Happy New Year, if it’s now not too late to wish you all a successful 2019, well I have done it now so it’s out there. Anyway, back to business. I have just uploaded a selection of images from one of my latest commissions which I worked on in late 2018. You can see some additional images on my site by following this link. One of the great perks of the job was that we got to have a sit-down lunch for the six days we were on site, and anyone who knows the life of an interior design photographer will tell you those opportunities aren’t run of the mill, it’s usually a take out from your friendly sandwich shop on the next corner, so thanks to the wonderful staff at Crowne Plaza, Albert Embankment for looking after us during the shoot. A great bunch of people.
As I have just concluded another successful season’s interior photography shoot for our friends at French Connection Home (to be released for SS19 ), it has occurred to me that I never got around to sharing the AW18/19 season photography with you all, I will be updating the main interiors commissions pages on my site just as soon as I have a mo, but in the meantime here is a quick sample of what we shot for them way back in the spring of this year. You will no doubt have seen them on their own website FrenchConnection.com when they published them, styling by Sania Pell hope you like them, more updates and musings soon.
See more interiors photography created for French Connection here
Well really who doesn’t want to be a winner, we all strive to be recognized by our peers for our creative endeavors, so it is with great pride I am able to say that I was involved with this amazing award-winning project for our clients Minale and Mann photographing this stunning architectural glasshouse and kitchen/dining interior contain within in a fully renovated home in South Londonwas a real pleasure. The light industrial touches which they have used bring with them a clam simplicity which always endows their work, creating clam simple spaces is never an easy task because without clutter there is nothing to hide behind, but it is one of the recurring themes of the studio’s work, you can see more photography of their brave interiors here and in the images below. You can see more info about their winning nomination here
It’s one of the joys of being an interiors photographer that I get to spend my days in spaces which one otherwise wouldn’t normally get to experience, it’s just a perk of the job I guess, but don’t get me wrong I do truly feel privileged, especially when the interior is as extraordinary as this apartment of the Parisian designer Jean Louis Deniot . The apartment is actually relatively small, but that didn’t stop Jean Louis from full on the grandeur. The interior decorative finishes are truly jaw-dropping. There are so many hidden cupboard and stowaway places which you can’t at first see which means that there is no clutter around meaning that the spaces are easy on the eye as there are no distractions to halt the journey. The spaces were a pleasure to photograph, and it was mainly thanks to the attention to detail which had gone into the design of each room.
Above is a detail photo of the hidden doorway from the hallway into the kitchen, hidden doors are nothing new in French interior designed spaces I know but in this interior the effect is used to it’s maximum, it actually took us a while to find the kitchen even though we knew it was there prior to our visit as it was a must-have on our list of places we needed to photograph.
The way the paint effect has been continued on to the ceilings of the spaces means that the interiors visually seem to have no end, they just continue above you, again the lack of visual breaks made creating the images a joy and so easy to capture, I was a very happy interiors photographer that day for sure.
And so to the end of the small tour, the bedroom, totally love the sculpture on the wall, especially how it reflects the daylight, without which we interiors photographers would be lost, well me at least. Daylight is such an important part of any design and capturing it, the way it plays in the space is such a large part of what I am working hard to convey in the images I create for my clients, and that will be the subject of the next installment. To see more spaces like this one visit my Luxe Interiors Portfolio here
What’s it all about? Well, I’m not an Interior Designer, although over the last 27 years working in photography I have spent quite a lot of time working with interior designers, capturing their work in a 2d medium, not as easy as it sounds believe me. Because it’s not just an image of a room we are trying to reproduce it’s the feeling of being in the interior itself, the atmosphere the essence of the space and the way that space can influence your mood. Wow, it’s all getting very ethereal and deep but that’s what we, I am trying to do when I shoot interiors for clients. Be those the designers of the spaces or the makers of the items you find in the interior. So my plan with this blog from here on in is to explain what I think about the art, ( here I go again getting deep ), because I do believe it’s an art, of capturing the essence of the interiors I have photographed over the years, so stay tuned.
Ahead of warping up shop for the end of year break, I have been going through the archive to pull together some of my favourite Christmas images, just to get even more in the mood for some festive fun, I hope you and yours have a great holiday period, and like me you’re looking forward to an exciting 2017.
No not that ‘White House’ this white house, or should I say the Wright House as this home was a redesign by James of Macdonald Wright Architects for his family. Now as anyone who knows me would tell you that white interiors are not always my thing, you just have to look at our own home to see what I mean. But this home which was shot with Victoria Tunstall has always been one of my fav shoots. Of course because of what’s been going on with the other ‘White House’ these images sprang to mind and instantly cheered me right up. Hope you like it too!
Well on a cold and frosty morning such as we had this morning, you’d be forgiven for considering if today was a duvet day, but sadly not for most of us. So to warm up your eyes I have collected together some cozy images from the archive, hope you like them and they give you that warm feeling you’re in need of.
Here’s a splash of colour for you and your interiors on the dreary and rainy day in London, interiors shot for our wonderful client Dulux, see more inspiration here @LCM and you could also check out the site of Lucy Gough who along with her very happy team worked her styling magic. Hope you like them.
Come in, the pallet is super cool, here are a few images I shoot recently for our great client Minale and Mann an award winning end to end architectural design agency based in Battersea London, check out their work, it’s very stylish in it’s simplicity, as we all know less is always more, but difficult to pull off, form what I’ve seen of their output they are very consistent. These and other images from the work we have done together will be getting added to my Luxe Interiors folio, very soon.