Bristol

The Ghostnet Dress - Linda Thomas Eco Design

The Wave Of Waste Dress by Linda Thomas - Photographed by Clive Symm

Linda Thomas is an eco-fashion designer based in Bristol who specialises in “upcycling” which means that, instead of recycling old materials when they get broken down, she brings them back to life and works them into unique and beautiful dresses.

Earlier this year Linda hit the headlines with the Wave of waste Dress which she made from over 100 dumped body boards found on 3 beaches in Devon and Cornwall. The dress, and its 22 metre long tail, aimed to raise awareness on how plastics and rubbish are damaging British beaches and marine life

-The Ghostnet Dress -


Having worked with Linda before on a previous shoot, I have seen first hand how passionate she is about what she does, which is why I was so thrilled when she reached out to me to help her document the making process of her new ocean waste dress.

After discussing ideas over the phone, we began the process of filming the making of the dress and creating a short film/story showcasing it and its powerful environmental message. Although she has been working on this dress for over 6 months, we began filming in the last few weeks before its launch on the 30th of October.

For me, having seen first hand how Linda makes the dress in her studio, spending hours on end on the most intricate of details was one of the most inspiring part of this project The way she uses such creativity and skill to raise awareness about such a huge unspoken environmental problem was jaw dropping and I am very glad to be able to say that I was to help by making this short film.

- The Final Video -

If you would like to find out more about this dress you can head over to Lindas website and contact her at lindathomasecodesign.co.uk


The Clifton Club House - P & U Wedding

Peter and Uma first reached out to me in early 2018 and we began quickly began chatting about their plans for their special day in September. They kindly invited me into their home where i met them both for the first time and we discussed what they were looking for as-well as talking about how I like to shoot to ensure the best experience for them on the day!

After speaking with peter and Uma they said that they would be more interested in was the candid and non posed style if documentary photography and that whilst they still did want the classic bride and groom posed shots which is great as my style when shooting is very relaxed and non invasive meaning they can almost forget about the camera at times and really enjoy the day.

The wedding was booked for the 8th of September and it was taking place at the Clifton Club House in Clifton, Bristol and after getting the details off Peter and Uma, I got in touch in Uma and Peters wedding manager Sarah and arranged a date to visit the venue and chat with her about how the day was planned. This was great as it allowed me to ensure I was sure of when I could do my group shots and ensure that I could be ready to capture every key moment on the day.

The day went great, I arrived at 1 o’clock an hour before the guests arrived so that I could get some nice shots of the wedding preparations and I was there shooting until about 11:30. it was a pleasure to meet and cant with all the guests and to be a part of Uma and Peters special day.

Below are some of the best shots from the day! Enjoy

- The Final Images -