Before & After Aircraft Interior Refurbishment

Recent work taken of aircraft galley’s undergoing refurbishment. Animated gif’s show before and after photography.


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London, Surrey, Crawly, Redhill Commercial Corporate Portrait Photographer

2014 Roundup

2014 has been a wirlwind year. My duaghter Eleanor was born in May and she is a beautiful joy to spend time with. Between power naps and nappy changes the last year has proven especially busy with lots of travel both abroad and in the UK. Photoshoot trips to regions of the UK I would not otherwise have visited and journeys further afield to Barcelona. I have been privileged to meet some amazing healthcare staff and see them at work. It’s been a pleasure to continue to collaborate with my long standing clients, producing creative work for annual reports, websites, marketing and advertising. I am looking forward to producing and developing more creative output in 2015.

I have also upgraded and added new equipment to my kit. The Nikon D810 and D800 currently the only DSLR 35mm cameras capable of producing 36 megapixel files, the largest digital image files available from a camera in this class. In conjunction with this I have upgraded my computer and storage in order to maintain an efficient workflow that can handle the larger files sizes produced by the D800 cameras.

Below is a small sample of photography completed during 2014.

Looking Back at some of the highlights from 2013

Looking back over 2013. Lots of ground has been covered this last year both professionally and personally. With travel to Poland to photograph the Doosan Way and with my own relocation from Cambridge to Reigate, Surrey. As always corporate and healthcare has been a primary focus for my work. I had the pleasure of working with the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Hospital taking photographs for their Annual Review and a visit to the Brompton Hospital by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt. I have begun to focus more on portraiture and in particular environmental portraiture, working with the Financial Times on a Business Life feature and the Netherlands largest medical school Erasmus MC.


2012 Highlights

Looking back over some of the wonderful highlights from 2012, the many varied people and locations all of which made the year a fun and creative experience.

Commercial Photographer Alex Orrow website and Portfolio Update

A new facility is now available for clients and image buyers to access photographs online via a gallery website. The galleries can be configured to be accessible to specific clients and only by those invited. Public access galleries of commercially available stock photography and personal event photography are accessible by anyone and are fully searchable. Full resolution downloads can be made available as well as the ability to create a lightbox of favourite images which in turn can be shared with other registered users. All galleries are equipped with social media sharing tools and email tools. Tools are also available to provide code to embed slideshows on a website or blog of choice.

The galleries can be accessed via the client area of my  commercial portfolio website or by invitation. An internet search of a gallery name could also provide another access point.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden Photography

Results from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden commission, to photograph children enjoying the Botanic Gardens surroundings and activities. Before undertaking this project I spent some time scouting locations with the marketing manager to find suitable places for children to enjoy and interact with the garden. There were so many beautiful and interesting options I new it would probably be best to stick to just a few places rather than tackling a long list of locations.  Otherwise tiring the children and  loosing their attention span.

There were in total about 12 children on the day, all were very enthusiastic and full of energy. My approach was to allow the children freedom to interact and enjoy themselves but to also set up and pose situations where the children might interact or find fun. Such as looking into fish ponds, hiding under tree branches or creeping through bamboo. Always keeping a mindful eye on the unexpected. I beleive the results are very natural and capture the fun atmosphere of the mornings shoot.

All images were shot available light with some fill from reflectors. The gardens are very interesting and diverse, with some wonderful views and trails throughout. More than enough for any photographer to get their teeth into, if you enjoy photographing nature and landscapes.

Photographs of Children enjoying Botanic Gardens

Photographs of Children enjoying Botanic Gardens

Photographs of Children enjoying Botanic Gardens

Photographs of Children enjoying Botanic Gardens

News: Cambridgeshire Mencap Photography and New Website!

At the begining of the summer of 2009  I was asked by the marketing and communications team of Cambridgeshire Mencap to undertake photography for a new website and to update existing library images. The work involved visiting many of the homes, services and activities of the service users over a period of just under 3 months. With the aim of the photography to capture creative natural and fun images of volunteers, activities and service users.

Work is now complete on the new Cambridgeshire Mencap website and the site is now live. Cambridgeshire Mencap is a charity based in Cambridge, UK and supports local people with learning disabilities. Their important work encompasses supported living, access to community activites and training. They also support parents and carers providing them with information, advice on relevant issues and backup when they need a rest. Undertaking photography work for Mencap was a real joy and great learning experience for me, and gave me a better insight into the lives of those with learning disabilities and the conditions associated with having a learning disability. As well as the parents and people who support and care for them.

More information about this interesting commission and examples of the results can be viewed here.