Ashley Morrison's Blog

September 1, 2018

Try Before You Buy!

Is the title of our latest published work in the October 2018 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 78 to 89 in the October 2018 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors and Living magazine featuring Lisa and Conor McCann's 1930s detached villa in south Belfast.
.. on pages 78 to 89 – which features Lisa and Conor McCann’s 1930s detached villa in south Belfast.

“Lisa and Conor used subtle neutrals and pops of colour to create a cool contemporary home in their Belfast city villa.”

Which we talked about shooting here: Straight forward.

So congratulations once again to Conor and Lisa here…
Lisa McCann in the kitchen of her 1930s detached villa in south Belfast.
.. for this time making it into Ireland’s largest selling monthly interiors and lifestyle magazine – from Marie, Mandi, Claudio and me

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February 5, 2016

Location, Location.

Is the title of our latest published work in the March 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 107 to 109 in the March 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Anna and Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. on pages 107 to 109 – which features Anna & Jamie’s contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.

“Moving home wasn’t really part of Anna and Jamie McMillen’s plan until they fell for the spectacular views a spacious new-build offered.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Overlooking Belfast Lough last September.

So just want to say a big Congratulations to both Jamie and Anna here…
Anna McMinnis in the living room area of her contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. for making it into this top selling national magazine – Location, Location indeed – from Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

October 23, 2015

The kitchen is now the heart of our home.

Is the title of our most recent published work in the November 2015 issue of Style at Home magazine…
Pages 90 to 92 in the November 2015 issue of Style at Home magazine featuring the kitchen in Nicola and Ray Anderson's period house in the County Down town of Donaghadee.
.. on pages 90 to 92 – featuring the kitchen in Nicola and Ray Anderson’s period house in the County Down town of Donaghadee.

‘Stylist at Home Nicola, 44, put together a contemporary open-plan kitchen with a vintage twist to match her 1920s home’.

Which we talked about shooting here: Free-standing.

So congratulations to Ray and Nicola here…
Nicola Anderson in the kitchen of her period house in the County Down town of Donaghadee.
.. your kitchen is now in the heart of many Style at Home readers too smile

From Marie, Mandi & me.

September 20, 2015

Overlooking Belfast Lough.

This week we headed to Holywood in County Down (as opposed to Hollywood in American) were we produce some images of this magnificent house…
Anna and Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. which belongs to Anna & Jamie McMinnis.

Pretty stunning – as were the view too, as it looked out over Belfast Lough – which on a day like this, was something else.

Anyway, inside was equally impressive – to the eye anyway – but as can be seen here…
One of the first picture taken in the living room area of Anna & Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. what looks good to the eye, doesn’t always look good for the camera – or at least not as good as one would like it to be sometimes.

So the team when to work on this one – Claudio set-up the lights and Marie…
One of the first picture taken in the living room area of Anna & Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. well she posed for another ‘a behind the scenes’ image by the looks of it wink

Anyway, after both Marie & Claudio had done their thing, the transform was from the camera’s point of view, was now more like what my eye was seeing, i.e. a beautiful room which would look amazing especially if the sun was pouring in.
So once we had achieved that, then it was time for a shot of Anna – and this was the result…
Anna McMinnis in the living room area of her contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. as she posed to perfection, to complete the story we were trying to tell here.

The kitchen was next…
One of the first picture taken in the kitchen of Anna & Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. which as you can see here…
The kitchen of Anna & Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. required very little work, besides the placement of a few very nice cups and the controlling of the light.

And so it was throughout this contemporary style house – Claudio worked on the lighting, Marie posed for another behind​ the sense shot…
One of the first picture taken in the TV room of Anna & Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. as well as added the final touches too – which, joking aside, I think she is brilliant at – and I took lots of pictures like this…
The TV room in Anna & Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. to complete the story that we were all trying to tell – which was simply to say, it looks amazing, as you can see Smile​

Anna’s reply, after I sent her a link to preview our work, as well as her own of course:

“Thank you very much, Ashley, ​for sending us the photographs, they look stunning!”

“Praise is bread to an artist” – so thank you and thank you for inviting us in too – because we felt that your house and what you had done here inside it, was pretty stunning too – so great teamwork​ is how I would see it Smile​

From Marie, Claudio & me overlooking Belfast Lough in Holywood.

March 31, 2014

Little to do here.

Things have been going crazy lately for me – but recently we shot this amazing architectural new build house…
Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. near Dungannon in County Tyrone.

Which was basically naturally lit…
First picture taken of the sitting room in Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. and so required only a touch of fill to achieve results like this…
Fiona and Brian Shiells in the sitting room of their architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. of Fiona & Brian in the sitting room.

The couple’s last home was very traditional and I actually shot it many years ago for an Irish magazine. However they decided they wanted a complete change; bought a site and commissioned Des Ewing, a local Architect, to design a contemporary home for them.
None of their existing furniture would have suited so they had fun starting from scratch – they even went to Milan to buy some of their new furnishings !!
Although they wanted a contemporary new look, they didn’t want it to be too monochrome or cold and opted for lots of vibrant colour.

Which looked great from every angle…
First picture taken of the sitting room in Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. especially once lit…
The sitting room in Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. and it was the same all the way throughout to the kitchen…
First picture taken of the kitchen in Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. which was also easy to light and needed minimum done…
The kitchen in Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. so even Marie had little to do here Smile

Love it – and hopefully, the Editors will too – so just a quick note to say thanks to Fiona & Brian here for inviting us in and making us feel so welcome once again.

From Marie & Me @ ampimage.com in County Tyrone.

March 9, 2013

More effort than one might have thought.

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This week took us up to one of our favorite places – County Donegal.

Where we shot this great contemporary house…
Lin and Bobby Crossle's contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. owned by the delightful Lin & Bobby Crossle, who made us both feel so welcome.

In theory, architectural contemporary homes should be easier to shoot than more traditional homes – due mainly to their white walls & larger windows. However, in true Irish fashion, the weather wasn’t on our side, so the lighting required much more effort than one might have thought…
The first picture taken in The kitchen in Lin and Bobby Crossle's contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. but we got there in the end…
Lin Crossle in the kitchen of her contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. all be it slowly – as both Lin & Marie worked their magic…
The dining room in Lin and Bobby Crossle's contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. in front of the camera throughout the day.

Both very passionate about their dogs, as you can see…
Bobby and Lin Crossle with their dogs on the staircase in their contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. so needless to say, capturing one of them ‘At Home’…
The living room in Lin and Bobby Crossle's contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. was a must too.

Anyway, it was an amazing house – and Lin & Bobby looked after us so well, we’d just like to say a big Thank you – and we will keep you posted.

From Marie & me @ ampimage.com

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