James sat for a photoshoot in New York last month; the portraits where taken for for my Selah project. Directing James I asked him to imagine he had taken a long pilgrimage. Now reaching the end of the journey, my impetus was to capture a man of faith who is almost pensive, taking the time to meditate and reflect.
Tobias Menzies is a stage, television and film actor. He is best known for his role as Brutus in HBO's Rome, Edmure Tully in HBO's Game of Thrones, and the dual roles of Frank and Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall in STARZ's Outlander, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Tessa Auberjonois talented Actress and Voice over artist arranged her actors headshots session at the Los Angeles Studio. In addition to her on-screen work, she's a critically acclaimed and versatile stage actress.
Jamie Lomas is an English television actor, known for his roles as Warren Fox in Hollyoaks, Jake Stone in EastEnders and Jeff Durkin in Coronation Street. Jamie very kindly agreed to sit for a portrait at the Liverpool Studio. The portrait will be featured in my Northerners Exhibition, taking place in Manchester from the 1st August 2019.
Hugh Frasier is a British Actor, Author and Theatre Director. Sitting for a portrait at the London Studio it was exciting to meet and work with Hugh. Particularly I’ve enjoyed his role’s as Captain Hastings in Poirot and Wellington in the television series Sharpe.
Recently I was commissioned by Curtis Brown Management to capture a series of promotional portraiture for Karl Pilkington. An English travel show presenter, actor, author and all-round funny man who shot to fame alongside Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant with the radio programme, the Ricky Gervais Show.
Lisa Pescia is a 25 year veteran stage and screen actor, known for such shows as Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Mentalist. Arranging a session at the West Hollywood Studio, Lisa has been a fan of my style of Actors Headshots and Portraits for quite some time.
Actor James Purefoy is a remarkable stage and screen presence. From jousting Heath Ledger in 2001’s pulpy A Knight’s Tale to manipulating a cult of serial killers in Fox’s The Following, James has appeared in a wider range of film, television and theatre productions than the lion’s share of his contemporaries.
Ciarán was very kind to accept my invitation to sit for a portrait in March of this year. The sitting was very memorable, Hinds was astonishing, creating expressions and emotions that almost hold the viewer. My directional inspiration for the sitting flowed from three themes. The first to capture Ciarán as a penitent man, who believes, the second, a focused individual, the third a man who doubts. Hinds created complex and vigorous characters were embodied by energy and animation.
William Shatner is best known for his role as Captain James T Kirk on the Starship Enterprise. I’ve had the honour and pleasure of having him in front of my lens on two occasions. In total my time spent photographing him has equated to 15 minutes. 15 minutes with Bill.
Renaissance portraiture and the use of chiaroscuro by the masters has been of immense inspiration to my photographic style. For those unfamiliar, chiaroscuro is an oil painting technique, developed during the Renaissance.
Actress Natalie Dormer, star of Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games and The Tudors. Sat for a portrait at the London Studio several weeks ago. I wrote to Natalie inviting her to sit for my Expressive Portraits Project just over a year ago; it just goes to show how many letters and requests she receives. Natalie is exceptionally talented with an incredible natural beauty.