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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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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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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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BTS

Working behind the scenes is great…except…it’s mental, completely mad and relentless!

That all said, I love it, absolutely.

I can only post a sneak-peek at the moment…

…but welcome to BTS on a gigantic Rimmel shoot with a very lovely Georgia May Jagger.

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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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LCM and Fudge

I have now shot my first jobs in the crazed and frenetic world of a fashion show.

London Collections: Men was my first intrepid adventure into the fine art aestheticism of the catwalk. Angles, lines, textures and croissants.

You find yourself in a trance like focus, frantically attempting to cover-off your shot list – all the while fighting off other intrusive pieces of glass, both mirror and lens. It’s ace, particularly when you’re working with a wonderful team.

Although an edit – largely shot by me for another brand – has yet to be signed off, this piece below features a few of my clips towards the end. The rest (and majority) was shot by a most capable cameraman, Martin Roach.

Company: Bespoke Banter

Produced and Edited: Catrin Griffiths

First Camera: Martin Roach

Second Camera: Me!

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