Thursday, 27 March 2014

Interior Photography of top class kitchens

kitchen interior photographer darrin jenkins
Kitchen Interior Photography

I've recently been taking interior photographs for one of the UK's leading interior design companies. More about the shoot here :

Friday, 14 February 2014

Product Photography - not straightforward photos!

product still life photography
Dualit toaster
Product photograph of a high quality luxary Osprey handbag
Osprey handbag
These are a couple of products I've been working on recently. Shot on my Phase One IQ180 digital camera, both consisting of several separate photographs using different lighting / reflectors and then finally combined in Photoshop.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Year & My New Responsive Website!

responsive website photographer photography darrin jenkins
Click on the screen grab above to visit the new site
After months of hard work my new website is up and running, we still have some work to do on the video section but so far everything else is looking great.
It is a responsive site that can easily be viewed on various platforms including iPads and phones. If you look at one of the portfolio galleries and re-size the window you will see that the thumbnails will also re-arrange themselves to fit the new proportion.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

My Bio - Less scripty and more fun....

Thought I'd revamp my Bio, converting it into a more visual and fun format as some bio's can be rather boring and time consuming to read through....

All part of my new responsive web-site that will be live early in the New Year!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Cow Gum and Magic Markers

If you are of a certain age and you frequented graphic design studios before Apple Macs made their appearance, then I'm sure you will remember the pungent smell of Cow Gum and the colourful arrays of Magic Markers, scalpels in abundance, yellow lighter fuel canisters and sheets of Letraset.

Cow gum was a solvent based latex glue packaged up in it's distinctive red and white tin. It was great for sticking your artwork together as it didn't cause paper to wrinkle like water based glues would, it also had the disadvantage that it would end up where you didn't want it to! Graphic designers across the globe had great fun rolling the glue into balls and chucking it across the office whilst involuntary (or voluntary) getting high on the fumes at the same time.

I can still remember the smell I experienced when entering agencies' premises, its the type of smell you never forget..

Often next to the Cow Gum was a very expensive set of Magic Markers, either arranged in neat order, or as I usually saw, strewn across the desk and surrounding area. To complement Cow Gum the markers had their own unique 'volatile' smell and squeaky noise when used, they came in chubby bottles with fat felt tips. I miss those great scamps that were created using these markers, there was greater scope for interpretation of the brief and a really good showcase for the artistic talents of the graphic designer. I also think that the thought process works far better for creating ideas with
sketching pen to paper, rather than recycling images on a computer. These great illustrations are virtually extinct now, which is a shame. I still find myself sketching out ideas in front of clients (using pencils and a large layout pad), not only to show what I'm thinking of, but to also explore possibilities before the shoot commences.

Don't forget those Pantone Colour Specifier swatches either. Sheets of lots of little coloured squares that can be torn off along the perforations. No design studio should have be without.

As for Letraset (dry transfer lettering), well that is something I never really liked at all, tedious to apply and generally annoying to use, and you can still buy it!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Village Butcher Retiring

Barry Butcher W Hall Redbourn Copyright Darin Jenkins 2013

Our fab village butcher is retiring after 35 years of supplying high quality meat to the village of Redbourn, I'm sure him and his shop will be missed by all.

There is no other butcher in the village, so if there are any budding butchers out there who like the idea of taking over the shop then why not give Barry a ring 01582 792279. He will close up shop in the beginning of November.

Friday, 18 October 2013


plums @darrin jenkins 1013
Plums are so good at this time of year.... Here's a photo I took today, four flashes at f11 btw..

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Japanese Crackers

Japanese Crackers food snack
Japanese Crackers with Wasabi
Thought I'd show you a photograph I took of Japanese Crackers. Not only did they photograph well but tasted great too!

Friday, 16 August 2013

The Fire Pit

A short video I made of a fire pit in the depths of the Canadian countryside. This looks best in high definition but I hope you enjoy this low res version.

Make yourself comfy, watch the flames and listen to the night sounds!

Holiday Photos

I've just returned from a couple of weeks visiting my cousins in Canada, and have added a few photos from my trip to the blog. 

Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
CN Tower Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
CN Tower Toronto Canada
Street Photography Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
Downtown Toronto
Niagra Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
Red Trousers Niagra Falls
Niagra Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
Niagra falls Canada
Niagra Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
Niagra falls Canada
Toronto Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
"Dream Home"
Barrie Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
Red Hat
Niagra Bikers Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
Niagra Bikers Canada

Canada sign for sale Canada ©Darrin Jenkins 2013
A sign that sells itself

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Diptych Photograph

You may not have heard the term Diptych, but my latest photography idea was to create one.

According to Wiki a Diptych is: "a photograph that uses two different or identical images side by side to form one single artistic statement. The two images can literally be in contact with each other, or separated by a border or frame".

So there you go, here's my Diptych below.