Here are some examples from a shoot I've been doing in Fetter Lane at the British Steel Pension Fund's building. It's the latest project from McBains, The leading property and construction consultancy, Situated within a conservation area, McBains have succeeded in sympathetically renovating the premises to a very high standard with their signature cool style.
I was asked by Hodder to photograph Siân Evans, who along with her many accomplishments - is a highly regarded social and historical author, film consultant, cultural historian and journalist. I had the great fortune to photograph her for her latest title, "Queen Bees" - an account of six extraordinary and influential women, including Lady Astor (The first female MP) who made careers out of being British society hostesses between the wars.
Siân was such an excellent person to photograph being both warm and engaging and I felt she was really interested in the process, a great collaborator!
I was lucky enough to shoot the photography for this beautiful book and can confirm it is an object of desire as well as pure literary soul food! Here's a little more about it;
'Walking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.
Within these pages, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors. You will hear of walks in the city, hikes through woods at dawn and epic adventures involving long journeys on foot. No matter the scale of the tale, the writer offers lessons they learned of a simple, human nature that we can all understand.'
Order your copy now through Department Store For The Mind Books using this link: https://deptstoreforthemind.com/product/walking-in-the-rain
Photographing the newly refurbished BSI building in Chiswick for McBains left me feeling spoilt for choice in terms of what to shoot - as everywhere I looked were very cool, funky, innovative and impactful details and designs. What a fantastic place to work! It's yet another project typifying the strength of build and design quality that marks out McBains as the leading property and construction consultancy it is.
Supafrank is a multidisciplined, super talented company who claim quite simply to 'Build brands and make things.' Although their abilities are so far reaching, advanced and developed. Their expertise encompasses; branding and design, print and editorial, photography and illustration, product and packaging plus web sites and digital. I was fortunate enough to be asked to shoot some material for their recent relaunch which was, as always a great pleasure to be involved with.
It's a real privilege to be selected with my image 'Daydreamer' for this year's exhibition of Art on a Postcard's - 'Photography on a Postcard'. Running from 12th - 25th October at The Print Space, the event will be raising funds for the Hepatitis C Trust. There's also a brilliant lottery to enter (here's a link to it: http://www.artonapostcard.com/shop/photopostcard) which guarantees you a unique work.
McBains, the leading property consultancy needed some new leadership team portraits for their rebranding and web site launch. The design team wanted to keep the images very clean but not cold. Shooting on the premises, I constructed a lighting set up that I felt would allow room for the Directors' personalities to breathe, giving a relaxed but appropriately formal result.
I've had the great pleasure of shooting for Madeleine Milburn and her fabulous team at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.
Based in the heart of London, this leading literary agency who represent many award winning authors - enjoys a reputation for negotiating major book deals at home and internationally, along with winning book to film contracts in the U.S. They really are an impressive company who manage to combine professional excellence with warmth, good humour and stacks of charisma, a joy to be involved with!