2013

Wow.

40,000 pictures, a month and a half abroad, 30,000 miles, had my pictures in an exhibition, shot for some of the biggest companies in the world, moved to London - this has been a busy and amazing year.

Here's a few of my favourite pictures from throughout the year.

 

Winter Camp at Gilwell Park, for The Scout Association

Winter Camp at Gilwell Park, for The Scout Association

White Water Rafting at Lee Valley, the same course as used in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unlike at the games, I could rig strobes around the course, in this case on an overhead gantry. Brilliant fun to shoot.

White Water Rafting at Lee Valley, the same course as used in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unlike at the games, I could rig strobes around the course, in this case on an overhead gantry. Brilliant fun to shoot.

Jamie Laing, of Made in Chelsea fame, for Magnate Magazine.

Jamie Laing, of Made in Chelsea fame, for Magnate Magazine.

A fun international job for an Aerospace company

A fun international job for an Aerospace company

I don't normally shoot weddings, but Photographer colleague Tristan insisted!

I don't normally shoot weddings, but Photographer colleague Tristan insisted!

The first stop in my trip across the states, New York was simply mindblowing. On my final night, watching the sun set on top of the Rockefeller tower was stunning.

The first stop in my trip across the states, New York was simply mindblowing. On my final night, watching the sun set on top of the Rockefeller tower was stunning.

From city to farm towns, I flew to rural Texas.

From city to farm towns, I flew to rural Texas.

A young boy leads his horse at weekly Cattle Roping at the Cowboy Church near Whitewright, North Texas.

A young boy leads his horse at weekly Cattle Roping at the Cowboy Church near Whitewright, North Texas.

Slept under the stars in Palo Duro Canyon, near Amarillo. Heard Coyotes howling. Awesome.

Slept under the stars in Palo Duro Canyon, near Amarillo. Heard Coyotes howling. Awesome.

Went to sleep at the rear side of Monument Valley...

Went to sleep at the rear side of Monument Valley...

Woke up to perhaps my greatest ever waking view - sunrise over some of the most famous rocks in the world.

Woke up to perhaps my greatest ever waking view - sunrise over some of the most famous rocks in the world.

Camped near the Grand Canyon and got there just after sunrise. 

Camped near the Grand Canyon and got there just after sunrise. 

Great to return to Loughborough Students Union's Media awards, celebrating the achievements of the students creating great stuff, in the department that made me quit an engineering degree to take photos for a living.

Great to return to Loughborough Students Union's Media awards, celebrating the achievements of the students creating great stuff, in the department that made me quit an engineering degree to take photos for a living.

Spent a week up and down the country photographing Scouts doing their part for their communities in the modern version of 'bob a job week'.

Spent a week up and down the country photographing Scouts doing their part for their communities in the modern version of 'bob a job week'.

A Scout cuts wood for a sensory garden for a local primary school as part of Scouts Community week.

A Scout cuts wood for a sensory garden for a local primary school as part of Scouts Community week.

French Scouts celebrate their arrival at massive Scout and Guide Jamboree KIJ 2013

French Scouts celebrate their arrival at massive Scout and Guide Jamboree KIJ 2013

Friends chat in the evening at KIJ2013. Stunning light from an amazing sunset.

Friends chat in the evening at KIJ2013. Stunning light from an amazing sunset.

Excited fans hope to score a glance of One Direction at the premiere in Leicester Square

Excited fans hope to score a glance of One Direction at the premiere in Leicester Square

This post is missing a lot of shots from my corporate, less sunset-y work!

This post is missing a lot of shots from my corporate, less sunset-y work!

Gatorin'

Gatorin'

Camping. I could photograph this hill forever.

Camping. I could photograph this hill forever.

NFL cheerleaders, shot at NikeTown for Nike.

NFL cheerleaders, shot at NikeTown for Nike.

Part of an as yet unreleased music video

Part of an as yet unreleased music video

Managed to stretch a corporate job in Berlin into a couple of day's sightseeing as well. Love it when flights work out that way. Berlin has some of the most amazing modern architecture anywhere in Europe, I love it.

Managed to stretch a corporate job in Berlin into a couple of day's sightseeing as well. Love it when flights work out that way. Berlin has some of the most amazing modern architecture anywhere in Europe, I love it.

Sunrise in Ely on the way to an early shoot.

Sunrise in Ely on the way to an early shoot.

Always trying to blow just the right amount of highlights away.

Always trying to blow just the right amount of highlights away.

Many thanks to all of my clients, colleagues, family and friends for what's been an amazing year - have a great Christmas, and I'm ridiculously excited for what'll happen in 2014!

 

This was 'the year of the selfie...':

#selfie

#selfie