Gift vouchers for photo sessions from Bromham based photographer Wolf Kettler have been chosen by Tatler magazine, the venerable fashion and lifestyle publication, as a perfect Christmas gift in the December issue of their magazine.
Wolf Kettler said that this was probably a first for a Bromham based photographer, albeit one with an already international clientèle. Despite his wider acclaim, Wolf’s photo sessions are still relaxed, tailored to an individual client and very affordable.
Wolf can be contacted through his website, www.wolfkettler.co.uk or by telephone 07785-738 000
Photographer Wolfgang “Wolf” Kettler has announced his already traditional Christmas Special for this year. Clients, who buy a gift voucher for a bespoke photo session between now and 14 December 08, will be able take advantage of a festive discount of up to 30%.
Kettler’s photo sessions are available on location – often a client’s home or other favourite spot – or at his studio in Bromham.
Wolf Kettler has been living and working in Bromham for nearly twelve years. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. Wolf is renowned for his exquisite portrait photography as well as his intimate lingerie and nude portraits. Concentrating on essence rather than mere appearance, he believes that everybody is beautiful, it just depends on how you look at them. Wolf’s expertise and fresh approach to portraiture have earned him clients from many corners of the country and a loyal following abroad.
Wolf’s client list is not short of celebrities, such as the internationally acclaimed classical singer Thomas Hampson
, the award-winning BBC investigative journalist and documentary film maker Tim Samuels
(Power to the People
, The Culture Show, The Zimmers, etc.) and the movie actor Tom So
, who played the part of Fukutu in the latest big screen adaptation of Casino Royale, among others.
Last month, Kettler opened his photography art prints store as an extension to his commissioned work. Customers can buy original photography art online at www.editionphoto.co.uk
Gift vouchers for photo sessions can be bought online through Wolf Kettler’s website, www.wolfkettler.co.uk
Although the company's workshops are at full stretch at the moment, their order books for January and February are looking ominous.
Company spokesman Richard Moss said: "We had a record year last year and the order books for the beginning of 2009 are not looking anywhere near as good.
"We are asking people if they are willing to take early retirement or voluntary redundancy. It is almost guaranteed that ten jobs will go.
"It is a rotten time of year to be getting involved in this kind of activity, but we have to be realistic about the future."
In fact, the company has been less affected by the downturn in the housing market than many similar firms.
Mr Moss said: "We are increasingly being approached by housebuilders who are looking for Mark Wilkinson quality to help them sell their houses."
A meal out on the decking by the newly refurbished garden would have been a perfect setting for a meal at The Greyhound in Bromham.
However, the weather was typically English so Nick and ate in the restaurant.
The 19th century charm creates a traditional and serene atmosphere and the restaurant feels spacious. Two leather sofas and fresh lilies in the fireplace create a relaxed air.
The menu was bursting with traditional pub food, meat from the grill, chicken, vegetarian and pasta, plus a specials board.
I chose a small glass of wine and Nick a pint of coke from a wide selection of wines and local draughts.
A much talked about well lies in the centre of the restaurant. It's covered with glass and lit so you can see the water, generating much interest with diners.
Our starters arrived quickly. Nick's mushrooms were served with bread and were oozing garlic butter and herbs. My brochette was topped with a very generous portion of fresh olives, tomatoes and onion and garlic.
The ciabatta bread was crisp, light and fluffy drizzled with oil.
Nick's main course steak was served with Stilton sauce which complemented the meat nicely and came with chips, vegetables, mushrooms and tomatoes .
With the option of large or small portions, I went for a small hunters' chicken covered with cheese and bacon, served with chips and salad. The meat was tender and chips crunchy on the outside and fluffy inside.
We ordered another round of drinks and waited for the food to go down. I had spotted lemon meringue pie on the board and no way was I leaving without a slice!
Even though there was a good selection of desserts we both went for the tasty tangy lemon meringue. The filling was light and the meringue gooey and crisp on top.
The bill came to just under £40 with two rounds of drinks. I could not fault any of our food.
The High Street, Bromham
Wadworth real ales
Home cooked food
Large car park
Credit cards accepted
(01380) 850241 Amanda Pawlak