I was so happy to be able to sneak a few days to go and hang out with my family in Jersey last week. It's my family home and I don't go back nearly enough. The house is always full of people and there is constant noise and energy. My parents had me up at 7am every morning for a long walk around the cliffs. Here are a couple of pictures from one evening at St Ouen's. I'm not so big on landscape photography as I prefer to just enjoy the grandeur of a sunset with my naked eye but I got quite excited at how the light changed every second during this sunset and towards the end the light picked up beautifully on the sand.
Last year I started working more closely with my filmmaker/photographer boyfriend, Christian Banfield of schmick tv. When an old friend of his approached him to make the film for their new beer brand he put me forward for the photography, which was to take place at the same time. After looking at my portfolio and particularly like the work I did at Seymour Oysters in Jersey and asked me to do their brand photography for use across a range of media. Fast forward quite quickly and a week so later we were setting off in the dark for the Green and Pleasant micro brewery near Burton-on-Trent in the midlands, the heartland of British brewing, with a small film crew. Founders Fleur Emery and Jamie Anley arrived, along with Mr Beebe the office pug to talk with enthusiasm about the development of their new product and the importance of the lands on which the brewery sit; for providing the right climate, natural conditions of good barley growing soil and immediately available natural spring waters. To learn more about the beer take a look at the short film here and follow their progress on Facebook.
Fleur and Jamie are offering the chance for investors of anything from £10 upwards to get involved with the brand through Crowdcube and to own a part of this brand which promises to be heading in a very exciting direction! I shall report back from the launch event featuring Rob da Bank in March...