A dark and eerie shoot to provide a set of industrial photographs for Colas as they resurfaced the A55 near Pulford, south of Chester. There is no lighting on this section of road and as the shoot took place at midnight the only source of lighting was head torches and the lighting on the equipment. Flash could not be used as the opposite carriageway was still live and active. A challenging shoot but a good selection of images was provided for the client.
A half day shoot photographing the hard working chaps at Cadent as they replaced 27,000 metres of old gas mains pipe in Winsford, Cheshire. The client required some commercial photography of their team working at the site to use in a press release and within internal literature.
The oringinal metal gas mains dates back to the 1940’s and needed to be replaced with plastic at a cost of £3.5 million. The work started in Winsford during the summer and is taking place in small pockets, with teams moving street to street and estate to estate over the course of about a year. The transformation of the network also ensures that Winsford can safely use hydrogen gas which is being produced from bio-gases from waste sites across Cheshire.
A tough job shooting in small excavated holes, at least it wasn’t raining though!
The images were used by The Winsford Guardian.
A selection of photographs from a shoot in Widnes for developers Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments who have built Liberty Park, a high quality speculative warehouse. The client requested photographs of their launch event which showcased the development to agents.
All the agents received a rugby shirt of their preferred nation’s team, and there was also a prize of an official World Cup rugby ball and two tickets to see Sale Sharks to the agent who guessed the correct number of rugby balls inside a Land Rover Discovery.
A selection of photographs from a commercial shoot for Marston’s at their popular Old Pint Pot pub in Salford. A brand new look is on show after a recent refurbishment which emphasises the heritage of the brewery and creates a contemporary setting.
The photographs were used on the pub’s website The Old Pint Pot.
A few images from a two day photography shoot for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The organisation publishes an annual Big Book of Best Practice which features various staff members within the trust. Photographs were shot at various sites throughout Cheshire and Wirral including Chester, Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead, Heswall and Macclesfield.
A selection of commercial photographs shot at Royal Mail’s delivery office and spice company JD Seasonings in Wigan for long standing client The Courier Magazine.
A selection of commercial photographs shot at The Swan in Tarporley, Cheshire. The pub has had a full refurbishment, new kitchen equipment and looks absolutely fantastic. The client was provided with social, interior, food and portrait photographs as requested. The Swan is a traditional 16th century coaching-inn and guest house and alterations needed to sympathetic to the structure of the building. The original features such as the log fires and rustic decor has been retained.
A selection of photographs shot for a new management magazine for Royal Mail workers, this time featuring Bootle and Seaforth Delivery Office Manager Anne Marie Topping. The feature showcased Royal Mail’s transformation into a modern, forward-thinking delivery company.
Anne Marie has helped bring in new technology that is going to help the company meet tough new targets. She has helped on a project called PDA Actuals which bringing GPS tracking data to handheld computers. It is helping Postal Workers work much smarter and cut down delivery times across the region.
The article showcased Anne Marie’s hard work and shared her top tips with other managers across the country who are hoping to achieve the same thing.
A few shots for banking giant NatWest who required some portrait shots of one of their staff members for an in-store digital advertisement board. The shoot took place at the Great Underbank branch in Stockport. Underbank Hall which is occupied by the bank is a 16th century town house which gave the photographs a real gothic feel. The hall is grade II* listed and was the home of the Arden family until 1823 when it was sold to pay off debts and became a bank. A banking hall was then added to the rear of the house in 1919. I grew up in Stockport and always admired the building whenever I passed, although I had never been inside. If you are ever passing it is well worth popping in to take a look.
A shoot for car dealers Perrys who have launched a new Peugeot and Citroen dealership in Nelson in Lancashire. The client required some commercial photographs of the interior and exterior of the premises which were to be used for their launch material. Some areas of the showroom were not quite finished which is not uncommon with these sort of early/pre event shoots. We managed to work around any hindrances on site and delivered the imagery the client requested.
Amazon required a set of commercial photographs taking at their distribution centre at Manchester Airport which were to be used on blogposts about environmental health and safety professionals within the company. They wanted to showcase the company as a great and safe place to work with industry leading health and safety practices and professionals. The photographs were used as part of a profile interview.
A trip over to Bayston Hill Quarry near Shrewsbury in Shropshire to photograph Tarmac Bayston Hill Works Manager Phil Dukes. Material from the quarry has been used to relay the race track at Silverstone and the project had to be completed on a tight deadline to be ready for the MotoGP race. workers at Bayston Hill spent three weeks, working 16 hours a day, five days a week, quarrying, washing and cleaning the material before it was transported by road to Silverstone.
The images were used by The Shropshire Star.