A big thanks for all the great shoots in 2014
I just wanted to write a quick post to thank everyone I’ve worked with this year before the wrapping of presents/ peeling of potatoes/ drinking of mulled wine takes over.
It’s hard to choose the ‘best’ shoot of the year but some in particular that spring to mind were the fabulous shoot across Europe for Enterprise Car Hire with the brilliant team at Dare, the visits across to Belgrade to shoot for VIP Mobile with Leo Burnett Belgrade and Bas Celik production house. Then there were some great trips to Dublin and the Lake District, great shoots for Scottish Power, Sage, Adidas and Premier Inn, shoots out on the Thames at sunset (beautiful for all senses except smell) and in waders in northern European lakes!! Oh and not forgetting being on tour with the McCann Manchester lot this Autumn…and the lovely Specsavers shoots. I have been spoiled!
So I’m hoping for more of the same next year and have asked Santa for more great briefs, more chances to make some great images whilst enjoying the variety of people and locations (oh and some Toffifee). As he never got me the Scalextric I requested for a few years in a row I’m hoping he comes through on this one!
Thanks for reading, wrap up warm, wear yellow wellies and have a good one x
Adidas Superstar and Samba Golf
Shot these earlier in the year for Adidas, nice to see a few new images getting used! We’re up shooting in Scotland this week and longing for some weather like this again (this is especially the case for tomorrows location in the hills above Glasgow, brrrrrrr).
Marianne – Glasgow
I think that beautiful light on recce days should be banned! Its kind of like the new version of the pre shoot polaroid where it would look amazing and then you’d spend the whole shoot trying to get the moment again but on ‘proper’ film!
We hope to see this light again when we’re up there in December, oh but then we’d like some dark foreboding skies as well for the day we’re shooting in the hills…
Chess or lunch?
Been knocking around in Shoreditch today for a couple of meetings and managed to get this shot despite the truly terrible light. I waited for some time to get the right moment of these two diners and wasn’t spotted once despite my new coat which is the brightest blue I have ever seen!
I am very excited to announce that I am now represented by the lovely people at http://www.vue-us.com
Vue have some amazing photographers so I’m very proud to be joining!
We’re back in Glasgow at the moment on a recce for our next Scottish Power shoot but this is from the last one in September. We are big fans of Glasgow and today has only affirmed this view due to eating some amazing Gujarati food (served with a super strong Glaswegian accent) and finding some great locations for December’s shoot – just got to watch out for those Christmas decorations!!
Had an hour or two up in Yorkshire recently and called in at my sisters house which is also, oddly, the house we grew up in. Now my old bedroom where I used to annoy the neighbours by playing drums along with Joy Division and hide bottles of booze from my parents, is painted pink and contains my 6 year old niece!
As my family are by now so used to seeing me with a camera I was able to get some great genuine moments here.
I’m now on with a nice shoot for Boots in Birmingham and then then a few days recce in Glasgow for the next Scottish Power shoot – better dig out those thermals!
New project on my site – National Theatre
Just uploaded the start of a new series of images from the National Theatre. Thanks must go to Ollie, Alice, Emma, Ali as well as Hayley and Ben.
Will write in more depth about the project soon but for now have a look here.
I’ve been enjoying going through this years images over these last couple of days. Here’s an image from a shoot in Camden in the spring that made it into my printed portfolios but never online.
This is the Autumn/Fall that I like, basically summer but a bit colder.
The summer might be gone…
… but I remember how hot this day was – just!
Been taking advantage of the quieter week this week by going through some images that may have got missed along the way.
English seaside resort
Often not the classiest place but great for rainy windows with garish reflections!
We had four great days in Glasgow at the start of September shooting some campaign images and here’s one that wasn’t selected but that I like anyway. I was happy, as always that we cast ‘real’ people and the weather was on side! Can’t believe I’d never spent any time in Glasgow before (well, aside from years ago when playing in bands but that was a blurred memory even at the time!). What a city!
Thanks to Laura and Marianne as well as LPA, we hope to be back soon for more!
I’ve been adding some new images and changing some sections around on my website recently. Still waiting on being able to use the images from my various jaunts overseas over the last few months but here are a few more rowers to look at anyway.
Thanks for looking
Scenic Mountain Railway Journey
Stayed on in Mallorca after our shoot and went on this scenic railway journey to Soller. Well, this was my view for the whole thing, nice to be so close to strangers in a boiling confined space though…erm!
We’ve been over in northern Germany this week shooting for a healthcare brand. A fantastic shoot with beautiful lakes and boats and trees and great casting (thanks to http://www.bigshrimp.de for local production, lovely people!). Of course I can’t show any of that just yet as the job is still going on. London and Kent this weekend and then on to Mallorca.
Here then are two lighting technicians, texting away as they stood in for the actors at the National Theatre from my shoot there last week. Looking forward to sharing more of these when the campaign is up and running.
Sometimes a job will come in that I would quite honestly do for free, or even pay to do and this job is one of them. I was basically let loose around the National Theatre with a lovely brief and fantastic art direction.
As always there will be more shots to come but I love this guy who I found hanging out by the sink in a storeroom!
Next up is Hamburg, better get packing! Thanks for reading.
On tour – again!
Been having a clear out and back up of the laptops today ready for the next busy period and found this image from our Dublin job a few weeks ago. This was from the last day of the shoot where we street cast on the spot – SO much easier in Dublin than in the UK. Dublin was such a great city and we’re hoping that Glasgow is as much fun on our shoot next week.
Then we’ve got Palma and Hamburg after that (would that be Palma-Ham on a flight list?), and then on to somewhere in France (please don’t be Calais!) and back to the UK. Nice to be busy !
Out on the Thames
I love to go out with my camera and document what I find. The aim on this job however was to manufacture some of these moments to still feel totally spontaneous and fresh and I feel really happy with the images. Here’s one for now, I’m looking forward to writing more about the shoot once it’s all live in September.
Thanks for reading!