We’ve been up to a far bit of commercial work in the last couple of months, one of which assignments was for Lionel & Alison at Crakehall Watermill & Cottages.
Set just North of Bedale, Crakehall is a lovely little village which has plenty of history as Domesday records show that there was a mill here in 1086AD.
The current mill has undergone some fairly serious restoration in the last few years (as have the cottages) and production of wholemeal flour (of which Alison was very kind to let me have a bag) has now commenced.
I was greeted on arrival by Lionel & Alison who informed me the BBC would be arriving shortly to film another chapter in the renovation process, and the mill would be cranked up in a couple of hours, I have to say it was all quite exciting and I was really impressed by all their hard work and determination.
After a quick look around (and a cup of tea) I set to work to get as much done as possible before the film crew arrived. The cottages we’re lovely and well appointed and the guest rooms very tastefully decorated with lots of lovely little features. I also spotted they have facilities for camping and a few caravans were dotted about in the lovely field at the back.
Anyway, here’s a few images, and thank you to Alison and Lionel for the tea and wonderful coffee and also the bag of flour that I will be making a loaf with shortly!
We were back with Jez and his fantastic team the other week for a shoot that’s been in the planning for a while now.
By the time I rocked up things were well under way with hair and make-up nearing completion for the first model shots to commence, but the shooting had begun waaaay earlier in the day with the extremely talented Ben Davis & Cris Matthews on behalf of Studio Guerilla to shoot a film of the days events.
It was a hard day with everyone working together to create not only a final image but a cool film that gives you an insight into what we all do on a shoot.
Good job we didn’t get any shots of Jez’s coffee, still need a bit of work on that one
Fashion Shoot Behind The Scenes – Jeremy Bridgeman Salons from Studio Guerilla on Vimeo.
We were back with Jez & the team last month to shoot some stuff for their new website which is due to launch soon, here’s a few of my faves, including one with a bit of a ‘vintage style’ post processing twist. The Hair was by Jez and Lizzie at the Harrogate salon with make-up by Lizzy Jones – Enjoy
I was invited over by a good friend of mine to shoot some BMXing on Sunday 7th March. It was good to catch up and met up with a couple of faces from the past, another friend was racing in the ‘old school’ class – hmmmm, maybe one day!
Shame I couldn’t stay all day but I had to get to the Blues Bar in Harrogate to see another friend who was playing later that afternoon.
If you’re a regular visitor to the blog may I take this opportunity to apologise for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. We’re currently working on a ‘secret project’ that we’ll soon be blogging about – but for the moment, you’ve heard nothing, OK?
So to keep you entertained whilst we sort out images from previous weddings you haven’t seen yet, and process images from a hectic weekend at the end of January that saw us covering two weddings back to back (one in Twickenham and one in Harrogate) we’ll post some other stuff.
We’re often asked whether we do ‘other types of photography’ and the answer is yes! Product shots, often referred to as pack shots are one of the ‘other types of photography’ that we occasionally shoot. So, with that in mind here’s our first post of ‘other types of photography’ – more of which we’ll post in the next few weeks.