Portrait of artist Ultra Violet
Portrait of artist Ultra Violet
Girl wearng yellow walks past street art in Cours Julien district, Marseille
Girl wearng yellow walks past street art in Cours Julien district, Marseille
Waiters on their lunchbreak at Bouchon restaurant, Monaco
Waiters on their lunchbreak at Bouchon restaurant, Monaco
Couple looks at the view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre, Paris, France
Couple looks at the view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre, Paris, France
Flock of sheep being brought down to a barn at dusk in the South of France
Flock of sheep being brought down to a barn at dusk in the South of France
Maude practising Kalaripayattu on the beach in Marseille
Maude practising Kalaripayattu on the beach in Marseille
Portrait of French policeman Bernaud in uniform holding a chalkboard where he has written 'I Love Jazz', French national flag in the background
Portrait of French policeman Bernaud in uniform holding a chalkboard where he has written 'I Love Jazz', French national flag in the background
Diptych portrait of Aurore Asso, freediver, photographed by the sea just after a dive off Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France
Diptych portrait of Aurore Asso, freediver, photographed by the sea just after a dive off Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France
Diptych portrait of Driss, North African economic migrant, with the contents of his bag, photographed in a street in the Italian-French border town of Ventimiglia
Diptych portrait of Driss, North African economic migrant, with the contents of his bag, photographed in a street in the Italian-French border town of Ventimiglia

A Date with ‘The Hexecutioner’ in Monaco

Known to the public as ‘the Hexecutioner’, Hekkie Budler is a professional boxer and world champion in his minimumweight class. I went to Monaco to photograph this tiny champ when he came to the South of France to train for a major boxing tournament in Monte Carlo. Photographers be warned: in the world of boxing, showers of sweat and blood are an occupational hazard. Continue reading…

Rear view of the tattoos on the back of boxer Hekkie Budler in the ring

a dog’s life in cannes

Cannes is known all over the world for its film festival and timeless French Riviera glamour. La Croisette is The Place to stroll along, to see and be seen. Below eye level, a surprising number of rather glamorous, happy-looking dogs can be seen promenading too. A dog’s life on the French Riviera can be a very good one.

Earlier this year, I went to Cannes as writer and photographer to work on a magazine feature about pampered Cote d’Azur pooches. Shooting a series of doggy street portraits posed plenty of logistical challenges. Continue reading…

Chinese crested dog puppy wearing a sequinned coat walking along a lawn

food photography: the wonderful world of sprouts

I have been living and working as an English photographer in France for over 7 years and am no stranger to the phrase ‘lost in translation’. However, it struck me afresh at a recent photoshoot what a difference just four missing letters can make.
My assignment was for a German book publisher who wanted a food photographer in the South of France to illustrate a rather special new recipe book. From the very first email, a key misunderstanding ensued. Continue reading…

Vegetable smoothies, photographed from above