For the last 18 months I have been photographing the completed projects of Wellington based interior designer Charlotte Minty. Sometimes these will be entire homes and sometimes, as is the case here, individual rooms she has designed for her clients. This is one of my favourites to date; the rich textures in the soft furnishings and the luxury of space dedicated to this dining room make it feel both old world and super contemporary simultaneously. Clever clever. This cottage, townhouse and apartment are some of the other projects he have worked on together.
Lush Lane is run by the lovely green fingered Holly. She finds the coolest plants from around New Zealand for the coolest clients and her advice on which plants will work for the ambience in your room as well as her speedy delivery service make Lush Lane a need to know for "plant-ies" and interior designers alike. We worked on a series of images for her website and social media as well as print collateral. Don't give flowers, give plants!!
The Nature Edition of The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book is the third instalment of this clever concept from The Kiss Co; a compact book containing tear out sheets of a3 wrapping paper, adorned with nature inspired imagery by illustrators, artists and designers with New Zealand connections. There are designs from Bec Brown, Amy Van Luijk, Katie Wilson, Melissa Boardman, Alice Berry, Jo Pearson, Natty, Lisa Baudry, Lou Studio and Flora Waycott. Ami and I love working together, as we have done here, here and here.
Ali Johnson hand makes her beautiful, natural soap Sphaera here in Wellington, New Zealand and it is sold in New Zealand's finest homeware/design stores. With such an elegant product I focused on extracting the fine details of her product through the styling and photography, bringing out Ali's incredibly sophisticated colour palette, textures and bevelled edges.
Jane Denton is a textile artist based here in Wellington, New Zealand. She hand embroiders her beautiful art pieces and ships them across the globe to happy homes and collectors. I photographed her new series of work, in soft muted tones with subtle detailing as well as Jane at home and in her studio.
The Kiss Co, as well as being publishers of The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper books, publish two charming children's books and gift tags for all occasions. The books are written by Ami Muir, founder of The Kiss Co, and are illustrated by Sara Mutande and Becky Lazarevic. This is our third project together, for which we have an established colour palette and styling direction. I look forward to the third instalment in the series of wrapping paper books, due shortly!
Interior designer Charlotte Minty gently modernised the interior of this cottage in Ngaio, here in Wellington, New Zealand, without removing any of its cottage charm! The warmth from the floorboards is perfectly balanced with trademark Charlotte cool, and you need to see the before and after of the bathroom over on Charlotte's blog! Incredible! Here are some of my images of my favourite aspects of the renovation, including the superbly hung wall of plates.
For our third project together, Eloise and I worked on styling and photographing the products and services that she offers at The Neighbourhood Studio, alongside the classes that I have photographed for her before. As well as providing custom screen printing services, Eloise also sells the materials one might need to work self directed at the studio. In studio you can find artwork by Alani Mckenna, Forest Drawn, Flora Waycott and Amy van Luijk.
Charlotte Minty redesigned the interior of this Wellington townhouse to great effect! She has accented the whitewashed brick and wooden floors in this large, complex space with bright, rich textiles and furniture, working with artwork belonging to her clients and a mid century lilt. With an amazing collection of Armadillo rugs and pieces from Citta, Tim Webber and Douglas and Bec, I didn't want to leave after photographing it! Beautiful work from Charlotte, as always. Full project on her blog!
Wundaire is the brand name of the unique, hand formed pottery made by Felicity Donaldson. From her studio in Wellington she produces work for restaurants and private clients, teaches classes and collaborates with high profile New Zealand brands on limited edition pottery pieces. These collaborations include notable New Zealand brands Kowtow and Meadowlark. She is the founder of Mug Mates, a mug subscription from a range of New Zealand potters curated by Felicity. We worked together to photograph product for online sales, ranging from her staple tableware shapes to one-off pit fired planters.