Tent London Photo Studio

This week you can catch me at Tent London, where I'll be running a pop-up photo studio on site.

I'll be creating product shots for designers involved with the new Shop Tent platform.

Find me in Hall T1 - come say hello!

Some of the designers I've worked with be at the show, here's a samples of the shoots.

Sue Pryke. Stand F08, T1

Melody Rose. Stand F12, T1

Studio Flock. Stand D10, T1

Fanny Shorter. Stand K03, T5

Lorna Syson. Stand F04, T1

Sarah Hamilton - inside the studio

Last month I spent wonderful couple of days shooting with artist Sarah Hamilton. We used her mid-century home in Dulwich for the shoot and were joined by the talented stylist Joanna Thornhill.

Here's some picks from the shoot. Look out for more at Sarah's website launching next week!

News from the road...

After a lovely holiday in Australia it was off on location shoots last two weeks. Here's some previews of shoots for Cecily Vessey, Graduate Collection, Rosa and Clara Designs and Reddskin.

Updates coming soon including Sarah Hamilton, Jo HAM, Melody Rose and Bert&May.

HAM goes local at West Elm

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!

Read more on West Elm's London Facebook page + follow @westelmlondon on Instagram to stay up-to-date on #westelmlocal in London.


Some wonderful card shot were also created (featuring the new rabbits, below) - check out the custom made props!

 

 

Recent shoots outside the city

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.

Club Matters on location near Winchester. Was supposed to be photographing tablemats but the flock of peacocks (literally - there's over 20 resident there) kept distracting me!

Club Matters on location near Winchester. Was supposed to be photographing tablemats but the flock of peacocks (literally - there's over 20 resident there) kept distracting me!

While at the Cole of London manor, I was again directed by animals, this time the three beautiful cats. I did manage to also photograph the lovely Bone China however!

Cole of London on location in Saxmundham. Yes those are real strawberries and yes, we ate them. Tough shoot.

Another shoot, another cat. This time at a lovely cottage near Harlow Town with For All We Know.

More Bone China fun in the sun, with For All We Know.

Fun with MIBO in Hove. We took the animals into the garden. This dude seems right at home.


New Designers panel

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.

Image credit: www.newdesigners.com

Image credit: www.newdesigners.com

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.

http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk/start-up-day-new-designers-london/

First impressions

I'll bet you'll scan this page, including the image below, and move on to another in less than 5 seconds.

Dashwood Studio

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.

Nom Living

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.

Refresh!

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 :-)

 

We tried out several logo ideas, but when I saw this - no contest! Sharp, with a hint of texture.

We tried out several logo ideas, but when I saw this - no contest! Sharp, with a hint of texture.

Tash pulled out the paints and layered up one of her lovely custom textures for my social icons - no vectors here!

Tash pulled out the paints and layered up one of her lovely custom textures for my social icons - no vectors here!

If you're thinking, 'I would love a site like that'... take a look at what Yesh&Tash can create with pens and pixels.