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: devon
I have been photographing the brilliant restaurant and spa interiors designed by Kendall Kingscott for the newly-built Gara Rock development right down on the tip of South Devon… a lovely area with a fantastic secret (ish) beach and a cliff top location to die for! We have fond memories of the old hotel with its wood-panelled bar which hinted at a more glamorous past and where we used to stop for a quick pint after traipsing up the hill from the beach – a perfect spot to catch your breath and take in the fabulous views and sunsets.
The team from the nearby Millbrook Inn at South Pool have taken over the restaurant, and the food is, by all accounts, great. The interiors are industrial/contemporary with lots of barn wood being used to clad the walls. Much of the furniture was designed and built in the area and there’s a real emphasis on keeping everything ‘local, honest and sustainable’. Sleek tables and sky blue chairs with funky retro lights above lend the place a clean, airy and distinctly modern feel. Very refreshing when one may have expected to find New England style cladding and overdone ‘nautical accessories’ – this place is much cooler than that!…and if you’re in the area, you can always visit the fabulous Pigs Nose Inn at East Prawle!
A perfect day for the ‘President’s Match’ at East Prawle; there was sun, there were fours galore and there was a barbeque… everything seems well with the world when watching village cricket from the boundary…
“Personally, I have always looked upon cricket as organised loafing”. (William Temple)
Quintessential English scenes at the East Prawle Jubilee Fair on Monday – even the sun had his hat on. Old-fashioned swing boats, hit-the-rat, soak-the-rogue, mounds of gorgeous homemade cakes, a tombola and, one of the highlights, a very well attended dog show. See picture of Zippy (that’s the owner) below and his elderly alsatian who romped (limped) home with second prize in the veterans’ class.
Its a beautiful time of year down at this garden on the south coast of Devon. I normally think of it as a late summer ‘spectacular’, but its good at any time. These were photographed early morning in April… a beautiful garden overlooking Salcombe estuary… all the ingredients to make for a good days garden photography!
Hotel Owners!! ..It may be cold out there, but with the fires blazing inside and an atmospheric dusting of frost without there isn’t a better time to warm up your marketing with some winter Hotel Photography… I have just returned from Boringdon Hall Hotel, a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house in South Devon where we shot some of the new rooms and the Great Hall.
The manor was first mentioned in the Domesday book and is a fascinating mix of period details and rather more modern comforts. The images we shot included interiors, food, exteriors and some cosy details, like the fireside below, photographed in the Great Hall…
having a morning-in editing the stock photography images… this lot to go to Getty and GapPhotos… Looking forward to spring already!
Wintery days can be difficult for a photographer… after days in the office, I’ll try and escape to the allotment, and its amazing what beauty you can find if you’re desperate!
Wintery branches make a great frame for this shot of the London Eye… my little G11 Canon is a constant companion… RAW images, zoom lens, solid construction… thats all you need for a snappy camera..
Which way??! I toned this images with a bit of blue…seems to suit the cold weather … ever seen the work of James Ravilious? fabulous photographer who spent a lifetime documenting the Devon communities who lived near him in North Devon… this shot reminds me of his wonderful landscapes..
Did an interior photography shoot yesterday for the National Trust at Coleton Fishacre… a beautiful ‘Holiday Home’ for the D’Oyly Carte family. Built in the Jazz Age of the 1920′s, it has a great garden with semi tropical planting and a valley that runs all the way to the sea. In fact, the National Trust bought the short stretch of coastline that came with the garden, and got the house with it! Its an arts and craft type building with great views and big rooms…. nice and spacious for interior photography…. only trouble was, it was possibly the darkest day I have ever had to shoot in, so the lighting and styling was very tricky…Anyway, here’s a detail from a painting in the library at Coleton Fishacre… thats a huge Crow!
Let’s hope that Johnny Depp’s current visits to Great Mattiscombe beach in Devon won’t spoil this gorgeous bit of sand at the end of the world. He’s there filming ‘Dark Shadows’ with Tim Burton at the moment, and the area is buzzing with paparazzi and film fans trying to spot the film star. (I actually got called by a news agency yesterday, asking me to go and do some paparzzi shots of him on the beach….) AS IF! anyway, its a lovely beach, very quiet and remote, and it’s great for a bit of late afternoon sun…
Wow. It’s all I can say. Rosemoor in North Devon is a favourite garden for me anyway, but I have been shooting it now for a year for the R.H.S and this last visit was to tie up loose ends and get some late summer shots… the hot garden was putting on an unforgettable show… Kniphofia, Heleniums, Crocosmias and Asters, all the warmth that late summer can summon. It really took my breath away and made me realise how much I love photographing in the garden…