Holly Cant Photography: Blog https://www.hollycant.com/blog en-us (C) Holly Cant Photography (Holly Cant Photography) Mon, 13 Apr 2020 17:53:00 GMT Mon, 13 Apr 2020 17:53:00 GMT https://www.hollycant.com/img/s/v-12/u350925806-o810437674-50.jpg Holly Cant Photography: Blog https://www.hollycant.com/blog 95 120 March highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2020/4/march-highlights March 2020, the month everything changed! I hope you are all keeping well, safe and sane in these crazy times. I managed to get a few jobs in before the lockdown.

My first March job involved a dog, which is always a bonus! Missy the therapy dog visits residents at Frank Foster Care Home in Loughton 

A few talented posties this month, Amira the rapper at the Watford depot

And Nick, the Elvis impersonator at the Stratford depot

TfL HQ and a meeting with Train Managers Toyosi & Nicolas and Director of Line operations Nick for OTM magazine

Manager Anna outside the recently refurbished Miller & Carter in Ruislip

And finally, a refurbished Post Office opens in Caterham

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January & February highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2020/3/january-february-highlights A little late, but kicking 2020 off with my first blog post of the year - a few highlights from January and February

A couple of shots in the run-up to International Women's Day. First one for Royal Mail with their Area Collections Manager 

Next up a shoot with intu Watford's Centre Manager 

A great afternoon spent up in Birmingham at the NEC with Woodmansterne, looking the part at the Spring Fair 2020

A fun and relaxed headshot session with the lovely Margaret 

A new year and a new restaurant in Canary Wharf, we catch up with the manager at Figo

Melusine seafood restaurant opens in St Katherine Docks, and serves up some beautiful dishes 

And finally, hanging out with comedian Joel on his canal boat for Wharf Life

 

 

 

 

 

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December highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2020/1/december-highlights Happy New Year everyone, hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

I ended 2019 with a great mix of jobs, first up - working with the fantastic guys at Bubble Theatre in Rotherhithe, covering their Young Theatre Makers' Showcase

A moment of reflection at the Festival of Carols hosted by the Eve Appeal

Anti Trump and Extinction Rebellion protestors outside the NATO summit 

London landmarks are lit up green ahead of Christmas in support of NSPCC's 'Light For Every Childhood' campaign
London County Hall becomes the latest landmark to illuminate green in support of the NSPCC's 'Light For Every Childhood' campaign, ensuring no child is left in the dark this Christmas And also, at Alexandra Palace in Haringey 

Personal Trainer Alfie at Third Space gym, Canary Wharf for Wharf Life

And finally, a look behind the scenes at Royal Mails' Hemel Hempstead depot in the run up to Christmas

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November highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/12/november-highlights Christmas celebrations were well underway in Watford this November with the annual Christmas Light Switch On, hosted this year by Watford BID and featuring this fantastic circus duo and Drum Corps

Next over to cover Dobbies Garden Centres spring/summer 2020 launch at Carousel London

Another fantastic performance from the guys over at Ocean Theatre, as they rehearse Little Shop Of Horrors

intu Watford launched their annual Santa's Grotto

Baj's Blazin Hot Sauce creator Jugpreet 'Baj' Sandhu cooks up a treat for Wharf Life

The Moon Hub with their latest VR technology over at Here East

Dami Hastrup
Hannah Sutcliffe
Vinh Ly
And finally, the Mayor of High Wycombe Mazamal Hussain chats with locals after reopening a Post Office in the town

 

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October highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/11/october-highlights Halloween, flash mobs, and a giant inflatable turtle this month as we move into October.

First up a sobering image taken at St Clement Danes School in Chorleywood, when Delphis Eco dropped in to warn pupils about the damage plastic does to our oceans

Blimp Turtle at St Clement Danes School Next up, a post office rebranding down in Brighton with MP Caroline Lucas

A flash mob startles commuters at Watford Junction to promote a VIP shopping event at intu shopping centre

Sticking with intu, Halloween was well and truly underway with a trick or treat event

Behind the scenes with Aaron at his amateur dramatics group, for Hitachi's magazine

Ted's Grooming opens in Canary Wharf

Back at intu, and PJ Masks send the little ones crazy

And finally, yoga teacher Clare shows us how it's done at Third Space, Canary Wharf for Wharf Life

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September highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/10/september-highlights Apologies for the late posting, but here is my monthly roundup for September.

Award season was in full swing in Hertfordshire, the first celebrating the fantastic staff within the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust at their Star of Herts dinner, including some shocked post magic trick faces!

Next up it was a night for the retailers of intu, Watford

Men's Retailer

M&S - Winner
And finally, an amazing night celebrating the Hertfordshire Hero Awards with Heart Radio

On to other jobs, and a great shoot with Adam Barbers in Canary Wharf for Wharf Life

A lunchtime sing-a-long with London solicitors Forsters and their company choir 

Working with Watford MP Richard Harrington at his annual jobs fair

Christmas cocktail tasting for the Pearson Rooms in Canary Wharf

MP Shailesh Vara at a Peterborough Post Office that had recently reopened 

Solicitors Kidd Rapinet and the ever-changing landscape of the Isle of Dogs

And finally, cocktail making at the opening of Las Iguanas in Watford 

 

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August highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/9/august-highlights A lovely month this month with a nice range of jobs to get stuck into.

The most interesting of which was photographing Rent the musical, over 24hrs from first rehearsal to curtain up! An amazing event to be a part of with the guys over at Ocean Theatre

Keeping with a (lack of) sleep theme, the following image was for the retailer Eve and their "Right to Sleep" campaign 

Bugs now, and the fantastic staff from ZSL Whipsnade came to intu Watford to run some bug related events

More bug related activities at intu Watford enjoyed by local kids

I spent the morning with Rickmansworth postie Martyn as he celebrated 40 years in the role

TfL service controllers on the Jubilee line hold an annual "friends and family" day in memory of a former employee at the Neasden depot 

And finally, a day over in Wales with the wonderful Woodmansterne lot photographing some of their products

 

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July highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/8/july-highlights Lots of fun jobs this month, from youth theatre to birthdays, graduations to a terrifying game of hurling. These are my top picks this month:

 

Salcombe Gin kept the guests topped up at the annual Christmas in July event in London

 

An energetic and fun afternoon at Grims Dyke Hotel where Ryan celebrated his 5th birthday with friends

Another fantastic performance from the guys over at Ocean Theatre in Ascot as they celebrated their 10th anniversary with a gala show

A great morning spent in Eastcote Manor Gardens with these handsome chaps who had recently graduated from Middlesex University

intu Watford showed the Wimbledon final where after five sets and nearly five hours, Djokovic defeated Federer to claim the trophy

I worked with the fantastic Bubble Theatre down in Rotherhithe as they put together their end of year shows 

My first taste of photographing hurling as part of the Iron Games at McGovern Park for Haemochromatosis UK

Dr. Oetker teams up with Jump In trampoline park in Enfield 

Not a bad view! Andrew Tobin of Workable, Stratford photographed for Wharf Life

And finally, excitable little ones at intu Watford as Paw Patrol host a meet and greet 


 

 

 

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June highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/7/june-highlights A nice mixture of jobs this month, and quite a few food-related ones.

A one pound chef, tasty doughnuts and less tasty mealworms included, as shown here as Ibis NEC, celebrates their 10th anniversary with a Bear Grylls challenge 

From mealworms to something a little more appetising as Krispy Kreme opens up in Wood Green

Sticking with doughnuts, Crosstown Doughnuts CEO PJ is photographed for Wharf Life ahead of their Canary Wharf opening

Something completely different now, Gaelic football as part of the Iron Games UK competition for Haemochromatosis UK
 

Back to food, and "One Pound Chef" Miguel Barclay cooks up a treat at Apt Living in Kew Bridge

Apt Living apartments with chef Miguel Barclay A nice relaxed headshot whilst interviewing financial advisors in Canary Wharf

A very British affair with Lord and Lady Sainsbury and the Bishop of Basingstoke as they open the new post office in Candover Valley 

And finally, Laurence Cardwell, the founder of Survivor anti-hangover pill takes time out to speak to Wharf Life

 

 

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May highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/6/may-highlights Healthy lifestyles feature heavily this month, as well as some impressive landscapes taken up in The Lakes and Scotland.

Firstly, a behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Mail Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre in Langley

Healthy living tips courtesy of Abigail Ireland for Modern Work magazine and IPSe

Abigail Ireland Staying with healthy living, it was a pleasure to photograph personal trainer Rhea Patel for Wharf Life

A lovely relaxing road-trip up to The Lakes and on to Scotland provided some lovely landscapes - despite the rain

And finally, action from the fantastic (and free!) Ping-Pong Parlour over at intu Watford

 

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April highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/5/april-highlights Springing into spring thanks to a lovely day capturing life on a farm down in West Sussex. Another fantastic performance from a local youth theatre company, and travel inspiration gained from photographing international photographer Jeoren Sworfs ahead of his fantastic exhibition. 

 

Firstly, Legally Blonde, performed by the incredibly talented teenagers over at Ocean Youth Theatre Company - as usual, they smashed it!

I spent the day photographing the lovely residents of Westons Farm, West Sussex

Sticking with nature (kind of), Peter Rabbit visited some very very excited children at intu Watford 

Peter Rabbit at Intu For the Royal Mail, I photographed Thame postman Curtis Wyse after he wins a local award

Thame postman Curtis Wyse wins local award This one got me planning my next adventure. A pleasure to photograph Dutch photographer Jeoren Sworfs ahead of his exhibition "The Streets of the World" in Canary Wharf for Wharf Life

Taking advantage of the beautiful bluebells, a quick pre-baby shoot for this lovely couple

Behind the scenes shot at Mudchute Farm, where Wharf Life reporter met one of the residents

A quick portrait shoot with actress Danica Corns ahead of the play A Womb of One's Own

A shoot for the Sunday Mirror, Milk & More's Jessica Hedges poses beside her delivery van
And finally, The Florist opens in Watford

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March highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/4/march-highlights March was a great month, spring was in the air (for a week), and I was kept nice and busy.

Firstly, a very important nurse recruitment drive for the NHS as the number of trained nurses is rapidly falling

Freelance guitar teacher Patrick Avery for IPSE's Modern Work magazine

Hertfordshire postman Gary Townsend after remarkably donating his 75th pint of blood!

A retail blogging event at intu Watford

The best of Hertfordshire schools debating teams headed up to Parliament for the final 

A behind the scenes look into Woodmansterne Publications, and their distribution warehouse

Hammersmith Station parted ways with a historic signalling box recently. I covered the final ride through from the signalling box that had been going for almost a century 

And finally, a trip up to Birmingham NEC for the schools Big Bang Fair 


 

 

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February highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/3/february-highlights Something a little different this month, capturing a colourful mother and baby pair from tum to tot. I had photographed mum Laura last year, heavily pregnant and not far off welcoming little Clara into the world. A fan of anything colourful, she was keen to get outside and use the gorgeous autumn colours to our advantage


Less than a month after these were taken, little Clara entered the world. I caught up with mum for a second session just as Clara turned four months 

The "before and after" shots worked really well!

Clara found the whole process hilarious

From babies to Royalty, and photographing Anne, Princess Royal attending a private drinks reception in aid of The Mary Peters Trust in central London

A quick winter escape to Florida. This shot was taken on an airboat, trying to spot alligators in the Everglades

Key West looking stunning

And finally, a trip to Miami wouldn't be complete without a visit to South Beach

 

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December & January highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2019/2/december-january-highlights Apologies for the mammoth delay in recent monthly updates! Here is a roundup from December and January 

 

A fun and energetic afternoon spent with the folks over a Kayo Clothing, launching their new activewear range

 

A "flash mob" surprised shoppers at intu, Watford, these local drama students performed as part of the new Cineworld opening

 

A quick shoot with Digital Shadows co-founder James Chappell for The Wharf

 

Hollywood Bowl officially opened it's lanes in Watford last month, a few from a fun launch party - including a Marilyn Monroe lookalike 

 

A festive wedding for a couple in Notting Hill


Lots of cheeky grins captured at a local primary school, whilst updating their website imagery 

 

And finally, an inspiring shoot with chef Lisa Roukin, for her cook book My Relationship with Food

 

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November highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/12/november-highlights Moving into November, and this month was brimming with festive cheer as the countdown to Christmas officially started.

My personal favourite were these two roller-skating Christmas puddings, on hand (wheels) and helping out at the intu Christmas light switch on

Although as early as ever, it was hard pressed not to get in the spirit watching local children's choir perform ahead of the switch on

Moving away from Christmas, we move on, and down to Devon. IPSE's Freelancer of the Year finalist, Charlotte Beevor invited us into her studio in beautiful Totnes for a Modern Work magazine feature

The team at Dobbies invited me back for their Spring/Summer 2019 launch in London

And finally, housing woes for tenants in Barnet for The Barnet Times


 

 

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October highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/11/october-highlights This month I celebrated my first anniversary since going freelance. It's been an exciting first year, and I have photographed a huge range of subjects. Here's to a great second year! 

As for this October, my highlights include these shots taken from a dress rehearsal over at Ocean Theatre Company. The Ascot based company put on stunning shows with incredibly talented teenagers - check them out at www.oceantheatre.com

Here they perform "Our House"

Another dance scene, although this one was a little more unexpected, as H&M open in Watford, staff perform a "flash mob"

A fantastic morning spent over at Bowmansgreen Primary, who asked me to capture an average school day for their marketing materials and website

Slightly different job this one, a very brave lady and her beautiful bump 

And from bumps, to babies - well toddlers. Here is gorgeous Oscar, with mummy, who is raising money for disability equipment

 

 

 

 

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September highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/10/september-highlights September proved an interesting month for me, with a hugely diverse range of subjects.

One of my favourite jobs this month was working with a bunch of incredibly talented classical singers and their Christmas carolling promotional shots at the fantastic 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo. 

A great afternoon spent in the city with the manager of the latest The Ivy restaurant, in Canary Wharf

I spent a day with the wonderful maternity staff at Watford General Hospital, helping to promote their new maternity website

This next one got me a little more excited than it probably should have - Rock Up arrived in Watford. Dozens of climbing walls for the more fearless (and fitter) families

A fun afternoon out at Luton Hoo with Woodmansterne Publications as they enjoyed their annual Wayzgoose

A stunning live art performance by artist Pauline Amos at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

The intu centre in Watford has been undergoing a huge redevelopment.  This month saw the official opening of Debenhams, with fashion designer Julien Macdonald.

A few contemporary portrait shots with opera singer, Rosie 

And finally, MP Richard Harrington's annual job fair in Watford

Richard Harrington MP, annual Jobs Fair

 

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August highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/9/august-highlights The "silly season" month of August! Generally a quiet month, I certainly felt it.

However, this months highlights includes cheeky posties, donuts, and weird children's characters - amongst others. 

 

One of my favourite jobs of the month was shooting for Wales Online. They were covering Merthyr Town's return to Chesham United, and the focus was on their hardcore fans that follow the team all over the country

For those with small children, you might recognise PJ Masks?! Means nothing to me, but the children of Watford went crazy for them

A quick business shoot with Susan Winchester at IPSe head offices in Westminster

Donuts for breakfast at the relaunch of Krispy Kreme in Enfield

Hero posties Lee Booth and Lewis Wilson photographed for the Royal Mail Courier after the pair rescued an elderly lady after a fall whilst out on their rounds

And finally, a lovely job at the fantastic Watford Workshop, where the charity provides work experience, skills training and employment for disabled people

 

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July highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/8/july-highlights A real mixed bag this month, including a Christmas in July event which felt bizarre in the 30 degree heat of London

But my highlight would have to be photographing hundreds of opera singers taking part in "Sing Him Out" -  part of the Women's March movement during the anti-Trump protests in London

A hot and muggy Thursday morning in July was a strange time to be thinking about all the merriment of Christmas. A fantastic event aptly named "Christmas In July" was held at the Good House Keeping Institute

 

Christmas In July 2018

Dobbies

Energetic dancer Edgar Austrie, performing here in Walthamstow led to this shot, which just worked better in black and white. Edgar was promoting his dance classes at Walthamstow YMCA

Revolut banking solutions invited us (The Wharf) into their new Columbus Building offices in Canary Wharf

I photographed Iona Bain for IPSE's Modern Work magazine. Iona recently won Freelancer of the Year award

I photographed my first Bar Mitzvah, a great day, including the traditional chair dance. Here is Samuel, clinging on as his family launch him into the air

And lastly, Watford resident Dave Wood is angry at at the local council, as they refuse to show England's World Cup endeavours on the town's big screen

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June highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/7/june-highlights Having been away for half of the month, June has been a little quiet. I took the time this month to focus on a little side venture - animal photography.

A huge thank you to the National Animal Welfare Trust in Watford for letting me photograph some of their long standing residents. Setting up a studio in one of their back rooms, I was lucky enough to meet and photograph some incredible dogs, all in need of their forever homes.

I few little mishaps all added to the fun, and the temptation to bring them all home was a little overwhelming! Please check out my other site www.pawprintsphotography.co.uk for more four-legged friends photographs. In the meantime, here is Jaxon striking a pose:

Another handsome chap was Kaleb, a gorgeous, smiley boy - and a very easy subject!

National Animal Welfare Trust studio shoot

Back to the human aspect of the job, here is a shot from an amazing dance group performing at the School Sports Partnership awards evening in Rickmansworth

Ending the month with a great evening celebrating a 30th wedding anniversary, a family portrait wouldn't be complete without the family dog!

 

 

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May highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/6/may-highlights A little late posting May's highlights due to a trip across the pond. Whilst traveling through five states, I took the following shot in Antelope, Oregon. If any of you watched Netflix's Wild Wild Country, you'll recognise it from the show. The small town of Antelope was briefly renamed Rajneeshpuram, after around 7,000 followers of the spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh moved in, and took over the town in the 1980's. Antelope is now back in Oregonians hands, yet the derelict buildings still have an eerie feel

Heading east through stunning Oregon and Idaho, led me to the jaw-dropping Yellowstone National Park. Choosing just one image was a tough task, this shot is of the Morning Glory Pool, in the Upper Geysey Basin

Back on home soil, it was election time for some councils and boroughs across the UK.  The Liberal Democrats celebrated a comfortable win in Watford

Yet it was all too much for some volunteers

An interesting story picked up by The Metro, hears of Claire Tiffen's anguish as deceased boyfriend is summoned to court 

 

Inside Royal Mail's Hemel Hempstead depot with Martin Binks, who leads a number of technology projects for the company. Another one for the Royal Mail Courier

 

A shocking piece for the Times Series as Caroline Allison battles with Network Homes to rid her flat of mould and dry rot.

And finally, smiling faces as Rickmansworth Sea Scouts receive a generous donation from building merchant Travis Perkins

 

 

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April highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/5/april-highlights A few days of decent spring-like weather graced us this month, enabling me to work on my other photography venture - dog photography (details coming soon). Cashing in on the good weather, the wonderful Kefla is photographed here giving me a cheeky side grin at the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth

And obviously, having a run with a stick

Back to business and it's election season in some parts of the country. With two recent visits to Watford, Jeremy Corbyn is getting to know the area quite well. Debating politics with a toddler at the Little Learners Montessori Nursery and enjoying a traditional Sikh meal at Watford's Gurdwara

Continuing with politics, MP candidates in Watford answered questions at a hustings event hosted by the local paper

I spent a day with the excellent Hannah Couzens down at Wex in Whitechapel, brushing up on some studio lighting techniques. Here's one of my favourite shots

A welcome site near home was this Hillingdon Council promotional billboard with one of my shots from the Battle of Britain Bunker opening in Uxbridge

A great day photographing IPSe's annual conference in Westminster. Interesting debates and panel discussions, including this Brexit debate with Iain Duncan Smith, The Times' Philip Collins, and Vince Cable

And finally, another fun opening of Warren's Bakery, this time down in Bognor Regis

 

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March highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/4/march-highlights Generally understood to be the beginning of spring, March can be a lovely time of year. Unfortunately this year, winter continued to linger and with it came lots and lots of rain. Nonetheless, some interesting jobs this month, and a long standing ambition came true when a picture of mine was used in this month's Lonely Planet magazine, taken at Public - Street Feast, Woolwich

 

The former Woolwich Public Market has been transformed into a hip venue with an array of food traders...and a bar

Whist it wasn't really work related, a trip to Naples and Pompeii provided the opportunity for this shot

Back on home soil, and a nice shot for Newsquest. Tesco employee Reg Sartain celebrates his 90th birthday with family at the Rickmansworth store

And finally, another job for the Royal Mail Courier, this time I was out and about with postie Mark in Tring

 

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February highlights https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/3/february-highlights February wouldn’t be complete without a pancake race. These were taken on a very cold and wet morning in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

It was an impressive turnout despite the awful weather, no slips or falls, and money raised for the fantastic charity, Watford Mencap

Annual pancake race for Mencap

I always enjoy photographing food, especially when it’s prepared to such beautiful standards as by Dokke restaurant in St Katherine Docks, London.

Head chef Neil Wager creates stunning looking dishes that taste superb too

Another job for the Royal Mail Courier, this time focusing on postman Mariej  Bolek. A little tricky shooting in the dark, and in a poorly lit depot, but Mariej was a joy to work with and it was an interesting job seeing behind the scenes at Greenford Mail Centre

Mariej Bolek, driver at Greenford Mail Centre

I photographed Duncan O’Brien, founder of the Dalston’s Drinks Co for The Wharf. Such an interesting insight into the world of drinks creation

Another morning trying to resist the welcoming array of cakes and sandwiches and the opening of Warren's Bakery in Harrow, London

Warren's Bakery opens in Harrow And finally, a brain teasing job for the Harrow Times as “MasterMind in Harrow” came to Harrow School, where local schools battled it out to win the charity competition and prove which school has the biggest brain

 

 

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(Holly Cant Photography) business cookery docks dokke food food photography freelance harrow school katherine london photography restaurant st watford mencap https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/3/february-highlights Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:31:47 GMT
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Seeing as it's the start of a new year, I thought I would start a monthly blog, just a few of my favourite jobs of the month.

 

My first job of the year was a really interesting one. Gareth Halliday is a Watford postman with a great talent for collage art. Noel Gallagher ordered one of his prints from his website at the end of 2016, leading to a conversation between the pair and commissioning Gareth to design Noel's album artwork. After months spent designing different concepts for Noel, a selection of images were chosen to be used on the albums sleeve, including the front cover of Noel's latest release "Who Built the Moon"

Watford postman Gareth Halliday designs Noel Gallagher's album covers

Another great job, involving one of my favourite subjects: dogs. IPSE commissioned me to take some pictures of Rentadesk's pet friending co-working space in Soho, London.

Animal friendly workspace at Rentadesk The Grift is a fantastic interactive play, encircling it's audience into the middle of an adventure on how to pull off the perfect con. I met with director Tom Salamon whilst working with The Wharf in Bethnal Green, London.

The Grift director Tom Salamon

The Grift director Tom Salamon

Another great job for The Wharf was this feature on vegan doughnuts. The Dough Society, Hackney produces a dazzling array of vegan-friendly doughnuts. Here's owner Lauren...with some doughnuts.

A great story of brotherly love now, as eleven-year-old Mikie Bowens saves his five-year-old brothers life after Paddy choked on a Quaver. 

Mikie Bowens (11) saves little brothers Paddy (5) life after he choked on a Quaver

The annual 'Retailer of the Year' awards in St Albans celebrates the best in local retailers, held at the Alban Arena

Clips - Hair & Beauty

 

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(Holly Cant Photography) business editorial freelance hertfordshire london photography press watford https://www.hollycant.com/blog/2018/2/january-highlights Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:55:03 GMT