It's a real honour to be selected as a finalist in the sport's moving image category, at The AOP Photography awards for our film HYDRO-K this year. Apparently the finalist places have been fiercely contested across all the awards categories this year, with judges expressing how the exceptional calibre of entries has made the judging process so difficult. So it goes without saying how happy we are to be included! Winners will be announced live at the AOP Awards Showcase on Wednesday 20th of April 2022. This image will be included in the event exhibition and will also feature in the annual 2021 AOP Awards Book, well worth getting your hands on a copy if you can.
I travelled over to Murcia in Southern Spain to shoot this documentary series with Bombay Sapphire for the launch of their new Premiere Cru gin. Big thanks to Studio Yes who are a great bunch to work with.
The kind folks over at AML London have let me put my work up in their lovely office in The Tea Building. Providing an antidote to winter in London, this is a warm and playful series produced in Southern Spain. For many, van life is much more than a traditional camping holiday. It represents a shift in how we think about wellbeing and the society in which we all live. A sub-culture of minimalists embracing a simple life. Searching for a sense of community whilst creating time to facilitate the things they want to do. Thanks to my agent Peter Bailey London for arranging the exhibition.
The Fell Runner is doing well on the short film circuit - nominated as a finalist in the AOP awards, official selection (and screening) in The Oxford Short Film Festival and official selection in another four very well respected festivals. You can watch the film here if you've not managed to see it yet.
My image of Jason has been used in a campaign created by CDM London. Big thanks to my agent Peter Bailey London.
Kelsey 'Hydro' Miller is not just a dancer. He's more of an artist who explores and expresses movement in a uniquely poetic way. The film offers a window into his world, his iron cast resilience in the face of a life altering diagnosis and how this experience has shaped his outlook on life's challenges.
I recently shot the 'For Them' life insurance stills campaign for Legal & General in London, with the great people at Oliver Agency. The Peter Bailey Company won the work for me and Pop 35 did a lovely job on the post production. We shot this campaign on the back of the TVC, directed by a really nice chap by the name of Ben Williams.
My Dad used to be a fell runner in his youth sparking the initial inspiration for this film project. Fell-running is a sport that involves running over mountains. Gruelling marathons of more than 20 miles which still remain mostly unknown local events. This is a portrait of Calum from Cumbria, a new school fell runner with his feet firmly in the old school. We gave ourselves two days to film the project, recording Calum’s voice-over in a pub near Windermere. Lugging the Pelli cases and camera gear up steep mountain tracks was a real test on the team, however everybody was keen to do their best and it certainly was a labour of love.
Earlier this year I spent four days at Mount Pleasant Studios with Hogarth and Publicis Paris who commissioned me to shoot stills and direct the brand’s new TVC for Pure Life spring water. We shot the moving image on a green screen cove, working with a VFX supervisor in order to add things like exploding fruit in post production. Alongside this we had a stills set running so talent could jump from one to the other which was a fun and dynamic way of working. We produced two 10 second films plus 10 images per day - the images were all similar to the above; interchanging cast and moving through a range of products from bottles to cans and all the different flavours too. A great big thank you to my lovely agency Peter Bailey for winning the work.
New work from a recent project for OMD Worldwide. We travelled three continents to document the culture of global media communications agency OMD to celebrate their staff at work and play. This shoot was unique because it was commercial by nature, yet we photographed real people in an authentic way - so more of an editorial feel really. Very small team, documentary style, being present whilst capturing the passion and uniqueness of the people we met. Continuously meeting warm, kind and amazing people in each city we arrived in. The project was a dream come true - combining my love of travel and lifestyle photography. The image featured was taken at OMD HQ in New York.