KING’S CROSS STATION, LONDON: personal shot from March 2012
I stopped by the new King’s Cross concourse, with its steel webbed roof, on my way back from a trip to London yesterday. It’s pretty amazing, well worth a look even if you’re arriving or departing from across the road at St Pancras. Couldn’t quite bring myself to pose at the ‘Platform 9 3/4’ sign though.
SARAH HAMPSON - ACTRESS: promo shot from January 2011
Sarah is an actress and media professional in London. The photo was taken on my friend Andy’s balcony near Tower Bridge one chilly winter afternoon. Sarah was looking for some new photos to add to her acting CV. All actors need a simple black and white headshot, as that is what many casting agencies demand, so we did some of those, but I also wanted to take advantage of the time with Sarah to try some other things out and I was really pleased with a number of the images we created that day (there are two or three in the portraits bit of my portfolio). That said, I also watched a £300+ flash and a light stand get trashed thanks to what I shall only call ‘a bit of a mishap’. Given the excess I have on my insurance, I didn’t get much of that money back. A friggin’ expensive day then, but also a lesson learned (basically: DON’T BE A DICK, TAKE CARE OF YOUR GEAR). I’m just grateful I was happy with the pics, or you might have found me later that day, drinking neat scotch in a nasty bar somewhere, holding back tears and swearing at strangers. (Again.)
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Shoot assistant: Milly Colley