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Farnborough Airport Rebrand



I’ve had the honour of shooting for Farnborough airport for a decade now.

Last year saw the rebrand of the business having previously been operated by TAG

I found myself last summer at the top of the inevitable cherry picker capturing these shots of the new branding.

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BTS : Shooting big productions safely



Click for lots of BTS imagery on this project.

Inmarsat’s marketing agency approached me late last year to explore shooting a range of stills and video assets for a global campaign, to support their Enterprise division.

Having undertaken a similar campaign shoot for them in South Africa a few years ago it was obvious that we would again need a remote overseas location.

I have extensive knowledge of the UAE having lived and worked there at the beginning of my career. The varied remote landscapes and production support made this the obvious choice.

The world in 2020 was a very different place so the agency, client, producers and myself decided to approach the shoot with a robust set of about 15 “Proceed” / “Postpone” decision points. These strict thresholds applied to any changes in business travel advice and of course real world circumstances.

As it transpired by shooting in January we completed the project safely ahead of enhanced travel restrictions in February.

These were the measures applied to the team :

2 weeks crew isolation prior to travel

4 Covid PCR tests inbound and outbound and 1 Lateral flow test

12 days on location before returning

Crew “bubble”

Wilderness / Safety guide vaccinated

Production crew PCR tested

10 days quarantine upon return

Total project commitment = 36 days!

 

 

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2021 Reel



Its great nowadays to be able to work in both video and stills mediums.

Here’s my current Reel https://vimeo.com/447768605

With the tough economic climate it’s important to be able to tailor our video offering to the budget available.

From straightforward “Self Shooter” work where I handle everything to lightweight crews of myself and a camera op, and for complex productions involving many parts I’m lucky to have the production support of full service video production company Preen in Wapping.

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Women in STEM



Women and girls belong in science.” This was the message of UN Secretary General António Guterres’s speech in celebration of the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science held on Thursday 11th February 2021.

Around the world, virtual events marked the day that shines a light on the incredible work of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aims to encourage more girls to study STEM subjects. Recently, major advances have been made in increasing the representation of women in STEM. In 2019, the UK Government announced that, for the first time ever, more than one million women were in the STEM workforce. In addition, in 2019, the number of women in engineering roles had almost doubled compared to a decade before.

Despite this progress, “even today women and girls are being side-lined in science-related fields due to their gender.” said UNESCO Director-General Aubrey Azoulay following the publication of a UNESCO report calling for increased inclusivity in STEM. According to the current report, only 33 percent of the global STEM workforce is female. Internationally women have generally reached parity in university study: 45-55 percent of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 44 percent of PhDs are now awarded to women.

I shot these for KLM Engineering a couple of years ago.

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Global B2B campaign for Inmarsat



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This project was enormously satisfying to shoot given the world we currently live in.

A new global B2B stills and video campaign for Satellite company Inmarsat.

A vast amount of pre production by me and my excellent UAE producers. I’m satisfied we took every reasonable precaution to make this project happen responsibly and the results hopefully will speak for themselves.

Some interesting stats

Distance travelled in UAE : 720km

Crew size excluding talent : 12

Total frames captured : 2520

Total video clips captured : 63

Earliest alarm set : 0400

Biggest challenge : Fog

Countries “recreated” : Syria, Saudi, United States and Nepal

I will write another post soon on the safety logistics surrounding this project.

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Porsche Taycan Production Line



These were taken exactly 1 year ago today. In the weeks leading up to the UK lockdown I found myself at Porsche’s manufacturing base at Zuffenhausen in Stuttgart .

I was there to shoot the new, all electric Taycan on the production line.

Porsche have become the first car company to adopt a robotic transport system to move the cars during the production process in a system called “flexi-line”

The cars are built on three floors from top to bottom before being transferred by conveyer bridge to the loading terminal.

Inspired by the red welding curtains, my interpretation of these shots included a graphic red border treatment.

Shot on the Leica S and SL

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Night Blazr, Crowdfunding



Great to head out into Wapping with Creative Director and design guru Jason Coleman, last week.

Jason is developing a brilliant new lighting system for bike riders.

NightBlazr is designed for safety conscious commuter and cycling enthusiasts. This patented wearable technology fits effortlessly over a standard cycle helmet; providing unique 360º visibility.

NightBlazr allows cyclists to be distinctly visible, providing additional awareness for motorists and pedestrians. It uses flexible electroluminescent bands that fit around the helmet.

A simple nightime video and stills shoot to provide marketing assets for the crowdfunding launch.

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Cayman T for Porsche



UK weather in the winter is always a challenge. Shot in December at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.

With this shot we were blessed with a 30 second window of back lit rain and this was the net result.

I felt we captured something a little special here. Great post by Nick Humphries.

 

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Exciting new work coming soon



I cant wait to share a new global B2B campaign in the coming weeks. Hoping the image embargo will be lifted soon.

Shot for a longstanding client in the Space technology sector – watch this space!

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Request the Mini Book



I predict printed portfolios will experience something of a revival in 2021.

If you commission automotive photography why not get ahead of the curve and call in our Auto mini book now.

It comes sterilised, with box fresh cotton gloves and a little token of our appreciation to keep.

Delivered to your office or home and return shipping sorted by us, just pop in the mail bag after viewing and we will arrange everything else.

Call my agent Helen in London or Charlie in New York to book your slot .

UK : +44 7753759507 , NY : +1 917-686-9959

Enjoy.

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BTS : Porsche Cayman and Cayenne shoot



A great, well organised shoot for Porsche a couple of weeks ago. It always helps when the product is this gorgeous. Mixed lighting conditions presented some challenges but good results in the end. Thanks to the team at Porsche Centre Norwich for their support. Oh and in case you are wondering I am attached to my safety harness in the back of the Cayenne chase car.

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Yas Marina Finale



I’m looking forward to the F1 Season finale this weekend. Its been a challenging process staging F1 in 2020 but despite the limitations it’s still made great entertainment.

These were shot a few years back on a scorching July afternoon. Thanks again for the team at Yas Marina for supporting us that day.

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River Blackwater



I’m in the middle of shooting a long term drone project on this river valley, situated just 2km from my home.

If ever I need reminding why I moved out of London, its moments like this.

An amazing morning of low lying mist.

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BTS : Versius Surgical Robot



Great fun using a car cove for something a bit different this year.

Shot pre lockdown but only just released from embargo.

Long term client CMR Surgical called us in to shoot a new campaign and web photography of their surgical robot.

Versius is a next-generation surgical robot. It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of patients, surgeons and surgical teams alike.

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2020 Jaguar F Type



There is no denying that the job is easier when the product is this beautiful.

A great lifestyle shoot with perfect models and my talented team.

Making the most of the last days of Summer.  We did fight with the wind a little but turned it to our advantage.

Models : Alex Fia and Sergio Verdu

Hair and Make up : Simone Beyleveld

Stylist : Michelle Miller

1st Assistant : Lara Chandler

 

 

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BTS : Jaguar I-Pace in Canning Town



On a chilly October morning my amazing team worked on this shoot in Canning Town, London capturing the all electric 2020 Jaguar I-Pace .

A staggering product. Don’t criticise electric until you have driven it… its where we are heading and it genuinely excites me.

Thanks also to our brilliant model Emma Cargill.

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Jaguar I-Pace interior details



The I-Pace electric Jaguar is an astonishing product with a highly desirable cabin.

Here’s some interior captures taken a couple of weeks ago.

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F1 Simulators



I’ve just completed a great little project for Cranfield Simulation.

Their products accurately reproduce a realistic driving experience utilising proven technology that has been adopted by F1, F2, GT, LMP and NASCAR teams as well as various road car manufacturers.

Shot on location at Cranfield University under full Covid protection protocols. Post production by my uber talented retoucher Nick Humphries.

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Drive In Movie shoot



My first directly Covid related job last week.

Shooting for one of my oldest mates, I captured an on-trend Drive in Movie at Warwick Castle.

Orbital Sound supply an incredibly clever mobile speaker and touchscreen module for moviegoers to put in their car giving them a powerful audio experience. Stills and video assets shot in driving rain, which is always challenging.

After wrapping I had a bit of self indulgent fun shooting a couple of multiple exposures.