Shooting tomorrow curator of the V&As Golden age of Couture, so watch this space, also another garden job from just in, in fact the gardens of a very fine hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside so that will means another early bird catches the worm.
The other Tim, that’s Tim the table this time, has just finished his stunning book on Classic Design For Contemporary Interiors and this time the Tim is the fab Tim Gosling, grab this book when it hits the shelf’s in October, it will be a landmark book for all you followers of design and a great stocking filler for Christmas. Sorry got so exited talking about the author forgot to tell you its also full of my images.
Well summer is here, what a great weekend for the weather, Saturday saw me shooting a Mr.Kristian Digby abode, another television property presenter soon to hit fame with a TV show about him building his dream house in London, the shoot was for Tim the cupboard, that’s our nick name for Tim Newbold of Domus furniture a man with a lot of flair for design and a great eye for detail. Sunday guess what, more cars sorry but I do love them, me and Angie off to Mercedes world at Brooklands a Piston Heads Sunday Service meet about 150 or so meaty sports cars in the car park, I think Mercedes were quite imprest, so, picnic on the grass and the off to spend £500k on Mercedes, well we can dream cant we, I could not believe the prices of some of them £155k here £350K here.
Can’t believe it’s Friday, this week gone so quick, started with the dreaded keywords, sorry won’t go there again, followed by mainstreamimages website stuff (if you are not on the newsletter list you should be, they get better very month). Wednesday broke out the office and had a lovely day in the Kent countryside shooting for Style mag, got very spoilt and shot a mixture of Nat Trust house with artist creative talent, with the odd pussy cat plus a good Thai salad for lunch. I am so glade I do this for a job. Thrusday in office with a new photorapher work going up on the mainstreamimages site, then off to take Angie out for dinner and a ride out in the Jaguar. Friday, catching up with a old photographer friend Gary Yeowell and have had some nice comments from people I have shot for in the last few weeks, you know who you are are and always grateful to get your endorsements. Anyway having a beer making crab fish cakes and enjoying an evening in with Angie, hope you have a good weekend, me off shooting tomorrow, two locations in old London town, so may run into you tomorrow if you’r up early and in a cafe.
Great weekend, gardening all of yesterday and a few goes at photographing the garden sprinkler in action ( I know what you are saying sad)and a few shots of the beast at sunset, today car polishing, papers, cups of tea and taking it easy in the garden, then mum around for Sunday dinner, shooting tomorrow so off to bed early.
Nice day out with my mum yesterday, she is 84 and I took her to see a old school friend that can no longer look after herself and has been taken into a old folks home in near Ipswich, stopped off at pub near the river Orwell and had a nice bit of skate, follow by a 2 lovely hours watching my mum and her friend talking about there times together as children, I felt very close to my mum yesterday.
Well no paid shoots this week, some tests, one of which was a teach myself insect photography with me Canoblade, I know I have said this before, but I love this camera its given me a real zest for my photography again and taken 20 years off my right eye, I LOVE IT. Anyway a couple of bug shots.
See ray work in this months issue of UK House & Garden. Using muted colours, modern pices and elegant materials, the designer of this house in one of Regent’s Park, Nash terraces has created a supremely comfortable family home without compromising the important original architecture. jennifer goulding
New mainstreamimages new letter out tomorrow, new features on the website and do you know we have uploaded more than 1,400 images in the last 2 months, not bad for a little boutique library
Shooting yesterday, my 1st footballer, well as in a modern day sense, wag and all that and although the day started a bit frosty, the day finished well, very nice couple, with a lady with an eye for photography no less and I think a good shoot in the bag as well. Another shoot tomorrow commercial shoot for a interior designer.
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