Extreme Scotland




I have just realised that I haven’t written a blog all year , partly I’ve been busy but also partly the way FB works has changed and the posts don’t get out to the same numbers that they used to but I felt I had to do a blog about the Extreme Scotland book that […]

Ted Baker photoshoot and film




Back in June, the Ted Baker team contacted me asking if I’d be interested in doing a photoshoot for them . I was interested so we chatted on the phone and discussed the ideas they had , essentially  an off road commute to work showing the varied terrain and conditions the suit was deigned to […]

2017 Roundup




Here we are again , sitting in the slack tide of the period between Christmas and New year, looking back and looking forward . I like this time of year, its a natural transition , changing from darkness to light and a time to take stock of whats been , the good , the great […]

Land of the Headless Plastic Baby




As part of my brief for Extreme Scotland is to photograph as many of Scotland’s adventure sports , surfing would have to be included , especially as Thurso is rated as one of the top waves in Europe. I also have zero experience of photographing big wave surfing, kayak surfing and kite surfing are the […]

Winter shoot




As anyone who climbs in Scotland in winter will tell, Scottish winter is a fickle mistress, teasing you to take a chance and get the axes and gear ready for an early start only to snatch it away with poor ice or lack of build up or some such combination of rubbish conditions. This winter […]

White Book




If you go down to the shops today and come across an Ellis Brigham ‘ white book’ , well , thats what this blog is about . Earlier this year I was with the Ellis Brigham team shooting ski action and fashion in Khutai Austria. It was an 8 day shoot and I had been […]

‘On what slender thread do life and fortune hang’




I’ve just finished editing a trailer for a short film project I was shooting in N. Wales recently with a group of climbers. It’s a project which Tom Livingstone and I had spoken about for a few months and finally managed to get some dates in the diary to make it happen. Story is all […]

How to become an adventure sports photographer




  I got an email recently from an aspiring photographer , I’ve had this sort of question a few times and it goes something like this :   ” how do you get hired as an action sports photographer, or how does a photographer get their photos featured in magazines. Are there particular things they look […]

Ellis Brigham Spring shoot




The Spring summer catalogue that I shot last Sept has just come out in the shops so I’m free now to share some of the images and the story behind the shoot. I was on my way back from NZ in July when I got an email from Mark Brigham asking me if I’d be […]

La Palma




Back at the tail end of last year , I had just about enough of the cold dark days of the UK and Sarah and I decided to head for sunnier climes . Just after Christmas, as would be expected flight prices were expensive so we found something not too costly and headed for the […]