It’s always great working on fashion shoots but even better when you put your models in front of 60K people! Well that’s what we did for this year Aston Villa Catalogue shoot. Armed with my team of models and assistance we roamed around Villa Park grabbing images of our models with proper atmosphere behind us.
The second phase of the photo shoot wasn’t in 40K people but it as still pretty cool. Again armed with my assistance we made our way to Aston Villa’s training ground, ‘Bodymore Heath’ just outside of Sutton Coldfield to shoot with a variety of players during their training.
Take a look at some of my favourite images. If your a Aston Villa fan and would like a copy of the 2013 catalogue make sure you register your details for one
It’s aways great being asked to work on a charity football match for lots of reason… most of all the look on the charities face when they see how much support they are getting!
I have been lucky enough to do quite a few of these but this one was great to work on.
The charity Help Harry Help Others, a great charity, if you haven’t heard of it before make sure you check out the link and the inspirational story of Harry who sadly passed but one thing is for sure his legacy lives on.
It’s always a good feeling when a big corporate company especially one local to you calls upon you for a specific shoot. Now admittedly I’m no football fan but after this shoot I think I have been turned.
I was asked to create new images for their next season corporate marketing material. So along with me were two fantastic models who make the shots really. We were tasked with getting those corporate style shots in private boxes, the vip hospitality suites and restaurants. What I didn’t expect is we would be doing this whilst the match itself was on and a full house of people ohh and another thing I didn’t realise it was the biggest match of the season.
Oh and did I mention they WON 6-1… I am clearly very lucky.
Here are just a few images from a massive batch.
I also took several panoramic shots of the grounds and one of their hospitality suites. please click on the links below to view them
Louis Smith, Denise Van Outen, Dani Harmer, Lisa Riley and Fern Britton in the line up for Strictly Come Dancing in Birmingham.
Dust off those sequins, get out the fake tan and hang up the glitter ball – Strictly Come Dancing is back in Brum!
The TV show’s live tour kicks off at Birmingham’s NIA on Friday night giving fans chance to see the celebrities and their professional partners strutting their stuff.
Reigning champion, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, will be there, along with one of the runners-up, TV presenter Denise Van Outen.
Actress Lisa Riley will be performing, as will TV presenter Fern Britton, cricketers Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan, and actress Dani Harmer.
Louis, who is partnered with Ola Jordan because TV partner Flavia Caccacia is performing in her own show with Vincent Simone, said he was hoping to repeat his success and be voted the winner every night.
He also told the Mail how he was now best known for Strictly – and not his Olympic bronze medal.
“When people come up to me now it’s all Strictly Strictly Strictly, that’s all they want to talk about,” he said.
“But I don’t mind because, if I’m honest, I found the training much harder for Strictly than for the Olympics.”
But Louis pledged that when the tour finishes on February 10 he will resume his gymnastics training, but admitted that at this stage, he was unsure if he would compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Review: Birmingham Mail
Toronto will play host to Liverpool FC in Liverpool’s first stop on their North American preseason tour.
The English club come to North America for a chance to test what their squad has to offer heading into the start of their preseason. It is also a great chance to build their brand in North America. Liverpool is already one of the most popular soccer teams in the world, and they hope that this preseason tour will boost their popularity in places like Canada and the United States.
Toronto is a great MLS city. They average around 20,000 fans in attendance every game but have had as many as 50,000 crammed into the Rogers Centre (they normally play at BMO Field). In 2004, when Liverpool last played at the Rogers Centre, there were over 30,000 in attendance.
Toronto is not having the season that they desired; they are currently last in the Eastern Conference and hold only 16 points, which is the worst in the MLS. If Toronto could keep this match close or even pull the upset, it would provide them with a huge boost of confidence heading into the rest of their season.
Liverpool will use this match in order to gain confidence in their new manager, Brendan Rodgers, who is in the process of implementing his style of play. This will be an excellent opportunity for his squad to get some experience in his style against a much weaker opponent.
Review by: bleacherreport.com