Me

A little about what I do and how to contact me.

About About

Photographing people is my favourite thing to do, especially when they’re doing the thing they love. I’ve been fortunate enough to have photographed many artists, authors, potters and musicians. I’ve shot for book jackets, album covers, art catalogues and had a book of portraits and studio shots of ceramic artists published by A&C Black. I’ve […]

Contact Contact

If you have something that needs photographing, want to use one of my photos or just want to say hi please fill out the form or call me on +44 (0)1572 821424.

Music Music

In 1999 I recorded my first album as a singer/songwriter and guitarist. A mellow affair with guitars, double bass, piano, drums, string quartet and woodwind. The first song on the album, Untie my Tongue, has been used as the theme tune for Writer’s Cafe. You can find the album on iTunes or contact me for […]

From the Blog

Dora Holzhandler Portrait

Dora Holzhandler Portrait

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in News, People, Uncategorized

It is with great sadness that I heard of the death last week of gallery artist, Dora Holzhandler. I visited her tiny flat in London to take her portrait in 2010. Surrounded by her paintings and photographs of the Dalai Lama and the Queen, she kept me fuelled with stories of her youth and enough […]

Andrzej Kuhn and my visit to Atlantis

Andrzej Kuhn and my visit to Atlantis

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in News, People, Places, Uncategorized

I was very sad to hear the news that the artist Andrzej Kuhn has died this week. I have lived and worked with his paintings for many years now and my visit to Atlantis to photograph him and his studio will always stay in my memory.

Phil Rogers in Wales

Phil Rogers in Wales

Posted on May 26, 2014 in News, People, Places, Uncategorized

Went to Rhayader and the magnificent Elan Valley, one of the most beautiful regions of Wales to photograph Welsh potter, Phil Rogers. Apart from many sheep we also encountered a remarkable collection of red kites. We were told that when the red kites were scarce, they were guarded by guerkhas stationed in the trees. Hmmm… […]

What People Say

As we visit each potter in turn, we get a sense of entering a mysterious, private domain. Each one however, reveals the skirmish of creation. Highly recommended.

- Craftsman Magazine – Angie Boyer

The immense visual pleasure of the book lies in the delightful, intimate portraits of potters at work: a laughing Gordon Baldwin, dressed in black and white in largely white surroundings, producing monochrome work: a merrily barefoot Jennifer Lee; Daniel Fisher pulling a face as he concentrates… The photographer, Jay Goldmark, has caught the potters in shots both informal and highly focused – a happy mix.

- Galleries Magazine – SD

Jay Goldmark’s photographs in this book must be lauded. I have seen him at work and can report that he is the least invasive of photographers: discreet, opportunist and eagle-eyed… a good looking book with substance, honesty and surprise.

- Annabel Freyberg, Fine Arts Editor