Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Recent Portrait: Kim Gordon and Bill Nace for HUCK magazine

Toward the end of last year I was tasked with photographing the band Body/Head which consisted of Bill Nace and Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth). The current issue of Huck carries my image of them on the cover. It was the last picture I took on the shoot I took it with a polaroid passport camera (which sadly you can no longer buy film for). Below are some out-takes from the shoot.

And the cover as it ran on HUCK magazine

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Recent Short Film // Client: Dainese

Just before Christmas I was flown out to Italy to shoot a stills look-book for the Italian company Dainese, a company best know for the body protection wear for motorcycling and winter sports. We were however shooting their new range of outerwear. I'll pop some of the results of that when I can. However after completing that commission I was asked to stay on and help shoot a short documentary on the Downhill Ski World Cup with the filmmaker Ben Marshall. The video below is the result of that collaboration.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Recent Portrait: Doug Coupland

This was one of those situations where you spend ages planning the shoot in your head, reading up about the subject, reccing potential locations at the right time of day, figuring out where the sun will be etc etc only to turn up and it all go out the window. The powers that be wield their wills. Your shoot ends up being crammed into a few frightful minutes, in which you try to cobble together something that works whilst trying not to look like you're in a total flap, meanwhile suppressing your immense annoyance that all your ideas have been ejected out of the window and are lying in pieces in the road. By all accounts, a typical day for a portrait photographer.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Recent Portrait: Dane Douetil, BMS

Two images from a portrait commission in London I had in the autumn of last year