More often than not the most fascinating and interesting subject matter is right on your doorstep. Hertfordshire has a famous history of engineering, innovation, design and the arts; from biochemistry, computing (the manufacturing of Alan Turings "Bombe"), aircraft manufacturing from the outset of WWII, biochemistry research & manufacturing, major film studios, Henry Moore to name a few examples. The manufacturing of aircraft led to a rise in steel and metal fabrication which still thrives across the county.
I shot this series two miles from my studio spending time shooting both formal portraits and observational photography.
My first double page spread plus photography of the month in the July edition of Hertfordshire Life. Covering this years "Ashwell At Home" 2017 marked the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Ashwell Village and meant that this year's Ashwell at Home event on the 14th May was a particularly special celebration of this beautiful Hertfordshire village. A quintessential British event that just has to be photographed!
The wonderful folk at Ogilvy are just around the corner from the Borough Market who like so many of us were shocked to the core by recent atrocities that took place on London Bridge, the market and surrounding streets.
Asked if I could help by a friend and senior creative from Ogilvy I shot a series of simple shallow focus shots capturing people out and about in the market shortly after it reopened. Launching today the shots are now running as posters and on social media supporting the market and its customers.
If your passing through London Bridge or fancy a great few hours exploring this ancient part of London/Southwark then try and take a short break to soak in the delicious fare that is always on offer at the market. Stunning food, fruit, vegetables, gifts galore, wine, beer, bread and loads, loads more all from true artisans who really do care!
Delighted to have two photographs shortlisted for this years Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition. "Run, Run, Run and Subs Bench" are the two shortlisted. Now through to the final judging of prints to see who are the lucky exhibitors!
I have just started shooting a series of working environmental portraits that is going to be a long term on going project documenting British workers post Brexit. Here is the first, "Nick, Steel Fabricator, Hertfordshire". I will post a new area on the website once I have ten shot.
Great to see these shots now out and about for Bayers pet division pushing the previous campaign having a tongue in cheek pop at fashion.
New personal work uploaded into the Land Sea and Air section of my portfolios. This work reflects life as I travel capturing moments in peoples life at work, rest and play.
More awards for the recent Bayer photography; Canada's Applied Arts Awards advertising series category.
The campaign pastiches fashion photography with work being shot both in the studio and on location in the UK.
Sharing work, both personal and commissioned, in celebration of International Womans Day.
Hooray! Six new print books complete and ready to go out the door. The culmination of shooting for the past eighteen months and turning the print work around to over 90% personal, non commissioned work. It has been a fantastic time and my passion and love of photography is stronger than ever; it is so liberating to be immersed in personal projects for both stills and motion so now it is time to share with art buyers, art directors, creative directors and more. Maybe even agents!
In the meantime a whole load of marketing to be done kicking off with an email launch today and onwards with the continuing personal work. Awards being picked up already from the new work, cannot say anymore just yet.
I am back out shooting the "Winter Guns" over two farms in frozen Cambridgeshire. This is their last shoot of the season and my third outing with these men. Leaden skies and snows flurries were are blowing horizontally for much of the day and a great contrast to the last shoot in full blown low winter sun. I will get some of the new work from this shoot up on the site and in the folios laster in the year.
I have started to document Letchworth Town Brass Band. My son has been playing the trumpet for the past six years and was invited to join the band in the summer so having watched him play at many school concerts I though it was time I spent some time with the town band.
"Hairs on the back of your neck" listening to the band rehearse for up coming summer concerts and a few competitions along the way so I will see if I can join them for some of their exploits.
So off and running with all the new work and thrilled to have won 1st place in this years International Photography Awards. A series of fashion pastiche shots for Bayer's animal welfare division shot on location and in the studio here in the UK . The IPA is a fantastic organisation and supports a wealth of photography projects around the world.
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Welcome! So thrilled and excited to be launching a whole new swathe or work, both stills and motion. The photography and film has been shot over the past eighteen months with other projects still shooting, more in production and new projects planned in 2017.
Showing mainly personal, non commissioned work I am concentrating on personal photography and film that is the culmination of my narrative story telling looking at people in their environment whether it be at play, work, home etc.
So I hope you like the new work and new site which will evolve in the coming months and years as I shoot commissioned and non-commissioned film and photography.
A big thanks to Gary & Lizzie https://www.sparks-studio.com/ for the new site.