Fly fishing - a whole new world!

I’ve spent a number of days in the past few weeks photographing fishing flies. It’s a subject I know little about but I’ve been amazed at how many different flies are available and how intricate they are! Technically it was challenging as we had to devise a system for photographing over 2000 flies as quickly as possible without compromising quality - not easy when you see how small some of the flies actually are! Here’s a couple of images from the shoot:


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Interesting locations!

I’ve been shooting in some ‘interesting’ locations the past couple of weeks. Two that spring to mind are a pub toilet and a bleak mountain railway, both shoots for theatre productions. Here’s an on-set shot and a couple of images from the shoots:



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Studio on location!

Well it’s been a while since my last blog entry. It’s been a busy year and the blog entries sort of fell by the wayside unfortunately. I’ve had quite a few interesting shoots recently one being a request to do a large studio shoot but...on location! The subject was airline seating but due to logistical issues, the seats were only available to be shot on 1 day and it had to be in their factory. Here’s a shot from the set:


And here’s one of the images from the shoot:


National Theatre Wales Year 2 Launch

Here’s some pics from the set of the recent shoot I did for NTW’s Year 2 launch art directed by the talented guys from Elfen:

And here’s the final campaign image:

More NTW Year 2 programme info on their website:

Food, glorious food!

I’ve had the pleasure of shooting some nice food recipes this month working with the wonderful food stylist, Alison Huw and Howel Food Consultancy. Here are a couple of my favourites from the shoot:

Capture Pilot

I had the first studio shoot this week where we introduced the new Capture Pilot app for iPad and iPhone into the shoot workflow. Basically it’s an app which automatically links to the image capture software we use and displays the images from the shoot as they are taken. Rather than all crowding round one screen to evaluate images, clients can view the images on the studio iPad or they can use their own iPad or iPhone. It was certainly a hit with my clients who experienced it this week! Here’s an image of the app in action on the iPad:

Ghost mannequin shoot

I had an interesting technical challenge earlier this month when I was asked to shoot a new clothing range for the WRU and the request was for an invisible mannequin. Here’s a couple of the images and one of the ads they were shot for:

In the studio a lot this month

Well I seem to have been shooting in the studio quite a bit this month though that’s probably not a bad thing for January in Wales! Here’s an image from a shoot for a local wine merchant:

And here’s one of me (precariously!) setting up a shot for a local design agency’s portfolio:


I spent the run up to Christmas photographing hotel interiors for a hotel group with a number of hotels in the South Wales area. Here’s a small selection of images from those shoots:

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