Singer-songwriter Ellie Larke: Location live music in Greenbank, Bristol

Female¬†singer-songwriters have been heard frequently in recent years, encompassing everything from folk and¬†underground rock to big-selling pop superstars. I’ve been a fan of the style since raiding my Mum’s Joan Baez LPs as a child and later discovered contemporary voices like Dar Williams. So I’m often fervent in separating the wheat from the chaff, distinctive […]

Have you seen my makeover and boudoir site?

I now have a website that focusses on my work with women, from fashion model books through to the vintage and pinup work for which I’m well known, and beauty boudoir photography. Titled ‘beautyandboudoir.com‘ the site publicises my tailor-made makeover shoots in a variety of styles. You can also view more of my work in […]

New Photography Studio in Bristol city centre

In early December, I moved into a fantastic photographic studio right in the heart of Bristol. Sharing with one other photographer, the studio is large enough for a wide range of portrait and light commercial photography and I have already received several clients who love the location and space. There are multiple professional Bowens studio […]

Using the Bowens Luminair Octobank 140

One of the big questions I get more often than any as a freelance photographer, particularly from the guys, is what gear I use. There are millions of photographic accessories out there to shape and manipulate light but I tend to prefer simple quality over finickiness. When I invest in a new piece of gear […]

Summertime family portraits

Even the often grey British summertime presents plenty of opportunity for fabulous family photo shoots. Here’s one little 15 month old baby exploring the ground of Bristol’s Ashton Court Mansion. While I’m pretty busy with family shoots on weekends there may still be some suitable slots available so do get in touch if you would […]

Pinup photography with a Spanish twist

Here are some images shot with Wiltshire-based alt-model and burlesque performer, Luna Rocket, styled with the help of hair/makeup artist, Gemma Sheree. Our idea with to add a spanish, flamenco-esque twist to the pinup format inspired a little by the passing of iberian movie siren Sara Montiel, who died on the same day as Margaret […]