Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

On a pretty grey, overcast day I headed out into the welcoming Kent countryside to meet a Woodsman named Andrew Kirby at Woolton Farm, just outside of Canterbury, for a lifestyle photography shoot.

Using only his own, locally felled wood, Andrew turns, carves and creates the most wonderfully simplistic, natural bowls, spoons and baskets using only hand tools and traditional methods.

It was such a pleasure to photograph Kirby working calmly and thoughtfully surrounded by nature and the over cast weather meant I was able to use the naturally muted light with the darkness of the barn to create quite a dramatic portrait.

You can catch one of Kirby’s workshops over at The Cherry Wood Project, where he teaches Ash Splint basket making.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

 

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for a Woodsman.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for Woodsman and wood worker Kirby.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for Woodsman and wood worker Kirby.

Commercial and Lifstyle Photography for Woodsman and wood worker Kirby.

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