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The good folk at Modular People commissioned me to shoot some studio portraits of Australian DJ - Beni. The brief was to shoot strong, clean portraits for the excellent Hattie Stewart to work on and make into a series of covers for upcoming releases. This is the first EP - Love on the Run
Some of the shots are being used for promo.
Swearin’ for Wichita Recordings
Over the last few months I have be working on another craft maker film following on from Semblance, made for illustrator Von.
Mccaul Goldsmiths, based on Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell got in touch and commissioned me to make a short film showing the some of the processes they use in making their jewellery. Unlike a lot of larger jewellers they make everything from scratch in house. It was fascinating to see the beautiful equipment in use and modern style they have developed. Long time collaborator Andy Telling came onboard to make a unique soundtrack and Jon Leese did a great job grading the final film.
You can see the film here
The 1975, shot for Dirty Hits. Currently number 1 in the charts.
I had the pleasure of visiting some old friends for Paper Journal.
See the interview and images here - Studio Visits
I had the pleasure of photographing these guys for the 50th issue of Loud & Quiet, they really do love pina coladas!
See the online article here.
Von is an illustrator based in London who releases limited edition prints under the title Semblance. He commissioned me to shoot and edit a short film documenting the process that goes into making the Intaglio Gravure print. I visited the lovely guys Artichoke printmakers in Brixton and Von in his studio. See the film below.
You can buy the print here. ShopVon
Article on Von featuring the video on Cool Hunting
I have updated my website (yes I know it looks similar to the last one!) with new and larger images, including a new series on The Computers and recent work including pictures from Primavera Festival and for The Guardian.
Tip - Try using the arrow keys when navigating pictures. Its pretty nifty.
My friend Patricia has started a new site called Paper Journal, an online magazine focused on contemporary visual arts.
She asked me to undertake some studio visits photo stories and we evolved this idea into a series of audio slideshows.
I have uploaded some new photographs to chronicles, my snapshot blog. These shots are all from the last few months and taken on my trusty point and shoot camera.
The good folk at The District commissioned me to shoot a bank of images for the new 2014 prospectus and website of Norwich University of the Arts. This included student portraits and images of the campus and facilities. Its always great to work with The District as their design always gives photography space to breathe alongside the vital information that needs to be conveyed. You can see some screen grabs for the website below along with a few of my favourite images.
Just before Christmas I was commissioned to shoot Palma Violets, fresh from performing on Jools Holland, they played an intimate show in their practice space. I would say it was the smallest gig I have ever been to, let alone photographed. I was pretty glad I had my wide angle lens with me.
The pictures are starting to make the rounds including a feature and calendar picture in Japanese music magazine, Rockin On’.
I was very flattered to be included in the 2012 NME photography awards exhibition at the Getty Images gallery in central London.
The original image is part of an editorial commission from Loud and Quiet on the Maccabees return to Brixton Academy.
The exhibition is on until 1st December.
My friend and film maker Andrew Telling invited me to come and work on a short film commission for Rapha. We traveled to the Dolomites mountains in Northern Italy for five days to follow and film Phil Deeker and the riders on the second of the three Cent Cols Challenge tours.
It was an adventure of epic proportions, from driving along steep mountain passes in the mist to careering down hairpins to find the best vantage points, grabbing quick espressos in sleepy little Italian villages whilst capturing the spectacular locations and the inspiring determination of the riders. It was an experience I will not forget for a long time.
Find some more images from the trip. http://owenrichards.co.uk/rapha