Google, Pinterest, FCB Chicago, IDEO, Johnnie Walker, Tommy Hilfiger,
Air Tahiti Nui, PNC Bank, Deutsch, Skype, Microsoft, BBDO Minneapolis, Periera & O'Dell, Hakuhodo, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Wells Fargo Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Hanes, 360i, Dentsu, Sony Records, Bass Shoes, Gensler, Liquid Plumr, Comcast, DDB LA & SF, eBay
McCann Erikson NYC, MAC Cosmetics, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Atlantic Records, Campbell-Ewald, Leo Burnett Chicago, Lookmatic, Motorola, Beanpole, IFC, PETA, West Elm, Janssen, United States Postal Service, Swirl, Sidecar, Samsung, Smuin Ballet, Jerome C. Rousseau, VSA & Partners, Enso Collaborative, RocNation, Pacific Northwest Ballet, CalderBlake, Faircloth & Supply, Commune


I was born in Norwich, England a city in the south east known for its Norman cathedral and having a pub for every day of the year and a church for every week. Norfolk the surrounding county is know for its flat landscape and stunning beaches like Holkham to the north.

After high school I signed up for the local art school where I took an art foundation course.  There I would spend hours in the dark room perfecting my black and white printing.  

I went on to Oxford Brookes University and graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Living in Oxford I experimented for three years mostly with painting and photography. This was the late 90's and a booming period in England's music and art scenes, YBA's, Sensation at the RA, Radiohead playing small venues in town, Blur and Oasis on the radio. 

London was my next stop where I sang in a band and photo assisted for a living.  I landed my first commercial photo shoot taking pictures of electrical goods for Dixons a high street store which incidentally opened in 1937 as a photo studio.

Next I scored a camera trainee position on Ridley Scott's film Gladiator which was filming in the woods outside London.  This gave me a taste for movie making so after that I headed to California and shot a bunch of student films.

I have been here ever since and made my first portrait portfolio shooting the people around Venice beach where I would sell my paintings on the weekend. I worked at a pro photo lab in Santa Monica were I ended up meeting other photographs and assistants which led to working for Herb Ritts on the Vanilla Sky movie poster shoot with Tom Cruise. 

I continue to grow my craft shooting portraits for publications like the Sunday Times Magazine and Guardian Weekend.  The supplements give me freedom to explore my photography practice and experiment with lighting and composition.  

I mix my time shooting commercial assignments with ad agencies and magazines with making personal series.

Filmmaking has always been a big part of my life (my father made documentaries).  Last year I completed my first feature documentary called Skin Movers about the hidden world of Taxidermy filmed in a small town in Colorado.  

In 2013 and 2015 my portrait work was exhibited In the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at National Portrait Gallery in London.  

In 2015 I married Brazilian ballerina Carla Korbes and here is a film I made about her.  On December 22nd 2015 we had a son called Rafael August partly named after August Sander one of the great portrait photographers of the twentieth century.  

Some random things I like to do in my spare time
Go out to Joshua Tree desert where I have a 10 acre slice of the American West with two homesteader cabins on the land.  There is also a 1966 Holiday Rambler trailer there which you can rent on Air BnB here.

Ride my 1976 BMW R75/6 motorbike. 


Cuba, Argentina, China, Japan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Iceland, Mexico, Vietnam, 
France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Brazil, Turkey, 
USA, England, Wales, Belgium, Canada, Uruguay, Portugal, Austria, 
South Korea, Tahiti.


WSJ Magazine, Observer Magazine, Esquire, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Vanity Fair,  British Vogue, Sunday Times Magazine, Huck Magazine, NYLON, Nowness, EnRoute, New York Moves, Billboard, Blackbook, BLAST, L’Optimum, Les Inrockuptibles, Marie Claire,
Company, Der Spiegel, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, ES Magazine, Australian Vogue,
Fast Company, Inc, FT Magazine, How to Spend It, Glamour UK, GQ, Intersection, 
Outside, Project Magazine, Popular TV, Pony Step, People, Paris Match, Telerama,
Tatler, The Advocate, Telegraph Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Brazil, Interview, Spin
Shortlist UK, Mojo, Rolling Stone, The Wrap, Hesperios Journal


Sparce: Group Show, Tiny Gallery, Venice CA May, 2016
American Road Trip: Juried group show, Site Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2016
Threshold: Solo show, Tiny Gallery, Venice CA 2015
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015: National Portrait Gallery, London
Your Neighbor's Dog: Group show, Studio 106 Gallery, Los Angeles, Aug 2015
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 National Portrait Gallery, London
These Friends 4: THIS Gallery LA, Group Show, May 2013
Fr**k Off: Group Show, RH Gallery NYC,Nov 2012
Underexposed: Group show, LA, June 2011
Projekt LA/MOPLA: Group slideshow, MOPLA, LA, May 2011
Quake: Group Show, Siren Studios LA, May 2011
Screenstars/Corbis: Solo show, London, Paris, Hamburg, October 2010
Faceoff: Group show, Smashbox LA, Dec 2010
Slideshow#1: Group slideshow, Annenberg Space for Photography LA, April 2009
Too Much Time on Our Hands: Group show, LA, August 2009 Venice Collective
Shudder: Group show, ISM Gallery, Long Beach CA, 2008
Happy Endings: Group show, LA, February 2008
Near and Far East: Group show, Glu Gallery LA, April 2007
One Shot: Group show, LAX Art LA, 2006
In-Famous: Solo show, The Lab Gallery LA, June 2005


Huck Magazine
Interview, Jan 2017

Self Publish Be Happy
November 2016

Huffington Post
Interview, June 2016

LA Times 
Interview, May 2016

Orange County Register
Interview, May 2016

Art Producers Speak
A Photo Editor 2014

a Curator

The Arts Desk

ProPhoto Magazine UK
March 2011 (PDF)

Digital Camera Magazine UK
December 2008 (PDF)

Communication Arts
Interview, June 2007


Portraits, The World's Top PhotographersRotovision, 2005
Ambulantes, Material Inc, 2016
Vail Dance, Material Inc, 2016


RSA, Hungry Man, Furlined, Native, Doomsday/Ninja, Click 3X

with actor Bill Macy after riding and taking pictures for a magazine story.

with actor Bill Macy after riding and taking pictures for a magazine story.




Alicia Vikander
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Alison Dutch
Alice Evans
Amanda Bynes
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Amy Adams
Angie Schworer
Anna Kendrick
Anna Paquin
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Ashley Jensen
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Chloe Sevigny
Cote de Pablo
Christina Hendricks
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Delaina Mitchell
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Elize Du Toit
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Emily Blunt
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Emily Vancamp
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Erica Alexander
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Freida Pinto
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Ione Skye
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Jane Lynch
January Jones
Jenna Fischer
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Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Westfeldt
Jeri Ryan
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Lucas
Jodi Whittaker
Joyce Giraud
Julianne Moore
Julia Ormond
Julie Benz
Julie Walters
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Kimberly Stewart
Kirstie Alley
Kristen Bell
Laura Cerón
Laura Harris
Leonor Varela
Lesley Manville
Lilas White
Lindsay Crystal
Lisa Ling
Lisa Pelikan
Lucy Punch
Madeline Martin
Maggie Grace
Malinda Williams
Mandy Moore
Marguerite Moreau
Marilyn Fox
Marisa Coughlan
Mía Maestro
Misha Barton
Monica Dean
Naomi Harris
Nia Long
Nia Vardalos
Nikki Reed
Olga Kurylenko
Olivia Williams
Parminder Nagra
Polly Walker
Robin Wright
Rooney Mara
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Taylor
Rebecca Budig
Regina Taylor
Sally Hawkins
Sarah Bolger
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Wayne Callies
Shenae Grimes
Shirley Henderson
Shiva Rose
Sienna Guillory
Sophie Chahinian
Susan May Pratt
Tanna Frederick
Tina Fey
Toni Colette
Trilby Glover
Viola Davis
Zuleikha Robinson
Zooey Deschanel


50 Cent
Joan Baez
Alanis Morissette
Alexandra Hope
Alice Russell
Anika Moa
Bono and The Edge, U2
Badly Drawn Boy
Baron Von Luxxury
B.B. King
Belinda Carlisle
Beth Thornley
Billy Corgan
Blue Man Group
Brian Wilson
Butterfly Boucher
Carmen Giannattasio
Carole King
Carsie Blanton
The Child
Chris Brown
Clint Mansell
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Dave Navarro
David Lanz
Debbie Harry
Dominique Durand
The Donnas
Exit Music
Fefe Dobson
The Feeling
The Flaming Lips
Fountains of Wayne
The Foo Fighters
Franz Ferdinand
Gavin DeGraw
Glen Campbell
The Grates
Grace Potter
Gus Black
Holly Williams
James Blunt
Jenny Lewis
Joan Baez
Johnny Lang
Johnny Marr
Joyce Johnathan
Justin Beiber
Katie Melua
Katy Perry
Kenny Lattimore
The Killers
Kings Of Leon
The Kooks
KT Tunstall
Laura Marling
La Rocca
Leanne Rimes
The Like
Lila Downs
Lilly Allen
L.L. Cool J
Mark Everett
Marié Digby
The Mars Volta
MC Hammer
Melanie B.
Melanie C.
Michael Bublé
Nick Cave
The Oohlas
Page Hamilton
Panic! At the Disco
Patrick Park
Paul Oakenfold
Pete Murray
Pharrell Williams
The Polyphonic Spree
Rilo Kiley
Robin Wiley
Rob Zombie
Rodate Brothers
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Roman Carter
Secret Machines
Serg Tankian
Shayne Ward
Shelby Lynne
The Shins
Sixpence None the Richer
The Stands
Stanley Clarke
Steve Jones
Suzanne Vega
The Ting Tings
Tom Freund
Tom Morello
Tom Rothrock
Travis Barker
Tristan Prettyman
Turin Brakes
Vanessa Carlton
The Veronicas
The Vines
Venus and the Moon


Aerin Lauder (Cosmetics Heiress)
Alex Sibley (Model)
Alex Zane (TV Presenter)
Alki David (Entrepreneur)
America’s Next Top Models
Angela Hartnet (Chef)
Anita Ko (Jewelry Designer)
Ann Coulter (Political Commentator)
Anne Graham (Christian Evangelist)
Annie Philbin (Museum Director)
Art Streiber (Photographer)
Benjamin Millipied (Choreographer)
Baroness D’Ornano (Sisley Cosmetics)
Benedikt Taschen (Publisher)
Bethany Hamilton (Surfer)
Billiy Beane (Sports)
Blake Krikorian (Businessman)
Bobby Martinez (Surfer)
Bo Zenga (Producer)
Brent Bolthouse (Entreprenuer)
Bud Ekins (Stuntman)
Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut)
Carla Körbes (Ballerina)
Carson Kressley (Stylist)
Chaz Bono
Chris Sieberman (Businessman)
Daisy Lowe (Model)
Denny Gordon (Visual Effects)
Dick Cheney (Politician)
Elon Musk (Engineer)
Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic)
Eric Lechasseur (Chef)
Eric Nies (Model)
Estee Lauder (Cosmetics Manufacturer)
Fernando Meirelles (Producer)
Frank Gehry (Architect)
Giorgio Locatelli (Chef)
Hans Zimmer (Composer)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Composer)
Hugh Hefner (Publisher)
Irwin Shratt (Opera Singer)Isabel Vega (Producer)
Jackie Stallone (Astrologer)
Jay Baker (Christian Evangelist)
Jeremy Scott (Fashion Designer)
Jerome Bettis (Football Player)
Jesse Crichton (Australian Football Player)
Sir. Jonathan Ive (Industrial Designer, Apple Inc.)
John Bingham (Congressman)
Kelly Osbourne (TV Personality)
Larry King (TV Host)
Laura Turner (Sprinter)
Max Azria (Fashion Designer)
Michael Govan (LACMA)
Michael and Xochi Berch (Flickr Founders)
Michael Ovitz (Talent Agent)
Misty Copeland (Ballerina, ABT)
Nick Jones (Soho House owner, Businessman)
Nicole Richie (TV Personality)
Paris Hilton (Heiress)
Pat Dunbar
Penny Lancaster (Model)
Peter Guber (Producer)
Phil Jackson (Coach)
Phillipe Starck (Designer)
Phillip Bloch (Stylist)
Piers Morgan (TV Host)
Rachel Zoe (Stylist)
Renhold Messner (Explorer)
Richard Koshalek (Architect)
Rob Dyrdek (Skateboarder)
Robert Evans (Producer)
Roberto Cavalli (Fashion Designer)
Ron Moore (Producer)
Ronald Radziner (Architect)
Ryan Dobson (Preacher)
Samantha Ronson (DJ)
Sarah Ellerby (Billiards Player)
Serena Williams (Athlete)
Shaun White (Athlete)
Taylor Twellman (Soccer Player)
Theresa Flynt
Tim O’Reilly (Publisher)
Tom Anderson (Entrepreneur)
Vernon Kaye (Television Presenter)
Vidal Sassoon (Hair Stylist)
Willow Koerber (Cyclist)





Adam Brody
Adrian Grenier
Adrian Pasdar
Alexander Polinsky
Andrew Garfield
Aziz Ansari
Benedict Cumberbatch
Ben MacKenzie
Bill Pullman
Bob Hoskins
Bob Newhart
Bradley Cooper
Bruce Campbell
Casey Affleck
Chad Faust
Colin Firth
Damian Lewis
David Anders
David Caruso
David Morrissey
David Steinberg
David Strathairn
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Quaid
James Deen
Derek Luke
Diego Luna
Dominic Cooper
Dominic Monaghan
Don Cheadle
Eddie Izzard
Ewan McGregor
Gerard Butler
George Clooney
Greg Ellis
Harry Treadaway
Hill Harper
Ioan Gruffud
James Franco
James Getzlaff
James Marsden
Jansen Ackles
Jared Padalecki
Jason Ritter
Jason Schwartzman
Javier Barden
Jeff Goldblum
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Sumpter
Jesse Eisenberg
Joseph Gordon Levitt
John Francis Daley
Jon Lithgow
Josh Brolin
Josh Peck
Julian Morris
Kevin Hart
Kevin Nealon
Kirby Heyborne
Kris Marshall
Larry Bagby
Logan Lerman
Luke Treadaway
Mads Mikkelson
Malcolm McDowell
Matt Damon
Matthew Macfadyen
Max Minghella
Michael Fassbender
Michael C. Hall
Michael Chiklis
Michael McKean
Michael Pitt
Michael Sheen
Michael Weatherly
Michael Vartan
Morgan Freeman
Nicholas Brendan
Nick Moran
Norbert Leo Butz
Owain Yeoman
Owen Wilson
Peter Gallagher
Peter Mullan
Rawiri Paraten
Raymond J Baker
Ricardo Darin
Richard Pryor
Richard Roxburgh
Robert Duvall
Robert Redford
Robert Knepper
Rupert Everett
Samuel L Jackson
Shia LeBeouf
Simon Baker
Sylvester Stallone
Tab Hunter
Ted Danson
Todd Graff
William H Macy
Willem Dafoe



Ang Lee
Amir Bar-Lev
Cameron Crowe
Clint Eastwood
Christopher Guest
David Lynch
Davis Guggenheim
Duncan Jones
Edgar Wright
Jason Reitman
Jeffery Blitz
JJ Abrams
Joe Wright
John Lee Hancock
Jose Padilha
Judd Apatow
Lee Hirsch
Lisa Cholodenko
Marc Forster
Mel Brooks
Nathaniel Kahn
Patrick Stettner
Peter Berg
Paul Greengrass
Quentin Tarrantino
Ridley Scott
Spike Lee
Reginald Hudlin
Sofia Coppola
Stacy Peralta
Greg Barker
Xiaoshuai Wang


Alan Moore
Arianna Huffington
Ayelet Waldman
Bret Easton Ellis
Dan Fante
Elinor Lipman
Gigi Levangie Grazer
Haruki Murakami
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Franzen
Jon Bokencamp
Kevin Staniec
Kipling Buis
Maya Angelou
Mick Farren
Michael Lewis
Natasha Fraser
Neil Jordan
Neil Strauss
Stephanie Danler


Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Chuck Arnaldi
George Baselitz
Jonathan Yeo
Laddie John Dill
Sir Peter Blake
Shepard Fairey