“Red Rum”

Images I took of the greatest racehorse of the 20th century in 1974, many of which have never been seen before. A look behind the scenes of the fairytale of a horse which should never have raced and a trainer who was a secondhand car salesman and taxi driver, together they won three Aintree Grand Nationals and entered racing history. To be published in hardback in November 2017.

 

"Bridges"      

I co-authored and took portrait photographs for a book with Japan historian Suzanne Perrin consisting of interviews with ten noteworthy people who have formed cultural, academic and social links between the UK and Japan. It was published in May 2016 and the launch event was held at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

 

The Contributors:

Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG - Former Ambassador and Historian

Phillida Purvis MBE – Diplomat and Humanitarian

Professor Ian Nish CBE – Scholar and Academic

Wiesa Cook-Bownas – Widow of Geoffrey Bownas CBE

Joji Hirota - international musician

Robert Ketchell – Japanese Garden Designer

Junko Kobayashi - International Concert Pianist

Setsuo Kato – Photo-journalist and publisher

Professor Toshio Watanabe – Scholar & Historian

Keiko Holmes OBE - Reconciliation and Agape World Founder

 

"Through The Viewfinder"

My first book “Through the Viewfinder” is a highly opinionated look at how to operate a television camera. This is based on interviews with many people I have worked with; their views and opinions are a highly revealing portrait of what happens behind the scenes in television production from a cameraman’s point of view. Included are not just my own views on the ups and downs of camerawork but also those of producers, directors, actors and other people closely involved with picture creation for television.

This book is aimed at young cameramen and media students wanting to be truly professional but would be of interest to anyone who wants to know what goes on behind the cameras that bring so much into our homes.

Some of today's top cameramen:

Alan Beal - winner of two American Emmy Awards

Mike Dugdale - from the Falklands War to Buckingham Palace

Paul Freeman - tales from "Survivor" to "Hell’s Kitchen"

Ian Keown - from working on "Eastenders" to Premier League football

Jim O'Donnell - a DoP with style and panache

Retired cameramen whose stories and words of wisdom are ‘gold dust':

Bill Brown - my mentor and a cameraman all his life

John Glenister - cameraman who became a director

Dave Foster - cameraman who became a director

Ron Francis - cameraman who became a director

Christopher Fryman - cameraman in Canada and director in Japan

Dick Hibberd - cameraman all his life

Dai Higgon - cameraman and production manager

Helen Kingsbury - the only female I worked with on cameras

Directors:

Martin Campbell – "Casino Royale", "Goldeneye", "Mask of Zorro", "Green Lantern”

Glyn Edwards - "Tiswas", Family Fortunes", "Chish N'Fips"

Paul Harrison - "Your Mother Wouldn't Like It!", "Ballykissangel", "A Touch of Frost"

 Producers:

Paul Annett - "Eastenders"

Martin Baker - "Muppet Christmas Carol"

Lighting Director:

John Watt - from "Armchair Theatre" to "The Price is Right!"

Production Designer:

Tony Ferris - from "The Muppet Show" to "Jose Carreras at The Dominion"

Vision Mixer:

 Carole Legg very reassuring to have vision mixing a show

 Stars in front of the camera:

 Julie Andrews - "Mary Poppins", "The Sound of Music"

Joanna Lumley - "Sapphire & Steel", "Absolutely Fabulous"

Christopher Timothy - "All Creatures Great and Small", "Doctors"

Foreword:

Michael Grade - entertainment one-of-a-kind and former ITV supremo