Behind the scenes: Autumn Winter 2015 Photo Shoot

Collection of new glass vases
The new Autumn Winter Collection  was exciting to shoot as it includes a variety of materials and textures and our creative team has been busy bringing these new pieces to life. As usual we have been on the hunt for new and unusual places to set the scenes for our lifestyle photography.  The search took us far and wide across Devon from barns, to warehouses, boat yards and beyond!  In this post we’ve shared a few pics from behind the scenes.

Preparing the scene new vase scene

The opening shot above showcases our stunning new selection of recycled glass vases and t-lights, all handmade and finished with a pretty hammered effect which creates a beautiful texture and look. The reclaimed scaffold board provided an ideal table and the rusty container behind added texture and rich colour.

Our stunning new collection of  beautiful Bamba and Nika rugs are full of texture. They are handmade from hemp and recycled leather fragments. We thought we would get creative and the end shot was achieved by clambering over a rusty corrugated iron roof!

Setting the scene for the Bamba and Nika rugs

Our new Mawia bead bracelets are each handmade from hand 22 Karat gold plated stones, each stone is cut and shaped by hand, strung onto pretty threads.  To create the final image a rolled newspaper provided the perfect jewellery roll. The faded washed wood with marks of paint added an interesting texture to the shot.

Setting the scene - mawia bead

We are always on the look out for interesting back drops and the painted wall below was one that caught our eye. The abstract colour contrasts with the clean lines of these reclaimed military flasks.

Setting the scene - recalimed military flasks

We find that fabrics provide a useful break to a back drop. This dip dyed cloth softens the industrial rust backdrop.

New Sana Vases

The above crop that we use in the final image hides the true scene below!!

Shooting the Sana vases

This is just a snippet of our autumn winter 2015 collection. You will soon be able to view and shop our entire Autumn Winter 2015 collection at

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