….and here they are:- those handsome, luvverly boys from The Wanted misbehaving all in the name of Comic Relief and caught in the act by Ray Burmiston. They will be providing the official song “Gold Forever” for everyones favourite funny day- Red Nose day on the 18th of March. So get your wallets at the ready and buy the single or at the very least a Red Nose all of your own.
Glastonbury is upon us! And to celebrate the start of the festival, Ray Burmiston shot this great cover for Radio Times, featuring the legendary Dolly Parton and British pop superstar Lily Allen.
Ray managed to sneak in a quick shoot with the pair while Dolly was visiting The One Show recently.
Both will be taking to the Pyramid Stage during this week, Lily performing on Friday evening and Dolly taking the stage on Sunday afternoon.
She’s pretty excited:
Following his fantastic work on Savile Row editorial ‘The Sartorialists’ last week, our photographer Pip was all over Shortlist for the second week in a row!
This Wednesday’s issue features Irish folk music duo Hudson Taylor, who were styled by Elilidh Greig at Stella Creative, in the magazine’s ‘Style + Grooming’ section. There are some exclusive shots too, which can be seen on Pip’s blog.
The brothers, Alfie and Harry Hudson-Taylor, are currently playing festivals all over the country and will release their debut album on a secret date in September!
Rebecca Miller‘s work is all over the American music scene at the moment!
She recently photographed Grammy Award winning trio Lady Antebellum, for the cover of their new single ‘Bartender‘. The song is the lead track from their fifth studio album, and made it to the Top 10 of the country music Billboard chart soon after it’s release.
“We’re definitely leaning heavy into a fun, in your face record this time,” Kelley has told reporters. “I think for us, this is by far the most kind of fun, up-tempo record we’ve ever made”.
The band – Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, are currently on the U.S. leg of their Take Me Downtown tour.
Ray was commissioned to shoot Dragon’s Den businessman and Secret Millionaire Piers Linney for the cover of Director magazine.
Linney is currently filming the next series of Dragon’s Den, and spoke to the magazine about Sir Richard Branson’s influence on his agreement to star on the show.
“He’s the only entrepreneur I truly admire. I went to Africa with him and we talked about life and business, sitting in his private game reserve in South Africa. I asked him whether he thought I should join the show. We went through the pros and cons, and finally he said ‘Screw it, just do it’. And I did.”
The new season of Dragon’s Den will begin next month on BBC Two.
You can’t talk men’s style without at least one good looking man in a Savile Row suit, and this week’s Shortlist Magazine has five!
Shoot photographer Pip was brought in for this editorial, which featured five rising showbiz stars handpicked and sharpened up by tailoring heavyweights Hardy Ames, Gieves & Hawks, Alexander McQueen, Richard James and E Tauz.
The idillic Kew Royal Botanic Gardens are an exotic backdrop for this stunning portraits. Nice work Pip!
Stylist: Adrian Clark assisted by Jasmin Hadfield | Grooming: Mattia Esposito @ TONI & GUY International
A tasty collaboration. Our photographer Jay Brooks met chef Tom Sellers shooting the cover of Shortlist in 2013. Sellers was featured as part of the magazine’s ‘Brit List’ – an annual rundown of the most exciting new British talents.
Since then they have gone on to develop a collection of images capturing Tom in his element, at his Michelin star awarded restaurant Story.
Story received it’s star just five months after it’s opening. Sellers said he “was completely overwhelmed and humbled to receive a Michelin star. Since opening Story in Bermondsey, my team and I have strived to cook the best food we can and it is truly an honour to be rewarded in this way.”
Tom Sellers was recently featured on Great British Menu and was awarded ‘Breakthrough Chef of the Year’ at the Food and Travel Awards. He’s a busy boy.
Jay is continuing to work with Tom on another exciting project but that’s for another ‘story’! Haha.
Jay Brooks recently shot the cover of the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine, featuring renowned actors Richard Wilson and Simon Callow.
Here are some of the outtakes!
In their interview Callow and Wilson discuss Space Age, a futuristic story of pensioners sent into space to organise alternative living arrangements for mankind:
‘Set in a distant future in which earth is threatened by over-population, Space Age focuses on a radical solution, the sending of elderly volunteers – men and women who have no wish to live out their last years in nursing homes – to prepare new worlds for human settlement.’
Space Age will air on Sky Arts channel as part of it’s Playhouse Presents season.
Jay Brooks was recently commissioned to photograph Richard Armitage (North & South, Spooks,The Hobbit) and his Crucible cast-mates to create these stark, atmospheric posters for it’s upcoming season at The Old Vic.
‘Arthur Miller’s modern American drama is brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber starring Richard Armitage. In a small tight-knit community, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.’
We may be able to share exclusive images soon – watch this space! You can see The Crucible at The Old Vic from June 21st to September 13th.
To fund an exhibition for their Singh Project, Amit & Naroop have taken to crowd funding website Kickstarter:
“The photographic element of the project has been completed and has been featured on many blogs and websites including the highly respected Its Nice That and Creative Review. It also has a great following on Facebook.”
“Through Kickstarter, our aim is to put on a fantastic exhibition that is contemporary and modern in its appearance, yet rooted in tradition and culture in its substance.
The money raised will be used to:
– Print the thirty five images from the project
– Hire out a exhibition space to display the project
– Print high quality booklets
– Hold a private view event to showcase the exhibition
We have always aimed to raise awareness on topics and issues that we feel passionate about through our work. SINGH is a project close to our heart. A marriage of our faith and skill, it represents our identity as British born photographers and our Punjabi, Sikh roots.”
The campaign runs for another 24 days – an amazing opportunity to support groundbreaking work. Amit & Naroop are offering some great incentives for those who generously donate, which can be seen in detail on the campaign page, here: http://kck.st/1kkOZ2F
Conor Maynard was recently shot by Pip for Untitled Magazine as part of their ‘Legendary’ issue.
Conor Maynard appears in the ‘#Future Legends’ feature which sees him in the company of Imogen Potts (actress) and Birdy (singer/songwriter)
The British pop star is currently working on his much anticipated second album, so watch this space!
Untitled Magazine, The Legendary Issue – OUT NOW
Pip recently photographed Mr Sloane star Ophelia Lovibond when she was interviewed for Matches Fashion’s Style Report.
In the story, Lovibond talks writer Ivy Storvik through her style rules and fashion influences, and the pain of not being able to keep her costumes, whilst Pip photographs her in these summery outfits styled by Ursula Lake, exhibiting what she calls a ‘personal style heavily influenced by the 1960’s, but I add modern touches through accessories’. In April she shared her wardrobe with Vogue UK for the month in their ‘Today I’m Wearing’ photo blog.
Of her current role, the free spirited San Franciscan, Robin, she says; ‘we wanted her to be as colourful as possible, to accentuate that she is the polar opposite from Sloane, who’s always dressed in brown and grey’. Nick Frost stars as the slightly sad Mr Sloane, and BAFTA winner Olivia Colman as his estranged wife.
Mr Sloane airs on Sky Atlanic, Friday 9pm.