A wealth of inspiring textures

As someone who is always inspired by textures and materials, this assignment was a big inspiration. Commissioned by the design/fitout team to photograph the newly opened Havwoods showroom in Clerkenwell, I was amazed at the incredibly creative approach to displaying product, and in fact the whole hospitable concept – moons away from a traditional sales environment. […]

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Hand-crafted in the UK

I was recently working with Kingsbury Press, a UK firm that produces astonishingly creative and high quality print, and included in this commission was a tour through their works to document their skilled processes. What I was amazed to find was just how much of the manufacturing still depends on skilled human hands – not machines. […]

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An evening shoot in London

This assignment offered some interesting challenges, and definitely made a change from photographing residential interiors! Having already cancelled once due to heavy rain, I now had to make the best of light drizzle, gusts of wind, and inquisitive pedestrians to get some great dusk shots of this property marketing suite in time to hit a press […]

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Beautiful staircase view

This project was an immaculate total refurbishment and renovation of a London townhouse including structure and design, to create a stylish contemporary family residence. A masterpiece of contemporary design, it shows an exquisite attention to detail throughout and contains fantastic contrasts with the brushed brass hardware, tall white doors and polished concrete floors. One outstanding feature was the staircase, […]

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The growth of UK basements

I regularly marvel at the vast increase in floor space that a modern basement can add to a property, particularly in recent years in central London areas where space is at a premium.   This assignment was a prime example. An already spacious townhouse in a gated London street, with immaculately landscaped gardens, I realised as […]

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Creative use of backlit translucent stone

I’ve been impressed on recent shoots by the creative use of backlit translucent stone (I guess Onyx?) used on countertops, wall panels and even built in basin units, in high specification residential projects, and it is a typical example of the challenges of successful interiors photography to capture the variety of lighting effects that are […]

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Cool, calm lighting

For a photographer, it is the lighting that really makes a great photoshoot, and the same applies to interiors – the best of designs can be either enhanced or left looking mediocre by the light scheme.   All rooms need a variety of lighting: ambient or background lighting, task lighting for close-up work or accent lighting […]

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Lambo orange staircase

At this assignment I was tasked with capturing an incredible feat of design, engineering, manufacturing and installation – and a staircase like I’ve never seen before. For the office fit-out at a prestigious private equity company headquarters in Besthesda, Maryland USA, specialist custom metalwork manufacturers Accent Architectural worked with a well-known global architect to successfully design and fabricate this complete […]

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Adding personality to hospitality

I liked this. It is one small example of the many creative ways skilled designers inject little bits of personality and humour into their interior projects.   In this luxury boutique hotel in the Cotswolds, the careful thought processes extended even to the bespoke signage – and how much more interesting is this than the average ‘Staff […]

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