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Client testimonial

We always strive to delivery great imagery and an excellent service to our clients here at MakingImages and it’s always nice when that commitment is recognized by our clients. Last week we were delighted to received a testimonial from MHA, a commercial client that we have worked very closely with over the last six months, delivering imagery for their prestigious property portfolio.

Louise Owen-McGee, MHA’s Creative Services Manager, writes:

“MHA’s position as one of the UK’s leading care providers for older people has been established over 65 years of imaginative commitment and innovation. As an independent charity we are always looking to work with people who have an empathy for our values and an understanding of the aspirations of older people. John Joannides offers both of these qualities, as a specialist care interior photographer. His work is of the highest calibre, evidencing great attention to detail and commitment to delivering work that’s bang on brief every time. His imagery has enabled MHA to better reflect the choice and quality of its services by visually depicting the support, comfort and possibilities that MHA’s accommodation offers.”

MHA have been a delight to work with and their commitment to quality creative imagery and a quality product offering shines through. We’re very grateful to Louise for her kind words.

MEDIA RELEASE: MakingImages commissioned to photograph the historic Auchlochan estate

MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides has been commissioned to photograph the historic Scottish estate of Auchlochan. Originally built in 1656, the Auchlochan buildings stand in over 50 acres of charming grounds which are situated at the heart of the estate. The estate itself extends to several thousand acres. The legacy of the estate extends well beyond the historic nature of the buildings and their interiors; the planned parkland setting, a bequest of the Victorian era, contains numerous stately trees merging into mature woodland, particularly along the river valley. A number of Lochs exist in close proximity to the estate’s buildings enhancing the natural surroundings.

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The assignment brief includes both interior and exterior photography and will take place over a number of days.

“The opportunity to photograph an estate of such magnitude with such a rich history has really captured our imaginations. The logistics of the project are non-trivial, given that the estate is so large, which is why we have allocated what we hope to be an ample amount of time so that we can ensure good coverage. The exterior gardens, woodland, lochs and buildings speak for themselves and the interiors promise to deliver some magnificent spaces which we can’t wait to start photographing.”

The shoot will take place in early January 2009.

Contact details:
MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides
t: 07976 651133
e: john@makingimages.co.uk

MEDIA RELEASE: Automotive PR

Imagery from the MakingImages archive has been selected by Automotive PR to appear in The Enthusiast, a Meguiar’s UK publication delivered to the UK’s top motoring journalists as well as to car clubs across the UK.

The chosen imagery will accompany an editorial feature on the 2008 Harpenden Classics on the Common event and on Peter Madden who was the recipient of the Meguiar’s UK Car Enthusiast of the year award in recognition of all the work he has put into making the event what it is today.

Contact details:
MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides
t: 07976 651133
e: john@makingimages.co.uk

MEDIA RELEASE: Interior assignments for MHA

MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides has been contracted to photograph interiors for MHA, a top ten care provider. The MHA Care Group provides a range of services for over 12,500 individuals throughout the UK employing over 4000 dedicated staff with an additional 5000 committed volunteers. The services provided by MHA include:

* residential, nursing and special dementia care homes
* sheltered housing and housing with care
* various elderly care community projects throughout the UK

The first assignment consisted of three large housing projects, one in Cornwall and two in Bristol, with the photography being completed over a busy two day schedule. The second assignment took place in Hitchin within another large housing project.

The delivered imagery will be used to showcase MHAs projects to its customers countrywide.

“It’s been a real pleasure working with the MHA Care Group’s creative department particularly with Louise Owen-McGee, the creative services manager. The housing provided by MHA contains some wonderful interior spaces which were a real pleasure to shoot. I look forward to continuing to work with Louise and others at MHA.”

Interior Photography by John Joannides, Harpenden, Herts.

Interior Photography by John Joannides, Harpenden, Herts.

Contact details:
MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides
t: 07976 651133
e: john@makingimages.co.uk

MEDIA RELEASE: MakingImages completes 27th elderly care home interior shoot

PRESS RELEASE: MakingImages completes 27th Care Home Interior Shoot

DSC6178.jpg We’re pleased to announce the completion of our 27th elderly care home interior shoot, the last in a sequence of homes on contract for a major healthcare provider. The contract took us to homes right across Hertfordshire on a strong schedule of shooting, delivering imagery to the client throughout the shoot process.

“When working within the care home market we keep in mind that the properties are not just a place of work. They are primarily the homes of the people who live in them so the whole process needs to be approached with a high level of sensitivity and understanding. Shoots should be planned to cause the minimal amount of disruption which is why we always work closely with home managers, ensuring that rooms are available for shooting when resident demand is at a minimum.”

MakingImages continues to work within the care home industry, providing quality imagery to healthcare professionals and their clients within the UK.

Contact details:
MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides
t: 07976 651133
e: john@makingimages.co.uk

MakingImages stock photography at Pictoreal.com

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I’m pleased to announce that imagery by MakingImages has been selected to join the collection at the Pictoreal.com stock photography agency.

Pictoreal.com are a UK based picture agency selling a first-class collection of royalty-free images to a worldwide customer base through its Talent and Value stock photography schemes.

Contact details:
MakingImages – Photography by John Joannides
t: 07976 651133
e: john@makingimages.co.uk