A music video Fallon shot with Wild Palms (One Little Indian) for their single ‘Delight in Temptation’ is now online and available to watch. It was a fun video to make and the team was great at Fallon (James Lowrey and Thomas Ormonde), working with Poppy France yet again on make-up, you can watch the delightful video here.
Last year photographer Amanda Camenisch came over from Switzerland and we shot a beautiful story on the streets of West London. Hair and Make-Up by Daniela Koller and styling assistance from Rebecca England. The shoot has finally made it online to Contributor Magazine and I am particularly pleased as this online creative platform is one of my favourites and I regularly frequent it myself to admire the work of others, so to be featured was extra special. See others’ work on Contributor Magazine here.
My friend and housemate Sophie Gordon has, for the past year or so, slaved away in preparation for the launch of a prestigious collection. Her hardwork and efforts finally paid off a couple of weeks ago when Charles Finch’s CHUCS finally launched with hotdogs, hamburgers, hotties and hunks at Automat of Dover Street, Mayfair. The CHUCS Dive & Mountain Shop is also on Dover Street and is full of amazing cashmeres, shorts and swimwear, all designed by Sophie. The launch has been a huge success, with coverage in both Vogue and GQ, where you can see more of the lovely collection. February 1st was indeed a proud moment in our friendship group; when we could all finally see what Sophie had been ranting and raving on about for the last year or two (!), and what a rollercoaster ride it has been, for ALL of us.
A few weeks before Christmas, photographer David Yeo and I shot a short fashion film. A lovely day spent in the Hasselblad Studio with Poppy France too, as well as Audrey the dog. Here is a still taken from James Farndale’s camera. Hopefully the video will be finished soon and will be posted up for all to see.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO Y’ALL!
An impromptu trip up to Scotland meant we left our London plans behind and with just an hour’s turnover in the flat – having just arrived back from the wedding of the year (congratulations to Nadia and Chris, again!) – we managed to get into Glasgow Airport for 8:30pm New Year’s Eve, then a car ride to our destination which was Pennymore Barn. The nearest point of interest was Inveraray Castle. It was the quietest New Year we have all had for a wee while – not that that stopped us from gallavanting round the hills during the day, but the evenings were spent by the log fire with a drink in hand, after a feast. Perfection.
2010 went by like a flash and certainly had it’s ups and downs, but everything is still going in the right direction. I have high hopes for 2011 for myself as well as my friends and family, it’s going to be an exciting time. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.
Now that Christmas is well and truly upon us, we can start winding down fully. These are the days of being still. A few weeks back I shot with Swiss photographer Amanda Camenisch for Vanity Teen in West London. The story was based loosely around a couple, with hints of Anton Corbijn’s ‘Control’ feel to it. We have a mundanely beautiful story and I can’t wait to see the final edit out early next year. But for now, may this image keep your heart still.
WISHING YOU ALL THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS
A few weeks back, I spent a very cold day trying not to get stabbed on the infamous estate of Thamesmead (yes, it is a council estate I can’t seem to get away from). Christopher Hewitt was directing a short film; the third installment for LG Portugal. What we ended up with is incredibly beautiful and something we can all resonate to; a sign of hope in what sometimes feels like a mundane existence in our cycle of everyday life. I am extremely proud to have worked on this piece, as I’m sure the rest of the team are. Everyone deserves a big thumbs -up. Above are behind the scenes shots courtesy of Rob Lutter, but for the film itself please see here. A ‘Making Of’ was also filmed that can be viewed here. Please let me know your thoughts.
Mid-October saw myself and Barbara Anastacio work together on a shoot forMasquerade Magazine. An all-girl team including make-up artist extraordinaire Poppy France; we spent the day in an obscure pub in Lower Clapton, with a parrot named Reggie. The girls were great to shoot, although one was flu-ridden, but like a trooper, she soldiered on and we got some lovely images. Hope Masquerade can make sense of a story from it! But here is a taste to get a feel for it.