Two years ago today, I woke in Eastern Iceland to this weather: Continue reading The Story Behind the Photo – Vestrahorn
I have just been in the Nottingham and Leicester area for a shoot for Teenage Cancer Trust. While there, I took advantage of the opportunity to get a photo that I have been wanting to capture for years now. Continue reading The story behind the photo: The Cloudmakers
I recently submitted a portfolio of images to the Guild of Photographers for adjudication with the aim of receiving an official qualification from the Guild. My submission was successful, and as the work I submitted was commercial, rather than weddings or portraits, I’m putting my brief and the chosen images here to help anyone else looking to select images for a Guild professional qualification (QGPP). Continue reading Guild Qualified
You may have seen an article recently about the last cheeseburger sold by McDonald’s in Iceland doing the rounds – initially published on the website of Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið and the Reykjavík Grapevine, it soon spread to the Huffington Post and eventually made it onto the websites of the Daily Mail, the Mirror, and others.
Apart from Morgunblaðið and the Grapevine, however, none of the publications in question bothered to contact Hjörtur Smárason, the person who purchased said burger; instead reprinting a quotation from the time he handed the burger over to the Museum of Iceland, in 2012. I managed to perform a task seemingly beyond the world’s media, and tracked Hjörtur down, admittedly not difficult given that (a) he is a good friend of mine and (b) as he points out on his Facebook profile, he is the only person in the history of the world to have that name. Here’s what he had to say about the whole fuss. Continue reading EXCLUSIVE! An interview with the Icelandic McDonald’s burger man
In place of an end-of-year list or restrospective post, I thought I’d write a few words about one of my favourite photos from the year; not just to look at, but probably one of the most enjoyable to shoot…