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Merry Christmas to our video and photography clients and friends!

As another year comes to a close we would like to take this opportunity to wish our customers and friends, both photography and video, a very Merry Christmas and New Year. To celebrates Charlotte has produced a giant Christmas jumper portrait of the team! Our offices will be closed from noon on 23rd December until 4th January. If you do have an urgent need during the break please call us on 0115 981 8880 and leave a message. Please bear in mind however that the production team will be taking a well earned rest and we may not be able to respond…

The Photography God Lens. 35mm F2.

The circle is complete. For many years the technology has been driving photography,  digitisation has opened up new possibilities for photographers,  and we have seen the development of all sorts of new technologies and lenses that are supposed to make us better photographers. But we forget that actually photography is photography,  and no matter how complex we make it,  the basics never change. Years ago, I was an angry young man,   and I fell in love with that beautiful highway… Which brings me back to the 35mm F2.     The angry young man of my youth new that this…

25 years goes in a flash….

It’s hard to believe really.    November 9th is the 25 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall for me was the monolithic divide between the forces of good and evil.    I had spent my university career studying the politics of this world,  and never in my dreams had I imagined it would end. So,  as a fresh off the boat photographer in London,  I was gobsmacked watching the news to see my world change instantly, and I knew I had to witness this first hand. By the time I had flown across, and made my way down to Brandenburg…

We love it when our pictures are used well!

And this week we have seen two nice big websites for totally different types of clients go live! First there was B&J Parr,  a plastics recycling firm.   We were engaged to produce a big spread of images for both their website and for general library use.  This included stock product material,  arty process images, portraits  and of course some general site views. Dave visited them before the shoot to work up a shot list and receive art direction from the company’s creative agency Xposure Creative in Mansfield,  and then spent a day and a half on location with the…

James Martin photojournalism photography.

Vintage Inns and our friends at Grayling recently had us shoot some photojournalism style photography for their James Martin pie making master class at Aveqia in London.  As well as having a great fun day with the food god,   I also had lunch made and served by James himself.   It’s not often a celeb chef puts a dollop of mash on my plate! Here is a small selection of images from the day!      

On the stumps photojournalism with Nigel.

There is a nationally important by-election taking place in Notts right now… Not that you would notice from our local media’s conspicuous absence…. I spent a few days on assignment producing editorial photography for the Sunday Times last week ,  working with A. A. Gill and then on Saturday being dispatched on a watching brief… With half the cabinet expected,  plus Farage and co,  I turned up at a reasonable hour to ensure we didn’t get caught out… Good normal practice.   I was pretty surprised,  in fact gobsmacked,  to be the only  photographer who bothered to turn up,  until the afternoon…

I love portraits!

Really, I do!  Portraits are why I love photography. Getting out and meeting interesting people. I usually spend most of the session gassing on.   I like to think that getting to know someone, and having a common point of reference can help to get a better picture. Thats a good justification for staying out of the office a bit longer… Anyways… here are a few I have recently been asked to shoot.  There is a young lady who has started a charity,  Shot for the Sunday People (!),  a business man shot for the Daily Telegraph,  A rugby player…

A bit of photojournalism for Specsavers..

      I recently had the opportunity to shoot some photojournalism style photography for the launch of Specsavers “Healthcall” service. This is an excellent free service offered by the opticians to the community where they come out to the home and do eye tests and also supply new glasses. I was asked to go along and document this, in as unobtrusive a way as possible. Which is my favourite thing, truth be told. So all available light, and a chance to push the 5dmk3 to a high iso. Everything was shot in colour, but with this sort of thing I…

RIP Sue Townsend.

We were all sorry to hear this morning of the death of Leicester author Sue Townsend, at the age of 68. Sue of course was the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, and had been a regular subject of ours over the years. Most recently we had photographed her for the Sunday Times to mark the release of her book “The Woman who went to bed for a year”. Vivacous and welcoming, photographing her was always a good experience, and we have several autographed books of hers as a result! She lived a fairly modest existence in Leicester…

Doug and Dave’s secret 2013 favourites….

Photographs are fickle,  or at least our love of photographs is.   We come back from a job and have our instant favourites,  or the ones we know are best suited for the client.  A lot of the time however there is a picture which we love,  but isn’t actually published by the client, or that we have a particular affinity with for no apparent reason…..   For me this is often a gut reaction, and might come from the time I spent with the subject, the overcoming of problems on the job, or just because.  A lot of the time…