We're intensely proud of our beer artwork and think that their creator deserves all the recognition for them. Introducing Sasha Hitchcock, professional photographer and illustrator.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I live in West Berkshire and met Tom while serving his pints at the local pub during his time working for West Berkshire Brewery. Now I work as a photographer and illustrate on the side for Errant. My photography discusses the politics of the food industry, and my illustration is just for a bit of fun!
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Ironically, considering my work is very precise and detailed, I actually love expressive and loose illustration. I was a massive fan of Derek Hess growing up and my favourite type of art is quick life drawing sketches.
Photography wise, I grew up in a vegetarian family and had preconceived views about the meat industry. I met a local deer stalker who took me out on a shoot and allowed me to document the process. I now spend a lot of my time documenting food scenes to provide a more transparent view on the food and hunting industry. My current project looks into trophy hunting.
What’s your favourite pump clip you’ve drawn so far?
Flintlock, I have considered having it as a tattoo.. (We whole-heartedly approve of this btw)
Anything you’d really love to draw in the future?
A bear, a camera. Also maybe something film related?
Captain Planet or Biker Mice from Mars?
Biker Mice from Mars, childhood obsession
East 17 or Boyzone?
Blue Oyster Cult
What is your spirit animal?
A moose - clumsy, lanky, and stubborn
Which Spice Girl are you?
I was too busy playing with Lego
To see more of Sasha's fantastic photography, visit: http://www.sashahitchcock.com