8is PRODUCT SHOTS

A few examples of product photography I have taken in the studio.

Predominantly for use on individual company websites of for selling sites like Etsy.

All taken at 8is imaging studio


12 Million Lumens

"Challenging assumptions of ruin and neglect in Newhaven, a quiet and unassuming industrial town with an ethereal presence."



13 Million Lumens

"Continuing to challenge assumptions of ruin and neglect in Newhaven, a quiet and unassuming industrial town with an ethereal presence."

13 Million Lumens was part of 2013 Summer by the Sea Festival and occupied the main hall at the Hillcrest Centre Newhaven shown alongside paintings by Harold Mockford, Tom Hammick and sculptures by Walter Bailey.

Also part of Lewes Artwave Festival showing at Newhaven Ferry Port from 24th August to 8th September 2013, and is a continuation from the succes1sful 12 Million Lumens.


Hastings Pier Reopens

The devastating fire prompted a local action group to launch a campaign to raise funds to renovate the site, which also benefited from a £11.4 million contribution from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Visitors to the newly reopened pier can expect to enjoy a bar and restaurant in the fully restored pavilion building as well as – of course – a good old-fashioned fun fair.

According to the Hastings Pier Charity, the indirect effect on regeneration of the local economy is “hard to quantify” but it is “considered to be an important step for both Hastings and St Leonards”.


Dungeness

"The sea is hard to reach over rolling pebbles, although the nuclear power station crushes any desire to reach it anyway."


Industry and Animals

Liverpool, Dungeness and Newhaven in that order. Three areas with working industry at the helm.

Taken very recently in 2015.

Using these images as a basis, I am hoping to create a coherent series of images over the winter exploring this theme.


Pirate Day Hastings

An incredibly hot day to walk the streets of Hastings during Pirate Day, it was a perfect opportunity for fun, fast paced street photography.

Each year the world record for the most amount of people dressed up as pirates is attempted here. As it stands (14,231 pirates) no other town or country even comes close!

Kodak B+W Film


Goodwood Revival 2015

A chance to try a new type of photography using 70+ year old equipment. A lovely Rolleiflex twin lens medium format. Really tricky to get the hang of especially focusing but the larger negative gives so much more detail.

A vintage occasion to try some vintage photography, bliss!

Ilford Film


Nancy and Billy get married

“Nancy and Billy get married; a day to remember with all the ingredients for a classic wedding day.” These are some of the reportage style photos I managed to capture during the day.

Kodak Film


"Heamorrhage" play the Forum

A spoof heavy rock band that managed to headline a gig at the Forum in Tunbridge Wells by successfully convincing the proprietors and gig goers that they were a serious up and coming alternative act.

Ilford B+W Film


St. Anton (mono)

A strong Alpine tradition and protected from an excessive tourist population, the steep, fearsome mountains and heavy snow falls in the Arlberg region of Austria are a gift to snowboarders, drawn to the experience of finding the most heavenly of snowboarding experiences.

Kodak B+W Film


St. Anton (colour)

Colour Slide Film


Hadlow Steam Rally

Hadlow Steam Rally has been running officially for 50 years, and from the looks of things it does not seem that much has changed in all of that time. The smell of burning coal, noisy clunking pistons and genuine showmanship in racing these old-world beasts of iron and steel evokes a sense of engineering nostalgia that some visitors still remember well.

Ilford B+W Film


Glastonbury Festival

“After sunset, the festival that rocks by day turns into something more mysterious and edgy.”

It is a festival of hedonism in the summer countryside in Piltdown, where you leave all of your troubles behind and live in the moment of the summer solstice weekend. But after the sun sets, without the warm light of day some areas take on a more seedy undertone, whilst other areas just look war-torn.

Ilford B+W Film


National Service Finland

“The trails and traumas of a teenager completing his National Service in the artic tundra”

Before leaving for my voluntary national service in the Finnish Army in 1993, my dad gave me a 35mmSLR camera which I ended up carrying around with more reverence than my army issued rifle. As with everything, there were good days and bad days, and with my camera I was grateful to have captured these moments, which would have faded in my memory over the passage of time. This was a place where young Finnish Dual Nationals, for whatever personal reasons, chose to leave their teenage lives at home to go on a journey of self-discovery, unknowingly or unwittingly. Despite the rigorously disciplined environment, there were still moments of wonder at the landscape, and lighthearted camaraderie amongst those in the same position as you. I spent my free time in Helsinki, and was based on Santa Haminna island.

Kodak B+W Film


Velma

The camper van I spend enough time with to call one of my homes.

Velma inspires me to get up early, get on the road and find that next hidden gem.

For landscapes especially, being so close to your chosen environment; be it coast, hills, cityscape or woodland really helps to witness subtle changes that occur through out the day and night. These are some of the elements photographers become acutely aware of.

From the shifting shadows and shapes created by a brightly lit moon behind passing clouds to easing coastal winds towards sunset or an oncoming storm in the morning.

When the conditions are good, I tend to become single minded on the task of capturing a photograph. Excitement is heightened by jumping into the drivers seat and instinctively driving somewhere just to capture a scene.

Often, things don't work out as hoped for but with a few creature comforts on board and a very comfortable bed, disappointment soon wanes with a cocoa, the shipping forecast and the wind and rain howling outside.


Pett Level Beach

Low sun, low tide and low exposure levels.


Colour Observations on 35mm Film

In no particular order, this album is the place for colour photos as and when they surface. Hopefully, a mixture of humour, familiarity, alienation, desolation, surreal moments, although not necessarily immediately apparent.

Agfa Colour Film


Black and White Observations on 35mm Film

In no particular order, this album is the place for black and white photos as and when they surface. Hopefully, a mixture of humour, familiarity, alienation, desolation, surreal moments, although not necessarily immediately apparent.

Ilford B+W Film