As a commercial photographer I am often asked to work in different parts of the country. Two weeks ago I was working in the beautiful Meldon Park in Northumberland as a location photographer for the Discovery Channel and this week I've been in Liverpool photographing interiors for a new boutique B&B at N0. 2 Blackburn Terrace with interiors designed by Kirsty Hull. It's a very different aspect to the tranquil contemplative environment of the studio.
I know many artists and photographers who lead double-lives. The commercial work is the bread and butter and facilitates our creative ambitions. Ideally we would all love a rich patron to support us in our artistic endeavours, but in my case, as no-one has stepped up to the plate, I shall soldier on. It's not such a hard life, exploring ancestral homes set in beautifully landscaped gardens and rolling countryside; or visiting a georgian townhouse in one of Liverpool's more elegant postcodes; besides you never know what it might lead to next or what inspiration you will find.