Irwin Mitchell’s Office Views

You may remember seeing my smiley happy shots of Irwin Mitchell’s Xmas do at the People’s Theatre last year. This year the event was held at their brand new offices as they boast amazing views across Newcastle and they wanted to share it with their clients.

The views from their Gallowgate premises are absolutely spectacular and so I headed down as the sun set during the ‘magic hour’ when the sky is a piercing blue but low enough to see twinkling city lights. It was possible to spot favourite landmarks and buildings across the city centre and across to the Tyne Valley and beyond. The guests were in for a treat!

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Arlo Bistro Cafe, Jesmond

Arlo Bistro cafe in Jesmond is a must if you live in Newcastle, love quirky and eclectic interior design and fresh, creative tasty menus. The super nice owners Susan and Lucas were portrait clients of mine a few years ago and came back to me with a well received request to capture atmospheric shots of their amazing new family run Bistro Cafe.

The interior design was completely up my street as you can see from my interiors page, I even spotted a few things on display I have in my own home, so it was really a creative treat to photograph! The sun shone for the outside regulars and the chefs were non stop! This is a busy, buzzy, friendly place that I would really recommend.

I am heading back this week to capture the gorgeous staff and some twinkly night time shots too, so look out for these and yummy food photography coming too! For more information on Arlo opening times, offers and menus please follow the link

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The Invisible Circus at Glastonbury 2013

I know I am going on & on about Glastonbury, but there is so much to show you!!! and…. CHECK OUT THIS CRAZINESS!! These guys were on at The Temple in Glastonbury Thursday, Friday and Saturday with their beautiful radiant and bizarre costumes, fire juggling, arial acrobatics and general jaw dropping antics..  To find out more about Invisible Circus go to

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Ella & Joe, Product Photography

My new client ‘Ella & Joe’ have a fantastic range of online gift products so it goes without saying their product photography is paramount to attracting buyers.

The new Father’s day and charity product are launched on their site this week using my studio shots. Ella & Joe’s Katie worked with me on the styling and props and we found that the studio’s shiny surfaces, in-house props and painted tongue and groove walls were perfect backdrops together with carefully chosen themed papers and flowers.

Before Ella & Joe’s previous photographer retired she had delivered amazing results creating home settings in a studio environment so the pressure was on! I was pleased with the results as the studio lighting had to be just right with a clean feel combined with just enough shadow. You can see the new products below and they are also on the Ella & Joe website on the following link;

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SJF’s Crown Posada, Newcastle Quayside

Earlier this year during that dreadful snow, I was asked to capture photographs of some of the oldest pubs in Newcastle for the new SJF pub company website designed by local design agency MBL Solutions who were managing a brand refresh.

I was particularly over excited about this commission as on the list were the Crown Posada, The Bridge Hotel and New Bridge Inn, three of my favourite places to drink in Newcastle’s city centre due to their stunning interiors.

The Crown Posada is the second oldest pub in Newcastle, the interior is dark and rich and the atmosphere is cosy and inviting. The interior features are a photographers dream with the opportunity to capture creative photos of gilt mirrors, stain glass partitions, brass lamps, green leather upholstery and a record player in a wooden case playing classic albums on request. The narrow shape and dramatic coffered ceiling adds to the traditional ale house character. There is even the whimsical story of the pub being named after a Spanish sailor who bought the pub for his mistress to add to the historical intrigue.

For anyone whom hasn’t been to sample the real ale and excellent selection of whiskies its worth a visit during daylight to see the magnificent feature stain glass window illuminated.

MBL Solution’s  fantastic new website is, can be seen together with my photography on the following link; for more about MBL’s work see their site on

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