Whoever said don't meet your heroes was wrong. Am always banging on about the privilege of my job but DAMN, sometimes this job floats up opportunities I still am so excited by. To spend the day at Ringstead Bay in Dorset, where I swam as a nipper, to shoot this most beautiful of talents was a nice call to get for someone like me. The portraits were for the National Trust, via Mischief PR, who have commissioned John to write a poem to help save and celebrate our wonderful coastline - More here. My friend described him as the Dad you wished you had. My Dad is great but I could happily accommodate more JCC in my life. Printed in the Independent and Express, and elsewhere online. Very nice indeed.
It's essential apparently to be on Instagram so I've leapt aboard this timesuck with loads of archive images and outtakes. Keener observers might notice a few shots they've seen before, but I've been digging in my crates for a hot minute and will unearth some gems I swear. They has to be some somewhere, honestly.