Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy – New Bennerley Building

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy – New Bennerley Building

The Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy recently opened its new Bennerley Building, a £7.49 million investment in education. English, Maths and Science are already using the building and settling in well.  I was given the opportunity to go around the new building, as well as the existing facilities at the school, to take images of everything from […]

Heidi Gibbs – The Bank Pottery

Heidi Gibbs – The Bank Pottery

Heidi Gibbs is a potter working out of her delightful studio near Crowdecote in Derbyshire called “The Bank Pottery“.  She was the latest artist I have photographed for Artsbeat Magazine.  Heidi teaches classes at her studio an in local colleges so her work is very diverse with everything from animals to cups & saucers and […]

Norwood UK – Electricians Keeping You Safe

Norwood UK – Electricians Keeping You Safe

Back to industrial commercial photography now with work for Norwood UK, a leading UK wide electrical installation and safety specialist.  They provide a full service from installation on commercial sites, PAT testing, lighting, repairs and servicing, fire and security alarm setups.  One gadget they were particularly proud of was the heat sensing camera.  This can […]

Kerri Pratt – Fine Artist

Kerri Pratt – Fine Artist

I do like working with fine artists!  Kerri Pratt is a painter who has a building reputation and is the current holder of  the biennial £18,000 Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, one of the biggest in the country. The award is intended to bring a rising artist to Derbyshire to produce work inspired by the county’s […]

Jill Kerr – Lino Cutter

Jill Kerr – Lino Cutter

I have been working with Artsbeat Magazine to photograph artists in their studios and the next artist on the list was Jill Kerr – a Lino cutting and print expert.  Jill lives in a beautiful house and work in a fabulous studio in the garden.  Her work is of the highest standard and it was […]

Vintage Model Company – Big Trucks

Vintage Model Company – Big Trucks

More known for their fabulous model aeroplane the Vintage Model Company came to me with a range of big trucks to photograph.  These precision, laser cut, beauties were a joy to work with and look great close-up too.  I made good use of my new Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens to get in very close. […]

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 […]