Now that the sun has been out for a few days I’ve turned my attention to some lovely salads that are perfect for spring. Here’s one I shot for Park Royal Studios and their delicious catering facilities at The Cove. Enjoy while the rain stays away!
Food Styling: Stephanie Knowles-Dellner
Client: Park Royal Studios
Earlier in the year I shot a still life project of all the things that caught my eye. You can view the whole project here and see if you agree that I would make a good magpie.
It has always struck me as odd that nursery rhymes are told to children as a means to soothe and calm when the meaning behind the words tend to be sinister, eerie and often misunderstood. In this project I have revisited 5 nursery rhymes and through lighting and props have given them a malevolent feel rather than the pleasantly illustrated ones of our childhood. The full project can be viewed here: http://www.debbylewisharrison.com/projects/nursery-rhymes/
Ring a Ring o’ Roses – often mistaken for being about the black death the origins and meaning are unknown
The Owl and the Pussycat – although this is a poem and not a nursery rhyme it has quite an odd feel to it despite being a poem essentially about love
Humpty Dumpty – some people think Humpty Dumpty refers to a large cannon used during the English civil war
Old Mother Hubbard – refers to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey who fell out of favour with King Henry VIII by not facilitating the Kings divorce from Queen Katherine of Aragon
Three Blind Mice – mainly thought to be about the bloody execution of 3 Protestant bishops by the hands of Queen Mary I
Styling: Nina Beresford
Here’s a couple of shots I did for the stock cube people Knorr before Christmas. The Pea soup can be eaten chilled so is perfect all year round but while the weather is still a little chilly warm up with the French Onion complete with an oversized gruyere crouton.
Prop Styling: Kate Vaughan
Food Styling: Stephanie Knowles-Dellner
This is my very good friend, the super talented stylist Nina Beresford. We’ve been friends for years but don’t manage to shoot together very often due to geographical locations. Here she is with one of the characters from a recent shoot we did and a shot of her I took when I was first getting into photography. Nina has a first in fashion and was able to rustle up a waistcoat for our stuffed owl in less time than it takes to say twit-ta-woo. Watch this space for the project we worked on together. http://www.ninaberesford.co.uk
Costa Christmas Campaign
I was lucky enough this year to be asked to shoot the Costa Christmas Campaign. We had lots of festive fun shooting in the lovely July weather recreating our idea of warm and cosy Christmas time. Here are a few of the shots, see my Commissions page for more and of course drop into a Costa for a cup of something chocolatey too. With thanks to Karmarama and Art Directors Jon Iredale and Laila Milborrow.
Prop Styling: Rosalind Keep
Food Styling: Eliza Baird
New Baking Video
I’ve been busy lately working on a lovely Christmas campaign for Costa coffee but I managed to find time to make a video about baking. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/133775513
Food Styling: Lucy-Ruth Hathaway
Videographer: Andy Little
The Vegetable Patch
Last month I worked with the uber talented Lucy Ruth Hathaway from Hers on a lovely fruit and vegetable series. All of the ingredients had to be sliced very thinly so we could shine as much light through them as possible. We also managed to create time lapse videos which you can see here: https://vimeo.com/133035981
I am a magpie and would go to Magpie’s Anonymous if such a thing existed. So long as it’s shiny and irresistible I covet it. Here’s a good example of my gold love.
As a former stylist I still love to play around with what’s going on in front of the camera as well as behind – call me greedy if you like. Here are some pretty as a picture interior images I shot recently which feature my beautiful parakeet Lydia by http://www.abigail-brown.co.uk.