Today I was working in my home town of Bridgend. It was a PR shoot for BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations).
BAVO are an umbrella organisation set up to develop and promote voluntary and community action throughout the county borough.
I have worked for BAVO on a number of occasions, this time Carwyn Jones was opening their new volunteer centre on Queen Street in Bridgend.
Rather than posting one of the images I have taken, I was snapped while I was working, so here is my best side 🙂
Working last week in Ystrad, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Doing another shoot at a gym for Polyflor Ltd. Gyms seem to be getting more high tech which make them more interesting to photograph.
Not only are the machines very interesting, the days of plain floors and walls seems to be gone.
All for the better might I add.
Just finished shooting the last of a series of 3 shoots for Recofloor.
A trip out to Cardiff to do a set of images at 3D Flooring.
A great bunch of guys who were more than happy to help out during the shoot, great location too, plenty of interest to set up shots.
Sometimes I get an idea pop into my head for a shot. I’ll be honest, most of the time that’s where they will stay.
I don’t have a great deal of time to indulge myself as far as photography is concerned, normally too busy shooting for clients or relaxing.
As it was a stunning day today in Wales, I thought I better take advantage of the fact and headed the beach at Ogmore with my kit and my son.
The idea I had was a walking boot splashing in a rock pool as if worn by an invisible person. I thought this would sit great in my portfolio.
I have to admit the shoot went very well, my son did an excellent job of splashing my wife’s Hoggs of Fife walking boot into the pool and holding the laces.
I lit the shot with natural light, of which there as plenty and filled in with a silver reflector.
For those settings fans out there ISO100 F3.5 1/1250sec
Today sees me in Cardiff to photograph the Cooke & Arkwright offices on behalf of Office Image.
The is a real presence of brand when you walk through the doors, with the logo on frosted glass panels on the meeting rooms, also on a stunning slate feature wall behind the reception desk.
The glass walls make things very open and light, giving a lovely feeling of spaciousness.
Image IQ worked with some of the original features like the wood banisters on the stairs and combined them with modern design touches.
My latest job is for a local client from Porthcawl who produces custom poems for different occasions printed and mounted.
I set up a wall and floor corner in my studio to photograph the images to go on a website that needed a “homely” feel to them rather than just a plain white background.
I ave just completed a shoot at Fantasy Flooring in Bristol that use Recofloor.
Recofloor is a take-back scheme that collects and recycles waste vinyl flooring.
Office image in Cardiff asked me to photograph the new Trade Centre Wales car showroom in Aberdare, and recently upgraded Neath branch.
My brief was to capture features of the design of the showroom and offices. There were so many amazing touches from the marine fish tank in the waiting area, to the sleek looking offices, to the polished aluminium pillars in the entrance.
There were so many great looking features in the place it was a pleasure to photograph. I even got to photograph some lovely cars alongside the work that has been done to the workshops.
I have to say I was very impressed with the place and the work carried out by Office Image.
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The Grand hotel Swansea contacted us because they wanted images to promote their venue as a wedding location.
The function room was immaculately presented with candle holder, chair covers, flowers and table decorations, all the finery you’d expect at a great wedding.
I set about capturing various shots including single tables, full room and detail shots.
The images are being used on a variety of ways including the website pull up banners and the wedding brochure.
If you’d like to see two of my images that are being used in the brochure you can view a PDF version here CLICK FOR BROCHURE