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Rebecca Miller was reunited with Jack Savoretti, the anglo-italian (born in London, grew up in Italy)  singer songwriter, for a shoot for his record label BMG Chrysalis.

Jack is touring at the moment promoting ‘Written In Scars’, his impressive new album and his first to be released by a major label, with whom he signed earlier this year. “A lot of the songs were written with Sam Dixon, who is Adele’s musical director and Sia’s main co-writer”, says Savoretti. “I also wrote with Matt Benbrook who has worked with Paolo Nutini, Jake Bugg and Faithless and finally, of course, with my guitarist Pedro Vito and Seb Sternberg (Pedro’s production partner). I drew inspiration from them all.

“The heartbeat of the album is rhythm. It’s all about groove, drums and bass. The sound was key – it came before the songs or the subject matter. I completely changed the way I’d previously written, abandoning structure for a looser, loopier, almost circular approach.“

What Savoretti didn’t spot until ‘Written In Scars’ was underway was the influence of music from his family past. “Most of my musical influences come from my parents,” says Savoretti, “My mum was into The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash and Motown. My dad played mostly Italian music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. In the past I suppressed that as an influence but, for the first time, on these songs, it appeared.’

What Savoretti calls the Euroclash of his past emerges in the album’s rich, warm textures and brooding atmospherics, as well as in the Spanish-style guitar that opens both the title track, a rousing revolution anthem, and future single ‘Home’. It’s there in the melancholy piano and soulful phrasing of ‘Back To Me’ and in the darkness that envelops ‘The Hunger’, a song through which bass beats like a pulse.

Pip recently swapped his usual portrait work in London for a perfect sunny day in Tunbridge Wells to photograph BBC rising star, Fergus Flanagan, who introduced him to the world of magic and illusion.

Totally convinced by his powers, Pip captured these amazing images of Fergus doing his thing.

As the reformed Stone Roses prepare for the gigs of their career, young Ravers in waiting are reinventing the bands baggy style, bold stripes and floppy hats.

Styled by Lee Holden and shot by renowned ‘ravers’ photographer, Gavin Watson, for VICE, Ravers takes you on a modern day psychedelia trip.

See the full story on VICE.

One European fashion brand, one NY fashion photographer, thirty photography and film crew, six outdoor London locations in one day…

It was just over one week ago the clouds broke and the rain decided to have a day off (phew!) allowing us to produce one epic shoot!! We can’t reveal the campaign images and film just yet but as soon as we can, you’ll hear about it!

Behind the scenes photo by Richard Johnson.

Throughout the 80’s Paul Rider photographed every major musician/ band in the country so it’s no surprise to see his illustrious archive having a revival in the music press as they continue to reform, re-release greatest hits and honoured with legendary status.

This week is a double feature of Manchester lads (and gal) – Stone Roses‘ Ian Brown (and the band) graces the cover of Q Magazine whilst his picture of New Order takes a full page in NME as ‘Blue Monday’ is listed No.5 in the ‘100 Greatest Songs of NME’s Lifetime…So Far‘.

To see more of Paul Rider’s celebrated archive and reminisce in the 80’s (plus much more) please visit his website.

Rocking the 50s look in girly pastels, golden light, and of course bubblegum!!

Rebecca Miller shoots the ‘Bubblegum Bitch’ pop star, Marina and the Diamonds, for American fashion and culture magazine, PAPER, as she promotes her follow up album, Electro Heart.

Laura Wade’s acclaimed play Posh, a fictionalised account of a Bullingdon style Oxford dining club, has reopened in the West End at The Duke of York’s Theatre.

Jay Brooks photographed the cast including some of London’t most eligible young actors for these very POSH posters.

 

Jay Brooks’ cover story for Saturday’s Guardian Weekend brilliantly revealed a very different Gordon Ramsey from the foul mouthed kitchen god of old.  The intimate, subtle images show a man battered but unbowed, but vulnerable; devoid of brashness and with an honesty that has rarely been seen before.  Ramsey’s next project is Gordon Behind Bars, training a select band of inmates of Brixton Prison to become chefs, which airs on Channel 4 from 26th June.