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Welcome to “On Reflection…”

Hi – this blog, ‘On Reflection…’ charts current photographic practice, writing and personal projects. You may also link out to my ‘Commercial’ and ‘Wedding’ websites from the main navigation. My first degree was in Fine Art Painting and I hold a Masters Degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication. My work draws […]

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Exhibition: ‘Out of Office’

  The Visual & Digital Arts Department at Morley College London is led by a team of inspiring Programme Managers. This group of inventive artists and creative practitioners teach a range of specialist courses at all levels. Out of Office explores what happens when they leave work at Morley and return to the studio.  It will […]

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Rachel & Boris Johnson at ‘Fresh Hell’ Book Launch

A strange photo job last night at the launch of Rachel Johnson’s new book ‘Fresh Hell’ at Acklam Village Market underneath the Westway Flyover last night saw the mingling of several famous faces. Brother Boris Johnson caught dancing with a handkerchief! Ian Hislop talking earnestly, Piers Morgan doing selfies, David Gilmour being effortlessly cool and Jeremy Paxman scowling. […]

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AT PARIS PHOTO

What a pleasure to leave the DSLR at home for a few days. With a group of students at Paris Photo it feels good to shoot on film for a while. Olympus Trip camera and Pentax K1000 – very simple, basic, reliable gear. Kodak Tri-X film for its good, solid contrast. Sad though that France, while […]

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‘ORPHANS’ POSTCARDS

Limited edition handmade packs of 16 postcards featuring figures extracted from Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea archive council survey photographs – Circa 1970. Figures originally installed at epic size underneath the Westway Flyover, Portobello Road, London, W11 in 2014. Product Details Copyright Steve Mepsted (Standard Copyright License) Edition: 50 Cards: 16 x 350gsm Silk […]

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KEITH RICHARDS, THE DIRTY STRANGERS: ALAN CLAYTON’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Last  night I’m back at the excitingly-grungy nether-world Acklam Village Bar 58 under the Westway Flyover in rainy Portobello. I have had a few (mis)adventures shooting here (see this previous post) But tonight I am here to photograph a band and their friends, celebrating their lead singers’ 60th Birthday. The Dirty Strangers – are a garage pub-rock […]

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STREET LIFE

Recently I have been running some street photography workshops in London for Photoion Photography School and developing some project briefs on street photography practice for Level 3 students in Photography at Kensington and Chelsea College. Teaching these sessions has been an interesting experience and I thought I would write some blog posts sharing some thoughts and […]

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Empty-Headed Mindfulness

Going through some old work I found these photographs I made of paintings I executed between 2003-2005. My Mother died, at too young an age, in early 2003 and I find it incredible that while I was painting these images I was not consciously aware of the themes they seem to explore. I obviously needed […]

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