The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Emma Palmer the Hullywood icons Tweet mistress and Dorothy from an earlier shoot contacted me about recreating a moment from The Rocky Horror Picture Show at notorious  Hull cult night club Spiders. So here we have Sophie Buckley (Frank-N-Furter) and Zoe Lyon (Columbia) and Emma Palmer as Magenta.


Naomi Bedworth, Kirstie Gutherless, Carla Navarro, Janet Pound, Shirley McWatt, Pam McArdle, Bryony Booth, Lynne Kirby, Ruth Austin and Louise Harman got in touch with me about recreating a scene from Fame. They are all in an adult musical theatre class at NAPA and it was a pleasure to grab this image late on a 12 shoot saturday.


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Beauty and the Beast

Hayley Thorpe contacted me about recreating a scene from Beauty and the Beast at the Brynmor Jones Library at Hull University. We made this image on the top floor. Belle has been Hayley’s hero since she was a child. The combination of book reading and singing was irresistible to her younger self. As a mother she dreams of being able to sit down and read all day uninterrupted.


Jurassic Park

Kerry Davies got in touch about his son  Joshua Davies recreating a scene from Jurassic Park at Dinostar in Hull. Situated near the C4DI building at the bottom end of Humber Street Dinostar is home to all things Jurassic in Hull. We cased the joint looking for a suitable point to stage the image. The Velociraptors never disappoint visually so we went for this image. Hats off to Joshua he’s only 14 but he’s pulled of a corker! Many thanks to Kerry for bringing the cakes and setting up the location for the shoot. You may recall Kerry was the star of The Westworld  shoot.




I was approached to do a shoot from Grease by Claire Champlin. One of the ladies for the shoot had driven up from Cambridge and had suffered a breakdown en route so here we have the ladies from Grease minus the car abandoned by the side of the road in Cambridge. In the picture Anne Chatterton(Frenchie) Dianne Rees (Sandy) Zoe Allison (Rizzo) Claire Champlin (Jan), Beccy O’Sullivan (Marty).
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I arrive at the Raine Club in east Hull. Anna Dinsdale is waving me in. Documentary film maker Les Drake is capturing my arrival. Anna who played Audrey Hepburn in Hullywoods Roman Holiday ushers me into the club. There are  22 men and women of a certain and delightful age dressed up in their finest mod gear. The atmosphere is amazing, it’s a bright sunny morning in January but it feels like a bank holiday weekend in Brighton. Spirits are high and we know we are going to have fun.

I grab a quick cuppa and Anna starts to organise the guys and girls outside the pub, there is a lot of laughter and banter and we make these images.




Tony Mainprize, Paul Dinsdale, Rich Brumby, Chris Murphy, Jaime Eton, Karl Knott, Ian Rimmington, Gary Cook, Paul Garmston, Anna Dinsdale, Michelle Donno Melton, Tony Clark, Reverend Andy Simpson, Thomas William Pawson,  Martin Gibbs, Jack Rimmington, Pete Jones, Brian Stubbs, Susan Sewell, Frank Melton, Jez Cooper, Pete Brown

One of the actors in Quadrophenia was from Hull his name  
Garry Cooper.