Thursday 20 October 2016
Its been a good week for Awards , I managed to pick up 4 Honourable mentions in this Years IPA International Photography Awards in Advertising , Fine Art Portrait, and 2 in Traditions and Culture . The Fine Art work was for my Wolmer Gardens Project , an emotive set of portraits set against the background of a broken family home. The Advertising work was for a Finlandia Vodka campaign I shot over in Finland in the Summer, we had rain machines , mist machines, boats and wetsuits to produce this image , it was a great shoot to do . Then to the Traditions and Culture work , both of these stories I shot in Mexico while on Honeymoon , my wife is incredibly understanding !One on the backstreet cockfighting tradition which was gritty and pretty unpleasent but a big cultural event in this part of Mexico. The other event was the Charro or Charreada ,it came from Spain in the 16th century , Its a female Rodeo event , the meeting of 3 villages riding against each other . The female riders still ride sidesaddle and perform a precision event called escaramuza. Women on horseback were used as decoys during the Mexican revolution,riding off to raise clouds of dust so the federales would think an attack was coming from a certain direction .
Fine Art Portrait- Wolmer Gardens
Traditions and Culture-La Pelea
I was also really pleased to be a finalist at this Years AOP awards in the best Advertising image of the year with my Finlandia campaign again .
Monday 5 September 2016
NICK CLEGG -POLITICS
What ever your views its certainly an incredibly interesting time in the world of Politics in the UK .
Ive just shot former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's cover for his candid account of this time .
He was extremely likeable, we chatted through lots of topics on the shoot from Putin to Arsenals back four . He had interesting views on both .
Wednesday 27 July 2016
I recently shot this portrait of a neighbour of mine Mitch . I'd met him in the pub and he was always ridiculously tanned with vivid blue eyes . It turns out he is a skipper for most of the year which makes sense as I'm sure Camden hasn't exactly been sunshine city ......
Wednesday 1 June 2016
Really proud to win a Yellow Pencil at the D&AD awards for "The Living River"HSBC project .
working with Tom Odonnell from JWT and Will Anderson we headed down Chinas Yangtze River to shoot stills to accompany the amazing sound designer Nick Ryans recordings of the sounds of the Yangtze. Starting on misty day in Shanghai I captured imagery to show the embodiment of the river and the people that work within it , also highlighting the work done by the World Wildlife Fund .
We then went down to Zhouzhuang an ancient water town , then to Chongming Island, Then to the famous first bend of the Yangtze and then on to Wuhan . It was fascinating seeing the changes in bone structure of the locals as we headed down the river,and the landscapes open up . I think the locals were quite suprised to see us , It was really a case of looking for interesting subjects as went along and then approaching them to ask if we could shoot , sometimes I would be marching off across paddy fields in search of an interesting face with great determination , I must of looked quite a sight ...
so congratulations to all the team who worked on this great project
Art Director Mia Silverman
Copywriter Sophie Browness
Creative Director Axel Chaldecott
Creative Director Axel Chaldecott