Published 26 Oct 2016 at 21:40

A newly fitted bespoke kitchen

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.


Published 07 Sep 2016 at 00:17

VW Action at Santa Pod

Some photos whilst camping at VW Action, a meeting place for enthusiasts of all things by VW with performance racing over one quarter of a mile on a drag strip.

Published 23 Aug 2016 at 16:18

Looking forward to giving Popeye his print!

From Pirate Day 2016

Published 28 Jul 2016 at 17:01

Pirate Day 2016 Hastings

Not exactly a true pirate, but Popeye turned up to mingle with the other seafaring swashbucklers.

Published 13 Jul 2016 at 23:17

Running through a wood!

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.

Published 13 May 2016 at 16:06

Busy at 8is.....

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.

Published 28 Apr 2016 at 02:03

Hastings Pier Opens

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!

Published 26 Apr 2016 at 22:09

DCR Wheels Pt3

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.

Published 22 Apr 2016 at 02:06

The Queen and Prince share a very different kind of day

The community of Fairlight lit their beacon for the Queens 90th Birthday.

Published 12 Apr 2016 at 22:47

Spring has sprung

Stopped off for a little walk on the way home and fancied taking some telephoto lens shots around the 400mm range.

Sun was low, slightly dimmed behind high thin cloud creating just the right amount of high contrast.

Published 10 Mar 2016 at 22:51

Karlissa A

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?

Published 21 Feb 2016 at 11:59

8is Studio Head Shots

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.

Published 17 Feb 2016 at 18:37

Horder Center Competition

This was a competition win for Horder Centre Healthcare in Crowborough depicting the Ashdown Forest.

The images have been framed and hung around the centre to aid the well being and recovery of patients.

Published 25 Jan 2016 at 20:04

Knickers to Newhaven Port Authority

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.

Published 21 Jan 2016 at 22:26

DCR Wheels Product shoot

DCR Wheels A very hasty shoot before these items were dispatched to customers.

A commission for a more in-depth set for their website will appear soon.

Published 18 Jan 2016 at 02:21

Some new night shots from Dungeness.......

Long exposures and the joy of slow photography.

Gallery set Dungeness

Published 04 Dec 2015 at 20:09

Fading Autumn Maize

Had to stop and photograph this unharvested maize crop. The colours were perfect.

Published 06 Nov 2015 at 18:46

13 Million Lumens book

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!

Published 05 Nov 2015 at 17:23

Wood Artisan, Chris Alley Furniture

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 [...]

Published 04 Nov 2015 at 22:17

Pett Level Beach