It was a very exciting couple of days both exhibiting at, and taking the official photographs for, Turn the Page Artists Book Fair 2018 which took place in Norwich at The Forum recently. The quality of the work from all of the book artists and their friendliness and readiness to interact with each other (and the photographer!) was great. Can’t wait to apply for next year’s event now.
I was recently extremely fortunate to be offered the opportunity to photograph a very old and very beautiful document in preparation for it’s exhibition in the United States at The Yale Center for British Art (yes, THAT Yale!). The document was the heraldic pedigree of the Paston family and it dates from the latter part of the 16th century. The Paston’s were at that time one of the most prominent families in East Anglia and some of Norfolk’s leading landowners. It was gloriously hand painted and lettered by Robert Cooke: a lot of the colours are still very vivid and some of the individual coats of arms and the elements within them are stunning. The icing on the cake is that a number of my photographs made it into the beautifully produced 589 page exhibition catalogue called The Paston Treasure which is now available for sale – you need a bit of a mortgage to buy a copy but I was very fortunately sent a complementary copy as a contributor (it’s here on Amazon if you’re really interested). In a few weeks, the exhibition will also be at Norwich Castle… Needless to say, very chuffed about the whole thing…
Lucky me! Some more burlesque performers at the studio for photographs… 🙂 I’ve photographed the lovely Yippee IKay before and this time she came with her friend and fellow performer Redd Peaches and we had a fabulous day of shooting. Professional, but fun and lovely, these ladies know how to make a good picture!
One of my favourite shoots. Everything to do with the people and nothing at all (honest!!) to do with the beer. Oh well, maybe just a little bit….
I was asked to do a range of product shots, in and out of the studio, together with some ‘at work’ shots and staff and team profile pictures. These were for their publicity and their new website – www.norfolkbrewhouse.co.uk.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself – they were a great team to work with…
It was a complete pleasure to photograph at First Focus recently as a commission from The Fakenham Beacon for publication in their June 2017 issue. First Focus does such a valuable job and is run with such dedication that it deserves all the exposure and plaudits it gets. Thank you to all the members of First Focus who allowed me to photograph then and to manager April Simnor for her enthusiastic support.
It was great to be asked to update the photos for Fakenham’s private hire, chauffeur and wedding service, Near and Far. I’d taken the original photos for Chris’s website and publicity material but now that Chris has updated his car, he needed some more. We used the same location and repeated a number of the previous shots as Chris had been so pleased with them. The car is magnificent!
I got to know lovely burlesque performer Yippee IKay a couple of years ago and I’m now pleased to say that she’s a friend as well as a wonderful talent! Yippee came to the studio recently for a shoot and we were lucky enough (with the weather) to do both some inside and outside shots of a couple of her routines, which she will be using for promotion and to send to castings. At the end of the shoot we had a little time left just to have some fun taking pictures with some of her fantastic clothing and props.