Friday, 11 May 2012

Mary Rose Museum. Portsmouth.

Photographs of the museum currently being built around the Mary Rose.  
Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII.
After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545.  Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.
The new museum will house the remains of the raised ship and many of the artifacts that were also found.

DeBeers Exhibition. Westfield Shopping Centre. London.

 DeBeers opened an exhibition, showcasing their jewellery at Westfield Shopping Centre in White City, that I was lucky enough to photograph.  The exhibition featured their Enchanted Lotus Collection and their brand new Bridal App.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cutty Sark Re-opens in Greenwich.

The 143 year old tea clipper has re-opened to the public after a fire nearly destroyed it during restoration work in 2007.  The core element of Grimshaw Architects’ ambitious restoration plans has been to raise it 3m from the floor of the dry concrete dock in which it has been berthed since the fifties. This subterranean void is now a cavernous visitor and exhibition centre, crowned by the giant spreading hull of the ship overhead.  The remainder of the space above is enclosed by a diagrid glass canopy that extends from the rim of the hull to the former dock edge. The glazing is also solar coated to protect the ship from summer heat.  The ship is supported by 24 steel cradle struts that extend diagonally from the ships upper deck and engineered by Buro Happold.

Friday, 20 January 2012

De Beers Jewellery, New Bond Street

A recent shoot to photograph the brand new interiors for De Beers Jewellery in New Bond Street.  A lovely interior to photograph, the main challenge being the extensive mirrors, glass and reflections.  

Thursday, 19 January 2012

#drawmystory by Lizzie Mary Cullen and Base Creative

A film I shot documenting London Web Design Agency, Base creative and Lizzie Mary Cullen in a social media experiment.  Starting on Wednesday 23rd Novmber 2011 at 1pm, for 48 hours, Lizzie drew non-stop on the studio wall of Base Creative.  The idea was to create a story illustrated on the wall, drawn purely from tweets sent in.  Each tweet would be line of a story or a full sentence.  As long as the hash tag #drawmystory was used, they were considered for the wall illustration.
This is the film of the experiment from start to finish and shows the toll the drawing develop and the toll48 hours without sleep takes on Lizzie.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Absolutely Magazine Fashion Shoot, a behind the scenes short film.

A behind the scenes look at a recent fashion shoot for Absolutely Magazine.  The idea of a film came about as they wanted to  publicise that all their fashion shoots are original highly planned events, shot at local locations and and not just bought in library images.   The shoot took place at First Floor Portobello in Notting Hill and was filmed and edited by myself.
There is a longer 3 minute version, which I might post at a later date. 
The only hurdle I faced was that the rooms were  incredibly dark with little in the way of available light. Fortunately that just ads to the ambiance which is further enhanced by the music of Robert Johnson.
The fashion photographer is Mike Blackett with styling by Charlotte Kewley. The images as they appeared in the magazine are included in the film.