A couple of weekends ago, I spent two nights shivering away on the eerily quiet streets of Canary Wharf. We were shooting a commercial for SmartCars with real SmartCar owners and the agency Weapon7 were responsible for getting us involved. A great team, including photographer Paul Calver, who’s photo I have borrowed for a taste of what’s to come. More images to follow once the project has been completed.
So now we finally see the launch of the promo we shot for Quoc Pham leather cycling shoes, back in September. Another amazing project in the bag with us (design studio), along with photographer Paul Calver, DOP Dave Hallett and music by Frederick Denham-Webb of Pushing Hands. Watch the video here on Vimeo.
So the last few months have been abit mental to say the least, in both working life and personal life. It was all-go and still is, which I shan’t complain about, but finally all our hard work has paid off as we have come up trumps (quite literally) with an amazing music video for DELS’ Trumpalump track, produced by Joe Goddard of Hotchip. A lot of prep went into this, which the dream team delivered on the shoot day at The Russian Club. The video dropped last week, but I have been pre-occupied, so for those who haven’t seen it already via other various forms of online social networking bases, click here to watch the result. For extra laughs, watch the behind the scenes here. An extra well done to the boys at us (design studio) who have recently acquired a rep over at Academy. More amazing projects to follow, I can feel it.
A few weeks ago, the folks at Coggles invited me to make a selection from their menswear collection as guest editor. It was a fun project and great to see what was going down in the land of Coggles; exciting stuff indeed. Have a look here at the final edit to see if anything takes your fancy.
A weekend ago, we saw a trip down to Eastbourne to shoot a promo for Quoc Pham; a high quality bicycle shoe brand that combines fashion and sport. We spent the entire Saturday by the coast (much needed to wake me up) which was a nice change from the bustle of London-town. The next day was spent getting abused in the very busy Columbia Flower Market, trying not to fall in the canal by Broadway Market and finally trying not to get caught filming at The Barbican and Smithfields. You could say we got around that weekend.
Mid-August I was asked to style a new shoot for Urban Outfitters based on street-style and they cast interesting-looking girls from the streets, rather than using models. Working with photographer Sarah Piantadosi and the Urban Outfitters team; we shot all day on location in Dalston and it was lots of fun, the girls were amazing. See the results here.
For the past week, I have been working on the new DELS video with my friend and fellow stylist Florence Raymond. Not only that, but the video was directed by our friends at us (design studio) who out-do themselves with each project, as well as the star of the shoot (apart from DELS of course!); Poppy France with her extraordinary make-up skills of which the shoot wouldn’t have been without. Many talented friends were involved in this and even more helpers, BIG THANKS to all; the shoot lived up to our expectations and more. Watch this space when the video drops next month…TRUMPALUMP!
The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once. Thanks to my lil’bro who re-found this gem.
My Bretagne roadtrip was cut short and I was thrown straight into a shoot for Urban Outfitters, via an ominous flight back with RyanAir, I arrived back to a soggy England. The sun came out for the shoot though. Taking place in a townhouse in Dalston, it was one of the most relaxing shoots I have been on for a long time.