In early July 2012, with the Olympics coming to London, parts of Stratford have been completely transformed. But much of it is still poor and crime rates are high.
With the new gleaming Olympic village and facilities all ready for the games to begin, Amit and Naroop were more interested in how the Olympics would affect the young people who lived around it.
The end result intrigued and inspired.
Scott Grummett was commissioned in 2015 by Lurpak to create a series of images based around the tagline ‘A Taste of…’ as in A Taste of Mexico, A Taste of Israel and so on.
‘We were presented with a list of national dishes to create with recipes using Lurpak’ Scott said, ‘and then to shoot them looking tasty.’ Mission accomplished! Including the finest picture of a churro we have ever seen.
Food Styling by Elaine Ngan, assisted by Sam A Harris.
Gavin Watson shot the Ski Special for the Style section in the January edition of Men’s Health which is in the shops now.
The story was styled by Eric Down, groomed by Oscar Alexander, modeled by Tyler @ AMCK and shot in the neo-alpine surroundings of Bodo’s Schloss, amidst the high peaks of London W8.
Jay Brooks shot the poster for the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses featuring its stars Elaine Cassidy, Janet McTeer and Dominic West. The show opened in mid December but from January 28th it can be seen on the National Theatre’s Live service in a cinema near you.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus) it is based on Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France which scandalised the world in 1782. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
The Voice is back for its fifth series. To fire up audience anticipation, this week the BBC released this set of spectacular images from the lens of Ray Burmiston. They feature this year’s cast of coaches: the ever present Will.i.am, the returning Kaiser Chief Ricky Wilson and two new recruits, the never under-dressed Paloma Faith and shy retiring Boy George. Meet The Voice coaches on iPlayer here.
The photos set the tone – by staging a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – for the series which promises some exciting and intriguing ‘inter-personal dynamics’ between the occupants of the revolving chairs but with less emphasis on being Welsh than in previous seasons.
If you click here you can see a completely all round 360° tour of The Voice photoshoot as it happened! We especially like the orgasmic cry of ‘ yes, yes, yes’ from Ray at the end.
The Voice starts ‘its journey’ on BBC 1 at 7.30 on Saturday 9th January.
Vanity Fair asked Jay Brooks to photograph Jasper Conran in the technicolor glory of the re-vamped and re-launched Conran Shop.
For the last three years Jasper has been the Chairman and Chief Creative Director of The Conran Shops and has propelled the stores into the new century giving them back the energy and allure they had in their 1980’s heyday. As he told Vanity Fair’s Alice B-B he enjoys his role, as he says, ‘I like the theatre of a shop. Turns out I am a retailer!