Thursday, 24 August 2017

Miles Tea & Coffee Roastery Visit

Tucked away in deepest Somerset is an independent tea blender and coffee roastery named for its founder, a certain Mr. Miles. I recently had the privilege of visiting the offices and factory (Minehead) and coffee roastery (Porlock) where I was shown round the facilities. A mixture of ancient and modern practices and machinery was evident, demonstrating a combination of heritage and a desire to push things forward whilst retaining a proud independent, family-run identity. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Taste of London 2017

A few snaps from last week's Taste London festival. The weather was spot on, the crowds came in their droves, the food and drink flowed freely and the atmosphere was summer, summer, summer...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Food Photographer of the Year 2017 Finalist

Last night, the Mall Galleries in London hosted the annual Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards, which I was honoured to attend. Entering under the 'BBC Good Food Fresh Talent' category, my images made it through to the final, earning 'highly commended' from the judges and are being exhibited at the Mall Galleries from 26th - 29th April, before being displayed further afield. I submitted under the 'Food Mentors' category, each of my five subjects having some influence on my relationship to food. Here's a couple of snaps from the awards evening, as well as the photos themselves.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Poet Summer Menu

When The Poet at Matfield asked me back to photograph their summer menu, there was no debate about going or not - the stunning food they serve is always a delight to photograph, let alone to eat! Now under the enthusiastic hand of Head Chef Petrus Madutlela, the grub at this gastropub has never been better.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Interview: James Spencer, Publican

Thirty-one year old James Spencer spends his days in a pub. As jobs go, this sounds like a pretty good offing. Previously at the helm of a well reputed gastropub, he now runs The Hopbine, a "proper boozer" in the middle of the countryside. It's the kind of place where you feel like a local on your first visit and speak to almost everyone you meet - a rare treat indeed. So how hard a job can it be? What does it take to manage a pub? I caught up with James to find out...

Friday, 1 April 2016

Canada in Pictures - Vancouver

The Rockies had provided an experience a little different from what I had anticipated. A sense of loneliness and isolation marked me. I encountered a refreshing reminder of my own smallness and mortality in contrast with the thunderously grand and ageless mountains. I had expected quaint alpine-like towns rather than the industrial sprawl of Golden and the likes. But that is a large portion of what travel is about, surely? Having your preconceptions altered or smashed entirely and learning that, removed from your daily circumstances, you are still you at the end of the day.