August 2011 - Shoot|Photographers Agent London | Shoot|Photographers Agent London

The first ever Artrocker Awards took place on Friday 2nd December at XOYO in Shoreditch and guess who took home an award?!

Striking a very Gavin-esque pose (photo by Kane Howie) friend and artist, Plan B was there to present the Photographer of the Year award to Gavin Watson.

Straight from the Live Feed

15:14 Plan B is now on stage introducing the Photographer of the Year. He calls winner Gavin Watson the “Martin Scorsese of photography”. Watson says: “It’s been beautiful working for Artrocker, it’s been wonderful to have a second chance.”

Well deserved. We are so thrilled for you Gavin!!

Appropriately titled ‘The Ice Princess’, Adrian Green’s photos of the ethereal beauty, Laura Marling, feature on the cover of DER SPIEGEL’S Kultur September issue . Honouring her ‘kiss’ for bringing back to life the genre of folk music, we think these beautiful pictures perfectly match her haunting voice.

Huge congratulations to Wretch 32, who is now residing rather comfortably at the pinnacle of the charts with his new release “Don’t Go” taken from his album “Black and White”. The cover image was shot by Amit & Naroop for the Tottenham rapper and former Grime Artist. This follows on from his previous release (also with artwork by Amit and Naroop) Unorthodox.

To mark the release of “In Gold Blood” the new album by Kids in Glass Houses; here are a few images from Pip, the Photographer behind the paint throwing extravaganza that was the artwork shoot. The KIGH boys – never ones to shy away from a challenge – got wonderfully messy on the day, all aided by the brilliant team from Rida set design who enabled Pip and his crew to splash around in enough gold paint to suffocate a bond girl.

Remember your first pair of Dr. Martens?  Don’t we all? In its Autumn-winter ad campaign, the company selected the recently elusive Agyness Deyn and one of our personal fave boys – Ash Stymest as the new faces of its “First and Forever” campaign, shot by Gavin Watson, bringing his famed and unique twist on British Culture. The ads take the viewer on a spontaneous journey of “first” moments and experiences (first pairs of Docs, first crush, first kiss etc) set against the backdrop of seaside town Margate.

The campaign will break in September and will run in international magazines as Teen Vogue, i-D, The New York Times T Style Magazine, Essential Homme and Rolling Stone, but for the time being take a trip to the official website http://firstandforever.drmartens.co.uk/gallery

Wonderland the magazine that is, which is showing the short film Pip made with BFL at the time of the release of his debut album ‘Last Smoke before the Snowstorm’  in July.   The film was shot in beautiful but rugged North Yorkshire with Ben roaming over the hills and the beach at Robin Hood’s Bay.  It features Ben’s thoughts and feelings about the place and reflects Pip and Ben’s shared passion for the county and the natural environment they both grew up in.

See the film now on the Wonderland web site http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2011/08/benjamin-francis-leftwich-be-my-sky/

In the wake of a mammoth bit of tweaking – the Paul Rider photography website is re-launched and back on line with a better than ever layout. Happily it also features a great many pictures from Paul’s illustrious jam-packed archive; in addition to his many personal projects including the “dressing up’ series from Elvis impersonators, pearly kings and queens and the Sealed Knot. To whet your appetite  here is one of our faves of that wonderful gentleman Ian Dury. You can see much more right here. http://www.paulriderphotos.com


Young Souls, Dean Chalkley’s film about the Northern Soul club scene,  continues to attract press attention.  Guardian Weekend’s Big Picture featured this shot of Perry Neech, from the exhibition that accompanies the film, together with an interview with Dean.  Asked to explain what it is that draws him to these people and their music Dean says, “There is real passion there.  Look at Perry, he’s so full of life.  He’s in the moment.”

See the exhibition and the film at the Youth Club,  Kingly Court, London W1 until August 6th.  The film can be seen online at 125magazine.com