A bit different to our usual studio work, today I photographed some spa and pool chemicals for the Luxe Spa website. Luxe Spa required 'cut out' white background images to match in with what was already on their website. The photographs needed to be clean and simple to accurately display their products on the online e-commerce website. www.luxespa.co.uk
I've been allowed to drive super duper cars in the name of photography. Just look at this bumblebee VW camper van, its my fave, you can even watch movies in the dashboard!
Car photography is not my usual line of work but this job was a real joy. The owners of Arkvendor specialist car hire have some stunning vehicles to hire and needed to showcase some on their website http://www.arkvendor.co.uk/ . Our friends at Wedderburn Castle allowed us the use of their grounds for this photoshoot which makes it extra special, a real cross border collaboration.
These adorable products and cute wee model sessions were shot over a few mornings a while back in preparation for Jodie's new company commerce website Tumbling Birds. The site was designed and developed by Northern Lab in Berwick.
Jodie uses a lovely bright colours in her designs so we produced some simple styled product shots on a grey background to show off the vibrant clothing for eye catching product descriptions. We spent a fun picnic afternoon at the farm with all the babies to illustrate how these lovely items could be used, these photographs have been used in the banners and galleries on the site.
In February I was commissioned by Radio Borders to photograph various models wearing a pretty cashmere scarf, I was intrigued by why the radio station was promoting scarfs for Valentines and Mothers Day so when I heard that Sinclair Duncan had been making limited editions, designed by a local school girl and that all the profits were going to Cash for Kids (a borders children's charity) I was very keen to be involved.
Here is the story behind the scarfs.
In late 2015, Sinclair Duncan asked 70 Primary and Secondary schools in the Scottish Borders were invited to enter a competition. They asked them to design a scarf for a local charity "Cash for Kids." The scarf would be 100% cashmere and it would be made in Scotland by Sinclair Duncan.
Sales and Marketing Director at Sinclair Duncan, Debbie Paterson, announced the winner live on the radio at the winner's school assembly: 'The entries received were of such a high standard, but there was one that stood out for all of us. The careful choice of colour and contemporary design shows a talent beyond her years.' Little did the winner (9 year-old Eve McKenzie from Knowepark Primary School in Selkirk) know what an impact sales from her scarf would have on her community:
All profits of the scarves would go to the charity and the profits ensured that:
7 children children snuggled up in their own bed for the first time.
3 autistic children can play in specially adapted safe places.
1000 children woke up to gifts at Christmas of 2015.
45 children will have warm clothes and shoes.
A family can sit down to warm cooked meals.
Here is Eve getting ready to model the scarf.
CLICK HERE to watch the video showing some of the manufacturing process of the winning scarf and also, proud Eve showing off her amazing talent.
These scarfs are limited edition and are bound to sell out fast, remember all profits from every scarf in this design goes to local children's charity Cash For Kids, CLICK HERE to buy now.
Even Lorraine has one (not my photo, Lorraine took her own selfie, cheers hen)
Here is one of the Valentines themed photographs
Here's a couple of the Mothers Day themed shots
Remember, the scarfs are limited edition and selling out fast, ALL of the profits from every scarf in this design goes to local children's charity Cash For Kids, CLICK HERE to buy a lovely scarf.
Well done Eve!!!
Some product photographs for The Ginger Duck's etsy and not on the high street page - we wanted to keep the images consistent but needed to illustrate the different fragrances in each soap and candle.
We used an old wooden door as background to keep the photographs looking natural and warm.
Today was a great day for an outdoor product shoot to celebrate the release of some stylish new fire bellows, hand crafted in our very own Scottish Borders with the finest in Jubilee tartan.
The bellows were created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. The selected colours in the tartan are believed to be amongst Her Majesty's favorite!
We also shot some exotic skin bellows and hair on hide bellows, the fabric and location photography gives these traditional products and their marketing a contemporary twist which must be working well as Ruth, the maker has recently had some fantastic press and PR in magazines such as House and Garden, Country Life, Living North and Scottish Field mostly featuring my photography, woot!
To find out more about these beautiful bespoke products, please visit
Yes, you read right PINK Ostrich bespoke fire bellows, not only that... we have 'hairy' cow ones too!
Ruth is mad, but mad in a good, fun kind of way... she has amazing creative ideas and we have a fab time working together, bouncing ideas around and drinking cups of tea.
People have been nagging her to put a portrait of herself on the Devlin Jones website as she makes all the bellows herself, reluctantly she obliged and after a lot of giggling I think you'll agree we got a lovely natural shot of her.
One of the pictures here shows a few magazine articles the bellows have featured in recently, mag's included Scottish Field, Country Life, Scotland on Sunday magazine and Living North all published using my pictures, I was impressed and the cat seemed to like them.
High End Scottish Tartan Fire Bellows on The Coast
first posted on 27th August 2009
Today was a great day, I have been photographing some top quality, bespoke tartan fire bellows on location.
Our client was looking to create a 'high end' and 'Scottish' theme to reflect these unique products so there was nothing else for it but to use the beautiful natural environment which surrounds us as a backdrop.
We started the shoot in the countryside, however, after a brief but slightly scary encounter with large heard of cows and some barbed wire we retreated to the calm of the coast.
Check out www.firebellows.co.uk for more information or to purchase one of these fine objects.
Studio product photography on the plain grey background to show the quality and detail of Get Knotted's prop hire products for their website and blog.
I've recently been doing a bit of work for Berwick Visual Arts, firstly documenting the 'Eduardo Paolozzi' exhibition and then the latest exhibition 'Berwick's Burrell Collection' the work is currently in The Granary Gallery, Berwick and is very much worth a visit. I purposly haven't included many images from the exhibitions to make you go and see for yourself!
Berwick's Burrell Collection runs from the 1st September to 16th December and The Granary Gallery is open 11am - 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday with free admission.
"Berwick's Burrell Collection is the most important art collection in public ownership in Northumberland.
Berwick Visual Arts and Woodhorn Trust have come together to display a selection of the collection's wonderful artefacts with a series of free exhibitions over the next three years, as well as other work collected by and for the people of Berwick.
With a fortune made in shipping, Sir William Burrell purchased art and objects from around the world. Most of his collection was donated to his home in Glasgow, but around 50 paintings and 300 decorative items were given to Berwick when he moved to nearby Hutton Castle.
The collection features work by masters such as Degas, Boudin and Maris, ancient Roman and Venetian glass, Japanese imari pottery and Ming porcelain, which will be displayed over the next three years.
Sir Roy Strong who opened the exhibition first exploded onto the national stage as Director of The National Portrait Gallery and won subsequent acclaim as a revitalizing, crusading Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Having spent much of his life at the helm of two great national cultural institutions and with a reputation as a quick-witted, fearless observer of the wider cultural scene, this rare visit by Sir Roy to Berwick is bound to spark a lively debate."
Written by James Lowther, Head of Visual Art, Berwick Visual Art