I was chuffed to discover that I'd got the cover of this months Huck magazine with my portrait of the US rapper Nas. It was a super quick shoot, I'd say he gave me about 3 minutes in the tiny back-room of a Shoreditch club, right after his set. I pushed the camera to its limits in order to get away with the conditions - I think the below portrait which ran double page, was shot a 2500 ISO, 1/60s at f/1.4. Nevertheless it looked sweet in the magazine and as ever I was chuffed with layout from the talented people at The Church of London. Below are some from examples from the article inside. Pick up your copy in the shops now!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
These are some more shots from the Camel Fair in Pushkar, India last month. I wasn't there on assignment but just passing through because I'd heard about it. Little did I realise how much of a photo-destination' it would be - everywhere you turned there were photographers snapping away, photo-tours and workshops being led, shiny new kit, Safari jackets at every turn, lots of telephoto lenses...it was all actually a bit daunting and for the first day I hardly really shot anything - my feeling were best summed up by this photo. However after meeting up with a few wire shooters I'd met on previous travels, I got my mojo back and started shooting.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Scan of an Impossible Project Polaroid - the new Colour Protection film actually seems to work pretty well. This is a shot of a young Camel trader in Pushkar, India. I took one Polaroid for myself and gave one Polaroid to him. I think he was a bit confused at first; the ejected image starts all blue and takes between 20-30mins to develop...so he probably thought I'd tried to fob him off with a dud...