Here are a few of my favourite images I’ve taken over 2016 – some are work assignments and some are just for my own pleasure 🙂
A few months ago I had a very mysterious phone call from a gentleman looking to book my photographic services. He was very cagey about what it was he wanted photographing, and would only tell me over the phone that it was a highly polished, engraved item, and a challenge to photograph without reflections ruining the detail of the engraving. I suggested that he brought it over to me and I would do a test shot to check he was happy with what I could do, before he committed to booking me, and when I saw the item I was even more intrigued about what it could be. It was a circular object, around 8 inches across, made from solid bronze, engraved with interesting symbols and hieroglyphic style symbols, and polished to a mirrorlike finish. The client didn’t want to give too much away about the nature of the disc, so I just took a test shot, and he left and I emailed a copy over to him to check he was happy with the results.
Which he was – so he booked me for a full studio session to get the shots he wanted, and this time he was prepared to give me a little more information on the story of the disc (or rather, two discs – as it is made up of two interlocking discs, one larger than the other) He told me about a book he has written, called “The Ring of Anhur” a fictional story, a mix of Dan Brown thriller meets Indiana Jones, meets UFOs, and the Ring of Anhur, sat in my studio was the prize in a nationwide treasure hunt, to be buried somewhere in the UK, and the book held clues to its whereabouts – along with questions which would be released at intervals on the website http://www.the ring of anhur.com -exciting stuff!
Unfortunately I’m not able to enter, as I’m too involved with the project, but if you want more information, visit the website where you can order a copy of the book, and be in with a chance of finding the Ring of Anhur, and get your hands on a cash prize too! (As well as helping 3 charitable causes that will also benefit from the sales of the book)