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: travel
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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….
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.
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..
Evening walk with the family in Tuscany. An ancient Italian tradition, in one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. The evening sunlight and the dramatic location make travel photography delightfully easy…
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…
Blimey… cost me a few quid, but here’s a nice review… Mark Bolton Photography Hero | This Chateau Life http://bit.ly/kR5TVv
It was the night of the Royal Wedding (Will and Kate) and the lovely staff at Chateau Rigaud in South West France were preparing another feast for us… it’s often difficult to shoot a hotel at night (especially when the interior lights are on motion sensors!), combined with the fact that reasonable ISO settings on your camera call for no movement from the ‘models’!… this one turned out quite well, and shortly afterwards I enjoyed my first drink of the day (as you can tell, the rest of the guests had been celebrating the royal wedding all day!!)