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Recently Published -2

Great having work chosen and a double page spread in the Netherlands based  ‘Get Inspired Magazine’. They chose a selection of my on going work in Transylvania for their issue 16 and here is a snapshot of the spread I was awarded . Cool people and cool magazine and thanks to Andre Kreft for the appreciation .


Charles Dance OBE. for National Geographic Channel /Icon films

This is great the actor and director Charles Dance OBE, most recently ‘Tywin Lannister’ the Lord of Casterly Rock in ‘Game of Thrones ‘.

Charles is providing the narration for the new Natural History mini series Savage Kingdom ‘ , that follows warring animal tribes battling for survival in remote regions of Africa . Premiering in the U.S.A. on the NatGeoWild channel , November 25.

I was kindly asked by the producer Icon Films and NatGeo Wild channel, to provide  behind-the-scenes and promotional pictures of Charles here working in the small basement recording studio in Soho during the recordings. Lovely man, what a voice , what a production , what a film . Thank you Harry & Laura Marshall / Anna Gol at Icon . Thanks also to  the little wifey Mihaela, for providing her usual impeccable make up skills  ( for Charles, not me … although the time is fast approaching ) !

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Charles Dance OBE. Darran Rees / Nat Geo Wild / Icon Films


Greece-Spring & Summer ‘Twelve Days on Patmos ‘.Exhibition.

I was invited by the International Film Festival (iffp ) to make project of the small island of Patmos, Greece , to run as a exhibition concurrently with the week long annual film festival there in July. Shooting in June, I returned to London to print and back to Patmos in July to hang the exhibition .

Measuring only 8 km x 2 km, the island is a fascinating microcosm of a larger world tucked away in the Northern Dodecanese in the Aegean sea. With a mix of peoples, some who were born ,live and work on the island, to expatriates from all corners of the world who have made homes there for most of their adult lives. Not forgetting the tourists who come to swim in its beautiful waters  and to visit the cave where John the apostle had his vision of Jesus .

The plan was to capture a snap-shot of the island in the limited time I had there. As the title suggests, it was twelve days, but actually only around 8 shooting days. I wanted to make a wide variation of work as I could in order to capture something of the island that would make the familiar seem unfamiliar , to people of the island and visitors alike.

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‘Come to Paradise 1 ‘


‘Toy ‘





‘Son of Greece’




‘A son of England’


‘Flying child of Patmos’

Poster 2

I wanted also to make a few pictures that commented upon the tragic migration crises that has, I feel, affected Greece and some of her islands in a disproportionate way compared to other ( and richer ) European countries. These three pictures are the ‘Come to paradise ‘ series and one of them is shown here.

There were eventually 26 large framed prints hanging in the show, so given the limited time to get ‘beneath the surface’  I was pleased. There are plans to transfer the exibition to a central Athens gallery and beyond following that. More info about this will be forthcoming. D

Latest Interview Published

Thanks to Chris, the Editor / Creator at Sodium Burn , for the invitation to be interviewed to discuss my work , approach and philosophy etc.

I was very fortunate to have had the wonderful and  thoughtful writer, Harry Keir-Hughes carry out the interview. Harry’s very clued-in words , and, sheer appreciation of the art form I love, can be read here.




Chosen : ‘Beauty of Motion’ competition

Great to have one of my favourite pictures from last year chosen for the ‘Beauty of Motion’ competition and book containing the winning 24 images.

Competition organised by the cool ‘Get Inspired Magazine’. Vote here (for my image hopefully 🙂  ) to chose the over all winner and book cover