Welcome to Design Photography

Commercial and Advertising Photography for Business and Graphics Professional


here at Imagemaker Studios we create imagery that is always exciting, fresh, experimental & occasionally - unexpected! But the images are designed to give your business’s advertising and marketing campaigns that unique edge you may have been missing until now. We combine our wealth of experience and qualifications with the latest studio kit to take you and your business on an ‘adventure with light’ that could produce something amazing, we do location work too throughout Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
Below are current and latest projects, if you wish to see more extensive portfolios please use the ‘portfolios’ section above. Thank you.

E-Commerce Photography Solutions


*GREAT NEWS* Imagemaker Studios are now offering even more e-commerce solutions by providing invisible mannequin imagery for the clothing sector and HTML5 360 degree spin photography - some latest examples are featured on a new page in the menu - simply move your mouse over them to see the animation, when published via your own server there will be a zoom function too.

Just for a short while we are featuring below a nice, fast paced portfolio video we have produced showing off all of the great imagery we carted during 2019 - it is on autoplay so please enjoy.
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ULU Nation

Web Site Product Photography


A recent shoot for the great guys at SOZO Design, Cheltenham’s leading web design agency. Ulu Nation CBD oils and lotions are a brand new product to market and we created a series of styled still life images, a small portfolio with models using the products and cut out product images for overlaying onto the web site background.
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Apex Medical

Medical Product Studio Photography


Our first shoot for this medical bed manufacturer based in Worcester - a series of 5 beds shot in various positions and movements illustrating the product’s incredible range and flexibility. All shot on medium format, cut out to white with drop shadow added.
Room set lifestyle images with models are to come in 2020.
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Furniture.co.uk

Styled Location Furniture Photography

As part of ongoing studio & location photography for this client we loved created these room set images with a subtle Christmas theme mostly for social media usage.
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Futura Foods

Styled Studio Food Photography


We have shot for this highly successful business before but not on this scale…Futura are the UK’s largest importer and distributor of European Cheeses, this shoot was designed for recipe cards, web site and customer product catalogues.
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Chaaboo Soaps

Studio Product Photography


Siri and I have been in touch for a few years now and recently she asked us to produce these still life images of her soaps for her revamped web site…I cannot understate how lovely these hand made soaps smell.
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Pamela Chen

Model Portfolio Photography


We have shot for this highly celebrated chef many time before but always her superb cooking, this time she is branching into a modelling career and we were asked to create a portfolio of images of many styles and moods for her online model agency profiles.
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Lloydlooms Furniture

Furniture Product Studio Photography


Yet another shoot for this great client Lloydlooms with new & cool designs like these bar stools. Once again images were created for multiple usages across web site and social media platforms.
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A beautifully styled Christmas dinner table with fairy lights and candles
The Find Cafe

Styled Location and Food Photography

A delightful shoot brought to us through a new client Culpepper & Co, together with the ever so talented stylist Dee who created a cool and contemporary Christmas wonderland, we shot several themes and scenarios.
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A beautifully styled bedroom interior with specially numbered and named door
Red Door Homes

Room Interiors Photography


We can finally publish some of these lovely room interiors from Red Door Homes, a HMO business established by the very lovely Dave and Beverley Lockett. These guys are life long friends of mine and have become immensely successful in the property industry around Cheltenham and Gloucester. www.red-door-homes.co.uk
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A delicious looking vegan burger with stuffing and vegan scratchings sat on a wooden surface
The Hogless Roast

Vegan Food Photography


Ross and Matt are the creators of this clever brand cooking and serving vegan hog roast burgers from locations across the UK. These two cool guys found us on Google and we had a great time shooting their delicious product together with sides here at the studio. www.thehoglessroast.com
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Soda Stream Global relaunch advertising photography
Soda Stream

Soda Stream Advertising Photography


Through our friends at Mosaique Design we were commissioned to shoot a Global relaunch for this famous brand. A superb video was created at the same time by the ever so talented Bexmedia. We are now pleased to publish this exciting portfolio.
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Product photography for Bentley 100th Anniversary
Bentley Giftware

Bentley 100th Anniversary Product Photography


Yet another Mosaique Design / Imagemaker Studios collaboration, we were commissioned to shoot all the 100th Anniversary giftware range for Bentley Cars and a few more besides, the imagery had to be perfect, not almost…perfect! The studio beat 9 other photographers to the job and we delivered.
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Industrial product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Desiccant Dry Air Systems

Industrial Product Photography


Some more images for this old client…we have been shooting for John at Desiccant Dry Air for the last 18 years and their industrial dehumidification machines just get better and better. Particularly difficult photography due to the product being made of stainless steel and highly reflective, the post production on these images is quite a task too. You can find our work on their site www.desiccantdryair.com
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Christmas themed Food photography by Imagemaker Studios
Creed Food Service

Creed Christmas Food Photography Campaign


Another Biannual shoot for this great client, their 2019 Christmas brochure is being produced and as usual we were commissioned to create 20-25 delicious images. The theme this year is blue / teal and gold with heavy slant on vegan recipes. Yummy.
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Jewellery brochure advertising photography by Imagemaker Studios
Beach Art Glass

Artisan Jewellery Product Photography


Beach Art Glass create beautiful jewellery from coloured glass all themed around the seaside, we had the privilege of creating their latest brochure & web site imagery.
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Brochure advertising product and industrial photography by Imagemaker Studios
Trackwise Designs

Tech Industry Brochure Photography


A brand new client for the studio…Trackwise create printed circuit boards and are the only company in the world capable of making unlimited lengths of multilayer FPC (flexible printed circuit). This portfolio was for their first annual report after stock market flotation.
www.trackwise.co.uk
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Food advertising studio photography by Imagemaker Studios
Creed Food service - butchery

Food Photography for Creed


A slightly different project from this great client…meat! A thoroughly enjoyable shoot again with lots of overhead shots which we specialise in, the oven and griddle did some overtime during the 2 days and I put on 5lbs!
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Metal hardware product studio photography by Imagemaker Studios
courtyard architectural hardware

Web Site Banners Product Photography


Some more images for this new client, this time a series of new web banners for their brand Henry Blake, web site coming soon.
www.courtyardah.co.uk
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Location food photography shot for the Tivoli Cinema by Imagemaker Studios
Tivoli Cinema

Location Food Photography


A brand new boutique cinema in the centre of Bath commissioned us to shoot their food portfolio, we were recommended to them by Rob at Creed Food Service. This cinema is part of the Empire Cinema chain and we hope this will lead to further work from this great British brand.
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Styled location food photography for Yantos of Gloucester by Imagemaker Studios
Yantos Pancake House

On Location Styled Food Photography


A Gloucestershire restaurant called Yantos asked us to shoot their entire menu and we jumped at this because we knew it would be a great addition to the portfolio. A delicious and colourful shoot resulted.
www.yantos.co.uk
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E-commerce furniture product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Enhanced Homes

Furniture E-Commerce Product Photography


A brand new client for the studio Enhanced Homes gave us a 3 day job to shoot all their furniture range, cut out to white and retouch where necessary, a perfect e-commerce client.
www.bedroomfurniture.co.uk
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Creative product studio photography of scissors and comb by Imagemaker Studios
BeHair UK

Hair Salon Product Photography


Our good friends at BeHair UK set us a lovely project to shoot their innovative and clever curved scissors in conjunction with other products in the ‘ARC’ range, these were for a launch exhibition in Italy this month.
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Creative food and drink studio photography by Imagemaker Studios
chapmans ikoyi

Styled Studio Food and Drink Photography


A PR agency commissioned us to shoot a small portfolio of atmospheric images & POS for this fledgling drinks brand. Joined by a food stylist we shot this lovely project in the studio though using controlled daylight. We were delighted with these images.
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Creative product and video production by Imagemaker Studios
Steve Toon Guitars

Creative Video Shoot and Production


My good friend and client Steve Toon builds custom classical guitars and is slowly becoming a world leader in his field. We have shot his product images for the last 2-3 years but he asked me to create a promo video for his web site, we don’t usually get involved with video but in this case we couldn’t resist.
Watch on Youtube
Creative studio food and drink advertising photography by Imagemaker Studios
Creed Food Service

Large set Food Photography for Creed


Once again our lovely client Creed Food Service asked was to create imagery for their 2018 Christmas brochure…the smell of Turkey cooking around the studio was almost too much to bear but we pulled through creating 12-15 atmospheric images that work beautifully. Creed Food Service come to us not just for great imagery but because we can handle much larger set ups and shoot overhead, a useful feature of our studio.
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Creative product advertising photography by Imagemaker Studios
courtyard architectural

Trade Magazine Advertising Photography


A brand new client for the studio Courtyard Architectural Hardware are designers and manufacturers of door furniture to the trade, we were asked to shoot some products for their brand Henry Blake and create a series of magazine adverts.
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Stylised advertising people and product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Soda Stream

Soda Stream Advertising Photography


Through our friends at Mosaique Design we were commissioned to shoot a Global relaunch for this famous brand. A superb video was created at the same time by the ever so talented Bexmedia. We are now pleased to publish this exciting portfolio.
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Creative studio portrait advertising photography by Imagemaker Studios
Tim Smith

Creative Portrait Advertising Photography


Tim is a concert pianist recently graduated from the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire, being a close friend of a close friend he needed a portfolio of images to create his first web site as a concert pianist.
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Cool and creative studio portrait photography by Imagemaker Studios
Jono & Kyle

Creative People Portraits for Advertising


One of my clients is BeHair chain of Salons for whom we have been shooting their product range - these images were of the directors Jono & Kyle, open to some cool and funky portraits, this is what we did for them.
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Stylised location hotel and restaurant food and drink photography by Imagemaker Studios
Manor by the Lake

Hotel and Restaurant Food Photography


This is a major hotel and wedding venue in Cheltenham and they were disappointed in their current food and wedding menu photography, after a meeting to find out what the issue was we set out to correct this, we have now done 2 sessions and look forward to several more.
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Advertising Photography for Lloydlooms Furniture brand by Imagemaker Studios
Lloyd Looms UK

Studio Furniture Web Site Photography


We were approached by a company who have bought the rights and trademark to this fabulous traditional brand of furniture and was commissioned to create a series of studio images to kick start the business in the UK, lifestyle location work will follow. www.lloydlooms.co.uk
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Creative advertising product photography by Imagemaker Studios
South West Custom Wheels

Beautifully Lit Product Photography


This is a company on the same trading estate as our studio who were building up a showcase of their talent and required quality studio images for the web site www.southwestcustomwheels.co.uk
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Studio food and drink photography by Imagemaker Studios
Taste of Argan Oil

Chef Inspired Food Photography


Janina Neumann Design asked me to create a portfolio of imagery featuring her imported Argan Oil these include some fantastic food photography created by the Holistic Chef Jamie Rafftery.
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Creative studio people photography by Imagemaker Studios
Thomas Legal Group

Creative Agency Web Banner Photography


Third Floor design commissioned me to shoot these team photos at the studio for Thomas Legal group following on from their web site redesign and re-branding exercise.
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Location and industrial web site photography by Imagemaker Studios
Ducketts Stonemasons

Location and Interiors Photography


Ducketts Stonemasons are an exceptional carved and milled stone manufacturer, you can see this work at www.naturallystone.co.uk
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Creative studio musician portrait photography by Imagemaker Studios
Alex Chapman

Creatively Shot Studio Advertising People Photography


Alex is an old friend and a cracking singer songwriter, we shot a great portfolio of images for his web site based on vintage and grunge themes utilising his love of Taekwondo.
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Creative stylised studio food photography by Imagemaker Studios
Allaboutthefood

Chef Inspired Styled Food Photography


Steve Lyons from Allaboutthefood is a highly qualified chef having worked at 2 Michelin star restaurants with the likes of Raymond Blanc, now he is branching out on his own and needed a full portfolio for his web site and FB pages.
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Tech industry studio product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Speedr Innovations

Tech Industry Product photography


Gary from Speedr has invented a belt drive for bicycles and fitted this to a BMX bike, we had the pleasure of creating the first product images for this revolutionary drive.
You can see this on the ‘products’ portfolio or just click ‘see this project’.
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Crafted watch and jewellery studio product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Leon James

Watch and Jewellery Product Photography


A small but crafted portfolio for Leon James watches shot through Ventutec of Worcester.
www.leonjames.com
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Creatively lit advertising product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Modulex

Set build and Product Photography


Modulex are a world renowned signage and display manufacturer and installer. This portfolio is of their installation for Moller at a Danish hospital. You can see this on the ‘products’ portfolio or just click ‘see this project’.
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Clever and creative product advertising photography by Imagemaker Studios
Nord Acoustics

Hi Tech Industry Product Photography


Colin at Nord found us on Google and got in touch…to be honest I was like a child in a sweet shop! A perfect job for Imagemaker Studios and a perfect long term client, we love doing products.
www.nordacoustics.co.uk
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Creative advertising jewellery and people photography by Imagemaker Studios
Carter Gore

Jewellery Advertising Photography


Agile Design asked me to shoot a small but nice portfolio of images for a new jewellery brand
www.cartergore.com
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Adrian Malpass portrait created by Imagemaker Studios
sme magazine

Creative black and white Portrait


We have been shooting for the SME magazine for over a year now and thought we would publish a portfolio of imagery from several jobs, there are some seriously lovely pictures on this page.
www.smebusinessmagazine.co.uk
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Fashion location photography by Imagemaker Studios for the Arkle and Wills clothing brand
Arkell & Wills

Location model and clothing Photography


Debz and Nicky have created a luxury cashmere brand based in Cheltenham, through Third Floor Design they contacted us to shoot their catalogue, studio and lifestyle imagery.
www.arkellandwills.co.uk
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Indian food photography created by Imagemaker Studios for Westbridge Foods
Westbridge foods

Advertising Food Shoot for Westbridge


Shooting food is something we love and Westbridge have been on our radar for 2 years now having ‘threatened’ to give us some work ages ago. This is our first job for them - Indian snack foods.
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Food and drink studio photography by Imagemaker Studios for the Chen Moore Chopsticks brand
PAMELA CHEN

Taiwanese Studio Food Photography


We have been creating food photography with Pamela for about two years now and it just gets better and better. As her career progresses so does the imagery we make for her to promote herself. Some of these latest images are for her forthcoming recipe book.
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Clothing and E-commerce studio photography by Imagemaker Studios for Sara Da Silva brand
sara da silva

Studio Clothing and Fashion Photography


This exercise fashion brand approached us because they were unhappy with their current studio photography. Strictly commerce imagery here with some good art direction.
www.sara-da-silva.com
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Business and corporate photography by Imagemaker Studios for Anderson Wealth Management
Anderson Wealth

Web Site Corporate and Business Photography


We work with web design agencies all the time and GEL studios introduced us to Anderson, a wealth asset management business in Swindon, this is a web site portfolio of the offices and people in the company.
www.andersonwm.co.uk
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Creative jewelley and product photography by Imagemaker Studios
LA BANUS

Mens Watch Product Photography


Manchester based online retailer LA BANUS asked us to create images of one of their range, the rest will be completed in the next few months whilst we wait for the manufacturer. The link here takes you to the products portfolio as there are only 2 images.
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Creative studio product photography by Imagemaker Studios for the Calypso bathroom brand
Woodstock Trading

Creative Bathroom Product Imagery


Woodstock trusted us with this taps and shower heads photography because we have the experience and skills to light reflective metallic surfaces correctly.
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Location and corporate web site photography by Imagemaker Studios for Stock n Lock
Stock n lock

Brand and Corporate Photography


Ryan at Stock N Lock Worcester commissioned us to create a full portfolio of images for their new web site, these images are featured in the ‘locations’ portfolio.
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Creative location portrait and people photography by Imagemaker Studios
Iain Mcinnes

Creative Location Corporate Portraiture


Iain runs his own design agency specialising in the windows, doors and conservatories sector, we have known each other for many years and he needed a new set of profile images. Shot at Third Floor Design studios.
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Corporate and business photography by Imagemaker Studios for Blueprint Solutions
Blueprint Solutions

Corporate and Business location Photography


Simon Kirkbride provides logistics and planning solutions to major businesses in the Nuclear, Pharmaceutical and engineering sectors. They were creating a new brand identity and brochure / marketing materials.
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Model and clothing studio photography by Imagemaker Studios
olivia

Model Clothing Studio Photography


Olivia by day is a recruitment specialist and she won a free studio session with me back in June, the work was for supposed to be for 2 hrs but ended up being 6 and some really cool, interesting images came from us ‘having fun’.
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Creative web site banner studio product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Athena telecom

Creative Web Site Banner Imagery


Athena Telecom were having a rebranding exercise and they came to us for our expertise in creating this clever and intelligent portfolio of images that will now become the cornerstone of their identity,
www.athenatelecom.co.uk
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Creative studio product web site photography by Imagemaker Studios for Tewkesbury Printers
tewkesbury printers

Studio Product Macro Photography


Tewkesbury Printers are having a new web site and following on from our blossoming relationship I was asked to produce a portfolio of creative images to fill out the products page, more to come.
www.tewkesburyprinters.com
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Male physique competition winner photograph in cinematic style by Imagemaker Studios
Freddie Boyle

Male Model Creative Studio Portrait


A studio session with the late and great Freddy Boyle who passed away recently but these images are testament to his character.
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Jewellery and mens watch studio product photography by Imagemaker Studios
Geckota

Jewellery and Watch Photography


Geckota, a successful e-commerce watch strap company made the leap into launching their own brand of watches. Signature images for the e-commerce site and for use in social media were commissioned along with a funky team photo shoot.
www.geckota.com
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Creative studio product photography by Imagemaker Studios for Sienna Glass brand
Sienna Glass

Glass Product Advertising Photography


Sienna design & import these beautiful glass balls and heart shaped glass gifts. The job has 2 parts studio images & then lifestyle photography on location.
www.siennaglass.com
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Creative food and drink location photography by Imagemaker Studios for the Supper Table brand
The Supper Table

Crisp and Clean location Food Imagery


Offering a bespoke dining experience, The Supper Table is run by the talented, chocolate and jam-loving chef Clare Fenwick Hyde, based in Malvern. The great lads at We Are Beard created the website, but a portfolio of the many scrumptious dishes Clare somehow conjures up were definitely a priority requirement!
www.thesuppertable.co.uk
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Creative art and location photography by Imagemaker Studios
Gloucester Quays

Fine Art Location Photography


Commissioned by Simon Oxford of Regus at North Warehouse at Gloucester Docks, a ground floor renovation project was crying out for wallpaper and canvas prints of the docks - a stunning and enjoyable creative project that I’m immensely proud of.
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Creative food and drink studio photography by Imagemaker Studios for Chen Moore Chopsticks brand
Chen Moore

Taiwanese Studio Food Photography


Pamela Chen Moore and I met networking and almost immediately hit it off. We did a series of food images and we are currently shooting her ongoing book project.
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Beautiful location food photography by Imagemaker Studios
The Whitebrook

Hotel and Restaurant Food Imagery


Known as the ‘Restaurant with Rooms’, 3AA rosettes and with a Michelin star restaurant, the Whitebrook is an intimate, delightful dining experience serving locally sourced food and freshly foraged herbs. Commissioned through Helen at Litchfield Morris, a portfolio gallery was required for the new website and promotional material – the food is simply amazing!
www.thewhitebrook.co.uk
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Creative musician and model photography by Imagemaker Studios
Martyn Court

Creative Musician Portraiture


Martin found me at Laptop Friday recently and commissioned me to create some ‘funky’ jazz player images of him, great project and great guy.
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Fresh vegetarian food photography by Imagemaker Studios for Gluts and Gluttony brand
Gluts & Gluttony

Fresh Vegetarian Food Photography


Bumping into Kathy Slack of Gluts and Gluttony was a sheer delight – I was immediately struck by her garden and kitchen ethos: ‘Growing it. Cooking it. Eating it. Running a cookery course, supper club and fine dining business, Kathy was in much need of a food shoot for all the abundance coming out of the garden and into the kitchen.
www.glutsandgluttony.com
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Creative clever studio portrait photography by Imagemaker Studios
Brian Black

Creative Musician Portrait


A full studio portfolio was this brief, for Brian’s aspirations as a singer – the work is edgy, dark and funky, but works well and captures his prospective singing talents, through imagery.
www.brianblack.co.uk
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Supporting global and local brands, creative directors, marketing professionals, magazine editors and businesses, this is persuasive and inspiring commercial photography that delivers and delights. We see the possibilities other photographers often miss bringing positive emotion and individuality into the imagery.

With over 20 years of experience, our deep sector knowledge and ability to intuitively interpret a brief enables us to get it right first time.

Supporting creative directors, marketing professionals, magazine editors and businesses, this is persuasive and inspiring commercial photography that delivers and delights.

Working throughout Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands, the approach is confident, fresh, dynamic and consistently creative.

If this is the kind of creative commercial photographer support you’re looking for, then please call Andy Hockridge on…

01684 850556 or 07913 873018


Alternatively email us using the mail form icon you can see on the top left of this page.

We really look forward to speaking with you.

Creative studio musician portrait photography by Imagemaker Studios of performer Alex Chapman
LINKEDIN TESTIMONIALS
Having known Andy for a couple of years now, networked with him, worked with him, been snapped by him and successfully recommended him on several occasions, I can't speak highly enough about his skills, experience and approach to commercial photography. He's also an exceptionally decent bloke. Highly recommended! Hire Andy before your biggest competitor does!.”

Al Hidden - The Gloucestershire Copywriter
“ Andy took some fabulous room shots for us to highlight particular products, including a seasonal selection. He gave just the right amount of input, and was helpful and creative throughout. As novices to this we felt supported in what we did, and like Andy really took the time to understand our vision of the end result. The images were beautiful, and ideal for purpose.”

Anna Brooks - Iapetus gallery
I commissioned Andy to take new head shots of me so I could update my online profiles. To say I am delighted with the results would be an understatement! I’ve got a great portfolio of images that includes a range of beautifully composed formal, informal and fun shots so I’ve got something for every online setting. Andy is an extraordinarily talented photographer and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Catherine Every - Writer