County Farms Project

In its report ‘Reviving County Farms’ the authors, CPRE, state that ‘County farms are smallholdings owned by local authorities and originally intended to be let out to young and first-time farmers, sometimes at below-market rents. They are a vital ‘first rung on the farming ladder’ for newcomers to a sector that has high up-front capital […]

Homelessness

Documentary photography style project highlighting homelessness In October the homeless charity, Stonepillow, allowed me access to their facilities to see the work they do and meet the people they support, their clients. I’ve always thought ‘homeless charity’ is an odd descriptor in as much as it suggests the charity itself is homeless but in Stonepillow’s […]

Wind beneath the wings – documentary photography assignment

Documentary Photography for FSMU Last week I travelled to Uganda with a British educational charity, Okwasa and FMSU, who currently support two schools in a rural parish in Eastern Uganda a few miles from Busembatia, and a house for former orphaned students in nearby Jinja. My role was to document the school, the students and […]

CSR Photography

Social Impact Photography

Employing documentary photography to document CSR impact Despite the pressures of rising costs that are squeezing the margins of businesses, I’ve spent much of this year on CSR photography; working with businesses who want to engage their employees with corporate sustainability objectives, or CSR, or ESG, or whatever else they may call it. I’ve been […]

Ice Cream Economy – a photo essay

Photo essay

Last year I came across a number of reports and articles about the growing poverty in coastal towns around the UK, this is a photo essay about Bognor Regis

Visual Branding

How I approached a series of portraits from a visual branding perspective. Spotify states: Any artist who thinks they can build a career just on the merit of their sound would be wise to take a glance back at history. From Elvis’s hypnotic hips to the Rolling Stones’ impudent tongue logo to Madonna’s outré Jean-Paul Gaultier cone bras, […]

Writing great photography proposals

Portrait of Artist Brian Davey painting in his studio

Photography proposals require time, effort and imagination. My advice is to always start with a blank document. A proposal is not just for one project, it’s about the potential to build a relationship that may last for years.