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copyright Peter Goulding

Here's one I did earlier ...

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I began taking photographs when I was in Paris aged sixteen on a school trip through Europe, fascinated seeing an alternative view of life far removed from that of my home in South Yorkshire. The itch to take photographs started then and it’s never left me I suppose.

I've shot loads of travel photographs since those schooldays and now tend to work in the fields of advertising, especially product and food photography, I also shoot portraits and a wide range of editorial photography. The shot above was taken for Becker UK Ltd., a company manufacturing pumps..., you'd never know it really, but the idea was to show the power of air in this multiple image combination. I had to convince the MD that my idea would work and he would have much more interesting images than simple 'pump' shots. No hair extensions were in place, if you forgive the pun and I shot another version with water as the medium, which is on a page somewhere in this site.

Most of my photography now is shot using digital of course, but I still like to work with 35mm film using my old Nikons, after all... retro is back in.
I scan my transparencies with an Imacon scanner, offering this service to other photographers, up to and including the 6 x 17cm rollfilm format. I'm also having fun working with the new materials from the 'Impossible' people and trying to emulate SX-70's style of Polaroids digitally.

A while ago, I was asked to shoot for a recipe book for Richard Smith, a leading Sheffield chef, entitled "Thyme after Thyme" and following this I've photographed food for a whole load of chefs up and down the country. Book titles include "The Magpie Cafe" shot in Whitby for Ian Robson, "A Perfect Balance" for Andrew and Janet Coghlan in Dronfield, and Sam Stern's "Student Cookbook" for a London publisher.

I've also been a regular contributor to the photography for some of the food reviews in the Regional Magazine Company's collection of monthly magazines, 'Westside', 'Southside', 'Northside' and yes even 'Eastside' as well as for the 'City' and 'Image' magazines, plus the Sheffield's Chamber of Commerce's house magazine, 'First For Business', when it was relaunched earlier this year.

I love new ideas and a challenge so please feel free to contact me about any aspect of my work, especially if you are looking for a photographer for that next special assignment.