DIY SOS

Earlier this year we visited the house in Bromsgrove to photograph the Stiltz homelift installation. Until last night all our pictures were under BBC embargo, but now the programme has aired we can finally show them. 28 year old Karis was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby. She still lived with her mum Karen, who’s own health was deteriorating and was making caring for Karis almost impossible. Older sister Jo was desperate to give Karis a new home, but her house was wholly inaccessible as the doors and corridors were too narrow for a wheelchair and there was no easy access to upstairs. To avoid Karis having to go into a residential home Jo’s house had to be completely remodelled by Nick Knowles and the team. Needless to say Karis and her family were absolute joy to work with and it was a pleasure to see how the DIY SOS project – and in particular the Stiltz homelift – has changed the family’s life.

Sock it to me !

It’s November. The weather has been terrible and we have socks to photograph. I foolishly suggest the “socks on the line on a sunny day” shot would be a nice addition to my client’s website. She says yes. I then realise that am now totally dependent on the weather. But what’s this ? On the morning we’re ensconced in the studio the sun suddenly comes out ! We grab the products, some clothes pegs and a length of line and rush outside. We grab the shot and 20 mins later it starts pouring with rain again…

Busy, busy, busy !

A busy week. In Birmingham on Monday for corporate portraits, East Horsley on Tuesday for a big group photo which we then printed the same day,

Wednesday was an 8 hour catalogue shoot and today was along briefing meeting for another big catalogue shoot followed by editing the work from Wednesday.

PR shoot in Alton tomorrow then it’s a short weekend before it starts all over again !

National Apprentice Week 2019

Had the pleasure of meeting and photographing these amazing young apprentices last week as par of an ongoing programme for East Hants District Council’s Economic Development Team.

These young people are getting on-the-job training as estate agents, electronics engineers, paralegals and joiners. What a great way to kick-start a career !