Author and garden writer Lia Leendertz on her allotment. From a folio for IGPOTY in 2012. Lia has been interviewed twice recently by Cerys Matthews on BBC R6 about her new annual Almanac, a seasonal guide to the year. Author and garden writer Laetitia Maklouf in her garden. Part of a folio for IGPOTY in 2012
From the archive – For What Car magazine, 1986. We borrowed the ‘new’ Renault Savanna from the Paris Motor Show as it closed on the first day and did night shots around the city with two other cars. Ended up doing this dawn shot as a last ditch effort to get a cover before returning the car to the show at 8am for the second day. A deadline dreamed up by someone still tucked up in bed! The final cover and layout, from What Car? December 1986.
A regular visitor to Andalucia, Spain, I’ve been taking photos there since 2004 – usually landscape, or urban landscape, sometimes people. Tomas, 14.8.11…..In Conil there is an outcrop of rock, with layers of blue green clay in which bathers cover themselves, believing it’s good for the skin.
From the Coast of Light project – Amor, Humor, Respto. Graffiti, Tarifa, 2009.
Portfolio shot from a couple of years ago – Wedding flowers, styled by Clare Nolan and Susanne Hatwood for The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine.
Sorting through some old contact sheets….c1986, Pendine Sands. I think this sums up pretty much every car photoshoot I did in Wales. Art Director Nick Dixon on the left, me loading film. I also remember being accosted by the MOD Police for straying onto the beach on a red flag. They confiscated film on the grounds that my photos could have captured missiles being fired out to sea. These were sent back to us after they were processed….as the images showed nothing more than run of the mill hatchbacks in very wet sand!
Platanus x hispanica or London plane, Kew. From the archive, 18.2.11
Alys Fowler on her allotment, 2.11.12. Some test shots taken whilst playing with ideas, talking and drinking tea. I don’t think any from this small set have been used, but I’ve always been fond of them.
Portfolio images, initially taken for the Which? Consumer Group, for a Tulip trial at their gardens at Capel Manor.
Close-up of waterlilies in the main lake at Monet’s garden, Giverny. Unknown varieties – records of the plants in the garden were not as detailed as I normally find in UK gardens.