Here is the Queen of Denmark. Well, that's actually not entirely accurate, but Toni Arden, originally from Denmark, has been called that before by a number of people. Over a period of 30 years, Toni and her late husband Paul Arden, have been collecting and exhibiting photography. I was lucky to have two exhibitions at their gallery in Petworth and some of my images are in their collection. I photographed Toni recently for a celebration of a particular milestone that remains top secret!
I photographed Cass Pennant for a magazine that failed to materialise, but wanted to share the image I made of this unique man. For those of you who have not heard of him, Cass has had an interesting life to say the least. Originally known for his involvement with West Ham's Inner City Firm, he is now a film producer and writer, as well as being the subject of a film called Cass. A man who has learnt to deal with adversity, the street element of his character was a factor in the choice of the location that I found to photograph him in.
I have started to photograph artists in places that have been or remain inspiring to them. Painters, sculptors and photographers, whose work I admire. This is a long term project inspired by a commission I undertook last year, and Harry Cory-Wright, who I have known for a few years, is based along the north coast of Norfolk and has been photographing the area beautifully for many years.