Category Archives: black and white

All about time

It’s been a while but I am back. Back at last and it’s a wonderful feeling.

Loads of video work and some super stills assignments in far away lands and now I am here, stirring, whirring and coiled like a soft spring.

It’s about time; I am not finished yet!

This is a promo I made for a very good friend of mine. He has an undeniable and innate talent for all things beautifully crafted. I suggest you all take a good look at his work. Hugely keen to do more of these sweet little things

These two edits were a pleasure to shoot. My colleague is an absolute star and so easy to work with.

A Bespoke Banter production/Produced by Catrin Griffiths/Camera and sound, me

This edit was great fun and shot in a brilliantly incongruous setting. The light, however, was much too bright and really quite unhelpful…as were the rush hour beeps, bumps and bangs.

A Bespoke Banter production/Camera and sound: Me

These are always good shoots, if not ever-so-slightly intense.

A Bespoke Banter production. Camera: Me and lovely Adam Fletcher (on super slow mo!)

This was crazy! My stills for this can be seen here

A Bespoke Banter production with me on camera.

In this one, I shot Topshop, Erdem and Hakaan Yildirim. This is the no faces edit

Another wonderful Bespoke Banter production.

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Lord Mayor’s Show, London

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Lord Mayor’s Show, London

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Paris, France

There’s more to come!

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Kent and Curwen

My first ever attempt at shooting a fashion show! Madness. I never thought I’d find myself working on these jobs – but I am far from complaining!

This was an edit shot for historic British brand, Kent and Curwen, courtesy of clever communications company, Bespoke Banter.

Thoroughly enjoyed every single – sweating-it-out – minute.

Company: Bespoke Banter

Director: Scott Wimsett

First Camera: Me!

Second Camera: Sam Orams

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John Stoddart and The Society Club

The other day I met prolific celebrity and glamour photographer, John Stoddart – and I was ever so slightly nervous.

Mr Stoddart has shot the likes of Arnold Schwarznegger, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese amongst many more. They are great photos shot with panache.

The images will comprise part of a feature to be published in the wonderful Kent based magazine, The Weekender

I am still waiting to develop the portraits shot on my Bronica.

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The Portrait and the Actor

I am relatively new to portraiture, and how unfortunate that may well be! It’s a brilliant photographic discipline and one I ve grown greatly attached to. My! how I underestimated its power. Portraits of the documentary sort will arrive here soon.

These shots were taken for an aspiring actor and actress. The set-up was simple to say the least and comprised merely a sofa, a window, window ledge, and quite necessarily, a face. Natural light and a neutral backdrop also helped.

I am keen to get some more head shots under my belt so do get in contact if at all interested.

Both images cropped to 8×10.

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Martyrs Day: Altab Ali park

I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon spent with these guys.

Last Friday, I was kindly asked to cover preparations for Martyrs Day in Altab Ali park, Whitechapel. The green space was in dire need of regeneration. A group consisting of both Central St Martins students and the local Bengali community spent the weekend painting the most elaborate and wonderful of designs. Unfortunately for me, I only saw glimpses of colour, but already, the park had been re-oxygenated  and brought back to life.

Martyrs Day is significant. On 21 February 1952, Pakistani riot police shot and killed dozens of students and activists in a now independent Bangladesh. They demanded national recognition of their native Bengali language. Thousands visited the park on Sunday to pay their respects to the fallen protesters of the Bengali Language Movement.

It’s pleasant being involved in such projects.

Architect and artist

The designer of the Bengali paintings

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The Visitor; OKAY STUDIOS

Leonard Street, Shoreditch

19 Sept – 26 Sept

This exhibition, aptly titled ‘The Visitor’, explores the concept of visiting – but through objects. There are some great works on show, not to mention some brilliantly named pieces; ‘How’s the Weather’, and ‘Homeless Sweet Home’, to pick only a few.

Artists:

Shai Akram & Andrew HaythornthwaiteRoger Arquer, Ed Swan, Eelko Moorer, Jordi Canudas, Jorre Van Ast, Liliana Ovalle, Oscar Narud, Mathias Hahn & Tomas Alonso

'Homeless Sweet Home', Jordi Canudas

'Homeless Sweet Home', Jordi Canudas

http://www.rogerarquer.com/work/cendrillo/

'Cendrillo', Roger Arquer

'Sputnik', Roger Arquer

'Mark Makers', Ed Swan

And this has been a nightmare to shoot. ‘How’s the Weather’ is proving quite the task.

'How's the Weather', Shai Akram & Andrew Haythornthwaite

Do check out the links above for more information.

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Queen of Hoxton Exhibition

All photos are under copyright and belong to George P Ramsay

It must have been early last year, perhaps even the year before that; I must find out in any case. A friend, Hunter Skipworth, and I were asked to shoot twenty photographs for a new bar, the Queen of Hoxton, found between Bishopsgate and Hoxton.

I’d never been so fortunate before this, and I became rather unstuck in the preparation for the opening night. It was a tough deadline. That said, despite the problematic mounting of the photos on the wall and all others worries, it was great fun  – and highly rewarding.

We decided to shoot both in black and white and colour.I took the black and white, and this is the result (some of which I am unsure, but we were only novices).

They are still on show and are available to purchase.

Homerton Grove, Hackney

Pinball Geoff, Stoke Newington

Mr Barry P, Aldgate East - notice the Gherkin through the window

Perfect Fried Chicken, Homerton, Hackney

Celestial Pastor, Hackney Downs

Hackney Downs

South American butcher, Mare Street, Hackney

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