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We are delighted to announce that Katie Quinn Davies, the award winning photographer, author and food blogger, has joined Shoot.

Originally from Dublin, Katie has been living in Australia for the last few years working as a photographer specialising in food, travel and lifestyle.  Her acclaimed food blog ‘What Katie Ate’, for which she develops, cooks, styles and shoots every recipe, is hugely successful with over 250,000 followers worldwide.  In 2012 the first ‘What Katie Ate’ cookbook was published and became an immediate bestseller around the world.  And in 2013 Katie won the prestigious John Beard Awards for best photography and best general cookbook and published a follow up ‘What Katie Ate At The Weekend’.

As you can see her pictures are beautiful, with a rich textured style that has won her a lot of followers and plenty of clients including a major British supermarket that hired her to shoot their 2015 Christmas food campaign.  But more of that later..

See more of Katie’s work on the Shoot website here.

 

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We are delighted to announce that Katie Quinn Davies, the award winning photographer, author and food blogger, has joined Shoot.

Originally from Dublin, Katie has been living in Australia for the last few years working as a photographer specialising in food, travel and lifestyle.  Her acclaimed food blog ‘What Katie Ate’, for which she develops, cooks, styles and shoots every recipe, is hugely successful with over 250,000 followers worldwide.  In 2012 the first ‘What Katie Ate’ cookbook was published and became an immediate bestseller around the world.  And in 2013 Katie won the prestigious John Beard Awards for best photography and best general cookbook and published a follow up ‘What Katie Ate At The Weekend’.

As you can see her pictures are beautiful, with a rich textured style that has won her a lot of followers and plenty of clients including a major British supermarket that hired her to shoot their 2015 Christmas food campaign.  But more of that later..

See more of Katie’s work on the Shoot website here.

 

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The painful but hilarious Peep Show returns to Channel4 for its ninth and final series this week, and to mark the fact Jay Brooks was asked to shoot its stars, Robert Webb and David Mitchell, for Shortlist magazine.

The idea for the feature was for the two actors to pick their favourite and funniest moments from the Peep Show archives but as soon as they slipped back into their roles as Croydon’s oddest couple they had a row.  Of course they did!

Anyway here are a few classic Peep Show moments

1.“Fancy dress? It’s like a joke for people with no sense of humour” (Mark, Series 7, episode 6).

2. “I suppose doing things you hate is the price you pay to avoid loneliness.” (Mark, Series 3, episode 2).

3. “A new boiler. Surely the least enjoyable way to spend £1,000. At least throwing the money out of the window you’d see the scrabbling mass, the hate-filled faces.” (Mark, Series 6, episode 2).

4. “If text kisses were real kisses then the world would be an orgy!” (Mark, Series 6, episode 6).

5. “Why do the people who want to talk about things always win?” (Jeremy, Series 3, episode 4).

6. “No, not the Hootenanny. Never the Hootenanny.” (Jeremy, Series 7 episode 6).

7. “[Politicians] should be more honest. You know, if they were more honest, then maybe people would vote and not switch straight over when the news comes on.” (Jeremy, Series 1, episode 4).

8. “Let’s face it, we’re all falling apart piece by piece. Doesn’t matter if you’re single or in a couple. You. Are. Going. To. Die.” (Mark, Series 1, episode 3).

9. “Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that’s the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.” (Mark, Series 1, episode 2).

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10. “People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people” (Super Hans, Series 3, episode 2).

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Ray Burmiston shot national treasure and national choirmaster, Gareth Malone, for Sunday’s Event magazine.

The idea of the shoot was clearly to cast off Gareth’s twinkly choirboy image and to release his inner Ziggy Stardust.  To this end he was pictured in one of Camden Town’s sweatier rock venues and the cover of the magazine promises revelations of what he gets up to on tour. Apparently he drinks white wine and wears a onesie!

But the ever dapper Gareth really cuts it.  He looks super sharp in the pictures and the Les Paul really suits him.  We especially like the houndstooth check suit!

Gareth Malone’s current TV series The Naked Choir, a competition to find Britain’s best amateur acapella singers, is on Tuesday nights on BBC2

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Scott Grummett shot Belvedere Vodka‘s resident mixologist, the eminent Liam Cotter, for Shortlist Magazines’s Bond Issue.  Liam has at Shortlist’s request invented a new take on James Bond’s classic tipple, the dry Martini.  The shoot took place in the appropriately paneled surroundings of Hawksmoor in Spitalfields.

Ingredients

60ml Belvedere Unfiltered, 10ml dry Dolin Vermouth, A dash of peach bitters, a dash of Ardbeg, Green Olive.

The Method

Combine the ingredients and shake, don’t stir.

Scott’s verdict: A great crisp martini with a wonderful whiff of smoke from the Ardbeg. A proper man martini, drink enough and you will think you’re James Bond, Just don’t take the Aston home.

 

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Nigella – one of those rare beings who are so famous they only need one name – teamed up once more with Jay Brooks to shoot a feature on ‘her life through food’  for The Guardian Weekend.

Subtitled ‘I eat, therefore I am’, the feature is timed to coincide with the launch of Ms Lawson’s new book ‘Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food’.  It, the feature not the book, charts the development of Nigella’s tastes from the discovery of the avocado in the 1970’s to the rediscovery of the pomegranate in the present.  Nigella, the food and the feature in general all look fabulous but the star of the show has to be the 1980’s beige leather jacket!  See above.

Stylist (clothes and props): Mika Handley.

Home economists: Anna Jones and Emily Ezekiel.

Stylist (food props): Wei Tang.

Hair and makeup: Tricia Woolston using Sisley Skincare, Charlotte Tilbury and Redken. Assistant: Nadia Atinbas

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Rebecca Miller shot the divine and delightful Ophelia Lovibond – Guardians of the Galaxy and W1A – for The Untitled Magazine’s mega Girl Power edition.

Styling was by Holly Ounstead from Frank, with make up by Justine Jenkins and hair Fabio Nogueira also from Frank.

The Untitled Magazines’s Girl Power edition is out now with added controversy (see the Mail Online side bar for details).

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Strictly Come Dancing is back!  And Ray Burmiston reprised his role as Darcey Bussell’s favourite photographer (it’s true she tweeted) and shot the new images of the judges and contestants for the 2015 season.  This is the first of the new crop to be seen, the judges, Darcey with Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, and Bruno Tonioli, but expect more, many more, soon.

Strictly starts on 25th September on BBC One.

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Jay Brooks photographed the cover of The Guardian Weekend‘s preview of the Rugby World Cup which starts this Friday with the hosts, England, versus Fiji at Twickenham.

The cover feature wryly pitched the question ‘are rugby’s stars a bunch of softees’ to which the answer was a resounding no, in spite of the ironic choices of props and locations.  Jay’s pictures featured Jim Hamilton, the Scots Godzilla, England’s George Ford and Mako and Billy Vunipola having a nice picnic, the Samoan captain Kahn Fortuali’i showing his caring side and Welshman George North being very unfrivolous and businesslike.

Just in case you aren’t quite up to speed on Rugby or the World Cup here’s a quick guide from The Guardian:

What is it?

The tournament runs from 18 September-31 October, and will be played at 12 stadiums in England, including Twickenham, and one in Wales. There are 20 teams, from the giants of the game (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France, the home nations) to the minnows (Namibia, Georgia, Uruguay, the US).

Who’s playing who?

The top two teams from each of the four seeded pools go through to the quarter-finals. Then it’s a knockout. Pool A is the “pool of death”: Australia, England, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay. South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, Ireland and France should qualify for the last eight.

Watch out for

New Zealand v Argentina (20 September)

England v Wales (26 September)

England v Australia (3 October)

South Africa v Scotland (3 October)

Australia v Wales (10 October)

France v Ireland (11 October)

Matches will be broadcast on ITV and S4C.

Key positions

Forwards: large men who wrestle for the ball in rucks, mauls and scrums.

Props: square men who hold the scrum together.

Hooker: the player in the scrum who nudges the ball backwards.

Scrum-half: annoying character who hangs about behind the scrum.

Fly-half: key playmaker who receives the ball from the scrum-half.

Backs: players who line up behind the forwards, waiting for the chance to run at the opposition.

Players to watch

Israel Folau, Australia’s free-scoring full-back.

Richie McCaw, All Blacks captain.

George North, mighty Welsh winger.

Bismarck du Plessis, South African hooker, named after a battleship and built like one.

Chris Robshaw, England captain.

Johnny Sexton, Ireland’s mercurial fly-half.

Words to drop into conversation

Conversion: the kick at goal you get if you score a try (worth two points; a try is five).

Gain-line: an imaginary line the players try to cross to gain territorial advantage.

Garryowen: a high kick towards the opposition tryline.

Sin bin: where players who commit bad fouls are sent for 10 minutes.

Spear tackle: a dangerous tackle, where a player picks up an opponent and plunges him head first into the turf (perpetrators will be banished completely).

 

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Pip photographed hard working actor Joe Dempsie for GQ in the dramatically ‘Blade Runner’ wind tunnels at Farnborough.

We don’t usually see Joe looking this sharp, here styled by Dan Blake, as his recent roles have included Chris in the very dark Southcliffe and the luckless Gendry in Game of Thrones, and he is about to reappear as Higgy in Shane Meadows This Is England 90.

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Jay Brooks and the cast of This Is England 90 suffered an acute attack of action painting for Shortlist magazine.  Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure and Joe Gilgun got splattered in a Pollack styled nod to the cover of the first Stone Roses album.  Why?  Because the series is set against the background of ‘Madchester’ and the rave scene so Stone Roses are, unsurprisingly, a big part of the soundtrack.

This is England 90 is the last installment in director Shane Meadows legendary saga of growing up working class in England in the 1980’s which began with the feature film set in 1983.  Although he never planned to make a TV series out of his most successful film, once he’d started doing so, he knew he wanted to get to the 90s. He had a vision of an opening shot of someone putting an ecstasy tablet on to someone else’s tongue.

‘Yeah that does happen.’ he told Miranda Sawyer in The Guardian. ‘There are four episodes in This Is England 90, and the summer episode is when the E thing kicks off. It’s not cool, though. At one point I thought, Yeah, I’ll hire 50,000 extras and get a proper rave going. But then I thought, No. In real life, the first time I went to a rave I got lost and ended up at a Pagan festival by mistake. And This Is England is like an antidote to cool, it’s like, this is what actually happened, and it was a bit wank.’

This Is England 90 airs on Sunday 13th September at 9pm.

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Scarlet Page shot the pictures for Q magazine’s feature on the Stereophonics to tie in with the release of the band’s new album ‘Keep the Village Alive’ later this month.

Scarlet has history with the Stereophonics and has worked with them many times over the last 15 years.  Amongst other things she created the image for the cover of their second album ‘Performance and Cocktails’ and recently photographed the band’s frontman Kelly Jones for inclusion in her ‘Resonators’ – guitar legends – project.

The pictures and the interview by eminent journalist and Scot Tom Doyle are to be found in the October issue of Q which is out now.

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Along with the start of ‘Strictly’ and the beginning of the X Factor, the annual arrival of the layers story, in one of its many forms, is a clear sign that autumn will soon be with us.

Pip shot his layers story in the derelict greenhouse of a nursery near High Wycombe on the hottest day of the year.  The model was Boyd Alves @Elite London, while Eric Down styled, with hair by Kevin Luchmun and make up by Yin Lee.  Time to wrap up!

 

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Wired commissioned Jay Brooks to photograph fountain maestro David Bracey getting appropriately wet in the fountain in Granary Square in London’s Kings Cross.

Bracey is the director of The Fountain Workshop, a London based company that has created cutting edge fountains bringing joy, excitement and wet feet to public spaces around Britain and across the world.  Their commissions can be seen in a number of British cities as well as, amongst others, Copenhagen and the UAE. The latest commission is the gamification of the fountains in Granary Square.  The 1080 water jets have been programmed to play the classic arcade game Snake using a smartphone app.  Playtime is between 5pm and 9pm if you fancy an early evening soaking.

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Jay Brooks was commissioned by the Directors Guild of America’s Quarterly magazine to shoot Danny Boyle, the greatest British film maker of our time, for the cover of their Summer issue.

Boyle whose extraordinary list of achievements includes Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and the opening of the 2012 London Olympics gave a typically down to earth but brilliant interview to coincide with the photoshoot, covering the whole of his career from the first film he ever saw to his up-coming bio-pic of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Read the full interview here.

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Scott Grummett‘s latest piece for Esquire’s Style section features ‘four far-flung exotic cocktails for adventurous barflies, each discovered by a master British mixologist.’

The cocktails all contain at least one unusual and esoteric key ingredient: soju from South Korea, baijiu from China, aquavit from Norway and arrack from Sri Lanka.

If you’re thirsty and desperate to find out more, go to Scott’s blog where you can find the recipes

 

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Pip shot this crisp and classical portrait of Emily Berrington for Grazia.  Emily stars in Channel4‘s cult hit series Humans playing Niska, a ‘synth’ or super realistic robot.  The series takes place in a parallel present and as The Independent put it ‘It’s all a bit dystopian and Black Mirror-esque’ as the lines between Humans and robots blur.

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The latest result of the collaboration in Esquire of chef Russell Norman and Scott Grummett is lush and lip smacking pasta dish, bigoli in salsa.  Russell claims the recipe is the perfect stand by in a culinary crisis.

He recounts the tale of a disastrous early attempt at a dinner party saying ‘If only I’d known about this recipe when I was that nervous young man, I could have ruled the world…’

Essential, so here’s the recipe.

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Serves 4

3 or 4 of those little 50g tins of anchovies in olive oil

• 2 large onions, peeled
• Extra virgin olive oil
• 1 glass of white wine
• 400g dried spaghetti
• Large knob butter
• Handful flat parsley, chopped
• Ground black pepper
• Crusty bread to serve

Method

1. Remove the anchovies from the tins. They tend to be stuck together in a clump, so separate them carefully and lay out them on a small plate. Set aside. Also keep the fishy oil from the tins.

2.  Dice the onions very finely. Heat a good glug or two of olive oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan and then reduce the heat. Gently sweat the onions for about 10mins. They should not colour or stick but will take on a glossy, translucent quality and become very soft and mushy.

3. Turn up the pan’s heat a little and add the anchovies. (This is a good time to put a large saucepan of water on a high flame.) Meanwhile, using the back of a wooden spoon, push the melted onions and the anchovies together until they form a rough paste. If the mixture looks too dry, add some or all of the reserved fishy oil from the tins. Keep stirring and mushing the ingredients together. Add the wine and establish a very gentle simmer for 10mins, stirring and reducing slightly.

4. Put the spaghetti into the boiling water and cook according to the packet’s instructions, draining when just al dente. Add the butter to the frying pan, turn off the heat, and stir in the parsley. Put the drained spaghetti and the anchovy sauce into a very large mixing bowl, turn over several times to incorporate fully, and serve out onto four warmed plates. Finish each with a twist of black pepper and some shredded parsley.

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The July issue of British GQ is out today and features Pip‘s Ralph Lauren Wimbledon story. Shot on Centre Court at the world famous club itself!

The shoot was styled by GQ’s Grace Gilfeather and the groomer was Anabel McCrory.  The models were Adam Loft Schulz and Jamie Kendrick @ FM London.

 

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Pip‘s shoot with the divinely named Ms Ophelia Lovibond features in the June issue of  Marie Claire.

Ophelia Lovibond – you just can’t write it often enough – can currently be seen on TV and cinema screens in the BBC sit com about the BBC, W1A , and in the new Simon Pegg movie Man Up.

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Russell Norman prepares a fabulous looking risotto for his new monthly food column for Esquire with pictures shot by Scott Grummett.

Russell Norman, the man behind the growing Polpo empire, joins Esquire as their new columnist ‘The Reluctant Cook’, creating quick and easy to prepare meals for the modern man.

“When the editor-in-chief of the world’s leading men’s style magazine asks you to write a food column, you don’t say no. I couldn’t be happier (or more enthusiastic) to be the Reluctant Cook for Esquire.”

 

 

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Jay Brooks shot American satirist Jon Stewart for The Guardian.

Jon Stewart talked about his retirement from The Daily Show and his upcoming film Rosewater, the story of journalist Maziar Bahari’s brutal imprisonment in an Iranian gaol.

The American nation is in mourning Stewart’s departure from the The Daily Show, but he remains upbeat and excited to talk about the new film he has written and directed.

For the full interview head here

Rosewater is released the 8th May starring Gael Garcia, Kim Bodnia and Dimitri Leonidas 

 

 

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Odalisque Magazine’s ‘Funnel of Love’ shoot with Rebecca Miller is out now on the Odalisque Digital website. Odalisque offers its readers contemporary photography, fashion and literature and you can check out the digital version here.

Photography by Rebecca Miller, Stylist Ellie Lines/Frank Agency, Make-up Jaimee Thomas/ Frank Agency, Hair Aaron Carlo, Model Serena Amirante/ Elite London.

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Shoot is very pleased and proud to welcome new lifestyle and portrait photographer Liam Arthur to the team!

Check out an overview of his work now up on the Shoot website.

Welcome Liam!

 

 

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Jay Brooks had a fun, gunk filled shoot for The Guardian weekend magazine.

Here are the behind the scenes shots featuring Jay’s poor model entering the gunk tank!

Photo Jay Brooks and Grooming Mira at facepro.co.uk

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Derby Ambassadors announced.

The ambassadors for the 2015 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse have been announced: Frankie Dettori, Laura Whitmore, Millie Mackintosh, Denise Lewis and Michel Roux Jr. The chosen figures champion sport, food and fashion, a combination that makes the world famous Derby Festival a distinguished event in the British social and sporting calendar.

As Michel Roux Jr said: “A day at the Derby isn’t just about racing, it’s about food, wine, fashion and a great atmosphere.”

The Ladies’ Day on Friday 5th June combines high style with the world of horse racing. Elegant and fashionable attendees compete to take the title of ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and the coverage is seen world wide, followed by the race on the 6th June with the champion taking winnings of 1.25 million.

More information about the 2015 Epsom Derby can be found here

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Rebecca Miller has won the fashion award in the first British Life Photography Awards (BLPA) with her picture of Brit – see above.  What’s more, she also had four more images highly commended in the fashion category as well as one, her shot of Vivienne Westwood, in the portrait section.  (See below).

The BLPA is a new event that aims to promote photography and ‘showcase contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life.’  It is sponsored by Sony and supported by Time Out, Conde Nast Traveller and Country Life and judged by a panel publishers, picture editors and photographers including Lara Jade and Caroline Metcalfe, the Director of Photography at Conde Nast.

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The winning photographs can be seen at The Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD until 7th March.

 

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Pip recently travelled to the coast to shoot this rugged fashion story for Men’s Health November issue.  He says “we shot in an incredible coastal quarry location down in Dorset – a battle against the elements but well worth the trek!”

 

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Rebecca Miller was commissioned to shoot legendary British designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and her muse, actress Christina Hendricks, for The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Designer A-List’ issue.  The shoot took place in Vivienne’s London workshop, where she created the pieces Christina was photographed in.

Of the dresses, Christina said “I enjoy this dress because I’m quite a woman of soft curves and I love these sharp little angles on me that contrast who I am.”

Rebecca previously shot a Vivienne Westwood dress for this couture fashion story.

 

 

 

 

 

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‘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

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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