GO HOME SERIES BY ABDULLA ELMAZ

In Abdulla’s latest image from his personal series Go Home, he explores the idea of mental stability whilst living through lockdown. 

I couldn’t help but relate it to a rollercoaster of emotions, of never knowing when it will end with the highs and lows, the freedom then the rules. So I wanted to create the feeling of being on a rollercoaster.”

Abdulla goes on to explain how the series came about and how it was created in lockdown:

“This series is about making up for lost time, I had plans to travel this year and shoot many talents but then COVID hit and changed it all. I contacted some of my friends I wanted to shoot this year and we collaborated on making this series.The idea was that I create a set, and photograph myself in it, I then would send the talent different poses and they then would recreate the pose, I then put them where I was and make it look like I shot them in my bedroom.”






A CELEBRATION OF OUR NHS BY CHARLIE SURBEY

These images shot by Charlie are part of an ongoing personal project, undertaken during the first and second lockdowns. He wanted to create a series of portraits to celebrate the NHS and members of staff that have had to switch from their normal roles within the hospital to working on the frontline in ITU and on the Covid wards during this pandemic.








ISOBEL CHRISTMAS CARD 2020 BY PAUL THOMPSON

Creating the Christmas card for Isobel is a really fun day out for the agency and all involved. Year in, year out, Rob Fletcher comes up with a brilliant theme for a group shot, which is then executed by Paul Thompson. 2020 didn’t allow for that to happen, so Rob came up with the genius idea of replicating the reception at Isobel and create each team member as a miniature character model. The result is brilliant. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021.


SANTA SERIES 2020 BY CHARLIE SURBEY

The initial idea for our 2020 Christmas card was an optimistic Santa with an overabundance of shiny baubles and fairy lights to lift spirits and bring some Christmas cheer after a somewhat tumultuous year. On set however, the art direction took a different turn. Peter Burrows from BMA Artists was fantastic as his face was unbelievably expressive and through these wonderful facial expressions he was able to sum up the emotions of 2020.

So rather than a cheery Santa with lots of sparkle, Charlie and super stylist Paige Macmillan ran with the concept of a rather p***ed off looking Santa with minimal frills, which in all honesty, given the recent news of Christmas being cancelled for most of the UK, couldn’t be more fitting.

We know it has been tough for everyone but we hope you have a Merry Christmas with your loved ones and let’s all hope that 2021 is a new chapter in a story that has had many plot twists. And Santa will be back next year with a smile on his face.







NOW REPRESENTING BENJAMIN SAVIGNAC

Benjamin’s illustrations are colourful and graphic; layering together illustration with elements of photography and animation to bring his visuals to life in a way that is captivating and engaging.



THE GODFATHER OF DESIGNBY CHARLIE SURBEY

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.



ESTER KEATE COMMISSIONED FOR TENA

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’S LIGHTING TECHNIQUE EXPLORED

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.