Mollie Makes Magazine
Nice coverage for Mollie Makes of Shevie Moyles work down in Cornwall...
17 04 13
Wow, its all gone mad now! off to Cornwall for a hotel shoot tomorrow, back to Bath for a hotel shoot on tuesday, then to East Sussex for two days shoots for magazines, then back to Bristol to prepare for four days in Italy... see you on the other side...
20 03 13
Ongoing work with Chateau Impney in Worcestershire see here... and many other jobs too.. Homes and Gardens shoot last week in Devon, and some rather smart new architectural clients based in London this coming week... watch this space!
17 01 13
Well, the year's turned and I'm mooching around in the office trying to reorganise/springclean and generally do nothing! It was a good year (2012) and you can read a review here... At the moment its snowing here in Bristol, so any excuse to discuss 'not snowing' weather would be gratefully received!
15 7 12
Well its 'here we go again' time!... off to Cornwall again shooting for 25BH magazine, then straight back and up the M4 to shoot for a day with Esti Barnes of 'Top Floor Rugs' in London on wednesday. Then another shoot for Route One in the next couple of weeks, and a final shoot for the wonderful National Trust at Powis Castle Gardens ... Blimey...
Tag Archives: autumn
Anyone whose visions of Tuscan countryside revolve solely around the undeniably romantic idea of hilltop villas with cypress lined driveways snaking up through the vines, poppies or sunflowers has probably not made it up north to the Garfagnana. The region proper starts about half an hour north of Lucca, its main centre being Castelnuovo di Garfagana with the Apennines and the Apuan Alps rising dramatically to either side and it’s absolutely worth a trip if you have a few days spare.
I’ve just got back from one of my frequent visits – a photographer’s treat to go in autumn when the chestnut and oak trees that blanket the hillsides are are starting to turn, the whiff of woodsmoke is everywhere while each morning, low, single clouds hang over the valley. I wish I was an expert in fungi as there were mushrooms everywhere – our friend Giovanna told me that her children are already experts having learnt from their grandfather but I ended up buying my porcini from a roadside stall. One highlight this time was visiting the tiny village of Sillico where a lovely man insisted we go and see his museum – a crazy mix of scenes from yesteryear complete with spooky models and a dazzling display of – alarm clocks! I should have taken some pics but really, you had to be there….
Sometimes, just sometimes its worth getting up at 6 on a sunday morning and driving nearly three hours… I’m shooting Powis Castle Garden in Powys for the National Trust (through the seasons) and its perfect right now to go and look at as an autumn garden. Great structure softened with wonderful trees and shrubs that are a burst of red and orange at the moment. The castle is built on a hill and the garden is a series of terraces that fall down to a formal garden at the bottom. There are apple trees, Acers and all sorts of tender plants that soften the walls, ballustrades and statues that throw shadows in the autumn light, and best of all are the fantastic hedges that are enormous… great, hulking, shaped yew and holly… all in all a paradise for the photographer!
My old chum Tim Owens at home with his pumpkins…not only a legend in the garden (!) but a legend in the world of sound for tele and film… ‘Outstanding in his field’ …
English autumns really are beautiful aren’t they??!! I went to Lacock Abbey again this morning for the National Trust. Arrived (and left) before anyone else was there, and the quiet calmness of the place is wonderful. It’s in a valley, so there was a fog issue (!), but as with most types of weather, it has its advantages for garden photography… water droplets, mistiness, atmosphere and a bit of the surreal… Desperate for a coffee, I left at 11.30 and the minute I drove out, the fog was gone and there was brilliant sunshine everywhere…. way too sunny to shoot in fact! so, here are two shots that sum up the morning…