Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sophie Robinson

My three favorite photographs from a shoot I did with Sophie Robinson on Christmas eve. Was a very fun and relaxed session which took no time at all.
Look out for Sophie next year, she'll be interviewing all kinds of famous music faces! 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wintry Suffolk Countryside

A wintry Suffolk countryside scene around a 4pm sundown which I shot on my way home a few days ago.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


I met up with Brendan Brunning for a roll on Monday, heading to the spot he was like "I've got this idea for a pole jam... it'd be about 5 or 6 ft. long but i think it might work..."
He went about setting up this pole jam, it quite frankly looked like bad news and I really had my doubts. So many things looked wrong about it and to help matters the landing was wet and like ice to roll on.
After both having several goes at it trying to figure out if it was doable or not, we both started getting out of the end of it to both our amazement! Brendan eventually landed the first one, and I followed him right up with a make to! Then Bren decided the wet floor wasn't enough of a bastard to land on, so he puts a piece of drift wood on a rock to land on to... just check the photo, he rolled it three times! Don't fuck with Brendan!

 Brendan Brunning, pole jam to drift wood ride out

Sam Barker, pole jam [photo taken by Brendan Brunning]

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Mo Money Mo Problems

Movember, the month formerly known as November has not only become a good excuse for gents across the world to sport a mighty tash for a month, but a great way of raising money for the prostate cancer charity.

My brother set up an online donations page and has managed to raise £120. You can still donate by visiting the page, here is the link...

Here are some photographs I took last night of some very well done Movember classics.
Which one is your favorite?

Tom Barker

Mick Barker

Oli Bailey

Tim Farrow

Luke Holmes

James Eves

Adam Brett

Monday, 21 November 2011

Like Peas & Carrots

Adam Howe and Jamie Dyer, I rarely leave a skate with these two without getting at least one photo. The chemistry between them during a session is something special, it always seems to get them both super hyped, you cant help but get sucked into it. On Saturday I grabbed my camera and started shooting, here's what went down...

Adam Howe, bs 180 nosegrind 180 out

Adam Howe, switch bs smith grind

Jamie Dyer, pole jam bs 180

Switch pole jam fs 180

Jamie Dyer, kick flip

Blood on the scene after kick flip down the drop to slide out to sit on your hand... yeah, ouch.

Not bad for a couple hours.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fairweather Vintage

I recently hooked up with Kelly Fairweather who has just opened her very own ladies shop, "Fairweather Vintage", to shoot some photographs of her and the shop, and talk to her about this new venture...

SB- Firstly congratulations, the shop looks fantastic and you have some great pieces in here. How has your first week open been for you?

KF- I am so pleased with the first week. I have had customers of all ages and walks of life. Many people seem genuinely excited to have a vintage shop in Ipswich.

I already have a nice fanbase on Facebook and Twitter. The support seems to be growing day by day. A very positive start.

SB- What first made you decide to open your own vintage clothing shop in Ipswich?

KF-My interest in sewing began at the age of 10 with a Singer sewing machine set in a wooden table that previously belonged to my grandmother (I used to be obsessed with customising jeans and making skirts from trousers). I sewed casually throughout my school years and then went on to do a Textiles A-level at Colchester Sixth Form. From there I studied at London College of Fashion for a year before moving back to Ipswich, as the mainstream fashion industry did not appeal to me. It was during my time back in Ipswich that I fully applied myself to the art of sewing and dressmaking and learned my trade inside out while working in a clothes alteration shop.
I also worked in retail alongside school and college and collecting vintage clothes was a hobby of mine for years. Learning to sew meant that all of my loves could be culminated into my dream shop and Fairweather Vintage was born.

SB- Did you find opening the shop a very difficult task?

KF- It was difficult, but also enjoyable, a great challenge and well worth it.

The biggest obstacle was time… we basically didn’t have much, and put everything together in a couple of months. Lack of time was semi-overcome by lack of sleep!

I can liken the whole situation to a girls dream wedding - they think about every detail in their head for many years and when it comes to planning for the big day, they know exactly what they want. I had a very clear vision of my ‘big day’ and just went for it with lots of help from my talented graphic designer boyfriend, James (love and thanks to James for super support and brilliant branding skills x).

SB- Tell us what makes Fairweather Vintage unique and different to other ladies shops?

KF- Our main unique selling point is, without a doubt, the added in-house tailoring service. I can customise or tailor a garment to a customers personal specifications – a salute to the shops of days gone by, where a tailor was always on hand.
Fairweather Vintage is packed full of interesting and beautiful things to make you smile. Each item is handpicked and of great vintage quality. The shop is small and friendly, holding traditional values with a modern twist.

SB- What are you plans for the future of Fairweather Vintage?

KF- My hope is that people will love Fairweather Vintage as much as I do and continue to come back again and again to see what new gems we have in-store.

The website is currently under construction so that will be the next thing to look out for.

I also hope that Fairweather Vintage, along with other independent local business can continue to grow and succeed in Ipswich.

Friday, 11 November 2011


Here's a little something I set up and shot at the shop today to commemorate the date.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Conor Johnston

I have been working with Conor for the past 8 months, sadly we will now be parting ways as I am moving on to a new store. Definitely going to miss him, we've not only become a good team, but good mates to.
Here's a couple of portraits I took of him on my Diana F+, the first one is the money shot.
Stay pretty Con!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Russian Smile

Just got another film developed from my Diana F+, here are some random portraits I took of the crew during a session at Russia.
My favorite photo from the whole film is the top one on this post of my homie Brendon Brunning with the banana smile. Probably my favorite photo I've taken with my Diana F+.
More from the same film soon.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Jack Woollard

During a recent session at a new spot right before autumn hit, Jack Woollard came away with this half cab nose slide to manual bs 180 out. I hadn't skated with "little" Jack for a damn long time and was really impressed by him, keep your eyes on this kid.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Storms are brewing

I rushed home from work one night earlier this week because the sky looked incredible and I could tell it was only going to get better, storms were brewing up as the sun was setting. I got home grabbed my camera and headed straight out again to capture it. This is the shot I got.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Jamie Dyer

Another photo from the session at "Russia" last week, a perfect bs 180 down the gap from Jamie Dyer. Man's got a killer one!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tom "Gorm" Lillingstone

During a session at "Russia" early this week with some crew, Gorm started skating the drop, I started shooting, and he managed this text book nollie down it. Nice was Gorm!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Mark Kendrick

Mark is one of my favorite people to be around, rad skater, filmer, photographer, party animal, pretty like minded. I havn't seen Kendrick for about a year since he visited me over in Sydney, way to long! Fortunately he is currently down in Ipswich for a few days visiting everyone, we managed to hook up and shoot this photo of him doing a nollie fs smith on a surprisingly lesser skated spot here.
Hopefully we'll get to shoot some more before he heads back up to Manchester.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Nicks local

I went to go see my brother from another mother this weekend in London. As soon as I got there we grabbed our shred sleds & hit the streets. Just down the road from Nicks place are two amazing spots. We got warmed up at the first one, a ledge spot, and skated some flat ground to.
We then cruised over to the other spot, this one has a whippy vert wall ride, which Nick started throwing himself up really high to my amazement, I mean, this thing is hard to skate! The run up is not only rough, but you have to run up at the worst angle. So I started shooting & after a little encouragement he gave gravity a big fuck you and somehow went higher than his other attempts and got away back to fakie. So here's the photo, Nick Williamson with a big wallride to fakie, you rad bastard!

Also a photo Nick shot of me doing a tre flip on the bank at the same spot.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Sticks

Forget the city. It's all about the sticks.

Monday, 5 September 2011


After going through a load of photographs I took which have been gathering dust since earlier this year, I stumbled upon this one I shot of Felixstowe port across from Shotley marina in February.

Sunday, 4 September 2011


A photo I shot of a interesting warning sign at "Lithica", the sand stone mine in Menorca. Beware...

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Double D's and Horseys

If you thought this post was going to have anything to do with boobies and ponys, you will probably be Disappointed.
Here are some photos I shot of Dave Davies & Scott "Horsey" Walker at a treacherous spot, hand made transition to a wall. Damn hard to skate, & just to make things a little more dicey the transition was chipping away with every roll over it.
This has already been removed by the council but I'm glad we got this session in before.
Dave Davies with a bs disaster, we were joking saying "imagine rolling in forward from that" and after a few go's at it he somehow pulled one in. Amazing to say the least.
Also Horsey with a text book blunt pull in & Dave again with a bs crail. Good sesh lads!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Pip In London

One of my Sydney homies came to visit me a few weeks ago whilst doing some European travels. He only had five days with me, so I took him to London for his last 48 hours and gave the lad a whistle stop tour of everywhere in London the traveling man should see. Here are a couple of fun shots of Pip in London. PIPZILLA!!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

All In A Days Work

A couple of weeks ago I went out with my friend James and a bunch of different outfits from Attitude Inc to shoot a few photographs of him modelling some of their new fall 2011 collection.
We spent the day driving and shooting around the beautiful Suffolk country side, these are what we came back with...

Big thanks to James Eves for modelling & also to Emily Cotton for being my assistant for the day.