February 2013 - Shoot|Photographers Agent London | Shoot|Photographers Agent London


In a moment of good taste The Sun chose this picture of Margaret Thatcher for the cover of their pull out Maggie Memorial 24 page tribute yesterday.  It was taken just before the election in 1987 by Paul Rider.  “It was one of the strangest afternoons of my life,” Paul said ” not least because I was working for Smash Hits, a magazine whose readers had an average age of fourteen.  But some one had decided that it was a good idea for Mrs T to spend an hour and a half of her busy time doing an interview and pictures for us!  I thought it was bizarre but she took it completely seriously.  Only when asked to wear some headphones did she politely demur, saying it would mess up her hair.”

Shoot attempts to maintain political balance at all times, so here is another picture by Paul from around the same period showing left wing heroes Red Ken Livingstone (left) and Arthur Scargill together with Hank Wangford, a country and western singer who was also a gynecologist.  They are at an anti-Thatcher pro GLC rally presumably in Movember 1986.


GW-Farahblog1Gavin Watson’s latest fashion campaign is for the spring and summer offering from Farah Vintage which is now available in a host of stores including Urban OutfittersFarah is also the fashion sponsor of this year’s NME Awards.


Photographed by Jay Brooks for Sunday Times Culture, Macbeth starring James McAvoy and Clare Foy is at Trafalgar Studios until  the end of April.


RB_Nica0213_RGBblog2Nica, makers of ‘practical, charming and stylish handbags’, launch their Autumn/Winter range for 2013 at the fashion trade show Pure London with a new set of elegantly, eccentric images from Rebecca Miller.

RB-RussB3blog2It’s The Messiah!  No it’s not, it’s Russell Brand on the cover of Shortlist with pictures by his disciple Ray Burmiston.  Russell is publicising his ‘Give It Up For Comic Relief’ show, a rock and comedy spectacular on Red Nose Day, 15th March.  The images come from a project Ray has been working on for Comic Relief.



The BBC has announced that there will be a second series of sitcom Citizen Khan.  Set in Birmingham, the show centres on Citizen Khan, played by Adil Ray, the self appointed community leader and his family.  The superbly styled and funny publicity images for the show were shot by Jay Brooks.