General Assembly, where I did my front-end web development course, asked me to take portraits of their latest cohort of graduates. These headshots will help them on their way to getting work in their new fields, and make them look professional on LinkedIn and on CVs.
Taking people’s headshots is great because you get to meet many different people all at once, and get to know them for a few minutes.
Most come in saying they hate having their photo taken but leave happy and cheerful that they’re more photogenic than they imagined!
It was a privilege to attend and document Settle’s, a organisation I admire and respect, 5th birthday. People from all walks of life attended the celebration at Toynbee Hall, an historic venue in East London.
Returning to long-time client On Purpose to document and photograph another cohort of inspiring people.
I attended one of their workshops and took portraits of them for the On Purpose website.
These jobs are great because I can learn something during the workshop while taking pictures!
London -> Tokyo -> Kyoto -> Osaka -> Tokyo -> London
Trakke are a wonderful Scottish company. They make all of their bags by hand and make them to last a lifetime. Jess and I have collaborated with them a few times now, and the relationship shows no sign of diminishing. Their bags have seen us through many journeys near and far, around Europe and all the way to Japan.
Here are some shots we got of their smaller messenger bag, the Bairn, in Regents Park in London. The Cumin colour-way was perfectly coordinated with the Autumn colours in the leaves. Shame the weather nor scenery is as nice around London now!
This is the sort of work I love. Meeting the staff, documenting interesting people at work, capturing natural interactions… It’s great fun and keeps me on my toes.
For this shoot, long-time client WA Comms asked me to capture their work for a website revamp, along with shots of the directors and new starters.
We set up both a studio set up for the headshots and group shots, and then shot in ambient light around the office while the staff went about their work, brainstorming and giving presentations.
I’m very pleased with how the images turned out, and I’m proud to see them in use online.
To help Birdsong achieve their mission of making fashion size inclusive, fairer, and more ethical, I was brought on to shoot and edit this video. It was great to see into their supply chain and realise for myself the extent of their commitment to ethical fashion. It runs deep.
If this video floats your boat, you can find the campaign and how to pledge here.
What can be said about a wedding? It was a beautiful occasion for two dear friends and it was a privilege to attend and to document it for them. I wish both well!
A while ago I attended Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at a Roger Gracie academy in my local Gymbox. The head instructor there was preparing to launch his own academy and brought me on to take the photos and build the website for it. We had a lot of fun on the day as the instructors showed their favourite chokes, locks, and moves. What has come from this work is the website and imagery for Grand Union Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
On Purpose works with inspiring professionals to help them get stuck in to become leaders who harness the power of business for good. It’s a great organisation, similar in many ways to the programme I did, Year Here.
I took some photos for them last year, documenting a few of their workshops for their website and other marketing. They asked me back again a year later to get more with their latest cohort. It was great fun to be a fly on the wall during their workshop, and I got to do some portraits of the cohort too!
As I’d just bought a new camera and I was eager to put it through its paces, Roxy and I decided to out to Regent’s Park for a shoot. We were aiming to capture the flowers and foliage of that beautiful park, but we certainly got some strange looks standing in the flower beds!
Roxy also needed some new headshots to refresh her portfolio. We used a super simple window light set up, with a few reflectors and a cloth backdrop, to create a natural look and flattering lighting.
It was a very relaxed shoot because Roxy has a bit of experience modelling and she’s very easy-going.
Check out her instagram if you want to see more of what she’s up to!
IGL2019 brought together nearly 200 senior policymakers, practitioners and researchers from over 25 countries to explore future innovation and entrepreneurship policies.
Nesta’s Innovation Growth Lab (IGL), in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the World Bank Group, the Max Planck Institute and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, held its annual global conference in Berlin, Germany from 21-23 May 2019.
This film has been a long term project. We filmed in two care homes where school children got to learn from and interact with the older generations in their area. It’s a very heart warming thing to see. The kids and adults in the room are always smiling or looking curious; stories are being shared across decades.
If you’d like to learn more about this wonderful organisation, go to their website.
Jessica Biggs and I worked on these images for the bag company Evergoods. They make some of the finest adventure-ready bags in the world, with the founders hailing from Goruck and Patagonia.
For these images, Evergoods wanted shots in an urban environment. These are part of an ongoing project with the brand.
Images by Jessica Biggs.
It’s been a long time since I owned a Leica. I sold my M6 many years ago, and I regretted it ever since. Last week I decided to jump back into the rarified world of Leica cameras, this time with the digital Leica M Typ 262.
The focusing is challenging at first, but the feel of the camera is undeniable. Are they cheap? Absolutely not. Are they unique? Absolutely yes.
Here are some early shots.
Featuring Jessica Biggs.
Sometimes working for charitable causes doesn’t need to be serious. Sometimes, I get to do something a little edgier, like this shoot for Martin’s Charity Fashion Event.
We took over the Disrepute Bar in Kingly Court in central London for the day and set up a glamorous shoot. Everyone worked hard on the day to make the shoot possible. It takes a village to deliver this kind of shoot.
InCommon do a wonderful thing: they bring school age children and retirees together to learn and play. It’s life affirming to document this reunion and see how much enjoyment is had by both sides. Laura and Charlotte do a great job, and if you’d to find out more about InCommon then head over to their website.