Travel

Liverpool Travel Photography | Hop & Barley Volume 8

Once famous as the city with a pub on every corner, Liverpool is one of those places where it’s never been difficult to get a good drink. And in that respect at least, little appears to have changed. Even though the landscape has changed indelibly - tough industrial past softened in the transition to vibrant modern city - the pubs still possess a magnetic attraction. Grand old boozers suck you in with their splendour, and underground drinking holes hold dark, decadent appeal.” Sam Turner, Hop & Barley Volume 8

The imagery here features a nice cross section of the different areas of my work. A mix of travel photography, street photography, interiors, as well as still life and portraiture. Working with the team at Hop & Barley I was commissioned to capture a selection of photography for the Liverpool focused Volume 8.

The project was split into a few different sections. We explored the city creating images of the obvious main sights, as well as digging into the more obscure, and finding different takes to sum up the feel of the city. Later in the day we visited a wide variety of the pubs, bars and breweries that call the city home, capturing the atmosphere and feel of each space. These included the maritime referencing The Ship and Mitre, craft mecca Dead Crafty Beer Co just across the road. Cosy corner pub The Grapes over on Roscoe Street, the semi speakeasy 23 Club underneath the Clove Hitch restaurant (sadly no longer open). Back towards the centre of town we stopped by the Merchant, a vast space, serving pizza and well know for putting on big name DJ’s. Finishing off we wandered over to Black Lodge in the Baltic Triangle area, a new microbrewery and taproom, arriving before the evening rush it was the perfect spot to capture some portraits of Steven Burgess for the In Conversation feature.

To see the full feature get a copy of Hop & Barley Volume 8 here.

“Liverpool’s strength lies in venues of this kind; their quirky charm shaped by the city’s past and the Scouse desire to plough a different furrow. It may not match up to fellow northern powerhouses Manchester and Leeds in terms of the depth and maturity of its beer scene, but it possesses an allure that remains hard to beat. A handsome, compact city centre, a friendly welcome and a respect for heritage will surely see it thrive in the years to come.” Sam Turner, Hop & Barley Volume 8

Liverpool docks and tate travel photographer
Travel photography Liverpool museum and open eye gallery
Billy Fury statue at liverpool docks
liver building and radio city editorial photographer in liverpool
Cunard building liverpool docks travel photographer
Ship and Mitre real ale pub interiors liverpool
lifestyle photographer liverpool drinks in ship and mitre pub
editorial photography details in Ship and Mitre pub
Dead crafty beer co Liverpool bar photography
Dead crafty beer co beertography details
bar and interiors photographer liverpool
Dead Crafty beer co editorial photography for Hop & Barley Volume 8
beers being poured at Dead Crafty beer Co in liverpool
The Merchant liverpool bar lifestyle and interior
the merchant Liverpool interiors and lifestyle photos
Nightcrawler pizza liverpool food photographer
the merchant liverpool craft beer and exterior photography
people drinking as a Lifestyle photo in the Merchant Liverpool
The merchant liverpool details
Nightcrawler Pizza in the Merchant Liverpool food photographer
The Merchant Bar Liverpool exterior
Fly in the loaf liverpool hardman street
fly in the loaf lifestyle photographer liverpool
Cask ale pub in Liverpool the Fly in loaf
interior photos of the grapes pub liverpool
editorial photos of people enjoying beers in the grapes pub liverpool
Editorial Portrait of Steven Burgess in Liverpool Baltic Triangle
Black Lodge Brewery in Liverpool baltic triangle
Black lodge brewery kit and sign in Liverpool Baltic Triangle
Black and white photo of craft beer bar 23 club in liverpool
beer drinks and glass in 23 Club Liverpool
Beer Pouring photo in the 23 Club in Liverpool

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
Photo of chefs at work in Leeds Ox Club
Wild Beer x Ox Club tasting menu
Cats Pyjamas indian street food photos leeds
Commercial bar photography cats pyjamas leeds
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
Leeds Beer Week x Deya tap takeover at waterlane boat house
Bundobust event for leeds beer week
Whitelocks x kirkstall brewery tap takeover
North Bar Leeds Commercial photography and bottle tasting
Craft Beer photographer leeds - North Bar
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
Cross Keys x Melissa Cole charity beer dinner leeds
Cross Keys x Melissa Cole charity beer dinner leeds

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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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