2 day Travel Photography adventure in Magical Marrakech


I went there with dreams of colour and life… but its was SOOOOO Hard to shoot there! Any of you that have been there, know that taking pictures in Marrakech is far from easy… and not the romantic holiday destination you would think of … so armed with a hulking great big Nikon DSLR and a long lens, i hardly blended in… and these people are hyper sensitive to cameras! You either get a “NO PICTURE” and a hand raised over the face, or a hand out asking for money the second they see you!! So ….with only being there for 2 days I had to adapt quickly, and learn to be very quick to seize any picture opportunities … Its still a great place to go to though if you like a challenge!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy, share and rate please ๐Ÿ™‚
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Tankus The Henge – Music Photography on The Thames


What can I say …. other than I LOVE these boys!!!! … Everytime I meet them and work with them, I leave with a big smile on my face …. they are just loveable, bonkers, creative TALENT!! They always make my photography look good because they are just so colourful and interesting!! Check out their facebook page here and lookout for a gig soon …. I promise you will LOVE them!

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Burlesque Photography with Lady Cave at Volupte Lounge, London


Last weekend I undertook my first burlesque shoot…. last weekend with the amazing Lady Cave! I have always been mesmerized by the detail and beauty of this styling. The costumes and outfits are so classy and elegant, and the girls on the burlesque scene are known for their attention to detail.ย  Kate (Lady Cave) was no exception! just Fantabulous!! We had the run of very chic and cool Volupte Lounge for the afternoon last Sunday… so armed with my new best friend (my Fuji X-Pro1 and my Ellincrom Rangers, I set up out to create some moody, smokey images re-creating the feel of an old vintage club from yesteryear!
I shall certainly be doing more burlesque shoots now, so watch this space! In the meantime enjoy these images and hit the like button on Lady Cave’s facebook page too ๐Ÿ™‚
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Food Fight at Verru

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Yesterday i was back to the amazing Verru restaurant in London’s Marylebone Lane! Except this time for some slightly different ‘profile shots’ of the owner, ‘Andrei’ and his merry band of men!

Andrei said he didn’t want to have boring, serious portraits, so wanted to try something a tad ‘different’…. at the mere mention of a food fight, the boys seemed ready for it… as you can see…. this is all in jest and their obvious great relationship is plain to see!! As i’ve already said…. the food here is amazing and so are the people…. get down there!!
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The Key to commercial portrait photography


I often do Commercial Portrait Photography of business owners and their staff … and very often they want to be seen as serious, upstanding individuals… but this doesnt mean you can’t use the surroundings to add some colour and a bit of a twist!

Here are some recent profile shots I did for a business owner … I tried to have a bit of fun with him in the environment we had… hope you like the images.

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Set Stills Photography with lovable Aussie boys, Hamish and Andy


Some of you might know, that during the summer, Aussie TV and Radio sensations – ‘Hamish and Andy’ were over here in London filming their new TV show ‘Hamish and Andy’s Euro Gap Year’. I was pulled in to do some Set Stills Photography, Promotion shots and some behind the scenes photography too.

I have to admit, before I got the call about working on the show – I had never heard of them. After a quick Google and Facebook search, I soon realized that these cheeky smilers have a big following on the south side! 1.6million facebook likers and half a million followers on twitter! Zoiks… i hoped they were cool!?

Our first shoot was set for some calamity capers around the London Eye, Westminster and then onto St Johns Wood for some Beatles Abbey Road fun! within 2 mins of meeting the guys i was pleasantly surprised at how absolutely lovely they were! Grounded, polite and great fun! from there on in …. it was all easy!

I hope you like the images and will check out these chaps… Hamish and Andy’s Euro Gap Year is showing on ITV4 at the moment, and i guarantee you’ll be smiling if you tune in! Enjoy!
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Verry Verru Food Photography! Yummy!


One of my fave types of work….. and I wonder why!! ?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I LOVE shooting food, especially when its this amazing!! As you can see the chaps down at Verru really know their stuff … This is Posh nosh at very, very reasonable prices i must add!

Food photography is all about making it look beautiful and inviting, so I hope you feel hungry now!?

If you fancy a nibble yourself, get down to Marylebone lane and taste the Verru cuisine. its delightful!
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Wet Wedding Photography in Seven Dials, London


I was walking through Seven Dials only yesterday doing a job when i happened across this lovely couple walking up Monmouth Street having their wedding photographs taken!! The photographer was using flash close up with them, and i knew he was missing out on all the beautiful ambient light and reflections… so had a cheeky word and asked the couple if they minded if i took a quick shot of them on the Zebra crossing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope they get in touch so i can send them the shot …. i think you’ll agree, the light is beautiful and it makes for a great shot! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to them both!

Sneak Peek – Music Promo Photography with Tankus The Henge


Today I met up with my crazy friends – Tankus The Henge! I’ve known and been photographing these lovable lads for the last 4 years now and there has never been a dull moment.

With the arrival of their new Drummer, their manager thought it about time we got some new promo shots done… so we headed to the wonderful floating Dutch Barge that is ‘Tamesis Dock’ on the London Southbank of the Thames… Apart from being a great location, Neema the lovely lady who runs this ship (literally) provides some lovely food and drinks….! get down there and check it out! its magical! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Tankus boys were in fine form, even if it was an early start… and we soon got going with some cheeky antics….

These are just a couple of tasters from the shoot. Hope you like them, and if you fancy coming along to listen to these chaps…. have a look at their facebook page here and come along!! I challenge you to not be able to love them!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Music Photography by Simon Harvey on the Southbank with Tankus The Henge

Royal Ballet Photography


This week I am working at the ‘World Travel Market 2012‘ at ExCel in London as 1 of 4 Photographers providing all the images for the world press. WTM2012 is the leading global event for the travel industry.

As part of this amazing Global trade fair, the WTM team organize many cultural events for the various heads of States and Ministers in attendance. I was lucky enough to be selected to go along and photograph the Ministerial Dinner at the Mayors official London residency – Mansion House in the City. A truly amazing building and venue. I have to say, this is the sort of event photographers love! Fabulous interiors, great lighting and wonderful subjects. This was capped off by the Royal Ballet Company performing as a finale to the evening. I myself have never seen Ballet live, let alone ballet by the very best performers in the world. It was breathtakingly beautiful and elegant! The poise and grace, is truly mesmerizing. I hope you enjoy the photographs and hope to be able to do more of these if i can make further inroads now! Watch this space ๐Ÿ™‚

This is why i love my job! Always different, always challenging and a lot of the time a privilege!