Marc Newson has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation. He has worked across an extremely wide range of disciplines, and his clients include some of the best-known and most prestigious brands in the world, most notably Apple and his involvement with the design of the Apple Watch. Jony Ive described him as The Godfather of Design and Charlie was fortunate to meet Marc recently and photograph him for a feature in The Road Rat magazine.
Adding to his extensive portfolio, Simon has been working on another wonderful motion animation piece; Black Orchid. The music adds to the drama so turn up the sound and enjoy!
Ester was commissioned to shoot stills and moving image for TENA. The overall campaign features real women’s hands and bodies interacting with the products and props on plain, pastel coloured backgrounds, which suited Ester’s aesthetic perfectly.
Charlie is a master of light and has been developing different lighting techniques of late. He recently created these images of his friends children as an experiment blending coloured light.
Simon has been busy of late creating motion animation in CGI which is now part of his extensive body of work. Below are 4 projects he has recently been working on.
Stories Collective have launched their new issue “No-Mind State”. Ester shot the cover Move Like A Jellyfish. In this issue, the idea is to inspire oneself in the beauty of Mushin, where the mind is free of thought and emotion and thus open to everything.
Charlie shot these images of Fresha Strawberry Gin - perfectly refreshing on a sunny Friday afternoon!
Gundula recently shot this personal series Creatures by the Sea. To most, these are branches and rocks that live by the water, but Gundula sees these creatures in a different light, capturing their beauty in her signature style, imbued with a sense of calm.
We are proud to announce that we are now representing artist Abdulla Elmaz. Abdulla beautifully captures raw emotion through his storytelling. His dreamlike lighting and interesting use of positive and negative space, creates a surreal world, leaving a powerful impact on all who view his work.
Leica Fotografie International’s S Magazine recently conducted an interview with Franck Bohbot on his series “The Martian” centred around the model Marta the Martian. The interview gives great insight into the shoot and how Franck likes to work in general. To read the full interview click here: “The Martian”.
Finding creative inspiration during the recent lockdown has been somewhat a challenge. That said, just watching the news and hearing stories about the amazing carers working in the NHS was enough inspiration for Charlie to document some of the doctors and nurses as part of an ongoing series “NHS Heroes”.
The first image is of a nurse called Kari who usually works as an OPD in theatre but has been deployed to work in ICU with critical patients. Thank you so much Kari and everyone else in the NHS for being so brave and doing such amazing work.
Marc was commissioned to shoot a global ASICS campaign; the idea behind “Run Your Rhythm” was to communicate the bounciness of the new Novablast trainers.
The project as a whole was extremely intricate as the environment for both the runners and the product was that of a virtual vinyl record, which required a great deal of precision with angles and perspectives. The shoot involved action and still life photography that worked seamlessly together to create these amazing results.
Franck was recently in Hollywood documenting a march for Black Lives Matter. His images are reflective of the mood in the US and around the world.
In light of recent events, Helena has created this illustration “Color Is No Crime”. Since the lockdown began, she has been working on a variety of personal projects but this seems the most relevant and poignant.
Simon Danaher’s work for Cartier continues; he most recently created these beautiful motion pieces for the launch of Les Épures de Parfum, a new trio of luxury fragrances celebrating “the original resonance and beauty of living nature”. Pur Magnolia, Pur Muguet and Pur Kinkan were developed by Cartier house perfumer Mathilde Laurent.
Shot by Paul Thompson, this image seems more relevant than ever. With social distancing being so prevalent, the workplace could look like this for a while to come as we all adjust to this new way of living.
Today marks the 75th anniversary since the end of World War II. Thank you to all of the ex-servicewomen and servicemen this VE day and every day. To mark the occasion we are sharing this series of incredible Chelsea Pensioners shot by Charlie Surbey.
Play is a photographic study of London’s free outdoor Table Tennis tables, and the latest project by Paul Thompson
Paul has been obsessively documenting human-made objects in the natural environment, almost as still-life settings and formal studies of the objects we pass everyday, but that are yet largely ignored. This is also evident in Paul’s previous works such as Navigate which surveyed the many and varied navigation markers dotted round Britain’s coastline.
Despite a resurgence in the popularity of table tennis, and the growing number of free outdoor tables popping up across London, Play celebrates these forms in all their isolated beauty - as uniquely individual objects of art within the public landscape.
Paul shot each table on large format film over 2 years, with only one exposure made at each location, when the neighbourhood was at its most quiet. Combined with a considered and consistent style, this produces a surreal quality. The pictures are stark, honest and easy to get lost in. They hint at the possibility of connection, whilst lonely in their own world…
About Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson is a photographic artist who has been recognised and honoured by leading institutions. Thompson has exhibited in The National Portrait Gallery 3 times, held solo exhibitions in London and Arles, Thompson has received both a Gold and Silver award from the Association of Photographers, a yellow pencil at D&AD. He was also shortlisted in the Terry O’Neill Photography Award exhibiting at The Strand Gallery London.
In Thompson’s world, art is about sacrifice and dedication, and it shows in the work. In engaging with a rich and layered history of photography and visual art in general, his work also raises questions about the future of our world– the land and the sea– and mankind’s ever-shifting place within it.
Helena was commissioned by premium clothing brand Bellerose to illustrate their latest campaign “Together At Home”. The woman’s skirt is the Lisha skirt sold online by Bellerose.
Our artists have been making the most of this time in isolation by creating and producing new work. Marc Hayden shot these new Nike Air Max trainers in his home studio; collaborating with illustrator Ben Bates who added the artwork to give them the wow factor.
Whilst in isolation, Ester has been keeping up creativity by illustrating on some of her existing images with the theme COVID-19.
It’s the end of the week and as the weekend draws near,
The sky is blue and the air is clear
Our planet is healing from years of pollution and destruction,
Reminding us all of the simple things one needs to function
The whole world is in this, we wear the same shoes
From Japan to Italy, the UK to Peru
To uplift the mood and inspire creativity,
We’ll be sharing content full of positivity
It’s small businesses like us that need the support,
We’re still working hard and holding the fort
Our photographers are able to shoot projects from home,
They’ve all their equipment to get in the zone
Or if preferred, there’s illustration and CGI,
That can be done too in the blink of an eye
We may be working from home, but we’re still about
If there’s anything you need, just give us a shout
This is only temporary, it won’t last forever
For now enjoy the moment, we are in this together.
Paul was commissioned to shoot these movie style posters for the 2020 Royal Ascot campaign, which have just launched.
Franck’s series Forever Young featured this week on The Agents Club in the youth category THE AGENTS CLUB
In light of having celebrated International Women’s Day this weekend, we would like to celebrate our female artists on the roster. We are proud of these 5 amazingly creative women who are following their dreams and making an impact with their art.