Portable Lap Desk Installation No.1 – A Desk and More

Portable Lap Desk Installation No.1 – A Desk and More

Never tried a Kickstarter campaign myself but I hear that they do work.  Liyang Liu, of Yois Design, came to me with his “Portable Lap Desk Installation No.1” and now I know they work.  This clever design enables you have a portable desk that is firmly held on the wall, either for use, or storage, […]

Vintage Model Company – Magnificent Flying Machines!

Vintage Model Company – Magnificent Flying Machines!

When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time building models out of balsa wood and tissue, mostly yachts, and once I built a control-line diesel engine powered plane.  I was not that great at flying it but I did enjoy the process of building and the smell of the engine!  many people […]

Rachel Helen Designs – Stunning Jewellery

Rachel Helen Designs – Stunning Jewellery

My studio is in Shed 2 Studios a shared space with other creatives. One of those is Rachel Helen Designs, a maker of fine jewellery.  I have featured Rachel’s work here before when I was photographing her at work for her new website.  Now I am in the process of photographing the finished pieces and […]

Love Aroma – Burning the Sweet Smell of Success

Love Aroma are a specialist retailer of scented candles and essences with outlets across the East Midlands.  I went to see the store at the intu Derby shopping centre to capture their displays in preparation for Christmas time. You know when you are near to a Love Aroma shop by the wonderful scents that greet […]

Dreams to Reality – hand crafted stationary

Dreams to Reality created hand crafted stationary for all occasions, with an emphasis on the wedding market.  They are big sellers on Not on the High Street and were looking to photograph their entire range in a new style more suited to that environment.  I chose to use the table top I made from old […]

Jeweller Rachel Helen at Work

One of the advantages of sharing a large studio space at Shed 2 Studios is meeting and working with other creative people every day.  One of those is Rachel Helen Designs who makes amazing bespoke high end jewellery.  Rachel is going through the process of rebranding and wanted to show how she works.  So first […]

Forklift Trucks and Warehouses

I get asked to photograph all sorts of things in all sorts of places but I had never been up close to a forklift truck before.  I was asked by Davis Derby to photograph their Trucklog product in use on a variety of forklift trucks at some of their premiere clients such as Sainsbury’s, Carlsberg […]

Focus is Dead! Long live The Photography Show!

Focus is Dead! Long live The Photography Show! This years major photographic industry show at the NEC as rebranded The Photography Show after the demise of Focus on Imaging.  New name and new organisers meant I just had to go.  So on the last day I drove down to the NEC with Holly and Lara […]

Bright Eyes Bean Bags

We all remember the old 1970’s shapeless bean bags, well Bright Eyes Bean Bags have taken the idea to another level!  With designs based on animals as well as cushions and personalisation as well the range is spectacular!  So I had a day photographing and playing with bean bags – heaven!

Jo Beattie – Textile Artist

Jo Beattie is a textile artist who likes shadows – each of her “Precious Memories” range of stitched artworks really come alive when a strong light produces a clear shadow behind.  The challenge for me was to capture this effect in the studio! After much experimentation we came up with these: