Stephen Fry for Alzheimer's Research UK

Speed is of the essence on certain shoots and although I only had a short time with Stephen Fry he was a joy to work with. Mark up my pre-lighting ready to jump straight in after the video chaps, prompt Mr Fry to deliver some lines to me down the lens, ad in a great location and simple lighting and we're onto a winner.

Ultimately this shoot was for a great cause and it's always a great pleasure to work with the team at Alzheimer's Research UK, a charity very close to my heart. They've got a wonderful campaign, #SantaForgot, that's powerful, touching and hopeful. Have a watch of the video below, beautifully animated and with Stephen Fry's characterful voiceover. 

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Over the last few months I've started to capture my experiences and everyday life on 35mm film, creating albums of prints to have as life-long memories, away from Facebook, Instagram and lost hard drives. I remember as a kid I could spend hours looking through my Nan's photo albums; my grandparents had a whole wall dedicated to them in their front bedroom. It got me picking up my Canon AE-1, some Kodak Portra and a 50mm lens and simply enjoying photography out and about again. It's a cliche but print is beautiful, you can't beat the joy of opening prints from a developed film and I'm slowly building my own wall of tangible albums. 


I created a series that will grow and grow with these 35mm photographs; you can see it here: For now here's five of my favourites, starting from when I began conciously building these albums when travelling for a job in Hong Kong: