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Bed Head

A month or so ago I hit up Parklife Festival in Manchester to shoot for Tigi Bed Head. I can say, categorically, that the job was thoroughly enjoyable, but the festival itself…well…it wasn’t my cup-of-tea.

I drove up from London with a producer/editor and spent two days shooting behind the scenes, interviews, product shots etc.

And this is what we put together.

Camera: Me

Producer and Editor: Catrin Griffiths

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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Visual Research

A large part of what I do centres about visual research. You receive the brief, the location of where you’re to be shooting and then the you’re off, on towards your destination to illustrate the story using both video and stills.

Simple and I love it.

The following photos and showreel are a small example of what I love best…visual storytelling.

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Max Roach Park, Brixton

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Max Roach Park, Brixton

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Paris

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Edmonton, London

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Docklands Riders, Royal Docks, London

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Eurostar, Brussels

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Royal Marines, Polzeath, Cornwall

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Royal Marines, Polzeath, Cornwall

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Leadenhall Market

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Fight for Peace, Royal Docks

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Cuts protest, Barbican, London

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Guardsman, London

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New York

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Harlem, New York

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Guardsman’s feet, Bramley

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Brick Lane Music Hall, Royal Docks

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Brick Lane Music Hall, Royal Docks

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Guardsman, London

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Shopping, Edmonton, London

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Underground, London

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Guard, London

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Bicycle Festival, Homerton, London

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Flowers near Olympic Park, Stratford, London

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Supper club, London

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Riots, London

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Riots, London

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Shoot, London

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Shoot, London

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Alexa Chung, London

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Guardsman on exercise, Bramley

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Recycling near Warren Street, London

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The tip, north London

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Supper club, London

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Craig Charles, London

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Burma Star veteran, London

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Guard, London

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Guardsmen

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Anthony Lambert OBE and Royal Marine Ben McBean, Cornwall

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Guards, Doncaster

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Repatriation, Royal Wottoon Bassett

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France

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Guardsman, Longmoor

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High School football, Chicago

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Dawn Attack, Salisbury Plain

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Dawn Attack, Salisbury Plain

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Guards, Salisbury Plain

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Queen and Equerries, London

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Guards, Bramley

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Chinese supermarket, Royal Docks, London

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02/09/2013 · 19:16

Cornish Wave IV

For four years now Anthony Lambert OBE has organised an informal, cathartic and hugely exciting few days down in Polzeath, Cornwall. Spinning dits, surfing and a healthy quantity of port reign supreme in what has become a regular and necessary meeting of friends.

A great grouping of wounded Royal Marines, Surf Action grafters and a few lads similar to myself comprise this wonderful lot. It really is a feature of the year and the best, most extraordinary, aspect of this meeting is witnessing the incredible progress made by lads brutally affected by war. It is absolutely inspirational to see their immense strength in adversity and optimism in place of despair. My hat goes off to you lads.

I could only stay a day so photos are limited – and I couldn’t even get in the sea!

Welcome to CW IV.

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COLDSTREAM

Welcome to a PDF book of an imploded project.

Very much to my chagrin this work has fizzled and popped into little more than nothing at all. Consequently I ve decided to make a small photo essay of the photos taken to date.

I am frustrated, annoyed and hunting for a resolution!

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Hard-earned/Well-deserved

Last week a dear friend of mine was awarded an OBE. It was hard-earned and well-deserved!

Surgeon Commander Anthony Lambert OBE has dedicated enormous amounts of his life to wounded servicemen (and NHS patients) – from the operating theatres out in Camp Bastion to the surfing shores of Cornwall. Known informally as ‘Doc’, his extraordinary efforts have undoubtedly made a remarkable difference to the lives of many broken lads and his determination to not just stand-by seems to increase exponentially, year on year.

The Medics Rugby Challenge is an annual event organised by Doc. Do take a look.

Welcome to his surprise party:

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Doc and Andy Grant, an ex-Marine and former patient - now a great friend.

Doc and Andy Grant, an ex-Marine and former patient – now a great friend.

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A very proud Lambert family

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Anthony’s son ‘spinning a dit’

Well done Anthony! He’ll never wear the bloody thing.

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The Collectors Convention

Never have I had the opportunity (nor the thought) to explore the meticulous world of collecting…

…until last month.

An underground car park found mere metres from Charing Cross tube station was our port of call – and the collectors present our subjects of the morning.

Coins, stamps, postcards and cap badges were in absolute abundance.

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