With baking threatening to become the new national obsession, Waitrose commissioned Pip to shoot portraits of the some of the craft’s most accomplished practitioners. The five artisan bakers appear in the May edition of Waitrose Kitchen magazine.
Amit and Naroop launched The Singh Project in Autumn 2014 and it immediately caught the attention of the public and the press. It was covered by BBC World News, The Huffington Post, The Guardian and The Hindustani Times to name but a few. It is part of a wider change that is taking place in the way Sikhs are being perceived as Lauren Cochrane commented in The Guardian.
‘Including a sword-wielding man in his sixties, a smiling boy, a polo player and finger-clicking magician, the male Sikh subjects of The Singh Project are wildly different but they are also united by the signifiers of the religion – the turban. Photographers Amit and Naroop’s exhibition at the Framers Gallery also shows how the look now has a place on fashion’s radar. Dapper young Sikh men in sharp suits are now a mainstay of mainstream street style blogs and Sikh jewellery designer Waris Ahluwalia something of a figurehead starring in Gap adverts and Wes Anderson films.
Sikhs themselves are behind the shift. Along with Amit and Naroop, Pardeep Bahra, the 23-year-old fashion blogger – and Sikh – set up Singh Street Style in 2013, describing himself as the “Sikh sartorialist”. He has since scored himself nearly 35,000 followers on Instagram, modelling gigs with Adidas and Samsung and a line of sweatshirts with a cartoon Sikh character. Amit and Naroop have his seal of approval. “They have done an amazing job bringing out a sense of mystique, magic and beauty in their subjects,” says Bahra. “Coming from a similar line of work I feel this is an excellent way to not only celebrate the image of a Sikh, but to normalise the image of a turban and beard through the eyes of the west.” Normalised perhaps. Fashionable? Definitely.’
Taking over a French antiques dealer shop, and in true Rebecca style, she perfectly blends tones, textures and patterns to frame these beautiful images.
More to be revealed in the coming months…
Sound of 2013 nominee and current cover star of Hunger TV Girls issue A*M*E is storming up the charts- with both talent and beauty this Sierra Leonean-born British singer-songwriter is set for her biggest year yet.
Signed to Sony Music’s Epic Records you can get a taste for A*M*E here
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.
Starring Matt Smith and his latest companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Ray captured the duo for a hectic day at one of the final shoots in the famous B609 photographic studio deep in the basement of BBC TV Centre.
“It was actually a really exciting way to work, that of being put on the spot and having to represent the concept and dynamic for each episode from little strands of information regarding each of the story lines.
Refreshingly different from the way that most shoots are done” – Ray Burmiston
We are extremely proud to present Rebecca Miller’s first endeavour into the world of fashion film with Eulalia.
This enchanting debut possesses all of Rebecca’s romantic approach to creating beautiful images with a playful and uplifting narrative.