I've photographed York Minster from every conceivable angle. I've been inside, outside, underneath, up towers, inside hidden passages, looked down from a hot air balloon, shot it from miles away and from inches away. But I'm always drawn to reflections, not just of the Minster, but of any subject. Reflections provide a different viewpoint - they distort shapes and colours, exchange left for right and top for bottom, meaning that as a photographer, they give me a different vie
Whether you’re organising a conference, an annual dinner, an awards evening or a staff event, professional event photography will help you to: * record the event, * give you marketing material to market the event in subsequent years, * provide a lasting reminder to attendees, of the work and effort that’s put in to organising these kind of events. * give a flavour of the event to anyone who couldn't attend *reassure sponsors that an event they supported was well attended I've
I had the great pleasure of meeting and photographing Sam Parkin of Last Leaf Furniture recently. Sam creates stunning and unique hardwood pieces that combine art and function beautifully. The business is based in a workshop just outside York, but I met Sam during a takeover of the delightful Lotte Inch Gallery. Sam talked passionately about his raw materials, his techniques and it was fascinating to photograph him at work. These shots are intended to capture Sam and his craf
When Glassolutions, part of Saint-Gobain Building Glass UK&I – the largest processor, distributor, installer and repairer of glass and glazing systems in the UK were asked to change a window in an apartment block, I was asked by Partners PR agency to document the process. At first I thought it was a normal shoot, until I realised the window in question was 30 storeys high, would require a road closure, a highly skilled team, a special crane and nerves of steel... My role was
High-visibility clothing may not be the height of fashion, but for anyone working in a hazardous environment, the clothing can be a life-saver. I was commissioned by a top manufacturer of specialist protection clothing to photograph their range, providing product shots to show the various safety details, and on-location shoots to show the products in use. This took a considerable logistical effort, and shoots were done in Oxfordshire and Humberside. A particular challenge for
We do so much business online now, that your headshot is more important now than it's ever been. From your LinkedIn profile picture to your company website, showing the world who you are instills trust and helps to open a conversation. Before you book a headshot photographer to do your business portraits however, here's ten essential tips to consider: 1: Stay off the drink the night before - this might sound obvious, but if you don’t feel your best, you won’t look your best.
Headshots are more important now than they've ever been. LinkedIn, Company websites, Intranet sites, Twitter, - everywhere you look you're required to put your mugshot up. So be honest - how's yours looking? Is it ten years old? A selfie taken in the pub? One of your wedding pictures? A holiday photo? A gormless-looking snap from your webcam that makes you look a bit dubious? The first thing you found on your Facebook page? And how does your business 'About Us' section look?
This was a shoot for architects Mass Architecture. They had quite a challenge on their hands, turning a former public toilets, nestled in York’s city Walls, into a retail unit and new toilets. Dealing with difficult planning restrictions and listed building consent came with the territory, but the discovery of a roman wall in the basement was an unexpected find which held up work whilst archaeologists investigated the site. Mass Architecture's response was to make the wall a