Ken Russell, one of the greatest of British film directors, died on Sunday at the age of 84. Often criticised by lesser souls for being pretentious, outrageous and self indulgent (of course he was but that was the point) Ken’s genius was to bring a courage, energy and visual brilliance to the screen which has rarely been surpassed. His great films, Women in Love, The Music Lovers, The Devils, stand out as artistic beacons in the history of British cinema.
Scarlet Page‘s Resonators is ready for pre-order in it’s shiny new form!
This Collectors Edition is large format, leather bound and features new Resonators, as well as behind the scenes images. The photographs are accompanied by Scarlet’s stories from the road and her experiences with the world’s most prolific guitarists!
Sounds like a good read, right? It is, we’ve read it.
Resonators has been printed by the team at Red Giant Publishing and is available for purchase in Deluxe and Collectors editions on their website.
Yesterday Scarlet Page spent a crazy day shooting legendary 80’s band Spandau Ballet in this amazing room at 33 Portland Place – the same room that was used as the therapist’s space in The Kings Speech!
Here are some behind the scenes shots of Scarlet working with the band and the fantastic make up team, Jackie and Hannah from Alchemy.
The band was sharpened up by stylist Barry Kamen.
‘I remember it as being one of the nicest photo shoots ever. Richard Attenborough was a delightful man, he was concerned, warm, did everything we asked of him, told brilliant stories with casts of the ultra famous, charmed the pants off everyone concerned, called me darling and left after forty minutes in a haze of profuse apologies because he had to go to lunch. I only met him once and not for long but it’s something I will always remember and be proud of.’ Paul Rider
Ray Burmiston‘s images of Peter Capaldi in his role as the 12th Doctor Who have travelled to every corner of the globe in the last few weeks. And now, the day before the New Doctor lands, the excitement is going into overdrive! (Or maybe, underdrive? Check this out.)
These are the images released so far by the BBC, and there will be more to come from Ray’s shoot at the set (which we heard was amazing), with Peter and Jenna Coleman, who reprises her role as the doctors companion, Clara Oswald.
Doctor Who series 8 begins Saturday 23rd, 7.50 pm on BBC One.
Jay Brooks recently shot eccentric art duo Gilbert and George ahead of their latest exhibition at White Cube in Bermondsey.
The shoot for Event Magazine took Jay and the duo to the streets of London, where they also found inspiration for the pieces in the Scapegoating exhibition.
Gilbert and George have unveiled an exhibition of more than 60 pieces drawing on the East London neighbourhood where they live. The White Cube gallery in south London is hosting the exhibition and says the images “describe the volatile, tense, accelerated and mysterious reality” of our world.
Scapegoating is open to public viewing at White Cube until the 28th of September.
Pip recently worked with GQ Essentials, shooting ‘The Art of Noise’, combining fashion, art and three breakthrough British bands.
Pip shot grunge duo Drenge outside the Rainforest Public Pavilion, London band Flyte by The Sun in Berkeley Square, and The Smiths-esque band The Heartbreaks in front of the Paternoster Vents.
The bands ‘rocked their fashion credentials’ in looks styled by Dan Blake, featuring pieces by Ben Sherman, Paul Smith and Topman.
Hair: Oliver Woods at One Represents and Carol Morley at Carol Hayes Management
Tatty Devine’s AW14 campaign- ‘Smoke & Mirrors’- shot by Rebecca Miller, was released this week. Check out more images here.
NME recently featured this shot of Jake Bugg by Jay Brooks on the cover, and Paul Rider‘s picture of the Beastie Boys in a feature celebrating the 25th anniversary of their second album, ‘Paul’s Boutique’. How fitting!
Thomas Knights and the RED HOT team head to New York at the end of this month in preparation for the launch of their exhibition, and we were very excited to receive a few copies of the RED HOT 100 book! The book is on sale on Amazon, and you can keep up with the New York launch on Facebook!
This week also saw the return of everyone’s favourite idiots to the big screen! The Inbetweeners 2 was released on Wednesday, preceded by this Shortlist feature, shot by Pip! Check out more of the images here.
Tatty Devine AW14 collection was recently shot by Rebecca Miller for this gorgeous campaign.
‘The mystic arts of fortune telling and divination are the starting point for pioneering new jewellery, handcrafted in Tatty Devine’s inimitable style’.
Rebecca worked closely with Harriet Vine, the brand’s creative director to incorporate the collection’s ‘smoke and mirrors’ inspiration, using kaleidoscopic imagery and mystical sets, as well as Rebecca’s own signature diffused light and romantic feel.
Styling: David Hawkins at Frank Agency | Make up: Bea Sweet | Hair: Ben Moth | Model: Elena Sartison at Nevs