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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Valentia Bridal in Hailsham

I popped in to Valentia Bridal in Hailsham today and it reminded me that I meant to share one of their dresses from the Eastbourne Wedding Fair 2015 at the Winter Garden last month.  Valentia have a reputation for producing something spectacular for the show and you could literally hear the intake of breath when this stunning black wedding dress appeared on the catwalk:

Valentia Bridal Black Wedding Dress

By the second day it was actually getting applause, I think people were coming back with their friends just to see it again!

They had the same effect at EWF2014 the previous year with this beautiful red wedding dress:

Valentia Bridal Red Wedding Dress

Although it's still a year away I cannot wait to see what they come up with for the next show.  Whatever it is I know it will be the show stopper of the event again.  You can find out more about Valentia Bridal and their beautiful range of wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses on their website:

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Bramante Staircase at the Vatican

Momo Staircase at the Vatican

The beautiful Bramante or Momo Staircase at the Vatican Museum.  Handheld at about 1/2 second to blur the people walking down the staircase while Nina stands at the bottom trying to be very, very still.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Peroni Girls

Peroni Girls Advertising Billboard

Advertising hoardings in in Los Angeles last year, although really I suppose I should call them billboards.  I liked the stark geometry of them in the very strong midday sunshine but waited until the young woman walking along the street was underneath to give an idea of the scale of them - really rather large!

Dark Tales

An intense and creepy look for the author K.G.V. Masters, writer of dark tales and poetry.  A happy smiling headshot really wouldn't have gone with his style of writing.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Bird Man

This is from one of the most unusual shoots I've ever done, not just because of the collection of bizarre characters involved, but also because it took place in an old peoples home in Folkestone which gave us a curious audience of blue rinsed knitted cardigans, it made their day.

Circus Performer Dressed as a Bird

The shoot was for Acting Moon Events, an event agency and production company providing very unusual entertainment for parties, weddings and corporate events as well as more mainstream artists like singers and bands.  You can learn more about Acting Moon Events at their website:

Friday, 13 February 2015

Extreme Happiness

Just three exceptionally happy people at a wedding at the Powdermills Hotel near Battle in East Sussex, I think that the wine was helping somewhat!  

I love the collection of limbs going everywhere and the movement of the chaps arms in the background.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Blue Sunset

Surreal image of a Bride looking through a window on a blue sunset scene.  From Sarah and Anthony's wedding at the Ocean Suite on Eastbourne Pier.

Bride looking through a window at the Ocean Suite, Eastbourne

Hard strobe to camera right to create shadow definition with a CTO gel to make the interior orange which is then nuetralised to white, turning the outside blue.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Tuscan Tower

View over the Tuscan countryside in Italy showing one of the many towers of the famous medieval Italian hill town of San Gimignano. 

One of the many towers of San Gimignano

This photograph is available as a fine art print or canvas here: Tuscan Tower by Mick House

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Wine Photography

I have to confess that I love wine, I mean really love wine.  I don't know much about it, I just like drinking the stuff.  So it's always a wrench to have to hand bottles of wine back to a client with the contents still intact after a shoot.

Photographed on a white paper background, with 24" softboxes either side, small kicker light in front below the camera to pick out the label and black card at the rear sides to provide edge definition to the bottle - looks good enough to drink - and with that in mind...