This week as part of my ongoing project to photograph each new Lord Mayor of Liverpool. Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Concepcion, very graciously posed for my lens at the Liverpool Town Hall this week. Cllr Conception has only just taken up the role of Lord Mayor. A retired Vauxhall Motors worker and senior shop steward, Cllr Concepcion grew up in the city centre and now lives in Knotty Ash, close to the new Alder Hey Hospital. He was first elected to the city council 25 years ago. As a Liverpool photographer I continually play a role in Photographing its most distinguished politicians and citizens.
Local Liverpool fashion designer Siobhan Molloy Commissioned me to photograph a look-book of her latest designs at the Liverpool Studio. If you are a fashion designer in need of a look-book, please get in touch. I have a competitive and affordable service.
Magician Sean Heydon booked a Portrait Session at the Liverpool Studio to update his portfolio material. I seem to be photographing a great deal of Magicians only recently photographing Philip Hitchcock a few weeks ago. If you are a Magician or another artist in need of a photoshoot, please take a look at the comprehensive service I can offer right here in Liverpool, or across the UK.
Sir Stuart Peach is a veteran soldier who has amassed a staggering 38 years of service in the Royal Air Force, earning the rank Air Chief Marshal. Even though I’m a professional photographer, I will forever be a historian in my heart. Over the years, I have managed to hone my skills and discovered how to marry my passion with my profession. So when I am tasked with private portrait sittings for politicians, military figures and others of significant standing, I tend to look back in time towards historical portraiture for inspiration. Drawing on the work of Holbein, Dürer, da Vinci and Gros, as well as portrait photographers such as Karsh, I always hope to produce a frame worthy of documenting. In short, I hope that future historians will one day use my work as a source to discover the personality and soul of each sitter.
My sitting with Sir Stuart was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create the perfect military portrait. Bathed in the illustrious history of Whitehall, we conducted the session in the MOD Building – a perfect location to capture the experience, rank and authority of the subject. Employing direct eye contact with the lens, full military garb and a solemn posture, the frame urges the viewer to look into his eyes, demanding the utmost respect his title dictates. Images where taken with the Mamiya Leaf Credo 40 and 80mm f/2.8 LS D Lens.
Olympic Gymnast Beth Tweddle, sat for Portrait Photoshoot at my Liverpool Studio this week. Beth is the most successful British gymnast, in the history of the sport. She was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games.
With an instantly recognizable face, Sir Patrick Stewart has been a stalwart of the stage and screen, most widely known for his turn as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the subsequent feature films. He has also appeared as, who is now, the iconic Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series.
When Sir Patrick arrived at the Neo Studios in Manhattan, I was a complete bag of nerves. How do you go from being a complete fanboy over somebody’s work to actually meeting and working with them? Thankfully, I managed to push my Trekkie urges to the back of my mind and shook the man’s hand.
I was well aware that there are very few pictures of him that are not in character, so in our discussion before the shoot, I told him that I wanted to try to capture who he was as a person. We took a few pictures in order to get a grasp on his best facial positions and the appropriate height for the camera. From there, Sir Patrick did the rest of the work.
As a vintage actor, he so effortlessly performed the expressions and emotions we both thought suitable – matching his natural kindness with a fierce intensity. Throughout the entire shoot, he was curious, warm and extremely polite, making this thirty minute session an absolute joy to take part in.
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