Chalk and cheese spring to mind, as interior photographers we face the unknown very day, I knock on a door and never know what I will fine, for me that’s one on the most existing parts of the job. When Merlin the great god of photography gave us Photoshop back 1988, he should have made very photographer to sign a contact that they would never tell clients how it was done because now they know, they walk around going make this blue, I will have some rare vases here and water flowing out on this wall…I know I exaggerate and I love all my clients..xx but look at below.
On the left the Chalk on the right the cheese.
Very smart development by Grosvenor, the past 6 months I have shot jobs in just about very great Crescent in London and got me thinking about a book, does any know of any such book. Grosvenor Crescent
Shooting a smart apartment in Portland Place lovely overlooking view of broadcasting house, could resist opening a window and taking a shot or two, all day I kept thinking about how many famous people had stood on that balcony as well how great the old place is. Looking through the windows I wondered how many other struggles are going on inside, being someone that travels with my work, its always reassuring to get into a hotel room and see the beeb on the TV, I hope they get through their storm and continue with the great output. To complete things a just before I left, a little frame at night of Nash church All Souls built to take ones eye after looking up Regent Street, it is noted for being the last surviving church by John Nash. The building was completed in December 1823 at a final cost of £18,323-10s-5d.
I wish Easy jet still flew from Stansted to Newcastle, could do a job up North and be back for supper, no more, its back in the car for the long drive but there always silver linings, the A68 what a lovely driving road and Northumberland looks so good at this time of year. Any way some frames from up North, West and south.
Now I have shot a lot of white jobs and there is a certain knack to getting it right, white should not be to blue none must the outside be to washout and after shooting hundreds of jobs, I still like it, maybe it to do with being a photographer or what goes around comes a round. Anyway my latest white domain, I will nod this one in respect to Mark Guard one of the 1st guys that got the white thing right. Kitchen design www.domusfurniture.co.uk
While shooting for RE last week in a studio Nr Newcastle we met two lovely sheep dogs that the studio owner had. this is a shot of one of them, I know most of us always likes a doggy shot.
How the Joseph Joseph designer transformed a run-of-the-mill Victorian terrace house
You’d expect the kitchen of Richard Joseph’s South London home to be full of colourful pots and gadgets. After all, he is one half of Joseph Joseph, the design team behind some of the most sought-after kitchen wares, from rainbow stacking bowls to the multimillion-selling Chop2Pot foldable chopping board. But Joseph confesses that cooking isn’t really his thing.
“I cook, but not to relax,” he says with a smile.
Not content with curating a museum-quality art collection in her own home, Valeria Napoleone has created an art cookbook
The art world is full of thin, stylish women, and Valeria Napoleone is no exception. But sitting in her huge, light-filled apartment, dressed in Miu Miu and Issey Miyake, and surrounded by her collection of contemporary art, Napoleone is waxing lyrical about…lasagne. And lentil soup. And tiramisu. Famous in the art world for her dinner parties, it is her passion for cooking, combined with her love of art, that has led her to write a cookbook with a difference – part family recipes, part coffee-table art book filled with images of work by 49 of her favourite artists.
They were designed by John Nash, and built by James Burton in 1825 and are some of the best of the Regent period. When the leases expired in 1811 the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends, but when this was put into action from 1818 onwards, the palace and most of the villas were dropped. However, most of the proposed terraces of houses around the fringes of the park were built. Nash did not complete all the detailed designs himself; in some instances, completion was left in the hands of other architects such as the young Decimus Burton. The Regent Park scheme was integrated with other schemes built for the Prince Regent by Nash, including Regent Street and Carlton House Terrace in a grand sweep of town planning stretching from St. James’s Park to Parliament Hill. The park was first opened to the general public in 1835, initially for two days a week. Below is a taster of a project that I have been shooting through its renovation.
Lancaster Gate is big grand development by Northacre on the North side of Hyde Park. Helen Green Design have just completed very large apartment and it was the first hue project that I have shot for them since Helen’s sad death, I think the lady would have approved of her teams work, it must be very hard to follow in the steps of someone with such a large presence within a company. www.thelancastershydepark.com, www.helengreendesign.com
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