Friday, 5 December 2014

Aftenposten - David Nicholls

Earlier this year I photographed author David Nicholls for Aftenposten A-magazine. Searching for a suitable location within the Barbican where his office is situated, we settled on a small park within the tall tower blocks which I never new existed. A great spot for all you romantics out there.
You can read the full interview here: 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Kartell - Ron Arad

At the beginning of this year, I got a call from Kartell to shoot Ron Arad; an industrial designer, artist, and architect. Recently published on their website, the brief was to capture Ron's personality through a variety of poses to be used alongside several other famous designers portraits. I recalled the last time I photographed Ron and I don't think he gave me anymore more than 10 minutes ... so this was going to be a challenge. 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Aftenposten - 'Success' feature

For the past few months, I have have being working with Aftenposten, one of Norway's largest newspapers. This story was shot for the weekend supplement and it featured successful Norwegians who live outside their home country. The first, Paal Kibsgaard, is Chief Executive officer of Schlumberger Limited; the worlds largest oilfield services company. Photographed at the Sofitel hotel in London's Piccadilly, I only had about 15minutes with him before his driver whisked him off to the airport!

The second subject was a little further away.. The setting was Rome, and the subject was Elisabeth Rasmusson, who is Assistant Executive Director of The World Food Programme. I spent two days with Elisabeth, accompanying her on her daily walks and at work during a very tense conference call to other directors of WFP from all over the world.

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.