Anyone for Tennis?

I was recently instructed to go down to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club by my old friends at Ltd Limited to assist in the making of a new permanent memorial to long serving (excuse the pun) Tennis legend; Mr Fred Perry.

Ltd had been taken on to produce a new outdoor display that would provide a more visually interesting back drop for the existing bronze statue of Fred. Armed with a my Hassleblad and digital back, off i went to shoot some detailed headshots of the statue, that would then be printed up by Ltd and transformed into a beautiful, translucent effect glass panel …

I think you will agree, the overall effect is stunning! 🙂

Fred Perry Memorial, Wimbledon

Fred Perry Memorial, Wimbledon


Howard Webb ~ England referee in training for World Cup

After Referee Howard Webb was chosen for 2010 World Cup, he embarked upon some intense altitude training, conducted at Sheffield Hallum University in their specialist Faculty of Health and Wellbeing unit.

I was asked to go and shoot Howard for Polar Sports watches whilst training. After claiming my pitch amongst the other snappers and Film crews i was ready …. I used my Nikon D3 and a couple of wirelessly activated remote flashes (Nikon SB800’s) to add a bit of drama to the dull fluorescent lighting, dialled in some settings to allow for a slow shutter speed and i got the ‘motion’ effect i was looking for!

Webb officiated the second leg of the Carling Cup Manchester derby Englishman Howard Webb has been selected as one of Fifa’s 30 referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It will be the first World Cup for the 38-year-old Webb, who will be assisted by Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey.

Webb caused controversy in Euro 2008 when he awarded hosts Austria a late penalty against Poland for a 1-1 draw. Yorkshireman Webb suffered during Euro 2008 when he was on the receiving end of death threats and fierce criticism from then Poland coach Leo Beenhakker, although his decision to award the penalty was backed by Uefa.

Webb will be attempting to restore England’s refereeing reputation at the highest level after Graham Poll was sent home from the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He booked Croatia’s Josip Simunic three times during a group match against Australia.

Howard was a top bloke and i wish him all the best out in South Africa.

Howard Webb

Howard Webb Referee

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup