New portrait: Dr Hannah Greig

30 May 2021

Work finally picked up a little in May as the pandemic restrictions eased again, and I was happy to be able to do a portrait commission for Dr Hannah Greig. Dr Greig is an academic historian specialising in the Georgian period and Beau Monde. She has also acted as a historical consultant for film and television, including Sanditon and the Netflix hit Bridgerton.

Mindful of COVID precautions, even though some of the restrictions had been lifted, I suggested mainly outdoor locations for the portrait session. We started in her own garden, in the picture at the top. We moved to my studio where I had set up a backdrop and opened the double doors to provide light and, crucially in this pandemic age, ventilation. It also meant I could set up my camera outside the studio.

Finally, we moved once more to another outdoor location. I had secured permission to photograph in the grounds of Waverley Abbey House, a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion that stands opposite the ruins of Waverley Abbey on the bank of the River Wey.

It was a fun afternoon with plenty of good conversation and Dr Grieg was a great sport. You can follow Dr Grieg on Twitter.

I am available for more portrait commissions. If you are interested, please do get in touch via email for rates.


Work-in-Progress at Photo Scratch on 18 January 2021

Photo: Dillon Marsh

I’d like to let you know that I will be presenting a new project I’m working on at Photo Scratch on 18 January 2021, 6:30pm GMT.

This edition of Photo Scratch particularly appealed to me and will have a special focus on the environment/land, and is being held in partnership with LandArt Agency. This is an area I increasingly find myself drawn to in my work and dovetails particularly with the project I am working on. 

Photo Scratch is an organisation that provides the opportunity for documentary photographers to show works-in-progress with the opportunity for attendees to offer discussion and feedback to help them complete their project.

Five other photographic practitioners will present work at the same session: 

  • Joya Berrow 
  • Sayam Ghosh
  • Dillon Marsh 
  • Claudia Orsetti 
  • Harebell Suzuki

Please book you tickets, which are required, here: https://photoscratch.org/whats-on

I look forward to seeing you there and receiving feedback on my project.

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