"...It's safe to say there were more fleeting glances at Instagram than studies of the Caneletto or Caravaggio masterpieces on display... such is (modern) life..."Read More
"... Many venues give you classic shots, images which work every time. It’s not that as a creative individual you’ve run out of ideas by embracing them - it’s more that you know a little bit of magic will almost certainly occur there, so you make sure you’re ready…Read More
"... This incredible 25 meter specimen was named Hope and put on display to the public during the Hall's 2017 overhaul..."Read More
"I wish the very best Christmas to all my clients, colleagues and friends, together with anybody who's crossed my path this year, even the numerous grumpy clerics. Well, it takes all sorts..."Read More
"Whether in her traditional Chinese dress during the morning, or in her wedding dress, she was the epitome of a calm and happy bride, savouring the company of family and friends..."Read More
I'm prepared to bet that at some point you'll have seen, probably very briefly, the work of photographer, Jacques Lowe. You just didn't know it.
Following a chance meeting in 1958, Lowe struck up a friendship with a certain John F Kennedy, and a result a trusted working relationship was formed. Lowe was given privileged access to the Kennedy family during the presidential campaign, then JFK's subsequent and all to brief term in office.
It doesn't matter if you have zero interest in US politics in the 1960's, these iconic monochrome frames will have passed before your eyes anyway. Because whenever newspapers and magazines need to illustrate the Kennedy family's legendary, tragic political story, it is usually some of Lowe's work which is featured.
Some of these evocative, priceless images, including some never seen before, have been published in a book called The Kennedy Years. This is thoughtful, intelligent photography with real heft and presence - inspiring to say the least. If you love black and white photography, this is must buy...
"... this amazing location - tucked away off Fleet Street near the river Thames, is steeped in some of the richest memories in British history..."Read More
"... So, over Blackfriars Bridge we all ventured, and in the middle of fun this image, to my mind, summed-up their whole attitude to the wedding..."Read More
"As soon as Becky and Nick rocketed around the dance floor like complete pros, I was unsure whether I could capture the movement and energy of the routine..."Read More
"... Five Came Back is at times almost overwhelming in its detail and varied subject matter, chronicling so many facets of how film and war intertwined during World War II..."Read More
So I donned my tux and switched on the cameras, the rest was laid out before me to record. What a great job this is...Read More
I'm being commissioned more and more to shoot smaller weddings in venues with a very intimate feel. It might be a private dining rooms in a luxury boutique hotel or a lovely residence with a family party feel. Yet in every case, the events are very specific in their design and attention to detail is of paramount importance.
One such recent shoot was at The Connaught hotel in the heart of London's Mayfair. This stunning venue dates back to 1815 (when it was called The Coburg) and, in its various incarnations, has always been frequented by the great and good.
Katy and Jonathan had chosen to hold their small wedding ceremony close by - at The Mayfair Library - before they and their party walked through the gardens behind Farm St Church and into Mount Street.
After a relaxed drinks reception the 30 or so guests were treated to a sumptuous meal in The Carlos Room, and it's here we photographically pick up the day, because the detail was absolutely stunning...
Entirely lit by candles, Katy's vision was brought to life by suppliers operating at the very top of their game. I recall walking into the room and being struck by the soft orange hue. The light whispered pure luxury while still being inviting and comfortable - the perfect combination which allowed this tight-knit group of family and friends to enjoy themselves to the full.
So, in the hope the photography reflects the scene, here is a little corner of The Connaught in all its romantic glory.
Below, as usual, are only a few from the set. Click any thumbnail to enlarge...
"With drinks over, I shadowed the wedding party all the way to check-in for Paris..."Read More
"...A lovely day with good people - it's why doing this job is a pleasure..."Read More