Carafe

Carafe

Carafe very kindly asked me into their beautiful home to shoot a new collection of hand knitted blankets. A lovely morning with Jenny and her totally adorable little boy!        

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Carafe

Carafe

Carafe very kindly asked me into their beautiful home to shoot a new collection of hand knitted blankets. A lovely morning with Jenny and her totally adorable little boy!        

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Lisa Ellul

Lisa Ellul Ceramics

Lisa Ellul is a ceramicist based in the Peak District National Park. Layers and layers of tubes or cones display imprints of textures from seeds, leaves and other natural surfaces directly on the clay.  Lisa works from her home studio,

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Lisa Ellul

Lisa Ellul Ceramics

Lisa Ellul is a ceramicist based in the Peak District National Park. Layers and layers of tubes or cones display imprints of textures from seeds, leaves and other natural surfaces directly on the clay.  Lisa works from her home studio,

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LittleCloud

Little Cloud

Claire Walker is a Designer-maker based in Chorlton, Manchester. Under the name Little Cloud, Claire beautifully sews Liberty fabrics, making the most adorable items for little people.  

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LittleCloud

Little Cloud

Claire Walker is a Designer-maker based in Chorlton, Manchester. Under the name Little Cloud, Claire beautifully sews Liberty fabrics, making the most adorable items for little people.  

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Naked Lunge

Naked Lunge

Images for Naked Lunge: Cameras, bicycles and LOVE.          

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Naked Lunge

Naked Lunge

Images for Naked Lunge: Cameras, bicycles and LOVE.          

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Tone von Krogh

Tone von Krogh Ceramics

Scandinavian winter landscapes influence Tone’s beautiful domestic ceramics. Shot simply here to show their soft sweeping shapes, bulges and indentations. The wood was a cheeky find from David’s workshop, sanded back to reveal this gorgeous natural yellow streak, which is rather

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Tone von Krogh

Tone von Krogh Ceramics

Scandinavian winter landscapes influence Tone’s beautiful domestic ceramics. Shot simply here to show their soft sweeping shapes, bulges and indentations. The wood was a cheeky find from David’s workshop, sanded back to reveal this gorgeous natural yellow streak, which is rather

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Carafe

CARAFE

With Jennie’s beautiful newborn baby in tow we spent the day shooting her chunky hand-knitted scarves, part of a collection of blankets and accessories. I have a mustard and grey blanket at home; a perfect snuggling up on the sofa with

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Carafe

CARAFE

With Jennie’s beautiful newborn baby in tow we spent the day shooting her chunky hand-knitted scarves, part of a collection of blankets and accessories. I have a mustard and grey blanket at home; a perfect snuggling up on the sofa with

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Katie Leamon

Katie Leamon…New Work

  Katie Leamon will be exhibiting this weekend at Top Drawer in London. So nice to see this image in the catalogue too! Below is a little edit of her elegant collection I shot recently:    

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Katie Leamon

Katie Leamon…New Work

  Katie Leamon will be exhibiting this weekend at Top Drawer in London. So nice to see this image in the catalogue too! Below is a little edit of her elegant collection I shot recently:    

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OrigamiEst

Origami-Est

A few weeks ago, in the middle of a thunder storm, I shot for Esther Thorpe of Origami-Est.  Styled simply with objects from Flux, the delicately folded paper decorations sat beautifully against the light of Third Floor Studios.  Esther specialises

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OrigamiEst

Origami-Est

A few weeks ago, in the middle of a thunder storm, I shot for Esther Thorpe of Origami-Est.  Styled simply with objects from Flux, the delicately folded paper decorations sat beautifully against the light of Third Floor Studios.  Esther specialises

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not Tuesday for Naked Lunge

    not Tuesday necklaces for Naked Lunge

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NakedLunge_notTuesday_5

not Tuesday for Naked Lunge

    not Tuesday necklaces for Naked Lunge

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Naked Lunge Liberty

Naked Lunge

I am lucky to live in a place full of stunningly talented people and Levenshulme, Manchester is where I met the lovely Roxanna of Naked Lunge.  Her collection is hand painted, hand sewn and beautifully packaged  to order not to mention

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Naked Lunge Liberty

Naked Lunge

I am lucky to live in a place full of stunningly talented people and Levenshulme, Manchester is where I met the lovely Roxanna of Naked Lunge.  Her collection is hand painted, hand sewn and beautifully packaged  to order not to mention

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doodlelove@flux

Doodlelove…Flux

Doodlelove shot in the lovely daylight that fills Flux.

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doodlelove@flux

Doodlelove…Flux

Doodlelove shot in the lovely daylight that fills Flux.

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Moldova

Snaps from Chișinău …part 2

Images taken at Orheiul Vechi  and Chateau Vartely.

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Moldova

Snaps from Chișinău …part 2

Images taken at Orheiul Vechi  and Chateau Vartely.

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Chişinău

Snaps from Chișinău

We were very lucky to travel to Chișinău this year to celebrate our dear friends James and Elena’s marriage, Moldovan style. Between some serious celebrating, in every sense of the word I had some time to explore Chișinău a little.

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Chişinău

Snaps from Chișinău

We were very lucky to travel to Chișinău this year to celebrate our dear friends James and Elena’s marriage, Moldovan style. Between some serious celebrating, in every sense of the word I had some time to explore Chișinău a little.

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Wolf Whistle

..Stationery..

My little studio is ideal for shooting stationery and I thought i would post some of my most recent work. Brooke is the creator of Wolf Whistle and this beautiful bespoke stationery. Gorgeous illustrated portraits make these invitations precious keepsakes for all

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Wolf Whistle

..Stationery..

My little studio is ideal for shooting stationery and I thought i would post some of my most recent work. Brooke is the creator of Wolf Whistle and this beautiful bespoke stationery. Gorgeous illustrated portraits make these invitations precious keepsakes for all

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FLUX.. textile details..

  Images shot at Flux  

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flux
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FLUX.. textile details..

  Images shot at Flux  

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Trove_StoolsWorkshop

Stools

These rather stunning stools where commissioned by Trove and designed and made by my other half David  (website being updated very soon!) Made from various locally sourced solid woods, Elm, Poplar and Sycamore, the stools were designed with different combinations

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Trove_StoolsWorkshop

Stools

These rather stunning stools where commissioned by Trove and designed and made by my other half David  (website being updated very soon!) Made from various locally sourced solid woods, Elm, Poplar and Sycamore, the stools were designed with different combinations

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Flux

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours photographing a wonderful studio last week. Flux is a design / artist and textile studio based in Altrincham, South Manchester. It seems to be one of those spaces that draws people

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flux
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Flux

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours photographing a wonderful studio last week. Flux is a design / artist and textile studio based in Altrincham, South Manchester. It seems to be one of those spaces that draws people

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kubehaus

Kubehaus

I shot these images through the night several weeks ago for Steve McNulty of Kubehaus. Kubehaus is a bespoke workshop for creative industries that designs, produces and installs detailed setups such as these for Selfridges in Manchester. It was a real pleasure

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kubehaus

Kubehaus

I shot these images through the night several weeks ago for Steve McNulty of Kubehaus. Kubehaus is a bespoke workshop for creative industries that designs, produces and installs detailed setups such as these for Selfridges in Manchester. It was a real pleasure

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KatieLeamon

Katie Leamon

Katie Leamon makes beautiful stationary, her cards are all hand printed using homemade stamps taken from her illustrations, giving them a lovely tangible quality. I do have a particular love of notebooks and having a huge collection already its pretty

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KatieLeamon

Katie Leamon

Katie Leamon makes beautiful stationary, her cards are all hand printed using homemade stamps taken from her illustrations, giving them a lovely tangible quality. I do have a particular love of notebooks and having a huge collection already its pretty

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JoLavelle

Jo Lavelle

  I normally shoot in a space i have at my home, blissful silence and head space, no snotty two year old noses to wipe, well for at least a short time.  Last Sunday however i had the great pleasure

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JoLavelle

Jo Lavelle

  I normally shoot in a space i have at my home, blissful silence and head space, no snotty two year old noses to wipe, well for at least a short time.  Last Sunday however i had the great pleasure

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Pinboard

Pin board

  This pin board is normally smothered in my sons creative feats, beautifully chaotic shall we say, today its all very ordered so you can see the clean lines of Davids work. Its very solid structure is toped off with

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Pinboard

Pin board

  This pin board is normally smothered in my sons creative feats, beautifully chaotic shall we say, today its all very ordered so you can see the clean lines of Davids work. Its very solid structure is toped off with

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Bonnie Blackbird

Valentine

Bonnie Blackbird Doodlelove Valentines Day came early in my house, well it was full of gorgeous scented flowers even if i did buy them myself.  I have been shooting prints and cards for the ever lovely Doodlelove and a new

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Bonnie Blackbird

Valentine

Bonnie Blackbird Doodlelove Valentines Day came early in my house, well it was full of gorgeous scented flowers even if i did buy them myself.  I have been shooting prints and cards for the ever lovely Doodlelove and a new

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Christmas 2012

Winter Archives

  This will be my last post of the year and so i thought it a good opportunity to delve into the archives. These are shots from different times and places but all shot on 120 neg. I still have

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Christmas 2012

Winter Archives

  This will be my last post of the year and so i thought it a good opportunity to delve into the archives. These are shots from different times and places but all shot on 120 neg. I still have

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Trove Homeware

Trove Homeware

Work in progress for the Trove Homeware range.

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Trove Homeware

Trove Homeware

Work in progress for the Trove Homeware range.

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Jo Lavelle for Trove

As part of their homeware range Trove will be selling pieces from manchester based silversmith Jo Lavelle. Textural and raw yet beautifully delicate and feminine Jo makes her jewellery using traditional techniques and casting.

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Jo Lavelle for Trove

As part of their homeware range Trove will be selling pieces from manchester based silversmith Jo Lavelle. Textural and raw yet beautifully delicate and feminine Jo makes her jewellery using traditional techniques and casting.

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silver

Magpie and Silver

I found this cross-stitch magpie in Levenshulme Antiques village years ago for a £1. He has been hanging on my wall ever since and although he represents bad luck and sorrow there is something about him that makes me smile.

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silver

Magpie and Silver

I found this cross-stitch magpie in Levenshulme Antiques village years ago for a £1. He has been hanging on my wall ever since and although he represents bad luck and sorrow there is something about him that makes me smile.

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Trove

This is a test of a test for Levenshulme independent cafe Trove. Its been half term and the chance to get the camera out has been limited, my house has been den building chaos. Trove are soon to launch their

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trove_3

Trove

This is a test of a test for Levenshulme independent cafe Trove. Its been half term and the chance to get the camera out has been limited, my house has been den building chaos. Trove are soon to launch their

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Doodlelove

Doodlelove Grey

Another test for the ever fabulous Lela Cribbin of Doodlelove. The exchange, my sisters business card for her suddenly flourishing cake business. For me, hopefully a large wedge of cake all to myself.  

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Doodlelove

Doodlelove Grey

Another test for the ever fabulous Lela Cribbin of Doodlelove. The exchange, my sisters business card for her suddenly flourishing cake business. For me, hopefully a large wedge of cake all to myself.  

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Lullaby

These shots are a little test for children’s wear maker Vicky Brown. Lullaby is a collection of children’s clothes for under twos which are meticulously stitched and beautifully handmade.

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Lullaby

These shots are a little test for children’s wear maker Vicky Brown. Lullaby is a collection of children’s clothes for under twos which are meticulously stitched and beautifully handmade.

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Autumn

Autumn artichoke

I visit a wonderful place every week with my toddler Elliot called Debdale EcoCentre. They have the most amazing organic gardening projects there and when Charlotte who runs the toddler group cut this dried out artichoke head for me I

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Autumn

Autumn artichoke

I visit a wonderful place every week with my toddler Elliot called Debdale EcoCentre. They have the most amazing organic gardening projects there and when Charlotte who runs the toddler group cut this dried out artichoke head for me I

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Kul Cuthbert Interiors

I have been to visit this house a number of times and have been lucky enough to see its transformation from a previous owners disastrous renovation attempts to this sleek polished, utterly spotless interior. The house is resting on the

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Kul Cuthbert Interiors

I have been to visit this house a number of times and have been lucky enough to see its transformation from a previous owners disastrous renovation attempts to this sleek polished, utterly spotless interior. The house is resting on the

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Cake Stands and Milk Parsley

My little Sister Gemma got married to the rather wonderful Callum a few weeks ago. As a wedding present David turned this particularly special cake stand for the wedding cake to sit on and before we took it down to

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Cake Stands and Milk Parsley

My little Sister Gemma got married to the rather wonderful Callum a few weeks ago. As a wedding present David turned this particularly special cake stand for the wedding cake to sit on and before we took it down to

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totalbobbins

Total Bobbins

I shot these images for Jess Kippen who runs Total Bobbins. She makes gorgeously simple little girls dresses, sometimes with the cutest matching bags. They have a very nostalgic feel about them and left me reminiscing with my sisters about

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totalbobbins

Total Bobbins

I shot these images for Jess Kippen who runs Total Bobbins. She makes gorgeously simple little girls dresses, sometimes with the cutest matching bags. They have a very nostalgic feel about them and left me reminiscing with my sisters about

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davidmarshfurniture

david marsh furniture

This is a slimline desk David made for our home a few months ago. We live in a typical Manchester terrace and space is tight so a bespoke desk that allows our front room to also function as a dining

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davidmarshfurniture

david marsh furniture

This is a slimline desk David made for our home a few months ago. We live in a typical Manchester terrace and space is tight so a bespoke desk that allows our front room to also function as a dining

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prettyskitty_1

prettyskitty

Prettyskitty is a Manchester based endeavour run by Kerry Tibenham. She hand makes vintage inspired children’s accessories, canvases  and cushions and sells her creations at local markets. Kerry needed some images to set up with the likes of Etsy and

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prettyskitty_1

prettyskitty

Prettyskitty is a Manchester based endeavour run by Kerry Tibenham. She hand makes vintage inspired children’s accessories, canvases  and cushions and sells her creations at local markets. Kerry needed some images to set up with the likes of Etsy and

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narrowboat

Star Narrowboat Holidays

These are some interior shots of a particularly cosy narrowboat owned, newly refurbished and for hire in Manchester from Hester Cox. I am looking forward to my first outing and sleepover on ‘Gloria’  when I hope to take some early

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narrowboat

Star Narrowboat Holidays

These are some interior shots of a particularly cosy narrowboat owned, newly refurbished and for hire in Manchester from Hester Cox. I am looking forward to my first outing and sleepover on ‘Gloria’  when I hope to take some early

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tea

doodlelove

Based in Manchester, Doodlelove was founded in 2010 by Graphic Designer Lela Cribbin. I knew of her lovely cards and stationary and had bought prints and cards in the past. I cheekily asked Lela at a craft market in Levenshulme if

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tea

doodlelove

Based in Manchester, Doodlelove was founded in 2010 by Graphic Designer Lela Cribbin. I knew of her lovely cards and stationary and had bought prints and cards in the past. I cheekily asked Lela at a craft market in Levenshulme if

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