Andy Hockridge

Andy Hockridge

Andy Hockridge locationTewkesbury, Gloucestershire

(8 Reviews)

Supporting creative directors, marketing professionals, magazine editors and businesses, this is persuasive and inspiring commercial photography that delivers and delights.

Across a range of circumstances, ideas and products, the imagemaker studio brings you seriously professional and captivating images with no compromise on quality, value or beauty.

Working throughout Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands, the approach is confident, fresh, dynamic and consistently creative.

Supporting global and local brands we see the possibilities other photographers often miss and then bring positive emotion into the imagery.

With over 20 years of experience, our deep sector knowledge and ability to intuitively interpret a brief enables us to get it right first time.

We specialise in lifestyle, products and people; and developing long-lasting and deeply beneficial client relationships.

If this is the kind of creative commercial photographer support you’re looking for, then please call Andy Hockridge on 01684 217655 or 07913 873018.

You’d also be made very welcome at our fully equipped, 500sq ft digital studio in Tewkesbury, Worcestershire.

Andy Hockridge Reviews

Andy Hockridge Reviews


Review of Andy Hockridge by Kelly Ramsay
5 15/03/2016 Kelly Ramsay

I have used Andy on a number of occasions now for various clients and he has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He has a wonderful ability to deliver exactly what the client needs, each and every time and will always go the extra mile. I can't wait to work with Andy again on another project - would highly recommend!

Review of Andy Hockridge by Andy Hillier
5 03/02/2016 Andy Hillier

Andy has done a number of shoots for us at WatchGecko, from product photography to our team photos, and we are really pleased with the images. They are a real benefit to our company as we are on-line retailers and the imagery we need is very important to the business. Andy is very easy-going and an experienced photography, and will always have ideas for imagery required. He is also talented in post-processing of the images which is also very important in the production of quality images. I would recommend Andy if you have any professional photography you are looking to have done.

Review of Andy Hockridge by Pamela Chen Moore
5 26/01/2016 Pamela Chen Moore

I chose Andy to be my photographer, and would definitely recommend him, because....

- Andy’s portfolio shows consistency in the quality (light, composition, essence of the subject matter...): I had looked at other photographers' work, and he was the one that stood out a mile. ALL of his photos were GREAT, whereas others may have the odd 'weaklings'. For what I need: location, action shot, food, some 'still life', Andy is the ideal all-rounder!

- Andy’s professionalism: the pre-shoot planning chat, the props you brought, your input on styling of food and everything that goes with/around it (including what I wear!). You were well prepared and you helped me to be well prepared, too. His patience and help/ guidance in post-production was incredible.

- Andy makes others feel at ease and safe! In the situation of long photo shoots, being on my own working with someone, it's VERY important that I feel comfortable with that person.

- Andy’s personality: there's always laughter wherever he goes. He is one of the warmest and funniest people I know, and it's just great fun to be around him, which is also what I REPEATEDLY hear from people!!!) To be able to laugh my way through work… What added bonus!

- Andy is genuine and honest, both personally and professionally.

- Andy possesses a great artistic flare! I value his opinions and input in my projects very much.

Many more shooting days to come in preparation for my book!

Review of Andy Hockridge by Perpetual Wellbeing
5 26/01/2016 Perpetual Wellbeing

A colleague of mine referred Andy when I mentioned I needed new photo's of my personal training studio's. Andy drove up to Bromsgrove, took the brief and even then wasn't too sure what I really wanted! The concept and ethos at my studio's is so removed from 'normal' gyms and studio's that I didn't quite know how he was going to get the 'feel' into the shots!

BUT, he did! And we had a great day shooting too.

I would recommend Andy. Easy to get on with, efficient and value for money. Oh, and great photo's too!

Review of Andy Hockridge by I Edwards
5 13/01/2016 I Edwards

I would not hesitate to recommend Andy’s work to anyone. Andy has produced excellent product shots for my clothing company. His skills and expertise is shown in the pictures produced, with total commitment from the start to the completion of the project. If you are looking for a commercial photographer, look no further.

Review of Andy Hockridge by Al Hidden
5 11/01/2016 Al Hidden

Top photographer. Great to work with, a very safe bet to recommend to clients, and a thoroughly decent bloke too. Get Andy on your team before your competitors do!

Review of Andy Hockridge by Kathryn Allison
5 11/01/2016 Kathryn Allison

Andy is a talented photographer and really does know how to make your business stand out. His work is always of a high standard and more and he can look at a person or a business in an instant and work out how best to set it. He understands and 'gets' the brief. Professional and fun to work with. Thank you.

Review of Andy Hockridge by Belinda GlosJobs.co.uk
5 27/07/2015 Belinda GlosJobs.co.uk

Andy has taken a series of photographs to promote Laptop Friday, a Cheltenham Connect co-working event that runs every Friday in Cheltenham. He worked very swiftly and professionally and took a fantastic range of photos that we continue to us on a weekly basis to promote the event. Andy has a great eye for photography and if you are looking for something that is eye catching and professional, I can recommend his service. Do not hesitate to contact me if you want to know more.

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Unit 33 Highfield Business Park, Tewkesbury Road, Deerhurst GL19 4BP, UK

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Photographer

Andy Hockridge makes images for advertising, brochures, catalogue, web sites and many other areas of publication, all my work is used in some fashion to promote a product or service hence my catchphrase Products . People . Places Andy prefers working within the creative atmosphere of small and clever graphic design agencies, this is where he does his best work, contributing & developing ideas for imagery - whatever the project. Andy has worked with many graphic designers over the past 15 years maintaining throughout his passion for image making, his delight in creativity, his determination for quality of the image, creating new ways of representing old themes and most of all retaining and improving the message that the client needs to portray through the photography.

Food Photographer

This is an expanding area of work for me, the explosion in popularity for locally produced, quality food products and TV cooking programs has resulted in some interesting commissions from local bistros, restaurants and pub chains. I have been photographing food for clients such as Bowland Village Inns, Simply Food, Simply French, Elterwater Hotel, Castle Inn, Ashton Hall Garden Centre and The Pudding factory

Fashion Photography

I have been creating beautiful fashion and catalogue photography for 12 years now and for a variety of interesting clients. Whether location or studio I can plan, design and execute a shoot for your product. I have shot for clients such as hairdressers, manufacturers, retailers, model's portfolios, shoe manufacturers to name a few...again you can look at my main website www.imagemaker.eclipse.co.uk to see many examples...enjoy

Website Designer

As the years have gone by I have (like every commercial photographer) embraced new technology as it is created and kept up with the latest trends in the internet and social media. As a result of this together with my love of graphic and web design, I have been asked to create web sites for a number of clients in the last three years. I am not what could be termed a fully qualified web designer but I can put together a visually expressive design, especially where I have created the photography for the client. My talents lie in truly understanding the client and their product or service then translating this into a more bespoke and tailored web experience, you can find more on my own web site listed below. Thanks

Graphic Designer Print

Over the years not only do my clients ask me to produce web sites for them but I also get commissioned to create downloadable PDFs, printed brochures, letterheads, fliers, exhibition panels and much more. I am not officially trained as a graphic designer but I can put together a nice, basic design (some examples below).

Photoshop Expert

I have been using adobe photoshop to manipulate my photography for nearly 15 years now, over this time I have learnt the majority of functions and tools within this amazing software, I am proficient at image restoration, retouching, resizing, product cutouts, colour profiling, sharpening, masking and much more. Files can be supplied back to the client in whatever format required though I do ask for a high quality original. I have plugins for the creative suite such as Onone software for creative manipulations & great black & white conversions, I use Lightroom4 for the initial image manipulations.

Work history from Andy Hockridge

Work History

Design Photography

Owner

From August 1999 to present.

I provide more than just digital photography, I specialise in designing images to address the visual communication needs of the client, product or service. I do this by first analysing the client's qualities, individuality and uniqueness then bring these elements into a portfolio of images that personify the clients character and personality.

Self Employed

photographer

From August 1996.

Andy has been a commercial photographer in the area for around 15 years, previously running a photographic gallery with another photographer. He trained at the prestigious Blackpool College of Art from 1991 to 1994 gaining a degree in Design photography. Before Blackpool he attended a 2 year national diploma at Sandwell College in the West Midlands, this course was at the time widely regarded as the best in country for training in technical photography. Since then he has worked with many, many clients throughout the North West.

Self Employed

Commercial Photographer

From August 1996.

Imagemaker Photographics specialise in the highest quality creative digital imagery for business and graphics professionals. With 20 years experience and the best qualifications in the industry, we use the very latest in digital technology to create clever images in the areas of fashion, food, industry, architecture, corporate, interiors, catalogue, environmental and much more.

Projects

Ashton Hall Garden Centre - 2 fold leaflet

Here I was commissioned to create quality photography from around the centre and use it on a) their web site and b) to design a 2 fold leaflet, I also made a new PDF menu for their cafe, you can see the finished PDFs here.

Some Black & White image conversions...

Every photoshop user should know how to convert any image into black & white with sympathy and quality, here are some of mine.

A small graphic design portfolio

Clients here include Desiccant Dry Air, C&M autos, The Castle Inn and Fare Connections. For a more comprehensive portfolio please get in touch.

Black & White Conversions

Any good photoshop user needs the ability to convert into black & white sympathetically and creatively...here are a few examples of work I have done, some personal, some commissioned and some with tinting applied.

Castlegate Security

This company specialises in commercial property security and commissioned me to produce a portfolio of images and their new web site. Photographers can't always choose their locations and backgrounds so in this instance I had to create motion blur layers to obliterate unwanted people and trademarks.

Lancaster Tourism Board

I was commissioned to create a portfolio of images for the tourism board and given free reign over the mood and conceptual design of these shots, I was only too happy to use some of my visual talent to manipulate these images in a way that does not destroy the original message but sympathetically adds to the mood and improves the representation of the area.

Desiccant Dry Air Systems Ltd

I have been photographing this company's products for many years now and almost all of their photography ends up as a cutout with many layers and manipulations to create the final picture. You will see below some examples of their images together with screen grabs of original RAW files and photoshop window

Desiccant Dry Air Systems

I have been creating images for this company for many years now and nearly all their photography ends up a cutout with multiple layered files and colour manipulations, there are a few examples below of the finished image and some screen grabs of the layered file.

K-cut ltd

Specialising in industrial high pressure waterjet cutting, this company required a 6-7 page site to illustrate how their innovative technology can cut just about anything to any shape required. I wanted to make the site more visually stimulating than the normal industrial designs you might find. The site also features a 'coverflow' portfolio page and a downloadable company profile PDF.

Desiccant Dry Air Systems

A long standing client that requires weekly attention and updates, as well as creating the photography for these guys I have designed this multi page site. I have also created all the PDF downloads for this company.

Purely Simply Lovely

A nice project that I designed but never got published, a luxury bathroom and kitchen showroom and installers. But I am hoping to use the design on a forthcoming project for a beauty salon.

Castlegate Security Services

Castlegate were initially a photographic client and migrated into a web project...once again good use of my photographic talent in this site, there are a couple of page grabs to look at below.

Some more examples of my fashion work...but products in the studio this time.

pictures here are from Reebok, Rockport, Tulchan Textiles, Travelling2, Ping Golfwear and other retailers.

Some fashion images from past commissions

pictures here from Daniel Gray hair salon, Keira's model portfolio, Darren & Vicky in Egypt and Travelling2

Simply Fresh & Simply Food

Rob & Seb have been offering the people of lancaster top quality fresh and scrumptious bites for many years, this work was commissioned a year ago...enjoy

The Pavillion Cafe

A nice commission from lancaster Tourism Board, the cafe had been languishing for many years but has new management and a new fresh menu...yummy

Matt Turley Furniture Designer

another nice job for my old friend who continually amazes me with the innovative design and quality of furniture making, his new rocking chairs are just stunning and I hope one day to own one! A local talent that loves his job and loves wood. We shot this series in my cellar lubricated by Hobgoblin and fed by various delicious items from the Deli counter at Sainsburys!

The Castle Inn at Hornby

Another delightful client that came to me through the tourism board, they have created a wonderful dining venue in Hornby Lancashire. You can see the photography on my own web site www.imagemaker.eclipse.co.uk. Because they have invested almost everything they own into this venture I felt compelled to create them a web site, it will be replacing the current one not made by me but by someone at the tourism board, you can see some page grabs below.

The Pavillion Cafe

A few nice images from a shoot last week at a small but delightful cafe in Lancaster

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