Sarah McKenzie Album Artwork

 

I always love working with musicians. I’ve never been great at playing an instrument, but have always wanted to be involved somehow in the process of making music, so I’m always happy to be able to have a creative input helping to create the visuals.

Having seen some of my work with Lara Jade and Sara Rossetti, wearing red, Sarah asked whether I’d be able to do something similar with her, for her latest albums cover art and promotional material.

The shoot went really well and has since been featured as the album artwork, and also made some appearances in the press too, notably in the Blue Note Tokyo magazine.

Blue Note Tokyo - June-July 2019

Interview for the Infinite Color Panel blog

The Infinite Color Panel blog just posted an interview with me, talking about a few topics, including: higher education for photography, my approach to portraiture, and how I work with colour.

Thank you for the kind words, Pratik Naik!

Click here, or on the image below to check it out, and see some insights into how I work.

Photographers + Retouchers… the ‘Infinite Color Panel’, is a brilliant plug-in for Photoshop, it generates colour grading options for images using a combination of the colour-changing adjustment layers that Photoshop offers.

Instantly a massive time saver, but it also allows you to explore what other options for colour could work, that you may not have considered before. For me, its definitely helped to push me beyond my normal comfort zone! This isn’t sponsored, I just think it’s great.

Caroline Flack behind-the-scenes at Chicago

Caroline Flack as Roxie Hart.

It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to photograph Caroline backstage just after her (spectacular) performance in Chicago! We did a super quick shoot to snap some images to share with the press, promoting her starring in the musical.

She will be with the show until 5th January 2019, do get along if you have the chance!

Make-up: Christian Vermaak

Lambs Conduit Street Christmas Party

Long after the supermarkets have started selling mince pies, (in mid-October!) there is one event that kick-starts the festive feeling for me.

The Lambs Conduit Street Christmas Party, organised annually, by the local traders, in particular Ciao Bella and Maggie Owen. 

I was there as the official photographer, and there were some fantastic going-ons for me to document. The main events are the Ciao Bella raffle, drawn by Rupert Everett, with prizes donated by the locals (this year they raised a staggering £11,000, which will go to the Coram’s Field Charity) and a reading of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, read by a talented selection of people, including; Tim McInnerny, Jon Snow, Alastair Stewart, Jackie Long, Alexei Sayle, Matt Frei, Prof. Laurie Taylor, Paul McNamara and many others.

'Holiday Muses' - Town & Country X Lara Jade

I’m excited to share my images from my second collaboration with Town & Country magazine and Lara Jade.

I travelled to New York to shoot this in late September, for their December issue. Lara the amazing Longchamp AW18 collection. Our location for the shoot was The Shops at Colombus Circle and Bluebird London.

I love shooting in New York, there’s always such a buzz around the city that feeds my creative energy.

Hair & Makeup: Deborah Altizio

Tear sheet from Town & Country

Gal Gadot X Youzu Interactive

One of my exciting projects to date, I had the fortune of photographing the talented Gal Gadot, for the game ‘League of Angels’ (developed by Youzu Interactive)

Below you can see my photos, edited by me, and then further down, the final edits used for the campaign.

Hair: Gustav Fouche | Makeup: Sarah Brock

Gal Gadot by Oscar May

Gal Gadot by Oscar May

Lara Jade X Karen Millen

London, August 2018

I am really happy to share these images from my shoot with Karen Millen, shooting the ever-inspiring, Lara Jade, for their ‘Women Who Can’ campaign. Shot on a warm summer day in London. Thank you to Maggie Owen London, and La Fromagerie for kindly allowing us to use their spaces as our location.

To see the article in full, please follow this link.

If you are not familiar with Lara’s work, do head over to her site, larajade.com, to see her beautiful work.

Lara Jade, shot by Oscar May, for the Karen Millen ‘Women Who Can’ series.