Carr House B&B Edale.

I have recently been collaborating with Carr House B&B.  The owner and I selected numerous photographs of the locality from my portfolio which were beautifully framed and hung throughout the walls of the bedrooms, I took all the interior shots for their website and on their trial weekend I photographed their guests in the grounds of Carr House. 

Edale Views

There are many stunning views throughout the year of the Hope Valley sky line and a walk through the countryside creates a comfortable environment for family and friends to relax and to soon forget about ‘the camera’ and I become the unobtrusive collector of treasured moments.  Here are a selection of photographs from the past few weeks working with Carr House.

The B&B is soon to open it’s doors to those who enjoy being in the Peak District.



Belmont House: interior shots

I was called upon to renew the interior shots for the website of Belmont house, as I write, the website has yet to be updated but with the busy tourists months ahead I’m sure it will not be long!  Belmont house is a fine Edwardian country house in the heart of Edale. It is an ideal self catering holiday house for large groups as it comfortably sleeps 16 people.  This year is the opening of the “winery” which is a large conference room/building adjacent to the house.

 


Alison and Rob

Photography never ceases to amaze me and doing this shoot just before Christmas was certainly no exception. I have never knowingly produced a collection of photographs with as much power as these for they lock in time the deep love a couple share at a very poignant time in their lives. 

Their need was to harness their love as it stood on that day and secure it in pictures for the future. During the shoot they looked back at other momentous photographs; their engagement and wedding photographs, these evoked happy memories of their children and grand children but whilst they were reminiscing about the past, in the back of their minds, they were struggling with the anticipation of an uncertain future. The journey ahead is one filled with trepidation. Rob is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment and I’m pleased to say that the first course of chemotherapy treatment is drawing to an end.  

The role of this album is about reminding him and others about his pre treatment identity thus giving a sense of strength and comfort during down times.

“Thank you so much I love them they capture us! So glad you took them for us. I have just looked at them and cried and laughed.” - Alison

 



Big smiles on the Holiday Shoot - Grindsbrook Barns, Edale.

Thank you very much to the very happy family staying at Grindsbrook barns for inviting me to spend a morning with them.  It actually worked out really well for whilst Mum and Dad were busy packing up to go home, I took their jolly little fella off for an adventure to the near by river to play poo sticks.  Their packing was done in half the time and we had a lot of giggles getting some cracking photos. From Grindsbrook Barns there are many walks in outstanding countryside for all ages and abilities so it is an ideal place for me to come and collect memories of your holiday on your behalf.  For further information of how to book a  ‘Holiday Shoot’ or a ‘Welly Walk’ please visit this area of my website.

Thank you very much to the very happy family staying at Grindsbrook barns for inviting me to spend a morning with them.  It actually worked out really well for whilst Mum and Dad were busy packing up to go home, I took their jolly little fella off for an adventure to the near by river to play poo sticks.  Their packing was done in half the time and we had a lot of giggles getting some cracking photos. From Grindsbrook Barns there are many walks in outstanding countryside for all ages and abilities so it is an ideal place for me to come and collect memories of your holiday on your behalf.  For further information of how to book a  ‘holiday shoot’ or a ‘welly walk’ please visit this area of my website.


The Detail is in the Lichen

I’ve very kindly been lent a Canon 100mm macro lens and this morning I went out to capture the finer details in nature.  I’ve always been fascinated by the weird and wonderful ways in which moss and lichen grow.  Their structures and colours are very different to usual landscapes and are often over looked due to their scale.  I want to create a series of abstract photographs based on their shape and form, and this is the beginning of that journey.

Whilst I’m engrossed in the macro world, I have a feeling I’m being watched……

by a very handsome belted galloway bull!



















Helmshore Mill

Artist Emma Hunter is being commissioned by British Land to create pieces of public art for the Elk Mill Retail Park in Oldham.  I joined her to photograph the workshop she lead with Yr 9 students from The Oldham Academy North.  The abstract drawings inspired by their trip to Helmshore Textiles Museum will be wrapped around cotton cans as a feature near the new play area at Elk Mill Retail Park.


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