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Maurice Benard Book Cover Portraits

Maurice Benard Book Cover Portraits

Maurice Benard is an Emmy Award winning actor best known for his role as Sonny Corinthos on the hit show General Hospital. During my last visit to Los Angeles, I was commissioned by Harper Collins to capture a Portrait of Maurice for the books cover.

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Stephen Graham Portrait Sitting

Stephen Graham Portrait Sitting

Stephen accepted my invitation to sit for a portrait at the London Studio. I’ve admired his work for many years. Graham is not only a screen icon, but a fellow scouser.

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'The Taking of Christ' (Recreating Caravaggio)

'The Taking of Christ' (Recreating Caravaggio)

It’s not unusual for photographers to be inspired by other types of art. As you may have noticed there is a great deal of Renaissance Italian influence in my portraiture.

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Karl Pilkington Portrait Sitting Curtis Brown Management

Karl Pilkington Portrait Sitting Curtis Brown Management

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.

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Lisa Pescia Theatrical Portraits

Lisa Pescia Theatrical Portraits

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.

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James Purefoy Portrait Sitting

James Purefoy Portrait Sitting

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.

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Tess Harper Portrait Sitting

Tess Harper Portrait Sitting

Tess  Harper is an American actress. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role in 1983's Tender Mercies, and for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart. Her other film appearances include Flashpoint (1984), Ishtar (1987), Far North (1988), and No Country for Old Men (2007). She also had a recurring role on the first three seasons of Breaking Bad (2008–10).

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Armin Shimerman Portrait Sitting

Armin Shimerman Portrait Sitting

During my trip to LA in October 2018, I contacted Armin to arrange a second portrait sitting. My first took place in 2015 and I was anxious to have another opportunity to create a series of theatrical portraits. Armin Shimerman is an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), The Hitcher (1986) and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (2009).

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Ciarán Hinds Actor Portrait Sitting

Ciarán Hinds Actor Portrait Sitting

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.

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15 Minutes with Bill My tale of photographing a screen icon

15 Minutes with Bill My tale of photographing a screen icon

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.

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Caravaggio Style Actor Portraits

Caravaggio Style Actor Portraits

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

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Natalie Dormer Portrait Sitting

Natalie Dormer Portrait Sitting

Actress Natalie Dormer, star of Game of ThronesThe 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.

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Mark & Jacqueline Margolis

Mark & Jacqueline Margolis

As luck would have it while on assignment in Los Angeles Actor Mark Margolis, and his wife Actress Jacqueline Margolis where staying in the same Studio City hotel. I recognised Mark in the lobby having a sneaky cigarette, and introduced myself, he was very approachable and chatty. Mark has starred in dozens & dozens of films, from 1492 to HannibalThe Wrestler and of course Scarface

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Brent Spiner Portrait Sitting

Brent Spiner Portrait Sitting

Many may not know, that despite living in my home town of Liverpool and having my studio in the city, I work both Nationally and Internationally. Actor Brent Spiner, who best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Iain Glen Portrait Sitting

Iain Glen Portrait Sitting

Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor best known for his roles in the Resident Evil films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones. Iain accepted my invitation to sit for a portrait a few weeks ago.

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Sir Ian McKellen Portrait Sitting

Sir Ian McKellen Portrait Sitting

I invited Sir Ian to sit for a portrait session while he and Sir Patrick Stewart were performing Waiting for Godot in the Cort Theatre in New York and was flabbergasted when he accepted.

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Brian Cox CBE Portrait Sitting

Brian Cox CBE Portrait Sitting

I cannot begin to state the awe I felt when Brian Cox – even more so when he turned up for our London shoot on the back of a scooter.

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Ian McShane Portrait Sitting

Ian McShane Portrait Sitting

Ian McShane is an English Actor, Director, Producer and Voice Artist. From Lovejoy to Deadwood and Pirates of the Caribbean, McShane is a Screen legend. From a lawless saloon owner to the sexiest of beastly British mobsters, award-winning actor Ian McShane has, time and time again, captured the public’s attention by playing bad guys, scoundrels and thieves.

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David Warner Portrait Sitting

David Warner Portrait Sitting

Now 72 I wanted to capture a portrait of a more seasoned experienced Warner for my Northerners Portrait Exhibition. To Coax him into sitting, I wrote several letters to David’s various representing agencies both in the UK and USA; alas without a reply. Not giving up I discovered via Social Networking, David was attending at Hammer Horror Convention in London.

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