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 […]

Roger Waterhouse – Master Wood Turner

Roger Waterhouse – Master Wood Turner

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of photographing a master woodturner, Roger Waterhouse, at his workshop.  Roger lives and works at the edge of his own woods and so has a constant supply of materials waiting to, literally, be turned into something wonderful.  One technique he showed me was deliberately burning the wood and […]

Pixapro LED100D Daylight lights in use

Pixapro LED100D Daylight lights in use

Some time ago I decided to change from using traditional studio flash units and move over to LED continuous lights.  I wanted to get LED’s that were an equivalent to my old system so that I could carry on using my collection of soft boxes, beauty dishes and shoots.  After doing some research and a […]

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 […]

Tenore Amici – Opera Duo Studio Headshots

Tenore Amici – Opera Duo Studio Headshots

Working with film-maker Lara Elliott, @lara_elliott_, is always fun and so I was delighted to lend my Shed 2 Studio space to her for the filming of a short promotional video for opera duo Tenore Amici.  My job was to provide the lighting for the shoot using my continuous LED lights from PixaPro and take stills […]

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 […]

Fashion Photography Special

Fashion Photography Special

Each year I work with some of the 3rd year Derby University fashion students photographing their final collections.  It is always interesting to see what they have designed and made and work with their ideas on the shoots.  This year there was a lot of variety as well as great tailoring.  Everything from a kind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]