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“Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.”

Jack London

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Portraits of dancer Matthew Morris

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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea’s face, and a gray dawn breaking.”

War Veterans Reunited

This December will be the 75th Anniversary of ‘The Battle of The River Plate’ – the first big battle of WW2 and the only combat to take place in South America.

In September, 3 veterans from the conflict, were reunited for the first time. With an average age of 93, old comrades Basil, Jim and Frank met in Cambridge. The British Legion has devoted  7 pages to this rare reunion.

Michael Clement photographs war veterans

Virgin Strive Challenge

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Congratulations to the whole of the Virgin Strive Challenge team that have just successfully completed the journey from London to the peak of The Matterhorn in Switzerland.

The different legs of the journey saw the group complete three marathons from London to Dover, row the English Channel, cycle 900km to Verbier in Switzerland and hike seven days across the alps.

The event is raising money for Big Change, a charity founded by six friends including Sam Branson, Holly Branson, and Princess Beatrice. Other famous faces to take part in the marathon included Ben Ainslie, funnyman Jack Whitehall and singer Alexandra Burke.

I was commissioned to photograph Sam Branson (Richard Branson’s son) and Noah Devereux for a cover shoot for Virgin’s ‘Roger Magazine’.
Agency:  John Brown
Art Director:  David Boa
Assistant:  Todd Hickey
Illustrations: Alice Bowsher

“Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away”

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‘Circus Ginnett’ dates back over a hundred years and is a classic circus. A cast of just 8 artists not only perform but literally run the whole show from candy floss and tickets sales, cueing the music to the assembly of the ‘Big Top’.

The human side of the circus has regularly fuelled our fascination and curiosity. Who are these people and what are their daily lives really like? Their true selves guarded by painted faces and costumes.

My thanks to Anke and all the cast of Circus Ginnett.

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‘One of the most influential creatives in the UK’

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