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  • 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…

  • Lakeside scene at Neuchatel, Switzerland

    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…

  • No Smoke without Fire

    Suffolk is full of undiscovered treasures and the handmade tile-works, Smoke and Fire, at Darsham is one of them. Working with the fabulously skilled and creative Smoke and Fire team I have been photographing their beautiful tiles and their workshop for a new website which will be published in the next few months. It is such…

  • The Mix Stowmarket, Suffolk commissioned by Concertus

    Update your photography stock – your ‘staff photographer’

    It is a problem of priorities. You can’t keep on using the same old pictures. You intend to maintain an up-to-date stock of recent photography  but there are always more urgent things to do. This produces two problems. The time that images are actually needed rarely coincides with the project looking its best. Also, if you leave it…

  • Aurora Borealis, Norway

    It’s all about the light

    It is ALL about the light. It is true. If you want the viewer to engage emotionally with an image, you need interesting light. This is especially true of interiors photography but really applies across the board. I found some amazing light in Arctic Norway at the beginning of the year. I was fortunate enough to…

  • All set for Ecobuild 2015

    Only a few days to go until Ecobuild 2015 opens at Excel in London. I shall be there to meet up with clients old and hopefully new! Photography plays such an important part in promoting the adoption of good materials for sustainable development. I have been looking at the promotional materials of a few exhibitors…

  • aerial photography suffolk

    On a high – aerial photography

    Architectural and location photography regularly makes it necessary to get the camera up high.  Sometimes, roof detail is important, sometimes it is a challenge presented by the need to keep a camera level to avoid perspective distortion. It is common that a building on a hill presents its best aspect facing down hill. That makes it really hard…