For the past couple of years I have been commissioned by The National Trust to photograph the Winners of the Fine Farm Produce awards with another great photographer William Shaw. The work is split between the two of us and we cover the entirety of England and Wales, it’s quite a shoot ! Meeting these fantastic producers and tasting their food makes up for the fact I spend most of the week rolling around in cow muck, herding sheep with a tripod leg and having my ankles bitten by pesky pigs. I even managed to unwittingly steal a farm dog, it wasn’t until I was half way down a lane that I heard an unusual sound coming from the back of my car, it somehow managed to get in whilst I was packing !
Here are some of the winners I photographed this year
This is a small selection of shots taken from a shoot for BBC Haymarket at their summer show. We set up a studio in the green room at the NEC and ploughed through as many celebrity chefs as we could in a two day period. Haymarket organised for props to be delivered from producers at the event and everything ran smoothly!
It’s been a chaotic but good couple of months, hence, leaving me with no time to put anything on my blog. I have been shooting for the National Trust Magazine in Belfast, Northumberland, Norwich and Dorset for a Craftsperson feature that will be out this Autumn; The Gardens at Melplash Court, Dorset and Dieramas in Devon for Gardens Illustrated; A couple of stunning Arne Maynard Gardens for a new series in Gardens Illustrated for 2011; Toby Buckland’s Flower Gardens of Greenacre book which will be out later this year along with his regular features in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine; New plants and roses at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows for Gardeners’ World; A Shingle Garden in Pevensey Bay for Coast Magazine; Exmouth Mussels and Fidget Pie for Countryfile magazine and Head Gardeners’ at Lytes Cary, Grey’s Court and Nymans for an English Garden Magazine series that will be running in 2011. I even found time for a cricket game playing for Gardeners’ World against River cottage in Devon
Here are a few tear sheets from recently published work
Cover shoot of Greg Wallace and John Torode for the MasterChef Cookbook. The release date is 17/02/2010.
This shot shows two banners that I shot as part of the Real Food Festival campaign 2009. Always nice to see your work printed to this size. This years Festival runs from 7th – 10th May . One not to miss !