Ross Barkley For Proper Magazine

Well I haven't posted for quite a while. But seen as though the Euros in France are on I thought I'd post a something I did for Proper Magazine and Nike. I shot some portraits of England and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley at the impressive Camp and Furnes in Liverpool. This was one of Nike's England kit launch, I had about 15 minutes with Ross which isn't very long, so I spent most of the afternoon setting up the lights and making sure everything was ready for the player.

Whilst shooting Ross I asked him about the Euros and he couldn't wait to get going with the tournament. I also said to him that it was funny that a Welsh, Liverpool supporting photographer was photographing him. I don't think he got that! 

Here's a couple of pics of the day

Neil from Proper magazine as my muse for checking the lighting

Neil from Proper magazine as my muse for checking the lighting

A quick look on Lightroom to see if the lighting was okay with him on set, make shift black poly there!

A quick look on Lightroom to see if the lighting was okay with him on set, make shift black poly there!

The Proper magazine lads

The Proper magazine lads

Lighting set up

Lighting set up

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley

Night out with Oi Polloi and Nudie

So last week I was asked to do a little documentary photography at the @oipolloi Nudie party. The do was for the release of @nudiejeansco new Dry Rainbow salvage jean, and a lovely pair they are too.

Check them out here, but don't hang about they're going quick!

Here are some shots from the night's party. 


 

Kate Phelan & Topshop

The end of last summer I shot some PR images for Topshop during the Manchester Vogue night out. That night I met the wonderful Kate Phelan creative director for Topshop and of course fashion writer for Vogue.

It was such a pleasure to talk to her after her presentation and interviews, we talked about a few amazing photographers that she had worked with. She really knows her stuff and was such a lovely lady to talk to, thank you Kate.

This lot wanted a photo fight!!!

This lot wanted a photo fight!!!

Proper

A small while back I was asked to do some shots to help www.propermag.com So as this is a new site, I'll be putting more little bits like this on the blog to show what I've been up to in the past and things coming up in the future. @propermag

New Mr Scuff Video

Hello there again, so last month I was asked to help out on a new video shoot for Mr Scruff new track. I was asked to do the lighting and be the director of photography. Again I was working with the very talented film maker and editor Jim Dawson, you can see more of his work at www.soupcollective.com 

This brand new track from Mr Scruff's latest album is called Render Me and features another talented Manchester based musician called Denis Jones. It's was the first time I've work with Denis and what a nice and very creative chap he is.

I'll be posting it on video section of the site very soon.

Anyway here is a couple of pics behind the scenes. 

Friendly bacteria

Friendly bacteria

That's me with the camera rig

That's me with the camera rig

Mr Scruff just popping out of a piano like you do!

Mr Scruff just popping out of a piano like you do!

Denis Jones producing some friendly bacteria

Denis Jones producing some friendly bacteria

Archive

Here are a few picks from my image archive from over the years

Press image for Manchester band Beats for Beginners 2006

Press image for Manchester band Beats for Beginners 2006

Promotional poster campaign for the Chinese Arts Centre 2005

Promotional poster campaign for the Chinese Arts Centre 2005

Press image for Stephen Fretwell shot at Abby road studios for Polydor 2004

Press image for Stephen Fretwell shot at Abby road studios for Polydor 2004

Press image for Stephen Fretwell 2009

Press image for Stephen Fretwell 2009

Press image for Magic Arm 2008

Press image for Magic Arm 2008

Press image for Magic Arm 2008

Press image for Magic Arm 2008

Fashion Spread for Rant Magazine 2007

Fashion Spread for Rant Magazine 2007

Hello there....

Hello there....

So this is a brand new portfolio website showing my work and photography.

Who am I? Well I'm a passionate creative photographer and image maker, photographing editorial portraits, advertising, fashion, music press and landscapes. I'm hopeful to add more to that list in the near future. 

I live in Manchester UK, I've produced imagery for many clients and companies from Manchester, London to New York. 

Thanks for taking the time to look though the new site, which I'm very excited about! 

Please come back and visit this blog as I'll be add more and more over time.

Thanks,

Ray

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