Chasing the Velar P300 weaving through the mountains through fading golden light in the Alps, Tom Bunning camped in a tent on the side of a mountain to get these brutally beautiful images, 2112 metres above sea level in a recent commission for the upcoming Swiss issue of Lodestars Anthology in collaboration with Land Rover.
Jonathan and his long-time collaborator, the fabulous food stylist Peta O’Brien worked together on this powerful graphic personal project. Both aware of the negative impact of plastic in our seas they developed this series loosely based on a distant memory of ships in (damaged plastic) bottles. There was only a small amount of retouching needed and everything on set was recycled and composted.
Phil had the pleasure to photograph Paula Rego in her studio for The Observer recently. Paula was born in Portugal in 1935, studied painting at the Slade in 1952 with Lucian Freud as her tutor and began exhibiting in the 1960s alongside David Hockney and Frank Auerbach, Paula has always been fascinated by fairytales and much of her pastel work reflects cruel fables and folklore with women at the epicentre. She is one of our greatest living painters and her work is currently exhibiting in Paris at the Musée de l’Orangerie till mid January 2019. Go see!
Increasingly, we live in a 24 hours world but what’s it like going to work when everyone else is heading for bed? Phil Fisk spent several nights working with the night crew meeting Maxi More, Edwin, Darren, Ramjen and Chris. To read the full article online, click here.
Chris Floyd always has a story to tell when photographing celebrities. Experienced, confident, swift and above all charming on set. Here, in his own words is what happened when he photographed Robert De Niro.
When he walked in I introduced myself to him but he never introduced himself to me. Just a short but not unfriendly “heyhowyadoin’”. More of a statement than a question. At a certain point during the course of the shoot he becomes distracted by a series of questions from one of his business advisors. The clock is ticking so I have to say the guy’s name to get his attention and get him back to the matter at hand. But what do I call him?
For a good two minutes I’m turning it over in my head. The publicist had referred to him as ‘Mr de Niro’ but I thought I’m not going to call him that. What else? Robert? Bob? Bobby? Scorcese always calls him Bobby. We’re not at that level of familiarity yet, maybe I should split it down the middle? Respectful but not overawed. So finally, I take the plunge and say it.
“HEY BOB!….” and he looks back at me and says “Yes Sir!” with a small salute.
It is with great pleasure to share these wonderfully honest and authentic portraits of Gary Barlow taken by Chris at Wormwood Scrubs late in the afternoon on Midsummer’s Day with barely a soul around.
A new personal series by Jonathan Minster looking at the abstract beauty of offal with just a hint of Rothko. The project shot in collaboration with food stylist Peta O'Brien features obedient kidneys with mustard, liver and bacon and the ever textural tripe and onions. Delicious.
Delighted to share this wonderful new personal project 'Bronze Age' by Chris Floyd featuring the beautiful Hannah Gillespie. Superb bronzing skills by make up artist Caroline Barnes which included painting these delicious freckles and amazing sunny summer hair by Charley Mcewen. Let's hope for an Indian Summer this September and get back to the beach!
The latest instalment of Tom's ongoing project exploring farming through the seasons. Tom visited Fern Verrow, a biodynamic farm set in the foothills of the Black Mountains in Herefordshire. The land has been farmed by Jane Scotter and Harry Astley since 1996 and they’ve created a truly inspiring corner of this island, cultivating a wide range of seasonal flowers, vegetables, fruit, and herbs.
Tom’s project is inspired by Clare Leighton’s The Farmer’s Year - a wonderful book of words and wood engravings, published in the 1930's.
A colourful ongoing personal project by Phil Fisk inspired whilst building his new studio and office space. Working with Mark, a carpenter and builder (and a Goldsmiths Fine Art Graduate), Phil began to appreciate the aesthetic properties of his trade and the materials and tools Mark used whilst around the building. This grew into documenting all the tradespeople who came to work on the new studio. The textures and colours of their tools and materials dictated how Phil then composed the portraits.
Summer holiday has started and it can only mean one thing. Pony Club Camp = more rosettes than you can shake a stick at, being able to dismantle a bridle in under 10 seconds and spending oodles of time with other people who love ponies just as much as you. Wonderful personal series from Chris Floyd.
Recently Chris Floyd photographed the wonderful Victoria Beckham in her Dover Street Store for Sotherby's. Victoria exhibited a range of Old Masters at her London store including these seen here - ‘Portrait Of A Man With Spotted Fur Collar’ by Lucas Cranach The Elder and Portrait Of A Lady’ attributed to Bernardino de’ Conti.
Tom Bunning was delighted to be invited to Lords Cricket Ground earlier this year. His images soak up the atmosphere of the tours at the Lords Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Lords is the most famous Ground in the world, steeped in over 200 years of history and tradition. It's also the keeper of the Laws of Cricket and the art, history and evolving cultural identity of the Game at all levels.