Last year I had the pleasure of photographing the iconic Oldham Art Gallery and Library designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects

It was for a calendar of the seasons and the building, getting up at 5 in the morning  many times to get the right shot was fun, on my own wandering round the deserted town centre was lovely. It got me thinking about a personal project that I have since started, watch this space!

 

Our studio is in Saddleworth, a great area for a photoshoot. This bridal shoot was for a few local businesses who collaborated together brilliantly to help produce some great imagery.

Credit to Eden Floral Art, Mia Abode, Adele Howarth-Winstanley Bridal and The Frostery


September 11, 2017
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Recently we put together a new website for Solely Scooter in Rochdale. This image from the website shoot in Rochdale is of one of Peter Merchants rarer machines, a Lambretta Lambro 3 Wheeler.

Recently Oldham Library hosted a great Cos Play event. I photographed the event for them and had the idea of setting up a studio for the participants to visit. My idea was to use an old masters background and light the subjects in a fairly low key way. The background was a bit of a risk I guess but I really wanted a contrast from the colourful modern characters, I’m pleased to say it really paid off and not the images are printed as large aluminium images, its the first thing you see as you enter Oldham Gallery and Library and they really do look the business.


September 5, 2017
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I often tutor professionals on furthering their photographic technique and knowledge. I also give talks to camera clubs and tutor in a local school. This photo is a talk I gave to Saddleworth School on portraiture and how you change the look of an image by using just one small flash gun and exposure.


June 8, 2017
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Last week we photographed some great furniture by Ella and Copco in our Saddleworth Photographic Studio using one of our many room sets. Nicola was after a very clean but contemporary look for her products. I also took some photographs of the rooms and products in her shop. This whole soot including editing took just one day. That’s her whole website populated with fresh new images now.

 

Our team is a few races into this years BSSO championship racing a classic Lambretta and as motorsport tends to be it been ups and downs. Mostly ups though because even a bad weekend doing this is a brilliant weekend.The first image is of me and the rest of the motorsport photographs are by me. I love taking photos and racing so you could say these are just the perfect weekend for me. If you are involved in transport in any way and need some publicity and or website images shooting give me a call.

If anyone is thinking “you can’t race a scooter’ one Casa Lambretta’s (an Italian team who competed in our championship last year) riders last year was only half a second off the outright lap record at Lydon Hill and at Mallory Park this year a group 4 rider (not the fastest group) was 4 seconds off Kevin Schwantz’s time on a 500cc Grand Prix bike!

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Recently we photographed a campaign for Orange Eyewear from Manchester. They are a company who produce a large range of spectacles from young to old. The shoot was for point of sale,magazine features and to show opticians their range. Using our Uppermill photographic studio and surrounding area, our in house stylist and our extensive list of models we managed to shoot the whole campaign in 2 afternoons, this is the beauty of our location and our experience. Professional photographs in the right hands don’t have to cost the earth but the rewards for a forward thinking company are great.

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