|Projects and Assignments|
|Do you have a project you would like to work on with me?
I am continuously looking for ideas for my next project or assignment. Often the bigger the challenge the greater satisfaction or reward. Some of my projects can take several years before everything falls in to place.
I have worked with photographers and journalists from the UK and many other countries, some foreign photographers have become good friends and have visited my home as I have theirs during assignments to each other's countries. I like to work with photographers with a good local knowledge more can be achieved this way, especially with initial project planning.
If you have an idea for a project then please get in touch and we can discuss the potential for working together.
At any one time I will be working on two or three projects. I also have lots of ideas in my head but just looking for the way forward so that I can get started, with emails, letters from magazine editors and researching locations or subject aircraft.
Pilots and their aircraft
I will always consider shorter assignments of most types of aircraft, for air to air or night shoots for example. For all these types of photographic assignments I very rarely expect to be compensated, I am more than happy to pay for flying expenses. I photograph ex military and classic civil aircraft because I just love them.
Swedish Air Force low flying
From 2013 to 2014 I made a sucession of visits for air to air sorties and to air bases and to hillside locations in Sweden in pursuit of an article on low flying for Air Forces Monthly magazine. However when the article was complete Air Forces Monthly had other ideas and a slimmed down version called 'Gripens Look East' was published in June 2015. I have a large collection of low-level images of Gripen, Sk.60 and three helicopters (Hkp.15A, Hkp.15B and Hkp.16 Blackhawks) and 12,000 words written-up which will be left unpublished until I can decide what to do with the material. My new book published in 2018 featured some of my low-level images from Sweden, more images will be in my second book.
Hellenic Air Force low flying
Starting with my first series of base visits in 2010 I gathered material (images, interviews and information) and formed a plan to get the final low-level flying images required for an article commissioned by Air Forces Monthly magazine. Finally in 2013 the article was complete and published in the March 2014 issue of Air Forces Monthly.
This project is still not complete, I had more ideas for photo shoots and mountainous locations to explore. For this reason I cannot publish my complete collection of images. Keep visiting the website sooner or later I will be able to publish some more exciting low-level flying images of the Hellenic Air Force. My book 'Thunder Through the Valleys' published in 2018 features some of my low-level images from Greece. I am planning to produce another book on the Hellenic Air Force in 2023.
US Air Force and US Navy low flying
2018 went well with visits to Rainbow Canyon and low flying in Wyoming, some for my book published in 2018 the rest for my second book, click the 'My Book' button to find out more. My last visit was in March 2019 and then the canyon was closed to low flying due to a tragic crash of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in the canyon.
French Air Force low flying
I did get back to France in 2017 and 2018. My book 'Thunder Through the Valleys' published in 2018 featured some of my low-level images from France. I hope to get back there this year.
Turkish Air Force for low flying
I have been working with the Turkish Air Force for the first time for a magazine article on their low flying program. It workd out well after two years of planning with some great low-level passes from their F-16C/D Fighting Falcons on my first visit.......and then there was a coup! My new book featured some of my extraordinary low-level images from Turkey.