The APHP

I’m proud to be a founder member of the just launched APHP. What is the APHP? The Association is a non-profit group created in 2016 by the UK’s leading headshot photographers. Founded on principles of education, expertise and excellence, it establishes and celebrates recognised

Colour Headshots and the Death of Black and White

I miss black and white! Here’s beautiful French actress Marion Duprez, from a recent shoot. It wasn’t so long ago that I was shooting all these portraits in black and white. Whilst I love colour, black and white has a timelessness and romance to it that can’t quite be replicated

Actors Headshots Video

This is where I pull some funny faces, mumble a bit and try to tell you about the how and why of shooting actors headshots. I love what I do, both the technical aspects of lighting and composition as well as relating to the guys and girls in front of my camera. Having watched the video a

Chandos House, Marylebone, Styled Shoot

A beautiful Summer styled wedding at the magnificent Chandos House  Hotel in Marylebone.   Models: Sally Day and David Elliot Stylist: Sarah Akinola Hair: Jose Domene at Gina Conway Cake: Melanie at Daisy Chain Location: Chandos House, Marylebone W1 Florist: Mary Jane Vaughn

Jane Bown, a Tribute to One of my Heroes.

I’ve been meaning to write this post since I heard the sad news last month of the passing of one of my photograhy heroes, Jane Bown. She died aged 89 so had a good innings. Apart form her wonderful pictures I loved the lack of ceremony about her. She shot everyone of note, from the Queen to

Simon Callow Portrait

Simon Callow, Just Like I Imagined Him … and more.   A while back I was lucky enough to get to a portrait sitting with the ultimate thespian, Mr Simon Callow. He was performing with Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal at the time. I went up to his

Getting Good Feedback

Getting good feedback, particularly long after the event, is always very very welcome. Yesterday up and comer, Richard Rowden sent me an email out of the blue that I thought I’d share. It read like this: Hey Pete, I just wanted to let you know my most recent headshots have been bloody

Portrait Salon 14 selection!

Very chuffed that my picture has been selected for Portrait Salon 14. It’s a book and an exhibition, traveling the country later this year. Thanks Maria Grozova for being such an enigmatic subject and generous collaborator. Portraiture is all about the generosity of the sitter giving