An email popped into my inbox recently from a new gents vintage clothing stockist. David who runs Common Ilk wanted to photograph his stock for online sales but wanted to do it in very high quality using studio lights. The only trouble was that he by his own admission had no real experience in photography. So after a consultation with myself David bought a decent camera and lens, some tuition later and David is shooting like a Pro. He has a keen eye for detail, hence his amazing stock of quality vintage menswear, he is now shooting creative images for online but also of the interior of his fantastic mill building/shop.

Common Ilk is a new business and he needs a high quality website to show of his wares so we hatched a plan for a shoot to populate his website. It was a days work to shoot and edit, at the end of it I delivered 80 images. Not expensive at all for how his website is going to look is it? I’ll post his website when it goes live.

Thank’s also to the great models Jim and also Jake ¬†from the band “The Darling Club”.

vintage fashion Manchester

 

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April 30, 2018
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Sometimes when you look at an image you have no idea how much work has gone into it. Why should you just so long as it’s a good architectural image, so I though I’d describe how and why I took this image.

This is one architectural image from a series I took of a house that had been up for sale for quite a while without selling. It’s quite an expensive house so the owners though that spending ¬£200 on professional photographs to help sell their house was a good prospect . It worked too, within a few weeks of the photos going online the house had sold.

Just this one image is 5 images compiled together. Parts of the kitchen were very bright and others very dark. For example on the viewers side of the island it was very dark so this is lit with a flash. On the other side of the kitchen where the windows are it was very bright this needed to be a completely different exposure, as with the room at the side this needed lighting with flash. All these images are then balanced and put together to create one evenly lit pleasing image.

This was done in all rooms of the house (not so many images comped together) and this presented a lovely looking well lit house.

 

Architectural photography manchester

 

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

 

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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.

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September 5, 2017
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