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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh off her National Youth Theatre course, Alexandra wanted some new headshots to kick start a new phase in her acting career. We captured a variety of looks and expressions, and I think her modelling experience really came in handy!