Tommy Martin: Blog

  • The Fibre Company: Waves Collection

    Waves Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy MartinClient: The Fibre Co. Stylist/Makeup: Maggi Toner-Edgar Designers: Melanie Berg, Hiroko Payne & Helen Stewart Model: Rebecca Todhunter Photography: Tommy Martin Location: Lingholm Estate, Derwent Water, Cumbria When I’m out shooting landscape I’m entirely dependent on the weather and the light that it creates to get the good shots. This is fine, because organising a landscape shoot involves picking up my camera and walking. Some days I get lucky ... More...
  • The Fibre Company: Hikari Collection

    Hikari Collection, designed by Michiyo for The Fibre Company. Photo: Tommy MartinClient: The Fibre Co. Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Designer: michiyo あみもの作家 Model: Asahi Makeup: Jaye Adams Photography: Tommy Martin Location: Fell Garth, Cumbria What’s not to like about another day shooting on location in the beautiful Lake District with Fibre Co team..? This time we were shooting a very elegant collection from designer Michiyo, modelled by the very elegant Asahi, who I shot with at almost exactly this location, ... More...
  • On Location with The Shackleton Company

    The Shackleton Company AW17 Ullswater, Photography by Tommy MartinWhile it is better to busy than bored, it plays havoc with keeping my blog up to date… I was approached by The Shackleton Company all the way back in October to shoot some atmospheric location shots of their clothing range in the Lake District. They’re producing a fantastic range of gear, putting a modern spin ... More...
  • Casting: Female Models for Lake District Fashion/Lifestyle Shoot in March

    Casting: March 2017Casting time again: I have a paid commercial fashion shoot coming up in March and we’re looking for female models. We will be shooting very natural, countryside lifestyle images. Details: Location: Near Bassenthwaite, Cumbria Dates: 2 Days in the week beginning March 13th (exact days tbc) Requirements: Female models we’re looking at ALL age ranges from 20+, older models very welcome. Experience ... More...
  • The Fibre Company: ‘April In Paris’ Collection

    Fibre Co 'April in Paris' Collection, Photography by Tommy MartinClient: The Fibre Co. Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Designers: Emma Wright & Hanna Maciejewska Model: Jessica Watkins Makeup: Jaye Adams Photography: Tommy Martin Location: The Bowes Museum So, when a client tells you that they have a collection called ‘April in Paris’, it sounds like a promising start. Only the logistics dictated that it had to be shot in December. In the UK. It turns out that there is actually a ... More...
  • New Tommy Martin Photography Website

    Tommy Martin Photography: New WebsiteA new website has been on my Big List of Things To Do for quite a while now. There are always a few bits and pieces that need updating, but mostly there was one big glaring thing that has been completely missing since the closure of my gallery a couple of years ago: I haven’t ... More...
  • Grey Fox Feature Shoot

    British Outdoor Wear: A Photographic Celebration of a Great Heritage - Photography by Tommy Martin for Grey FoxLast month I was contacted by David Evans, of Grey Fox blog fame, to see if I was interested in a shooting a feature for Grey Fox on British heritage outdoor wear in the Lake District. Obviously, I did. The title of the feature is basically my job description… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • A Yarn Story: Inishmeane

    Inishmeane Arran sweater designed by Rachel Brown. Location fashion Photography in the UK Lake District by Tommy MartinClient: A Yarn Story/The Fibre Co. Designer: Rachel Brown Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Models: Paul Cullen & Cassie Photography: Tommy Martin A part of our day shooting for Fibre Co.’s new Innisfree Collection we included some shots with the fantastic Inishmeane Arran sweater, made using Fibre Co. Arranmore Yarn, commissioned by A Yarn Story and designed by Rachel Brown (who also ... More...
  • The Fibre Company: Innisfree Collection

    Innisfree Collection of designer Arran knitwear by The Fibre Company. Location fashion Photography in the UK Lake District by Tommy MartinClient: The Fibre Co. Pattern Designer & Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Model: Jessica Watkins Makeup: Jaye Adams Photography: Tommy Martin I just love shooting for The Fibre Company. It’s not very often that you get to work with such a great team, or a client who provides me with briefs that are remarkably similar to the type of thing I write ... More...
  • Casting: Outdoorsy Male Model for Oct 12th (beards welcome)

    I’m shooting for a new client next week and we’re looking for a male model. Or rather, we’re looking for a real male person to shoot with, modelling experience is absolutely not required. Or even encouraged. This is a real lifestyle shoot, catalogue posing is strictly prohibited. Ideally we’re looking for men 30-35 years old, ... More...
  • The Fibre Company: Zen Variations

    The Fibre Co: Zen Variations Collection by Renée Callahan. Location Fashion Photography by Tommy MartinClient: The Fibre Co. Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Designer: Renée Callahan Model: Stacey Mellin Photography: Tommy Martin We had originally planned a very different shoot for this collection. There was going to be beaches and sand and rocks and big moody skies. Turned out, there was also gale force winds and horizontal rain. Wanting to maintain my reputation (Tommy Martin: “never ... More...
  • Muncaster Castle Test (Part One)

    Fashion Photography by Tommy MartinI’ve been working with stylist Maggi on a few commercial shoots recently. A while ago she mentioned that she had been loaned a stunning, genuine 1940s couture silk dress by Jean Dessès. Obviously, we had to shoot it. We had to organise a test. Maggi put together a bunch of other outfits (a few feature ... More...
  • The Improbable Forest, part 1

    The Improbable Forest (work in progress)The floods that hit Cumbria last winter left a number of bridges closed for several months, and a huge amount of roads temporarily closed as repair crews roam the county. The geography of the many rivers and lakes in this mountain range can make getting around quite interesting, and some of the detours very long. ... More...
  • The Fibre Company: Fell Garth Collection

    Location Fashion Photography for The Fibre Co by Tommy Martin The Fell Garth Collection: Client: The Fibre Co. / Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar / Wardrobe Collaboration: The Shepherdess / Designers: Emma Wright & Melanie Berg / Models: Deborah Ingram & Asahi Pollock / Photography by Tommy Martin I spend a lot of time honing what I do, making steady progress and getting steadily, slowly better. Every so ... More...
  • A Proper Mountain Day

    The Lake District, Cumbria. Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinA few shots from a fantastic day in the mountains that I managed to squeeze in just before the end of winter.   The shot of the day, for me at least, has to the panorama below. I’m shooting a lot of these at the moment and live in a state of near constant disappointment that they ... More...
  • Cinemascopic Skies

    I seem to be shooting a lot of big panoramic images at the moment. I’ve always been a big fan of the super-wide aspect ratio that cinematographers get to play with, and I love big wide prints… The downside is they really don’t work so well online. Still, you get the idea. This is the ... More...
  • The Fibre Company: Nordlandda Collection

    Location fashion shoot at Haweswater in The Lake District for The Fibre Co: Photography by Tommy MartinI’ve been dying to share some of these, the client has just given me the go ahead… These are from a shoot for The Fibre Company last month. Styled by Maggi Toner-Edgar, knitwear designed and made by Rachel Brown, modelled by the always wonderful Stacey Mellin. Additional wardrobe supplied by Cockermouth Country Clothing. ... More...
  • Autumnana

    Autumn beech trees in Cumbria: Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinSo, that about wraps it up for Autumn… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Archive Diving

    A calm autumn day on the River Lowther, Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinOne of the points I always cover on landscape workshops and talks is the importance of getting to know a place. These are new shots of one of the places that I always use as an example… This little gorge gets a few minutes of light, it’s only by revisiting it that you get to know ... More...
  • Unusually Monochrome

    Black and White Landscape photography by Tommy MartinI’ve always been a big fan of black and white photographs, particularly landscapes. But every time I work on monochrome images I seem to end up with the thought that while the black and white versions are great they’re lacking… Colour… And I go back to the beginning and end with colour versions. This time I’m going ... More...
  • New Landscape Work

    Cowraik Quarry, Penrith, Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinRecently quite a few people have asked me when I’m going to be showing some new landscape work. Family life and commercial work have made it pretty difficult to spend much time out on my landscape work this year (and it is such a time consuming process), but I’m slowly getting my life/landscape/work back into balance… These the first ... More...
  • A Girl’s Best Friend

    Best Friend: Photography by Tommy Martin Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Water Sprite

    Water Sprite: Photography by Tommy MartinI’m not entirely sure how to classify this one… Let’s just say it was another ad hoc adventure with the fabulous Kitty Quinzell and senior colouring-inner Jaye Adams. This was back in the summer, when it was slightly more sensible to put models in rivers… OK, it wasn’t exactly warm, but in the interests of being fair I ... More...
  • Happy Halloween..

    Emma's Ghost, photography by Tommy MartinEmma’s Ghost: I’m slowly catching up with the monumental editing backlog, these are from a spur of the moment shoot with Kitty Quinzell at Aira Force earlier this year… Makeup by Jaye Adams. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition Results

    Portals II, Commended image in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015, photo by Tommy MartinThe Landscape Photographer of Year competition results are announced today.. Congratulations to all the winners, there are some absolutely outstanding images this year and I can’t wait to see the book and the exhibition. This year was the first time I’ve entered and it turns out that the three of my images have been commended and ... More...
  • Being Three

    Being Three; a boy and his dog exploring, photography by Tommy MartinI’m sooo happy with these. From an ongoing personal project… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Casting for Couture Bridal Shoot

    Bridal Fashion shoot by Tommy Martin at Rampsbeck Hotel, UllswaterWe’re casting for a test/tfp shoot with some beautiful haute couture bridal gowns in Manchester next week… Looking for: Female models, UK dress size 6-10 Location: Manchester (Altrincham) Date: Wednesday 23rd September Unpaid TFP/Test shoot Please email your details and portfolio links to tommy@tommymartin.co.uk Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Bridal Couture on Location Part 3

    Models Tilly Tails & Seb Coombe Dresses by Karl Bowman, Suit by Edwin DeBoise (Steeds) Make Up by Jaye Adams, Hair by Tanya Tinkler (Salon Rouge) Photography and Retouching by Tommy Martin Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Bridal Couture on Location Part 2

    Bridal Couture by Karl Bowman, Bespoke tailored suit by Edwin DeBoise, Photography by Tommy MartinModels Tilly Tails & Seb Coombe Dresses by Karl Bowman, Suit by Edwin DeBoise (Steeds) Make Up by Jaye Adams, Hair by Tanya Tinkler (Salon Rouge) Photography and Retouching by Tommy Martin Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Bridal Couture on Location

    I think it’s safe to say I’m quite proud of these… more to follow… Models Tilly Tails & Seb Coombe Dresses by Karl Bowman, Suit by Edwin DeBoise (Steeds) Make Up by Jaye Adams, Hair by Tanya Tinkler (Salon Rouge) Photography and Retouching by Tommy Martin Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Diane Lawrenson

    Bronze figurative sculpture by Diane Lawrenson, photographed by Tommy MartinIt’s always good to do something different. And I’m always up for a challenge. Sculptor Diane Lawrenson approached me to photograph some of her outstanding work which definitely ticked the something different box. She wanted the life-size, dark bronze pieces shot on a black background, which ticked the challenge box. Shooting figurative sculpture falls somewhere ... More...
  • After Dark

    Emer at Ullswater, beauty shoot by Tommy MartinPart 2 of a quick test shot earlier this year with Emer. Makeup by chief colouring-inner Jaye Adams. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • In the Sun

    Emer at Ullswater, beauty shoot by Tommy MartinA quick test shot earlier this year with Emer. Makeup by chief colouring-inner Jaye Adams. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Staring at the Sea

    Toddler Playing on the Beach. Photography by Tommy MartinWhen you’re three years old (or a dog of pretty much any age) miles of open beach is pretty much the best thing in the entire universe. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Rampsbeck Experience Part 2 (now with added churches)

    Bridal Fashion shoot by Tommy Martin at Rampsbeck Hotel, UllswaterThe thing that keeps me going as a photographer is that despite the long hours, the frustration of endlessly chasing clients and the ever shrinking budgets, the buzz I get from making images like these is incomparable and irreplaceable. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Another Place, Another Panorama

    Rampsbeck Country House, Ullswater, Cumbria. Photo by Tommy MartinI was recently approached by the team from Watergate Bay hotel in Cornwall to take some shots for their new venture, called Another Place. Their latest acquisition, for what will eventually become a collection of unique hotels, is The Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, right on the shore of Ullswater. They needed PR shots of the ... More...
  • Camping & Caravanning Club ‘Taken Care Of’ Campaign

    It’s a funny feeling, stopping at a motorway services and doing a double take as you pass a poster of one of your images. I’d put these in safe place, waiting until the client started using them. I’d kind of forgotten about these until I saw the poster. I was asked to shoot some camping lifestyle ... More...
  • A Quick Test

    Jo Chatterley, photo by Tommy MartinA occasional series of random images from the editing backlog #327, Jo Chatterley… I saw Jo’s modelling portfolio a while ago and thought should could be really good for a couple of projects. She happens to live at exactly the opposite of the country, which isn’t terribly convenient. Happily she was passing through the Lake District ... More...
  • The Rampsbeck Experience

    Bridal Fashion shoot by Tommy Martin at Rampsbeck Hotel, UllswaterA select few from a fantastic day shooting fictional weddings with the team at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman at Lowther Castle Part 2

    Karl Bowman's Fall 2015 collection shot on location at Lowther Castle. Photography by Tommy MartinThe continuing story of a day on location the Karl Bowman Fall 2015 collection at Lowther Castle… (Part 1 here…) Photographer: Tommy Martin Assistant: Katie Johnston Designer: Karl Bowman Makeup Artist: Jaye Adams Hair Stylist: Lisa Ivinson Models: Franki and Helen Holt from Nemesis Jess from La Moda Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman at Lowther Castle Part 1

    Karl Bowman's Fall 2015 collection shot on location at Lowther Castle. Photography by Tommy MartinWe decided to take the Karl Bowman Fall 2015 collection for an outing. After talking about, and ruling out, a whole bunch of potential locations we found ourselves at the beautiful Lowther Castle because, well, it’s a castle… A great day’s shoot with an absolutely fantastic team. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow… Photographer: Tommy Martin Assistant: Katie Johnston Designer: ... More...
  • Casting Call: Bridal Fashion/Beauty Test

    I’m shooting a test with Makeup Artist Jaye Adams on Wednesday 11th March. We’ve got use of a stunning hotel on Ullswater and a great collection of wedding dresses and suits. We’re looking male and female models, ideally real-world couples. If you’re interested please send your details to tommy@tommymartin.co.uk This is an unpaid test/tfp job that is ... More...
  • True Mountain Fell Runners

    True Mountain, fell running photo shoot. Photos ©Tommy MartinA mini-shoot, fell running with True Mountain, on Scout Scar near Kendal… Models for the day were Lauren Munro-Bennett and Russell Garth. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman Lookbook Fall 2015

    Karl Bowman Lookbook Fall 2105, Photography by Tommy Martin Exciting times… Karl Bowman’s new ready-to-wear collection has just premiered at a pre-London Fashion Week runway show on Kings Road. The lookbook brief called for mannequin-straight shots in matching front/back pairs, with all the emphasis on the cut and finish of the clothes, rather that the model and the poses. It was shot and edited ... More...
  • Getting Some Air

    Ultra-distance runner Stuart Air, photo by Tommy Martin I had the pleasure of spending a day shooting some pictures for rapidly upcoming (and Scott Sports-sponsored) ultra-distance runner Stuart Air last week. I say “pleasure,” Stu is really nice guy but damn he moves fast. And he doesn’t stop. I still ache, and expect to for some time. The weather was pretty good, albeit ... More...
  • Passing Kayaks

    Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy MartinI was heading to Borrowdale last weekend, on a location recce for a commissioned shoot. When I stopped in Kettlewell carpark to look at some views of Derwent Water I got chatting to Adam, a kayaker (kayakist?) who was getting ready for a day on the water… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Another Day, Another Interview

    'Sliver' (River Lowther on the winter Solstice), Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinI did an email interview with photographer and writer Ramon B. Nuez for his site, The Eventual Pro Photographer a couple of weeks ago… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • David Williams-Ellis Portraits

    Figurative sculptor David Williams-Ellis at work in his studio in Lazonby, CumbriaEarlier this year I had the opportunity to shoot some portraits of celebrated figurative sculptor David Williams-Ellis. I jumped at the chance to visit his studio while he was working on pieces for his upcoming Elemental show. As well being an incredible sculptor, and all-round nice guy, David at work made a fascinating subject to photograph. His attention to detail is ... More...
  • Full Time Photographer Podcast Interview

    Josh Rossi interviewed me for the Full Time Photographer podcast a couple of weeks ago, which was nice of him. We talked about what it is that I do and specifically the very strange route that I took to here. The interview has just gone online: http://fulltimephotographer.com/210-tommy-martin-when-personal-clashes-with-business/ Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Casting for Camping Lifestyle Shoot

    I’m shooting for a client next Thursday 25th September and we’re short of two mature models. We’re specifically looking for couple in the late 50s to early 60s age range. It’s a paid job for a commercial client. We’ll be shooting at a campsite near Keswick, all day, Thursday 25th September. Please contact me directly if you’re ... More...
  • Winter Is Coming

    It’s not quite winter yet, but the outdoors industry is starting to shift in Autumn/Winter gear and Sprayway’s ‘Back to the Mountain’ campaign is getting underway as their new range hits the shelves. It always catches me out to see work that I shot almost a year ago coming out in this season’s marketing. Stranger still, ... More...
  • Shoreline: Karl Bowman Couture on Location, photographed by Tommy Martin

    Shoreline: Karl Bowman couture photographed by Tommy MartinSo, back to work with a bang… I am really excited about these shots. They are definitely going to become part of a much bigger series. Plans are afoot, plots are being hatched. There are more than 30 dresses in this new Karl Bowman collection, so I’m thinking that there’s a lot of scope. Combine ... More...
  • First Contact

    If things are a little quiet here on the photographic front, I can only offer this by way of explanation… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Casting for Karl Bowman’s new Lookbook

    I’m shooting a lookbook for Karl Bowman’s new collection on Sunday 13th July in Penrith. Karl is holding a casting on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July in Penrith, Cumbria. We’re looking for female models that fit the following: Minimum age: 18 Minimum hight: 5′ 7″ Size: Average UK 8 Hair: a natural colour No tattoos You can contact Karl directly on kb@karlbowman.co.uk Please ... More...
  • Sprayway SS15 Mountain & Hill

    The emphasis for the Mountain and Hill side of Sprayway’s gear is on real people with plenty experience of, and a genuine passion for, the mountains. We found Richard and Dawn through my contacts at Outward Bound Trust who fit the bill perfectly. Yes, that’s them in the Visit Wales ad. As ever we’re shooting out ... More...
  • Sprayway SS15 Trail and Lifewear

    Shooting for Sprayway’s Spring/Summer 2015 Trail, Versalite and Lifewear ranges with fantastic models Luke Stott and Sarah Faulkner. Shot on location around Ullswater in the Lake District, making believe that April in Cumbria is just like Spring and/or Summer.. (Next up: making April in Snowdonia look like Spring/Summer…) Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Survivor

    The fact that I already have a stack of unfinished and unpublished work, and that there is evidently a critical shortage of hours in each day, doesn’t seem to have any effect whatsoever on my need to go out and create new work… So last weekend regular co-conspirator Jaye Adams, along with model Antonina, with Katie ... More...
  • Time Travelling

    It’s been a busy couple of months and it seems like a very long time that I spent two days in Snowdonia, looking for locations to shoot for Sprayway’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. I haven’t been to Snowdonia for very long time. Kind of odd, going back to revisit somewhere to recce for shooting images that ... More...
  • #GhostStory

    Really, how often do you get the chance to shoot in a derelict Victorian asylum? Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Gorge Scramble with the Outward Bound Trust

    I covered another day of activities for the Outward Bound Trust over in Eskdale. The weather didn’t make for spectacular scenery kind of day. Or any scenery at all for much of the mountain walk, but on the way back down I was able to intercept another group of Outward Bound adventurers who had gone ... More...
  • Days Like These

    I taught a one-on-one landscape tuition day a couple of weeks ago, which turned out to be a great day on so many levels. It’s nice when a client already knows enough the of the technical bits that you can cut straight to the interesting stuff. And even better when discussing the interesting stuff feels ... More...
  • A Kind of Preview of “A Sort of Fairytale”

    I started a personal project back in November with model Kitty Quinzell and MUA Jaye Adams. It didn’t really start as a project. It started as a simple day’s test shoot. During the planning Kitty and Jaye started adding ideas and it started evolving into an altogether more Complicated Thing. With very short days and very ... More...
  • Casting Call for Lifestyle/Fashion Shoot

    I’m looking for one male and one female model for a paid fashion shoot in the Lake District. It’s a editorial/lifestyle type of shoot for a new commercial client. 30-40’s age range. A couple would be ideal. Local, NW-based would be great but not essential. Shoot days pencilled for 17th and 18th Feb. If you’re interested, please drop me an ... More...
  • Wonderful Machine

    I’m really very excited to announce that I am now represented by the US-based Wonderful Machine (www.wonderfulmachine.com)! It’s a real honour to be joining the fantastic roster of photographers that they have on their books. Thank you, Wonderful Machine. Edit: Unfortunately, as of January 2015, I’m no longer working with Wonderful Machine… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Moments of Inertia

    Last weekend I was planning to finish shooting an entirely different personal project that I’d started on a few weeks ago. The weather forecast got progressively worse as we got closer to the shoot date. The night before we took the entirely sensible decision to reschedule the shoot. With my gear all packed, a model ... More...
  • Making of… Sprayway AW14 Hill/Versalite

    With such terrible weather for the first day’s Lifewear shots in Keswick, we started back in town to try and find some better light to shoot some pick-ups for the Lifewear set. The forecast break in the weather wandered off somewhere over the Irish Sea and completely failed to reach Keswick. By the time the ... More...
  • Making of… Sprayway AW14 Lifeware

    Along with new faces for the mountain line-up, we wanted to have new models for the other ranges. I’ve worked with Debbie “Miss Cumbria” Ingram on entirely different shoots in the past and thought she would be great for these shoots and give us a very different look to previous seasons. As luck would have it, Debbie’s ... More...
  • Making of… Sprayway AW14 Mountain

    Going the Extra Mile (literally and figuratively) Exciting times on planet Sprayway. The brief for the Autumn/Winter shoot came in two parts, with the Hill, Trail and Urban ranges made up one part and whole separate brief for the Mountain gear. You can see a selection of my favourites from this shoot in all their full screen ... More...
  • Sprayway AW14 Mountain Selection

    Sprayway AW14: Back to the MountainI’ve been dying to share these shots for a few weeks now, but have been holding off until the official product launch.. These are just a few of my personal favourites from my shoot with Sprayway on Ben Nevis for the new AW14 Mountain range. Now I just need to decide which of these are going ... More...
  • New Portfolio Pages

    Today my online portfolio got a much needed an overhaul. Re-edited, re-designed, and powered by a very neat new engine. I have a love/hate relationship with editing my portfolio. It’s great to go through your collected work, but painful cutting it down to a sensible number of images. The time that I’m debating how many images ... More...
  • Lacy’s Cave

    A few snaps from a very brief recce for an upcoming shoot… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Ben Nevis Weekend

    Back from a great weekend in Fort William, shooting for Sprayway’s new AW14 mountain kit with Max Hunter and Lena Brune as our guides/models. We managed to stay about half a step ahead of the weather and had a really good (and really long) couple of days. I appreciated the chance to spend a day sitting ... More...
  • Sprayway AW14 Recce

    The end of last week involved a flying visit to Fort William with Sprayway in preparation for our Autumn/Winter 2014 mountain shoot. We were up there to meet our “models” (aka guides), Max and Lena, and to do a brief location recce around the Nevis range. We spent a fabulous afternoon on Aonach Mor, where ... More...
  • Camping with Sprayway 2013

    Last weekend we finally managed to get a couple tents pitched on what was quite possibly the last summer-like day we’re going to see this year… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Free-Range Kids: Sisters at Aira Force

    A Free-Range Kids portrait session at Aira Force (waterfalls not included)… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape, Iceland 2013 (the story so far…)

    In August I was lucky enough to visit Iceland. I spent two weeks traveling around the remote and utterly breath-taking West Fjords with my sister. I think it’s safe to say that this incredible country made a lasting impression on me… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2012 (work in progress)

    With the birth of my son, moving house, gallery and studio in 2012, my yearly new work show was never going to happen. This is a small selection from the backlog of images from last year that I’m working my way through. I’m sure there will be a few more added to this set… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Shooting for Bridge Bistro

    I had the pleasure of working with chef Paul McKinnon again last week, shooting his amazing food at the Bridge Bistro at Kirkby Thore Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Outward Bound Trust

    I spent a great day shooting for Outward Bound in Eskdale in June. A very long, but very productive day, covering three different groups climbing, canoeing and walking in and around Wasdale and Eskdale..   Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Making of… Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014

    It seems a tad premature, thinking about next years’ Spring/Summer season during such a cold and damp May, but deadlines are deadlines… We had a slightly shorter shoot than usual for this season, partly due to the fact the client  still hasn’t been able to use all of the images from that they loved from the ... More...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Lifewear

    A select few shots from Sprayway’s Spring/Summer 2014 shoot for their Lifewear range. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Hill & Trail

    A few shots from the Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Trail and Hill ranges. St Bees and Ullswater, Cumbria 2013. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Mountain

    A few personal favourites from the Sprayway Spring/Summer mountain range 2014 season shoot. Shot on location around Ullswater, The Lake District, 2013 Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
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  • Karl Bowman 2013: Catwalk Show

    A few shots from the runway show to unveil Karl Bowman’s fantastic new collection last weekend… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman 2013: Behind the Scenes

    Behind the scenes at Karl Bowman’s 2013 catwalk show last weekend… Amazing just how much goes into a bit of walking up and down. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman 2013: The Full Collection

    Last night was the runway show and official unveiling of Karl Bowman’s stunning new collection (more about the show itself very soon). I spent last Sunday in the studio with Karl, makeup artist Jaye Adams and models Debbie Ingram and Alex Pratt, shooting the entire collection. The beginning of last week was taken up editing ... More...
  • Karl Bowman 2013: work in progress

    Last weekend I got together with Karl Bowman to shoot his new collection. Simple job, that we’d been planning for a while; one day, with two models, to shoot all 40-ish new outfits. OK, long day… but no problem. Then 40 dresses grew to 50. Ish… And the week before the shoot it was 60. ... More...
  • Making of.. Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013

    This season followed on from previous shoots for Sprayway that I’ve written about here, setting out to create lifestyle images featuring next season’s range of clothes and equipment. The finished images get used right across Sprayway’s marketing materials. The big difference for this season addition of Sprayway’s new Marketing Manager, Thomas Coxon. The plan for this season ... More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013 Mountain

    A small sub-set of shots for Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Mountain collection. Shot on location in and around Haweswater, in the UK’s Lake District National Park in 2012. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013 Family

    A handful of my favourite shots for Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2013 kids’ range. Shot on location in the UK’s Lake District National Park in 2012. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013 Hill & Trail

    Some shots for Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Hill & Trail collections. Shot on location in and around Haweswater, in the UK’s Lake District National Park in 2012. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Christmas Wedding Portraits

    It was still raining as the guests left the church, so we shot some in the cover of the vestibule. As we arrived back at Leeming House we had a break in the weather that lasted just long enough to grab some shots down on the shore of Ullswater. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Ullswater Christmas Wedding

    Yes, it rained. No, it didn’t spoil a thing. After all, without the rain the Lake District would just be ‘The District’. This really was everything a Lake District Wedding should be… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Invisible Mannequin

    Invisible mannequin shots I’ve made for a couple of clients. Not the most exciting thing in the world to shoot, but strangely satisfying process… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Product

    An extremely eclectic group of products. The odds of finding this grouping under any other circumstance must be very, very close to zero… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Instruments

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  • Food

    Miscellaneous food shoots from the archive… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Rizzle Kicks

    Last November I had a chance to see a friend I haven’t seen in far too long. He happens to one half of Rizzle Kicks, who were passing through town on tour, so as well as catching up with Jordan, we got to see their fantastic show. It’s been a very long time since I last ... More...
  • Karl Bowman Studio Shoot 2012

    My second studio collaboration with couture designer Karl Bowman. More heavy use of green screen, this time around the composite backgrounds are all my landscape work. This series of images was created specifically to promote Karl’s 2012 collection and was published in a few places, including a feature in Carlisle Living magazine. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Conversations with Wabbit

    See, this is what happens when a photographer is left in charge of children. My son at 6 months old, with favourite toy Wabbit… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Cliburn Wedding

    If I had an unlimited budget, a small army of assistants and all the time in the world to stage a wedding shoot, I would have lit it like this… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Outward Bound Trust 2012

    A day in the life of the Outward Bound Trust’s training centre at Eskdale, in the heart of the Lake District mountains… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Askham Wedding

    Another wedding in the Cumbrian rain. It won’t be the last. The guests all took the advice to bring wellies seriously and great time was had by all. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Grizedale Handfasting

    A really different kind of a ceremony that involved an open meadow, in Cumbria, in June, and a bride arriving on horse back… what could possibly go wrong..? Nothing, as it turned out.. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Meeting Great Granddad

    My son, barely a month old, meeting his Great Grandfather, Howard for the first time. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Windermere Civil Ceremony

    I turned down a number of bookings for April 2012 as we were expecting a baby. I did book one shoot, two weeks after the due date should be safe enough… Right. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • New Life

    My son, aged 15 minutes. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman Catwalk Show 2012

    Shots from the runway, Karl’s 2012 fantastic show. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2011

    This is the body of prints that made up a New Work show, opening at my gallery in Askham in 2011. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2010

    I left the Village Bakery and moved into my own gallery space at Holly House Barn, in Askham in 2010. This is a range of new prints that I produced for my gallery opening. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2009

    A new work exhibition that opened at what had become a residency at the Village Bakery in 2009. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2005-2008

    A collection of landscape work shot in and around the Lake District. This work was exhibited at my first show at The Village Bakery Gallery in Melmerby, Cumbria which opened in 2008. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Making of… Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Location Shoots

    I do regular commissioned shoots for outdoor clothing manufacturer Sprayway. Most of what I do for them is pretty simple; we take some models, dressed in the waterproofs, fleeces and baselayers that they’ll be selling next year, we take them out into the Lake District and we shoot some pictures of them having some fun. ... More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Mountain

    Mountain Range: A selection of images shot for the mountain clothing range from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location on the central Fells of UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Family & Kids

    Family/Kids Trail Range: A selection of images shot for kids’ clothing range from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location in the Eastern side of the UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Hill & Trail

    Hill & Trail Range: Images shot for the Hill and Trail clothing ranges from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location in the Eastern side of the UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Lifewear

    Lifewear Range: Some of the images shot for the Lifewear clothing range from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location around Ullswater, in the UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Wigan John

    A portrait session for local musician John Wilde that got out of control when a scooter and a green screen became involved… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman Studio Shoot 2011

    My first collaboration with designer Karl Bowman, shot on green screen in my studio. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Karl Bowman Catwalk Show 2011

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  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2012

    A small set of images created for Sprayway’s Spring/Summer lineup for 2012. Many of these were originally shot as a test to show the client what I had in mind.. and ended up forming the backbone of the Spring/Summer catalogue… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...
  • Ice Climbing in Borrowdale

    My first experience ice climbing, and a great day out with two friends who went on to become regular models for my Sprayway shoots… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail More...

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