Tim Steiner, Paddy Ashdown, AOP Open & Pacific Northwest

Tim Steiner, London
Tim Steiner, London
Tim Steiner, Tearsheet 9th Oct 2012

This post is long overdue. I got back from a fantastic trip along the Pacific Northwest coast of the states a few weeks ago, and since then have busy with commissions and work on my current documentary (I will give details about this in due course). In the meantime, here are a few portraits which I’ve shot recently and some images from my trip.

The portraits above are of Tim Steiner, taken at his apartment in London.  The images were published in Libération (France) and Le Temps (Switzerland).  The large tattoo on his back was made by the infamous Belgian artist Wim Delvoye in 2006 and sold to art collector Rik Reinking for €150,000.  As part of the deal, Tim must exhibit himself as a piece of art a number of times each year and when he dies, the ‘skin canvas’ will be surgically removed and given to the owner.  Tim was exhibited earlier in the year at MONA in Tasmania (the largest privately funded museum in Australia) and then again briefly this summer at The Louvre in Paris as part of a big show for Delvoye.

If you’re interest you can read more about Tim here on his blog or you can watch him in this recent music video by British band Alt-J.

If you like that video, you might like this other song by Alt-J which makes reference to photographers Robert Capa and Gurda Taro.

Below is a portrait of Paddy Ashdown, who I spoke about in my last post. This was published in Libération on the 28th September.

Lord Paddy Ashdown, Somerset
Lord Paddy Ashdown, Libération tearsheet

The portrait below was shot for Modus magazine.  Edward Cini has worked on site for the last 4 years overseeing the construction of the Shard.  You can read the latest issue of the magazine here.

Edward Cini, Bermondsey, London, Modus Magazine

I’m also involved in another exhibition at the end of the month. My portrait of John Hurt was selected for the AOP Open Awards. The opening night of the exhibition will take place on 25 October from 6pm, at Dray Walk Gallery, Truman Brewery, East London. More details here.

Below are a few scans from my trip to the Pacific Northwest, shot in some of the incredible landscapes of Washington, Oregon and Northern California.  I’ll upload more images when I get round to scanning them.

Seattle Skyline & Puget Sound, Washington
Alpine Flowers and Mount Rainier, Washington
Mount St Helens, Washington

If you don’t know the history of the eruption of Mount St Helens, it’s worth having a read about it here.

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington State
Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park, California
Redwood National Park, California
Quinault, Olympic National Park, Washington
Mossyrock Dam, the tallest hydroelectric dam in Washington state.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The deepest lake in the U.S.
La Push, Washington Coast. Home to the Quileute tribe
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