Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kissing for Money

I’m doing the artwork for a set of prints for a portfolio presentation on Tuesday. This means searching the archive for pictures that might fit the brief, or at least demonstrate we’re capable of taking ones that do.

I found this, which was shot in Leeds for a Vauxhall ad with the headline ‘If anything gets overheated, it won’t be the car’. It’s one of my favourite advertising pictures from what was a really productive and exciting time for us in early 2002. I think it captures a really believable moment and has a good feel about it. Casting the real-life kissing couple spotted by Keely one Saturday night at The Hi-Fi Club is what really made it work. I wonder if they’re still together?

As for the photograph itself, I was lucky with the pink and blue washes framing the couple and the sparkling lights from the shops as I have no recollection of seeing them when I took it.

Thinking about it, there might have been two photographers on the shoot so this might not even be my picture. Still, I’m glad somebody got it.

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King of The Lane

I photographed Ledley King’s testimonial at White Hart Lane on Monday night and had some really good access to the players. Ledley was club captain when we published our two behind-the-scenes books with Spurs and I know him from my time with the England team. It was a great night, a pleasure to photograph and just up the road on the bus.

The club has posted a gallery of the best pictures and it’s been interesting to read some of the comments about them from fans:

Ledley King Testimonial

This is my personal favourite – Ledley and his son Coby walking out onto the pitch before kick-off.

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