Thursday, 19 April 2012


March 2011, I woke at 3am, borrowed a car, and made my way to West Sussex. At around 6am I arrived at the home of Anthony Andrews, greeted by Tim in the driveway.

The moon rose above the musky blue skies and the birds were singing.

Tim Andrews has been approaching photographers for some time now. He was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 2005 and since then has been shot by over 100 photographers.

I photographed Tim in the gardens of his brother's house on a clear, crisp morning. As it became light we finished and drank some coffee.

When editing down to one portrait to give to Tim to raise money for Parkinsons UK, I chose the very first shot of the day. The moon shines above the garden and I asked Tim to walk several yards away from me so I could capture him in a large landscape. But it was the getting to that point that made the edit. The colours and the moon reflect the dream-like morning.

A selection of 50 portraits of Tim are being exhibited at Southport's Wayfarers Shopping Arcade from 1st May.

© Laura Hynd

Friday, 6 April 2012


When asked by the design team at POKE if I would donate a print to their new charity initiative to nurture tomorrow's creative talent, I thought of this photograph as it is one of my all time favourites.

I took this photograph in a tiny, family chapel at Castello di Argiano in Tuscany in 2007. It was during a week long stay in a Biodynamic Vineyard, owned by the Sesti family. They produce beautifully delicious wines...! It was my first commission... My tripod broke... There were storms when the grapes should have been harvested... Then on the last day my camera broke! But the Sesti's are so full of love and warmth, it was one of the best weeks I have ever had.

You can read about The 100 Project here

£100 will put a child through a term at The Prince's Drawing School - which is nice. And you get a print to look at - which is also nice.

More photographs here