I've been busy shooting lots of work for the "notebook" section of Shortlist magazine recently, here are a few of my favourites.
Some new still life work, a series of photographs of my late grandads tools.
A toolmaker his whole working life, he amassed quite a collection whilst working in Alaska, Canada and the UK. I came across these whilst helping my Nan move house a short while back.
My Grandad died when I was 6, so I never really got to know him, so I wanted to show these tools interacting with more colourful and playful objects, reminiscent of my childhood.
We were commissioned by Innocean UK to create some work along the theme of Emotions, for the London Chamber Orchestra's new season of concerts. We created a series of both stills and moving image, using coloured paints and inks, dropped into water, which created ethereal clouds and plumes, mixing together and creating some really beautiful imagery.
Thanks to Dom Sweeney and everyone at Innocean for commissioning us, to Paul Blackshaw and Alex Ingram for helping with lighting and the logistics of moving the tonnes of water we used in the process, and to Tom Stewart for his expert camera operating and advice with the moving image.
The "Coriolis Force", the thing we see everyday when we pull the plug out of the sink, or flush the toilet, or on a grander scale, the force that shapes the direction of cyclones, and the water in our seas. This is the force that, when all other things are equal, is dictated by the rotation of the earth.
Using combinations of water, paint, ink, tea and others liquids, we created these swirling photographs, capturing them as the liquids combined, and freezing this moment with bursts of short duration flash. The results could show far away swirling galaxy, or the iris of your eye, and each photograph we captured proved to be unique.
We recently had a great time creating some ethereal paint clouds for the London Chamber Orchestra and Innocean.
Below are a few behind the scenes pictures, and the final images and film, to follow soon!
We visited Hix Soho, for British GQ to photograph their selection of Gin Cocktails.
Thanks to Ryan and Keith at GQ, to Sam Dixon for her excellent styling work, and to Dustin MacMillan, for his excellent styling ideas and bar tending (and snacks!...)
The rolls royce of hedge trimmers!...
We had a lot of fun/backache carrying a rather large hedge up 2 flights of stairs, to photograph this for WIRED, hopefully it was worth it!