Beer bottle photography

Beer bottle

A friend of mine from Basingstoke, Spencer of Spencer Phillips Photography kindly brought me some beer down when he came to visit. As a thank you I showed him how I would photograph the bottle.
I used a couple of different lighting techniques to light the bottle to show the stunning colour inside the bottle and bring the label to life.

The beer was made by Andwell Brewing Company, an award-winning brewery based in a former trout smoke house in the idyllic riverside hamlet of Andwell in Hampshire.

They are committed to using the finest ingredients and combine best floor-malted English Maris Otter barley with chalk aquifer-percolated water, rich in natural ions and goodness to create our Mash. Once in the kettle, we add carefully selected hop varieties chosen for their distinctive aroma and bittering qualities.

I think I got as much enjoyment out of shooting it as I did drinking it, a very tasty brew indeed.

BAVO awards

Lee Jukes Bridge FM bavo awards

I have had the pleasure of photographing the BAVO awards again this year.
BAVO’s Volunteer Achievement Awards are designed to recognise and honour
outstanding people and organisations that have made a significant contribution to our
community during the past year.

The awards were held at the Heronstone Hotel and compèred by Bridge FM DJ, Lee Jukes.

The event was very well attended with guests including Bridgend councillors, mayors and AM Huw Irranca-Davies sporting his Movember growth.

Everyone that attended the awards were entertained by the Tenovus Cancer Care choir, who deservedly received rapturous from every person in the room.

For further details about volunteering, call 01656 810400 or visit the Wales Volunteer Website,


Y Gegin

Y gegin

Working in Cardiff today at the University Hospital of Wales today to photograph the new “Y Gegin” restaurant.

The restaurant had a very modern feel to it with different areas defined by flooring by Polyflor and different furniture.

The whole place whole place had a very clean, modern feel to it.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to sample the food which looked and smelled very inviting.


Restaurant seating

Restaurant seating

Laura Ashley Kitchens

laura ashley kitchen

Yesterday I was working for a local business based on Brackla Industrial Estate in Bridgend.

Hiddlestone & Son Ltd. have recently had a range of Laura Ashley kitchens installed in their showrooms and wanted images to update their website.

The product itself was a pleasure to photograph, craftsmanship is lovely. All the staff there were really friendly and welcoming too.