I create studio quality still life product photography for designer-makers, artists and craftspeople, alongside other creative businesses and brands.
Since setting up the studio in 2013, I've been very fortunate to work with some very talented people, producing exceptional work in their respective fields. Clients have used the images produced on their websites, social media and in print. Many images have provided clients with additional coverage and have been published in journals and industry magazines.
To sell your products online its important to highlight special finishes, bring out textures and to capture reflective products in a professional way. You may find this difficult to achieve yourself, which is why I use professional lighting techniques and equipment.
Most clients have either had specific requirements and ideas, or have been less sure and have needed creative input and guidance throughout. As a creative myself I am able to provide this.
Of course not all clients are familiar with either product photography, or indeed working with a professional photographer. In my INFO section you will find various guides, on how to write a brief, what to consider when doing so, and how to prepare for a shoot. If you're still unsure I do offer a sample shoot service, which you may find useful. I generally use these to explore either the ideas around your design, or the way in which the product may be used.
" I think your pics really help define my look and brand"
Jo Scott, Scott & Robson Designs
"I sent some of the new card images to my card publisher yesterday for him to show potential clients and he got a massive order from Australia - I think your images were integral to this so thought you'd like to know :)"
Helen, Helen Russell Creations
"WOW! They are brilliant! Just what I imagined
and the texture picked up perfectly, Thank you."
Jill, Rocket 68 Designs
"We always discussed the look we wanted to achieve before any work was carried out. An idea was then sent to me before we proceeded on the whole collection"
Claire, Claire Louise Creative Studio
"Richard, THANK-YOU so much, I'm only on my mobile at the moment but the images look flipping amazing!!! Can't wait to see them on my computer."
Kathy, Dotty Dog Art
"Richard is the saviour of my product photography.
I ship stuff off to him, and fab images fly back!"
Helen, Helen Russell Creations
"I appreciate the mix of images and the quick turn-a-round to fit in with my timescale."
Dawn, MDM Creations
My creative journey started early at school when I produced my own magazine, it wasn’t exactly hot off the press in those days, more a case of cutting, pasting and photocopying but it led to an early interest in all things visual, and it left a lasting impression. Later I graduated with a B A (Hons) in Photography and Graphic Design and have worked for a number of different companies in both of these areas.
Since moving to a larger studio I have begun to incorporate furniture into the shoots, such as vintage, early 20th C and Mid Century pieces. I’m very proud that we are producing more UK made items, and I enjoy incorporating older items that were made in the UK as props.
Sometimes I ‘root’ the product in a set that reflects the design, I’ve done this with a lot of designs inspired by the sea, and the countryside. I’ve always loved, and felt most at home when in the countryside. Which is where I've found found objects, such as items washed up by the sea or found while walking through local forests.