First half of 2019 in review
WOW, where has this year gone already? I feel like it was 10 minutes ago that I was wrapping up warm in Cornwall and Jersey where I spent Christmas celebrating with family. I can't quite believe how much and how far I've come in six months... from heading to India to do 100 hours of Mandala training (for those of you who care about my yogi adventures) and meeting and working with some amazing small businesses in London and further afield. The vegan and sustainable scene is absolutely booming this year and it makes my heart very happy!
Anyway here are my highlights from the first half of the year, and here's to being excited about what the second half will bring....
I met Richard, the owner of zero waste shop Earth Food Love last year when I interviewed him for Omnom Magazine. A year later, we got back in touch and the timing was so perfect. He told me all about how he was launching a dairy-free, vegan, organic and sustainable plant milk company called ReRooted and asked if I could photograph the new brand.
I went down to Totnes, Devon to spend the day with him and his business partner Dan to image bank their new business. We captured their factory, working process, delivery operation, headshots and some styled images of the bottles.
Carol and Barb are two sisters behind a new ethical sewing patterns business called Seasons of East.
They both fell in love with making their own clothes after attending some group sewing classes. As a vegan Carol's mind was already focused on sustainability, but when she found a love of sewing, she turned her back on fast fashion and wanted to help others understand how easy it is to make their own clothes.
Illustration and brand design by my wonderful friend, Claire Hartley. Styling by the lovely Harriet Langsbury.
S.Thorogood & Sons are a family-run business selling fruits and vegetables at the markets around London like Spitalfields and Exmouth. They sell local produce grown at farms around Kent and Essex.
In order to get ahead in what is quite an old school industry, they've decided to launch a website, social media and full suite of newly branded communications from email signatures and business cards to leaflets and POS materials.
I joined the team for a full day to do a whistle stop tour of their fields to shoot the team harvesting, growing, packing and capture lots of lovely details for the new look of their brand.
Lottie is a Cheltenham-based graphic designer and illustrator. Her work is a mixture of hand-drawn illustration and digitally produced work. She loves focusing on nature in her work and creates everything from tote bags and t-shirts to greetings cards and murals.
We spent an hour or so together capturing her working process and some headshots for her digital channels.
Sarah is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist in training and needed some new shots for her website. We spent an hour together shooting at her flat and just outside it in Deptford New Market Yard, London. It was such a grey, windy day but she absolutely smashed it!
I would love to chat with you if so.