HM The Queen's 90th Birthday
In an attempt to get organised and archive my work I came across these images taken for Royal Mail to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
It wast the first time that Prince George was to appear on a stamp and it was all very top secret. Having been commissioned by Royal Mail 18months previously I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone, including my wife that I had been to Buckingham Palace until after the shoot.
Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
Having photographed the women of ADNOC for Emirati Women’s Day I was asked back to apply the same treatment to the men.
Emirati Women’s Day
My most recent project is the ad campaign for the 2019 Special Olympics just held in Abu Dhabi where I’m chuffed to say that two of the athletes we shot won gold.
To mark the National Emirati Women’s Day I was commissioned by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to photograph, and I quote - ‘around 15 of our female employees’. We set up at ADNOC HQ, and 5 days later we had captured portraits of 172 Emirati women!
‘Let’s make an entirely new site, shouldn’t take more than a few weeks’. Then you realise you’ve allowed the archiving and storage of your images to make a teenager’s bedroom look like a minimalist artwork!
Charlie Watts once said of his time in the Rolling Stones something like “…5 years working and 20 years hanging around …”. Sometimes it seems like I have similar days.