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
Over the Xmas period had the chance to spend some time in the studio working on my own photography finally. In preparation for an upcoming personal project that I’m planning I thought I’d test out a lighting setup on a few of old cameras I keep about the studio. But seeing as I like these ‘test’ shots quite a bit I thought I’d share them with you all.
Posted in Personal Work, Studio
Tagged 35mm, 8mm, brownie, C41, cameras, collection, collector, film, lomo, Lomography, petri, product photography, reflection, studio lighting, studio photography
A very different shoot from the one in the previous post was for a local independent coffee shop on it’s opening day. Navaho Coffee opened it’s doors recently to serve the thousands of workers on the UK’s largest office park (Cobalt Business Park).
Posted in Commercial Work, Interiors
Tagged black & white, black & white photography, business park, cobalt business park, coffee shop, customers, drinking, eating, exposed brick, independent business, interiors, interiors photography, local, north east england, Reportage, Reportage photography, serving, staff
It’s always nice to pick up a new client, but especially so when that client is a large multinational company.
Recently I was approached by Akzo Nobel to shoot a member of staff at his office for use in an advert to be shown worldwide, following their strict corporate guidelines. As you can see from the finished advert below it worked out ok, and hopefully there will be many more shoots to follow.
Now that I finally had a little time to sit and work in the studio, over the Xmas and New Year period, I thought I should share what my space looks like with you all.
Located in a beautifully converted old church just 1.5 miles from the very centre of Newcastle my personal studio space is approx 90ftsq, with access to a larger hireable studio.
The hire space is approx 430 ftsq and includes a scoop over 16ft high.
Other facilities include a fully equipped modern kitchen and secure parking.
Posted in Commercial Work, Fashion / Clothing, Food photography, Hire, Interiors, Personal Work, Studio
Tagged beauty photography, commercial photography, hire, newcastle, North East, photographer, product photography, Studio, studio lighting, studio photography, work space