Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Paul Cocksedge Studio - 'Double O' Bike Light

Here we go folks, get backing and spread the word. Introducing 'Double O's'. A campaign I recently shot for my brother Paul's studio.



Discover Double O. Bike lights that are simple, safe and secure. They attach magnetically, charge with USB and lock to your bike! Bike lights come in all shapes and sizes but none as practical and as stylish as Double O's. They are as much a part of your bike as you are.



Please visit the link: 'Double O' to back the project on Kickstarter and make this product be put into production. Enjoy!.




Friday, 25 October 2013

Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar at Harrods

Getting the call from Wallpaper* magazine to shoot the window displays of the Handmade exhibition at Harrods was a real treat.

We battled through the london drizzle, the late night shoppers and and call time of 10pm to produce the images below. With a crew of five, two 12  x 12 foot black drapes, we took over Brompton Road!











Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tatler - The next generation of polo superstars






"Ponies thunder across fields, millionaires swarm the skies in their choppers, absurdly handsome Argentinians squeeze themselves into tight white jeans - there is nothing quite like a polo season in full swing. By Matthew Bell"

This month's Tatler features a lovely story about the next generation of polo superstars. I was given exclusive access to photograph them at 'The La Aguada Guards Youth Tournament' in Cowarth Park.


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Tatler Magazine - Feature: Dame Archer’s Cat, Sunita


Slightly random but a very challenging commission to say the least. I got the call from Tatler to pop along to Lord and Lady Archer's house and photograph their Cat, Sunita, for the Pet of the Month feature.

In my mind I thought this should be a fairly straight forward job, a few quirky set ups and home by lunch! So I drove on down with a load of props (old vintage milk bottles, scones, tea cups and saucers) and started planning my shots. I don't know why I thought this but I started to set up my lighting as if the cat was going to walk straight in, sit down, and look straight into the camera, like most portraits I shoot. Disaster. I had my assistant Gary jumping up and down, chasing, clapping his hands, trying anything to get Sunita's attention. The front of house lady was tempting Sunita into position with her favourite treat, but the peanut butter proved to be too alluring and all I could hope to get at that point was the top of her head as she lapped up her apparent prize.

Something needed to change. After a quick brew and some light conversation, we came up with the idea of setting up the milk bottles by the back door and knocking one of the bottles over, spilling the milk. Sunita ran over, through the flowers, past my lights and started mopping up the dripping milk. The great moment came when the milk started to look scarce and for those precious few seconds, Sunita lifted her head up, stared straight down the lens and gave me the shot I was looking for. Of course we had to reward her with another spilt milk bottle.




Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Oriental Club - London






It's been a while since my last blog post but Iv finally found the time to show you what I've been up to. Well, it's been a very busy start to the year and here is a project that has recently been completed.

Last month I spent the weekend at The Oriental Club in Bond Street documenting the interior and staff for The Narrative design agency. Here is a sneak preview of some of the pictures ... I'm looking forward to the seeing the launch of the new website and promotion!

Stay tuned for more work ...


Friday, 11 January 2013

DAMn Magazine - PearsonLloyd





Here's a job I shot towards the end of last year. 
Commissioned by DAMn Magazine, I got sent to shoot Luke Pearson & Tom Lloyd of PearsonLloyd at their studio is Shoreditch, London. 

"It is heartening to hear that an old dog can sometimes learn new tricks. In regard to the design duo Pearson and Lloyd, they have seen fit to revise their hitherto successful practice of 15 years and to go about their role as designers in a different way. Moving from solid products for established brands to sensitive office solutions and clever methods for countering aggression in the emergency section of hospital waiting rooms, is a leap they have found highly fulfilling." Words by Anna Bates.

If you don't manage to get hold of a copy, you can read part of it here:


http://www.damnmagazine.net/en/article/ideas-aplenty

Enjoy and Happy 2013!

Monday, 26 November 2012

'AUDITORIUM' AT 100% DESIGN 2012







It's finally here folks ... hope you like the finished set of pictures!

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Paul Cocksedge was commissioned to create a distinct auditorium area for the 100% Design Show at Earls Court during the London Design Festival, September 2012.

His ‘Auditorium’ moves away from conventional methods of creating a confined space: blocks, solid planes, edges. Instead, a virtually invisible material is brought on-site to be delicately woven by hand into a system as complex and transparent as a spider’s web. The process only ends when the space has been properly defined within what has now become a partition, but not a wall. Open, but confined; translucent and yet solid, the 'Auditorium' network plays with our notions of exterior and interior space, wherethey begin and where they end.

Paul explains: “The Auditorium has given me a chance to work with things that on the surface seem mutually exclusive: open/shut, inside/outside, solid/transparent… The partition marks the Auditorium’s border, but what defines that border is that you can see and hear and even reach through it…”