Having worked as a professional photographer for nearly three decades, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on some fantastic projects. This timeline looks at some of my favourites. Click on the image in each section to view a full-size gallery.
Camel Trophy Kalimantan '96
This was the first major expedition I did for Land Rover and effectively the start of my career as a freelance photographer back in 1996. I spent three weeks living out of a Discovery in the Bornean jungle, where the going was so hard that the convoy only managed 500 miles in the first two weeks. Right there I decided that this would be an excellent way to earn a living.
Camel Trophy Tonga Samoa 2000
After a break of one year and Land Rover no longer as co-sponsor, the year 2000 would see the last Camel Trophy event. It was the biggest ever, with 40 competitors navigating Ribtech RIBs around the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Samoa. Once again I was part of the official CT photographic team.
2001 - 2003
Team Bentley at Le Mans
I was part of Team Bentley during their successful three year campaign to win the 24 Heures du Mans , although sadly I missed the final winning race as I was working on the 2003 Land Rover G4 Challenge at the same time... The black and white images were shot on Kodak TRI-X film using a Hasselblad XPan panoramic camera.
Club Fiorano Ferrari
Club Fiorano was a members only club run by Ferrari UK, allowing customers to drive their cars on circuits around the world, at the same time offering performance driving instruction. I produced photography for promotional materials and the beautifully produced leather-bound club handbooks.
Land Rover Discovery 3 & Iceland
In October 2005, just before the onset of winter, Land Rover ran a series of adventure drives in the wilds of Iceland. I was the photographer tasked with capturing the event for its media guests. The extreme winter weather pushed the team, me, my gear and the vehicles to the limit.
2007 - 2010
Le Mans 24 - 2007 - 2010
Commissions by Aston Martin to capture their presence at the 24 Heures du Mans race between 2007 and 2010. As well as long-lens track action, there was a requirement for night-time pit photography, behind the scenes imagery and studio photography of the 2008 winning DBR9.
The Last Aston Martin Vanquish
A project to capture the last Aston Martin Vanquishes being built at the company's Newport Pagnell factory, prior to its closure in 2007. Shot on a mixture of Kodak TRI-X 120 film with Mamiya 6 rangefinder and Canon EOS 1Ds MkII digital. I had visited the same factory twenty years previously as part of the Aston Martin Young Supporters' Club..!
Land Rover LRX in New York
A two-day shoot in Manhattan with the Land Rover LRX concept car that eventually spawned the Range Rover Evoque. Although the vehicle pictured is a show car (effectively a life-size model with an engine), we were able to capture moving stills of the concept at various locations in and around New York City.
Vintage Bentleys at Brooklands
A unique gathering of vintage Bentleys at the famous Brooklands banked circuit, now incomplete and rarely used. With such a collection of historic team cars such a legendary place, we had to give them a quick blast on the bit that remains, before heading up to Bentley Motors in Crewe, Cheshire.
Range Rover Oman
An adventure run by Land Rover Experience in late 2008, featuring the Supercharged Range Rover. Starting in Muscat, the Range Rovers headed out into the magnificent Omani dunes for a night's camping under the stars. After more dune driving, the convoy returned to Muscat via a mountain pass.