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.
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…
It’s the 22nd September and a bright a chilly morning for our group photo of no less than 150 graduates taking part in British American Tobacco’s Grad Academy training programme. And yes, (almost) everyone is looking at the camera !
A brief round of applause please for this ever-patient lady who has stood in for more lighting checks than I could even begin to remember….
Shooting these tiny data connectors in the studio last week was an interesting challenge….
Some beautiful pieces of leather luggage in the studio as part of an ongoing catalogue shoot.
We’ll finish these today then tomorrow we move on to electronics with high performance push-pull circular connectors and cable assemblies !
Recent shoot for a lighting controls client in the Dyson Building at Imperial College London.
The brief was to capture the application of their environmental lighting control system, in particular to illustrate the system’s ability to balance between daylight and artificial light levels in the public areas of the building. Careful light and colour temperature balancing was required throughout to ensure that the client ended up with exactly the images they needed for promotion in industry publications.
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 !
Just a small flavour of last week’s conference coverage at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, for Thomson Reuters Legal.
Presentations, break-out groups, networking and an evening awards dinner.
It was a long day, but made so much easier by working with a genuinely lovely bunch of people.