Vodafone Youth

Working with the Casual team on Vodafone Youth was a really exciting and fun project. Getting to know a huge cross section of graduates that had started their careers with the corporate giant was an eye opener. 

Their excitement was contagious and when we got to the last few days shooting at the Vodafone HQ it was easy to see why they were so passionate about working there. 

Have a look on the production page to see more of the youth reels. I have attached a taster below. 

DENS Hemel Hillbuster III

Shooting for DENS Hemel Hill Buster III this year was fantastic. The sun shone yet again and there were hundreds of rather tired, yet elated smiles gliding over the finish line. 

Since 2003 DENS has supported thousands of homeless and vulnerable individuals. All of this has been achieved with the help of over 250 volunteers, as well as through the backing of local community groups, schools, faith groups, businesses and with the assistance from a number of charitable trusts.

A HUGE Thank you to Emily Faye for donating the music.

Here is the video of images that was put together from the day.

Jack in the Green Festival in Hastings

The Jack in the Green Festival is a traditional British celebration, that takes place every year in various parts of the gorgeous seaside resort that is Hastings. It is a true British May Day celebration with a huge following. 

Centred around the symbolic figure of Jack in the Green, a tower of leaves that represents the spirit of summer, with live music, Morris dancing and traditional merriment, and hundreds of people both visitors and participants, culminating in a wild, green, foliage and floral themed, costumed parade. 

The long weekend is full of a range of events from live music, concerts, talks, folk dancing and is topped off by the main event on the May Bank Holiday Monday, with the Jack in the Green parade itself.  The parade begins at 9.45am on the Bank holiday Monday setting off from the Fisherman's Huts in Rock-a-Nore Road in the Old Town, and finishes on the West Hill, where you will have an opportunity to see traditional folk dancers and music throughout the afternoon. The festival culminates with the ‘slaying of Jack,’ to release the spirit of summer for this year. 

Although an annual tradition, we were unable to make it down to Hastings this year so I have included some instagram images from #JackInTheGreen to give you all al better idea of just how green Jack is.  Thank you to @ - Hastings Jack in the Green, Joanne Haywood, India Taylor Author, Watersvicky, The Times, and Btrich for sharing your photos. I hope you had a fantastic time.

A Trip to the Tate

One of my favorite galleries in London is Tate Modern. Memories flood back of visiting as a girl with my mum, and what a special trip it would be (usually including chocolate cake of some sort!)

With London now as my home, it's easy to rush by and forget the joys the beautiful city has to offer. So off I went, on a trip to Tate Modern.

As always, I love to visit Rothko. I have had a life long love affair with his work and couldn't possibly neglect to visit. Sitting in the quiet facing the immense wall of saturated colour getting lost in it's depths is like a mini vacation.

Working my way around the second floor, I realise how my visual inspiration and tastes have changed as I have developed as an artist. Finding inspiration in work I had overlooked before.

 

 

Happy Easter

In the hope that spring will shortly follow in the easter bunnies footsteps, we embarked on a little shoot with some legs and some fresh flowers. Come on spring, come back to us!

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Frankie Davies at KOKO London

One of my favourite artists to work with, Frankie Davies, Performed with Maddie and Tae at Koko London! It was epic!

Her core following flew in and travelled down and were there  hours before the doors even opened. The sound check was surreal in such a fantastic setting (one of my favourite venues) and her voice carried to every seat and every heart in the house.

Frankie has a beautifully charming, delicate honesty about her performances which is utterly enchanting. Chatting in-between her songs as if we were in her front room, she welcomes you into her home and heart, which is as warm and honest as her lyrics.

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Vienna Bakery

Vienna Bakery was founded in 1960 by Bob Dodge when he acquired a traditional bakery in Georgetown originally designed by well –known French baker, Henri Ori. Today, Bob's son David, has carried on and cherished the valued traditions employed by Mr Dodge senior, Monsieur Ori and generations of some of Europe's finest bakers.

Mr Dodge, a master confectioner and baker also had a keen interest in the art of Viennoiserie, the baking process developed in Vienna in the 19th century. Combined with his experience, skills and knowledge he focused on Viennoiserie, bringing the tasty range of Viennese and British morning goods, in particular the croissant, rolls and Danish pastries to St. Helier adopting the source of inspiration as the name for his very own bakery!

Dave Dodge has carried on this family business which is one of the most cherished bakeries in Jersey. Over the last year, Vienna has moved (not far) and have opened up a brand-new shop, across the street in St. Helier’s Central Market. To make sure they had a range of tasty photos that reflect their fantastic produce, we popped over to Jersey to shoot their current range. 

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The Grumpy Greengorcer

Owner of Just William, one of Jersey’s central market stalls, Bill Davies is passionate about honest, clean, healthy eating and provides a huge

variety local and imported produce, working with farmers to provide the very best for his customers.

Born and raised in Jersey, Billy was surrounded by farmers and local businesses and threw himself into greengrocer life with a Saturday job age 14.  After 30+ years of trading in Jersey Central Markets, and a growing social media presence, Billy is more commonly known as the Grumpy Greengrocer. A nickname that reflects his open humour more than his actual character as he is known and loved for always going out of his way for his customers.

Loving every stage of the process from the farm and farmer to the customer and their favourite dishes, Billy is always searching for new and exciting produce to supply the increasingly diverse customer base.

 “We like to sell only the best, sell it fresh and at the best price. We like to look after both the farmer and the consumer,” he says.

Having known and loved Billy and visited Just William daily as a child for a granny smith and a bag of grapes, I believe he and his passion for his trade is the source of my own love for fresh honest veg and my well-known love for Borough Market.

Modigliani at Tate Modern

Popping into Modigaliani’s exhibition proved interesting. Looking at how life and society is perceived and represented though art fascinates me. It is a direct representation of how people, their friendships and their lives are inspired by the society in which they live, and are affected by world events. Watching how his work and style changed as he moved to Paris, and then how it changed again when he moved to the south of France to avoid the wrath of WW1. Socialising with Picasso and inspired by the vibrancy and liberal attitude of Paris and how it opened his artistic eye and changed his work and approach to paint on canvas.

Although I don’t particularly resonate with his style of portrait, as a portrait photographer I am inspired to create a collection that I would otherwise not consider. 

Frankie Davies BTS

Frankie Davies is a country music singer songwriter who has won the hearts of music lovers from Nashville to London.

Last weekend saw the penultimate gig from her 2016 UK tour with Charlie Worsham in The Courtyard Theater Hoxton. We thought we would take the opportunity to shoot some additional footage for her new promo!

As a lover of nature, Frankie writes most of her work but the sea or in one of many of her woodland retreats where she finds inspiration. However, while on tour she has been spending more time in the city. This new promo makes a nice contrast to her usual wild and western countryside shots, using the city-scapes around the UK.

Videographer - Kier

Manager - Niall @ Stoked Music

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Hello 2018

With the start of a brand new year I have been thinking more about inspiration, rather than a list of Do’s and Don’ts. Where do I want to go in 2018?

Instead of writing a fixed list that essentially sets me up to fail before I even begin, I wanted to follow on from my 2017 Best Nine and collect images that illustrate the things that are important to me, things that will inspire me to push myself forward throughout the next year. Inspired by the

Here are my #inspirednine for 2018.

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Best Nine from 2017

Wow! What a year! It’s been full of surprises and adventures shooting with inspiring photographers such as Catherine Mead, Tigz Rice as well as organising and styling events with the fabulous Gordon Creed family.

I have been lucky enough to shoot with some of the best clients including Bucklesbury, Frankie Davies, Vienna Bakery and Vodafone. One of my 2017 favourites was Andy and Ella Chetwood's wedding. I was honoured and so touched to be welcomed so openly into their family and their special day.  I seriously can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

Here are my best nine from 2017 - happy new year everyone! 

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