Thangam Debbonaire // The New York Times.

Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, photographed for The New York Times. Debbonaire is a former professional cellist and has long championed the importance of teaching art, drama and music in schools. While a Labour win looks very likely in the election on 4th July, […]

Share & Repair Bath // The Observer Magazine

Share and Repair in Bath photographed for the Observer Magazine. Lorna Montgomery launched Share and Repair in 2017, since then it has grown to a high street shop with a library of loanable goods, which can be delivered within a 3 mile radius, on the organisations e-bike. Most of the workers there are retired volunteers, […]

Harmony Farm // Hyphen Magazine

Harmony Farm, near Pontypool, photographed for Hyphen Magazine. I spent an inspiring and interesting afternoon with Muhsen and his lovely family. Muhsen and his family left London in 2015 to set up Harmony Farm near Pontypool, south Wales, despite having no farming experience. The 56 acre site is now largely self sufficient, and earns most […]

Climeworks, Iceland // NYT

I visit Climeworks in Iceland for The New York Times. Grateful to have had the amazing opportunity to spend a couple of days visiting the Mammouth facility, during its construction. The giant machines will capture carbon dioxide from the air , lock the gases deep underground in the hope of delaying or reversing the effects of […]

Jonathan Davies // The Rugby Journal.

I photographed Jonathan Davies, former Wales and British Lions rugby legend now commentator, for The Rugby Journal in Swansea. What a legend!

Alys Fowler // Guardian Saturday magazine.

It was a pleasure to photograph Alys Fowler for The Guardian Saturday magazine last month. Alys was a long time columnist for the magazine and left at the end of 2022, but she occasionally writes guest columns – this one was about the jobs to be done in the garden during Spring. As a keen […]

Long Covid // The Washington Post.

I photographed Sam from Devon, who developed long covid in 2020, for The Washington Post. He described an immediate shift in his relationship with his wife of almost 20 years. Fatigue, dizziness and spasms meant he could no longer go camping, take long walks or long bike rides with his wife and daughter. Sam says […]

Sholto David // STAT News

A recent commission for STAT News about the recent Dana-Faber institute research scandal, which was uncovered by Dr. Sholto David. a biologist living in Wales. David has a PHD in cell and molecular biology from Newcastle University and in his spare time, enjoys finding errors in scientific papers. This obscure hobby recently let to a furore after […]

Charlie & Caroline Gladstone // 1843 magazine.

Charlie and Caroline Gladstone photographed at Hawarden Castle in North Wales. Charlie’s great – great – grandfather was William Gladstone, the Liberal prime minister . Less well known is William’s father, Sir John Gladstone, a merchant and slaveholder. In 2020 the family was forced to confront the past after protests erupted following the murder of […]

Taloi Havini // The Guardian

Artist, Taloi Havini, winner of the 10th Artes Mundi prize, photographed in Cardiff for The Guardian. Havini comes from the small Pacific Island, Buka Island and her works depicts Indigenous stories, was awarded the £40,000 prize at a cereomony in Cardiff. Full article by Steve Morris can be found here

British Red Cross // Emergency Response Team.

British Red Cross’ latest Emergency Response team photographed at their new base in Pontypridd Fire Station. The unveiling was attended by MS Heledd Fychan.

Saga Holidays // The Telegraph Spark

Saga Holidays case study, Caroline Saine, photographed at her home in South Wales for Telegraph Spark, the commercial section of the The Telegraph. Caroline often goes on the holidays as a solo traveller and spoke of how wonderful the experience is.

Tata Steel // The New York Times

Tata Steel executives and the British Government have proposed a £1.25 billion plan to replace the blast furnaces – which must be run continuously – with an electric model that can melt scrap metal and be used in response to market conditions, such as electricity prices. All working towards the goal to reach net-zero carbon […]

Sexuality & S.S.R.I.s // The New York Times

Roy Whaley from Somerset photographed an article about patients who experienced a loss of sexuality after taking S.S.R.I.s. The condition is little understood and symptoms that continue long after stopping the drugs are only beginning to receive attention in medical literature. Article by Azeen Ghorayshi

Hywel Gwynfryn // BAFTA

The legendary broadcaster, Hywel Gwynfryn, photographed for BAFTA. Hywel began his career in broadcasting at the BBC during the early 1960s . Since then he has become a household name in Wales and one of the most well-known entertainment figures. Hywel is to be awarded with the Outstanding Contribution Award at the forthcoming BAFTA Cymru […]

Catrin Doyle // Telegraph X Macmillan

I photographed artist and activist, Catrin Doyle, at Parc Arts in Pontypridd for Macmillan & Telegraph Spark fas part of their ‘ Community Champions’ campaign. Catrin is one of three artists chosen by The Arts Council of Wales , to bring the Llais y Lle scheme to Pontypridd. The scheme is designed to help develop […]

Edgware TFL // Anatomy London

I really enjoyed working with London based brand and strategy agency, Anatomy, on a project they were producing for Ballymore and TFL. Edgware Town Centre is in the consultancy stage of an ambitious redevelopment. The joint venture between Ballymore and TFL hopes to build a new Town Centre, leisure facilties and housing, as well as develop more […]

Chris Bryant // The Guardian Saturday magazine

Chris Bryant, Labour MP for Rhondda, photographed in London for The Guardian Saturday magazine ahead of the publication of his new book, ‘Code of Conduct : Why We Need to Fix Parliament’, which is published by Bloomsbury. Bryant has previously written biographies of Glenda Jackson, Stafford Cripps and a book called The Glamour Boys, which […]

Tuipulotu cousins // The Rugby Journal

The Tuipulotu cousins photographed for The Rugby Journal. Siblings Sisilia, 19 and Kepu, 17 along with their cousin, Carwyn, 21 are pictured wearing the traditional Tongan dress (a ta’ovala). The shoot took place at Hope Methodist Church in Pontnewydd, S. Wales, where the Tongan rugby community has revived an ageing congregation. Rugby has drawn Tongans […]

Brithdir Mawr // Guardian G2

Brithdir Mawr in Pembrokeshire, Wales shot for The Guardian G2. The community of 10 adults and 7 children is set among 32 hectars of ancient woodland, coppice and pasture. It is one of the self-sufficient woodland communities in Britain, who are radically embracing an ethos of permaculture. Heather Baker and her partner, George, have lived […]

Walking in Wales // The New York Times

I recently spent 3 glorious days shooting a ‘ Walking in Wales’ feature for The New York Times. The walk was an extract from Matthew Yeomans’ book ‘Return to My Trees’, which covers many walks around Wales. The walk began in the atmospheric Strata Florida, burial place of Welsh Kings and Princes and finished on […]

Rachel Ashe // Boundless magazine

Rachel Ashe, photographed for Boundless magazine, for a feature of Mental Health Awareness Week. Rachel started Mental Health Swims in 2019 after a cold water plunge “shocked me back into living”. She lives with a personality disorder and was going through a particularly bad period. She says she felt stigmatised and ashamed and wanted to […]

Richard Ford // The Observer New Review

Author, Richard Ford, photographed for The Observer New Review ahead of the publication of his latest book – Be Mine. I met Richard in the grounds of a beautiful farmhouse near Hay on Wye, where he was staying during the festival.

Deep Relief // Telegraph Spark

A commission from Telegraph Spark in association with Deep Relief. I photographed four case studies across the UK while they were participating in their leisure activities. Everyone had previously experienced an injury of some sort, which had hindered their ability to carry out their hobbies. The articles look at how they have since recovered and […]

Care Home Closures // The Observer

A story about recent care home closures shot for The Observer. I photographed Callum Mcdonald, 18, who is autistic and given weeks to leave the children’s home, where he’d lived for five years. The home was run by Outcomes First Group, the largest for-profit care chain in the UK. Callum, who was taken into care […]

Mark Atkinson // The Rugby Journal

Mark Atkinson, professional rugby union player, photographed in Cheltenham for The Rugby Journal

Rob Mather // De Correspondent

Rob Mather, former strategy consultant, now founder & CEO of Against Malaria Foundation, photographed at his home in London for Dutch online magazine, De Correspondent. In it’s 18 years, AMF has raised half a billion dollars and delivered more than 200 billion mosquito nets, which have been distributed by organisations and governments. The impact on […]

Classical Vauxhall, London

Back in March, I was commissioned by Anatomy London to capture the Classical Vauxhall 3 day event. This was a bit different from my usual work but I really enjoyed shooting something different – I really wanted to capture the intensity and emotion of the occasion.

Frieda Hughes // The Observer New Review

Frieda Hughes, writer and painter, photographed for The Observer New Review ahead of the publication of her latest book, George – a Magpie Memoir. The full article can be found here: // Guardian Labs

A recent shoot for in partnership with Guardian Labs. I photographed writer, Lucy Dunn and her husband and dog, on their weekend away near Llandeilo, West Wales. A lovely spot !

Portraits – Cost of Living // The Washington Post

I spent a few days in London shooting a story on the cost of living and striking workers for The Washington Post. On one day in February, over half a million people joined a day of mass action. It was insightful meeting people from so many different professions – nurses, a university lecturer, firefighters, a […]

Ffynnon Samson // Guardian Saturday magazine

The reopening of the Ffynnon Samson murder case photographed for the Guardian Saturday magazine. In December 1976, siblings Griff and Patti Thomas – both in their 70s – were found dead at their farmhouse, Ffynnon Samson, in Pembrokeshire. After a short and somewhat rushed investigation by Dfyed police, the incident was filed as a murder-suicide […]

Reforestation UK // Bloomberg Businessweek

An interesting commission looking at the reforestation drive in the UK in order to help combat climate change. I visited three programmes across the UK; The Great Reserve, who advocate the planting of giant sequoias, The Carbon Community and TillHill Forestry who both utilise old and unsuitable farmland for the planting of various species of trees. […]

Alys Fowler // The Guardian Saturday magazine
alys fowler; wales; writer; nature; guardian

I really enjoyed meeting Alys Fowler, long time columnist of the Guardian Saturday magazine, in her new hometown of Aberyswyth. After 12 years of writing on a wide range of gardening and plant topics for the magazine, Alys has decided to move on to pastures new. The final article can be found here:

Sir Gareth Edwards // The Rugby Journal

Welsh rugby legend, Sir Gareth Edwards photographed near his home in Porthcawl, South Wales for The Rugby Journal. 2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of his spectacular try against The Barbarians – this try is often hailed as ‘ the greatest try of all time’.

Rangers House // English Heritage magazine

A fascinating commission at Rangers House for English Heritage magazine. I photographed conservators, Alice Tate-Harte and Rachel Turnall at Rangers House in Greenwich, London. 2022 marks the centenary of the founding of the paintings conservations studio – it’s original location was in Regent’s Park and it was the first government-employed team of artist-restorers. During my […]

Scotland Wind // The New York Times

Last summer, Stanley Reed and I, travelled to NE Scotland for The New York Times. Giant wind farms, such as ‘Beatrice’ – 10 miles off the coast of Wick, once a thriving fishing port -are easing the socio-economic impact on the community after oil’s decline. Oil and gas workers from the area, who lost their […]

Tahira Ali // Hyphen Online

I photographed 21 year old Tahira Ali for Hyphen Online, a magazine which focusses on Muslim issues across the UK and Europe. Tahira is an up and coming powerlifter from Swansea who is tipped for Olympic success. She chooses to train and compete wearing a hijab, a choice she thought might hinder her progress. However, […]

Collectors // The Observer Magazine
Tony Lloyd, photographed at his home in Cardiff with some of his 5500 magnets.

A commission from The Observer Magazine for a feature about collectors. I photographed Tony Lloyd from Cardiff, who has approx. 5500 magnets in his collection. I was very impressed that Tony has been to every state in the USA and has a magnet from each to prove it. The full article can be found here […]

Wainwright’s Honey // Guardian Labs
honey; wales; m&s; david wainwright; wainwright's honey; north wales; heather; summer; portrait; photographer; editorial photographer; commercial; select farms; photographer; bees; beekeeper

David Wainwright of Wainwright’s Honey, photographed in the beautiful heather hills of North Wales for the Guardian Labs and their campaign for Marks and Spencer. David has kept bees for over 50 years and currently manages apiaries across 70 farms in the UK. The honey David’s bees produce supply Marks and Spencer with their Select […]

Poundbury // The New York Times

Poundbury, Dorset, photographed for The New York Times. The town of around 4500 people, is the brainchild of King Charles III, built upon Duchy Land and using architectural styles from at least 100 years ago- there’s no concrete buildings or glass towers in sight. Construction began in the 1990s and is due to finish in […]

King Charles Cardiff // The British Red Cross

Charles’ first visit to Cardiff as King photographed for The British Red Cross. The charity and their volunteers have been very busy since the Queen died and in the run up to the funeral, deploying volunteers across London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast in order to help with the crowds and to just generally support the […]

Homes for Ukraine Refugees // The Wall Street Journal

A feature shot for The Wall Street Journal about the problems arising in the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. The citizen led programme got off to a flying start in the UK, but as the war drags on and the number of places being offered diminishes, many refugees have found themselves in limbo. I visited Fareham near Portsmouth, […]

Wendy Bourton OBE // Personal Work

Wendy Bourton, a dear friend of mine, photographed in South Wales, at home and by the sea for a big birthday.  Wendy officially and deservedly retired in August, after decades working as a Non-Executive in housing, health and third sector organisations, as well as passionately supporting women’s issues.

Future of UK Farms // The Sunday Times magazine
portrait; farmer; uk; brexit; sunday times; cumbria; devon; leicestershire; photographer; cardiff; editorial; nature; culture; business; family farms

I photographed three farms around the UK – Michael & his son, George in Leicestershire, The Eveleigh Family in North Devon and Robert in Cumbria – for an article about the difficulties Britain’s small, family-run farms are facing, as a result of factors including funding cuts and competition from cheaper imports. The article also looked at the Government’s failure to […]

Replica Parthenon Marbles // The New York Times
institure for digital archaeology, roger michel and dr. alexy karenowska

The story of the replica Parthenon Mables being made in Banbury, Uk and Carrara Italy for The New York Times. Roger Michael and Dr. Alexy Karenowska of The Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) in Banbury have been using 3-D machining and robots to create copies of large historical objects.  When I visited in May 2022, […]

Future of UK nuclear // Bloomberg
View of Wlyfa, some with nature reserve in foreground. Angelsey

A recent feature about the future of UK nuclear energy for Bloomberg. The Wylfa Power Station on Anglesey, began decommissioning seven years ago, soon after the closure of the aluminium works. Hundreds of jobs were lost and the island was left to rely on tourism, its port and agriculture. Now, the Wylfa site, along with […]

Internet of Things // Siemens X Monocle
University of Birmingham

Faye Bowser, Head of Energy services @siemens_uk , is responsible for the collaboration with The University of Birmingham @unibirmingham , who became the first Uni in the world to roll out Internet of Things technology at scale. The IoT capabilities range from data that helps better manage the flow of people, improve building ventilation or adjust heating. The aim […]

Hannah Jarvis // TIME
Veteran, Hannah Jarvis, photographed for TIME magazine near Abergavenny

Army veteran, Hannah Jarvis, photographed for TIME Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Jarvis has been ferrying medical kits to Poland . However, her next trip will be the first time she crosses the border – heading for bombed Zhytomyr maternity hospital with supplies such as defibrillators and trauma kits. She then hopes to […]

Liverpool Film Scene // The New York Times

I explored the Liverpool film scene for The New York Times, with writer Eshe Nelson. Liverpool is the third most filmed city in Europe, the latest Batman was recently filmed there – the cityscape provided a backdrop for Gothem City. Reel Tours showed us the sites around the city, which have been used for […]

Jude Rogers // The Observer New Review
jude roger, writer and author photographed at her family home in Loughor , Swansea, Wales

Jude Rogers photographed for The Observer New Review ahead of the publication of her new book, The Sounds of Being Human. Jude grew up in Swansea and the book is a reflection on music, memory and the death of her father, when she was aged 5, the beautiful extract can be found

Bianca Ali // Guardian Saturday

Bianca Ali photographed for the Guardian Saturday. Bianca is based in Cardiff and works as an activist, she also co-founded the BLM movement in Cardiff. The article looks at people who were fined or threatened with fines during the lockdown for organising group activities. Bianca was given a £500 fine for organising a protest that […]

A New Start // Guardian G2

A New Start feature for Guardian G2. I photographed Tina Leverton from Swansea, who took up ballet in her 60s, following a life long ambiton. Really enjoyed this shoot, it was very inspiring and I definitelt want to take up dance lessons! The full article can be found here:

Welsh farmers // The Guardian

I photographed 3 generations of Welsh farmers for The Guardian at the end of 2021. The Davies’ have farmed their land in the Welsh heartland since the 19th century. Elwyn, 91, John, 55 and Brychan, 20 relayed how rewarding the work is, especially when working together. However, Welsh farmers are experiencing great volatility at the […]

It Takes Balls To Talk, Mind & CO-OP // Guardian Labs

It takes balls to talk campaign from Mind shot for Guardian Labs in conjunction with CO-OP I photographed Gareth, Jon, Chris, Conor and Andrew from several rugby clubs across the Swansea Valley on a not very warm, December morning. Powys has the highest suicide rate in Wales. In 2020 the local arm of the charity, […]

COP26 documentary // Accenture / Kream

I shot stills for a COP26 documentary, commissioned by Accenture and produced by Kream. Myself and a film crew visited several people across the city to hear their thoughts regarding sustainability. They spoke about whether they believe big businesses are doing enough to help combat climate change and, more specifically, doing enough to make sustainable […]

Dan Hooper (Swampy) // The Guardian G2

Dan Hooper aka Swampy photographed for the Guardian G2. Dan became a household name during the 90s as the poster boy of environmental activism. He disappeared from the media at the end of the 90s but last year reappeared at a protest against HS2, where he dug tunnels under Euston and stayed there for 28 […]

UWC Atlantic College // De Tijd
UWC atlantic college, wales

The independent 6th form school, UWC Atlantic college photographed for Belgian newspaper, De Tijd. The 12th century castle – once owned by American newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst – occupies a beautiful spot on the south Wales coast. Founded in 1962 by educationalist, Kurt Hahn, in recent times the college has become the favoured educational […]

Castle Farm // Telegraph Magazine cover
Castle Farm, Bishton, Wales photographed for the Telegraph magazine

I spent a day at Castle Farm, Bishton with writer, Guy Kelly for The Telegraph Magazine. Kevin and Sian, along with their friends and family, saw a need in their community, when the first lockdown hit. Elderly and shielding people were struggling to get supplies from the local supermarket. With access to groceries, vehicles and […]

Tourettes // Guardian G2
tourettes; young adult; wales; guardian; mental health; society; neurology; adolescent; youth; health; tic; seizure

I photographed Meg Jones, for a feature about Tourettes Syndrome in young adults for The Guardian G2. Tics and seizures usually begin in childhood, however, more and more adolescents are being diagnosed. Meg, 17, began experiencing tics in February 2021, which escalated from neck jerks to hitting her friends and head butting things. By May, […]

Reiko Kaneko // Monocle
Reiko Kaneko photographed at her studio in Stoke on Trent.

Reiko Kaneko, ceramicist and lecturer, photographed for Monocle magazine at her beautiful studio in Stoke-on-Trent. I visited the studio during her latest exhibition, which also included works by artists, Man Kit and Peter Ibruegger. Stoke-on-Trent, famed for it’s potteries, hosts the British Ceramics Biennial and the trio wanted to share their recent work while the […]

Jason Wouhra // Wall Street Journal
Jason Wouhra of Lioncroft Foods plc photographed for the Wall Street Journal in Birmingham

Jason Wouhra, owner of food wholesale business, Lioncroft Foods PLC, photographed in Birmingham for The Wall Street Journal. The article assesses whether Brexit has done more damage to the UK economy that is currently reported. Prior to Brexit, Wouhra’s business generated up to a quarter of it’s annual revenue from markets in the EU. However, […]

Evan Sellick // The Guardian G2
Evan Sellick, founder of Clothing View, photographed at home in Cwmbran for The Guardian

Evan Sellick, photographed for The Guardian G2, for an article about sustainability in fashion. Sellick, 16, established secondhand clothing store, Clothing View last year and states that vintage clothing is “well under retail price, the quality is better and it’s not made cheaply in factories.” Sellick has been selected for the Young Entrepreneur of the […]

Dr Finn Mackay // Guardian G2
Lecturer and author, Dr Finn Mackay, photographed in Bristol for the Guardian

Dr. Finn Mackay, sociology lecturer and author, photographed at their home in Bristol for The Guardian G2. Mackay believes that it is possible to champion both women’s and trans rights, their new book ‘ Female masculinities & The Gender Wars’ published by Bloomsbury, aims to define some common ground. Full article can be found here […]

Max Porter // The New York Times
Author, Max Porter, photographed at his home in Bath, UK ahead of the publication of his third book, The Death of Francis Bacon. Previous books include Lanny and grief is the thing with feathers

Author, Max Porter, photographed for The New York Times ahead of the publication of his new book, The Death of Francis Bacon. Max’s previous titles include Lanny and Grief is the Thing With Feathers. The full article can be found here

Dan Guthrie // The Observer
Dan Guthrie who is campaigning for the removal of the blackboy clock in Stroud

Dan Guthrie, who is campaigning for the removal of the Blackboy clock in Stroud, photographed for The Observer. A report commissioned by the Stroud council concluded that the clock, made in 1781, is undoubtedly associated with slavery. Guthrie says “it is an offensive rascist relic from the past and the fact that it is still […]

Chris Day // Crafts Magazine
Chris Day, glass and ceramic artist photographed at Wolverhampton University

Chris Day, glass and ceramic artist, photographed at Wolverhampton University for Crafts Magazine. Chris has recently completed a BA in applied glass and ceramics and is now studying for an MA. A former plumber, Chris’ highly personal work focusses on themes of Black history and identity politics.

The Knock feature // Guardian Weekend magazine

The Knock feature for the Guardian Weekend magazine. The article looks at the affects on the families left behind, after a loved one is arrested suddenly for viewing and/or downloading child abuse images online. The title is the terms families use to describe the moment when their world falls apart. Due to the sensitive nature […]

Katie McGoran // The Guardian
Student, Katie McGoran photographed in Bristol. Kate was worngfully arrested by the police at her home.

Katie McGoran for The Guardian, was wrongfully arrested after she attended ‘kill the bill’ protests in Bristol. Four male, uniformed officers tricked their way into her student house by pretending to be postal workers. The officers burst into her bedroom, where she was held in handcuffs for more than 20 minutes, while wearing only a […]

Adam Buick // Crafts magazine
Ceramic artist, Adam Buick photographed at his studio near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Adam Buick photographed for Crafts magazine at his studio near St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Adam works with ceramics and pottery; I really enjoyed meeting him and seeing his beautiful work, as well as learning about his processes and influences.

Khady Gueye & Eleni Eldridge-Tull // The Observer
khady gueye and eleni eldridge-tull photographed in Lydney, Forest of Dean for the observer. They organised a BLM event in June 2020 at Bathurst park

Khady Gueye and Eleni Eldridge-Tull photographed at Bathurst Park, Lydney for The Observer. In June 2020, Gueye and Eldridge-Tull organised a BLM event after the shooting of George Floyd. The article outlines the difficulties they faced in getting the event approved due to resistance from councillors and local residents. However, they were ultimately successful and […]

Omnigov // Guardian Labs
A portrait of mary gold at LGBT venue, golden cross photographed for omnigov in association with guardian labs.

A recent shoot for Omnigov commissioned by Guardian Labs, to illustrate how businesses are adapting to to opening while adhereing to the covid rules. I visited the historic Golden Cross pub in Cardiff, which is also the nation’s oldest LGBT+ venue. The online article can be found here

Laura Orgill, TikTok postie // Cosmopolitan

Laura Orgill aka the TikTok postie, photographed for Cosmopolitan magazine on a perfect Welsh morning in the Rhondda Valley.

Dayne Beccano-Kelly // The Observer magazine

Dayne Beccano-Kelly, a neuroscientist at Cardiff University who leads his own team at the UK Dementia Research centre, photographed for The Observer magazine. The article looks at underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in academia and how it can be improved. Full article can be found here

The Allotment // Personal

In June 2020, myself and a few friends were fortunate to inherit an allotment from a friend, who had moved away from Cardiff. The area had been neglected for a few months and nature had begun fervently reclaiming the land. Although none of us really know what we’re doing; all the slugs and floods, the […]

Steven Lovatt // The Observer magazine
portraiture, writer, author, nature writing, cardiff, outdoors, birds, swansea, editorial photographer, birdsong, portrait,

Steven Lovatt, author of ‘Birdsong in a Time of Silence’ published by Penguin books, photographed in Swansea for The Observer magazine. Really enjoyed meeting Steven and wandering the parks of Swansea learning about the different birdsongs; the book sounds super interesting! Full article here

China Borders // The New York Times
portrait; jessie allen; the new york times; china; covid; coronavirus; travel; somerset; england; vaccine; vaccination; restrictions; uk; portraiture; editorial photographer; photographer; bristol; cardiff; london.

A commission from The New York Times about the draconian border control measures China are implementing during the pandemic. I photographed Jessie Allen and her two daughters, Livia and Mae, at their temporary home in Cheddar, Somerset. The three of them have been unable to return to their home in Shanghai due to the strict […]

Kate Bingham // The Telegraph magazine

Kate Bingham, former chair of the UK vaccine taskforce, photographed for the cover of The Telegraph magazine. Kate has been largely credited with the successful procurement and effective strategy of the vaccine roll-out.

Monty Don // The New York Times

Monty Don photographed for The New York Times at Longmeadow, Herefordshire. As a keen gardener and part owner of a (not yet very successful) allotment, this was a really exciting commission. Although, I visited in earlySpring, there were pockets of life popping up around the 2 acres of garden. The full article can be found […]

‘It’s a Sin’ creator, Russell T Davies // New York Times
Russell T Davies It's a Sin photographed for The New York Times

I photographed Russell T Davies, screenwriter and creator of new drama ‘It’s a Sin’, in his hometown of Swansea, South Wales for The New York Times. As a big fan of the show, it was an absolute pleasure to meet Russell – definitely one of the best shows of the last decade. Full article can […]

Hurdy-Gurdy // FT How to Spend It.
Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo's hurdy gurdy workshop in Merthyr

Hurdy-Gurdy makers Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo photographed at their workshop in Merthyr Vale, South Wales. Shot for the FT How to Spend It magazine.

Barclays 100×100 // Guardian Labs

A commission from Guardian Labs in association with Barclays. 100 charities were selected by Barclays to receive a covid-19 community relief fund to help them to expand and continue their services during these difficult times. I photographed Zaira Munsif of Bawso and Lauren, Paige and Alicia of Young Glos.

New York Times // Space UK

The New York Times recently gave me a super interesting feature to accompany a story about Britain’s Space Race, written by Stanley Reed. Not knowing much about space, it was really intriguing to visit a few sites across the UK and meet some of the people involved in trying to realise Britain’s ambition to become […]

Personal // New Zealand portraits

At the end of February / March 2020 I travelled to NZ for a couple of weeks to visit family and take a mini road trip. It seems like a lifetime ago now. The images seem more poignant as just a few weeks later the world was in grip of the pandemic and meeting strangers […]

Wired magazine // Jane Greaves

Astronomer, Jane Greaves photographed for Wired magazine near her home in Cardiff, U.K. Having heard that the compound ‘phosphine’ was a marker of life on Earth, Jane recently discovered the presence of this compound on Venus. She claims this could suggest the presence of life there too. Read her interview here:

Guardian Weekend // Nina Bhadreshwar

The Guardian Weekend magazine commissioned me to travel up to Shropshire to meet and photograph Nina Bhadreshwar for their ‘experience’ section. Nina had a very unique story to share, during the 1990s she was penpal and later good friend with the late Tupac Shakur. The full article can be read here:

Telegraph Spark // Government campaign

Telegraph Spark commissioned me recently to shoot part of a campaign they were working on on behalf of the Government regarding the reopening of shops as the lockdown eases. I photographed Andy Rossiter of Rossiter’s Books in Ross-on-Wye, as he prepared to reopen on 15th June. This was my first shoot indoors for months and […]

Globe & Mail // Marvin Rees

I was commissioned by The Globe & Mail to photograph the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees.

Globe & Mail // Muirhouse Brewery

A commission from the Globe & Mail; I was excited to get a commission a bit further from home during the lockdown. I travelled up to Staffordshire and Derbyshire to photograph Richard Muir’s pub in Burton-upon-Trent and his activities at the brewery. As pubs have been instructed to close, Richard was adapting his business by […]

Guardian G2 // Gareth Thomas

The Guardian commissioned me in May to photographed ex-Rugby Union player for Wales and British Lions, Gareth Thomas at his home in South Wales. Gareth is the first professional rugby union player to come out as gay and in late 2019 announced that he was HIV positive. Gareth now dedicates his time to campaigning for […]

Guardian Weekend // Streets Project // Canton Community Sing

The Streets Project was an exciting commission I had from the Guardian Weekend. They were interested in documenting 4 streets across the U.K. during the Covid- 19 lockdown, to see how the neighbours and communities were coming together and what novel ways they’d devised to create a sense of togetherness. After a bit of digging […]

Al Lewis album & promo

Last summer, I spent a fun day in the studio with musician, Al Lewis, shooting some portraits for his upcoming album release and connected promo. My studio shoots are few and far between so it was nice to have a play around with lighting and backgrounds for a change. Al’s website can be found

Der Spiegel // Welsh Nationalism

An interesting commission for German publication, Der Spiegel. The story looked at Welsh Nationalism in light of Brexit and how the controversial flooding of the Welsh speaking community of Capel Celyn, nr. Bala during the 1960s has become a symbol of the movement. A reservoir was created on the site of the village to provide […]

Laura Quinn // Crafts Magazine

I recently photographed the talented glass blower and designer, Laura Quinn at the Plymouth College of Art for the Crafts Magazine.

Telegraph Spark // NSPCC

I was commissioned by Telegraph Spark to work on their campaign with NSPCC. I photographed three survivors of childhood abuse who have spoken out to use their stories to help others in coming forward and to raise awareness of the prevalence of this issue. I also met and photographed Rob, a volunteer for the NSPCC […]

Dr. Roland Zahn // The Correspondent

Dr. Roland Zahn, Consultant Psychiatrist at King’s College, London photographed for the Correspondent. Dr. Zahn is leading the research into the prevalence of guilt among people who have experienced mood disorders – such as anxiety and depression – and how the findings can possibly shape future treatments.

Financial Times // Brecon By-Election

A really interesting commission from the Financial Times to cover the fascinating by-election is Brecon and Radnorshire. The Tory MP, Chris Davies was embroiled in an expense scandal and so a by-election was called. The Liberal Democrats won the seat off the Conversatives.

Telegraph Spark // Together Money

A commission from Telegraph Spark in conjunction with Together Money, shot at Fletchers Methodist Church in Telford. Marc Chamberlain, who Together provided a commercial mortgage for to turn a disused Methodist church (Fletcher’s Methodist Church) in Madeley, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, into a leisure complex featuring bar/restaurant. The story is about how to breathe new life […]

NBC News – Refugee integration in Wales

I was commissioned by NBC News to photograph for a feature written by Saphora Smith, which looks at the ‘nation of sanctuary’ policy implemented by the Welsh Government in order to provide better integration for refugees. This can be through employment, social and language opportunities. Full article can be found here :

Monocle – Escapist 2019 – Athens, Greece.

Monocle magazine commissioned me in early April to photograph the town of Vouliagmeni on the ‘Greek Riviera’- 20 mins outside of Athens- for their annual ‘Escapist’ publication. The area is famous for its watersports, seafood and slow pace of life. I was lucky enough to spend 3 days meeting local business owners and residents, exploring […]

Guardian Labs- Mental Heath Supplement

Guardian Labs commissioned me for their Mental Health supplement as part of #mentalhealthawareness week. I photographed Rachel Williams, a survivor of domestic abuse. Rachel is now is an active campaigner about changes in the law surrounding this issue. I also photographed residents at a care home in Tredegar, where they are using VR technology to […]

Guardian Labs – Compare the Market

Guardian Labs commissioned me to photograph 10 case studies across the UK for a project they were working on with Compare the Market looking at how people can save money with energy bills and consequently how this surplus cash can be put to a better use Some links to the stories :

Crafts Magazine – Mark Reddy and Jacqueline Moore

Crafts magazine commissioned me to photograph Jacqueline Moore, owner of the new Hauser and Wirth gallery in Somerset and her partner Mark Reddy, who is a an accomplished spoon carver for their April/May 2019 issue.

The New York Times – Wylfa Newydd, Anglesey

I travelled to Anglesey with writer Stanley Reed in November 2018 to explore the potential impacts of the proposed nuclear power plant at Wylfa Newydd, on the local community, environment and economy. Full article here :

Monocle – Emirates – Dubai

I was commissioned by Monocle back in September for a really fascinating shoot in Dubai, which was an inside look into one of the world’s biggest airlines, Emirates. Myself and the writer spent 2 days with behind the scenes access at the awe-inspiring training and catering facilities – we also met and photographed the CEO, […]

San Miguel Rich List – Andrew Grundon
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I had the pleasure of being involved with the San Miguel ‘rich list’ for the third year. This time I photographed traditional sign maker, Andrew Grundon, at his beautiful studio near Bodmin, Cornwall. Each year 20 participants are selected from around the globe to share their enriching tales. More can be found here:

Guardian Labs and Royal Canin – Kate Faithfull-Williams
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Well-being writer, Kate Faithfull-Williams photographed at her home in London for Guardian Labs and Royal Canin.  

British Red Cross – Isolation and Loneliness

British Red Cross recently commissioned me to photograph BRC support user, Catherine, who has utilised their Connecting Communities team, which helps individuals who are experiencing isolation and loneliness within their community. Catherine has recently registered her dog as an emotional support pet through a US agency and is currently hoping to raise awareness in the […]

209 Women exhibition

I’m really pleased to be involved in a timely photography initiative – 209 women- marking the centenary of the first women in the UK gaining the vote as well as the first female MP being elected to UK Parliament. To commemorate this occasion, 209 female photographers based in the UK will be photographing the 209 […]

Ilford CC for Natwest Cricket and Guardian Labs

At the end of July I visited Ilford CC home to Ilford and Ilford Town for Natwest cricket and Guardian Labs. England cricket legends Nasser Hussain – who trained there as a youngster- and Sajid Mohammed were also there providing coaching sessions for the younger members. The full article can be found here [Best_Wordpress_Gallery […]

Sileby Ladies Cricket for Guardian Labs and Natwest

I photographed a match day of the ladies cricket team of Sileby CC in Leicestershire on a sweltering hot July Sunday for the Guardian Labs in association with Natwest. England players Jenny Gunn (pictured) and Charlotte Edwards were there to provide coaching sessions for the players prior to the match. Full article here:   […]

Guardian Feast – Ynyshir restaurant

I travelled to Ynyshir restaurant in Snowdonia (for the second time in fortnight, bizarrely) to photograph the beautiful Michelin starred Ynyshir restaurant run by Chef, Gareth Ward and Amelia         [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”55″ gal_title=”Ynyshir – Guardian”]                    

Dee Caffari for The Sunday Times magazine

I was commissioned to photograph record breaking  yachtswoman Dee Caffari for the Me and my motor section of the Sunday Times magazine in Cardiff Bay. Dee was at the end of her round the world sailing trip with her team as part of the Volvo Ocean Race.  

Telegraph Magazine – Cobrey Farm

I travelled to the beautiful Wye Valley for the Telegraph magazine to photograph Chris Chinn of Cobrey Farm for their Best of British column.

Crafts magazine – James and Tilla Waters

I photographed husband and wife ceramicists, James and Tilla Waters at their beautiful studio in West Wales for Crafts magazine. The full gallery can be found under my ‘commissioned’ page.    

Guardian Weekend magazine – Huw Richards
Huw Richards photographed for the Guardian Weekend in his vegetable garden in Tregaron, Wales

I travelled to beautiful Tregaron to photograph Huw Richards, young gardener and you tube sensation, as part of a feature on young gardeners around the UK published in the Guardian Weekend magazine. The full article can be found here

Guardian Weekend magazine – Family – Ally Castle

My portrait of Ally Castle accompanies her moving and insightful article about the difficulties – as a disabled and single woman – to adopt and start a family.  Full article here:      

Guardian Labs – Carole Boulanger ICT nurse

I travelled to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital so photograph ICT Carole Boulanger while she was on duty, busily attending to the patients in critical care. Carole spent 10 years helping to create the new national role of advanced clinical care practitioner (ACCT) and was also elected to the Council of the European Society of […]

Guardian Labs – Isle of Man – Steampacket Ferry

I was commissioned back in September 2017 by the Guardian Labs to accompany travel writer, Rhonda Carrier, her husband Conrad- also a writer- and their 3 sons to the Isle of Man for a weekend. Rhonda’s travel writing focusses on travelling with children and the family were eager to experience some of the many adventure […]

Guardian Weekend magazine – Haemophilia factor VIII blood scandal

    I was commissioned to photograph some of the people affected by the horrific haemophilia blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s and which continues to devastate lives to this day. The British government of the time, imported blood from the USA which was unregulated and contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C – nearly […]

The Guardian Weekend magazine – Kate Harding
Kate Harding who wrote about her husband's recent suicide, photographed in Hereford for the Guardian Weekend magazine

I was commissioned by the Guardian Weekend magazine to photograph Kate Harding, whose husband, Richard sadly committed suicide in October 2017. Kate and Richard had two children together, now teenagers and the article is a moving account of their experience during this traumatic period. The full story can be found here:      

Piercings of South Wales for the Guardian
Teenagers in South Wales photographed for the Guardian to accompany a story by Steven Morris regarding the new laws recently implemented by the Welsh Government , banning intimate piercing for under 18s.

I was recently commissioned by the Guardian to photograph a news story written by Steven Morris. The Welsh government have recently implemented new laws for under 18s, banning intimate piercings.

Alex Bishop guitars for Crafts magazine
Alex bishop guitar maker photographed by Francesca Jones for Crafts magazine at his studio in Corsham, Wiltshire

Back in November 2017 I was commissioned by Crafts magazine to photograph the talented guitar maker, Alex Bishop at his studio in Corsham, Wiltshire. Out now in the current issue of Crafts magazine         [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”51″ gal_title=”Crafts magazine”]

Guardian Weekend feature – Homelessness in England
Guardian Weekend feature by Erica Buist looking at the rise in homelessness in England during 2017

In November 2017, I was commissioned by the Guardian Weekend magazine to photograph several people who found themselves suddenly homeless and the difficulties they faced when trying to secure help and accommodation.  The images accompanied a piece ghost written by Erica Buist and was published on 16th December 2017.     [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”48″ gal_title=”guardian weekend […]

Monocle Winter Weekly – Rococo Chocolates
Rococo chocolate shop, flagship store on motcomb street, belgravia, London photographed for Monocle magazine.

I photographed Rococo chocolate’s flagship store on Motcomb Street, London for Monocle Winter Weekly newspaper.    

San Miguel Rich List 2017 with Evening Standard
Origami artist, Kyla McCallum of Foldability photographed in her studio, East London for San Miguel rich list 2017 and Evening Standard.

During September, I had the pleasure of photographing 4 people who had been selected for the San Miguel rich list 2017. Designed as an alternative rich list to the famous Times rich list, the people featured are often artists or craftspeople pursuing their passions in life from which they make a living. I was lucky […]

Monocle Summer Weekly
Monocle shoot in Somerset at Bickfield Farm

Myself and writer, Josh Fenhert visited several Jersey cow dairy farms in Somerset during the summer that wasn’t for the new Monocle Summer weekly newspaper – luckily the heavens stayed closed for an hour or so to get some shots. Dairy famers here have been working with The Estate Dairy, who pride themselves on buying […]

Portrait of Britain 2017

Really pleased to have my portrait of Vivienne Rickman – Poole, outdoor swimmer, artist and educator selected for the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain 2017. The exhibition will be showing on digital screens up and down the country at shopping centres, rail stations etc from 1st- 30th September 2017. The image was shot […]

Monocle – Floom
Floom founder Lana Elie photographed with investors Greg Stogdon and Maria-Christina at The Fresh Flower workshop in East Dulwich, London for Monocle magazine

I recently photographed Floom founder, Lana Elie with 2 of the company investors – Greg Stogdon SVP at Burberry Creative and Maria – Christina Copinger Symes at The Fresh Flower workshop in East Dulwich for the October 2017 issue of Monocle magazine. Also a few extras from the florists doing their creative thing in the […]

The Sunday Times magazine – Sarfraz Manoor

I photographed journalist and broadcaster, Sarfraz Manoor and his wife, Bridget and 2 children Ezra and Laila to accompany an insightful piece he’d written about cultural integration in the U.K.   Sign up and login to read the full article here:  

Financial Times – Special Report Cardiff

I recently photographed a few faces and places around Cardiff for an FT Special Report looking at culture and business in the city. I visited Paul McCarthy,  Rightacres who is overseeing the huge redevelopment at Central Square, Jon Rennie of Cloth Cat Animation and Christopher Ganje of Amplyfi   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”26″ gal_title=”FT”]

The Telegraph magazine – Hilltop Honey

I photographed Scott Davies of Hilltop Honey back in April for the Telegraph magazine. It was really inspiring meeting Scott as he has created a remarkable brand and company in only 6 years having had no prior bee keeping experience. It was quite a fun shoot trying to photograph Scott whilst the bees were attacking […]

Recent work for Guardian Labs

I recently had the pleasure of photographing 2 more commissions for Guardian Labs. The first was down in Somerset of flower grower and florist Jan, who had left a job in London as an editor to pursue her passion in the countryside. The second of author Katharine Norbury who splits her time between London and […]

Monocle magazine

I was recently commissioned to photograph the directors behind the world famous literary festival in Hay on Wye, Wales for Monocle magazine  

Tom Watkins, real life pet detective photographed for The Telegraph Magazine

In March, myself and writer Guy Kelly, spent the day with Animal Rescue UK – or more colloquially, the pet detectives for a feature in The Telegraph Magazine. I was looking forward to this commission as I didn’t really know what to expect and thought it might be an interesting insight into a profession I […]

Jody Clark at The Royal Mint, Telegraph Magazine

I was recently commissioned but the Telegraph Magazine to visit The Royal Mint and photograph coin designer, Jody Clark who is  behind the new portrait of the Queen which features on new British sterling.  

Women Photograph

Really thrilled to be part of the Women Photograph catalogue – an online platform showcasing the work of female photographers from 67 countries. Check out the full line-up here  

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks John from Glamorgan Christmas Trees for patiently allowing me to take his portrait, despite the steady trickle of customers eager to pick their perfect spruce.  

Guardian Labs in association with San Miguel

I was recently commissioned for a shoot in Snowdonia for Guardian Labs in association with San Miguel. As a great fan of the outdoors I was really excited at the prospect of spending a day traipsing around one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. As part of San Miguel’s new campaign ” the […]

Guardian Weekend feature

A few weeks ago I shot a feature about the grizzly goings-on in a small Welsh town, Beddau. A fascinating yet highly bizarre story, I was asked to photograph the residents who had been involved in the unravelling of a murder trail stretching back almost 20 years. Full article by Karen McVeigh here   […]

Visit Wales magazine – Skomer Island.

Recent commission for Visit Wales magazine on the wildlife haven of Skomer Island, off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Children’s author, Lucy Griffiths, has written books inspired by the island and it’s thousands of winged inhabitants. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”22″ gal_title=”Visit Wales”]        

RPS Print exhibition shortlist

Really delighted the my portrait taken last summer in Jackson’s Bay, Barry has been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society’s 158th print exhibition. From the shortlist, 100 images will be selected to exhibited at several venues across the U.K.  

Best of British; Henry May – Telegraph Magazine

  Recent feature (and a few extras!) I shot for the Telegraph Magazine near Hereford. Henry May, who spend many years collecting rare cider apples and replanting them at his Tidnor Wood orchard. The collection has now been taken over by the National Trust . [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”20″ gal_title=”Telegraph Magazine”]    

Crickhowell; Fair tax town for Der Spiegel magazine

Recent commission for German newsweekly, Der Spiegel magazine. Interesting story about a small Welsh town, using the same loopholes as big corporations who avoid paying tax, in order to highlight the unfairness of the U.K tax system. Pictured here is local cafe owner, Steve Lewis, who spearheaded the campaign “Crickhowell; fair tax town”.

Easter excursion

Not that you need an excuse to go for a ramble but bank holidays are good ones to escape the city for a few hours (and to test out new lenses.) Nothing better than spending a few hours by the sea. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”15″ gal_title=”Ogmore”]

Terry Setch

As part of a workshop I participated in at the end of last year, we were required to develop and partly photograph a project idea in order to work on it during the workshop. Although, I’m not pursuing this particular idea anymore –  the week enabled me to extract a separate idea from my initial […]

The Shed Project – Smith Journal

A recent commission  for Australian magazine, Smith Journal of Lee John Phillips and his wonderfully eccentric and inspiring Shed Project. Lee’s an amazing illustrator and I had great  pleasure meeting and photographing him, whilst learning about his project.Over the course of roughly 5 years, he plans to draw and record the contents of his late […]

Portrait Salon

Many thanks to Emma Taylor of Creative Advice Network ( for selecting my portrait from 2014’s competition, for the 2015 Portrait Salon publication, celebrating their 5th year. Also for the wonderful text which accompanied it. Honoured! Emma wrote: ” I scoured through the Portrait Salon archive determined to find a picture in a year other […]

Guardian Weekend – Living with Down’s Syndrome

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”6″ gal_title=”Guardian”] A recent commission from the Guardian Weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the families and hearing their stories and at times it was difficult to shoot, as the children were so hilarious. I learnt a lot from these commissions, mainly expect the unexpected and thinking on one’s feet quickly. So overall a great […]

NOOR Masterclass in Documentary Photography

    Thrilled to be selected for the NOOR masterclass in documentary photography which takes places over a week in Amsterdam. It’s certainly going to be an invaluable workshop and I’m looking forward to meeting photographers from around Europe.   More info here :


I finally got round to going into the curious shop near my house, filled with violins and cellos. Howard, the proprietor was happy for me to come back and learn more about his trade and take some photographs. It’s a pretty fascinating business and Howard’s shop was a treasure trove of antique violins and more […]

The Printspace Photovoice Awards

Delighted that my work about Caldey Island has been shortlisted for The Printspace Photovoice awards on the theme “Community” Looking forward to the opening on the 20th August and meeting the rest of the entrants. More info here :