Crime Never Pays…

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Crime never pays unless of course it’s for a client. Specsavers came to me with a brief of trying to make a pair of handcuffs look “crime thrillery” and also make them look like a pair of specs at the same time! I said no problem will give it a go. The shot was for the ITV crime thriller awards …

Price Waterhouse Coopers

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Recently I shot over 50 new business portraits for International Accountancy Firm – Price Waterhouse Coopers. The job went really well and we captured a look and feel that matched the brief. It’s often difficult to get portraits from people who are generally uncomfortable in front of the camera and achieving it in a short space of time, but by …

Model Baby

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Ex-professional model Kirsty recently had a beautiful baby boy and she approached me to see if I could take some pictures of her and her son. Having worked with Kirsty on many shoots over the years I was delighted to do something for her and offered to do the shoot for free when I had a spare afternoon (which took …

Depressing Computer Failure Story :(

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I have 3 Mac Pro towers in the studio; they all have back up drives. One of them, our video computer, has a Drobo automated back up system and the other two rely on us backing up manually as necessary. Unfortunately I had forgotten to do the backups recently and an internal hard drive failed with 650GB of customer files …

Tatty Teddy Store

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We had a very busy week in the studio photographing a new range of gift products for the forthcoming Tatty Teddy Store, we had everything from mugs to bears to dressing gowns and pyjamas. Carte Blanche are one of the world’s largest greeting card and gift companies, their Tatty Teddy products are known the world over, the Tatty Teddy Store …

The Giant Letter A

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As a commercial photographer you do get asked to photograph some unusual concepts and the shoot for IAG was quite an unusual one to say the least! The imaginative concepts from the design agency were great – the idea was simple; part of the IAG logo has a bright orange contemporary letter A in the latin style version of the …