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  • View from the top

    A head for heights has been an essential asset for a recent project for a major development on the Ipswich Waterfront. As one of the tallest structures in Ipswich, the WineRack building on the Ipswich Waterfront stood as a highly visible symbol of the ‘great recession’. Now after 10 years the skeleton-like apartment block is…

  • Smoke and Fire – ignited!

    With the Smoke and Fire website reaching its fourth birthday the handmade tile makers of Suffolk wanted a major refresh. They had new products to feature and they wanted to bring the individual beauty of their handcrafted tiles right to the forefront. However, they didn’t have the budget for an extensive set of new photographs…

  • ‘Look Book’ boosts sales

    It used to be the case that colour plates in a book cost an arm and a leg but with the advent of digital printing, short runs of full colour books are a complete bargan. Lamilux have a produced a beautiful book to illustrate how their glazed roofs can be used to introduce natural light…

  • How to give feedback

    With effective feedback your photographer learns more about your needs and can deliver better value next time. Without it they are left guessing. One of the difficulties is that photography is a subjective media. It is possible to approach and satisfy a brief in numerous ways. As a photographer, it is always a nice seal…

  • construction industrial photographer

    Six months in 116 seconds

    When the Vertas Grounds Team came to me with the idea of producing a timelapse video to show their transformation of a large construction site into an established educational landscape it was clear another solution would have to be found. As the school would be in operation for much of the programme period, having unattended…

  • interior design photography airport

    Heathrow behind the scenes

    I have been invited to photograph a number of living wall projects around the country for the Biotecture who create those wonderful walls of plants that make such a positive impact on peoples enjoyment of a place. The first was at Heathrow’s Terminal 3. If you have ever flown long-haul from Gate 25 you may…

  • industrial construction photographer

    Production Photographer

    Working as the stills photographer on a video production for the Soprema roofing people was something completely different to my usual fair. Whilst I am normally making carefully considered views of recently completed buildings and deliberate compositions of building systems in use, this was ‘blink and you miss it’ photography more akin to photojournalism in…

  • Lamilux roof lights

    Clever buildings

    One thing that can be said for photographing buildings is that at least they are predictable. Well, it used to be like that but increasingly, modern buildings have a mind of their own which can make things more tricky. It started with those buildings which sense your presence and switch on the lights. Great for…

  • building product photography

    Creating the outdoors indoors

    A large part of my work is producing photography to show building materials and systems in use. This usually means visiting recently completed projects and finding ways of showing the product to best effect. However, sometimes a product is so new it hasn’t been used in any scheme. That is when it becomes necessary to build a…

  • heritage architectural photography

    Ancient & Modern

    Most of my work involves photographing newly completed buildings so a recent commission to photograph buildings completed up to 800 years ago presented something of a refreshing change. One of the strengths of Nicholas Jacob Architects is its sensitively executed work in heritage settings so the practice has an expanding portfolio of church re-ordering projects. The practice wanted some images to represent…