Today is such an exciting day for me because I’m launching my debut photographic print collection
across Europe and America with Sonic Editions
. Anyone who has been on a trip abroad with me, or simply on a walk beside me, knows that I love to hunt for colour (and photograph it) at any given opportunity! In fact, the inspirations I gain for colourful decorating from my travels were central to the Colour Cocktails section of my first book
. In this section of the book I shared my personal experiences with colour at various locations across the world, and how those memories fed into my zest to create new colour palettes at home. That’s why I am so excited to be able to share my colour inspirations in the form of 20 limited edition framed photographic prints – they are the ideal way to instantly bring a touch of make-you-smile style into a home. At least that’s what I hope! This duo of Palm Springs Colour Block
and Flirty Fiesta
certainly pack a punch of personality in my dining room.
I took this photograph while on my book tour stop in Los Angeles. I was exploring Venice and I just felt on such a colour high thanks to all the exotic and bright hues of the area. I named the print California High
as a nod to that feeling of euphoria, and because it sounds like something from The O.C. or 90210 – HELLO, nostalgia!
W Stand’s For…
was taken on my first visit to Palm Springs in California earlier this year. My pal Jonathan
kindly showed me around this amazing desert town and this bright yellow wall embellished with a huge ‘W’ was just crying out to be photographed by a colour addict.
Safe to say I LOVE all things nautical. Except actually going on boats. I know, go figure. Anyhow, a pleasant afternoon strolling around a coastal town is much more my thing, so naturally I loved exploring Sag Harbor with my bestie Brooke
. It was my first time in the town and I fell for it big time. We happened upon this amazing clapboard house right by the water, and the colourful buoys instantly caught my eye. This was where I dreamt of living in my alternative Hamptons life – ha! True story: it turns out this house belongs to Billy Joel – I had no idea! Billiantly Bright Buoys
is one of my favourites and is currently hung in my bedroom.
Show me a painted, weathered wooden shutter and I am a happy chap. This is one of my most recent pictures – I only took it a few months ago on a work trip to Italy – and it was so popular with my Instagram followers that I decided to include it in the collection. I like how it’s full of character; the fact it’s not perfect is what tells the story of the scene. – a Turquoise Treat
This photograph was the inspiration behind The Candy Crush colour cocktail in my book, and it was taken several years ago in the Balearic Islands where I recently got married to my heartmate. Everytime I walk past these two buildings I stop and think about how crazy it is that the photograph I took all those years ago is now in a book; I really could never have imagined it would be when I took it. I’m really excited to include Candy Crush
in the collection as it’s such a special photography of a place so close to my heart.
I was driving to dinner through the Provence countryside in France one evening when I suddenly saw a lavender field in the corner of my eye. Immediately, I slammed on the brakes and did a three (I mean, five) point turn to take a dirt track that led to the lavender. I jumped out the car and stood surrounded by purple lavender that was gently swaying the breeze. The golden hour light seemed to dance over the pretty purple buds as they moved with the wind – it was an amazing moment with colour. I called this one Lavender Light
Manhattan’s architecture doesn’t strike one as being a very colourful, does it? Well I was thrilled to discover this mint building on a blue sky day in New York City. Maid In Manhattan is so 90’s – it’s all about Minted Manhattan
The OCD in me loves the clean lines and graphic simplicity of this photograph, not to mention that brilliant blue
hue. This was also taken in the Spanish Balearic Islands.
Sheer good timing and luck combined were what presented me with the opportunity to take this amazing photograph while I was on the Greek island of Santorini. I had just finished eating lunch at a taverna in a tiny fishing village called Amoudi Bay when a fisherman arrived back from sea and proudly hung out his fresh catch of octopuses to dry. It was easy to name this one Fisherman’s Pride
Here’s the Billiantly Bright Buoys
print hanging in my bedroom. I’ll be blogging a full reveal of this space really soon!
I took this picture (Club Tropicana
) at the Neon Boneyard Museum in Las Vegas – a total heaven of inspiration of colour lovers! Makes you want to break out into a rendition of Wham!, doesn’t it? No. Ok, perhaps it’s just me!
All 20 of the prints are available to buy now in the UK, Europe and America from Sonic Editions. Each print is available in three different sizes (starting at £75, €109, $119) with a choice of a white or black frame. You can check out the full collection here – I’d love to know your thoughts and if you have a favourite!