It was great fun to photograph one of the Sex-Ed training days for teachers and practitioners by Split Banana. I certainly learned a thing or two about the sorry state of the subject in schools nowadays! Not that my French school was any better, mind you, but at least I didn’t have the barrage of ‘extra’ information coming at me from the dreaded ~social media~ in my teens…
Hopefully these images help them in their mission to reshape sex-ed for all. Check them out!
Imagine turning up to a job interview in pyjamas. Imagine purposely pouring coffee down your top just before meeting an important client.
Sounds ridiculous right? Well, that’s sort of what it looks when people see your profile online with a zoomed in photo from the last wedding you attended, or that shot your company took on a phone a few years ago.
Wouldn’t it be better to have something sharp and clean, to put your best foot forward? 100%.
Working with repeat clients is priceless. It means that we can develop a style and make better and better work together. That’s exactly what happened with Fat Macys and this crowdfunding video for their new Shoreditch restaurant and training kitchen.
We worked across several locations, interviewing some of the people that make Fat Macys what it is. And best of all, because we’ve worked together before, we had plenty of footage in the archive to tell the story of Fat Macys from the early days.
The result is an authentic video that played a key role in persuading the public to back Fat Macys’ new restaurant and training kitchen. I couldn’t be happier to have been a part of the campaign’s success!
If you’d like do discuss a video for your business, get in touch!
One of the great thrills of being a photographer is solving problems on the day to get the shot we need.
For this shoot, we tried a couple of locations before finally landing on this lovely atrium space (I think it’s just a service area for the air-con) in their offices. Lights were set up, exposure taken, and we quickly got the shot we were after.
A bad image for this article would have given future readers a bad impression of Volcap, but now they have an image that they can reuse from a space they hadn’t considered.
If you have a journalist hounding you for a nice shot for a puff piece, then do send me a message!
You put so much effort into planning your workshops and team away-days, but then the only memories you have from the day—and the only material you have to promote the next one—are grainy photos from your battered iPhone 7 🤦♂️
Wouldn’t it be excellent to have photos that capture the energy of the day, and allow you to really sell the next one to future attendees? I’d say so, and so do On Purpose, who get me back over and over to capture their workshops and photograph the participants.
So if you’d like to me document your next workshop or away-day, then get in touch!
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.
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!
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.
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.