I was very humbled when my friend Sarah Simmons, a fantastic photographer in here own right, asked me to take some portrait shots of her on w recent visit to England.

Sarah is the owner and proprietor of J’s Pub & Chasers Nightclub in St Mary’s, Georgia, and had shot a series of portraits of her staff for promotions so she wanted the shoot of her to fit into the same style. I managed to arrange to shoot in the Speakeasy bar above The Wick in Hove during the day to draw upon the correct setting, and just experimented with a number of settings and techniques to get the look we wanted. Sarah then took these final shots and sepia toned them to match hers but I’ve kept them in their original state here.