Back from a summer vacation on Spain’s east coast.

My wife and I have just returned from a relaxing couple of weeks house-sitting for a friend near Mojacar. In August and July the heat in Madrid is unbearable, consistently hitting temperatures of 38°C. Madrileños  usually take part of August away from the city, and this year we joined them....

Eat Football, Sleep Football, Drink Raki.

Eat Football, Sleep Football, Drink Raki.

Back in April I travelled to the Albanian capital city Tirana with writer Simon Kuper. Our plan was to find out about how the people of this small nation in south east Europe felt about their country’s first ever appearance in a major soccer tournament, Euro 2016. The resulting feature...

Walking the Caminito Del Rey in Andalusia.

Walking the Caminito Del Rey in Andalusia.

The Caminito Del Rey is a famous historic walkway in the Ardales district of Andalusia. It was built in 1901 to enable workers at the El Chorro and Gaitanejo hydroelectric works to move quickly between the two facilities. The route is dramatic, clinging to the vertical walls of the El...

A weekend road trip to the Sierra de Francia.

A weekend road trip to the Sierra de Francia.

This past weekend we made a last minute decision to leave the city and head out to the mountains for a short road trip. We grabbed the cheapest rental car possible (a tiny little Fiat 500) and hit the tarmac towards the Sierra De Francia. Our first stop was the...

Technogym – the world’s healthiest place to work?

Technogym – the world’s healthiest place to work?

Alongside writer Alicia Kirby, I visited Italy’s beautiful northern coastline to photograph the headquarters of Technogym, the renowned producers of gym equipment. Our mission was to confirm rumours that the Italian company’s HQ was one of the best places in the world to work. The feature was for online platform Amuse,...