A Trip to Assynt – a Study in Curves

A Trip to Assynt – a Study in Curves

One advantage of having moved to the north of Scotland is that I am much closer to the wilder areas of the country than I have ever been before.  One of these areas that I had never explored before is Assynt, an area of outstanding beauty on the west coast north of Ullapool and a […]

I Have Moved! – Back to Scotland

I Have Moved! – Back to Scotland

You may have noticed that I have been a bit quiet online recently.  Well, there was a reason for that – I have been moving house and business to the north of Scotland.  I am now based near Nairn and Forres on the Moray Firth – to the east of Inverness.  It has taken quite […]

Sophie Temple – a shoot in a small space

Sophie Temple – a shoot in a small space

Sophie Temple is a model with Model Students and I have worked with her on a number of projects.  This time was for some new portfolio images for her and her make-up artist, Rochelle O’Brien.  Rochelle has a lovely little studio on the side of her house bit it was a very narrow space.  I managed […]

Sparks fly at MDJ Manufacturing!

I love being asked to go to industrial places to find out more about manufacturing and have fun with big machines so when Andy from Out of the Blue asked if I would like to spend a day at MDJ Manufacturing photographing welding and a laser cutter I said yes!  MDJ have been producing high […]

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 […]

Derby University Fashion Collections

For the past few years I have worked with Derby University Fashion department and their third year students final collections.  This year the standard was very high and I had a variety of studio and location shoots booked.  There is always a big team behind each of these shoots.  The student designer, assistants, hair, make-up […]

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 […]

Shed 2 Studios – I have moved in!

Exactly a year after leaving Banks’ Mill Studios I am now a resident of Shed 2 Studios in Ilkeston, just down the hill from where I live.  I am so excited to be back in a permanent home where I can continue to experiment and work.  Shed 2 Studios is a collective of artists sharing […]

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: