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: flower
Lovely little shoot at one of my favourite gardens, Bristol University Botanical Garden…. Prunus mume in full effect… at last! after weeks of cold, the air feels milder and there is some colour!
It’s freezing here in the office and I’ve got my long-johns on, but Ive just been editing pics from a recent autumnal shoot at Bristol University Botanic Gardens, and the warmth of the colours is helping keep the frost out of this room! Its going to be a while before we see these colours again in the gardens of England, but one of the joys of this job is reminding yourself what you did earlier in the year!
I have had the privilege in the last year of photographing at Powis Castle in Wales. I have been taking pictures through the seasons for the National Trust guidebook, and its been a joy revisiting the garden every few weeks… the structure of the garden shines through and the lovely planting ‘dresses’ up those terraces, borders and vistas. The actual castle is an imposing building, full of history, collections of antiquities, and a supposedly good collection of ghosts! The gardeners, led by David Swanton, do a great job, and as with all the N.T gardens, its always a picture (literally!)
All snowdrops are the same. Aren’t they? Flower and garden photography makes you look closely at the details, and these lovely little spring flowers are distinctive in their details… they may look like ‘little white flowers’, but look closely and the differences are evident. I shot these pictures at East Lambrook Gardens (former home of margery Fish, now owned by Mike Werkmeister), last spring… and I’m already looking forward to February when these plants will break through the frosty ground and pressage the oncoming spring… how poetic I am feeling this morning…
I was down in Cornwall last year to shoot a house but had a spare day beforehand. I asked Varfell Farm (home to the National Dahlia Collection) if I could spend a couple of hours in the Dahlia fields… wow, they really are the king of late summer flowers…many thanks to Varfell!
wonderful Hampton Court… somehow a refreshing splash when compared to Chelsea?
Yes, its true, using the form beneath, or the form in the right hand side ‘sidebar’ you can add your email address, and all my aimless and irrelevant musings can be sent by email to you! wow, I bet you can’t wait! have a go and let me know that it works! thanks. And in case thats a bit boring, here is a nice Peony from my garden…
Been at Chelsea all day and have come back with another huge selection of images that need to be edited… gardens that cought my eye were The Daily Telegraphs by Cleve West (best in show?), Diarmuid Gavin’s, The RNIB garden, The RBC New Wild Garden and the B and Q garden. The question on everyone’s lips has been ‘but is it really gardening’?… personally, I love my allotment and getting my hands dirty… it would be a bit annoying if you left your wheelbarrow a hundred foot up in the air !
Recently travelled up to glorious Staffordshire (??) to shoot a piece for Homes and Gardens… a spring garden with some ‘lovely cherry trees’ they said… well they weren’t far wrong… beautiful light, great garden, nice cuppa tea from the gardener and a traffic free journey (5am helps)… turned out nice… see you all at Chelsea Flower Show? it’s coming…