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  • 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…

  • photography makers

    Affordable photography for creative makers and trades

    It is often the work of small artisan makers and trades that contribute most to giving a space a unique look and feel. It is their craft and creativity that makes my work as a photographer such a pleasure and helps towards a positive photographic outcome. Creative design and making businesses are often the sole traders or very small businesses who…

  • video Benjamin Cousins Suffolk

    Probono video kick-starts young pianist’s career

    A favour for a friend of a friend has helped a young pianist kick start his career as a cocktail pianist entertaining passengers aboard cruise ships around the world. The Swan at Lavenham could spare just 90 mins between serving breakfast and lunch in its beautiful medieval hall for me to film and record the sound…

  • 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…