Pixangle blog on our photography, floor plan and EPC experiences in London and the South East

Alternative photography

As much as we enjoy property interiors, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit and photograph something different. Luckily for us we have a very exciting new-ish client, Lavastar! ( They are an award winning signage company and produce large format printing, stunning site hoarding and bespoke building wraps all around London and nationwide. They have a background in marketing and design and it shows!

We’ve been on night shoots, to Wembley, to Bracknell and even all the way to South Wales to capture their work. No one shoot is the same and we really like it that way!

Here is a brief sample of their work (and ours) to date:

Night Photography - Vauxhall Tower

What’s better than astonishing views over London from the forty-first floor of an iconic building?

Why, astonishing views over London from the forty-first floor of an iconic building AT NIGHT, of course!

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We had the total pleasure of shooting a spectacular 3 bed apartment in St George Wharf Tower, otherwise known as Vauxhall Tower. And after a daytime shoot of perfect weather we returned after dark for a night shoot.

Here are some of the resulting photos:

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The living area, comprising a living room half-partitioned off from a kitchen/dining room, is wall to ceiling glass for the entire external wall, providing the most extraordinary views.

Speaking of which, who would like this view from their bedroom?

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Or even their study… Though the distraction potential is high here…

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This amazing flat is currently on the market with Prime London Residential for a cool (gulp) £9,950,000, and can be viewed here. Now we all just need to win the lottery.

We’ll leave you with one more photo, the “this is why I became a photographer” shot:

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Oh, London, you’re so pretty.

Night Photography: Hoarding and Signage in West Ealing

We do love the variety that our work provides!

We were recently asked to do some night photography of some illuminated hoarding and signage in West Ealing for our friends at Lavastar.

Night photography comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Among the best features of this kind of work is playing with lights and long exposure for blurred and streaked effects, and the timing is crucial. It is also an unfortunate fact that the right kinds of vehicle never come along when you need them to provide the light and movement, and so patience is essential!

Nevertheless, the outcome was worth it. Here is a selection of our shots from the West Ealing night shoot.

Too cool for school?

We were delighted to be asked to photograph this amazing creation - a new pre-prep school in Chelsea, South West London, which opens in September this year. 

The building, which formerly housed the Chelsea Conservative Club,  has a grand Victorian facade which has largely remained untouched and looks ideally suited to house a school - not too cool thus far.... However, it's the transformation inside that is something to see!

The creation is the vision of Stuart Bamford, who is Head of nearby Chelsea Pre Prep. It takes inspiration from "the magical world of children's literature and artistic film makers" in an effort to challenge "the culture of 'box-ticking' education". 

The school has 6 large classrooms, a performance studio, an enchanted garden and an Imaginarium - a space which transforms once the automatic blinds come down and the numerous projectors switch on. Suddenly you find yourself surrounded by swimming fishes in an underwater aquarium, the next minute surfing alongside a beach in a tropical paradise!  

We have no doubt it will be a delight for the children (aged 2-5 years) who will attend, but from a photographer's point of view it was a dream to shoot.