We Are Warwickshire is a short film series shot and directed by myself over the last ten months. What started as a low key, small body of personal work has snowballed and gained the attention of TV and radio, businesses and advertising agencies across the UK and even members of parliament.
I’m blown away by the reception it’s had and have found it to be the most fulfilling project I’ve worked on to date.
Hit the jump for all six films, plus my interviews about the We Are Warwickshire series on BBC Radio and in The Leamington Courier. Continue reading →
If you’ve been through my portfolio recently you may have noticed some new lifestyle shots in there. A couple of weeks ago I had a great test shoot with Leanne, Jane, Rachel and Jordan from Alan Sharman agency in Birmingham.
Hit the jump for more photos and a behind the scenes video…
Film #3 the We Are Warwickshire series features Crustum Bakery in Kenilworth and the owner Nick.
Installed in to a shop big enough to touch both walls with your outstretched arms, this little artisan bakery is a beautiful place and Nick is the one-man-band behind it. My alarm was set for 3.00am to get there for when Nick starts baking at 4.00am and once I smelled that fresh bread being baked it was all worth while! Continue reading →
In the Crimbo Limbo I had a call from Rik at Monster Tuning to ask if I could shoot a last minute promo video for their stand at Autosport in January. He said they had a Land Rover Discovery Monster Truck and an 8-wheel-drive (Yes 8!) Land Rover Defender that they wanted to get muddy for the camera. So the day after boxing day I headed over to deepest darkest Telford to film this little teaser…
I’ve been one of Lowepro’s “Loweprofessionals” for a while now, which means that every now and again they’ll ask for my opinion on one or two of their products to help with their R&D process. Before I go any further I want to make it clear that I’m not on their payroll and I’m not obliged to give a glowing review of their products. The opinions expressed below are my own, they’re honest and true…disclaimer over.
Hit the jump for the video and my thoughts on the S&F Series.
Film #2 in the We Are Warwickshire series features Gabrielle and The Orangery flower shop in Kenilworth.
This little boutique flower shop caught my eye when it opened in the centre of Kenilworth almost three years ago for it’s eclectic mix of ornaments and flowers. Kenilworth isn’t a town renowned for it’s stylish shops so it’s always nice to see businesses like Gabrielle’s bucking the trend.
If you’ve been reading the blog recently you’ll know that I was commissioned by Honda Motorcycles as the director of photography for the short film documenting the Honda Epic Tour.
Well I’m pleased to say that the film is now online and I’m absolutely stoked with how it’s turned out. The editing and post was done by the guys at Kream who did a fantastic job and the final product showcases the sights, sounds, emotions and atmosphere of the tour as vividly as I remember them.
I’ve been looking for a personal project to sink my teeth in to for a while now and I wanted to shoot something different from bikes and cars. I travel a lot with my work and have the opportunity to shoot in wonderful locations around the world so it seemed fitting in this instance to look closer to home. A few years ago I spoke to David Hobby about his HoCo360 project and loved the idea of giving back to the local community through photography/film. I began looking for interesting independently owned, boutique businesses in the Warwickshire area and realised there would be a lot of opportunity to make some beautiful little films featuring them.
What you see here is #1 in the series titled “We Are Warwickshire”, featuring Brazen Ink Tattoo Parlour in Warwick. Owned by Trey Burnside who is also the tattooist, Brazen Ink is a quirky little parlour on the outskirts of town.
Cagliari, Sardinia > Rome, Italy
Distance: 280 miles
The beginning of the end, today we would arrive in Rome – having completed almost two-and-a-half thousand miles over eight days. Feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep at sea, it was all hands on deck to prepare the bikes ready for our final push in to the capital city. Continue reading →