Hannah Fry

I recently photographed Hannah Fry, the brilliant mathematician, presenter and wonderful human. Photographed in collaboration with her and her brilliant team we worked together to create a variety of image styles to feature across many different articles and platforms.

Not only is Hannah an amazing mathematical mind – but she is also a brilliant TV maker. She has recently released a moving and insightful documentary about her experience with cervical cancer, something I recommend everyone to watch. The documentary explores the issues surrounding how we screen for and treat cancer, asking if we might be overmedicalising it, as well as following Hannah through her own treatments.

See it here: LINK

Massive thanks to the amazing team who worked on this shoot:

Styling: Karen Smyth
Make up: Karen Wagner
Photo assistant: Oliver Mayhall
Location: Studio Jones
Retouching: Melissa Morgan
Publicity: Maddy and Miranda at Mirador Management

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David Tennant – EE BAFTA Film Awards

David Tennant will be hosting the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. Spot him on a billboard near you soon – if you see one do send me a snap. I photographed David at BAFTA’s home on Piccadilly to promote one of films biggest nights, and I can’t wait to join him there in a couple of weeks camera in hand! Big thanks to the fab team who made it happen. BAFTA photography team: Claire Rees, Jordan Anderson and Ellie Elliot. BAFTA Marketing Lead: Natalie Paszkowski Styling: Cheryl Konteh Photography Assistants: Phil Hardman & Rosie Alice Wilson Grooming: Stevie Smith Retouching: Melissa Morgan Graphic Design: Abigail Bills

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One Young World – Vanity Fair

Two days, seventeen incredible people, so many fascinating conversations. One minute discussing biodiversity, the next AI and healthcare, from the leaders of the worlds biggest charities to fearless campaigners for women’s right. It was such an honour meeting these amazing people who are changing our world for the better with their enthusiasm and expertise. Featuring: Adwoa Aboah, Vilas Dhar, Angela F. Williams, Kat Graham, Rupi Kaur, Sagufta Salma Janif, Nicholas Kee, Aidan Gallagher, Diwigdi Valiente, Lucy Hale, Ivana Feldfeber, Sara Wahedi, Rana Hajirasouli, Hasina Safi, Abdoul Ouahabo, Kevin Dipama, Manoly Sisavanh, and Ralph Nicolai V. Nasara Massive thanks to the amazing team who made this happen. Art Director: Duarte Soares Producers: Eolande Diaz, Nura Abdela Project manager: Olivia Hicks 1st Assistant: Oliver Mayhall 2nd Assistant: Jack McGuire Hair & Make-up Artist: Maria Comparetto Retouching: Lou Dedieu Production support: Germaine Walker Special Thanks: Merchant Belfast & 1G1 Studio Belfast

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Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures – The BBC

We brought photography and an iconic illustrator together to celebrate Quentin Blake Box Of Treasures. A series of six of Sir Quentin’s classic books are being brought to life on screen in a full animated series for BBC iPlayer and CBBC. Voiced a wonderful line up of talent; Simon Pegg, Nina Sosanya, Adrian Lester and Alison Steadman. What a dream brief! Working with such creative people to bring these ideas to life, it was so much fun watching the beautiful illustration adding a whole other element to my portraits. Senior Creative – Samantha Ratcliffe Animation CD – Massimo Fenati Production – Georgina Williams at The BBC Support – everyone at Eagle Eye Drama Photo assistant – Phil Hardman Production support – Germaine Walker    

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The Couple Next Door – Channel 4 / Eagle Eye Drama

Things got steamy on set during the photography for Channel 4’s deliciously dark new drama. Catch Eleanor Tomlinson and Alfred Enouch alongside Sam Heughan and Jessica De Gouw, as two couples who become ever more entangled. Such a great cast to work with to create just the right moments to promote this new series. And if you’re in the US, look out for the show on Starz next year… Big thanks to the amazing team at Eagle Eye Drama, Becky Allin and Carl Palmer at Channel 4, Nile Bates at Starz, lighting tech Pim Van Baalen, and production support from Germaine Walker.  

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Ulster American – Riverside Studios

Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland all in one play… count me in. I directed the trailer and photographed the campaign for this limited run pitch-black comedy. Grab your tickets here: LINK

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Eric Cantona – The Sunday Times Culture

Eric Cantona, former legendary footballer, now singer – a marvellous performer in front of my lens. Great fun making this with him. Big thanks to Adam Hearn for sending me to meet him.

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The House of Bernarda Alba – National Theatre

The House of Bernarda Alba starring Dame Harriet Walter. My first poster for the National Theatre! Grab your tickets. Thanks to the brilliant Harriet Walter who was a dream to collaborate with. Massive thanks also to Billy Bull and Jen Dennis, so great working with you . Assistant ace Philip Hardman, production support Germaine Walker.  

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Sir Michael Palin – The Sunday Times Magazine

  Michael Palin is a national treasure. And a bit of a hero of mine, I grew up laughing at Monty Python. To say I was excited to meet Sir Michael was an understatement. But I was also nervous, would he be as creative and collaborative as I hoped? Well, meet you heroes people, at least certainly if they are Michael Palin. He was everything a collaborator could want, and also the kindest, nicest man as well. Big thanks Louise Fenerci for the assingnment Cover design by Dan Biddulph Grooming by Emma Leon Styling by Michael Palin Read Richard Coles interview with Sir Michael here: LINK

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Aisling Bea – Multitude Media

Working with Aisling Bea is always a joy – not only is she effortless in front of the camera, but you get a front row seat to enjoy her stand-up. I last photographed Aisling to celebrate her 2020 BAFTA Television Award, so I was delighted to be asked to photograph her again to create a set of images to help publicise her new film Greatest Days. Big to everyone involved: Hope Lawrie – styling Justine Jenkins – makeup Narad Kutowaroo – hair Olivia Spencer and Betty Martin – photo assistants Melissa Morgan – retouch Cecily Bain – studio manager Emily and Niamh at Multitudemedia – publicity gurus Clare – top organiser / team Aisling  

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Self Space ‘Open Letters’ – Calling Studio

‘Open Letters’, in collaboration with Self Space and Calling for Mental Health Awareness Week. Nine in ten people with mental health challenges in the UK face stigma and discrimination. And where there’s stigma, there’s silence. In a radical act of openness, Calling and Self Space commissioned real people to write candidly about their mental health in a series of letters. Five of these letters are across London on giant public billboards for all to see. It was a privilege to photograph the brave and brilliant people who wrote them – Icie, Liv, Nadia, Elvis and Raman are the best. We had two deeply meaningful and cathartic days in my studio creating these images together; in a way it felt a bit like therapy, both for me and for them. The stories and thoughts they’ve shared are rarely talked about, yet really need to be talked about. Selected Ad of the...