EL TRASLADO[14]

El Traslado, the commute.

Cuba at the end of 2017 I wanted to photograph the iconic cars found all over the country, but  to shoot them in a new and original way.

To the local Cubans these icons of the country are nothing new, nothing exciting. So I set about photographing people on their commute in these beautiful and classic cars, capturing the mundanity of traffic and the thought of the day that’s passed or that lies ahead.

That experience is shared all over the world, just rarely in such iconic vehicles.

THE JOCKEY CLUB

Commissioned by The Jockey Club to capture the Cheltenham Races

NEW GRAMOPHONE HOUSE

Founded in 1930 in Lahore, Pakistan, New Gramophone House is now the last remaining record shop in Delhi. Relocated to the Indian capital in 1947 following the Indian-Pakistan partition, and nestled above a shoe shop in Delhi’s frenetic Chandni Chowk district, the small room houses over one LAKH of records. Once a record shop amongst hundreds of others in Delhi, New Gramophone House now remains the only surviving outlet for vinyl records and has become an institution amongst locals and international collectors alike.
The current manager, Anuj Rajpal is the son of the previous manager of the shop Ramesh Rajpal who remains ever present in the shop. Ramesh’s father was the original founder; New Gramophone House is very much a family affair.
A tardis of music and a haven for lovers of a bygone musical format, the stacks upon stacks of records make it difficult to know where to begin. With a recording by Lata Mangeshkar on my phone, I played it to the shop assistant and so began my foray into the depths of New Gramophone House’s collection. From religious recordings in Urdu, to Bollywood B Movie soundtracks via snake charmer recordings, this was unlike any record shop experience I’ve experienced. Beautiful record artwork, stacks of 7 inches, tens of gramophones and an ambivalent manager Anuj Rajpal, reminiscent of Jack Black in High Fidelity, made the experience one that will not be soon forgotten.
With sales of vinyl increasing for the first time in two decades, New Gramophone House has seen its popularity grow in the last couple of years attaining somewhat of a cult following, thanks to a new generation of music lovers with a keen sense of nostalgia and a love of music from yesteryear.

TRIFECTA

Surf, snowboard and skateboard all in one day. Only in Scotland…

NIZWA [31]

The oldest goat market in the Middle East. An incredible morning spent photographing the goings on.

DYNAMIC WINEMAKERS

An ongoing project photographing winemakers represented by london based Dynamic Vines, meeting, tasting their wines and photographing the original and brilliant winemakers.