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May 9, 2017

Creature Comforts.

Is the title of our latest published work in the June 2017 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine…
The cover plus pages 66 to 79 in the June 2017 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Lesley and Lindsay Anderson's cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. on pages 66 to 79 plus on the Cover too – which features Lesley and Lindsay’s cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.

“Lesley and Lindsay longed to be back in the countryside when they happened to come across the perfect site in Portaferry with plans already in place. They knew instantly it was perfect for them.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Green door – almost 2 years ago to the day.

So Congratulations to both Lesley and Lindsay here…
Lindsay Anderson outside her cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. for making it into this top selling Irish magazine – but more importantly, I like to say a HUGE Congratulations to Lexie here…
The living room in Lesley Anderson's cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. for once again being the Cover girl, who is clearly enjoying her Creature Comforts too smile

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

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January 3, 2017

The Folks on the Hill.

Is the title of our latest published work in the February 2017 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
The cover plus pages 74 to 85 in the February 2017 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Rosemary and Harold Bothwell's cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.
.. on pages 74 to 85, as well as on the cover too – featuring Rosemary and Harold Bothwell’s cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.

“Rosemary had always loved the old cottage which overlooked the Fermanagh Lakelands so when she had the chance to buy it not even the challenges of restoring a listed building could stop her.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Wanting to be there – in the rain.

So just want to say a big Congratulations to Rosemary here…
Rosemary Bothwell in the kitchen of her cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.
.. for not only making it to the top of the hill, but also for making it onto the cover of this top selling Irish magazine too – from Marie, Mandi, me and the rest of the team here @ ampimage.com
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July 2, 2014

Wow, Wow and triple Wow!

Seeing one’s work in print, even after nearly 30 years of seeing it printed, is still the thing I love most about what we do.

It’s like Wow! every time – and the bigger it’s printed or the better it’s printed, then the more Wow it often is – as we would often put a lot into each and every image, which I feel can only really be appreciated, when viewed up close a lot of the time.

So when I walked into the local SPAR supermarket yesterday and quickly looked that the magazine rack, I was totally over the moon – to not only see our work on the cover of the August 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
The cover plus pages 72 to 83 of the August 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton's villa called 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence.
.. but also to see it beautifully printed on pages 72 to 83 – featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton’s villa called ‘Jasmin’ near the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence.

The French Connection – Transforming a pretty but rather dated French villa, Janet and Ken from Northern Ireland have created their dream holiday home in a style that successfully blends old and new.

Which I talked about shooting here: Kicking off – back in 2010 – as this is were we stayed while shooting for Liz Gibney Interiors in the French Riviera near the village…
The French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. of Saint Paul-de-Vence.

Wow! smile

However, the Wow didn’t end there, as a home we shot in Italy back in 2006…
La Dolce Vita - Pages 58 to 71 of the August 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa located near Amelia in Umbria.
.. lead on pages 58 to 71 – featuring Tia and Bruce Weissman’s Italian villa located near Amelia in Umbria.

La Dolce Vita – After a two year search, Bruce and Tia found their dream Italian home, a 300 year old villa complete with stunning gardens.

Which I talked about shooting here the other day: Living la Dolce Vita – while shooting a farmhouse for the BBC near the Italian town of Amelia, which sits on a hill…
The town of Amelia sitting on a hill in the south western corner of Umbria in Italy.
.. in the south western corner of Umbria.

So double Wow! smile smile

And Wow again when I saw this…
Mediterranean Charm - Pages 82 to 94 of the August 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring John O'Callaghan's villa called 'Villa Thalia' at Aphrodite Hills near Paphos in Cyprus.
.. on pages 82 to 94 – featuring John O’Callaghan’s villa called ‘Villa Thalia’ at Aphrodite Hills near Paphos in Cyprus.

Mediterranean Charm – After a number of holidays in Cyprus, John from Belfast wanted a little corner of the sunshine island to call his own and found it in a luxury holiday complex.

Which again I talked about shooting the other day here: The story behind the story – which we shot back in 2006 while shooting a few other villas at Aphrodite Hills, which is nestled in the hills…
The view from Tommy Payne's apartment at Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus.
.. above Paphos in Cyprus.

So that was like triple Wow! smile smile smile

Anyway, stunning repro as always – which is what I love so much about this magazine – so this is just a quick note to say a big thanks to everyone involved here – and especially to Janet, Tia and John once again, for this time making it into this beautifully printed Irish glossy magazine.

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

June 29, 2014

Living la Dolce Vita.

One of the things both Marie & I love most about the work that we do, is meeting people – who in many cases turn out to be truly amazing.

And Michael, as seen here with Marie talking to the local Polizia…
Marie and Michael talking to the local polizia in the Italian Umbria region town of Amelia.
.. was one of those people who neither of us will ever forget.

Because not only did he show us around the Italian Umbria town of Amelia, and even got me into their Archaeological Museum to shoot things like the Statue of Germanico here…
The Statue of Germanico in the Archaeological Museum of Amelia in the Umbria region of Italy.
.. but he also introduced us to Tia Weissman here…
Tia Weissman in the garden of her Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. who along with her husband Bruce, owned this fabulous old villa which she called ‘Casa Lara’…
Tia Weissman and Michael outside her Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. which was located just outside the town of Amelia – which one could see on the hill in the distance from her also amazing garden…
Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. which Michael helped her look after, etc.

Well needless to say, we asked Tia could we shoot her place – so she kindly showed us around and I took some quick snaps…
Recce shot of Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. just to give us a idea for what we may need to do…
Recce shot of Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. in both terms of lighting and styling…
Recce shot of Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
… plus as some of the rooms where not really being used, like this guest bedroom…
Recce shot of Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. or had just been used, like her own bedroom…
Recce shot of Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. which clearly she hadn't got round to tidying yet, as she wasn't expecting us – then all of this was good to see beforehand.

Still, we had seen enough to say 'yes' this will look amazing – and so it did…
Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. after we all did our thing…
Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. which included lighting the fires…
Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. and making up the beds..
Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. which really did say this wasn't Ireland…
Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa called 'Casa Lara' which is located near the town of Amelia in Umbria.
.. but instead was someone living the dream in Italy.

Yes it was a lot of hard work; however, eight years on and the memories of all that work is long gone.

The memories however of this amazing villa, meeting Michael and Tia, plus the images we produced live on – and so I'm delighted to report that they will be appearing once again, in next months Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine – which should be on the bookshelves next week smile

When 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featured it some years ago, as seen here…
Page 20 to 25 in the September 2006 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa Casa Lara located near Amelia in Umbria.
.. they titled it "Living la Dolce Vita" and so did Property Life magazine too…
Pages 8 to 19 in issue 12 of Templeton Robinson's Property Life magazine featuring Tia and Bruce Weissman's Italian villa Casa Lara located near Amelia in Umbria.
.. meaning living the good life – which is sure was for both Marie & me.

So just ahead of it appearing on the bookshelves next week, I'd just like to say a big thank you to both Michael and Tia here, for making our trip to Italy a truly memorable one – as this for us is one we will never forget.
Thank you.

From Marie & me living la Dolce Vita smile

June 5, 2014

Stylish Living.

Is the title of our latest published work July 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 76 to 85 of the July 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Tony Day and Darren Baird's Edwardian terrace in east Belfast.
.. on pages 76 to 85 – featuring Tony Day and Darren Baird’s Edwardian terrace in east Belfast.

“Tony and Darren have turned a functional bachelor pad in Belfast into a funky family home.”

Which we talked about here: Kicking off – at the start of 2012.

Anyway, stunning repro as always – which is what I love so much about this magazine – so this is just a quick note to say a big thanks to everyone involved here – and congratulations to Tony & Darren once again, for this time making it into this beautifully printed Irish glossy magazine.

From Marie & me @ ampimage.com

May 1, 2014

A Blank Canvas

Is the title of our latest published work in the June 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 80 to 91 in the June 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Ciara Nelson's three storey semi-detached villa in Belfast.
.. on pages 80 to 91 – featuring Ciara Nelson’s three storey semi-detached villa in Belfast.

“Ciara’s four bedroom Victorian semi in Belfast had recently undergone a major renovation which had been done to a very high standard and had left the property pretty much a blank canvas. Using her existing furniture and accessories along with a few new bits and pieces, she is now well on her way to her prefect home.”

Which we talked about here: It’s all in the detail – at the time when we shot it, and more recently here: Over 6000 views in less than 48 hours – when I talked how one of the images of the kitchen here in this home, had surprised me on the number of views it had received on Flickr – which currently stands at 7,162 views.

Anyway, stunning repro as always – which is what I love so much about this magazine – so this is just a quick note to say a big thanks to everyone involved here – and congratulations to Ciara here…
Ciara Nelson in the sitting room of her three storey semi-detached villa in Belfast.
.. once again, for making it into this beautifully printed Irish glossy magazine.

From Marie & me @ ampimage.com

April 1, 2014

A Complete Transformation

Is the title of our latest published work in the May 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 78 to 87 in the May 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Briege and Stephen Conway's Victorian townhouse in the County Antrim coastal town of Cushendall.
.. on pages 78 to 87 – featuring Briege and Stephen Conway’s Victorian townhouse in the County Antrim coastal town of Cushendall.

“Breige and Stephen from Cushendall in County Antrim explain why village life has made the chaos of their refurbishment project worth the upheaval.”

Which we talked about here: Labour of love – at the time when we shot it.

Stunningly reproduced as always – which is what I love so much about this magazine – so this is just a quick note to say a big thanks to everyone involved here in this feature and congratulations to Breige & Stephen once again, for making it into this beautifully printed Irish glossy magazine.

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

February 4, 2014

Traditional Style.

Is the title of our latest published work March 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 82 to 92 in the March 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Davina and Ian Callen's cottage near Seaforde in County Down.
.. on pages 82 to 92 – featuring Davina and Ian Callen’s cottage near Seaforde in County Down.

“Davina and Ian let their love of craftsmanship and traditional cottage interiors gently style the home they’ve created in the heart of the Irish countryside in picturesque Seaforde near the beautiful Mourne Mountains in County Down.”

Which Marie talked about here: Understanding Interior Styles – at the time when we shot it.

Anyway, in my traditional style, this is just a quick note to say a big thanks to everyone involved here for their hard work – and congratulations to Davina & Ian once again, for making it this time into this beautifully printed Irish glossy magazine.

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

January 3, 2014

New Beginnings.

Is the title of our latest published work in the February 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 96 to 106 in the February 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Rosanne Irwin's ground floor apartment in the Malone area of Belfast.
.. on pages 96 to 106 – featuring Rosanne’s ground floor apartment in the Malone area of Belfast.

“Rosanne’s two-bedroom ground floor apartment in a ‘Victorian gentleman’s residence’ in Belfast is a beautiful elegant period property which has been decorated with stunning pieces which befit this home.”

Which we talked about shooting here: Bring more to the table.

I really do love those big double page spreads, as it just shows the huge amount of work that goes into each and every one of these images…
Rosanne Irwin in the sitting room of her ground floor apartment in a Victorian townhouse in the Malone area of Belfast.
.. and it’s not just at our end but at the homeowner’s end too – as you really do feel like you are actually standing there in the room.

So a great beginning to the start of a New Year, for Marie, Mandi & me – and without a doubt, a lovely thing for Rosanne to have, to look back on in years to come.

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December 9, 2013

The Perfect Compromise

Is the title of our latest published work in the January 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 80 to 91 in the January 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Janice and Billy Shannon's Edwardian mid terrace in Belfast.
.. on pages 80 to 91 – featuring Janice and Billy Shannon’s Edwardian mid terrace in Belfast.

“Jane, her friend Melanie and their cat called Poppy live in a beautiful four-bedroomed Edwardian terrace in east Belfast. Through compromise, the pair have been able to purchase the perfect place for them both to live.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Shannon’s Edwardian mid terrace.

Just love those big double page spreads, as it really does show the huge amount of work that goes into each and every one of these images – and it’s not just at our end on the lighting & styling, but at the homeowner’s end too, as you really do feel like you are actually standing there in the room.

Yes, the perfect compromise to actually being there !

Anyway, a big thanks to everyone involved for their hard work here – and a huge congratulations to Jane & Melanie for making it onto this beautifully printed glossy magazine.

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

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