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Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell


Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell


What can I say ..... when your photograph ends up as a book cover on a Patricia Cornwell novel you can't help but smile!

The photograph was taken while on assignment in Malta a number of years ago in a subway, the "speed lines" were added when I returned home in Photoshop.



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De Dichter by Michael Connelly


De Dichter by Michael Connelly


Yet another German book cover this week called "The Poet". I love this image and others seem to also as it has been on constant different book covers for years. The photograph itself was taken while on assignment in Alife, Italy. It was an old vintage car on a farm and was being used a chicken coop. It was full of cobwebs, mold and chicken poop ...... my kind of place!!



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Acqua Morta Un'Indagine Del Commissario Aldani by Michele Catozzi


Acqua Morta by Michele Catozzi


Yet another Italian book cover this week by Michelle Catozzi.

Transalted it says --- Dead Water: An Aldani Commissioner's Survey

Not the catchiest title (again) but I just love the cover! The image iteslf was taken on a foggy day in Venice while away on assignment, shooting in the fog has helped lose any distracting elements in the background. Then back at home the texture and blood were added for drama.



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Die Familiengruft by Charlotte MacLeod


Die Familiengruft by Charlotte MacLeod


Another German book cover this week (although actually an Audio Book) ----- translated means

The Family Crypt

The photograph was taken in a graveyard in Prague while in the Czech Republic on assignment, the blood was added later in Photoshop.



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14 Subat Icin 14 Yazardan 14 Karanlik Oyku by Askin Karanlik Yuzu


14 Subat Icin 14 Yazardan 14 Karanlik Oyku by Askin Karanlik Yuzu


A Turkish book cover this week called (which I am SURE Google translate has got wrong)

14th February: 14 Words: 14 Dark Curses

The image itself is yet again a Photoshop indulgence of mine. I just love the shape of a heart and (as most of you know) I add blood to LOTS of my images --- even though I am hemophobic !



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Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay


Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay


A great piece of design work on this weeks book cover!! The image itself was very simplistic in nature and was taken at a re-enactment weekend ---- the designers have then made it into a very cohesive cover with great colour harmony.



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Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison


Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison


An American book cover this week that doesn't need a great deal of explanation. A set of vintage suitcases photographed at a re-enactment weekend a number of years ago with a little ageing in Photoshop for good measure.



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L'enigma Del Solitario by Jostein Gaarder


A Spanish book cover this week by Jostein Gaarder calledThe Enigma Of The Solitaire.


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover !!!!

The image of the jester was created by myself for a set of Training videos for Arcangel Images (the picture library who represent me). It started life as a photograph of a Joker playing card and was blended with a piece of art I created in my youth (many many years ago). I love the way the designers have left it clean and free from clutter !



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Laguna Nera Un'Indagine del commissario aldani by Michelle Catozzi


Laguna Nera

Un'Indagine del commissario aldani

by Michelle Catozzi


An Italian book cover this week by Michelle Catozzi.

Transalted it says --- Black Lagoon: An Aldain Commissioner's Survey.

Not the catchiest title but I just love the cover! Plain and simple and not touched by the design team at all, in fact they have done a great job using the colours within the image and transferring it into the text. The image iteslf was taken on a foggy day in Venice while away on assignment.



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Il Giardino Delle Rose by Christianna Brand


Il Giardino Delle Rose by Christianna Brand


An Italian book cover this week by Christianna Brand titled The Rose Garden. I won't lie I am not the biggest fan of the design but it is part of a collection of books that all look the same so it can be excused. As for the photograph itself it is actally a composite created by myself. The hand and the gun were photographed in my studio in Manchester, UK and are mine. The window behind were shot in the Czech Republic while away on assignment.



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A Sarkanyolo by Leif G.W. Persson


A Sarkanyolo by Leif G.W. Persson


A Latvian cover this week (according to Google that is) and if so my first !! As for the translation ---- Google has NO IDEA !! So if you are good at Latvian ---- please leave a translation at the bottom of the page in the comments box !!

As for the image ----- well what can I say ?

Stunning model ----- ha ha ha ---- yes it is me !!

The image of myself was taken many many moons ago in my studio in Manchester,UK while testing the lighting for a model that was due to be photographed later that day. The door was taken years later in an old RAF base near Manchester that has now sadly been demolished. Pop them both together, add some texture and some blood and there you have it ------ one scary psychopath !!



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Brut Des Teufels by Stephen Leather


Brut Des Teufels by Stephen Leather


..... and here we go again ANOTHER German book cover this week !!

Google translate says "Brood of the Devil" and who am I to argue !

Yet another composite book cover created by the designers --- The Pentacle is my creation.

Created byphotographing sparklers in the studio and painstakingly piecing them together in Photoshop.



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Phothubs by The Guild of Photographers


How excited am I ??


Main Stage (First Up) on the 15th

60 Photoshop and Lightroom tips, tricks and shortcuts in 60 minutes !!

YES 60


Following with a private workshop on in-depth Skin Retouching


Tickets can be purchased from the link below


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In Der Schusslinie by Torkil Damhaug


In Der Schusslinie by Torkil Damhaug


Another German book cover this week by Torkil Damhaug. Google translate is saying "In the shooting Line" but my guess is more "in the line of fire" ..... but hey Google is more than likely correct.

The image itself has actually sold on numerous occasions but everytime I see it i just love it simplicity. The image was taken in an old Mental Asylum ( I hang out in the most glamorous of places ) in deepest darkest Wales, UK. The blood added later in Photoshop



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Tanz Puppchen Tanz by Joy Fielding


Tanz Puppchen Tanz


A German book cover this week by Jo Fielding. Tanz Puppchen Tanz translated it says DANCE PUPPET DANCE. Another quite old image here but from a set of images that i REALLY enjoyed creating. Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by Dandelion Clocks and how delicate they are. This becomes even more apparent when you study them through your camera lens !! This was literally the last frame from the session before the "beautiful weed" was no more.



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The Pavement Project

I am pleased to announce a new an ongoing fine art photography project entitled "The Pavement Project".

A collection of images based around the beauty that is beneath our feet that we literally just walk past oblivious to it's existence.

I realize many just won't "get it" and if so I have succeeded. Art should challenge the senses, confuse the mind and inspire the soul ....... enjoy

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A L'ombre Du Baron by fabienne Josaphat


A L'ombre Du Baron by fabienne Josaphat


A French book cover this week --- A L'ombre Du Baron -- or -- In the shadow of the Baron

(thank you Google Translate).

This image is quite an old one taken in my studio In Manchester, UK of a model friend of mine called Florida. The colour version of this image glows as it was taken with what is called "Black Light" (the same as you find in nightclubs and makes anything white -- usually ladies bras --- glow). This is why the model has talc on her face as it glowed with an amazing intensity, as did the white painted lips.

I am really please that this image made it onto a book cover as this was the first time Florida had ever modeled !!



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The Fallen by Eric Van Lustbader


The Fallen by Eric Van Lustbader


Yet ANOTHER composite image this week ---- they really are the trend at the moment with designers ! The girl, wings and shadow have all been added after by the designer and the main body of the image is my photograph. The image itself was taken in the cloisters of an English church (who's name escapes me). The light was just perfect streaming trough the windows. The VERY bright orange tint has been added at the design stage to help it "jump off" the bookshelf at passers by in the bookstore.



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Obsession by amanda Robinson


Obsession by Amanda Robinson


A really simple book cover this week. Photographed in London on my first night walking the streets on while on assignment. Although the image below is VERY colourful in reality it wasn't. Yes there was a blue hue to the image as it was what us photographers call "blue hour". The original curtains weren't red at all (I changed that in Photoshop to represent a brothel) -- opppsss ---- sorry house owner !!



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Hard News by Jeffery Deaver


Hard News by Jeffery Deaver


I always LOVE getting my images on the front cover ofa Jeffery Deaver novel !

Having met the man himself and chatted about his love of photography (for all the geeks out there he has a Sony RX1) I always get a buzz when my images are picked above all others.

This actual image was taken in the early hours while walking the streets of New York when assignment there. I "straight" image with no manipulation (which is quite rare for me) -- but sometimes "less is more"



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