F...is for Flying Saucer, and other sweet shop sweets.

I've been working on a new project to recreate an A to Z of sweets. This is all to do with my obsession with old school sweet shops. Every time I pass one, I have to buy a quarter of humbugs! So here's a few test shots. I haven't decided on a few things like the background colours, style and lighting, but here's a taster of what to expect soon.

[Update 17th July: I've now got M...is for Milk Bottles. I'm finding out that some sweets don't like to play ball and are really ugly close up! I'm going to have to find a way to get round this].

Hello Dot to Dot, and a warm welcome by Bubble 2014.

It was rather warm Sunday, and I had to nip back to London from Norwich (which is lovely by the way) to say hello to some clients yesterday at Bubble, and Dot to Dot.

and it's always lovely to see Poco Nido and their gorgeous shoes (still waiting for the adult sizes to get made). They were at Dot to Dot, which is relative newcomer to the kid's fashion trade show lark. It meant I got to see some great new brands, and hopefully I may be working with one or two of them sometime in the future.

My highlights were the beautiful prints of Spud Kids, reminiscent of 50's designs and patterns.

I also loved the bow ties in the  boxes by Anna Liv. The boxes reminded me of the pencil cases we had at school (I've still got mine), where I carved my name and what seemed like very funny ideas at the time.

I know that Mrs PhotosByTomTom is rather partial to some African prints, so she'll love the designs by What Mother Made.

I am so envious of the photos for Young Soles. You should really check them out.

Marmalade & Mash's designs are really elegant and stylish designs, with the best name I've seen for a kid's fashion brand this year!

Then off to a rather warm Bubble to say hello to lots more (overheating) people. I really wanted to see the fashion show, which was a lot of fun. I'm sure I spotted a Poppy dress in there somewhere!

I'm no mug...but I do love these Camberwell Beauties.

Very exciting stuff in PhotosByTomTom towers today. I've been shooting some product and still life shots of the brand new Mini Moderns designed 20th birthday mugs for the Camberwell Arts festival. They are gorgeous, and will SO be a regular feature in the studio. Mugs will be on sale this weekend but they are a limited edition, so be quick if you want one. 

16th May. A wee update for you. Mugs are on sale at the Camberwell Arts Etsy Page. But be very, very quick. The first lot went in less than 48 hours and the second batch are flying too! 

Camberwell Mugs