Category Archives: concept

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

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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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British Beauty

A couple of weeks ago I spent the best part of a week working on a job for L’Oreal. The team were truly ace and it was a wonderful assignment – from start to finish.

The visual idea was to shoot a few interviews and then simply get on the streets and piece together great footage of ‘people’; nice close-ups, slow mo etc. I had to direct, which was a challenge and really quite tiring, but amazing fun and hugely rewarding.

So here it is:

Cameraman: Me

Producer: Cassidy Uggla

Production Assistant: James Finan

Company: Bespoke Banter

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Baby/Lon

Welcome to a rather brilliant production – with a rather exciting cast – and an even more amazing raison d’etre.

The Big House Theatre Company provides an expressive platform for care leavers who risk falling foul of social exclusion. The company is fronted by Maggie Norris, an extraordinarily enthusiastic and determined woman on a mission to ensure these individuals have a voice.

In fact, their most recent production, Baby/Lon, is based on the experiences of the cast, which only adds to the intensity and power of the play, really!

I was asked to shoot some individual shots of the cast in situ. The light was low, eratic, time minimal and the cast ever-so-slightly ruffled after five days of continuous performing…but…it was great fun and an absolute pleasure.

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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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The billboard

Last year, or perhaps even the year before, I was given a great opportunity/job to shoot for a billboard in Barking, London.

At last, it has been mounted (minus lights and a few other bits and bobs) and I am extraordinarily happy.

Here was my first post

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Disruptive Innovation

This was a particularly good job.

Disruptive innovation is quite simply a theory of innovation. It becomes immediately complicated once you delve only minutely deeper than the preceding sentence. For reasons of complexity and cognitive inability I will refer you to a hugely helpful website. Essentially, the aim is to out-manoeuvre the traditional markets and establish an alternative – and usually inferior – solution that will then (hopefully) begin to displace the conventional ‘big boys’.

Anyway…

…welcome to this extraordinarily insightful session of professional brainstorming:

 

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A very willing observer

A few weeks ago I was asked to photograph the various processes involved in developing a ‘pitch’ at the digital ad agency, AKQA. It was fantastically interesting to follow the thoughts and then soon lose them. They were certainly an intelligent bunch of individuals.

Later in the afternoon I set off with an agency colleague to interview and shoot the ethnographic side of the pitch; the animating of target customers. In this case we were meeting an ‘affluent indulger’.

I truly love work like this. A 50mm is all I need.

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