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The odd snippet of news and information that may be of interest, as well as details of new images soon to be available.
GREETINGS CARD
GREETINGS CARDS | The image left, is one of three pictures selected for part of the Heart of a Garden range of greetings cards produced by Art Eco Designs. This particular card is sold in support of The Woodland Trust. View the full range of greetings cards and other stationery products on the The Heart of a Garden website.




Book Cover
BOOK COVER | A much photographed hill in west Dorset (Colmer's Hill), shot by me, forms the main background image for the cover of a book set during World War I recently published in the Czech Republic. The cover is actually a composite of 5 or 6 images. I'm not sure if it's a bestseller in the Czech Republic, but I doubt I'll ever see it on sale in Waterstones. More recently I have been shooting the odd image specifically with book cover use in mind, and have had one image shortlisted (but not selected) by a UK publisher. Shooting for book covers means I need to work in a slightly different way, and I have much to learn. Still, it'll be interesting to try and master something new.



Autumn Reflections
AUTUMN IN SOMERSET | The first week of November saw me in north Somerset capturing the autumn colours, with shoots at Stourhead (left) and surrounding area, as part of a commission and also stock shoot. Go to Recent Images to see some of the results from my trip.

Seatown Sunset
NATIONAL TRUST COLLECTION | A new portfolio page featuring just a few of the 300+ images (so far) I've produced for the National Trust.



BED & BREAKFAST TREATS | If you're looking at exploring north Somerset or west Dorset to take advantage of some stunning photogenic locations or just to enjoy a relaxing break, then I can fully recommend two outstanding and award-winning B&B's in this part of south-west England.
A Romantic Ruin
MIDDLETON HOUSE B & B | Situated on the edge of Shepton Mallet in picturesque north Somerset, it is the perfect base from which to explore the historic city of Wells as well as Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge, as all are within easy reach. Gill and Kevin are your exceptional hosts providing comfortable and spotless rooms and a breakfast worth making the trip alone! To find out more, visit MIDDLETON HOUSE B&B

A View to the Coast
WARREN HOUSE B & B | The perfect base for a trip to west Dorset. Located in Chideock, a village between Bridport and Lyme Regis, it's ideally situated for exploring both coast and countryside in this beautiful part of Dorset. Golden Cap and Seatown are both within walking distance. A warm and friendly welcome awaits from lovely hosts Jane and Laurie, as well as wonderful rooms and another truly fantastic breakfast! To find out more, visit WARREN HOUSE B&B

Potted History article
FREELANCE WRITER | A page showcasing some of my writing, and includes some of the articles from my ongoing commission withThe Countryman magazine.



MAJOR 13 PART SERIES UK MAGAZINE COMMISSION |
I've been commissioned by the long established UK magazine, The Countryman, to photograph and write a series of articles (10 out of 13) on British Gardens, to be published during 2015 and 2016. As well as Northamptonshire, trips planned so far will see me travelling to Wales, Northumberland, Hampshire and Lincolnshire, with a few more locations still in the planning stage.

Hampshire Life cover, April 2015
HAMPSHIRE LIFE cover | The cover of the April 2015 issue of Hampshire Life, features one of my Test Valley images (cropped to portrait format), shot during my trip to the River Itchen and River Test area of Hampshire in May 2014.






LOOP IMAGES January 2014 | Having met their strict quality control requirements, I have been accepted onto the books of Loop Images. They are one of the UK's top Image Libraries, supplying premium Rights Managed images to all editorial, advertising and commercial markets, both in the UK and worldwide.

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