Just testing

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.

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Navaho Coffee

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).

Navaho Interior


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Navaho coffee reportage photography staff

Akzo Nobel

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.

Akzo Nobel

Studio.

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.

My Studio

The hire space is approx 430 ftsq and includes a scoop over 16ft high.

Large Hire Studio With Scoop

Other facilities include a fully equipped modern kitchen and secure parking.

Reluctant Hero

Back at the start of the year on a very cold and windy Northumberland beach we shot a Spring/Summer campaign for ‘Reluctant Hero’, a clothing brand based between Manchester and Newcastle.

Unbelievably, the day before the shoot we scouted the locations in a blizzard! Just goes to show what a difference a day makes, as well as some careful cropping out of the patches of snow still on the ground.

 

Great North Swim

The UKs biggest open water swim at took place at the end of June in the chilly waters of Lake Windermere.  Although problems due to the terrible weather forced the cancellation of the first 2 days of racing for safety reasons, the mood on the final day was still certainly better than the weather.

Here’s a handful of the shots of the brave competitors taken from both land and from speedboat.

 

RASKL Design Group

Recently I was commissioned by bespoke furniture designers RASKL to photograph their latest series of the popular Agranda Bench, both in situ and in the studio.

And yes, that is a real cat.

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Fine Dining

I always enjoy a trip to London for a job, especially when you know that when you get there you’re going to eat like a king.  A recent commission for the Malmasion and Hotel du Vin hotel group was certainly  no exception.  Shooting at both the luxurious Malmaison hotel in Charterhouse Square and the nearby fantastic ‘Bisto du Vin‘ restaurant was a pleasure, not only to be working with such a great team there but also because we got to eat the amazing food once we had finished photographing it.

Danza Cuba

Just a couple of weeks back I had the honour of being asked to photograph the world premiere of ‘Sombrisa” being performed by the amazing ‘Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’.  For those of you who missed it I hope the photos below give you a good idea of how stunning it was.


 

 

Links:     Danza Cuba          Theatre Royal

Birthday Blaze

For those of you who missed the spectacle of fireworks, witches, victorian pickpockets, light shows, dancers, royal visitors, and free cake last weekend, all I can say is you missed a treat.  It was of course all in celebration of the Theatre Royal’s 175th birthday, and what a great party it was for anyone who wanted to come.