My latest shoot: Baxters 'Deli Toppers'

My latest shoot: Baxters 'Deli Toppers'

The other week, I was commissioned to shoot some stuff for food company Baxters (known for their soups and pickles etc) who were shooting a new TV commercial for the new Deli Toppers range.

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Recent work: a venture into the bespoke world of Savile Row tailoring

Last month I had a couple of commissions which gave me an interesting look into the traditional world of bespoke tailoring in London's Savile Row.

The shoots were commissioned to produce images for use on the companies' websites and for PR purposes. In particular they wanted images which show details of tailoring work in progress including close-up shots of the tools being used. They also wanted images of some of their products for e-commerce purposes and atmospheric staff portraits for 'About us' pages. Below are a selection of a few of the images..

Brighton Half Marathon

On Sunday 28th February, I was lucky to have the opportunity to shoot at Brighton Half Marathon for Vitality and The Sussex Beacon.

It was a very cold early start, but the weather was great with no wind, rain and even a bit of sunshine to make things better. I wanted to capture some of the spirit of the runners and the emotions of them running around the 12.5 mile course. Here's a selection of some of the shots from the day.

A short Trip to St Ives

My first time going to Cornwall was earlier this month on 5th February.  My father lived in Devon for some time and told me on occasion how beautiful it was - it sounded like a place I should visit and until now, I'd never had the opportunity.

It really was a whistle stop visit and I only had a few hours to spend in St Ives and a couple of hours in Penzance, so there wasn't much chance to take photos but here's a few for your eyes.

A trip to the north of England

Back at the end of September, I made some time to take a trip to go and see my friends and family who live in Yorkshire and the Lake District. 

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great and I didn't have a huge amount of time for photography, however I did take a few shots which I'd like to share with you of some of the more breathtaking views I came across.

I took the majority of the images on an old medium format film camera using black and white film which I developed myself.  I love the results it produces and the quality of the images are outstanding as you can see.

Hopefully, I will be able to go back one day and take some more to share with you.

Behind the scenes at my latest fashion shoot - The Couple Who Fell to Earth

I couldn't have picked a worst day as far as the weather was concerned to shoot my latest fashion project - The Couple Who Fell to Earth.  It was a location shoot, shot on the Isle of Portland at Portland Bill.  The location is a remote part of the coast in one of the most southerly points of the mainland in the English Channel which is noted for it's rough coast.  I chose the location for it's interesting other-worldly rock formations and remote feel.

The weather on the shoot day as 27mph gusts of wind, low cloud and heavy rain and my team and I had to deal with the worst conditions to shoot in.

We went well prepared, taking lighting kits for most situations and most importantly of all - lots of umbrellas, although all but one of these was destroyed by the very strong wind.

Here's a few behind the scenes shots to give you an idea of how the day went...

The weather gradually improved throughout the day, culminating in blue skies and sunshine, however the strong wind remained which blew constant sea spray over the crew and equipment.

Somehow we managed to pull it off and I remain ever grateful to my committed team who without their help, this wouldn't have been possible.

Have a look at the final images to see the results on my Fashion page.