This was the start of our road trip shooting portraits for Audi , me Dan Ross who was assisting and Peter Adams our journalist set off for our first location Glencoe where we were shooting Ian McConnell , a local mountain rescuer , the storm clouds gathered as we got to our location and the rains and winds whipped up a storm ... Soaked to the bone we carried on and headed south , 5 hours later we arrived in Yorkshire .... Up early to our next shot , wind and rain again , it was at this point I began to regret using the Bron Sattelight .. It's like a sail in the wind ! Shooting a racehorse vet and car in a shot was a lot to think about at 9.am !then we were off again to RAF Scampton the home of the Dambusters Squadronand now to the Red Arrows , here we were shooting a portrait of one of Engineers , it was brilliant to have a look at the planes up close , everyone was really helpful .
Monday, 4 November 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Monte Carlo RWD Tour
Ive Just come back from a 4 day shoot travelling from Epsom to Monte Carlo with the RWD Tour Team , I must be one of the few people to have travelled all the way from the UK to Monaco backwards ... It was a fun shoot shooting mostly car to car , with a 300mm and a 24 to 70mm , gorgeous cars and sumptuous food stops at great hotels . My personal highlights were being at the top of Mt Vantoux for sunrise and also being able to shoot this very rare jaguar Ctype , one of only around 50 left . This was a great trip and thanks so much to my assistant Tom Griffiths who worked seriously hard to keep everything in order ...
Friday, 28 June 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Ive just finished my latest personal project Equis &Silks , check it out on my projects page on www.sambarkerphoto.com , I spent a day at Sandowne Racecourse in the Jockeys area shooting each jockey just after he had finished his race , it was a great day and the banter between them all was great , they are a really hardy bunch and tough as nails , I then went down to Fergul Obriens stables for a very early start and shot some of his racehorses . Using a large amount of lighting which was great fun to build #fb
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Myself and Tom headed down to Fergul Obriens stables in the West Country , our plan to shoot Ferguls Race Horses. We had a great morning down there and il be showing the results in the next few days ,was a really good shoot . The horses were on the whole brilliantly behaved , and the only issues we had was with the sound of the flash . The actual flash itself is too quick for the horse to see which was a great relief !
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Here are a couple of shots from a Campaign Ive just shot in the US , no naming yet , We shot in locations all round NewYork State , a great team , and produced brilliantly by the one and only Molly Nee , It was a great shoot to do , and the main concerns were stitching in our HMI,s to peoples power supplies , so the constant growl of Generators was to be heard all day by the merry folk of Long Island . We also had an epic day shooting at an old factory out in Brooklyn , The biggest challenge was blocking the relentless sun from our set .
Friday, 8 February 2013
Today we moved the OMO show to the lobby at Chi & Partners, where it will remain for the next month. Looking really great on the walls here, thanks to their excellent hanging system. You might be able to peek through the window at the show. Heres a couple of pictures of us hanging the show...
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
My candid portrait of Vivienne Westwood has proved to be a really popular shot so I thought Id give a little information on it ,Its a ltd edition print , It was shot as I said earlier candidly at the Connaught Ballroom in London , Westwood was judging an Agent Provocateur competition to find its new face , my sister Lily was in the competition so I was down there supporting her , I shot this with a long lens as Vivienne was in discussion with her son the then owner Joe Corey , her face moved into the light and then her eye came straight ar me it was the perfect storm for the shot and worked really well for the shot , with the depth of field giving ajust a nice amount of detail on her son , the black on the other side of her face in the shot is actually the back of Jules Holland if I remember correctly . anyway theres a little info on a favourite shot of mine .
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Monday, 28 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Kyle Bean and we collaborated to make the said beards, Brie, Gorgonzola and the magnificent Red Leicester .. then quick casting and here we are ... Cheese Beards .
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Today me and my assistant Tom, put up the OMO show at Wieden Kennedy in Shoreditch. The show will be there for the next month and is touring agencies this year. Here are a few snaps of the show in situe at the agency plus a couple of the images from the series.