Play Without Words

we spent a very enjoyable 2hrs @ Sadlers Wells on Sunday afternoon watching this get yourself some tickets if you can! Super dancers, great music & set design, just fab

Graham

Cotswold Home

Interior Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Advertising Photographer in London

Well last year while the streets of London were smouldering, and bracing themselves for another night of riots, I was enjoying the sunshine in the Cotswolds and hospitality of Juliette Barrell of “Wesley-Barrell” @ her unusual curved eco house while on an interior photographic commission shooting for “Homes and Gardens“. The drystone curved wall in the above image is what greets you as you arrive on the driveway, very striking given the architectural style of the rest of the village it is surrounded by. The curve in the building I seem to remember Juliette telling us was to maximise the warming rays of the sun, making the building as environmentally low impact as possible. You can see the whole house story starting on page 51 of the July issue of  “Homes & Gardens”, hope you enjoy it,

Graham

Interior Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Advertising Photographer in London

New York Interior 1

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in London

I am really getting excited about the trip to NYC in July, and so can’t stop thinking about some of my favourite New Yorkinteriors which I have photographed on previous trips, this one belongs to the interior decorator & blogger Nick Olsen, I have always loved these images and the have been a fixture in my interior folio for some time now, so apologies to those of you who have seen them before, later this autumn they will be appearing in a new book along with some more of my photography, more on that later. Check out Nick’s blog here for more tips on decorating in small spaces, still lining up shoot projects for the trip so give me a call if you need something doing in the Big Apple …..

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in London

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in London

Sun Printing @EasternCurve

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in LondonSpent a very pleasant afternoon on Sunday at a @chelseafrindge event helping our lovely neighbour photographer Heather McDonough with a sun printing workshop @EasternCurve Garden in Dalston or to give it the correct name cyanotype printing more info on the process here and some amazing examples on google images, when we get a whiff of summer I plan to do some more in the garden with the boys as it’s non toxic apparently, or so I read online but don’t quote me on that. It’s great fun even on a grey day, thanks Heather. Check out the rest of the program here Chelsea Fringe organised by volunteers, & the whole thing is inspired by author, journalist and all round good egg Tim Richardson who was there doing some printing with his family, a really nice guy,

Graham

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in London

Little House on The Fens

Lifestyle Photograph by Graham Akins-Hughes Interior Photographer based in LondonWell a bit later than planned, here are the interior and lifestyle images from “Little House on The Fens” published in the June issue of @coastmag written and styled by Charlotte Griffin about the fantastic retreat in the Suffolk Fens near the idyllic Thorpeness, it’s a wonderful home from home which Charlie and Andrew have created for themselves and their very lucky boys. You might be able to detect a slight hint of envy in that last sentence and you’d be right, if it ever comes up for sale I’d be very tempted. It was a pleasure to photograph, enjoy the pictures they will soon be in my Interiors folio when I have a moment………..

Graham

Interior photograph by Graham Atkins-Hughes London Based photographer

Interior of Fen Lodge By Graham Atkins-Hughes Photographer London

Interior Photo of Dining area in Suffolk Home

Lifestyle Pictures by Graham Akins Hughes Lifestyle Interior Photographer London

Bye Bye Balzac

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in London

well after many years of good service we are about to say bye bye to our beautiful Balzac sofa by Matthew Hilton, because our heart (mine & the misses) has been stollen by another, which will be revealed very soon on www.location78.com. good old Balzac would have some tales to tell, I am sure, it has featured in many shoots both myself and lots of other high profile photographers shooting fashion, interiors & lifestyle photography @ our house, it’s had many famous bottoms on it, and i know of at least one naked lady who was in close contact with it, so if your in the market for a wonderful piece of furniture click here i do hope he goes to a good home to be loved for many more years ………….

Advertising Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer and Fashion Photographer in London

 

Street Art 2

Street art Photograph by Graham Atkins-Hughes interior and lifestyle photographer London

Following on from my musings in an earlier post Street Art, while out and about the other day, on my way to a meeting about a huge retail project I am currently working on, (hush hush, more on that later) I saw this absolute whooper, no not the BK type, this really beautiful piece of art just off Curtain Road in E1, the sheer size of it was of course what grabs your attention, but then it’s the amazing use of colour, now I didn’t see the day coming when redish pinky hues would be getting me excited, but there you go. The technique involved is really amazing, the swirly lines used to make up the graphic are so regularly irregular, could be a common style, but not one I’ve seen before but then I’m by no means an expert when it comes to an aerosol full of coloured liquid, don’t you just love the surprises London can offer on a wintery day………..

Graham

 

Close up Of street art photographed by Graham Atkins-Hughes Interior and Lifestyle Photographer London

Found not Lost

Interiors Photograph by Graham Atkins-Hughes Interior Lifestyle Photographer London

In January, on what luckily turned out to be a beautiful wintery sunny day, I had the pleasure of photographing the home of Richard Found, of Found Associates who is a very clever man when it comes to a bit of architectural minimalism, I had been trying to figure out from his site which house was his so I knew what to expect, but not only is the house full of clean lines, no real surprises there, but it is also a real home where Richard, who by the way is a fantastic host, lives with his family wife Jane Suitor (art consultant) and their children Olivia, aged 9 and Oscar, 4. You can read the full article and see more pictures @ The London Magazine  March issue. I do love the Hans Wegner’s wishbone chairs, they look great in any space, a real classic, and who wouldn’t be inspired walking up the stairs in the left of the below image ……

Graham

Photographs of the interior of Richard Founds House

In Memory of …………

Photograph part of a project by Graham Atkins-Hughes interiors & lifestyle photographer London

new gloves added to my project page In Memory of, we saw these desperate  lost souls on a walk inepping forest, they are pair but, not a pair if you know where I am going with this thought process, maybe they where belonging to a couple out walking holding hands without their respective gloves on, one appears to be a mans glove and the other could be a womans, hopefully as the walked home they managed to keep each others hands warm until a replacement could be found. Or not it could all be a chance meeting under the trees, for the gloves that is ………… it’s just that I am romantic at heart so a happy ending is always the preferred option for me, more soon,

Graham

As Seen Elle Deco UK

Interior Photo by Graham Atkins-Hughes for Dulux

Here are two images which I shot for Dulux Colour Futures, see the rest of the project here. I just recently added these images to my Advertising Folio and then a few days later was happy to see that Elle Deco UK had decided to use the left hand image to open their decorating section of the April issue, if I may say they definitely have a sense of calm which I really am proud of, but I can’t take all the credit for that, both Mother Nature for lighting and the ever talented Hannah Simmons styling deserve equal billing, and of course Dulux for brave use of paint, an example below. Which in these days of Adobe making all things possible we collectively decided to do this one for real, in camera, thanks to James Henderson (set builder) had to make it happen, which took a bit of time, but it was worth it, hope you agree……………..

interiors photography by Graham Atkins-Hughes for Dulux Colour Futures 2012