Just a quick blod post to let you know that a recent commercial photographic commission i undertook has been shortlisted for the 2014 SBID International Design awards. Jamie Hempsall Ltd‘s redesign of The Refectory at Southwell has been shortlisted in the Intelligent Design category which is now open for public voting.
Please do take a look at their, hopefully, award winning design via the link above and consider giving Jamie and his team you valued support.
It’s not very often you get to photograph a Guinness World Record Attempt but that exactly what i did back in April, yes sorry for the delay on this blog, its been a little busy 🙂
I was commissioned by North Notts Business Connections who put the event together in the hope of stealing the title of “The most people at a networking event” which was currently held by the Aussies. It needed a venue of mammoth proportions so where better to hold the event than the Newark Showground? This sprawling venue, which at one time used to be RAF Swinderby where i spent the early days of my RAF career, boasts multiple function rooms, more than ample parking and east access to to the A1.
The event was well attended by businesses from around the region involving 16 different networking groups but fell short of the required target to snatch the mantle from the Aussies but many businesses many many new contacts and im sure they will reap the rewards.
I was commissioned, for the third year running, to photograph the North Notts Business Awards last month and the event proved to be year another successful event organised by North Notts Business Connections. It brought together the best of North Nottinghamshire businesses for a glittering black tie event at one of the regions finest venues Hodsock Priory.
There were many shortlisted finalists in various categories and all were winners in their own right for getting this far but the event culminated in announcing the outright winners for each category.
Below is a selection of images from the evening which we covered by documenting the awards ceremony and also proving a studio setup so the guests can obtain a portrait image in all their finery and also, if they were the lucky winners, to go home with a memorable image of their award. We are able to photography many different events in and around the East Midlands area so if you are organising an event get in touch to see what we can offer you and your guests. You can contact us here or check out our website for further details.
I had the opportunity to get involved with a bridal fashion shoot at Hodsock Priory, Blyth this week. It was a day of testing, experimenting and getting to grips with new techniques.
With a fantastic team including Models, MUA, Bridal-wear Designer and a voice activated light stand (thanks Jazz) we had a fantastic day in this amazing venue. A big thank you must go to team at Hodsock Priory and to all those involved in organising the day and making it a huge success – our fantastic models Bethany Harrison & Tim Millington, the MUA & Hair stylist Tammy Brown, the beautiful dresses by Olivia Jane Jones & the flowers by Flowers by Kay.
A local design company contacted me recently with photography commission with a little twist to the norm. Their client was a major manufacturer of silicon products for use in the food industry and their idea of using the tag line “so safe you could eat your dinner off it” prompted them to create the idea of a silicon plate with a tasty looking meal on it.
Having the gauntlet thrown in my direction to create this “tasty looking meal on a silicon plate” image I wasn’t going to chance it and use my own culinary, eeerm, skills. I contacted one of my recent clients who I knew had the perfect location and a chef with the perfect skills to create a dish that would not only look delicious but would also enhance a seemingly bland and somewhat different looking plate.
It was a feat of culinary brilliance when you consider the fact that the silicon plate had the structural rigidity of slice of Swiss cheese and it was down to yours truly to move it around and photograph it on a range of backgrounds and angles.
Anyway, enough of my waffle & food related puns, here are a few of the images from the photoshoot. If you’d like to enquire about any aspect of our commercial photography please get in touch, as much as we’d like to shoot you or your products we’d love to speak to you first.
I was delighted to be asked to attend the official opening of the Pheasantry Brewery last week, you may have seen a recent blog post about a commercial photography commission i undertook for them, if not you can see it here. The Pheasantry Brewery is a family run micro brewery and restaurant complex serving locally sourced and home grown produce and having sampled their meals i cannot recommend them enough.
The official opening was carried out by Newark MP Patrick Mercer OBE and the guest list was drawn up from the list of local businesses and contractors involved with the develoment of the brewery such as ABUK near Misterton for their brewing equipment and Architechs Guy Taylor Associates, please follow the link to see my images on their website.
The Brewery website is now live and i’m delighted to see that much of my work features throughout its pages, please feel free to have a look here. It has a facinating insight into the history of the farm complex on which it is situated charting its connections with the brewing industry from the 17th century.
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