Well now that we have had the hottest day of the year, YAY!, lets face it there wasn’t much competition for that accolade since Christmas, it’s been a long dark and such a cold winter, but lets not linger on a negative, it’s over and it looks like it’s behind us. But I can’t really complain to much about the winter cause I have been, cold like us all, but also really really busy, it’s been phenomenal. As I have mentioned in my last post we myself and the lovely Claudia Bryant shooting again for our good client Dulux on a few product launches, here above and below are some of the press release images for their new “Ultra White Paint”, more images to come to my site soon. Oh and by the way I am just about to relaunch the site with a complete over haul, but that will happen hopefully later in the week when my web host sorts out some tech glitch at their end, a wondrous is the internet, it brings joy and sadness in equal measure, sometimes all at the same time……………
Well I can hardly believe it myself, but this year will be seventh year that I have been working with my good client @duluxuk, I should probably have said great client. We have just finished the latest of two shoots we have done for them this year, launching two new products to market, but the most exciting thing for myself and John my assistant is working not just for Akzo Nobel but ( cause we are just big kids at heart ) is working with an advertising icon, yes Spud one of the Dulux dogs, this is the third occasion I will have shot with Spud, one of the English sheep dogs which have become synonymous with the brand over the over the 50 odd years that Dulux have been using the dogs in their marketing and advertising photography, when I can, the new images will be going on to the new site which I hope to get live next week……….
it is couple weeks ago now when abi ahern launched her new web site, which has been a fantastic success, and it’s no surprise there you can see how simple and easily navigable it is here. well i digress, but that’s no surprise to anyone who knows me, as part of the relaunch we, myself, abi & gemma spent the day photographing some interior lifestyle images for the “flower section” of the site, as well as it being great fun working with the ahren sisters, we did make some amazingly beautiful pictures, gemma is such a talented florist, the bouquets she has put together for their hand tie collection easily rival those you would see in any fresh flower emporium, with the added bonus that of course they will last for ever, such a cool idea, check them out here in “abigail ahern flower store”……….
there was a time when my understanding of this phrase meant hardship and daily grind, but the dogs I have met of late on my interior photography house commissions couldn’t have been further from the daily grid then they are, sleeping by the fire on a comfy cushion or the sofa. there are days we would all happily swap places with these supposedly hard done by canines. dogs life my indeed, from now on this expression should be used for describing a life of luxury, especially for those who live with the interior design savvy of the world,
I know it’s not January any more, but this is the 1st chance that I’ve had since beginning of the year to update my blog, with what I’ve been up to. It’s just been incredible shooting for lots of new clients, “B&Q” again on their paint account (not really a new client, but new department within). I have also been working for some high-end property development company’s, some of the shots from “Finchatton’s” latest multi-million pound development in Knightsbridge “The Lansbury” a bespoke interior designed for the high flyers among us, Images above, plus I have also been photographing the beautiful interiors for “Gill London” another high end development, in W1 some of the images which I shot for them are below. it’s been non-stop which is a good thing really, that said I would like to see a little more of my bed and I am at the moment, more soon,
When ever I photograph a home/house interior report I just can’t resist shooting the collections of things which some people have gathered into one space, it’s like a 3d scrap book, a memories holder, it sometimes surprises the owner of the home, but it always brings a smile to their face, that the precious items have not been unnoticed. Usually they are random collections of objects which don’t always have an obvious thread that holds them together except the fact they are on a shelf together or the best ones are in proper display in a cabinet, mostly they are of no real value on their own but in the group they become something that most people value hugely, much more than the design classics they might own, the car boot/charity shop finds, heirlooms and tacky souvenirs all have pride of place, and a special place in the heart of the owner, so bring out your trinkets and knick knacks and what some people might consider junk they say more about you than you could believe……….
Good morning all, I was in Milano the end of last week having a few meetings and shooting again with the fabulous stylist Cora Vohwinkel we have been collaborating on some house stories we had shot two in London before Christmas, (a small sample of the work above and below) you’ll soon be able to see all the images at my new picture agents site Living inside I was meeting with Monica to chat about representing our work together, more news on more stylish homes soon……….
It’s been a while since my last post I know, well with the end of year slow down a few weeks quality time with the boys sending lots of estimates and talking about jobs happening early 2013, I have gotten out of practice. So here goes for the first post of the new year. Those of you who read Abigail’s blog will already know that Quadrille have published a sneak peak of Decorating with Style on issue.com but for those of you who haven’t already do take a look, the whole project will be available to preorder at Amazon until March when it will be published in full, until then above and below are some more sneak peaks of some of the images we shot for the book, more very soon,
I really can’t wait to start publishing the interior photography which I have shot with my great friend Abigail Ahern ; the latest addition to her library of books, well, it’s the second title, but I am sure there are more to come very soon. The first is still available with limited stock but you can still grab a copy of Girl’s Guide to Decorating @ Amazon.co.uk, and pre order Decorating with Style , which has lots more interiors photography content. We got to photograph some really interesting interiors, owned by super creative people, I love being an interiors photographer, visiting peoples homes and spending time chit chatting with them you find out the most interesting stuff. It’s the prefect job for someone like me, curious and I love to chat while I snap…………
Burr! it’s cold being back in London, swapping shorts and a tee shirt for, hat and gloves was never going to be an easy transition to make, but being home with the family kicks all those minor worries into touch, plus being back in the hubbub of London is great, full of exciting opportunities and cool stuff. Down in Shoreditch to drop off the hard drive with all our four weeks work on from the Portuguese trip, I caught the last day of a “Street Art” / “Graffiti” show called the White Canvas project, they are moving the show to Dalston and reopening in a few weeks in the same building as Beyond Retro, I’ll shoot some images and post them soon. In the mean time here are some more backlit garden images from the last few weeks in the sun…………