Projects and Assignments

Do you have a project you would like to work on with me?

I am continuously looking for ideas for my next project or assignment. Often the bigger the challenge the greater satisfaction or reward. Some of my projects can take several years to complete before everything falls in to place.

I have worked with photographers and journalists from the UK and many other countries, some foreign photographers have become good friends and have visited my home as I have theirs during assignments to each other's countries. I like to work with photographers with a good local knowledge more can be achieved this way, especially with initial project planning.

If you have an idea for a project then please get in touch and we can discuss the potential for working together.

At any one time I will be working on two or three projects. I also have lots of ideas in my head but just looking for the way forward so that I can get started, with emails, letters from magazine editors and researching locations or subject aircraft.

Pilots and their aircraft
I will always consider shorter assignments of most types of aircraft, for air to air or night shoots for example. For all these types of photographic assignments I very rarely expect to be compensated, I am more than happy to pay for flying expenses. I photograph ex military and classic civil aircraft because I just love them.

Swedish Air Force low flying
From 2013 to 2014 I made a sucession of visits for air to air sorties and to air bases, and to hillside locations in Sweden in pursuit of an article on low flying for Air Forces Monthly. However when the article was complete AFM had other ideas and a slimmed down version called 'Gripens Look East' was produced. I have a large collection of low level images of Gripen, Sk.60 and three helicopters (Hkp.15A, Hkp.15B and Hkp.16 Blackhawks) and 12,000 words written-up which will be left unpublished until I can decide what to do with the material.

Hellenic Air Force low flying
Starting with my first series of base visits in 2010 I gathered material (images, interviews and information) and formed a plan to get the final low level flying images required for an article commissioned by Air Forces Monthly. Finally in 2013 the article was complete and published in the March 2014 issue of Air Forces Monthly.
This project is still not complete, I have more ideas for photo shoots and mountainous locations to explore in 2014 and 2015. For this reason I cannot yet publish my complete collection of images. Keep visiting the website sooner or later I will be able to publish some more exciting low level flying images of the Hellenic Air Force.

I am currently working with another air force which although approved progress is slow.

Philip Stevens