A fun and challenging time shooting a new campaign for The Gate London and their wealth management client Brewin Dolphin. Involving more than a few logistical challenges involving animals, toddlers, and dodging dodgy weather, it was shot in multiple locations around the UK culminating in two days of running (and cycling) around the beautiful – and freezing! – Lake District. The brief was for stills and film clips to bring financial planning and investment to life – whatever your life stage. Very happy with the results. Here’s some of the final executions, as well as a peek behind the scenes.
Art Director: Martyn Goh @ The Gate London / Assistant: Paul Clifton @ Paul Clifton Photography / Retouching: Jonathan Cole / Creative Production: Emma @ VirtualEp
Excited to be able to share these stills from the current Urban Myths series on Sky Arts, from an episode called ‘Ali: The Greatest of All Time’. I spent a great day on set at Pinewood and another on location at ‘Ali’s Mansion’, with a fantastic cast and crew and all-round ace director Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners).
Noel Clarke (Kidulthood trilogy, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Doctor Who) brilliantly plays Muhammad Ali and Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise) is an amazing bit of casting as Don King in a true…ish comedy tale, as Ali takes it upon himself to talk a suicidal stranger down from a ledge. It was a huge amount of fun to be a part of and it’s on your screens on Thurs 16th Feb. Well worth a watch!
Excited to finally be able to share a recent exciting project for Gibson: shooting guitar legend Mark Knopfler for the launch of his Custom ’58 Les Paul. Only 300 models have been made and Mark came in to sign, number and play 50 of them. An absolute pleasure to work with and that man can PLAY! #markknopflersignature #lespaul #gibsoncustom
Back to normal pace today after another fantastic high-speed week of bike racing on the Isle Of Man. That was my fourth visit to the TT and it’s safe to say it’s a rather addictive experience – the ferry crossing is reserved for next year already! Good people, flawless weather and this year I had the added bonus of press accreditation, so I could get to better spots to shoot from. Happy days indeed. It really is unlike any other event I’ve ever been to and I’m looking forward to next year already…
Dream job time: a phone call from the good people at Orchestra in the depths of bleak January meant it was then off to the Caribbean to shoot this Summer’s campaign for the Antiguan Tourist Board. Here’s a selection of the ads, plus some of the folk we met along the way. A degree of rum-drinking may have been involved…