Rio Architects

Continuing the commission for Rio Architects website relaunch, more projects in Leeds, Loughborough, Cardiff and Neath. Their recently launched website can be viewed here.


Health Education and Improvement Wales

I've shot a number of these 'split screen' images this year for HEIW as part of their ongoing TrainWorkLive campaign. Following on from the original concept devised by Golley Slater, the current campaign is now being run by Jamjar.

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Rio Architects - office imagery

Part of an ongoing larger commission for the re-launch of their website, I've spent a number of enjoyable days recently at Rio Architects offices photographing 'behind the scenes' and staff members portraits with a view to capturing the personality and vibe of the people and office environment.



A beautiful drive up to Dolgellau in North Wales to photograph the first phase of the renovation of this stunning hotel as well as some of the incredible food by head chef Thomas Hine. Now part of the Seren Collection, the hotel will be refurbished throughout in stages.


Cefn Saeson School

A trip to Neath this month to photograph this large secondary school for Powell Dobson Architects.


Clifton Chaplaincy

A couple of trips to Bristol to photograph this project for DHV Architects who have recently completed this major project to repair, upgrade and extend Clifton Catholic Diocese's chaplaincy and support accommodation at the University of Bristol on Queens Road.


Bridgend College

I spent a number of days over the past few months photographing various subjects offered by Bridgend College over multiple campuses for their new website launch. Busy days but a rewarding shoot seeing the number of talented young people coming through this college.


Time lapse photography

I've been asked to shoot a number of time lapse sequences this year for a few projects. Here are a few of my favourites.
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South Wales Police training centre

A couple of trips over the past couple of weeks to photograph this stunning training centre designed by Powell Dobson Architects.


The Grove Hotel and Fernery Restaurant

A couple of trips to beautiful Pembrokeshire this month to photograph the latest refurbishments at The Grove and to produce some bespoke imagery for Fernery restaurant's new website.


Mulberry Park, Bath

A trip to Bath on a beautifully crisp spring day to photograph the Mulberry Park development for Powell Dobson Architects.


Chameleon Interiors

I enjoyed photographing a couple of stunning projects for interior designer Yvonne Jones at Chameleon Interiors this month. Always a pleasure to photograph her work.


Dog's Trust, Cardiff

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.


Grand Country House

A visit to a stunning property near Cardiff to photograph the beautiful interior design work of Yvonne Jones of Chameleon Interiors.


Jonathan Phillips Ceramics

It was an absolute pleasure photographing the latest works by ceramicist Jonathan Phillips. I love the sense of calm in these images.


Transport for Wales offices

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.


Nerys Howel: Welsh Food By Season

An exciting delivery today as I received some copies of the recipe book I worked on with food stylist Nerys Howel earlier this. The photography for this was interrupted by the first Covid 19 lockdown but was a welcome distraction during some tricky months as we returned to work. The book was designed and produced by Welsh publisher Y Lolfa.

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Welsh Government Covid 19 campaign

Not a shoot I'd ever imagined I would photograph, these images were for Welsh Government campaigns relating to public health information due to the Covid 19 global pandemic.


Bistrot Pierre, Eastbourne

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!!


King's Bruton School

Autumn is well on it’s way and this shoot at one of England’s oldest schools took advantage of a particularly beautiful autumnal morning. Commissioned by Levitt Bernstein Architects, the shoot focused on the exteriors of the new music school building, designed to provide modern, state of the art music facilities for the school but also to blend in with the other school buildings some dating back to the 16th century.


Complete house renovation

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.

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Devon Country House

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.

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Seren Collection

Another trip down to beautiful Pembrokeshire on a particularly sunny day to primarily photograph new executive chef Douglas Balish at The Grove near Narberth and some of his incredible food. The day also included some general location shots and the team at The Grove plus a quick trip to Saundersfoot to photograph Thomas Hine at Coast.

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Chameleon Interiors

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.


Bistrot Pierre

A small section of images from some of the other shoots of new openings and refurbishments for Bistrot Pierre this year.


Bistrot Pierre, Preston

One of the most interesting restaurant shoots this year is this stunning conversion of an old church for Bistrot Pierre’s latest excellent restaurant.


Eastern High School, Cardiff

Enjoyable day photographing this fantastically light and airy new school and enjoying the banter with the schoolchildren!



Effective and bold use of cladding at the Tiny Rebel Brewing Company near Newport for a worldwide cladding manufacturer.


The Grove of Narberth

A return visit to fabulous The Grove hotel located just outside Narberth to photograph the refurbished reception, lounges, bar and restaurant. A stunning refurbishment!


Christ College Brecon

An enjoyable few days with glorious weather at the fabulously located Christ College in Brecon photographing for their new prospectus and website. What a great place to study!


Gower College

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!


Swansea University

I had the pleasure of 3 days late in 2017 working with some very willing students at Swansea University’s two campuses photographing a range of imagery for their new prospectus and upcoming campaigns. The weather was a bit chilly and changeable but Swansea Bay as a location never disappoints.


Coleg Y Cymoedd

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.


Chameleon Interiors

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.


Bistrot Pierre

Bistrot Pierre have continued to expand their business over the summer with the opening of stunning new restaurants in the Mumbles area of Swansea, Kidderminster and Middlesborough. It’s been enjoyable working with their marketing team at each of the new bistrot’s (and also sampling some more of their menu!).


The Grove - Spring

In addition to their guest chef evening, I’ve also been at The Grove during the spring season to cover the extensive gardens in their spring glory and also the new food menu developed by executive chef Allister Barsby. It’s no wonder The Grove was voted Welsh Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide for 2016.


The Grove - Guest Chef Evening

I had a great day/evening at The Grove in March photographing their latest Guest Chef Evening with the renowned Michael Wignall and his team from Gidleigh Park. Truly incredible food was enjoyed by a full dining room of guests who seemed to be having a great time!


Bistrot Pierre

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!!


Public Health Wales offices, Cardiff

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.


Compton Verney, Warwickshire

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.


Ysgol Bro Dinefwr

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.


The Grove, Narberth

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.

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Bistrot Pierre, Birmingham

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.

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Healthwise Wales

The Healthwise Wales website for a new Welsh Government health survey went live last week ( The images I took in January this year mirror the accompanying TV commercial and incorporate CGI ‘bubbles’. A particular challenge on set was trying to visualise how the final imagery would appear with the ‘bubbles’ added and how the bubbles would actually ‘sit’ in the images. An interesting technical challenge and a satisfying blend of actual photography and CGI imagery:

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bigHead Fasteners

The new website for bigHead launched last week with the new photography I shot late last year in conjunction with Clout Branding. bigHead help designers and engineers to fasten materials across a wide range of industries. From super-cars and luxury yachts to infrastructure projects and public utilities. Wherever you see a complex fastening challenge, you’ll find a bigHead hard at work. The concept images I shot are designed to illustrate specific case studies where bigHead have provided a solution to engineering challenges in differing sectors of industry.


Cardigan Castle

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.


Brockhampton Court

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.


Cosi Tabellini - location shoots

Location photography for blog and lookbook content for the high quality Italian pewter retailer Cosi Tabellini. One of the locations for this shoot was the stunning The Welsh House in Pembrokeshire.


Cosi Tabellini - website banners

Studio photography for an extensive UK website update for the high quality Italian pewter retailer Cosi Tabellini.


Le Bistrot Pierre, Bath

Photography commission for the opening of Le Bistrot Pierre’s 13th establishment located on George Street in the centre of the world heritage city of Bath.


Ysgol Ffwrnes

Commission by the architects to photograph Ysgol Ffwrnes, a new BREEAM Outstanding 472 pupil combined Nursery and Primary Welsh medium School in the Furnace area of Llanelli.

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