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
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
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
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.
Posted in Commercial Work, Fashion / Clothing, Landscape
Tagged advertising, beach, Clothing, coastline, colour photography, commercial photography, fashion, Fashion Photography, newcastle, polo shirts, portraits, professional photography, rocks, sand, sea, Styling, teeshirts
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.
Posted in Commercial Work, Event Photography, Sport Photography
Tagged cold, colour photography, commercial photography, competition, competitors, Cumbria, goggles, Great North Swim, lake, Lake District, Lake Windermere, professional photography, racing, Reportage, sport, Swimming, tourism, water, wet suits
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.
Posted in Commercial Work, Interiors
Tagged bespoke, carpentry, colour photography, commercial photography, craftsmanship, cut outs, design, furniture, interiors photography, lifestyle, product photography, professional photography, studio photography, Styling, wood work
I should really have posted this earlier, but I’ll hold up my hands and admit I’m not the best at keeping my blogs up to date.
Over 2 days, at 11 Locations, with 7 models, 2 clients, 1 stylist and my assistant we produced a whole new batch of photography for marketing Newcastle Gateshead to the rest of the UK as a great place to come and shop, eat, drink or just soak up the sights.
Here’s a little taster of what we did.
Posted in Commercial Work, Tourism
Tagged chef, commercial photography, dining out, drinking, eating, gateshead, holiday, japanese cookery, lifestyle, models, newcastle, photography, tourism, weekend break
Durham’s ‘Lumiere’ festival of light returned again this November and was even bigger and brighter than before. Part of this was due to the hard work and skills of the folks at Hi-Lights who provided much of the equipment and technical knowledge to the artists involved.
Here’s a sample of some of the images I captured of their involvement this year.
Posted in Commercial Work, Landscape, Tourism
Tagged colour photography, commercial photography, durham, durham cathedral, Illuminations, landscape, low light photography, lumiere 2011, lumiere festival, night time photography
I’ve recently added the lovely folks at Cargo Creative to the list of agencies that I work with. This the first piece of work I’ve shot for them is for a North East based group who own several large and very modern car service centres across the region.
Posted in Commercial Work
Tagged bosch, commercial photography, customer service, diagnostics, mechanic, MOTs, North East, oil check, professional photography, service centre, Teeside