Baizdon were commissioned to produce a fresh guide for The Monument in the City of London. We were also asked to make a limited edition of 350 hardback guides to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. To get the best shots we were given access to the top of the gold plated urn that crowns the column. The finished guide features a panoramic of the City shot through the gold flames and on the reverse, a one metre photograph of the complete column.
'Much more than a notebook'
Woodlands.co.uk approached Baizdon to create a high quality gift for their clients. We developed a fresh format - The BAIZDON - a bespoke hardback notebook that combines neatly with a poster. The folded A3 poster wraps around the 192 page journal acting as a "belly band"
Unfolded the front of the A3 poster features a guide to British Trees with 50 photographs and illustrations, while the reverse is a compendium of woodland facts, quotes, advice and even a short poem on the best firewood to collect.
Baizdon's most recent publication is a Summit Guide for The O2 in London. The visitor experience, "Up at The O2" involves an climb across the roof of The O2 along a 190m long tensile fabric walkway. At the summit a central platform provides 360 degree views of the city. Baizdon were asked to provide a guide to the landmark bulding itself and a view guide to the spectacular vista at the top. Our metre long concertina guide provided a perfect format. Both glossy and cloth-bound hardback editions are now availabe from the O2 shop.
Baizdon published the first souvenir guide of the Gherkin with the support of world renowned architects Foster+Partners. Designed in a concertina format, it unfolds to reveal a unique one-metre photograph of Norman Foster's modern masterpiece. The guide highlights historical and architectural details and features fresh imagery including a dramatic helicopter shot of the top of the building. It is on sale at selected venues around London or online.
Tower Bridge commissioned Baizdon to produce a guide to the view from the upper walkways of London's iconic Tower Bridge. Our photographer shot a 360˚view of the capital, combining shots from the four of the bridge's towers.
To get a fresh image of the bridge itself we hired a tugboat and shot the Victorian landmark from the middle of the River Thames.
The one metre foldout guide was launched to coincide with the opening of the exhibition's 11 metre glass walkways. In addition our image of the bridge has been use on a range of exhibition souvenirs from jigsaws to gift wrapped chocolates.
Baizdon were approached by the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London to produce a souvenir guide book featuring the highlights of their extensive collection of art. The 48 page book featuring work by Rossetti, Millais, Constable, Lord Leighton and Alma-Tadema is designed to be a popular income generator for the gallery.
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Baizdon were commissioned by Searcys to produce a guide to the Gherkin's spectacular views. Using panoramic photographs taken at different times of the day we produced a 32-page view book highlighting one hundred points of interest across London. The book entitled 360˚ at the Gherkin has proved to be popular with visitors as well being a useful way to promote the Searcy's restaurant, bar and London's highest private members club. The guidebook is now in its second edition and available to buy online
Baizdon were approached by the Tower Bridge Exhibition team to produce a Pocket Guide to explain the engineering of the Bridge. After a lot of research and detailed illustration work we produced a cutaway graphic that showed the hundreds of components that make up the Victorian icon. To produce the printed Pocket Guide we were delighted to collaborate with Compass PopOut Maps and use their brilliant folding mechanism. We created artwork that mirrors the opening of the bascules of the bridge as the pocket guide opens and the PopOut fold© opens up to reveal the interior of the Bridge.
The Portrait Restaurant at the top of the National Portrait Gallery has one of the best views in central London. The NPG commissioned Baizdon to create a souvenir booklet that would help visitors interpret their unique vista. Our publication The Portrait Perspective links paintings and photographs from the gallery's collection with some of the capital's most beautiful buildings. The cloth-bound hardback booklet unfolds to reveal a metre long image of the restaurant's view during the day on one side and a twilight image on the reverse.
TEE DOBINSON Baizdon's Project Director has extensive experience of managing and delivering high-quality projects for discerning clients. Click for more
JOHNNY MORRIS Our Creative Director has designed for all of the UK's quality broadsheets and is the founding art director for the Telegraph's luxury magazine Ultratravel. He has also produced two successful travel series - Grail Trail (pictured right) and Bespoketraveller and contributes to travel articles to national newspapers and their websites. Click for more
DAN ASH Architectural consultant
CAROLYN WEBB Historical research
London's oldest patisserie, Maison Bertaux approached Baizdon to help develop their online delivery service. After photographing the patisserie and working with Maison Bertaux's owner to describe her delicious cakes we helped launch their new website Maisonbertaux.com
Working with illustrator Alex Pang and photographer Adam Parker Baizdon have produced two new posters. Both are 100cm wide x 40cm deep, printed on 250gsm art paper and feature Tower Bridge.
Our team have extensive experience in putting together high quality magazines. Baizdon's Creative Director, Johnny Morris is the founding Art Director for the Daily Telegraph's luxury travel magazine ULTRATRAVEL. (circulation 500,000) The large format publication launched in 2004 is Europe's highest circulation luxury travel magazine and won Colour Supplement of the Year in 2014. His original design template has been used to launch North American, Middle Eastern and Asian versions of the title.
Working for Ultratravel, Johnny and Baizdon photographers Joe Plimmer and Adam Parker have completed successful editorial collaborations with many luxury hospitality groups including:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Shangri La Hotels and Resorts, Aman Resorts, Royal Demeure Hotel Group, The Connaught, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, St Regis Hotels & Groups, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, W Hotel - Starwood Hotels, LMVH Hotel Management.
Baizdon specialise in photographing people and places... and we really like hotels.
We worked with Royal Demeure Hotel Group to help improve their marketing imagery. Starting with their flagship property Hotel d'Inghilterra the Baizdon team shot for two days in Rome. We choose to concentrate on the hotel's best asset - its staff. Click for more location photograph and Our short film about the hotel