Back in April, I had a chance to reconnect with a couple of great British Actors Doon Mackichan for the Big Issue and Adrian Lukis for Future Publishing. I met Doon While she was working with Rich Fulcher who I have shot many times. I was a huge fan of Doon’s and it was great for her to come in the studio. although the clock was ticking as my son was to be born any day. Doon was very excited to that myself and Charlotte were soon to be parents and even showed me how to massage Charlotte during the birth which I did use during the birth of our son but was no match for gas and air.
The last pictures I was working on before I left for the hospital were pictures for Doon which ended up being a little late for obvious reasons, I sent her a message to say the pictures were going to be late she rung be back straight away to congratulate us both and praise us our choice of name “a ray of light ” she told me and those first glorious spring weeks of being parents he was exactly that.
So to work again in the spring weather for this lovely article for the Big Issue was a great joy!
Doon Mackichan for the Big Issue
Last Month I worked with Adrian Lukis, last time I met Adrian was playing the role of Blair Toast in Toast of London where his character was going to throw Steven Toast down the stairs for losing him his father’s fortune.
One of the strengths and joys of working on toast of London was working with actors who worked in serious drama’s like Adrian and Robert Bathurst a different world to other comedies that I had worked on.
For one scene we spent a lot of time talking in a classroom in Westminster college while a complex stunt was being set up and one of the things we talked about was Adrian’ Love of Prog so it was great to work with Adrian again talking about his love of music for Prog magazine.
Adrian Lukis and Matt Berry on the set of Toast of London
In a slightly different field, I photographed Chef Tom Brown to celebrate the opening of his new restaurant the Cornerstone in Hackney Wick a favourite area of mine to shoot in when I first drove people to this quite derelict part of London I would not have dreamed of a fine dining restaurant being opened there.
The Restaurant is called The Cornerstone and takes its name from the Arctic Monkeys song of the same name who Tom is a big fan of.