Location shoot with Jai Wall

A fun shoot with two good friends, Jai and makeup by Viki Lloyd. This shoot was the silver lining on an otherwise weird day… Taken around Ouseburn Valley in Byker, Newcastle.

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Celebrity portraits: Pete Bennett

Most people remember Pete from Big Brother, but I met him when he was up in Newcastle in the summer shooting the sequel to Zombie Women of Satan. Pete’s a lovely guy, really creative and sweet, he’d recently eaten a chilli so hot he ended up in hospital, and a kid mistook him for Russell Brand in Subway in Chester-le-Street. And here he is, in the guise of his character Bertie Dumble.

Pete

Location shoot with Simon Stephenson

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Model: Simon Stephenson

Location: Simon’s flat

Simon’s a really talented guy with more than a hint of James Dean about him, and some great tattoos. That battered guitar used to belong to Free and is worth a small fortune. I was a bit worried I might spill tea on it, but we figured it had survived much worse over the years.