Another impressive piece of architecture by Powell Dobson Architects this week as I photographed the new Dog's Trust facility in central Cardiff. Set on a large 8 acre site comprising 4 buildings, everything at the centre has been designed with dogs in mind, with 74 kennels, 20 exercise paddocks and a specially landscaped area for practising lead walking.
A visit to a stunning property near Cardiff to photograph the beautiful interior design work of Yvonne Jones of Chameleon Interiors.
I had the privilege of photographing the new STEAM Academy at Bridgend College last week. An excellent piece of architecture which will be a great enhancement to this fabulous college.
A trip to St Mary de Crypt church in Gloucester in beautiful June sunshine to photograph the refurbishment of and upgrades to the 14th century church and tudor schoolrooms by Purcell architects.
Another shoot for Rype Office who take used furniture and refurbish and remanufacture it to enable an attractive, sustainable office fit out. Once again, totally incredible what can be achieved with this.
A couple of lovely interiors shoots this month for The IAD Company of some re-modelled and extended homes.
Another visit to The Grove, Narberth to photograph some of the extensive refurbishments they've made during the latest Covid lockdown. This place just gets better and better.
A couple of trips to photograph some interiors of 2 buildings at CMU which have been re-modelled by Austin Smith:Lord architects.
A great little shoot for Foresso of their fantastic product installed at DESG in Pontcanna, Cardiff.
A local architecture shoot for HLM Architects photographing the recently completed extension to Techniquest, the UK's longest established science centre. The new extension provides approx. 1000m2 of additional exhibition space and will highlight new research and developments across the STEM sectors.
Navigating ongoing Covid restrictions in both England and Wales, I managed a visit to Bristol to photograph the new Physical Making Hub at University of West England for Austin Smith:Lord. A near deserted campus as almost all teaching is being done online at universities in the current pandemic. The client was keen to show the 'clutter' of the creative spaces to convey that the space was occupied.
After a period of lockdown, it's been good to get back to shooting on location again while working out new ways of working safely in the midst of a global pandemic. This shoot for Darnton B3 architects of the Llys Cadwyn redevelopment in Pontypridd, a mixed-use scheme comprising of offices, community facilities and cafe restaurant space. It's a major element in the regeneration of Pontypridd's town centre at a site that had been derelict for many years.
A visit to Southampton on a crisp winter morning to photography God's House Tower for Purcell. God's House Tower is a new public arts and heritage venue used by the local community in Southampton. The Grade 1 listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument has had a contemporary extension added, creating capacious exhibition space and accessible visitor facilities.
A long trip down to the Sussex coast this month to photograph the opening of Bistrot Pierre's stunning new beachside restaurant in Eastbourne. A fabulous restaurant in a fabulous location. Highly recommended!!
A second visit to Kresen Kurnow in Redruth, Cornwall for Purcell UK, this time to photograph it after the internal exhibition fit-out had been completed and to cover externals that weren’t able to be captured on the first visit.
A recently completed whole house renovation by Motivo who I’ve photographed a number of projects for. Another lovely contemporary job by a great team.
I love photographing Yvonne from Chameleon Interiors’ work. Here Yvonne oversaw the complete reconstruction and refurbishment of this newly purchased Devon home. It spans three floors and to make the most of the coastal view the central floor has been remodelled to house the formal sitting room, study, dining room and open plan kitchen / family breakfast area. The results are truly stunning.
Lots of travelling at the moment, this time down to Redruth in Cornwall to photograph another piece of stunning conservation architecture by Purcell Architects. They have transformed a derelict brewery into an archive and local studies centre for Cornwall. Drawing together three Cornish archive and library organisations, the centre will house the largest collection in existence of information for studying Cornwall’s people, places, history and culture, dating from 1150.
A long day in Pembroke photographing this large school designed by Austin Smith Lord architects. Never a dull moment photographing in schools!
I had the pleasure of photographing this stunning property for Powell Dobson Architects in a beautiful location on the edge of the Loughor Estuary. The brief asked for the link between the exterior and interior to be showcased in particular. The property was shortlisted for a RICS award.
It’s been a delight to be working with Yvonne Jones at Chameleon Interiors again throughout this year. It’s always a pleasure visiting the beautifully appointed homes that she designs. These are a small selection from two recent projects.
A small section of images from some of the other shoots of new openings and refurbishments for Bistrot Pierre this year.
One of the most interesting restaurant shoots this year is this stunning conversion of an old church for Bistrot Pierre’s latest excellent restaurant.
Enjoyable day photographing this fantastically light and airy new school and enjoying the banter with the schoolchildren!
A return visit to fabulous The Grove hotel located just outside Narberth to photograph the refurbished reception, lounges, bar and restaurant. A stunning refurbishment!
I had the pleasure of returning to Gower College where I studied in my teenage years (many years ago!!) to photograph the new reception building at the college after a fire at the site in 2016. Totally unrecognisable from my time as a student there!
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.
This was an enjoyable commission once again for Purcell UK to document the latest stage of works in the refurbishment of Clifton Cathedral, a fascinating piece of architecture produced in the 1970’s.
I had the pleasure of photographing the completed refurbishment of this well loved museum on the outskirts of Cardiff over the summer for Purcell UK Architects. The redevelopment of this Grade II listed museum building designed by Percy Thomas Partnership in 1975 is the latest stage of an extensive programme to transform the National Museum of Wales. The £30 million Making History project was awarded £11.5 million by the Heritage Lottery fund in 2012, Wales biggest ever HLF grant.
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.
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.