Whilst out scouting locations in early May we were treated to the annual beautiful Bluebell show in the West Woods near Marlborough, Wilts.
A stormy Bangkok Skyline, taken in the Ekemain region during monsoon season.
Peter on the tractor.
A recent commission from the Sunday Times Magazine, photographing student Sophie Pender in Bristol. Sophie has set up an advocacy group to represent students who have not arrived at Bristol University from Private Schools.
An interesting morning spent photographing Grant Harold former butler and member of the Royal Household of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales based at Highgrove House.
I'm very fond of this portrait taken towards the end of last year. It was actually shot during a break between other setups and ended up being my favourite photograph.
Over the Summer of 2016 I received a fun set of commissions from the Telegraph, which involved travelling around the UK photographing a series titled 'Bizarre Blighty'. The series focused on eccentric events and peculiar pastimes particular to our funny little island. From Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling to Black Pudding Tossing competitions. I haven't had a chance to edit through all the images shot for the commission (time time slipping through my fingers), but here's my picture story from the Ferret Racing event at the annual Chatsworth Country Fair. I'll endeavour to get the other photo stories up on the blog as soon as I get enough free time.
I photographed the Italian road bike frame builer Marco Bertoletti for Cyclist Magazine in Bristol last month.
The bespoke bike frame Marco is using as a prop in these images is an 'IL 58' model. Built using 'grade 9 titanium frame'. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but at the best part of £6000 I presume it's a very capable bike in the right hands.
Marco spoke no English and I speak no Italian, I've become very adept at communicating directions through gesticulation, although it's highly likely I appear somewhat manic to the subject.
2016 has been another fantastic year at the Gareth Iwan Jones HQ. We decided to see the year out on Jurassic Park (The incredible Cofete Beach, Fuerteventura). Spending quality time with Mrs Iwan Jones. We filmed a quick Drone Selfie that sparked a lot of interest, a wondeful finish to the year. Happy New Year to you all! x
This is the very striking Ellie from Cardiff. Photographed for a feature on long term health issues.
I spent a bright an sunny day in October in Plymouth with some of the University's students. We were tasked with photographing a selection of images in and around some of the independent businesses found in the city.
This commission was a wonderfully interesting shoot - photographing behind the scenes at the Aston Martin production line in Warwickshire. I've seen a lot of factory floors in my photography career, but this site is particularly impressive. The Aston Martin production line stuck out for a number of reasons. Most notably, daylight balanced lighting on a factory floor... Every photographers dream.
Part of the shoot involved portraits with current CEO Andy Palmer. The tunnel (below) designed presumably to spot blemishes in paintwork made for an interesting backdrop.
Working as a photographer can often be a wonderful enabler. Some photo shoots allow you access to things you wouldn't otherwise get to see and to meet fascinating people you would never have crossed paths with. A recent interesting commission came by the way of English Heritage, spending the day at Charles Darwin's home Down House last month, photographing their head gardener Rowan Blaik about the house and grounds.
A couple of portraits photographed last month that I'm really pleased with. This is Jo Hill, an actor from Bristol. Her agent got in touch asking me to create a set of interesting still imagery for her casting portfolio.
I spent an afternoon last week shooting portraits with Neil Chadwick, co-founder of the Cornish clothing company Seasalt last week. It was a beautiful day to be on the South West coast, the shoot took place at the flagship store in Falmouth. Neil's very cute dog Pepe the CockaPoo naturally featured heavily.
Whilst chatting to Neil he very casually mentioned that he'd once been photographed by the great Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. Coincidentally this happened to me on a shoot the week before when I asked the subject whether they'd been photographed before, 'Oh a guy called Martin Parr took my portrait recently' came the reply. Nothing like knowing your photography idols have been here before to sharpen the focus.
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