Last month I spent a lovely day in the studio with designer Jo Ham and 'paper wizard' Annabel Lam. The resulting shots (below) were used to promote the 'West Elm Local' display in the Tottenham Court Road store. It's a rotating three month in store pop-up to showcase London-based designers and also one of HAM's first forays into colour!
Some wonderful card shot were also created (featuring the new rabbits, below) - check out the custom made props!
I love my job. Here's some highlights from recent tours to Hove, Winchester, Essex, Nottingham and Saxmundham. Every shoot seemed to involve animals... Nothing like a summer's day in the English countryside. Always nice to return to home in London though.
I'm proud to announce I'll be on a panel alongside Craft Central, Etsy, Cockpit Arts, SPACE Studios and many more excellent people at the The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers, 26 June.
This information-packed day will run 10.30am – 4.30pm, featuring interviews with journalists, talks and themed panel discussions with a wide range of professional organisations and businesses from across the UK, who can help you to start and run a better creative business.
View the full schedule and book tickets via the Design Trust website for just £9 in advance instead of £14.50 on the door.
Not had much time to blog recently - busy shooting with some wonderful makers! So here's a few picks.
I'll bet you'll scan this page, including the image below, and move on to another in less than 5 seconds.
Still with me?
I was thinking today about how fast we digest content. When I'm editing 150-200 images from a typical product shoot, I'm scanning through at quite a rate, but there are some images (such as the one above) that make me stop.
I'm sure it's a combination of things, but for me, principally it's about light and composition.
Photography deserves dedicated time - first impressions count more now than ever before.
The great images may sometimes be created by chance, but it's always within the wider context of diligent work.
Get in touch to see how I could create some for you.
Yesh&Tash have been busy creating a new look for the site! The initial design had a good two year run - time for a spring clean.
I'm especially pleased with how the images galleries are laid out. The collage effect on the galleries was not immersive enough before, but now bleeds full screen and is a great showcase for the shots. The site looks damn good from 27" screen to mobile - but please let me know if anything is not looking top notch on your device :-)
If you're thinking, 'I would love a site like that'... take a look at what Yesh&Tash can create with pens and pixels.
Last month I worked with the Handmade in Britain team to create a series of shots for the Spring Edition, taking place May 911 at Chelsea Town Hall. We were fortunate to have on loan some beautiful pieces from Harriet Caslin, Adam Aaronson and Luke Bishop.
Here's a couple of the poster designs. Look out more on the tube at Sloane Square and other stations!
This special limited edition copper foil blocked Bouncing Rabbit has been created in honour of Maggie's Cancer Centres with 100% of each sale going towards helping them continue their valuable work.
I worked with Jo and stylist Lucy Gough to create this shot - very pleased with the result!
Read more about this print and order here:
I've teamed up with the Folksy team to offer six makers a product shoot at a discounted rate.
We'll be choosing a diverse range of product types and using the shoots to share some great tips on how to make your products look awesome!
The London shoots will take place on 13/14 March and my home studio. Then it's up to Sheffield on 27 March for the final shoots at Folksy HQ!