Pho­tog­ra­pher wins award from hit de­sign web­site

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

A PHO­TOG­RA­PHER who spe­cialises in cap­tur­ing the in­side and out­side of build­ings has won an top de­sign award.

John Gauld Photography based in Poyn­ton walked away with ‘Best of Photography’ for the sec­ond year run­ning from the Houzz awards.

Houzz is a spe­cial­ist web­site fea­tur­ing cut­ting edge ar­chi­tec­tural and in­te­rior de­sign and boasts more than 40 mil­lions unique vis­i­tors ev­ery month.

John Gauld Photography was cho­sen by a vote from users.

John, 71, can now dis­play the “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge on his mar­ket­ing and web­site.

He said: “It means a lot to win this award be­cause it es­tab­lishes us as a clear spe­cial­ist in our field.”

John used to be the di­rec­tor of an ad­ver­tis­ing firm in Manch­ester but left in 2001 to fol­low his dream of run­ning a photography busi­ness.

He said: “I’ve been dab­bling with photography all my life and in my pre­vi­ous busi­ness would watch oth­ers take the pho­tos. I de­cided to fol­low my pas­sion and take the plunge.

“I take por­traits and fam­ily groups and pho­to­graphs events, as well as the ar­chi­tec­tural and in­te­rior work. But its the de­sign branch that has re­ally opened up for me.”

Work­ing along­side his wife Anne, John trav­els from house to house tak­ing pho­tos.

John, who works from his home on Mel­rose Cres­cent, said: “We never re­ally know if we are pho­tograph­ing the homes of the rich and fa­mous, as we work for the de­vel­oper or de­sign­ers, but we have been in some stun­ning homes.

“It’s not all big spa­cious kitchens though. Some of our most chal­leng­ing work is when we have to pho­to­graph a shower room. Try­ing to get a photo with all those re­flec­tive sur­faces is very tough.”

Andrew Small, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Houzz UK and Ire­land, said: “We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this in­cred­i­ble group of tal­ented and cus­tomer­fo­cused pro­fes­sion­als, in­clud­ing John.

“It is more im­por­tant than ever for home de­sign and con­struc­tion pro­fes­sion­als to hire pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers to make their work stand out, and tell a story about the kind of work they do to our com­mu­nity of home­own­ers, de­sign en­thu­si­asts and home build­ing, home im­prove­ment and de­sign pro­fes­sion­als.”

John Gauld

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