Good Guys comprise four practitioners who are all very experienced and immensely talented in their particular field of expertise; these are: Event Photography; Graphic Design; Web Design and Email Marketing. Whilst their skill sets are quite diverse, these four individuals have similar personal characteristics and appearance, and uncannily, share the same name.
We specialise in Social, Sporting and Event Photography from City parties at The Ritz to Shooting Days at Highclere Castle. Fast overnight picture gallery and client image download service. See a few examples in the Portfolio section below or visit our dedicated photography website at Martin Bond Photography
To be perfectly honest, if it’s a brochure you want or perhaps a new logo, you’re probably best going somewhere else – we only design using our own photography. In this way we can shoot to the design and design the shoot. We have however become quite well known for our College Prospectus work and would welcome enquiries.
You can buy a screwdriver to suit any type of screw. You wouldn’t ask someone to design and build you a screwdriver unless it was a very bespoke screw you needed to drive. We build websites using templates (like this one) but change it to make it yours – it’s quicker, simpler and cheaper. There are a few examples below.
We can help you gather and grow your customer lists, formulate your campaigns, design smart html email messages and report (in some detail) on who received them, who acted upon them and what happened. Frankly, we’re best working with companies who have lists between 500 and 10,000. If that’s you – call us.
Portfolio // Traditionally, this is where the big names go so that potential customers feel that they are in good company. However, any freelance designer or photographer worth their salt has worked for a blue chip client (most likely via an agency), so we don't expect you to be impressed by the roll call. We think, though, that the images themselves might whet your fancy.
The Good Guys Awards // "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience” - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Here are some real Good Guys.
Vitoria-based athlete Iván Fernández Anaya refused to take advantage when his rival stopped short of the finishing line in a cross-country race. Spanish athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai – bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan runner – the certain winner of the race – mistakenly pull up about 10 meters before the finish, thinking he had already crossed the line. Fernández Anaya quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai’s mistake to speed past and claim an unlikely victory, he stayed behind and, using gestures, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.
“I didn’t deserve to win it,” says 24-year-old Fernández Anaya. “I did what I had to do. He was the rightful winner. He created a gap that I couldn’t have closed if he hadn’t made a mistake. As soon as I saw he was stopping, I knew I wasn’t going to pass him. But even if they had told me that winning would have earned me a place in the Spanish team for the European championships, I also think that I have earned more of a name having done what I did than if I had won. And that is very important, because today, with the way things are in all circles, in soccer, in society, in politics, where it seems anything goes, a gesture of honesty goes down well.”
Sir Patrick Moore, who died died 9th December 2012 aged 89, did more than anyone to educate the British public about astronomy and space travel. Most of us are familiar with his monthly Sky at Night programme on BBC Television which attracted millions of viewers and made him the world’s longest-running presenter of a single television show.
Originally I thought about electing Brian May for an award in connection with Sir Patrick’s demise as it was revealed by The Times that he had bought Farthings, Sir Patrick’s house in Selsey, West Sussex for £480,000 in 2008, paying about £40,000 above the market value to ensure the astronomer could stay in the home he had lived in for four decades. According to The Sunday Times, Brian leased the property back to Moore on the same day he bought it – charging ‘one peppercorn if demanded’ for a 25-year lease. A noble gesture for sure but perhaps it is more important to look at the man who found himself in need of this assistance and the reasons why he wasn’t able to secure his own finances.
Sir Patrick bought Farthings for £4,000 in cash in 1967 but the house was never financially secure. Neighbours said Sir Patrick instead spent his money on telescopes, annual New Year’s Eve parties for the village and helping young astronomers through university. Neighbour Eileen Nolan, 73, said: ‘He never was aware how much money he had or how little he had. He gave away any income he made to the point where he had no security himself except that which his friends supplied’. He wrote more than 70 books during his lifetime, most of the manuscripts banged out on a 1908 manual typewriter. The space enthusiast had an abhorrence of new technology. With his boundless energy and many interests, Patrick Moore could have made a fortune, but he said his astronomy would have suffered.
Patrick Moore (Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore), astronomer, television presenter, writer and Good Guy, born 4 March 1923; died 9 December 2012.