1. 2019_01_21 FEEDING THE DATA BEAST

    Date 21 Jan 2019
    Last week saw more photographic features and trends on social that make me ever more fearful of data privacy. Individually they look harmless and logical but, as part of a growing picture, they seem to be yet another nail in the coffin of data privacy as we, Joe Public, hand…


    Date 15 Jan 2019
    I was recently approached by an Executive Producer at Great British Business, a company who claim to support British SMEs and whose content is distributed by The Telegraph, Sky and Channel4. Here’s a breakdown of the correspondence and calls (I paraphrase some parts) Executive Producer (via LinkedIn): As I mentioned

  3. 2019_01_07 PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT 101

    Date 07 Jan 2019
    A particular photographic story caught my eye at the end of last year, that of Salmeron vs Arch Enemy. Salmeron, a photographer and lawyer, was covering Fortarock, a metal festival in Nijmegen in the Netherlands and photographed a number of bands including Arch Enemy. The lead singer re-posted an image…


    Date 17 Dec 2018
    Last night I went to bed with the realisation that two brands I’d been in line to photograph for, to the extent potential dates had been set, after postponing the shoots had hired someone else to undertake the work. And this morning I awoke to find that Instagram is now…

  5. 2018_10_23 OPEN REPLY TO GIGI HADID

    Date 17 Dec 2018
    Dear Gigi,  I saw your open letter on Instagram about your legal troubles with a photographer, and as a photographer who’s had his own legal issues recently, I would like to offer a reply. While I can’t speak for the industry, here are some thoughts after a decade behind a…

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