“I continue to enjoy a fantastic working relationship with Brian.”
The Very Uncomfortable Truth
Brian Anderson’s work on all the projects.
(1) Faces book 1
A photographic journey through the UK underworld.
(2) British Gangsters Series 1 Quest Channel/ Netflix and DVD
(3)British Gangsters Series 2 Quest Channel/ Netflix and DVD
(4) Faces book 2
A Photographic Journey through the
Underworld part 2.
It was around 2007 when after a decade of shooting true crime for the national press that I decided to put into motion what was set to become Faces - A Photographic Journey
After watch a film called Rise of the Footsoldier I decide to go onto the internet and research the Essex Boys.
One name came up with a contact name and number - Bernard O’Mahoney.
I decided to call him and after a chat on the phone and various emails, O’Mahoney loved the idea and concept of book of British crime figures in pictures for history.
He got some names as did I, but in the end I got most of them as a lot of faces wouldn't have nothing to do with him at all.
I provided all the pictures for the book around 368 in total and all my own (c)
The book was published in 2011 with major publicity .
Theres was a print run of 5000 FACES books by true crime publishing which allegedly cost £24k.
The book was serialised three times all over the UK.
The Sunday People paid a total of £12k.
The Scottish News Of The World paid £2k.
In total there were payments of £14k.
All that I received was £2.5k when it should have been £7k as O’Mahoney and I were on 50% of everything.
According to O‘Mahoney the book sold under two thousand and the rest got pulped which is quite an extraordinary comment for O’Mahoney to have made at that time.
He (O’Mahoney) said there would be a TV spin off to the book and we would both net at least £70k each and all I had to do was to contact everyone and to ask them to take part in the TV project British Gangsters Series 1.
Not only did I call all my contacts who agreed to be filmed. All my pics were also used in the series
There was around 30 extra pics that the production company wanted that was not in the book and after speaking to the director and agreeing a price which came to £2.300.
They then declined to pay for the extra pictures.
Trevor Drane eventually stepped stepped in and paid £1.500 so I effect I lost out on yet more money.
I got no money for ANY of the DVD sales or TV money.
I have NOT been paid any money for ANY of my pictures on series 2 despite me having (c) to all my material.
He (O’Mahoney) put together a new documentary about the Krays and although Trevor at Revelation Films paid me £1.200 for my stills which was an all together separate agreement.
He (O’Mahoney) is now getting ready to put out Faces 2 the book and I am still owed from the previous one.
Its hard for me to put a figure on what I am owed and whatever he (O’Mahoney) overall deal is with Revelation Films 50% of any monies are still owed to me along with the outstanding finances that he (O’Mahoney) knows what I am due.
It is with deep regret that I must inform all parties involved that I am taking legal action to recover what is still owed and for any breaches of my (c) by ANY other parties.