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Simplicity

THINKING: A shot seen so many times. Why do variations of this image have such appeal? Because of its absolute simplicity.

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Silhouette

THINKING: I wanted to create some sculptural looking poses with Allex and Shane together. However, we were shooting in their small apartment and on the face of it was going to give me the simplicity of space that I was looking for.

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Saving Images with Monochrome

THINKING: Sometimes you cannot achieve what you want to. In this image of Tillie posed within a corridor, I really wanted a colour shot.

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Projection

THINKING: Projection in photography was once used a lot. Much like back projection in films it was used to provide a variety of backdrops.

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Mud

THINKING: I set out to create some statues but along the way I discovered that I liked the effect of human eyes locked in the stone form so pursued that aspect further.

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Movement

THINKING: Shooting in studio with flash means that often too much is frozen in mid-movement leading to very static action shots.

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Montage

THINKING: I had worked in this abandoned office space before and knew I wanted to create this shot with Freya.

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Leading Lines

THINKING: As photographers, we are always naturally inclined to position a subject in front of a background and shoot square on to the background.

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Homage to Willy Ronis

THINKING: My father was a photographer before me and that fact alone has clearly influenced my own photographic career.

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Homage to the Last Supper

THINKING: There is a saying amongst creatives, "if you're going to steal, steal from the best"! I suppose Leonardo's Last Supper must be one of the most well known paintings in the world.