I had the pleasure of 3 days late in 2017 working with some very willing students at Swansea University’s two campuses photographing a range of imagery for their new prospectus and upcoming campaigns. The weather was a bit chilly and changeable but Swansea Bay as a location never disappoints.
It was a pleasure photographing the great airy spaces in this new higher education college recently completed by Austin Smith Lord which seemed to be equally enjoyed by the students.
It was good to be working again late last year with the lovely and amazing interior designer Yvonne Jones from Chameleon Interiors on a couple of her recent projects. As usual stunning interiors and a delight to photograph.
In addition to their guest chef evening, I’ve also been at The Grove during the spring season to cover the extensive gardens in their spring glory and also the new food menu developed by executive chef Allister Barsby. It’s no wonder The Grove was voted Welsh Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide for 2016.
I’ve photographed a few more of Bistrot Pierre’s latest restaurants as they continue to expand their successful business into new areas throughout the UK and also been involved in photographing their new spring/summer menu. It’s also been pleasure to sample some of their delicious menu at the shoots!!
After over 20 years in the business, it’s not often that I’m totally taken aback by a project. I was contacted late summer by Rype Office regarding an upcoming office fit out they had coming up in Cardiff. What was different here is that Rype Office take used furniture and refurbish and remanufacture it to enable an attractive, sustainable office fit out. The finished scheme was way above my expectations and a reminder as to what can be done with a bit of imagination and by exploring sustainable alternatives.
Another architectural highlight photographed in early autumn for Purcell UK. Here there was a combination of a new visitor centre and conservation and restoration work of the chapel.
It’s been a busy year for architectural photography with an interesting range of projects that I’ve visited for a number of great architecture practices. This shoot made an impression with the vibrant atmosphere in the new school of particular note.
Over the summer, I’ve paid a few further visits to this amazing gem of a hotel located in beautiful countryside near Narberth in Pembrokeshire. These visits were primarily to photograph the new luxury suites designed by renowned interior designer Martin Hulbert. It was a pleasure to work with Martin and Jay from Martin Hulbert Design to photograph these beautifully detailed rooms which promise a true 5 star country hotel experience.
It was good to be involved in the launch of Bistrot Pierre’s latest restaurant in Birmingham earlier this year. Situated in a Grade II listed building on the city’s bustling canalside, the bistrot is located in Gas Street, close to The Mailbox, Birmingham’s most stylish shopping destination.
The Healthwise Wales website for a new Welsh Government health survey went live last week (www.healthwisewales.gov.wales). The images I took in January this year mirror the accompanying TV commercial and incorporate CGI ‘bubbles’. A particular challenge on set was trying to visualise how the final imagery would appear with the ‘bubbles’ added and how the bubbles would actually ‘sit’ in the images. An interesting technical challenge and a satisfying blend of actual photography and CGI imagery:
The new website for bigHead launched last week with the new photography I shot late last year in conjunction with Clout Branding. bigHead help designers and engineers to fasten materials across a wide range of industries. From super-cars and luxury yachts to infrastructure projects and public utilities. Wherever you see a complex fastening challenge, you’ll find a bigHead hard at work. The concept images I shot are designed to illustrate specific case studies where bigHead have provided a solution to engineering challenges in differing sectors of industry.
A multiple visit commission by the architects to photograph the regeneration of this historic castle in rural Wales. The brief required documenting the various stages of completion through 2015 and highlighting the holiday accommodation, small business workspace, conference facilities and restaurant built into the conserved fabric of the Castle.
Photography commission for a new website for Brockhampton Court, a family-owned Nursing Home set in stunning Herefordshire countryside, in the small village of Brockhampton, 10 miles from Hereford.
Studio photography for an extensive UK website update for the high quality Italian pewter retailer Cosi Tabellini.
Photography commission for the opening of Le Bistrot Pierre’s 13th establishment located on George Street in the centre of the world heritage city of Bath.
Commission by the architects to photograph Ysgol Ffwrnes, a new BREEAM Outstanding 472 pupil combined Nursery and Primary Welsh medium School in the Furnace area of Llanelli.