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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has been another busy week in the digital darkroom, editing images from last weeks photo-shoot with singer song writer Katy Hooper. Katy is an amazing folk musician with a beautiful voice, so was looking for a Bristol photographer to create some beautiful images to match her style of music.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Bristol (or anywhere in the South West) you have come to the right place. There is nothing more exciting then getting the chance to meet with couples to talk about their big day. Its been a busy start to 2014 filling up our diary with weddings. In the last week we have had lovely couples – as close as Bristol city, and as far as Madrid, Spain! – paying deposits to make sure that they get the right wedding photographer for their wedding day.
If you would like to know more information about how to find the right wedding photographer for you, or want to hear more about our great wedding packages that are tailored to suit any budget, contact us by clicking here.
If you are searching for Bristol Photographers – for professional commercial portraits to make your business look good, or maybe looking for Bristol based Photographers to book up a private studio photo-shoot for you and your family – you have come to the right site. Find out more about our photography by viewing our portfolio and clicking here.
Sexy, seductive boudoir photography . The perfect present for Valentines Day.
Relax and discrete photo-shoot with Bristol based photographer for any couple.
For more information about booking a ‘Couples Photo-Shoot’ click here.
Sharmila was looking for a Family Photographer in Bristol to photograph her family while she still had her baby bump. Her home expressed her family, so we didn’t setup the white studio backdrop. Instead using her colourful life as the backdrop to their family photo-shoot. It was a super fun day, and was really nice meeting such a lovely family. Have a look at the beautiful photos on our Facebook page here, or see our updated Family Photography gallery by clicking here.
Happy New Year everyone!
2013 was an amazing year, and hopefully 2014 will be even more exciting!
We had a NYE party in Bristol, and everyone was looking so good we thought we needed to quickly set up a photo-booth to capture some photos of all these beautiful people.
Check out all the photo on our Facebook page here.
Congratulations to The Kensington Arms for being nominated for ‘The top 50 gastro-pubs – 2013′. The food and chefs there must be pretty special!
‘The Kenny‘, in Redland – Bristol – was asked by the magazine to send in some images of the pub, so they asked me to shoot some professional photographs which would show off their business at it best.
Just finished an exciting commission from the ‘Welsh National Opera’ for a ‘BRISTOL SINGS MUISC’ project. The project was run by Laurie Stewart, project manager for Bristol Plays Music, in collaboration with Bristol Plays Music @ Colston Hall.
“On October 22nd 2013 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.”
My job as photographer and film maker was to capture the day. My personal brief for the film was to display how much the children enjoyed themselves, and the great energy of the day.
Recent portrait of Illustrator Jenni Sparks.
After Jenni being commissioned by Rosapark and BHV store to create a promotional map of Le Marais area of Paris – and just generally being loved by the French now – I decided to create a portrait that was a little more en vogue, à la mode and with a little more Va Va Voom!
Promo music photography – Portraits for Networked.
“Networked is an electronic music producer residing in Plymouth, UK. Using just his drum-pad and synth, he creates music of varied styles, ranging from down-tempo and atmospheric, to intense and energetic.”
Check out this new South-West electronic music here.
Some are calling us the vanguard of social media. But we are just trying our best to keep up with the times.
So you can now find Benjamin Robert Muir PHOTOGRAPHY on Pinterest!
#Photography #Bristol #stilldownwiththekids
Last week we was really busy in our Bristol portrait studio. Here is a headshot of the gorgeous Niamh Honey. Edited the image to have that sun kissed , summer feel as well as really show off her beautiful green eyes.
Headshot of the beautiful Kayley Jade.
This week started with a photo-shoot with the very talented Vanessa Kisuule, a Bristol based spoken word poet. Watch her stuff on YouTube here.
“To all the great dads that work full time as a climbing frame… Happy Father’s Day!”.
Sadly this year I am not with my father in Exmouth, instead I am in Bristol editing images from a recent family photo-shoot. They say “never work with child”, but these kind of shoots are what makes being a photographer so much fun.
Not my normal portrait photography. One of my jobs last week – after returning back to the West Country – was to photograph some beautiful horses down in a small village near Tavistock, Cornwall.
Last week I was able to get out of Bristol, after being asked to do some more product photography in sunny Devon. Working again with the brilliant Sandways China Party, I was photographing this beautiful dinner party setup in Woodbury woods. The lighting was perfect at sunset.
Lucy Rose, on stage at the Trinity – Bristol – during the Dot-to-Dot festival last weekend.
Possibly one of the best live performances I’ve seen in years. Check out here music here!
This week I started working with a new student for one-to-one photography tutoring. She is doing a Gold Arts Award in Bristol, and needed some help with Unit 1: Personal Arts Development. I thought a good start would be to generate some inspiration and work on her concept for her project. The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) -which is currently exhibiting Drawn 2013 -was the perfect place for our first meet.
Benjamin Robert Muir
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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’
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.