NHS Estates - The Case for Investment

Reflecting on previous projects post - Covid and finally seeing some of that work come to fruition can seem strange when we are still living in a very different landscape where social distancing is the norm.

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However, the project I photographed last summer for NHS England has now been finished and if anything recent events have strengthened the case for investment in the NHS primary care estate which was the reason for this commission from NHS England.

Working together with designer Antony Harrington from Studio Metier we visited sites across the country to document recent projects funded by the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund (ETTF) to highlight the successes and strengthen the investment case going forward.

Some examples of the spreads can be found below.

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Retail therapy in lockdown

One thing the lockdown has certainly provided us all with is a chance to take a look at the work we have been doing over the last couple of years. Revisiting and editing past work often gives us photographers the chance to tease out some gems and to find our favourites from a job that passed us by in busier times.

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So taking a look back at a project last summer for Eurocommercial properties took me back to a time when the energy and buzz of the world of retail was in full swing as opposed to the isolated existence we are now experiencing. No Zoom meetings with views from our lounges but the ebb and flow of everyday life with the freedom of movement we crave a return to.

Mind you, personally I'm not sure my first outing will be to a shopping centre.

Here is a selection of some of my (new) favourite shots from this project in Belgium, France and Italy .

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Twenty five years of extraordinary days

Working with Kerrie Palmer and Neil Stockwell from the creative team at Buchanan Communications I was given the opportunity along with writer Mark Norman to help to tell the stories of management and employees, service users and their families as well as other people involved with CareTech or who's lives had been positively impacted by CareTech over the last twenty five years.

The 25th Anniversary celebrations for the company included the production of a beautifully crafted, 150 page book full of memories charting the progress of the organisation and featuring case studies and portraits of significant people thoughout it's history.

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A selection of spreads from the book can be found below.

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Collaborating with the enemy

Collaborating with designers to produce good work has always appealed and when there is a mutual desire to achieve a stunning result, even better, especially when you are sparring partners!

Recent design graduate Joe Wright & myself are usually keen opponents on the piste but when Watford Fencing Club needed some banners to promote the club we pooled our talents to great effect for the banners below.

Click here to see more of Joe's work.


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Back to the wall - Part one

A recent trip to Berlin gave me a chance to reacquaint myself with a wonderful city that I hadn't actually visited since 1987 - two years before the fall of the wall.

The Eastside gallery now contains the largest section of the wall still standing which became an "official" canvas for a selection of artists after the fall of the wall and for the hordes of tourists alike.

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Following the Paper Trail

Early 2016 saw me back on the road for Global Paper & Cardboard products manufacturer Smurfit Kappa to shoot some new images for their Sustainability Report incorporating locations in the UK, The Netherlands, Austria & Switzerland.

Lots of paper work, but on an industrial scale.

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The curious incident of a BBC documentary and some familiar faces.

I recently found myself sitting in front of the television after a long day editing, the move from one screen to the other brightened by the happy coincidence of a familiar scene being shown in front of me.

The episode of the BBC Imagine documentary series featured the making of the stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, discovering how it has transformed the public’s perception of Autism.

Familiar faces began to appear from the Holmewood School London who’s staff and student’s experiences of living with Autism were interwoven with the footage of the stage production. Many of the characters featured from the school had recently been in front of (and behind) my camera during a shoot I had undertaken late in September at this very impressive school in North London.

A small selection of some images from the shoot can be found below.


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Further information about the Holmewood School London can be found on the website and this fascinating documentary can be found on the BBC iPlayer until 10/12/15 on the following link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06phq27/imagine-autumn-2015-3-my-curious-documentary

My Mate in Marrakech

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With all the madness of Marrakech going on around me it was the scooters flying around in the narrow streets of the souks that captured my eye. All sorts of locals young and old weaving through the bustling crowds and in amongst the buses and taxis on the busy roads of this frenetic city. With brands like Docker and Mate being the prevalent models the ubiquity of this personal mode of transport and the characters riding around gave me an interesting insight into the people living and working in the city.

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Showroom Dummies

In the last couple of years I have found myself wandering around in shopping centres throughout Europe, shooting annual report projects for Eurocommercial Properties.

Being a child of the 80’s with a penchant for Kraftwerk inspired electronic music I was naturally drawn to the elegance and simplicity of showroom dummies, images of which I continue to shoot as part of an ongoing project.

For some nostalgia electronica take a look at this
rare treat.

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