If you’ve been out and about in the North East lately you might have come across a set of 4 maps showcasing the wide range of locally sourced and produced food and drink available in several of the North East’s stunning landscapes.
Commissioned by Visit County Durham and Visit Northumberland I had 4 days to shoot at 16 businesses across the entire region, and with portraits, food, interiors and incidentals to get at each, it was a certainly a whirlwind tour of some fantastic businesses in some beautiful locations.
The maps can be downloaded here
Working with Graffiti Prints, a specialist in limited edition urban art, I’ve recently made a couple of behind the scenes video of all the work that goes into a print before it hits your walls.
Artists: Alice Pasquini & Prefab77
Posted in HD Video, Reportage
Tagged Alice Pasquini, art, Artists, Artwork, Behind the scenes, bts, canon, dslr, film maker, film making, filming, gallery, graffiti, graffiti art, inks, painting, paints, Prefab77, printers, printing, prints, Screen prints, Spray paint, Street Art, Street Artist, urban art, Video
Late last year I got the call from Artists & Illustrators magazine to shoot a feature on Unison Colour for their upcoming January issue. They have been producing pastels of the highest quality by hand since 1987 from their rural Northumberland workshop. Today they produce over a quarter of a million sticks a year and supply artists all across the world.
Artists & illustrators
With everyone talking about getting away on holiday soon now that the weather has warmed up I was reminded of a job I did last summer in Berlin for Generator Hostels when they opened their latest great place to stay.
Shot by myself and edited by Generator Hostels.
Posted in HD Video, Interiors, Tourism
Tagged berlin, business travel, dslr, filming, holiday, hostel, placeinthesun, tourism, Video, visitors
This gallery contains 3 photos.
REcently the lovely folks from RE in Corbridge were back in the studio with van loads of beautiful things to be photographed for their upcoming new website. Once the new site goes live you’ll be able to see even more … Continue reading
Lovers of high quality outdoor clothing in the South rejoice! Barbour, the world renowned makers of weatherproof clothing, have just opened 2 more stores, the first in Canary Wharf and the second at Bicester Village.
This year the family owned business celebrates it’s 120th birthday, and these new stores show that demand for their clothing is stronger than ever.
Posted in Commercial Work, Interiors
Tagged Barbour, Barbour Jackets, Bicester Village, Canary Wharf, commercial photography, interiors, interiors photography, Motorcycle Jackets, outdoor clothing, Wax Jackets, weatherproof clothing
Now that the weather has improved (supposedly) we are into the outdoor festival period. This year looks to be a busy one for myself with lots of my annual events not long away now and even some new ones that I’ll be working at for the first time.
As a taste of things to come I recently shot at Maker Faire UK, Bishop Auckland Food Festival and Gateshead International Festival of Theatre all within the space of 1 week, and here are a couple of shots from each of them.
Posted in Event Photography, Reportage, Tourism
Tagged Actors, County Durham, Festival, Festival photography, Food festival, Local Producers, North East, Science festival, Theatre festival, Tyne & Wear
On a stunning summers day in Early June I arrived in the beautiful city of Derry/Londonderry to work as the official photographer of The Return of Colmcille, a large-scale extravaganza taking place as part of the UK City of Culture festivities. Produced by outdoor art experts Walk the Plank and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the writer of the Olympic opening ceremony, visitors could expect “storytelling on a grand scale, music, art, comedy, procession, performance and fireworks during this once in a lifetime weekend”.
More pics on Flickr here:
My thanks again to the good people at Walk The Plank for inviting me along.
Posted in Event Photography, Reportage, Tourism
Tagged City of Culture, Dancers, Derry, Event, event photography, Festival, Festival photography, Fireworks, Londonderry, musicians, Northern Ireland, Parade, Reportage, Reportage photography, Return of Colmcille, Walk the Plank
REcently I was asked to help Corbridge based shop RE update their website, which I was happy do do. For those who don’t already know RE is a wonderful place full of everything thing from beautiful vintage French glasswear to Mexican papier mache skulls via tea cosys and candles. Along with their store in a converted workshop in Northumberland they have a concession in Liberty’s, London and their products regularly featured in the pages of the fashion press.
Below are a photos from the day.
Posted in Commercial Work, Food photography, Studio
Tagged advertising, colour photography, commercial photography, interiors photography, newcastle, photography, product photography, professional photography, Styling
…. Happy New Year!
Ok, so this isn’t the first post of the year but it the first post of NYE related photos. Here’s a couple of my favourite pics from the 2012 new years eve parade in Newcastle, and one of the fireworks, because who doesn’t like fireworks?
Posted in Commercial Work, Event Photography, Reportage, Tourism
Tagged Event, event photography, Festival, Festival photography, Fireworks, Low light, low light photography, musicians, New Years Eve, newcastle, Night time, north east england, NYE, Parade, Performers, photography, tourism