In last week's Guardian Weekend magazine, my pictures of Grace's, a London LGBT cricket team. This was for GuardianLabs, the paid content arm of the Guardian.
Hey friends, I've just finished setting up my print shop.
100% of profits from these will go directly to an organisation here called Off The Record (Bristol), who provide free mental health support for young people. I want to support OTR because, amongst the broader spectrum of work they do, they run a project which specifically helps young people who are part of the LGBTQ community... because I don't like the idea of living in a world where people are made to feel alien or excluded because of who they are.
Prints start at £25 (A4) and go up to £60 (A2). Anything on my website/instagram is fair game – hit me up if you'd like something that isn't on the store.
My first ever assignment for The Guardian... Anna from the Cook section asked me to photograph Richard Bertinet at his kitchen in Bath. This was a fun one and I'm stoked with how it came out – thanks Anna.
An email dropped into my inbox just as I got off of a 15-hour flight to Brisbane; "Congratulations, your image has been selected as a runner up in the 2017 FC Barcelona Photo Awards." It was the perfect counterweight to my horrible over-tiredness and general feeling of too much distance travelled on too little sleep.
I shot the picture in February 2015 while working on a personal project about the part of Dubai (Satwa) that I grew up in. When I lived there (I'm going to hazard a guess that it was around 1998), none of those buildings you see in the background were around. Not even close. As I remember it, most of Dubai was low-rise back then. People lived in villas, not apartment blocks, and may parents would spend their weekends at the beach, or having lunch some place, or barbecuing in a friend's back garden. Mega-malls weren't on the scene yet because there just wasn't the demand for them. Dubai, whilst thriving, hadn't reached the state of peak consumerism and tourism yet. It was a place where people lived, not just a place where people worked.
So for me (and being careful not to get too lofty about this), this picture is about both of the Dubais that I've known; the dusty sand lots and the low-rise, low-rent accommodation and the glass towers, the high-rise, high-rent apartment blocks.