Dan and Rachel, Monsters of Art Gallery

I first met Dan a few years ago as he was eating in my favourite local cafe. I spotted him talking to the owner, Jenny, who is a friend of mine and i quickly rushed to ask her who he was as I was really intrigued by his image and I thought he would make a great subject to photograph.  She told me he had just opened a gallery and tattoo parlour over the road and so I went, along with my kids and dog, to introduce myself and told him that I wanted to photograph him. Since then we have done about three really fun shoots together and recently I went back to photograph him with his gorgeous pregnant partner Rachel (they have just had a lovely baby girl). It is always a pleasure to photograph Dan and he has some amazing art in his gallery.


I met April when I photographed her for a book on yoga with Random House. We shot it at a yoga studio in town called Blue Cow Yoga, where April exercised daily. The team asked her to model for the book and on the day of the shoot we got chatting and she told me that she loved to dress up and go to amazing events in extraordinary costumes. I thought it would be great to photograph her in costume and so we came up with a plan for a shoot and ended up working together another three times. It is always a pleasure to photograph her as she is so joyful and interesting. She is very creative and designs the costumes herself.

Portrait of Rebecca Lee

I met Rebecca about four years ago when she was working in a boutique on South Molton Street. She was incredibly gentle and kind and had lots of piercings and they caught my eye. I got chatting to her and immediately decided she would be a great subject to photograph and so i asked her if she would be my model. To my relief she said yes and now we meet up yearly for a shoot. It’s always a real pleasure to photograph Rebecca – apart from the fact that she is very beautiful, she is also sweet, fun and very easy company. I love the light and highlights in this profile shot of Rebecca shot against a frosted glass window.

Rebecca Lee

Here is a shot I took of Rebecca recently in Maida Vale. She had just had her tattoo done and so we thought we would photograph it. I think she carries it off well.