Architectural talk by Paul Russell.

Architect Paul Russell (from Russel & May Associates) talking about past projects and the challenges faced, as well as the rewards of the process.

It was a fully packed room last Tuesday at the Greenwich B2B Link n’Drink (associated with the Southeast London Chambers of Commerce) at the Greenwich Tavern when architect Paul Russel presented some highlights of the projects Russel And May Associates have completed in the local area around Greenwich. The audience were visibly engaged and at the end gave a huge applause, so the presentation was most definitely a success.

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Paul Russel at the start of his architectural presentation about Russel and May Associates’ work.
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Paul Russel with fully engaged audience while showing Russel and May Associates Architects work.
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Audience at full attention watching presentation of Russel and May Associates’ architectural work in Greenwich.
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Audience at full attention watching presentation of Russel and May Associates’ architectural work in Greenwich.
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Paul Russel with fully engaged audience while showing Russel and May Associates Architects work.
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Paul Russel with fully engaged audience while showing Russel and May Associates Architects work.
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Audience – including David Sayce from the Southeast London Chamber of Commerce – at full attention watching presentation of Russel and May Associates’ architectural work in Greenwich.
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Paul Russel with fully engaged audience while showing Russel and May Associates Architects work.
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Audience at full attention watching presentation of Russel and May Associates’ architectural work in Greenwich.
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Audience at full attention watching presentation of Russel and May Associates’ architectural work in Greenwich.
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Audience at full attention watching presentation of Russel and May Associates’ architectural work in Greenwich.
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Paul Russel at Q&A after his presentation about Russel and May Associates Architects work in Greenwich.

 

A Very Happy New Year!

Chiang Rai flower decorations.

Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year! May it bring you all prosperity and happiness 🙂

An image I really like from my travels in Thailand over New Years a few years back – obviously it’s been slightly modified to give the right message. Love how they use lights to decorate any and every thing for the holidays in South East Asia.

Setting up lights for business portraits.

Time-lapse video of me setting up studio lights for a location headshots shoot for a local business.

Thought it be fun to video myself as I was setting up my location studio lights in preparation for a portrait shoot for a local business here on the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich. Many people are very surprised when they come in for a sitting and see the light set-up, but to ensure a well lit and sharp portrait it is necessary to use the right light, and also importantly the right lens for a good headshot. Setting up and breaking down the studio lights can sometimes be the most time-consuming part of a job which a lot of people might not realise.

Time-laps video of setting up lights on location.

A very unique corporate PR event at The Chambers of Flavour.

A very entertaining afternoon corporate PR event with The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) at The Chambers of Flavour.

A safety briefing by a crazy scientist at the secret location of the very marvellous Chambers of Flavour. Really a fun experience I can recommend to everyone. It’s a culinary experience with a twist. Literally, you’re part of a theatrical peace while having a gourmet meal. Expect to be part of some audience participation, but the quicker you get into it – or the faster you drink your cocktail – the more fun it will be. The food is excellent but the circumstances are very bizarre, so if you have the chance to experience this place make the best of it and enjoy the ride. A really unique and fantastical setting for a corporate PR event. Well done to the Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) for organising.

Safety briefing by the crazy scientist before entering The Chambers of Flavour.

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Around the world travel snippets.

A compilation of some video clips filmed while on my around the world travels back in 2012/2013.

A compilation of video clips – behind the scenes (BTS) from around the world travels in 2012-2013. Featuring various modes of transport like train, bus, boat, small air-plane, trekking, zip-lining in India, Thailand, Laos Vietnam and Peru.

Around the world video snippets.

To see more travel photography, go to the travel section of my website or have a look at my Artfinder profile.

An alternative Christmas party with Village Green.

A great way to finish before the Christmas holidays with a country walk with the guys at the design agency Village Green.

Leading up to the Christmas holidays I had the pleasure of joining the team at Village Green on their annual county walk as an excellent alternative to the traditional Christmas party. A 27 km walk mostly along the river Ouse/Cam from Ely to Waterbeach before catching a lift to Cambridge for an excellent dinner and a well deserved rest for our tired feet.

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My original blog post can be found at:

https://www.tomhphoto.co.uk/blog/behind-the-scenes-alternative-christmas-party.html

Images featured in the November issue of The Idler Magazine.

Images featured in the November issue of The Idler Magazine.

Very pleased to see that some of my images from last summer’s trip to Transylvania in Romania got published in The Idler Magazine’s November issue.

Oli Broom – the man behind the travel company called The Slow Cyclist which arranges cycling tours in Transylvania – had an essay published in the current issue of The Idler Magazine. The essay tells his story of how he went from working in the City to becoming a Slow Cyclist and starting his travel company. Cycling from the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London to Brisbane Cricket Ground in Australia is a pretty awesome achievement, and is an experience most of us will not top.
I had the pleasure of cycling around in Transylvania with him in June 2015 together with a group from the Global Heritage Fund. Oli and his local guides arranged an absolutely fantastic trip for us, eating real home-cooked food in the homes of locals and arranging really lovely accommodation, and slowly cycling through the gorgeous countryside and beautiful Saxon villages. We even had the pleasure of meeting Prince Charles for an inauguration of a traditionally built Kiln with funds raised by The Global Heritage Fund.

You can see more images from this trip in my travel-blog here.

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Beautiful print quality in The Idler Magazine.

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Golden evening light over the meadows.

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The medieval Sighișoara Fortress.

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Having a rest in the lovely meadows of Transylvania.

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The lovely colourful meadows of Transylvania.

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Idyllic place for lunch in Meșendorf.

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Tile made the traditional way in a kiln in ApoČ™.