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Something a bit different, my photography on a Japanese skirt.

I was intrigued and pleased to receive an email from a Japanese clothing company called Keith requesting to use one of my photographs on a skirt. You can see the final product below in their catalogue and website.

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October 22, 2018 by Paul Groom Portfolio, Series: Nature 0

Autumn is here – photographs of the glorious trees at Westonbirt Arboretum

Last year I was proudly the official photographer over at Westonbirt Arboretum. Part of this commission included going to the arboretum at the turn of every season and photographing the trees and activities for the following year’s marketing. One of my favourite set of photos from this commission was autumn. I’ve asked Westonbirt Arboretum if I could share some with you and I’m happy to be able to post some here. Hope you like them…. You can find Westonbirt Arboretum through their website , Facebook page and Twitter feed.  

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Portrait Session photo shoot with musician, public speaker and podcaster Katie Elliott

Recently it was my great pleasure to photograph Katie Elliott for some new press shots… I know Katie as a talented multi-instrumentalist, at the moment she’s perhaps most well known for her piano playing (here’s a Spotify link to her beautiful album of piano music ‘Walking The Edge’ also available on Amazon), but she’s also a podcaster and public speaker who’s picking up a lot of attention. Katie’s company Little Challenges is ‘a place to find ideas, tools and inspiration to make being human a little bit easier’. You can find out information there about her podcasts and also forthcoming book.  Katie asked me if I’d like to do a portrait session… the brief was to take a set of images which would cover all of her various needs. We started with the headphones image above for her podcast.

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BIRD/BATH Photography Exhibition – April 20th 7.30pm – then 21st and 22nd 10-4pm

I hope you are all well! As some of you know, I have been very busy putting together a new exhibition of my photography and I would love it if you could come to the preview night. The exhibition features large birds of prey portrait prints taken at The International Centre for Birds of Prey and several creative portrait shoots taken in the water at Wotton Pool. 

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The Mary Rose – a Behind The Scenes tour for Candis Magazine

In 1979 excavation work began on bringing to the surface King Henry VIII’s 16th-century Tudor warship The Mary Rose, which sank into the depths of The Solent more than 450 years ago. We are now able to visit and enjoy the ship and its contents which have been lovingly restored, reconstructed and housed in this breathtaking museum located in Portsmouth. I was sent to the Mary Rose to carry out a Behind The Scenes set of photos for Candis Magazine. You might have seen my recent set of images for Candis from Trill Farm in Axminster, well this brief couldn’t have been much more different. We spent the day visiting the various parts of the museum, here we see some of the items which were found on the ship, as well as the skeleton of the ship’s dog – named Hatch due to the location of where the skeleton was found.

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Trill Farm – a behind the scenes photo story for Candis Magazine

I recently had the great pleasure of visiting Trill Farm in Devon. It’s an inspiring place which includes an organic farm with restaurant, education centre, bed and breakfast and a farm shop… one of their main products is beautifully smelling soap. I was asked to take photos of Trill Farm for a ‘Behind The Scenes’ story for popular monthly magazine Candis. Candis Magazine have sent me on many wonderful photo shoots (which I’m going to hopefully feature more of in future blogs) and this one was another colourful and interesting brief – I’m excited to share some of the photos with you.

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Model Session : Isabelle Rocks!

When I was asked to do a photo session with an up and coming young model called Isabelle Williams we immediately started pondering locations close to Bristol. Many ideas were thrown around (including reservoir settings), but we settled on the excellent caves in Wotton-under-Edge, which are perfect for model shoots.

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Liverpool Architecture Walkabout – Visiting Liverpool Central Library and Picton Reading Room.

As part of my photographic tour of cities around the UK (slow moving tour, but definitely happening)… I visited the striking, impressive, alive and generally amazing city of Liverpool. I stopped by Liverpool Central Library first, you walk a few metres inside and look up to be confronted by this abstract spiral design with walk-way criss-crosses going right up to the top. The angles allows it to look almost spaceship-like. The next photo shows how it appears once you’re right up to the top.

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Model Photo Session: Paulina

Recently a client very kindly gave me the chance of using a deserted warehouse in Bristol for a model photo shoot…. not wanting to miss out on an opportunity, I immediately set about finding the right model and make-up artist and was very lucky to find a striking model called Paulina and very talented make-up artist Ivona.

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