the Arts

Politicians and Business people

I'm Hackney

Age UK: I can see into your eyes

Tsukiji Tokyo fish market


A selection of my favourite portraits of singers and musicians

Taylor Swift

Jimmy Cliff
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica


John Cale
artist and founding member of the Velvet Underground
photographed in Venice

Kelly Jones

Ernie Ranglin
in his studio
in Ochio Rios, Jamaica

Kaki King

Jason Pierce

Es Devlin


Laura Mvula


Suede frontman
Brett Anderson
at The Ministry of Sound - London

Wolf Alice

Chris Blackwell business man and founder of Island Records, photographed in Jamaica

the Arts

A selection of my favorite portraits of artists, writers, actors and directors

Gilbert and George photographed in their house in London

Tracey Emin photographed in the Tuner Contemporary, Margate

Xiaolu Guo

Saskia Reeves actress at the Barbican

Don McCullin photographed in his house

Irvine Welsh writer

Sarah Lucas artist photographed at the Venice Biennale

Jane Freud artist photographed in her studio

Dylan Moran comedian

Will Gompertz BBC arts correspondent

Editor of Marie Claire Marie O'Riordan

Nick Hornby in his studio in London

Daljit Nagra poet

Peter Bowker playwright and screenwriter photographed at Bafta HQ,

Richard Bacon tv presenter, photographed in the Groucho Club in Soho

John Hannah actor

Joseph Morpurgo comedian photographed in the second hand vinyls shop Lucky Seven

Victoria Derbyshire BBC Presenter at the BBC Broadcasting House

Cary Elwes actor

Lemn Sissay author and broadcaster

Lily Cole model, actress and broadcaster

Politicians and Business people

A selection of politician and business people

Boris Johnson
inside the underground RAF Operation Room

Chuka Umunna, labour politician
Streatham constituency

Tessa Jowell, Labour Party

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative Party

Laura Parker, national organiser of Momentum

Cristiana Collu
Museum director

Elizabeth Louise "Liz" Kendall, Labour Party

Jeremy Hunt, Conservative Party

Emily Thornberry - Labour MP

Gina Miller at the Michelin House

Elena Panteoni
Organic wine producer

Max Mosley

Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London
photographed in his house

Cristiana Olevano
Rice producer

I'm Hackney

I’ve lived in Hackney since 2003 when I moved to the UK and have witnessed its changes socially and structurally year by year. The gentrification of the city is especially visible in this part of town. The City is moving east, transforming its social and architectural fabric.

Hackney is divided into different sections, each sub-section so deeply disparate from the other. From Stamford Hill, with its Jewish community to Hackney Wick, where the artists have transformed once empty warehouses into their studios. From Hackney Central, which lends itself to a great energy through the multiculturalism and diversity to the ‘cool and trendy’ Shoreditch. From the council estates of Hackney South and Homerton, to the new-builds for families in Stoke Newington and Lower Clapton.

London – as all major cities – never stands still, but the speed at which Hackney is transforming has been enhanced, thanks to the Olympics and new investment generated from the event. As a consequence, many people are destined to leave this part of town to move further east, but many other homeowners have seen their properties increase in value.

My project intends to photograph each sub-section to deconstruct Hackney and offer a voice to its residents. The borough, its architecture and atmosphere can be seen in the background, but the attention is focused on the people of Hackney, each photographed where I found them as a I rambled through this part of the world.

I'm Hackney

twins born in Hackney

I'm Hackney

Alysha Joseph (31) with her 9 months daughter
born in Trinidad
lived in Hackney for 10 years

I'm Hackney

Mrs. Swollen (80)
from Ireland
17 years in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney Central

Milda Kuasausk Iene (7)
From Lituania
Lived in Hackney, 1 year

I'm Hackney
Hackney Central

Kaye (18)
Born in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Colin Roy Todd (34)
Born in Mansfield, Uk
lived in Hackney for 3 years,

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Michael (40)
Born and Bride in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Sarah Lugue (32) and Winston Francis (37)
She is from Spain and lived year for 1 year.
Born in Newham and lived in Hackney for 3 years

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Vito (35
Italian, lived in Hackney for 7 years.

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Simon Charles Randal (42)
From Leicestershire, lived in Hackney for 7 years.

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Anthony (19)
Born and bride in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Eroll (61)
Born and bride in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

From Spain
moved to Hackney 1 month ago

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Veie Knight (54)
From Barbados
Lived in Hackney 4 years

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Tony (47) and Jake Wilkinson
From Leeds
Lived in Hackney, 17 years

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Irene (60) and Tayler (3)
from hackney

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Jeanette Harman (68)
from North Hampton
Lived in Hackney all her life

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Tu (22)
from Sweden
10 months in Hackney
Fashion student

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Tara Stout (40)
from Uk
21 years in Hackney

I'm Hackney

Z. Jacob (87)
from Antigua
60 years in Hackney

I'm Hackney

Ka-sh (57)
from Ghana
20 years in Hackney
Shop owner

I'm Hackney

Violeta Durand (30)
from Argentina
2 years in Hackney

I'm Hackney

Amal (9)
from Mogadiscio, Somalia
3 days in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Danny (45), Leonard (51) and Daddy
from Jamaica
Danny from 21 years in Hackney, Leonard from 1 and Daddy from 30 years

chef (leonard)

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Greg Hall (31)
from Hampshire
31 years in Hackney

Bike Courier

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Tania Houghton (27)
she is from Norwick
Lived in Hackney 7 years

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Frank (54) Rosie (45)
He's Born in italy, she is from Uk
Lived in Hackney 24 years and 54 years
Coffee Owner

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Amanda Maroulis (41)
she is from Uk
Lived in Hackney 24 years

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Egle (23)
Born in Lithuania
Lived in Hackney 1 year


I'm Hackney
Stamford Hill

Chaim (25)
born in Hackney

Age UK: I can see into your eyes

Client: Age Uk

The idea for this project came about when I was commissioned by Guardian News and Media to take portraits of older people in the King’s Cross area – Age Uk Camden is one of GNM’s local community partners. I was inspired by the hope and optimism of the people I met. My photographs are designed to challenge perceptions about the elderly, and show that older people can be glamorous, inspired, beautiful, and full of life.

In order to capture this optimism, I had the idea to photograph all of the subjects in studio conditions as if it were a fashion shoot. I asked all of the sitters to dress in their favourite clothes, I hired a make-up artist, and for the photograph I asked them to think about a really happy time or experience. The portraits are meant to be a playful take on the circularity of life.

I tried to create conditions that allowed my subjects to recapture, however fleetingly, the spontaneity and curiosity of a child. The background colours - the rose and pale blue - are intentional, an ironic reference to the fashion and advertising worlds. In other words, I tried to capture them in ideal conditions as they themselves would like to be seen. The 16 people I photographed were enthusiastic about the challenge, in the excitement is evident from the light in their eyes.

Edna Bulles

Robert Green

Beryl Elrith Joseph

Ian Haymlyin

Dolly O'Brien

Helen Pottock

Joan Henchy

Lawrence Campbell

Ronald Silrold

Laura Howard

Margaret (Peggy) Smith

Marie Smith-Laing

Megane O'Brien

Rufus Sealy

Willie Millar

Peggy Eileen Jacobs

Tsukiji Tokyo fish market

Tokyo Tsukiji Market, is the world's largest wholesale fish market and in general the largest wholesale market in the world, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day.

It has been operating in its central Tokyo location since 1935 but is due to be relocated to a new site in Toyosu by spring 2016.

The portraits are a series of photos of fish stall's owners and workers taken during the first hours of the day. They market in fact operate during the night and the wholesale area only open to the public from 9am.