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Toy Shack Opens and is properly good.

Meet Rob Triclops. He has just opened Toy Shack, with his partner Luc, in Walthamstow indoor market. I had the greatest of pleasures in going along and documenting this momentous occasion and the characters involved the day before opening and by all accounts in opened with a BOOM on the Saturday, with folks travelling from all over to have a peep. They know their stuff and greatness will ensue, I know this. Anyone who loves their job this much is never at work so will always do really well. Heck, it's worked for me all these years.

Meet Rob Triclops. He has just opened Toy Shack, with his partner Luc, in Walthamstow indoor market. I had the greatest of pleasures in going along and documenting this momentous occasion and the characters involved the day before opening and by all accounts in opened with a BOOM on the Saturday, with folks travelling from all over to have a peep. They know their stuff and greatness will ensue, I know this. Anyone who loves their job this much is never at work so will always do really well. Heck, it's worked for me all these years.

Thurston Moore for The Fly

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Photographed backstage at The Fly awards at The Forum last month, this total ledge came up to our makeshift studio and happily, amongst total chaos, noise and distraction, posed for this front cover like a beacon of serenity amid an ocean of barking sea lions. He was much warmer, giving and frankly happier thank I thought he might be (based on nothing at all) and I'm grateful for the exchange, especially given the circumstances. Shot on a Hasselblad, with Elinchrom lighting in a tight space with 15 people staring.

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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.

Mario for Puma/FourFourTwo

Mario Balotelli, photograhed in Milan for Puma/FourFourTwo. A truly memorable experience and happily, gladly, wonderfully, he was well up for the concept. He's an astonishing athlete physically and will hopefully achieve true greatness in the forthcoming World Cup. Shot on a Hassleblad H5D with Elinchrom Ranger packs, on location in Monza.

Mario Balotelli, photograhed in Milan for Puma/FourFourTwo. A truly memorable experience and happily, gladly, wonderfully, he was well up for the concept. He's an astonishing athlete physically and will hopefully achieve true greatness in the forthcoming World Cup. Shot on a Hassleblad H5D with Elinchrom Ranger packs, on location in Monza.

From the dressing room of Savages

I mean, who else - right? This band are KILLING IT right now and I think this might well be the subtlest yet most direct portrait I've ever taken. Was there shooting a Be Here Now before and after shot with the band and they left their new freebie DMs in there with me while they played the show. I grabbed them and grabbed the shot. Simple, clean, straight, honest, punchy shot of some great artists.

I mean, who else - right? This band are KILLING IT right now and I think this might well be the subtlest yet most direct portrait I've ever taken. Was there shooting a Be Here Now before and after shot with the band and they left their new freebie DMs in there with me while they played the show. I grabbed them and grabbed the shot. Simple, clean, straight, honest, punchy shot of some great artists.

Andrew Weatherall for GQ Most Stylish Men List

I mean, just look at the guy. How anyone can continue to look this good after playing in as many nightclubs as Weathers must have is beyond me. He's also the friendliest chap and very giving of his time - he curated a night at the House of St Barnabas and it was just lovely. GQ have noticed his awesomeness and used my portrait to illustrate this. Sweet.

I mean, just look at the guy. How anyone can continue to look this good after playing in as many nightclubs as Weathers must have is beyond me. He's also the friendliest chap and very giving of his time - he curated a night at the House of St Barnabas and it was just lovely. GQ have noticed his awesomeness and used my portrait to illustrate this. Sweet.