Archive for the ‘Commissioned Photography’ Category

Dog Portrait – Randy Joe

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

This handsome chap turned up on our doorstep this morning, so I decided to do a quick dog portrait session while we tried to track down where he was from.

Border Collie Dog Portait

– Hello, is that the Mill Farm?


– I don’t suppose you’ve lost a sheep dog have you? We found one at our back gate this morning.

Oh, yes, the boys said they were missing one this morning

– A black and white Collie?

Yes. Emm… do you have a bitch in heat?

– Yes, I think Skye might be.

Ah, that’ll be Joe then. I’ll send someone to collect him.

Photo usage in ‘Virtuoso Life’

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I’ve just tracked down another usage of one on my  stock photographs sold through Alamy (er, yes, I was googling myself).


This shot, taken inside The Apartment Bar in Belfast appeared in the January/February 2009 issue of Virtuoso Life, “the flagship magazine of Virtuoso member travel advisors”.  Apparently Virtuoso is the industry’s leading network of luxury travel agents.


It is not the most exciting shot, but it is probably an unusual angle on a pretty common subject.  And for this article, is perfect for demonstrating that Belfast bars are not all about Guinness and old men in corners with fiddles…

This photograph was taken on the same photo shoot as my favourite takeaway restaurant photo (which sold again yesterday).

Environmental Portrait Photography

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Down to some  stables near Cupar in Fife today to do a photo shoot with an animal physiotherapist for her new website.

Animal Physiotherapist

It was a really fascinating session – just seeing the way she works which is very subtle and gentle but seems to have a dramatic effect on the horse.  I was trying to stay in the background and photograph as unobtrusively as possible – we didn’t do any setup shots, they were all taken in the course of a normal horse physio treatment.

Horse Physio

Animal PhsyioBack next week to do some shots of dog physiotherapy.