June 2012 - Shoot|Photographers Agent London | Shoot|Photographers Agent London

Curious by Rebecca Front, cover portrait shot by Jay Brooks

 

Jay Brooks photographed actress Rebecca Front for the cover of her book, Curious, a collection of autobiographical stories, memories and personal anxieties. Front is currently touring literary festivals with the book, which has received critical acclaim since it’s release.

By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, CURIOUS is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling. We learn, among other things, why a Mexican wave is a symbol of oppression, how to navigate a conversational cul-de-sac with a French vegan train driver, and why keeping a pet rabbit on a lead is perfectly normal.

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.