Recent photos: People & properties in Devon & Cornwall View photos…
I’m Daniel Binks. “I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation” (quote by Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt). I photograph things both for fun and for money. I try to carry a camera with me at all times; there is nothing more frustrating than seeing a potentially wonderful photograph and realising that I don’t have the tools to capture it.
My photography studio/desk is in the beautiful seaside town of Newquay in Cornwall. I shoot mainly on location throughout Cornwall, Devon & the Southwest of England, however I do occassionally travel further afield if the budget allows.
If you have a property or location to sell then “congratulations” you’ve found your man; together we can make it look beautiful. I have been shooting property, interiors and architecture in Cornwall & Devon for over a decade; happy customers include many of the upmarket estate agencies in the Southwest of England (Savills, Knight Frank & Winkworth to name a few), property developers Persimmon Homes, Newland Homes & Linden Homes) and holiday companies (Parkdean, Classic Cottages, Hoseasons). My architectural/property photographs are regularly published in national press, travel brochures and numerous glossy magazines such as Country Life, Country Living & Coast.
Over the past couple of years I have been taking on more commissions throughout Cornwall & Devon to shoot people, portraits & events. Clients I’ve shot include families, businessmen, christenings and holidaying groups. Besides shooting on location at the client’s home I’ve also had the pleasure to photograph at some lovely venues in Cornwall – they include The Eden Project, Koola Bar & Nightclub, Lusty Glaze Beach, Fistral Bar, The Scarlett Hotel & Bedruthan Hotel. I am happy to shoot in a candid/reportage style with little direction on my part or to carefully stage the scene for a more formal, considered portrait.
I shoot with the finest Canon cameras, lenses and lighting equipment on the market. I own an elevated photography mast system with which I can shoot from about 40ft above ground level – particularly useful for showing a property’s location/proximity to the coast or surrounding countryside.
I attained an Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in 2001 (it’s probably not a deal breaker but worthy of a small mention).
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements. I’m keen to work on most types of photography project – the more unusual the better.
Telephone: 07966 931018
Publicity photographs for renowned chef Nathan Outlaw and his new restaurant (named “Restaurant Nathan Outlaw”) in the beautiful Cornish harbour town of Port Isaac. Nathan’s portfolio of restaurants/dining establishments now includes 4 premises in Cornwall (The Mariner’s Rock & Outlaw’s at St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw & Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac) and Outlaw’s at the Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge, London.
Here’s a small collection of property photographs taken on commercial assignments over the last few weeks. There are loads of examples of my property photography (both interiors & exteriors) in the ‘Photos’ section of this website. Here’s the all the … Read more
Here’s a collection of recent portraits and people photographs. This set shows a combination of both commercial and personal photographs taken in recent weeks. Please contact me if you’d like to arrange a individual, family or pet portrait (or all … Read more
As predicted in my blog article written back in March the last couple of months have indeed been super busy. As usual I’ve been photographing lots of homes and holiday accommodation in the Cornwall & Devon region – view some … Read more
Last weekend ‘Afrita’ (33ft Sigma yacht owned & skippered by A & C Laming) entered the 2014 Trinity Race and I was lucky enough to be invited to join the crew. Included in this article are a few of the … Read more
It’s been a year since I launched this incarnation of my portfolio/website to promote my photography work in Cornwall & Devon. At the time of it’s launch I carefully crafted several paragraphs of text with the intention of giving the … Read more
Yes! Spring is on it’s way. Today is the first day of March and so I, for one, think this is the perfect moment in time to celebrate the end of another cold, wet, windy British winter and to welcome … Read more
This week I’ve been listening to the 2013 Reith Lectures by Grayson Perry (or perhaps it was “Claire” his female alter-ego). In this fascinating series of four lectures he discusses what makes one an artist, the limits of contemporary art, … Read more
Cornwall based film-maker Geoff Mason Brown (of Blue Light Media) commissioned me to photograph the making of “Natura” – a short film production showcasing the talents of a group of local dancers from Cornwall Dance School. The film was being … Read more