December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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September 2012 Archive

Cambridge college weddings

Posted in Wedding Photography at 09:00 on 28/09/2012

I love photographing weddings at Cambridge colleges, and Emily & David's wedding at Christ's College was no exception. As well as offering a beautiful setting, Cambridge college weddings offer another great advantage: simple logistics if the ceremony and wedding reception are taking place in the same location!

I'll post more pictures from Emily & David's wedding next week, but in the meantime here's one of my favourite photographs from their wedding at Christ's College as they walk towards their drinks reception.

Cambridge College Weddings

Closing weekend of the 2012 Cambridge Film Festival

Posted in Commercial and PR at 20:21 on 23/09/2012

It's already been a busy day for Cambridge Film Festival blog posts from me, so I'm going to be brief with my final post from the festival. Here are a few highlights of the closing weekend to go with my earlier silent film post and Bill & Katie's wedding.

First up, we've got director Bryn Higgins, who brought Unconditional to the festival:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Next up, John Sweeney, who provided the live soundtrack to Hitchcock's Blackmail:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Next up, a couple of highlights from James Mackay's Microcinema strand. First, we've got filmmakers Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pail, who premiered Savage Witches at the Cambridge Film Festival:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

And William Fowler of the BFI curating a set of films by William Lacey:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

The closing weekend also played host to producer Isona Passola, who brought the amazingly popular Black Bread here as part of the festival's Catalan strand:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

…and Dylan Richards, who directed Richard Burton: The Secret:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

The regular highlight of the closing night is always the surprise movie. This year, the sense of occasion was highlighted by the security clampdown that saw everyone surrendering their phones on the way into the screening. Somehow, my little ol' camera (I'm good at this understatement thing, aren't I?) didn't count, so here's the sold-out crowd and festival director Tony Jones closing the festival:

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Cambridge Film Festival 2012

Silent film at the Cambridge Film Festival with Neil Brand

Posted in Commercial and PR at 12:23 on 23/09/2012

Ever since I took a chance and decided to watch some of Dviga Vertov's work at the Cambridge Film Festival a good ten or so years ago, I've loved watching silent film with live music. The Cambridge Film Festival is always a great place to get my fix, especially because the amazing Neil Brand is often on hand.

I missed what by all accounts was an amazing soundtrack for The Ring, but here are a few of my favourite pictures from Neil accompanying Aelita, Queen of Mars (I'm keeping with the Soviet film theme in this blog post) and entertaining a cinema full of children with Not-So-Silent-Cinema, a Cambridge Children's Film Festival event that turned the smaller members of the audience into part of the orchestra.

Not-So-Silent-Cinema:

silent film Neil Brand

silent film Neil Brand

silent film Neil Brand

Ian Christie introducing Aelita, Queen of Mars:

silent film Neil Brand

silent film Neil Brand

Bill & Katie's wedding at… the Cambridge Film Festival?!?

Posted in Wedding Photography at 12:14 on 23/09/2012

No, I haven't accidentally mashed the titles of two separate blog posts together to create a mutant hybrid of my wedding photography work and the work that I do for the Cambridge Film Festival. Bill Thompson, a tireless bundle of creative energy who's been involved in the Cambridge Film Festival for much of the time that I've been working with it, got married yesterday and the wedding party came along to the Arts Picturehouse for a special screening put together by festival director Tony Jones.

The first picture is one I've wanted to take since watching the opening sequence of Amelie at an impressionable age: a screen full of happy people enjoying the cinema. In this case, it was a Buster Keaton clip, soundtracked by Neil Brand.

Congratulations to Bill & Katie!

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2012 Cambridge Film Festival - opening weekend

Posted in Commercial and PR at 09:56 on 20/09/2012

I've been back in Cambridge for the 2012 Cambridge Film Festival, which is my eighth Cambridge Film Festival - I've covered every single one of them since 2005! Here's a selection of the highlights from the opening weekend.

Let's start with French director Robert Guédiguian, who visited Cambridge to introduce his new film, The Snows of Kilimanjaro:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

The opening night of the festival also saw director David Frankel presenting a preview screening of Hope Springs:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival David Frankel

2012 Cambridge Film Festival David Frankel

2012 Cambridge Film Festival David Frankel

This is one of my favourite pictures from the opening weekend, from cinematic installations The Ice Book:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival The Ice Book

One again, the Cambridge Family Film Festival has been drawing the crowds, which made up with numbers what they lacked in size:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival family film festival

2012 Cambridge Film Festival family film festival

2012 Cambridge Film Festival family film festival

Here's a selection of the filmmakers who visited to present their films, starting with German filmmaker Monika Treut:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Monika Treut

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Monika Treut

Stephen Horne, who was providing accompaniment to a screening of Hitchcock's The Pleasure Garden:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Stephen Horne

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Stephen Horne

Cypriot director Stelios Kammitsis, presenting Jerks:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Stelios Kammitsis

Cristophe Wagner with Blind Spot:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cristophe Wagner

And Jesse Vile with Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Jesse Vile

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Jesse Vile

After bringing his film Cuckoo to the Cambridge Film Festival a few years ago, director Richard Bracewell returned to give a talk about Hitchcock:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Richard Bracewell

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Richard Bracewell

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Richard Bracewell

Finally, here's a selection of pictures from the outdoor screenings that were held at Cambridge University Press:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

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