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:

Silk Model Management – Male Model Shoot

Someone who I have worked with on a number of project is Coral Bell, now of Silk Model Management.  I have photographer Coral a number of times but this was a shoot for two of her models from the agency, Sam and Adam.  Coral just wanted some good studio portfolio shots to use to promote […]

Commercial Photography of Sculptures

Recently I have been working for DeMontfort Fine Art who are agents for many fine artists including Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano.  I was photographing sculptures by Carl Payne and Doug Hyde for the website and brochure.  Huge thanks to Holly Booth for help and assistance during the shoot!  Thanks also to Banks’ Mill Studios resident, […]

Special Offer! – Half price studio shoots.

Not long now till Banks’ Mill Open Studios! Come along for a very special offer from me – if you book an hour shoot in the studio with me during Open Studios then you can have it for half price, just £25. This is a great opportunity to have a studio shoot at a great […]

Studio photography experiments

From time to time I get to work on projects just for the fun of it. Recently I was in the studio with Oona and Sian and we came up with some great new ideas – mostly based around Sian’s amazing make-up work.  It is always good to collaborate with other creative people without the […]

Another photo in f2 Freelance Photographer Magazine!

Well another month and another mention and photograph in f2 Freelance Photographer magazine!  This time I was interviewed about the photography web hosting service Clikpic, who I have been using for number of years now.  Clikpic are currently using a screenshot of my site in their national advertising campaign in the photography press – so […]

Alternative Fashion Week Collection for Derby University

Derby University Fashion department go each year to the Alternative Fashion Week in London with a selection of garments made by their students.  This years theme was ‘Blue’. Holly Booth and I were asked to photograph the collection for a long line up shot. This time Holly took the photos and I have done the editing […]

Fantastic new studio photography services from only £49

I can now announce a whole new way to experience my studio and my photography.  I now have two packages; only £49, for an hour shoot and £99 for three hours in the studio. Both packages include: All images in colour, black & white and more. Secure online gallery and slideshow. Free thumbnail photo downloads. […]

Stylish Fashion Shoot

It’s the season when I spend time working with the final year fashion students at the University of Derby on their collections.  There will be lops more of these shoots coming soon but in the meantime here is an image from the first of these taken recently in the studio.  This was for a style […]

New Backgrounds for the Studio

I went to Focus on Imaging, 2012, with a few specific things to look for and one of those was some new backgrounds for the studio.  I looked at all the stands and settled on Creativity Backgrounds – and not just for the buy 3 get one free offer!  So if you are booking a […]