As well as taking photographs, I make things! This was a kitchen for a couple in Shoreham to complement their newly built extension. My other website is where you can find other things I make (and photograph)! When the worktops have been fitted I will go back to shoot the space properly.
Why are simple pleasures like the joy of walking through a wood so hard to translate into a successful photographic experience?
So, here I have taken a different approach. Rather than carefully watching, listening, smelling and composing, these photos were taken at pace!
Near Beckley, a wood I had never visited before but it looked lush in the rain whilst driving home.
A dark opening into the wood at dusk, camera set to a high ISO and a near wide open aperture allowing "acceptable" hand held shots.
10 minutes of charging about hoping not to bump into anything, or anyone and eventually emerging back into the light.
Nothing spectacular, just pleasing moments of our limited perspective within nature.
Been pretty busy recently shooting various products.
These are the start of Will Archers' designs for his product page to feature on various selling sites like Etsy.
Placing a piece of clear perspex on the white vinyl backdrop creates a nice subtle reflection enhancing the 3D designs, highlighting some of the curves and it keeps the items grounded.
5 Elinchrom lights were needed to successfully light these!
Some items being made at the moment will incorporate coloured lighting which will need to be included in the shots.
Hastings Pier opened today! I was lucky enough to spend a little time on it before they closed this evening. Wow, really very cool. Uncluttered, lovely materials and incredible views to Beachy Head on one side, the Old Town and Dungeness in the distance beyond on the other. Can't wait to go back plus they sell a cracking pint of Harvey's in the bar!
Thoroughly enjoyed doing a product shoot for DCR Wheels today.
David is a professional wheel builder and produces custom bicycle wheels to the highest specifications.
Bearing this in mind and the features he wanted highlighted in the shots I have tried to produce images that match his exacting standards!
They will appear on his very widely used website.
Mounted in a matte black tray frame with no glass mount "Karlissa A" was recently bought for display in a newly refurbished living room. When hung on a well lit wall, this photograph is graphically bold, strong in color and the subject appears to crawl it's way out of the frame.
I printed the photo on Epson Premium Semi Gloss A2 with Epson Ultra Chrome Inks. Mounted onto black Valchromat 15mm board set into the tray.
Photos always look best in print and this one was decorating my studio, wondering what to fill the space with now? Any requests?
11 year old Edie needed some studio head shots for a London agency.
I was briefed on the type of photos required with examples, did a little research and set up the lighting before Edie and her Mother arrived.
Edie's Mum Sarah took the photos and I was on hand to suggest and make adjustments to the lighting, camera, equipment and to assist. Very little post processing was needed. We had good fun and the agency loved the photos.
Rather than traveling to London to have these done with all the associated costs, it was nice to be able to provide a relaxed atmosphere and somewhere nearer to their home in Brighton.
A couple of keen swimmers decided to swim from Seaford to Newhaven, across the busy shipping estuary and exiting the sea on Pirate Beach as it is known locally. Access to this stretch of sandy beach is now restricted from the public causing great annoyance and tension between residence and the French owned port authority.
I happened to be there as the casual swimmers emerged unscathed and had a little fun with some of the protesting banners strewn about the barriers.
A clip of my new A3 lay flat photo book.
70 pages, hard cover and on thick lustre photo paper.
To make it viable I'm gonna have to make them myself though!
Chris Alley made a sideboard for a commission making use of his practiced technique of Japanese construction and styling. The piece is to stand in front of an old fire place so he placed a light source inside to illuminate the special veneer at the back replicating a burning fire. The cabinet also slides out with ease to sit on top of the table giving options as to it's best use. Also some smaller gift items to be sold at the Sussex Guild Shop in Lewes.
The piece has a unique quality, a warm feel, some clever features and is pleasing to the eye. These are the aspects I tried to portray in these photos.
A little bit of research was needed to get a [...]