Mad Hatter Brewery Photography for Hop & Barley Magazine

I’m still not sure when I first heard of Mad Hatter Brewery. It might have been seeing Penny Lane a few years back, or maybe Nightmare on Bold Street. The names reminding me of trips to Liverpool when I was younger. The labels jumped out at me, simple, yet fun, all featuring the Mad Hatter Rabbit up to different escapades. Between the pales and stouts there was the signature experiments, from the (slightly less common at the time) Imperious IPA (11.7% double IPA), to the Rhubarb and Custard (featuring Yorkshire triangle’s forced Rhubarb). The drinks might not have been to everyone’s taste, I remember the reaction of shock and confusion to a Tzatziki Sour from a group in the Wakefield Beer Exchange one weekend. 

Growing from a smaller space in the trendy Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, to a newer warehouse on the North Dock’s area things seemed to be going well. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, last year time was called on the Brewery. Gaz, moved onto Gibberish ( https://twitter.com/gibberishpub ), Angus is now Head Brewer over at Glen Affric Brewery down the road in the Wirral (https://glenaffricbrewery.com ). 

The imagery featured here, was captured for Vol 8 of Hop & Barley. With Liverpool as the focus location it was only right that Mad Hatter featured as the Brewery story. At the time they were putting the finishing touches to the new facility, there was talk of possible starting to can. (Which they did a little while later). The space was massive and could have hosting such a variety of events, however it wasn’t to be. 

To see the full feature on Mad Hatter Brewery, and the Liverpool city tour buy a copy of Hop & Barley volume 8 here. Thank you to Hop & Barley for a little paragraph from the article here written by Sam Turner. 

The Mad Hatter story is one in which everything seems to have aligned nicely for the company; limitations were turned into strengths, a restless passion for brewing translated into a journey of bold new tastes, and characters coming into the fold who faithfully represented the brewery’s philosophy. From the name and the distinctive aesthetic, through to the vibrant tastes and direction of the constantly rotating roll call of beers. “I think [the hand-drawn bottle designs and logo] goes really well with the beer and the way the brewery has been set up,” says Sue of artist Stealthy Rabbit’s designs. The crudely-drawn rabbit starring in the eye-catching illustrations perfectly encapsulates the lo-fi ethos of the brewery which, early on, translated into unknowable brewing results. Gaz takes up the narrative: “It was never the same each time, Penny Lane was 6.5% to start off with and it was like that for a while and then it slowly came down. So if we did make the same beer twice, it was probably completely different.”
Sam Turner, Hop & Barley Vol 8

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Albourne Estate | Sparkling Wine & Vermouth Product Photography

In preparation for the launch of 40 Vermouth, Alison Nightingale from Albourne Estate got in touch with me to produce a selection of imagery that could be used on their website and other marketing. Although the vermouth is perfect for drinking on it’s own, or with ice, the bottle featured a small fold out recipe card featuring a selection of cocktails. So I captured 8 different cocktails, as well as the vermouth on it’s own and on ice, all in a variety of suitable glasses. Along with these I used a selection of the 40 botanicals to showcase the flavours in the drink.

At the same time at Albourne Estate the newest batch of Blanc de Blancs, and Rose de Noirs was ready so we created a selection of imagery showcasing the label and some lifestyle images that could be used to promote the bottles. Finally I captured a few images of the promotional booklet that Albourne Estate are using to promote the bottles, to help tell the full story of the wines.

Albourne Estate Vineyard : www.albourneestate.co.uk // Graphic Design by www.studioparr.co.uk

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The Five Points Brewing Co | Product Photography

The Five Points Brewing Co commissioned me to capture a selection of product and lifestyle images to showcase their bottles, cans, kegs and casks. With Whitelocks and Turks Head being part of the Five Points family it was the prefect location to set up the images. With its marble bar, and dark velvet booths it allowed the pump clips and bottles to jump out. Keeping a mix of flash and natural lit images so that there was a wider variety of styled images available. They have expanded the can range since, as well as adding the Pembury Tavern to their new Taproom. 

https://fivepointsbrewing.co.uk/

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Ibiza Chilli Sauces | Product Photography

I was commissioned by Will at Studio Parr to shoot some imagery of the bottles he had designed for the Ibiza Chilli Co. The sauces have been made in Ibiza by Sid Shanti, using a range of different chilli’s grown on the island. So in keeping with the designs that focus on the different chilli’s in each sauce. I shots a mixture of fun and playful images using different chilli’s as lay flats, as well as some more direct detail shots of focusing on the labels and the illustrations. 


Studio Parr || www.studioparr.co.uk
Ibiza Chilli Co || www.sidshanti.com

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Design studio photography | BML Creative, Leeds

BML Creative are a Leeds based Marketing, Brand and Communications agency. They got in touch as they needed some some photos to accompany their new website. In keeping with approachable feel to the site, they wanted some natural and relaxed imagery. The photos needed to show the overall feel of the space they have, but also plenty of the details around the studio that shared the personality of the team. 

Making the use of the studio space, I captured some portraits of Co-Founders Dave and Natalie. As well as heading out into some of the shared areas within the Shine building to capture individual portraits as well. 

To find about more about BML Creative and see the images in context head on over to www.bml-creative.co.uk

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Leeds Beer Week 2017

Its coming up to Leeds Beer week 2018 so I have put together a blog of some of 2017’s events. I pulled together a team of photographers for the week and between us we covered over 50 events in Leeds and the surrounding areas, aiming to create some nice imagery focussed on capturing the atmosphere and people having a great time and enjoying what the Leeds beer scene has on offer at this great annual event. 

A few of my shots are below and highlight some of the best breweries in the UK at the moment, to name a few, Wild Beer Co, Thornbridge, Deya, Kirkstall Brewery, Redchurch, Affinity Brew Co and Wild Childe. 

Can’t wait for this weeks events to start, if you see us out and about shooting pop and say hi.

Food at Ox Club Leeds
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Wild Beer x Ox Club tasting menu
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Thrornbridge brewery sour beer tasting at North Bar leeds
Thornbridge sour beer tasting at North Bar Leeds
Waterlane Boathouse Leeds beer week tap takeover with Deya
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Bundobust event for leeds beer week
Whitelocks x kirkstall brewery tap takeover
North Bar Leeds Commercial photography and bottle tasting
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Redchurch tap takeover at Veritas leeds
Wild Childe meet the brewery photography at head of steam leeds
Little Leeds Beer House editorial photography
Headrow house Lervig beer tap takeover Leeds
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Cross Keys x Melissa Cole charity beer dinner leeds

Thornbridge Brewery

Thornbridge is a brewery who when I see the beers on the bar I pretty much always have to go for. Jaipur on cask was one of the earlier drinks that got me interested in the Beer industry without even realising it. I remember seeing it pop up not just around Leeds, but also when I went back to Derby and Nottingham to see friends and family. So when Hop and Barley asked me to document a visit to Thornbridge to celebrate the brewery’s 10th birthday I was looking forward to it. 

I headed down to the brewery with Nick (Hop & Barley) and Scott (from Little Less Known, who made a video to accompany the visit which is available here). We were welcomed into the main site, and given a full tour of the brewery, popping into the lab, as well as the impressive barrel store. After exploring the main site to really tell the story of where everything started we jumped in the car to visit Thornbridge Hall. Less than 10 minutes drive we pulled up at the original home of Thornbridge the 10bbl kit housed just behind the Hall. As expected it’s a cosy space but has a lovely contrast to the newer and sleeker production facility. 

To read the feature in Hop & Barley Vol 5 grab a copy from their site here

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Hong Kong | Travel Photography

Hong Kong has been on my must visit list for a while, and when I finally made it over it certainly didn’t disappoint. With Hong Kong Island being way more compact than I realised it was perfect for exploring the different areas on foot. Taking in the hidden backstreets and areas between each area for the less seen sights. Meanwhile Kowloon felt like a different place all together, on a rainy day it was like being in Manchester, grey, wet yet beautiful. It’s a place I’d like to explore again, and such a good location for travel photography.

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Grub & Grog at Northern Monk Refectory for Hop & Barley Magazine

The Grub & Grog shop are a Leeds based cafe/shop. Focusing on fresh and local produce they have a menu that changes depending on the season. For Volume 6 of Hop & Barley magazine they showcased a recipe that had developed season by season, taking it's, then, current form as the Celeriac Savoury Porridge. At the time the Grub & Grog shop were based in the Northern Monk Refectory so made use of various ingredients from the brewing process, and in this case, Beer Vinegar and Hop Syrup. 

Making the most of the refectory space, I shot a selection of images capturing the different stages of the recipe. Which were then included alongside the magazine feature. The Grub & Grog shop now have made themselves at home in Sheaf St Cafeteria, while the Northern Monk Refectory has a quarterly changing pop-up kitchen. There's still chance to get a copy of the recipe in Vol 6 of Hop and Barley in their online store.

 
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High Weald Brewery Promotional & Product photography

High Weald Brewery Promotional & Product photography

I was commissioned by Studio Parr  to capture a selection of imagery of the new branding they had designed for High Weald Brewery. With the identity relaunch I created a range of imagery around the brewery, taking in a selection of portraits, detail as well as general brewery photos. 

The new logo and branding style was designed to play on the local feel using some beautiful illustrations for a clear and strong look when displaying in pubs/shops. Taking the feel of the logo we visited a local blacksmith to produce some images that had an industrial and hands-on feel. 

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Leeds Beer Week - Beer Yorkshire Exhibition

As part of Leeds Beer WeekNorth Bar & The Brunswick will be hosting my photography exhibition celebrating the Yorkshire Beer Scene, the exhibitions will be up from Monday the 29th of August So pop on over and help us to celebrate what we have around Leeds while enjoying some cracking beers. 

I have been working with a wide range of people and businesses involved in the industry, the project focuses on the people that make the local beer scene so interesting such as writers, designers, bloggers, maltsters, & farmers amongst others. I have also been documenting what a wide range of locations and kits are used to create artisan products, and the locations in which these are being produced. The exhibition is just the first stage, I’ll be continuing to shoot and document the Yorkshire beer scene so if you want get involved get in touch for a chat.

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Leeds Bar Scene for Hop & Barley

I’m in the process of shooting a project for Leeds Beer Week and during this I’ve been revisiting a number of locations I’ve previously documented. So thought it was a good time to look back at a commission that I shot for Hop & Barley magazine for Vol 4. 

For each volume the Hop & Barley team investigate the beer scene in a different town or city. For this issue the focus was Leeds. With the idea of looking at a selection of the locations in Leeds and to document the journey through the different bars we visited on the day.  Here’s a selection of the images, to read the full story grab a copy from Hop & Barley here. Included in the journey was Friends of Ham, Northern Monk Refectory, Tall Boys, North Bar, Tapped and finally Bundobust.

For more info on Hop & Barley or to grab back issues head on over to hopandbarley.co.uk/

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Indy Man Beer Convention 2015 | Victoria Baths Manchester

Indy Man Beer Con is alway a special event and in it’s 4th year it’s constantly evolving and meeting the changing appetites of the attendees. Held at the Victoria Baths in Manchester it is a beer festival featuring a wide range of local, national and international breweries. This year has seen tweaks to the format adding extra capacity using all the available space to the maximum, and allowing the different sponsor partners to really put a stamp on the spaces. Cloudwater Brew Co recreated the relaxed and airy feel of their brewery tap in the pineapple room which previously held the food matching events. With the extended outdoor street food options instead it made sure there was loads of great stuff to pick from, and gave Cloudwater the space to really showcased the wide range they are producing right now.  The Turkish Baths was split into an international room featuring Vertical Brands in the front section pouring Mikkeller, and Galway Bay amongst others, while Northern Monk created a dark abbey feel with their space. Keeping with the tradition of having the brewers and brewery teams serve the beers is perfect for those who needed a little extra help in deciding what to drink, and for the beer geeks an opportunity to have a quick chat and find out more about the stories behind the brews available. It also worked really well pulling all the collaboration beers together on a single bar. This meant it was quick and easy to give all the one off’s created for the IMBC 15 a try or even pick up a 6 pack of them in the take home cans. A extra unique and special feature was the Indy Can Beer Container. Working with We Can Solutions the organisers created the option taking any beer available home. At each bar were empty cans that could be filled and then taken to the canning station for sealing, a great way of using up the remaining tokens or just taking a favourite drink home. 

Find more info on Indy Man Beer Con over at www.indymanbeercon.co.uk 

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Magic Rock Bar & Victoria Baths at IMBC
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If you have a craft beer festival you need photography for and want to chat feel free to drop me a line using the contact form here.

Little Leeds Beer House

Little Leeds Beer House is a cosy little store tucked away upstairs in the Corn Exchange. Ran by Richard, Bryony and James they focus on selling a wide range of craft beers, with a smaller but equally fine range of wine's and spirits. Making use of the space in the evening as a great spot for a meet the brewer, home brew club and other special one off's.


www.littleleedsbeerhouse.com/

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The year that was 2015

It’s always good to look back at the images I’ve shot at the start of a new year and use them as a jumping off point to push me further with the new projects and shoots. So I’ve pulled together below a selection of my favourite images, taking in Editorial, commercial projects as well as personal work. My best of 2015 wedding photography can be found over here

If you want to chat about working together to create images that tell a story or showcase your brand, or just want to talk more about producing some fresh imagery please get in touch here via social media or here.

Friends of Ham, Leeds
Andy High Weald Brewery
Hong Kong Travel Photography
Brussels
Hop & Barley Launch, Thornbridge Brewery
Victoria Baths, Manchester
IMBC 2015,
Grundtvig's Church Copenhagen
Kyle Wolak, Warpigs head brewer
Shuffleboard for olympics promo
Breathing Space, Rotherham
Aamanns deli & Copenhagen Palace Guard
Thornbridge Brewery
Jaipur Bottling at Thornbridge brewery
Breathing Space, Rotherham
Indy Man Beer Con at Victoria Baths
High Weald Brewery & Brewdog Paradox Compass Box
Shuffledog launch event for EFP
Round Tower Copenhagen
Friends of Ham, Leeds
Shuffledog Launch Event, Cloudwater Winter IPA
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Cantillon Brewery
IMBC 2015
Thornbridge Hall Brewery
Rebecca
Quantum Brewery at IMBC 2015
Tall Boys Beer Shop, Leeds
Shuffledog, Leeds
Breathing Space, Rotherham
Shuffledog, Leeds
Headrow House, Leeds
Colours May Vary & Frederik's Church
Thornbridge Brewery Hall Brewery front cover on Hop & Barley Vol 5
Anchor Steam Beer
Hop & Barley, Thornbridge Brewery Interview Spread
Sir Derek Myers
High Weald Brewery
Copenhagen
Atelier September & Illum Store
Nostell Priory
Cloudwater Brewery, Manchester
Yayoi Kusama,  Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Thornbridge Brewery
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Tank Tasting at Cloudwater Brewery
Little Leeds BeerHouse