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

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

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

 

Spring Blossom

well there isn’t any doubt that trees laden with pretty blossom makes one feel better, it’s one of many signs that the cold months will soon be behind us once more, the same is certainly true for me walking to and from the studio where I am currently shooting a massive interior photography project for a big UK retailer, we are at the beginning of week three of a five week schedule. yesterday on my way home I saw a couple walking along in front of me, he was pretty tall and she was fairly small, nothing strange so far I hear you say, but as they stopped to admire the flowers above he reached up and bent down a low bough to pick some of the pretty blooms for her, romance is alive and well in the streets of london, hope your enjoying the signs of spring on your travels too ………….

Graham

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 ……

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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

My wife’s got a lovely pear

Interiors Blog photograph by Graham Atkins-Hughes interiors photographer londonNot only has Jo my wife got a lovely pear but, she was given it by another man! (and his missus Lilla) – well they’re friends really, the very entertaining Jonny of Trunk Records, & Lilla of LillaVision, the only stipulation of the gift, was that we could only pass it on, if and when we wanted to, as it has always been passed on and never sold during it’s lifetime.  Jonny is one of those rare people in todays world who values objects for what they mean as opposed to what they are worth, if you know what I mean.  I’m sure it’s because of this, almost every time we see Jonny someone has given him something really marvellous, just because he’s admired it.  There were four of these pictures originally, all different fruits, we have been told the other three were possibly destroyed  in a house fire and, there was a rumour the designer may well have been a designer for Habitat, but that’s just a rumour.  Anyway we love it, hanging in the hallway and my wife’s lovely pear is much admired, with a great story behind it, and a little reminder that being nice has it’s rewards ……….

Graham

Blog Glitch

well we have some tech problems at the moment, the result is that the images from the older posts have gone walk about in cyber space, normal service should be restored just as soon as we can wade through the error and html code to find the gremlin responsible

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As Seen in Vogue

Interiors Photograph by Interiors Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes London, The Rug Company

This week our friends at the Rug Company have started using the images which Graham shot for them at the house Location78 earlier this year shown above are two of the rugs from the Alexander McQueen collection which they have been having great press coverage on. I just read on their Collection blog about them being asked by the Camerons to create a unique gift for the Obamas when they visited last week, what an honour……