When is St James Park at its most beautiful? As a visitor, I would say late afternoon when the sun is golden and the birds are relaxing for the evening. But as a photographer I believe it is dawn. So at 4.30am I hauled my lazy derrière out of bed, jumped in my little car […]
The pandemic has been pretty challenging for me, and yet it came with the most enormous gift. I was working as a portrait photographer, but something wasn’t gelling. I just couldn’t seem to move forward with it. Then lockdown happened. It was very frightening indeed, because I was completely unable to work. But it gave […]
Clambering through a thicket I emerged into the most peaceful, golden scene imaginable. The view is of St Patrick’s Church and adjacent spire on Lough Beg, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The idea that what we see is not what is really there is a haunting one. Have we misunderstood everything? Do we see what others see? In this exhibition I explore the mystery of the limits on our perception and the idea that perfect beauty exceeds our visual capacity. The book at the heart of […]
Words and picture by Fiona Campbell Hicks. Thank you to my beloved 2nd cousin by marriage, Sary, who was a Cambodian angel and hosted me when Raffles were overbooked, and guided me around the city. The amazing thing was that I didn’t know of her existence until I got to Cambodia!
So I promised you the full low down on the fantabulous Sarra’s shoot. I loved this shoot because Sarra was totally open to being creative and trying anything. She was keen to get some glamorous photographs to present to her husband Steve for his birthday. She also wanted a serious photo for her linked in […]
So what is contemporary portraiture? It is a bespoke service that aims to capture women as their true selves, only on an exceptionally fabulous, slim, beautiful day. For some women it’s a useful way to get a good Linked-In portrait, for others it veers more towards boudoir for their husbands delectation. It can be alluring, […]
Loved photographing the brilliant Holly and Tom at the Barbican. Holly works in the NHS, and Tom is a doctor specialising in anaesthesia and trauma injuries. So, both courageous people then! They met at Oxford, and have been together ever since. Now they live in Islington, just down the road from me.It poured with rain but […]
It began inauspiciously. The morning of Katy and Phil’s shoot saw a proper English rain shower. We talked about whether to postpone, but finding a new date was going to be hard. Yr.no my favourite weather prediction service, promised clear skies from 3pm and sure enough at exactly the moment we arrived at Virginia Waters, the […]