Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Food photography, simple clean images .......few props and a bit of kit

I love creating images and having simple clean photos with few props are often the best: A glass, an edible flower, some gin - that is it.......and a few light reflectors, blacked out shades, strips, cameras, tripods and lights. Shot on location at a recent edible flower cocktail shoot in the South West. Photography Guy Harrop

Food photographer magazine snapshot: Michelin star Christmas Dinner at the Mason's Arms, Knowstone, Devon UK.

Food photographer Guy Harrop on location shooting with chef Mark Dodson for a recent magazine feature on a Michelin star Christmas Dinner at the Mason's Arms, Knowstone, Devon.
Photography/Styling Guy Harrop

Food photographer snapshot at The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow at the annual Trencherman's awards, Cornwall, UK

Great evening photographing at the recent annual Trencherman's awards ceremony at Rick & Jill Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall. Great atmosphere, venue, fun chefs and delicious food. All photos Guy Harrop    

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Flash flooding causes problems for motorists in Devon

Photo by Guy Harrop. 27/10/15.Flash flooding causes weather problems for motorists in North Devon near Bratton Fleming as bands of rain sweep across the UK.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Magic Seaweed British National Surf competition, Croyde, UK - portraits with surfer Luke Dillon who went on to win the men's open championship.

Commissioned weekend shoot at British National surf championships, Croyde beach, Devon of surfer Luke Dillon. All photos: Guy Harrop
Competitors chat before their heat at Croyde beach, Devon.

 Miles Lee-Hargreaves in action during the event.

A competitor in action during the heats in the British National Surf Championships in Croyde, Devon.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Delicious Drake Trail eating and running through the Devon countryside, UK

This year's Delicious Drake Trail saw hundreds of charity runners in fancy dress enjoying regular food and drink stops over the South Devon hills. All photos Guy Harrop.

Friday, October 2, 2015

RAF Search And Rescue helicopter farewell at RMB Chivenor, Devon as new service delayed by 1 week.

A crowd gathers to watch an RAF Chivenor Sea King helicopter make one of it's final trips as a Search and Rescue helicopter at RMB Chivenor, Devon. The replacement service by Bristow Helicopters was due to start yesterday, but had been delayed last minute, meaning the RAF service will continue for another week. Photos: Guy Harrop

Friday, August 21, 2015

Food photographer on location shooting wedding cocktails with edible flowers.

A recent shoot featuring classic cocktails with an edible floral twist, took food photographer Guy Harrop deep into the heart of Devon to the magical 'Ever After - A Dartmoor Wedding' venue near Tavistock. Guy explained, “being a food photographer I get to photograph a wide range of subjects featuring everything from international chefs, restaurant interiors, producers in muddy fields to cooked dishes on a plate. This was a wedding themed shoot with cocktails featuring all manner of edible flowers. After research on the mood board themes, all the pastel colours and flower types naturally all fell into place on the day, creating the right feel needed by our client Nicola from the shoot. I took and styled each shot following the brief, working with the mixologist Catherine Cheek of Christopher Piper Wines Limited. The beautiful edible flowers were from Maddocks Organics edible flower farm. We have recently launched the wedding side to the business at www.guyharropweddings.com and feedback has been great, so mixing up weddings with food and drink makes a perfect match.” All photos Guy Harrop.

GCSE results out nationwide, UK - results in Devon school up on last year.

Photo by Guy Harrop. 20/8/15. Students at Kingsley School in Bideford, Devon celebrate their GCSE results. The school has achieved record pass rates this year. Pictured are Left to right, Yazzy Chamberlain, Emily Hughes, Jette Steyer and Elspeth Macdonald.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Devon photographer out shooting triathletes on the North Devon coast.

A commissioned photo taken as part of a series on triathletes competing and training for a publication. Photo Guy Harrop

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Snapshot of Somersault Festival 2015, Filleigh, Devon UK

All photos taken by © Guy Harrop 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Devon photographer Somersault festival pic on front page of Daily Mirror yesterday.

One of the pics from a set taken at the weekend by Devon photographer Guy Harrop which made some of the National papers yesterday in the UK. Pics were taken at Somersault festival at Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh where the weekend weather quickly turned from sunshine to rain and mud.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Devon food photographer post: Bread is love and makes a beautiful mess.

Recently I have been working with lots of different artisan foodies, both on location, in restaurants and in the studio. Having the freshest produce on a shoot always helps, but having the best quality foods that you can get is a must. This week one of the projects I photographed was a series of images on bread for Red Dog Bakery, an artisan bakery. Bread is a staple food in many countries, including our own. There is also an art to it: the type of grains/flours used, the types of starter, the room temperature, then it is mixed, proved, shaped, baked in a hot oven and then usually shared and finally eaten. Good quality bread lasts a week and the sourdoughs that Red Dog make are excellent. As you can imagine for a photoshoot - flour and loaves everywhere but beautiful smells and tastes afterwards. I was also lucky enough to go on one of their sourdough courses a few weeks ago, which they run near Holsworthy. All photos food photographer Guy Harrop.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

North Devon wedding photographer on location at Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh

Devon photographer Guy Harrop on location at the beautiful Holwell Temple at Castle Hill Estate in Filleigh, Devon. The Temple, which is decidedly Roman in design, was originally built in 1771 and destroyed by a fire a century ago. The building has now been restored to its former glory and provides an exciting new venue for weddings in the grounds of the estate which lies on the edge of Exmoor. Guy who has recently launched a wedding photography side to his business at www.guyharropweddings.com also specialises in photographing buildings, interiors and food. His work is regularly featured in both national magazines and newspapers.