We shot this in Georgies spare bedroom, Georgie was cooking in the Kiitchen next-door ..sadly not in Russia. This was the first time I had ever shot or eaten caviar..definitely an acquired taste.
Following on from Sarah Price last year the ‘Pot Batten’ is handed on to Julia Wylie. Again these were shot in March of last year during a mini 20c heatwave…
Excerpt from food feature in last saturdays Telegraph magazine, I look at this and wish summer was here..
Could not resist putting these up on the blog, sadly they were just not foodie enough for the book plus I shot them in Black and White!
They have a timeless feel which B/W does so well…
Finally April 11th sees the publication of the Yeo Valley cookbook! It was a long journey as these projects sometimes are but it looks good..
We shot all the food in a very beautiful barn deep in the Somerset countryside, props were couriered up from london before each week of photography. I think it makes a huge difference to the pictures shooting in the location the subject matter is based on, both in terms of light and inspiration.
Heres a really nice layout from the April 2013 of Country Living.
Flour Mills are really tough places to shoot, usually they are fairly dark and the light comes in through odd places. The things you want to be lit are usually in darkness or deep shadow, but with perseverance and the odd reflector they can be magical…
Flour Mills have a timeless charm, no engines are running just the sound of running water and the grinding of stone. Its a very organic process where todays technology is not very present!
In their lunch hour these children would come down to the farm situated next to the school and feed the animals.
My lasting memory from the shoot is a group of 10 year old pupils desperately holding onto a huge billy goat, who happened to not like standing still for a photograph, everybody was laughing except the poor goat of course.
Back in Debbie Majors Kitchen its time for chicken. One of my dreams is to have a back-garden big enough for chickens. The thought of fresh eggs every morning is wonderful. The only problem is the family of urban foxes living under my garden shed…
Its been a while but heres the latest tearsheet from Febuary 2013 Delicious magazine.
Yes its the infamous Onion! The Bahgees were a particular highlight…
This was a first for me. I had not really explored Yorkshire before, but like many places within the UK it has its wonderful undiscovered corners.
The opening shot has turned out to be one of the best landscape shots I have taken in my career and if I ever have to put together a list of my personal top ten then this shot would definitely be there. The sun was very low and the late September light cast a lovely warm glow picking out the strands of grass, the rolling storm clouds added to the scene.
Emily Bronte could not of picked a more dramatic backdrop to site her novel Wurthering Heights against!