Commissions

A variety of recent commissions are exampled below. Whatever your photographic needs – portraiture, events, products, or otherwise – please contact me and I will be pleased to discuss them with you.

ShareAction website headshots (July 2015)

London-based charity for responsible investment, ShareAction, asked me to take headshot photographs of their staff for new website profiles. Here’s what their Director of Communications thought of my work:

“Sam came to the office and took professional headshots of our entire staff for use on our website and in fundraising literature. Not only did he take great pictures, he was really personable and good at getting our staff to relax and come across their best in the pictures. He didn’t interfere too much with the work day but made sure we got a great set of professional photographs we can use in a variety of settings in the future. I’d wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone considering this kind of work.”
(Matthew Davis, Director of Communications and Public Engagement, ShareAction)

Charlotte and Stuart’s wedding, Hampshire (June 2015)

A selection of photos from the wedding of Charlotte and Stuart in the New Forest, Hampshire.

Xu Bing exhibition launch, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (April 2015)

Xu Bing is the President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and was in Cambridge as a CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies, in which capacity he was launching a small installation of his birdcages in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, asked me to photograph the event.

“Sam supplied us with a collection of really wonderful pictures of Xu Bing and his installation, “Birdcages”. He also got great shots of the audience interacting with the art. We were delighted with his work.”
(Marie Lemaire, CRASSH, University of Cambridge)

If I can help you with events photography, please contact me.

Chitra, Isaac, Sasha and Maya, Cambridge

An outdoor Spring shoot with local Cambridge parents, Chitra and Isaac, their daughter, Maya, and Grandfather, Sasha. Wandlebury is such a nice location for natural portraits!

“Sam has an easy charm and a genuine warmth that makes him great with kids. He took the time to connect with our daughter so that she was comfortable and relaxed, and able to be herself. Maya’s sweet but impish personality shines through in his portraits and we get compliments constantly on the prints displayed in our home. Sam has done portraits of her as a baby and as a toddler, and we will definitely come back to him as she grows older – and will cherish these photos forever.”
(Chitra and Isaac, Cambridge parents)

Corrina Gordon Barnes, ‘You Inspire Me’

Photographing Cambridge-based business woman and life coach, Corrina Gordon Barnes of You Inspire Me for images to be used on her website as headers and leaders.

“Sam prepared thoroughly for our photo-shoot and clearly has technical expertise. He was prompt with his post-production work and I’m delighted we’ve been able to use some of his photos on our website and other marketing materials.”
(Corrina Gordon-Barnes, www.youinspireme.co.uk)

Hillside Speciality Foods Ltd.

A commission by Devon-based company Hillside Speciality Foods to photograph their product range for their website and publicity materials.

“Sam has a fresh, fun and enthusiastic approach to his work. He respects the client’s brief and most importantly delivers that killer shot you need. He is generous with his time and works efficiently. We recommend him highly.” 
(Jay and Will Allan, Co-Founders, Hillside Speciality Foods)

Viktorija Davidaviciute Hairdressing

Photographing Oxford-based hairdresser, Viktorija Davidaviciute of Viktorija Davidaviciute Hairdressing for portraits for here website.

“Sam exceeded all my expectations! He not only met all my wishes he also contributed his own ideas and his shots were of the finest quality. He was very professional, enthusiastic, creative and energetic. A pleasure and joy to work with. Thank you, Sam, for doing such a great job! I will definitely organize another shoot soon!” 
(Viktorija Davidaviciute) 

Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge

A commission from the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge to photograph various rare, archived items within their extensive library collection dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.

“I thought Sam’s images were of excellent quality and his service was not only prompt but very personable; I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
(Dr Kevin Greenbank, Archivist, Centre of South Asian Studies)

Dr. Charles Tracy, Art Historian

A commission from Dr. Charles Tracy, Art Historian, to picture the choir stalls and the Bishop’s Chair at Hereford Cathedral. The pictures are now published in English Episcopal Thrones (Summer 2014).

“I was delighted with Samuel’s images. I bowled him something of an off break, with the lighting problem, but he seemed to relish it! How I wish all my pictures of choir-stalls could have been as crisp and well-lit. I was very grateful for his trouble and expertise.”
(Dr. Charles Tracy)

Fairhaven Singers

A commission to photograph the Fairhaven Singers in rehearsal for their Autumn Tones concert. I have also photographed the troupe singing with internationally famous soprano Dame Emma Kirkby.

“We’ve been delighted with the photographs Sam has taken for us. Working often in difficult lighting conditions, with subjects of varying attractiveness (!), he has repeatedly managed to capture images that are intense, haunting and characterful.”
(Ralph Woodward, Musical Director, Fairhaven Singers)