Along with everyone else, I have had to rethink these past fifteen months and whilst some of my plans have fallen by the wayside, I have been very lucky to be able to use that time differently – more of that later.
One ambition in January 2020 had been to expand the use of ultra-high resolution photography that fellow photographer Nick Turner and I developed to document large scale artworks and wall hangings. Commissions for this process, inevitably, were cancelled from March 2020 onwards, although some regular photography work continues and my licensed images can be viewed and purchased as usual on alamy.com
Opening my studio in 2020 as part of the annual Stroud Valley Artspace Open Studios also, sadly fell victim to Covid-19 so I was unable to show my artworks from recent years. The restrictions of lockdown and new ways of moving around mean that I have had extra time gifted to creating in my studio.What I have missed though is the feedback that comes from informal studio visits and an ongoing dialogue with friends and neighbours dropping round.
So I would like to share with you what I have been working on and invite comment and a conversation. I have added an ‘Artworks’ folder on this, my photography website and now seems a good opportunity to also welcome visitors to my garden studio from Monday 14th to Sunday 19th June 2021.
Weekdays will be on a bookings only system – do get in touch via phone or email on the Contact page to arrange a time when up to two from the same household can visit.
The weekend of Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th will be a drop by policy. Studio at end of rear garden in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK. Large sliding doors on south facing frontage, i.e plenty of fresh air.
Again for safety two people maximum from any one household at any one time. There’s ‘waiting room’ in large garden/gazebo should several parties arrive at same time. Contact me for the address via the contact page or the instagram link under ‘About.’ Look forward to seeing you here.
About Nigel Noyes
I am a Stroud based photographer in Gloucestershire whose regular clients include architects, artists, Cotswold businesses, publishers, and organisations involved in the arts and crafts. Seven of my twenty-three years professional experience were spent working in Sydney, Australia on editorial and commercial assignments. My work on interiors, eco-architecture, gardens and food has been published in international magazines, business publications, catalogues and websites.
Alongside being a commercial photographer I am also an artist working in the mediums of painting and printmaking. I have had three solo exhibitions in Australia, two in the U.K and have been involved in a number of open studios with SVA.
A large selection of my images can be viewed and purchased on alamy.com
My photography images have illustrated eight books, one of which I also authored and one illustrated in pen and ink.
I have over twenty years experience in documenting flat, 3D and installation artworks. This is a precision discipline where colour accuracy and technique are a pre-requisite. Building strong working relationships with others and agreeing interpretation has also been key in showing artworks to their best.
Gigapixel photography for large scale Fine Art
Capturing ultra high resolution files of very large 2D artworks including tapestries, mosaics, frescoes, murals, wallpapers and hangings is now possible.The technique and portable nature of the equipment we use allows us to shoot in awkward or tight spaces such as corridors and small rooms without resort to having artworks moved to more spacious surroundings.The photographic template for this has been fine tuned over the last five years with Nick Turner of TShed Ltd. We work together on these assignments using a custom built robotic camera head originally developed by him for the film industry. This speedily produces multiple, ultra-high resolution images that are stitched together to provide a single, highly detailed, colour accurate file at a 1:1 life size ratio and larger.
We use the latest full-frame, high resolution professional camera models and work with a computer and 27inch monitor on site so that clients might also view work in progress. The images are then colour corrected and finessed in post production before posting into various file formats of choice.
For galleries, artists, designers and crafts people looking to see your work documented please contact me to discuss your projects.
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