Wednesday, 27 July 2011

New Diaries!

I just received my new range of calendars and diaries for 2012 published by TeNeues in Germany.
and here's a little sneak peak of one of them called Cupcakes Diary, it has a week at a glance lay out with an additional note page and eight photographs of some delicious cupcakes! Despite it only being August we already have them in stock for all of you who like to be organised, check them out click here

We have a new website!

My new website is up and we are still tweaking and changing things, what is so exciting is how much more we can do, and say, and we can get your feedback, in a far better, user friendly way!

I would love to know how you find it, so we can make it even better. Please kindly leave us a comment once you have had a browse

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Table top and cabinet front designs continued....

I have played with the way Big Ben is situated by the River and I wanted to include the famous helicopter as The Royal London is renowned for this emergency service - and I couldn't miss out the buses and black cabs! I would have liked to use an old Routemaster Bus though- and despite the fact I have lots of photos of them from previous projects, I did not have the right angle for this image.

Table top designs for The Royal London Hospital project

I am now in the second stage of the table top and cabinet process, the designs have been submitted and I am scheduled to see the first sample of the tables and the cabinet in 2 weeks from now. The idea around the tables, was to pull in the focus from the playful panoramic view of London (on the curtain) to a close up more personal image. These images give you an idea of what I have done. I wish I had filmed us making these boats and trying to photograph them, it always turns into quite a comedy act when trying to capture something in the 'moment' with the wind, and looming rain, all adding to the crazyness of the day, and more often than not I need to change lenses half way through in order to get all angles and depths of field covered!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Royal London Hospital commissioned by Vital Arts

I have just completed a brilliant project for Barts and The London Children's hospital, in consulation with children, parents and patients, commissioned by Vital Arts. I have found the whole process, and working with the Vital Arts Team very fulfilling, both on a personal note and creatively. The main reason for this is because there is a real 'purpose' to the job.

My whole pitch was giving the child the 'prize' of the image, so rather than the visitor being bombarded with textile curtains in a ward, they are greeted by coloured panels; and the children, when having to be private, have the curtain drawn to reveal a made up London skyline. There are insects and animals hiding in the foreground and plenty to keep the boys and the girls distracted with boats and pirate ships on the water.
It has been a real challenge to ensure we can get the quality of print and saturation of colour on the finished article, the manufacturers have worked very hard with the odd prod from me to ensure the finished product is beautiful. I am very excited about actually seeing them all installed. I shall update you when the hospital opens. And I have more exciting news to follow this post on a further commission linked to this.