Cywain | Harvest

It was great to receive a copy of Nerys Howell's latest book Cywain | Harvest today which we worked on together earlier this year. Published by Y Lolfa, the book is a celebration of eating locally and seasonally, using fresher, better quality ingredients and more nutritious foods.


No Second Chances

This hard hitting campaign from Transport for Wales has recently been launched to warn of the dangers of trespassing on the newly electrified railway lines. Concept and campaign devised by Golley Slater.

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Klickfast product photography

Product and model shoot for Peter Jones ILG who make the Klickfast system widely used in industry and by the emergency services.


Recipe book

A few shoots this month photographing some mouthwatering recipes with food stylist Nerys Howel for a recipe book due to be released late in 2023.

Courgette and fennel salad_galleryDamson and elderport jam_galleryLeek and cheese tart_galleryWilted watercress with mechoui Welsh Lamb and harissa 2_galleryRhubarb and ginger cordial_galleryRhubarb traybake 2_gallerySmoked mackerel fishcakes_gallery

Food sustainability

An interesting and slightly different food shoot earlier this month, photographing recipes using food items that are often discarded such as carrot tops, potato skins and coffee grounds to promote food sustainability. Surprisingly tasty results! Food styling by Nerys Howel.

Carrot top pesto 1_galleryBeetroot leaves with garlic and chilli 1_galleryCinnamon nut breadcrumbs 2_galleryCrispy potato skins 1_gallerySea salted mocha brownies 1_galleryCandied citrus peel 2_gallery

Game recipes

Following on from some shoots last year, a shoot last month of more game recipes once again with the talented and very knowledgable food stylist Nerys Howel.

Pheasant chorizo and kale hash 1_galleryVenison and black bean chilli 1_galleryGame sausage and squash traybake prep_galleryVenison and cranberry burger with Perl Las 1_galleryGame sausage and squash traybake 3_galleryRoast mallard with spiced plums and orange prep 2_galleryVenison with spiced blackberry mead sauce 2_gallery

Welsh food & drink

A very enjoyable shoot last month aimed at showcasing Welsh food & drink, once again working with the talented and lovely food stylist Nerys Howel.

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Welsh lamb and beef recipe photography

Another shoot photographing delicious beef and lamb recipes this month. As with previous shoots, a stripped back style suitable for multiple media formats was used.

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Welsh lamb and beef recipe photography

More delicious beef and lamb recipes to photograph this month. Following on from previous shoots, a stripped back style suitable for multiple media formats was used.

Honey glazed half leg Welsh lamb with parsnips and pears 1_galleryWelsh lamb cutlets with flavoured butter 1_galleryPan fried Welsh Lamb broadbean beetroot feta salad 2_galleryWelsh Beef Barbacoa 1_galleryWelsh lamb chop hotpot 1_galleryWelsh Lamb Harira 1_gallery

Bilingual family cookbook

Lots more food in the studio this month as I photographed recipes for a new bilingual cookbook due to be released later in the year by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales. 'Cegin Ni/Our Kitchen' is a bilingual cookbook created to get kids in the kitchen and the whole family cooking delicious meals together.

Welsh lamb harissa burger_galleryCurried Welsh Lamb kebabs_galleryWelsh beef and vegetable chow mein 1_galleryCrispy Welsh lamb lettuce cups_galleryEasy Welsh beef curry_galleryflatbreads_gallery

Game recipes

A couple of very enjoyable shoots photographing game recipes with the talented and very knowledgable food stylist Nerys Howel.

partridge with cider prep 3_galleryfiggy pheasant 1_gallerypot roast pheasant 3_galleryMallard breast with caramelised apples and cider 1_gallerypot roast pheasant 5_galleryVenison steak with cranberry and port sauce prep 2_galleryVenison and wild mushroom casserole prep_galleryVenison steak with cranberry and port sauce prep_gallery

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.


Susan Phillips Sculpture

Another great studio session to photograph the latest work by Susan Phillips.


Welsh beef & lamb (cont.)

More delicious beef and lamb recipes to photograph this month. Again following on from previous styling, a stripped back style suitable for multiple media formats was used.

Harissa Welsh lamb rump tray bake_galleryWelsh lamb shank with rogan josh lentil and potato ragu_galleryWelsh beef brisket loaded fries_galleryWelsh beef madras curry_galleryWelsh lamb tagine 2_galleryCrispy chilli Welsh beef_galleryWelsh beef bourguignon_galleryWelsh lamb ramen_gallery

Welsh beef & lamb

It was great to be back working in the studio with food stylist Nerys Howel on a series of recipes promoting Welsh beef and lamb recipes. Following on from previous photography, a stripped back style suitable for multiple media formats was used.

Leg of Welsh lamb with coconut chilli and coriander_with sauce_galleryThai style Welsh lamb leg steaks with ginger and tomoato salad 2_galleryRib-eye of Welsh Beef with noodles and kecap manis_galleryWelsh lamb biryani 2_galleryWelsh Lamb Kebabs with pineapple, soy and chilli served with noodle and spring veg salad_galleryWelsh lamb superfood salad 2_galleryWelsh beef sterak au poivre_gallery

Susan Phillips Sculpture

Another great studio session to photograph the latest work by Susan Phillips.


Transport for Wales

Had some fun in the studio just before Christmas shooting these animated ads to promote TfW's new ticketing and tracker app. Agency: Golley Slater

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Jonathan Phillips Ceramics

I had the pleasure of photographing some of the latest work of ceramicist Jonathan Phillips this month. I've photographed the work of Jonathan's partner Susan previously so it was great to experience the contrast between their work.


Recipe photography

An enjoyable number of days in the studio photographing recipes showcasing Welsh produce and meat for a couple of different clients. Both of the briefs asked for a stripped back look with the use of natural background materials so we had some fun sourcing and creating a number of different backgrounds.

sticky welsh lamb riblets_gallerywelsh lamb pesto and feta pizza 1_gallerydenbigh plum and almond cake 3_gallerywelsh beef rendang_galleryslow cooked Welsh Beef with leek rarebit scone 2_gallerywelsh lamb ginger and spring onion stir fry_gallerywelsh pork katsu 1_gallerycawl_galleryrhubard and gingerbread 1_gallery

Beef & lamb recipes

It was great working with food stylist Nerys Howel again on these recipes promoting Welsh beef and lamb with a stripped back style suitable for multiple media formats.

Slow cooked beef with chestnuts 1 copy 2_galleryMoreish welsh beef shortribs in red wine and herbs_galleryAsian Welsh lamb stir fry 1_galleryCrunch welsh lamb lollipops 1_galleryRack of lamb with herby mustard crumb 2_galleryWelsh beef winter salad 1_gallery

Food recipes

I had a number of enjoyable days in the studio in December working with food stylist Nerys Howel on a number of recipes promoting Welsh produce. There’s a lot of incredible food being produced in Wales and it’s a joy to showcase some of it.



I spent an enjoyable day photographing these amazing cocktails in the studio over the summer for a bar menu. We did stay sober - honest!

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Cosi Tabellini - website banners

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

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