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  • This week I am reading . . .NORDIC LIGHT

    Volume, form, texture and colour are recognised as the basic pillars of architecture but it is light that that binds them together producing an aesthetic outcome. Photography is the science and art of capturing light and I think it is this partnership; light in architecture + light in photography, that is at the essence of capturing the designed…

  • Felixstow Seafront Gardens Refurbishment

    It’s awards season and as often happens, I have had a few urgent jobs to shoot which were due to be submitted for various awards. The refurbishment of the seafront gardens at Felixstowe has been a long term project. It is now nearing completion with a triumphant phase which included the beautiful oak shelter. Being built…

  • Value your image

    What value do you place on your image library? Will the images you make or commission be discarded after the first use or will they stand as documents with a meaning to others for years to come? I have been given the task of sorting a lifetime of photography taken by my wife’s Auntie Angela.…

  • accurate colour for architecture and interiors photography

    True colours

    How important is accurate colour to you? If you are an architect, interior designer or product manager and you have spent long hours agonizing over colour choices you will probably say its matters a lot. Achieving accurate colour reproduction in photography is actually far more of a challenge than you might imagine. Colours look different…

  • The Stylist’s Perspective

    Interiors Stylist Anna Morley from Real Homes magazine has written a lovely piece about her experience as stylist on a recent shoot we did together. A professional stylist brings to the shoot a specialist skills-set which makes a remarkable difference both on the day and to the photographic outcome. Anna was a delight to work with. So creative…

  • Central St Martin’s Summer School

    What an awesome experience! The Art Architecture and Photography summer school at Central St Martins in London provides rare access to photograph several of London’s most important cultural buildings under the tutorship of Diago Ferrari a leading Fine Art photographer working in architecture. The summer school gave uninhibited access to photograph two important brutalist buildings, the National Theatre (Architect: Denys Lansdun) and…

  • Thirteen steps to great photography of buildings

    When commissioned to photograph the built environment there are thirteen things I strive for . . . Set the building in its context Impart a sense of place / the feeling that a building evokes Emphasise the human dimension Investigate detail and textures Show how a building works Create tantalising glimpses of other worlds Produce…

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    Photography, Art & Architecture summer school at Central St Martins

    I am delighted to have been accepted to study with Diego Ferrari at the Photography, Art & Architecture  summer school at Central St Martins in London. This prestigious programme provides the opportunity  to reflect on how photography can better evoke an emotional response to a designed environment  and also how interventions in that space can change the way it is perceived. The…

  • Interiors shoot for Real Homes magazine

    Suffolk barn for Real Homes magazine

    They say that you can’t ‘take’ a portrait, you have to be ‘given’ it. There same is true of architecture and interiors photography only in this case it is the architect, the interior designer or whoever put the care into creating such a beautiful environment that is providing the gift. I was recently commissioned to shoot a beautiful barn conversion…

  • Street photography

    It was a real pleasure to be asked to photograph the iconic Carnaby Street, London for Brett Landscape Products recently. Brett have supplied all of the paving materials for the recent refurbishment of the whole street. We arrived only a few days after completion but even this short time meant lots of work in Photoshop…