All shenanigans from a recent roadtrip to Jugon Les Lacs were not documented by myself. Opting to take pictures of the scenery instead; I have ended up with many pictures of cows and cobblestones.
Last week I laid eyes on this shoot by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine (March 2010), styled by Karl Templer. I had originally pulled it aside as image research for a music video us (design studio) are working on. It’s slightly raunchier than my normal image pulls for my blog, but I resonated with the overall feel of the story; a debauched, slightly glamorous, squat party we would all like to stumble upon, in the early hours of the morning after the night before. More reason to post a Karl Templer shoot now, as I have been asked to prep for the next few days on his Mert + Marcus cover shoot for Interview Magazine.
One of my favourite shoots from Spring/Summer comes from Arena Homme+, photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Jane How. “It Couldn’t Happen Here” took place in Doncaster where McLellan hails from, starring; Dree Hemingway, Imogen Newton, Tom Lander and Darryl from D1 Models. It reminds me of a marginally more glamourous version of Somerstown and This Is England, and echoes those feelings of nostalgia and reckless youth that we all yearn for from time to time.
Big up to my boys at us (design studio) and DELS (aka Kieren Dickens). The music video the boys directed for DELS had it’s exclusive premier on Dazed Digital today, and the song was played on Radio 1 non-stop this weekend just gone. Recently signed to Big Dada, who also represent Diplo, Roots Manuva and Wiley amongst others; you can view ‘Shapeshift’ here and watch those talented boys sky-rocket.
By The Naked And Famous, hailing from New Zealand. Already overplayed; refuse to grow up, begin your obsession and plug your ears in here. Everything else can wait.
A friend of mine recently directed a commercial for cycle safety. Ghosts is a reminder of all those lives lost on our busy roads; it provokes a quiet reflection on the ghostbikes that we encounter everyday, but sometimes can be overlooked in our usual haste. As always, Christopher Hewitt’s direction is beautifully executed and Ghosts will stay with you for some time. See more work here from the Lancashire boy in the Big Shmoke.
My 25th birthday spanned over a few days (of course!) and included: a random trip on the London Eye (first time for everything), a parental visit, a Vodafone shoot thrown in for good measure, drinks at a newly discovered QUIET pub up the road, a sweaty 90s dance-off at The Alibi, playing drunken frisbee in the flat after some dimsum and very spicy pizza, hangover day in the park with gourmet picnic and Pimms, rounders, an amazing Victoria Sponge (consumed only in Victoria Park), beautiful presents and monging out on the sofa to a film. PERFECTION.
On a recent trip to The Wapping Project (via the new Overground, very exciting, very smooth), I went along to the 30th Anniversary Exhibition of Ally Capellino. I was actually after a AC30 canvas tote bag, but there were none on sale in sight, much to my disappointment, but I had a fun day nonetheless; looking through the archive, exploring the grounds, including the rooftop lily pond and bee houses kept for the restaurant’s honey, albeit slightly dangerous clambering through ladders and locked gates at some height. After that, a stroll along the idyllic Thames’ beachfront (believe it or not) back to civilisation.