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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.

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Homage to Parkinson

THINKING: Norman Parkinson CBE (1913-1990) was a well known fashion photographer producing images for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and many other magazines.

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Homage to Icons

THINKING: This is a game of "Spot the Icon". The premise was to combine a series of well-known iconic nude photographs and paintings like a collection.

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Homage to Howard Schatz

THINKING: Howard Schatz was the photographer that most inspired me when I was starting out. He is most well known for his amazing underwater photography of dancers and athletes.

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Homage to Helmut Newton

THINKING: Helmut Newton is probably the most well known, and most copied, photographer in the art nude genre.

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Homage to Flaming June

THINKING: I am a huge fan of the pre-Raphaelite painters and their immediate successors in the latter half of the 1800's.

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Homage to David Hockney

THINKING: David Hockney developed his "joiner" technique as a way of exploring the idea of cubism in photography.