Promo video for Devon based ‘Clothing & Living’ company Sparks Clothing. The video was for a ‘Not On The High St.’ awards so they needed a film maker who could shoot a short video and edited some magic into it. Using some stop motion animation to magically move boxes on shelfs and folded clothing; Matilda – the latest member for the Sparks Clothing team – was truly the star of the show.
Warning: video contains high levels of cuteness!!!
Bristol Photographer, Film maker and Digital artist.
Providing professional and creative photography. Based in Bristol, shooting worldwide.
Below is the Photography blog, with the best of my photography, film and recent work. Please explore my online portfolio in the Photography section above, illustrating my work ranging between Music photographer, Portrait Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Family Photographer, Commercial Photographer, as well as exhibiting some of my personal Conception Art works. To find video work click on the Film section above. If you are looking for a Photographer in Bristol for professional commercial portraits to make your business look good, or maybe looking for Bristol based Photographer to book a private studio photo-shoot for you and your family, click on Contact to say hi.
Commercial Promo Video Bristol
Live Music Photographer Bristol
Yesterday I got asked last min to photograph an event at the Colston Hall, Bristol for the Asian Arts Agency as their photographer dropped out. The show was Sain Zahoor Ahmad, a Sufi street musician from Pakistan. “I was seven years old when I started seeing a hand which would emerge from a grave in my dreams…” After this recurring dream as a child, Sain Zahoor devoted his life to singing at shrines and soon gained a cult following. Sain sings kafi, which are solo, song-like verses of Sufi poets. In 2006 he was the winner of for BBC World Music Award.
The performance was truly beautiful and mesmerising. But then – during the encore – words can not describe how crazy things got. After everyone getting up out of their chairs to dance, a stage invasion erupted. Men began to shower Sain Zahoor with money. £10 and £20 notes flooded the stage. Then at the end people surrounded the stage waiting to kiss Sain’s hand.
What an amazing night! Being a concert photographer in Bristol, there is nothing better then being asked to photography live music events #ForeverInLoveWithLiveMusic!
Bristol’s No.1 Music Photographer
Bristol’s top music photographer since moving here. Photographing the big acts for Bristol’s music management agencies to new unsigned artist. Helping Bristol’s best musicians with promo photography, live music photography, EP & album artwork design and music videos. If you are a singer, band, DJ, producer or performer looking to book a creative Bristol based photographer / film-maker for photos or video, click contact to say hi.
It’s been a busy summer in our Bristol studio, shooting lots of models portfolios. Here is the beautiful Bristol based gothic alt. model Loveday striking some poses for her new portfolio that we shot. Loveday wanted to booked in a studio photo-shoot with a Bristol based photographer as she is a new model and wanted a professional portfolio full of high quality photographs.
So weather you are new to modelling, and looking to shoot your first portfolio or an experienced model looking to update your images – click contact to say hi.
All photo-shoots are creative, relaxed and great fun. Direction can be given to help learn the best poses and looks that work for you. Just be sure to bring lots of energy and lots of outfit changes.
Exmouth Wedding Photographer
Tim & Debs could not have been more blessed with the weather for their Exmouth wedding. Blue skies all day in sunny Devon made for a perfect wedding starting with the ceremony in St John’s In The Wilderness, then on to Courtland House for the reception.
Bright sun shine does make the photography a little more challenging with the dramatic lighting, but when you get it right the photos end up looking magical, like this shot of the happy couple posing in front of the beautiful views of the river Exe.
Their is nothing better then getting out of Bristol to return home to Exmouth for the summer – giving me the perfect excuse to see family and go to the beach – so if you are looking for a Exmouth Photographer for Weddings, Family portraits, or any other portraits, please get in contact.
The Beard of Bristol
Creative portrait photographer in Bristol. Recent studio photo-shoot photographing this headshot of Matt and his amazing beard. If you are searching for a Bristol based photographer for creative portraits or head shots click contact to say hi.
Singing Children Of Africa
Charity video of the ‘Singing Children Of Africa’ for Educate The Kids’ website.
This was part of a charity project I have been working on to help promote Educate The Kids, a charity based in Kenya.
If you didn’t know, having video content on your website hugely boosts your ranking with google in terms of SEO.
If you were wondering about how having video content could boost your website or business, and was looking for a Bristol based film maker. Click contact to talk about film production to fit any budget.
Bristol Lingerie Fashion Photographer
Bristol Fashion Photographer – Shooting high fashion lingerie photography for Ella’s modelling portfolio. If you are a model looking to build or update your portfolio, click contact to say hi. I also work with fashion designers. Or if you are not a model, but would love to book a photo-shoot for yourself to get some beautiful and sexy underwear photography in the studio, or naughty yet professional boudoir photography with a relaxed and fun bristol based photographer, get in contact to chat.
Bristol Wedding Photographer
What an amazing weekend in Bristol city centre. The sun came out for Emma-Jay and Leigh’s wedding at Bristol Registry Office
If you are getting married in Bristol, and would like a Bristol Wedding Photographer to capture beautiful wedding photography of all the special moment of your big day, check out our Wedding Photography Facebook Page, or get in contact so we can chat about your wedding day.
Professional head-shots for your business and Linked-In profile.
Gena was searching for a Bristol photographer to book in a photo shoot to get some professional head-shots for his business and Linked-In profile.
A business professional from Russia who is now based in Bristol, Gena understands the importance of marketing himself. In today’s world of business where your ‘shop window’ is most likely online and across social media, it is so crucial to have a professional image to attract new customers and clients.
Gena already had a great head-shot for Linked In, but it wasn’t Hi-Res. this wasn’t great for when he suddenly got asked for a Hi-Res photo to be included into a printed business article.
Easton Art Trail 2015
This weekend is the Easton Art Trail 2015! I am excited to have been asked to be involved again this year. I will be set up at the Bannerman Road Community Academy, on All Hallows Road, so make sure you stop by to say ‘hi’. Bring all your friends & family and get a free studio portrait – as part of this years Easton Art Trail Community Portrait Project. All photos from the Easton Art Trail Community Portrait Project will be uploaded to Facebook. Be sure to tag yourself in your photo, and the image with the most Likes and Comments will win a framed print. This great image was Bristol’s favourite and last year’s winner!
Paul was looking for a Bristol Photographer to book a photo-shoot. Training at the gym yet finding it hard to be strict with healthy eat, Paul’s PT recommend booking a photoshoot to be goal and target to aim for. Paul thought he would go one further and booked in 3 photo shoots to document his body over 12 weeks. Yesterday he came over to our Bristol based studio to model for photo-shoot number 1.
Bristol City Wedding Photographer
Great day exploring Bristol city centre with Emma-Jay & Leigh. Searching areas near to Bristol Registry Office for all the best spots and beautiful locations to shoot their couple photos on their wedding day.
The couple photos are my favourite part of shooting wedding photography. I believe these to be the most important job for any wedding photographer. To me, getting to know a couple before I shoot their wedding is really important. Finding out how they fell in love, what kind of photography they like, and what locations they think are beautiful. Doing a Pre-wedding photo-shoot is a great chance for this. As well as letting a couple get to know me, so that they can feel relax and confident – not just in front of my camera – but also knowing that they have chosen the right wedding photographer.
If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer, why not say hi and see if I am the best choice for you.
Bristol Music Portraits
Sneak preview from today in the studio shooting Bristol House DJ Gareth Henry.
This month we have been photographing lost of portraits for Gareth’s new website, and social media. Other locations shoots include Bristol, Park St. and Stokes Croft. More photos coming soon…
Bristol Mode Féminine
Bristol Fashion Photography.
Recent Fashion photo-shoot with beautiful Bristol based model Leigh. If you are a Fashion Designers, Model, MUA, Stylist looking to book a photo-shoot with a Bristol based Photographer at our East Bristol Photography Studio, say hi by clicking here.
Bristol Office Photography
Commercial photography for Bristol based ‘Business Communications Specialists’ SOLUTION IP.
SOLUTION IP was looking for a Bristol photographer to shoot some corporate headshots for their ‘Meet the team’ page on their website. They needed a professional photographer to capture friendly and relaxed portraits of their Bristol staff to help project their professional image online. We did the photo-shoot at their Bristol office, up in Westbury On Trym.
Check out their new ‘Meet the team’ page here: www.solutionip.co.uk/meet-the-team/
Exmouth Wedding Photographer
Bristol wedding Photographer / Exmouth wedding Photographer
Looking for a professional wedding photographer to capture beautiful wedding photography on you wedding day? Im a Bristol based photographer, but love returning home to Devon, to shoot Exmouth Weddings. If you searching for an Exmouth wedding photography, be sure to check out my Wedding Photography Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/BRMWeddingPhotography
Smokey + Sexy Female Fashion photography.
Sneak preview of today’s fashion shoot with Leigh. Testing out our photography studio’s new smoke machine with amazing effect. Perfect for this messy hair and rock chic look. If you are searching for a UK fashion photographer in Bristol or beyond, click contact to say hi.
Bristol Fashion Photography
Bristol Fashion Photography. Suits you sir.
Black Male Model wearing smart navy suit shot at our new Bristol based photography studio.
Benjamin Agumba needed another photo-shoot for this new image, to be added to his catalogue / portfolio. This time sporting this amazing beard and afro.
If you are a fashion designer or fashion model searching for a creative fashion photographer to boost your portfolio, say hi here
‘A Message From Grace’ – Charity Video
This had to be the best part of filming a charity video for Educate the Kids.
Meeting all the cute kids at the kindergarten at the Joluarabi school in Kenya.
It was so heart warming to see how happy the children are, from being given an opportunity to go to school. Definitely something that children in the UK take for granted.
This video – A Message From Grace – is the first of many, and shows the wonderful Grace Luvuno saying a short thank-you to everyone who has been sponsoring a child. Changing the life of, not only 1 child, but the whole community.
To find out more about the amazing work they do at Educate the Kids – and how you can get involved and sponsor a child - Check out their website at www.educatethekids.com
We have moved to St George, Bristol. The first photo-shoot to test out our new studio space was a Men’s Fashion Shoot for Fashion and Photography Blog Opus Cruz
If you are in the St George, Redland, Whitehall, BS5 area of Bristol and are looking for a local based photographer – come check out our studio and say hi
Opus Cruz – Photography review
Opus Cruz – a new, Bristol based fashion, lifestyle and photography blog reviewing my art photography project “We Need To Talk”.
Read the full review and check out Opus Crus here.
Lesbians, Tattoos, and Boudoir Photography
Looking for a Bristol Boudoir photographer? Gay, Straight, Trans, Black, White, or Blue? Celebrate your love and unique, beautiful bodies with a professional couples shoot. Sexy and stylish, art photography can also be the perfect present for someone special on Valentines day.
Elijah – Mombasa
Last month I spent two weeks in Mombasa – Kenya – filming for the charity Educate the Kids.
During the trip, I was lucky enough to meet Elijah, a Kenya rasta who makes jewellery. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met, and he really looked after us during our stay.
Here is a photo of him outside his shop, working on some jewellery.
Bristol Creative Direction
Art direction for Bristol based musician Louisa Baker. Louisa Baker was looking for a Bristol photographer who was able to provide photography and design, to help her create a new image for her new solo project. Meeting with Louisa, we discussed ideas and styles for imagery to be used to promote her music. We arranged to shoot photographs at her studio in Bristol. The brief also called for designs ideas for a logo and font which would be used throughout her promo images.
Check out more photos in our ‘Music’ portfolio here.
Professional portrait of Bristol based doctor Jason Sarfo Annin for ICHOM.
‘The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is a non-profit organization founded by three esteemed institutions with the purpose to transform health care systems worldwide by measuring and reporting patient outcomes in a standardized way.’
Recently I have been shooting for ICHOM – portraits in Bristol as well as team photos of their London team.
They needed professional images to use for both a medical brochure and their website.
Nick Warren – Lightbox
Sneak peek of this weekend’s filming.
Was shooting DJ Nick Warren at Lightbox – London – for a music video edit for Hope Recordings. Nick Warren is a Bristol based house DJ and producer, and the video will be for one of his next releases. Nick stands out as being one of the nicest DJ I have had the pleasure working with, and his set was amazing!
Business card design for Bristol based Singer songwriter Katy Hooper. We did a photo-shoot together earlier this year to get some promotional images to use for her music and social media. Recently she asked for some design work for her business cards.
The business cards have just arrived today through the post – fresh from the printers – and are looking great! Check out a taste of Katy Hooper here.
Bristol Music Scene
Photographing Bristol’s live music scene. This shot is of the young talented musician Henry Green. Check all the photos taken from this amazing night at The Gallimaufry, on Gloucester Road. Other artists from the night include Lo-fi, female-fronted, acoustic folk-pop Little Dusty and female singer/songwriter Ami Kaelyn. If you are looking for a Bristol Photographer to cover your music event, click here to get in contact.
James was looking for a Bristol Photographer for some professional Herbalife portrait photography to help promote his business. Professional photographs mixed with clean design was need to create a professional look for his Facebook page.
Check out all the photos – including ‘profile picture’ and ‘cover photo’ designs here.
Celebrating this Bristol Photographer/Film maker’s 9th video added to our Film portfolio.
The latest film being this music video for Bath based Singer Songwriter Will Phillips. The song is a cover of The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon.
The aim was to create a film that had a vintage look, as if the footage was from the 60′s. Big thanks to Lewis McGregor - Editor at IndieTips.com - Content Creator at Blind Stag and YouTube Partner at Ugly Mcgregor – for his YouTube videos on “How to get the ‘Film Look’” and tips for colour correction.
Huge inspiration for this film was Orestes Mitas‘ beautiful music video for Shiver by Lucy Rose.
Massive thanks to the beautiful Libby for helping out. Hope you enjoy. Please watch on vimeo in HD
Bristol Wedding Photographer
What an amazing weekend! Huge congratulations to the gorgeous Katie and David Wintour, who got married this Saturday at Holne Park House, on Dartmoor in Devon. It was such a honour to be asked to be their wedding photographer and spend their special day photographing them and their lovely family and friends.
Bristol Boudoir Shoot
Yesterday we was shooting with the beautiful Roxanne Summers. This sexy boudoir shot is a film still from footage being used for a music video. Check out the ‘Behind the scene’ photos from this shoot by clicking here. Follow the progress of the music video here. And find more of Roxanne by clicking here.
Cinematography work has dominated this month. Music video productions are in full swing – shooting all over Bristol – working on two films for a Bath based singer songwriter. Here is a film still from some footage shot at Christmas steps in Bristol city centre.
Check out our music videos and Film portfolio by clicking here.
Bristol Boudoir Photographer
Sexy seductive couple shoots are super fun and relaxed with Bristol boudoir photographer, Benjamin Robert Muir. Artistic and tasteful photography that leaves you feeling empowered and confident about your body. To find out more about a photo shoot, click here.
Bristol Film Maker
Laurie Stuart from the WNO was looking for a Bristol based freelance filmmaker and photographer to document an event for Bristol Sings Music.
“Over 100 secondary aged boys from schools in and around Bristol met at Colston Hall for a day of workshops with singers from the hugely famous Welsh male choir ‘Only Men Aloud’ led by Tim Rhys-Evans MBE, and internationally acclaimed beatboxer Jason Singh.
The day culminated in a Colston Hall Foyer evening performance in front of an audience of hundreds.
The project was run by Laurie Stewart, project manager for Bristol Sings Music, in collaboration with Bristol Plays Music @ Colston Hall.”
I was commissioned to capture the energy and excitement of the day and produce a short video clip which could be shared on Youtube and social media.
How to pose for a portrait photo-shoot
Too many people say to me – before they have a photo-shoot – that “they don’t like having their photo taken”, or that “they aren’t very photogenic”.
I believe that the key to being a good portrait photographer is making sure everyone leaves the photo-shoot smiling, saying they had the best time and that they love the photos of themselves.
There are loads of tips, tricks, and photography secrets in achieving this in every photo-shoot. The most important thing is making sure the subject/model is feeling comfortable and relaxed in-front of the camera. Photographing people being naturally confident is at the heart of every one of my portraits.
If you are a photographer and searching for some great tips on how to take better photos, NY/LA based photographer Peter Hurley has some brilliant YouTube videos explaining how to direct models in into more flattening poses. Find them by clicking here.
If you are looking for a Bristol photographer to get some great portraits, get in contact by clicking here.
Easton Arts Trail Visitors
Last weekend we took part in this year’s Easton Arts Trail. As well as exhibiting photography from the past 2 years of being a ‘Bristol Photographer’, we also set up a pop-up photography studio to take portraits of all the lovely people that came by and said hello. Huge thanks to everyone who visited, helped out, and everyone who made this year’s Easton Arts Trail so much fun!
All photo of our visitors can be found on our Facebook page by click here.
Easton Art Trail
Your local Bristol Photographer is taking part in this year’s Easton Art Trail!
Come along this weekend to have a look at the photography on exhibition, free studio portraits of all visitors and some tasty treats for hungry/thirsty ‘trailers’.
Bristol Portrait Photographer
Portrait of Laura from last year’s studio photo-shoot. Forgot to share this one, but thought it was such a beautiful image I would do now. Love the way her hand sits gently on her chest, and her eyes as she glazes into the camera. If you are looking for a Bristol photographer for portrait photography, get in contact by clicking here.
Photography Workshop in Bristol
Today I have been at the Vassell Centre – in Fishponds, Bristol – running a Photography Workshop for the lovely staff at SEAP.
SEAP is a charity that “provides a independent advocacy service to help resolve issues or concerns about your health and well-being or your health and social care services”.
The aim for the workshop was to supply their staff with the most important tips of ‘How to take better photographs’, as well as equip them with the confidence to tell their stories through photography.
There was lots of workshops on as apart as SEAP’s 20th birthday celebrations. Bath based director/cameraman Liam Southall’s running a Film making workshop, and the amazing Inua Ellams – an award winning poet, playwright and performer – delivering a writing workshop
Sunny Afternoon in Bristol
Video still from yesterday music video shoot.
This Bristol photographer loving directing films. And we was blessed for this shoot, as it was a gorgeous sunny day in Bristol. Shooting along the Frome river – starting at Eastville Park and walking up passed Stapleton and towards Frenchhay – which is one of my favourite places to go in Bristol on a sunny day.
Using vintage clothing rented from RePsycho (on gloucester road), and giving our stunning model Libby a 1950′s kodak duaflex ii camera, we aimed to shoot a vintage looking music video.
Looking forward to start work on the editing.
Check out more stills from yesterdays music video shoot on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Girls in Love and Tattoos
This Bristol photographer loves making the trip down to Devon! Last night was an awesome photo-shoot in Exeter with lesbian couple Joey & Lauren. This beautiful couple had amazing hair and even more amazing tattoos!
So if you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight, why not celebrate your love by booking a couples shoot for yourself? Drop us a message by clicking here.
The Family Photo
There is nothing better then being asked to photograph the happiness and excitement of a new family. If you are welcoming a new family member, and looking for a Bristol photographer to capture beautiful family photos, why not get in contact to book a relaxed, stress free photo-shoot.
Last month this Bristol photographer got asked to traveled down to Exeter to shoot a load of fit guys and girls at FitClub Exeter. They needed some professional portraits and design to use for promotional material for their Herbalife business’. Herbalife distributors use social media like Facebook to network and promote their business so most of the images were designed to be either square ‘profile pictures’ or the long ‘cover photo’. Keeping it fresh by using a clean graphic design, and simple but contemporary typography, the group were really happy with the final images from their photo-shoot.
Check out all the images on our Facebook page page here.
Bristol Photographer Portrait
Another photo from the photo-shoot with London/Bristol based singer song writer Katy Hooper. This has to my favourite lighting set-up from the shoot. It’s great that Katy wanted to get out of London and come use a creative Bristol Photographer for her promotional images for her music. Looking forward to her next visit to Bristol, and having the opportunity to create more beautiful portraits. Next photo-shoot is planned to be in Leigh woods – over the Clifton suspension bridge.
Fabric-a Fashion Feature
Digital image from photo-shoot collaboration with Stroud based Fashion designer, Madia & Matilda.
Meet Madia & Matilda at a SEO workshop in Bristol, and they needed some creative photography of their handmade clothing. Huge thanks to the model Emily for braving the cold at the Stroud ‘Museum in the park’ during the photo-shoot. Excited to hear that 3 images were selected to be published for feature in Fabric-a Magazine – a London based art and creative magazine. Check out all images by Benjamin Robert Muir Photography in the “Ways of Seeing” Easter/Spring issue of Fabric-a magazine by clicking here.
Food Photography is one of the biggest challenges for this Bristol photographer! Trying to make a faggot look good isn’t an easy task. This sexy steak was a lot more photogenic.
But never turn down a food photography job! There is always chance of getting a free steak dinner.
If you are looking for a Bristol photographer for commercial photography of your business, get in contact by clicking here.
FitClub Exeter – Herbalife 24
What happens when a Bristol photographer gets invited down to Exeter in Devon to do a photo-shoot with a load of guys and girls from a fit club…? Some great photography, and a hell of a lot of fun!
Herbalife 24 is one of the biggest in the game, with super stars like Cristiano Ronaldo using the products. Promoting such a professional product, FitClub Exeter wanted to get some professional portraits to help promote themselves – as herbalife independent distributors and wellness coaches – as well as promoting their business. To find out more about the FitClub Exeter, check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
Bristol Baby Bump Photographer
Who is a fan of tattoos? We love the way her swallows stretch across her baby bump!
Jess was 6 month pregnant and looking for a Bristol photographer to photograph her beautiful baby bump. She gave us an email to book in a photo-shoot, and came up when she was 8 months pregnant, at the perfect time for maternity photography. She came to our Bristol photography studio for the shoot, but did you know we can bring our photography studio to the comfort of your own home? To see more of our baby bump photos click here. Or to book a shoot for yourself, get in contact by clicking here.
Benjamin Robert Muir
(+44) 77 629 51015
Read Benjamin Robert Muir’s bio by clicking here
Recent clients: Bristol Plays Music , Welsh National Opera, b-Creative, Palace.co, The Big Issue, SEAP, ICHOM, The Kensington Arms, Love-Local, Sandways China Party, Stockmans, The Exmouth Festival, Jenni Sparks, Networked, Edapollo, SystemiK, Katy Hooper, Talli.B Productions, Soundhall Records, Hope Recordings, Red Light Management
‘Benjamin Robert Muir PHOTOGRAPHY’
13th – 14th June, 2015
Easton Arts Trail
‘Benjamin Robert Muir PHOTOGRAPHY’
14th – 15th June, 2014
Easton Arts Trail
‘Troubles Afterglow’ - The Vintage Mobile Cinema
3rd – 4th June 2012
The Exmouth Festival, Exmouth
‘Genesis II’ - Land[e]scape
31st Mar – 2nd May 2011
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
‘Genesis II’ - Illuminations
18th Sept – 8th Nov 2010
Otterton Mill Gallery, Otterton
‘Living With I’ - Graduate Exhibition
19th – 26th June 2009
Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland.