Bristol Photographer, Film maker and Digital artist. 
Providing professional and creative photography in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and the whole of the South West. 

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, Event Photographer, Baby Photographer, Family Photographer, Commercial Photographer, as well as exhibiting some of my 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. 

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Elijah – Mombasa

Portrait of Elijah, a Kenyan Rasta making jewellery

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.

Posted: December 16th, 2014

Bristol Creative Direction

Art direction for bristol based musician Louisa Baker

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.

Posted: December 9th, 2014

Professional Portraits

Professional Portraits of Bristol based doctor for ICHOM

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.

 

Posted: November 4th, 2014

Nick Warren – Lightbox

Dj Nick Warren at Lightbox London

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!

Posted: September 21st, 2014

Business Time

Business Cards for Bristol based Singer songwriter Katy Hooper

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.

Posted: September 16th, 2014

Bristol Music Scene

Bristol Photographer shoots Henry Green playing live at The Gallimaufry on Gloucester, Bristol

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.

Posted: August 15th, 2014

Herbalife Photography

Herbalife portrait photography by Bristol Photographer Benjamin Robert Muir, for use to promote business on social media such as Facebook

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.

Posted: August 13th, 2014

Sunny Afternoon

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 McGregorEditor 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

Posted: August 6th, 2014

Bristol Wedding Photographer

Bristol Wedding Photographer photographing the gorgeous Bride and Groom, Katie and David Wintour, who got married at Holne Park House on Dartmoor in Devon.
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.

Posted: July 13th, 2014

Bristol Boudoir Shoot

Bristol Boudoir Photography with Benjamin Robert Muir

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.

Posted: July 4th, 2014

Bristol cinematographer

Film still from music video shoot with Bristol cinematographer Benjamin Robert Muir

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.

Posted: July 4th, 2014

Bristol Boudoir Photographer

Bristol Boudoir photographer takens a sexy seductive photo of a Bristol based couple

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.

Posted: June 30th, 2014

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. 

Posted: June 27th, 2014

How to pose for a portrait photo-shoot

beautiful headshot from Bristol photographer

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

Posted: June 23rd, 2014

Easton Arts Trail Visitors

Easton Arts Trail 2014 visitors Bristol

 

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.

Posted: June 20th, 2014

Easton Art Trail

Bristol Photographer taking part in the 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’.

Posted: June 14th, 2014

Bristol Portrait Photographer

Portrait of the Beautiful Laura. Shoot in Bristol by Bristol Photographer Benjamin Robert Muir
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.

Posted: June 10th, 2014

Photography Workshop in Bristol

SEAP's 20th birthday cake

 

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

Posted: June 9th, 2014

Sunny Afternoon in Bristol

Still from video footage in Bristol. Very sexy gorgeous stunning Lib. beautiful legs. in vintage dress playing with a 1950's camera
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.

Posted: June 6th, 2014

Girls in Love and Tattoos

Beautiful LGBT couple covered in 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.

Posted: May 30th, 2014

The Family Photo

Beautiful family photography in Bristol. Mum Dad with new born baby.
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. 

Posted: May 22nd, 2014

Fit Camp

Bristol photographer shoots fit topless male and others at exeter fit club for promotional photography for their business

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

Posted: May 18th, 2014

Bristol Photographer Portrait

Bristol Portrait Photographer shots beautiful portrait of Katy Hooper, a Bristol/London based singer song writer for an image to go with her music

 

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.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014

Fabric-a Fashion Feature

Bristol Photographer collaborated with Fashion designer for a photo shoot for a feature in London based art magazine Fabric-a.
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.

Posted: May 1st, 2014

Bristol Food

Bristol Food. Top Chef. Photography by Bristol Photographer Benjamin Robert Muir

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.

Posted: April 15th, 2014

FitClub Exeter – Herbalife 24

Fit girls at FitClub Exeter having fun using Herbalife 24. Bristol Photographer

 

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.

Posted: April 15th, 2014

Bristol Baby Bump Photographer

Bristol Photographer photographs beautiful girl with tattoos and her baby bump in Bristol photography studio

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

Posted: April 4th, 2014

Katy Hooper

Beautiful portrait photo of musician Katy Hooper. Photo was shot in our Bristol Photography Studio
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. 

Posted: March 28th, 2014

Bristol Wedding Photographers

Bristol wedding Photographer takes photograph of a beautiful bride in white wedding dress

 

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

Posted: March 24th, 2014

Photographers Bristol

Sexy Beautiful photo of girl face smile hand in hair

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.

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Bristol Boudoir Photography

Sexy Boudoir photography. I seductive black and white photo of a young beautiful couple taken by Bristol Photographer Benjamin Robert Muir

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

Posted: January 31st, 2014

Bristol Family Photographer

Family photo-shoot with baby, bump and mother - in Bristol

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.

Posted: January 29th, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Beautiful Photo of a Liana. Photo Booth from New Years Eve Party in Bristol

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.

Posted: January 7th, 2014

The Kensington Arms

Kensington-Arms-Bristol

 

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. 

Posted: December 9th, 2013

BRISTOL SINGS MUSIC

BSM-Still

 

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.

Posted: December 5th, 2013

Va Va Voom!

Jenni-Sparks-Illustrator

  
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!

Posted: August 22nd, 2013

Shooting Stars

Perseids-meteor-shower

Amazing night watching the Perseids meteor shower and photographing shooting stars! 

Posted: August 13th, 2013

Networked Music

Networked-Music

 

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.

Posted: July 30th, 2013

Now on Pinterest

OnPinterest


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

Posted: July 30th, 2013

Dan Yeo – Male Headshots

Dan-Yeo-Portrait-Photography
If you are looking for a portrait photographer in Bristol – for contemporary photography – get in contact to book in a photo shoot at our studio.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013

Portrait Photographer

HONEY-headshots

 

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.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013

Young Fashion

Fashion-Photographer-Bristol
Headshot of the beautiful Kayley Jade. 

Posted: July 21st, 2013

Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa-Kisuule-Bristol

 

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.

Posted: June 18th, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

Happy-Father's-Day

 

“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. 

Posted: June 16th, 2013

Horse Photographer

Horse-Photographer

 

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.

Posted: June 5th, 2013

Wedding in the woods

Woods

 

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. 

Posted: June 5th, 2013

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose

 

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!

Posted: May 29th, 2013

Photography Tutor

RWA

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.

Posted: May 25th, 2013

Bristol Registry Office

Bristol-Registry-Office

  

Today I was asked to photograph at a small and intimate wedding at the Bristol Registry Office. It may have been a modest ceremony, but it was still a true pleasure to have been able to witness the marriage of two wonderful people. 

Posted: May 21st, 2013

Wedding Season

Wedding-Photographer

 

Do your hair. Put on your dancing shoes. And smile! Wedding season is here!
 If you are still looking for a wedding photographer for 2013, don’t panic. 

Posted: May 15th, 2013
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Benjamin Robert Muir

Bristol (UK)
Photographer
Film-Maker
Digital Artist 

Ben@BenjaminRobertMuir.com
(+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, ICHOMThe Kensington Arms, Love-LocalSandways China Party, StockmansThe Exmouth FestivalJenni Sparks, Networked, Edapollo, SystemiK, Katy HooperTalli.B Productions, Soundhall Records, Hope Recordings, Red Light Management

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Exhibitions

‘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.