Since 2016, Berry Bros. & Rudd, London wine merchants founded in the 17th century, have commissioned a different artist each year to design the label for their much loved 'Good Ordinary Claret'. In 2019 Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard were commissioned to produce the label and they recreated a long forgotten Victorian invention - the multigraph - which, by clever arrangement of mirrors, allows people to be photographed in such a way as to render 5 versions of the sitter, all at different angles in the final image. Iain and Jane adapted the original invention by laster cutting the bottle's silhouette into the edges of the two mirrors that meet in the middle and slotting the bottle into the available hole. This clever trick and use of 21st century technology allowed for a final image with just one bottle but 5 wine glasses, the idea being that 'one bottle may nourish many glasses'. This photographed image then became the label for Berry Bros. & Rudd 2019 Good Ordinary Claret.
Chris photographed Welsh TV broadcaster John Humphrys in the BBC Radio 4 'Today' studio. His final broadcast for the program was on Thursday 19th September 2019 and his new book is out on 3rd October.
Chris filmed Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods incredible and intense performance of ‘Bang Someone Out’ in an echoey disused warehouse at The Custard Factory in Birmingham for Idler Magazine.
Stunning Anna photographed by Chris for the cover of Times 2.
Beautiful portraits of the simply stunning Amanda Holden for Mail on Sunday, You Magazine by Chris
Chris photographs the wonderful Emilia Fox for You Magazine.
Chris Floyd photographed seven actors for The Violet Book in one day for a fast and fun shoot. Tallulah Haddon, Aiysha Hart, Elise Chappell, Sarah Greene, Sorcha Groundsell, Elarica Johnson and Debbie Korley all feature in the article in the magazine, which interviewed each woman about femininity and how it feels to break into the industry in the era of #MeToo.
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.
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!
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.
If I'm too strong for some people, that's their problem.' Glenda Jackson pulling no punches.
Chris photographed Greta Gerwig for her Oscar nominated directorial debut Lady Bird.