WW1 exhibition opening at the Thackray Museum, Leeds

On Wednesday I was asked to photograph the opening of a new world war one exhibition at the Thackray Museum in Leeds. I was there to photograph the V.I.P guests, one of which included Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry. On 1 May 2004 in Iraq, Beharry was driving a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle that was hit by multiple rocket propelled grenades. The platoon commander, the vehicle’s gunner and a number of other soldiers in the vehicle were injured. Beharry was forced to open his hatch to steer his vehicle, exposing his face and head to withering small arms fire. Beharry drove the crippled Warrior through the ambush, taking his own crew and leading five other Warriors to safety. He then extracted his wounded comrades from the vehicle, all the time exposed to further enemy fire. For these heroic actions Johnson was awarded the Victoria Cross. I met a truly inspirational bunch of people who have all fought for our country, here are some photographs from the day AYP_1911 copy AYP_1947 copy AYP_1949 copy AYP_1954 copyFind out more about the Thackray Museum here

Linkee hits John Lewis

  The black sheep of board games, Linkee has hit John Lewis & is currently available in 20 of their stores but will roll out nation wide from the summer.   I have carried out numerous shoots for Linkee the latest of which was for the John Lewis campaign. the main aim for this shoot was to created an upright image showing of the game with plenty of space for copy that could be produced as a poster. To find out more about the game visit: Welcome To Linkee Heres the poster with my photography which will be going up in all John Lewis stores: Linkee john lewis poster    
Heres a few more from the same shoot: AYP_8888 AYP_8951 AYP_8943 AYP_8889 AYP_8955    

Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

  I was recently commissioned to photograph the two Leeds branches of the jewellers Phillip Stoner.They have recently opened a new branch in the Trinity centre and I was asked to photograph the new store and the existing one in the Victoria Quarter. The two stores are completely different in look but carry the brands theme throughout both: simple stylish and elegant. This made my job much easier! The Trinity centre store is modern and simple both inside and out with lots of glass and splashes of purple whereas the Victoria Quarter store is much more traditional on the outside but carries on a stylish modern look on the inside with the same splashes of purple which instantly became the focal point to many of my interior shots.   Visit The Phillip Stoner website to find out more: phillipstoner.com   Heres a few Photographs from the shoot: 002 011 032 046 121 126 146 210 216 victoria quarter copy    

The Yard, Malton

This Morning I met up With Chris Risbey the Manager of the Yard Bar in Malton to photograph the bar, its new function room and the delicious food! The newly refurbished function room is fantastically decorated with tables made out of suitcases and oak beams running throughout. The bar is launching a new menu on wednesday 1st February and I will be there to photograph the evening. If you are interested in popping down on wednesday get in touch with Chris and the team on 01653 696999 to make a reservation. Heres a few photographs from this morning: The Yard bar The Yard bar The Yard bar The Yard bar The Yard bar The Yard bar The Yard bar

Antonio Carluccio & Yorkshire Meats

This week I have been to photograph Antonio Carluccio, The famous television chef. Antonio was at Yorkshire Meats farm, just outside Malton to support the Malton food lovers festival and to adopt a rare breed Oxford Sandy & Black piglet which he proudly named Sophia Loren. Yorkshire Meats will be exhibiting at the Malton food lovers market on the 5th November 2011 in the Milton rooms which is organised by the “we love Malton” committee. Lucy & James from Yorkshire Meats will be selling rare breed sausage Sandwiches. Antonio’s pig will be put on a hog roast at the annual Malton food lovers festival in May 2012. Visit Welcome to Yorkshire Meats – home of the Adopt-a-Pig Scheme to find out more or to take part in the adopt-a-pig scheme. Here are a few images from Antonio’s visit:   Antonio Carluccio Comercial photography (2) Antonio Carluccio Comercial photography (1) Antonio Carluccio Comercial photography