Monday, 6 December 2010


Whitby Goth Issue 1:

Whitby Goth Festival in North Yorkshire is held twice a year, once in April and once in October, goths and steam punks come from all over the country and abroad.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Here is a link for those of you who are interested in making a trip to West Papua to a very good local guide. Get in touch with him if you are interested, he has a very good knowledge of the highlands and speaks good English.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Whitby Goth Festival Photoshoot.

Photographed at Whitby Goth Festival over the halloween weekend. We were shooting at night outside in the dark most of the time. I took an assistant with me who's main job was to shine a torch on my "victims" so I could focus the camera. I had a Bowens flash with a soft box set up and shot everything with the aperture stopped well down so none of the background would register, enabling me to get a portrait against a clean black backdrop.
I couldn't go wrong with the wealth of subject matter, and shot well in to the early hours on both Saturday and Sunday. I like to say a big thanks to everyone who let me take their portrait. Here are some of the results.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The latest from a wonderful wedding at Son Morraig in Deia, Mallorca. The bride was the sister of top fashion photographer Mathew Brookes, so I was probably lucky to be there, he must have wanted a day off. Son Morraig was the stunning setting for the blessing, the bride wore a Victoria Beckham dress and all at sun set too, I couldn't really go wrong. The groom was no slouch either!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Alex Higgins dies.

Here are a few photos I've taken in the past few years of Alex Higgins who was found dead on Saturday night. They say you should never meet your heros and certainly from my point of view this is a case in point. No doubt he was one of the greatest snooker players ever though.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Heres a little gallery from The Noisettes gig at the o2 Academy in Sheffield last night. Really great gig, they are a superb group live, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Noisettes - Images by Grenville Charles

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

These were taken last year but I've just got round to editing them. I spent a week staying with Hazbollah in Southern Lebanon. Not one of the easiest of places I've photographed in.

Hezbollah, Southern Lebanon - Images by Grenville Charles

Sunday, 14 February 2010

I shot this a few months back but seems quite relevant now with the Imodesty Blaize film released recently and the upcoming film Burlesque starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. There seems to be a big burlesque revival at the moment.

Burlesque Today - Images by Grenville Charles

Friday, 12 February 2010

Bashar Al Assad is the president of Syria he succeeding to the presidency after the death of his father former president Hafiz al-Assad. The cult of Personality, a very prominent feature of his father’s regime is something the current president has made clear he dislikes, but despite this fact his image and that of his father are seen all over Syria.

The Personality Cult of Bashar al-Assad - Images by Grenville Charles