Birkbeck Talent Video Series

Birkbeck, “London’s evening University” recently commissioned me to create a series of videos for the newly launched Birkbeck Talent a bespoke recruitment service for students and recent graduates. It’s a great service, for more info check it out HERE. Below are a selection of the final videos.

Pentagram re-brands GWR

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Commonly known as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’ and ‘The Holiday Line’ because it connected citydwellers to Cornwall and the West Country. Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway was recently re-branded by Pentagram. Reviving the old name of the railway, this contemporary brand identity is certainly aware of it’s history.

 

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Sunday Assembly – Yule Rock!

Sunday Assembly – the ‘Atheist Church’ offering non-believers a different take on traditional religious service brought over 900 people together to celebrate christmas and community… Yule Rock was a riotous, tinsel-filled sing-a-long – plenty fun, as can be seen in the film they commissioned…

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Star Wars + Secret Cinema

I was recently asked to shoot some promo images for the new Secret Cinema experience…if you’ve been living in a hole … or perhaps a galaxy far, far away you might not have heard that this year the immersive cinephilic supremos are offering up Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

 

As you’d expect with Secret Cinema it’s proving to be quite* popular… check out the press and find out more below:

 

*massive understatement

 

 

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Dolce & Gabbana

I spent the day with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana: ever charming and (as I’m sure you are aware) not afraid to speak their mind, they were in London this week to give some one-on-one advice to London’s next generation of fashion designers….

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Needless to say, their visit got a bit of press coverage…

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Punchdrunk: Against Captain’s Orders

Great to see one of the images I shot for the new Punchdrunk show – “Against Captain’s Orders” – in the Arts section of today’s Telegraph. The new Punchdrunk Enrichment show (for 6 to 12 year olds) is on now at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, as you’d expect from Punchdrunk, it’s fantastic! WARNING for all Punchdrunk fans: No child, NO ENTRY!

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Paul Smith AW15

Check out the timelapse I created for the recent Paul Smith AW15 show. This short documents the 12+ hour set-build… enjoy!

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BBC Radio 4 – Erasing Enoch

If you missed it on Radio 4 last night then fear not – there’s still time to catch this excellent documentary on multiculturalism, the Conservative party and the importance of the BAME vote in the forthcoming general election. It was a pleasure working with Matt Hill and PPM Production on this to create the BBC iPlayer collateral.

 

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Babyliss Pro

Highlights from recent PR shoots for BaByliss Pro stylist tools… stand by for awesome hair!




CSM / C&W defining the future of fashion

BA Fashion, Communications and Promotion students from CSM were invited to design a fashion event to showcase THE FUTURE OF FASHION.
In partnership with global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield this live event is set to take place at CSM in February 2015 and promises to be pretty damn immersive!

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read more HERE

Guildhall Portraits

This year I’ve been working with The Guildhall School of Music & Drama as part of their major re-brand. They commissioned me to photograph student portraits as well as document life on campus in the Barbican. To see the new look Guildhall click HERE

London Kids overrun City Hall

Masses of children + a room full of musical instruments + London Mayor Boris Johnson = Entertainment.

 
The Mayor’s Music Fund is a super worthwhile charity enabling talented children from all London boroughs to receive music scholarships… these live-wire scholars don’t just sound excellent, they take a great photo too!

 

From The Archive: Rice Paddy Workers

I stumbled upon these portraits that I took in Jharkand Province, India back in 2011 for German charity L.U.C.Y Hilfswerk. As well as covering all their frontline outreach work, self-help groups, free schools, drop-in centres and HIV/AIDS Clinic I spent an enjoyable afternoon ankle deep in mud, photographing these rice paddy workers …

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Mercado

Just back from Mexico, where I had time to visit the oh so impressive Mercado Lucas de Galvez… the chaotic, colourful and convivial central market of Merida. Where else could you find a religious statue avenue, a cobbler in the Fishmongers section and cheery old ladies manning bookstalls replete with Lucha Libre magazines, children’s books and second-hand pornography!

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Dr Marten’s Global Launch: The Spitfires

Just about the only thing I can publish from the AW14 Dr Martens Global Launch is the entertainment (courtesy of THE SPITFIRES) who played a set in the wee small hours. The trio, clad in DM’s were dressed to impress and sounded the part too…

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Pure Impact Muay Thai

Night time training session at Pure Impact Muay Thai in Blackpool.

 

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TONI & GUY

Beautiful women, beautiful hair, enough said. PR and product shots for Toni&Guy / JWT
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Breakfast with Boris

 

The ever entertaining Mayor Boris Johnson took to the stage at Mansion House to raise money for The Mayor’s Music fund. The equally entertaining and inspiring Jon Snow led an animated conversation on topics such as Europe, Public Transport and of course the importance of music!

(go to the Mayor’s Fund page)

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London Fashion Week: Palmer//Harding SS14

Behind the scenes at Palmer//Harding – London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014.

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Living Legend: Don McCullin

London’s South Bank: I had the great honour of photographing legendary photojournalist Don McCullin. We had a chat about Finsbury Park just before he received (yet another) honorary doctorate. This truly inspiring icon is still at it: check THIS feature.


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New CONTACT HandEbook just arrived…

Just received this in the post today – the new Contact HandEbook, now printed in a new handy size – the perfect accessory for your clutch or iPad Mini (!!)
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Outstanding! The Working Men’s College

Following an Ofsted report which classified the Working Men’s College in Camden as OUTSTANDING staff and students from the college ‘took to the streets’ to share the news and celebrate!

(click here to see more)

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PIGEON WEEKENDING

Pigeon Weekending – was shot at the British Homing World Show of the Year, the two-day gathering of pigeon fanciers held in Blackpool, each January. Three sets of portraits, shot over the course of a weekend are studies of the faces behind this age-old traditional pastime. Being a Sandgronian (someone from Blackpool) I grew up aware of Pigeon Weekend and the difference it made to this seaside town in the depths of winter. However, I never really knew what it was about, who took part in such an event and of course, why?

 

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THOMAS HEATHERWICK

I had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Heatherwick: Designer of London’s new red double decker bus and the Olympic Cauldron for the London 2012 games. Heatherwick was in inspirational form at the Global Design Forum, clearly in his element whilst in conversation with Daniel Charny.
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KEANE Album Launch

Streamed showcase of Keane’s Album: ‘Strangeland’. In front of a live audience of competition winners and management from Universal and Island Records. The performance and Q&A was streamed live on Amazon, in association with LOVEFiLM.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Closer Days

Way back when, before buses were cool and drummers were the power behind a band, these guys were kicking up a storm in South London...

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