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Category : Still-life

29 Oct 2015

Mysteries of the Mesolithic

Today we worked with Jennifer Dunn, Collections Manager at Scarborough Museums Trust. The brief was to creatively photograph ancient relics for the museum’s marketing purposes. The items are almost 11,000 years old and were first discovered in the 1940s at a Mesolithic Settlement called Star Carr in a location just outside of Scarborough. It is one of the most important Middle Stone Age sites to be discovered. World renowned in fact, and it’s hard to believe that it’s right on […]

27 Oct 2014

Studio equipment

Still life studio photography is a refined craft. Throughout my many years of experience, I have discovered simple ways of improving my technique and process. It has become a delicate balance of improvisation and creative vision. Both of which are essential when producing stunning photography for your clients. This is not learnt overnight or at a weekend workshop. It may take years to be proficient and fluent in bringing out the very best in any product that is thrown at […]

09 May 2014

Bronte Liqueur

Here is a range of photographs that were produced for marketing material for the newly launched Bronte Liqueur. The drink is a blend of blackberries and sloes, wild honey and jasmine. We spent several studio days working with both the product and select ingredients to provide my client with a library of images for their website and point of sale. We also worked on location at the Bronte Parsonage Museum at Howarth, North Yorkshire to unite the Bronte Liqueur with the essence […]

03 Oct 2013

Wolds Way Lavender

It was a real pleasure to visit and photograph the harvest of lavender along with the production of lavender oil at Wolds Way Lavender North Yorkshire. I later shot the finished product in my still life studio throwing precious lavender oil around to create dynamic product shots for online marketing.      

19 Jul 2013

Silver & Gold Jewellery

Recently, I was given the opportunity to produce creative photography of the exquisite jewellery of Samantha Birch – a talented London trained goldsmith based at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough. Lighting small objects such as jewellery is a refined skill that requires specialist equipment, but most importantly it seeks a patient steady hand to compose and create intricate and beautiful images which at the end of the day only comes with experience.  

15 May 2013

Crown Jewels

In 1993, I was commissioned by H.M Tower of London to creatively photograph the Crown Jewels. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, I will be giving an illustrated talk at Scarborough Art Gallery on June 7th. I spent 12 weeks working in intensive conditions in the Tower of London after the public had left for the day. The pictures were used in a souvenir brochure published by the Historic Royal Palaces Agency to mark the move […]

09 Jan 2013

Hop & Peck

New photography was required by Hop & Peck. Based in Saffron Walden, Essex they design and produce a beautiful collection of home accessories, quirky toys and wonderful gifts. Their chosen materials of quality oak combined with contemporary design result in something very special.

10 Dec 2012

Star of Fitz

Another interesting project for Neil Fitzpatrick Design. Neil commissioned Don French for this incredible laser cut perspex star for a Christmas promotional campaign. I was commissioned to make a 10 second video and produce some creative stills of this amazing object. Great fun!

08 Jun 2012

Single Malt

Creative photography for a well known fine Scotch whisky company.  

21 Apr 2012

Metal Reflected

Gucci jewellery and watches were photographed for a prestigious online company servicing the executive gift market. Client required a black background with reflection.

29 Jan 2012

London Underground Ad

Images produced for online company Moonpig for their Valentines Day campaign, which will be used as poster ads on the London underground during the run-up to February 14th.

08 Nov 2011

Prestige Cellars London

Prestige Cellars forms part of the largest group of independent specialist catalogues in the country. The parent group Scotts & Co required creative photography to promote and highlight their new collection of personalised and specially selected wine, beer and gifts. Many of which you won’t find in the high street and are totally exclusive online.