Earlier this month I spent one summery day with the guys at Banda. They’re a property development agency based in the expensive part of London – not that anywhere is free from forceful expense here.
I was there to shoot seven ‘loose’ portraits, a number of miscellaneous shots, and a fair few properties dotted about the area. It was great fun for me and since I was kindly driven about and the sun was more than shining, I found it all rather relaxing. It appeared to me more like a day – or at least a long afternoon – of lesser-paced landscape photography.
A good day at the office
‘Daydreaming with…’ is a concept in motion fronted by UNKLE’s James Lavelle. Last year, he and his band of artists exhibited a body of work that set-about developing the ways we experience ‘art’. Conveying music through imagery, both still and moving, is not new, but the modern interpretations of UNKLE’s compositions are truly astounding and particularly interesting.
This year James and his team have decided to abandon the clean-cut walls and polished glass of a gallery, in favour of a dusty but rather impressive church. St Michael’s is found off Camden road, and earlier this week endured some really quite severe alterations.
Fire, alcohol, and a few misplaced words seem all too incongruous in such a setting, but it did happen and it wasn’t too bad.
Welcome to my PR bonanza
Doug Foster's 'Heretics' Gate'
Jonathan Glazer's 'Red Clay'
No doubt a stressed James Lavelle
Xenia is a food stylist. She freelances and works for a plethora of publications.
Not long ago, she asked if I would shoot some pizzas she had made for her column in the Daily Mail. I didn’t say no, put it that way.
They are simple shots but that certainly betrays the intense concentration and attention to detail required – by both involved. All images were tightly cropped about the actual base before being used in print.
Standard pizza base
Chorizo and pepper
Anchovy and sun-dried tomato
Courgette and ham
Rocket and ricotta