My first ever magazine cover-Sleazenation

As some savvy social media spark called out today as being Throwback Thursday. How about me posting my first magazine cover. It was for the hipster bible; Sleazenation in 2000. This was before the innocents of Shoreditch and Hoxton found a name to describe their fashion sense or lack thereof. Although beards will never go…

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One to watch-Phil Clarke-Hill-Photojournalist

Phil Clarke-Hill is a photographer I’ve worked with a few times, back when I was running the picture desk at Bizarre magazine. When he came to see me with his book, he was just beginning in his career. His work was good, quite raw. As I recall he’d gone off to Bolivia photographing shoe shine…

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Saethwr the Dragon-At Home With The Furries

Two weeks ago, I photographed a red dragon who lives in Cardiff, there I’ve said it. Surely I don’t have to explain any further. Saethwr, pronounced Sa-thea is a furry with a particulary interesting fursuit, one of most unique in the UK, he’s a great big dragon with massive wings. We’ve been speaking for a…

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Graeme Obree rides again

I read recently that Graeme Obree, the cycling legend is not only back on the bike ( to be fair he’s hardly been off it of late ) but he’s also vying to break the human land-speed record of 82.3mph on a HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) called The Beastie that he’s constructed from spare parts, some…

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A conversation with Neville Elder-Photographer and Film-maker

Neville Elder is a photojournalist and portrait photographer from Somerset. He’s based in New York and counts The Times, Independent, The Guardian and of course Bizarre magazine along his regular clients. Neville started his photographic career shooting for local news in Somerset, graduated to the Nationals and became an Englishman in New York. His portraits…

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Brainlock with John Landis

“It’s a pleasure to meet a living legend” and I vigorously shook his hand. “I’m a big fan of your films…Blues Brothers, Trading Places and…..god what was the other one?” I sheepishly admitted to John Landis. The very soul of courtesy and to save my blushes he suggested “American Werewolf in London and did you…

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Shocking Images

In seven years on the Bizarre picture desk, I’ve seen some pretty horrendous images. The kind of pictures that time just doesn’t shake from the memory. Amongst them are the baby abandoned on the streets of a town in China, a kitten crushed underfoot by a woman wearing high heels and relentless animal cruelty that…

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Breaking the Rules

One of our unwritten rules for commissioning photography on Bizarre is Thou Shalt Not Shoot on Film. I mean really, you’re telling me there are photographers out there still plying their trade shooting jobs on film. It’s going to go digital at some point in the production process, let’s make it right from the start.…

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