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Life in the Classroom

Stephen has completed a second project for Cothill House Preparatory School in Oxfordshire. With unprecedented access behind the scenes, he recorded the emotions and activities in a boarding school day.

This short video shows some of the images taken by Stephen in the classrooms at Cothill. Click the full screen button for best effect.

There are plenty of other images from the classrooms, as well as games and free time.  You can see the rest of the project at its special website, cothillportraits.co.uk .

Portrait albums - a lively, contemporary look

Many of my family portrait clients ask for a beautiful book, preserving a range of images for years to come.

I regularly work with some of the best professional photography suppliers in the world, looking for just the right balance of quality and cost - and reflecting current taste. I try to find exactly the right product for each of my clients - and everyone is different.

Recently I've been making a new type of book, which is less formal than the traditional leather-bound album and yet is just as beautiful to see and to hold. I've also found a European supplier who understands the need to deliver excellent quality at a reasonable price.

These new books are bound in buckram, a traditional book-binder's material, with a simple, contemporary binding.

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A splendid Cotswolds day out

The Prescott Speed Hill Climb is one of those treasures, hidden away in England's countryside, which make life on the Cotswolds so wonderful. Home to the Bugatti Owners' Club since 1937, Prescott provides a testing and entertaining twisty track - with a particular focus on the earliest vehicles.

Here is my portrait of Prescott, taken at their event "La Vie en Bleu 2016".

Hand made prints of these images are available from our ordering system   Each print is custom made, using digital equivalents of traditional printing techniques.

A Portrait of Cothill - highlights video

Stephen took many children's portraits and other photographs in a special project at Cothill House Preparatory School in Oxfordshire. With unprecedented access behind the scenes, he recorded the emotions and activities in a boarding school day.

Cothill is a very special place and we hope you enjoy this short video which presents some highlights.  Click the full screen button for best effect.

You can see the rest of the project at its special website, cothillportraits.co.uk .

May Day photography in Oxford

As a professional photographer in Oxford I am usually working with families and children - but occasionally I keep the edge on my skills with a bit of street photography.

May Morning is very special in Oxford - Morris dancing, madrigals, and general madness on the streets. I hope you enjoy this short video (just under three minutes) giving you a glance of Oxford at its best.

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Family photography in Oxfordshire: A beautiful album

This sumptuous new album has just arrived for an Oxford children's photography client.

The client asked for a luxurious matted album bound in beautiful soft leather, matching a much-loved album we produced in a photography session for their family a few years ago.

Each photograph is placed behind a custom-designed mat, bevel-cut and made from fine card. Great care is given to the details and the binding by Jorgensen, one of the world's best professional album makers.