My niece, ladies and gentlemen

At Christmas I got to meet my niece, Maisie, for the first time. She’s awesome in that way an unashamedly proud uncle knows she is. Naturally I shot a bunch of photos of her, a small selection of which you can view here.

However, my favourite photo might be this outtake, taken by her father, in which Maisie begins perfecting a facial expression that will be much needed when she has to listen to her uncle telling stories. An expression I call “the affectionate skeptic”.

"Yeah... sure."

Portrait Photo Series: Jessie

I shot a whole bunch of photos of my friend Jessie the other week. Here are three. I’m still working out how creative I want to be with the others. Simple colour tweaking, additional graphical elements, or all-out scene creations like the third one below?

Jessie

Jessie

Jessie

Getting inked

If you follow me on twitter then you’ll already know that I’ve spent the last two months getting a tattoo. Two months and a total of ten hours work. I didn’t know it would take quite so long when I first walked into the tattoo parlour. I was eager. I’d spent a long time thinking about what kind of tattoo I wanted and where (black ink, dot-work, right forearm) and had done my research to find an artist in London who worked in the style I wanted (Rod Medina of King’s Cross Tattoo Parlour - I recommend him 100%). It’s a sizeable tattoo, yet not huge. But detailed dot-work like this takes time.

I love it.

The reason for the blog post is I’ve been asked to provide photos. The tattoo has now healed so I snapped a few before leaving for work this morning. Here they are.

The End of Movember

Movember (and, of course, November) has come to an end. I didn’t take part myself, already having a moustache and other facial hair, but I did take photos of my colleagues’ efforts. I thought I’d share them here. Some pretty impressive soup strainers as you can see.

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