Life in Lavender

I felt like I was in Provence last weekend, but in fact I was only 20 minutes from Bath, in the village of Faulkland, where Somerset Lavender Farm lies nestled amid flowering gardens of lavender, sunflowers and healing herbs. A short break of lavender white tea and lavender cake (well when in Rome!) added to the general fragrance of the day

snail

I was waiting for a butterfly to settle but it never happened so I made do with a snail!

cabbages

The cabbages in the kitchen gardens were gloriously back-lit and I loved this sunflower field

Sunflowers

My abundant country life!

BathLife Magazine

Article in BathLife Magazine 

Here are the first two articles which have been published for BathLife magazine, as part of an ongoing series I'm doing for them about trades, crafts and workers in Bath. Sometimes centuries old techniques are used (such as the George Bayntun interview below) and sometimes more contemporary processes are applied (such as Speckled Wood and their etching machine above). 

Article in BathLife magazine

Thank you Catherine Authers (Editor at BathLife) - these stories are proving to be fun to photograph and also really interesting to research. Thank you Alessandro Ruocco too for photo assisting on the Bayntun shoot. The series will be published in every other issue of BathLife, so keep an eye open for it!

33 Shake sports nutrition

33 Shake, Sports Nutrition

Early in the New Year, I shot a presentation on behalf of 33 Shake, an endurance sports nutrition brand. The shake consists of 33 superfood and is super healthy for anyone wishing to have an immune boost (or wishing to partake in any endurance feat!). Erica and Warren Pole, founders of 33 Shake went to Bristol to give the editors of 220 Triathlon magazine an early morning short, sharp workout! 

Helen & Matt @ 220 Triathlon magazine, Bristol

Surprisingly, they seemed to enjoy it! The shake went down well too and the next day, the procedure was repeated again, this time with Road CC in Bath.  It was great to hang out with Erica & Warren, thanks for having me to shoot!