Designs on Metal

Environmental portrait photography

As part of our recent Artisan project we were privileged enough to spend a morning with Nigel and Kev (pictured) from Designs on Metal.

Walking into their forge was like stepping back in time, most of the processes they use there haven’t changed in decades.

We loved all of the images from the shoot but the one that took us most by surprise was the sparks from the hammer, no one expected such an explosion of hot metal, even the metalworkers themselves were shocked!

Designs on Metal

Environmental portrait photography

As part of our recent Artisan project we were privileged enough to spend a morning with Nigel and Kev (pictured) from Designs on Metal.

Walking into their forge was like stepping back in time, most of the processes they use there haven’t changed in decades.

We loved all of the images from the shoot but the one that took us most by surprise was the sparks from the hammer, no one expected such an explosion of hot metal, even the metalworkers themselves were shocked!

Using the giant press
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Working out the details
Portrait of a blacksmith
Blacksmith at work
Sparks fly as the blacksmith works
Portrait of Kev from Designs on Metal
Portrait of Kev from Designs on Metal
Hammer time
Tools of the blacksmith

Behind the scenes

Credits

Photography: Oliver Suckling and Toby Essex, CliQQ Photography
Blacksmith: Kev from Designs on Metal
Retouching: CliQQ Lab
Behind the scenes photography: Nigel Kaines 

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