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It’s 60 years this week since ‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Haley and The Comets hit number one in ‘the hit parade’ and teds invented teenage rebellion!  And as Jay Brooks reveals in this personal project they are still at it – though noticeably less teenage.

When teds rioted at the Trocadero Cinema in Elephant and Castle, fired up by the rock and roll soundtrack of the movie ‘Blackboard Jungle’, they sent middle England into the first of many moral panics and blazed the trail for the mods, rockers, skins and punks that followed them.

The teds – or teddy boys to give them their full title – in Jay’s pictures are a little more mature and stop short of riot but only just.  As you can see they still enjoy what teds have always enjoyed sharp suits, beer, rock and roll and the odd fag.

See more of Jay’s teds on his website here

 

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It’s 60 years this week since ‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Haley and The Comets hit number one in ‘the hit parade’ and teds invented teenage rebellion!  And as Jay Brooks reveals in this personal project they are still at it – though noticeably less teenage.

When teds rioted at the Trocadero Cinema in Elephant and Castle, fired up by the rock and roll soundtrack of the movie ‘Blackboard Jungle’, they sent middle England into the first of many moral panics and blazed the trail for the mods, rockers, skins and punks that followed them.

The teds – or teddy boys to give them their full title – in Jay’s pictures are a little more mature and stop short of riot but only just.  As you can see they still enjoy what teds have always enjoyed sharp suits, beer, rock and roll and the odd fag.

See more of Jay’s teds on his website here

 

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ResonatorsScarlet Page‘s project to create a portrait gallery of the world’s greatest rock guitarists – is about to be launched.  The fruits of a two year project, Resonators features Brian May, Paul Weller, Jeff Beck, Graham Coxon, Jimmy Page and many more, all presented in high quality black and white

The book, beautifully designed by former GQ art director Warren Jackson, goes on sale on 1st December and this week, on 26th November, the Resonators exhibition opens at Proud’s Camden gallery.

Scarlet has been hard at work promoting the launch and there has been plenty of press interest in the project.  She even made it on to the famous red sofa for an interview on BBC Breakfast this morning.  See below

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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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For this All Hallows Eve Scott Grummett has posted ideas for suitable seasonal fayre on his blog.  Though as a man of sophistication and taste he’s avoided all things dark and ghoulish, vampire burgers and anything drizzled with fake blood.

Instead he’s gone with a Mexican twist – Halloween, or as it is called in Spanish El Dia de Muertos, is big in Mexico – and come up with a frankly fantastic jalapeno margharita.

He also has a recipe for a delicious roast pumpkin dish that solves the perennial problem of what to do with the inside of the pumpkin when you have made the outside into a lamp.

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Amit and Naroop‘s Singh project is currently gracing the hallowed halls of Leo Burnett London.

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.’

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Amit and Naroop are going to be talking about their experiences with crowdfunding, Kickstarter and The Singh Project at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane on Saturday 10th October.  The talk has been organised by the AOP as one of a series of events happening around the 2015 Awards show at the brewery running from 9th to 11th.

Amit and Naroop ran their successful Kickstarter campaign to finance the Singh Project, their exhibition of portraits of British Sikh men, which won them great media attention and acclaim.

Entrance to the AOP Event is free and it starts at 12.30 on Saturday 10th October at the Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.  For more information about the AOP Events over the weekend go www.the-aop.org/2015

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In November 2014 Liam Arthur traveled to The West Bank to help pick olives and to photograph the people there who live their ordinary lives against an extraordinary back ground of sectarianism and strife.  The result is ‘Occupied – Portraits of The West Bank’ a gentle but powerful set of images that reveal the everyday life that lies behind the drama and the violence of the news feeds.  The pictures are moving because they capture moments of normalness, kids go to school and play football,  farmers pick olives and tend goats.  But it is all against the unseen but ever present background of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

‘Occupied – Portraits of The West Bank’ is currently featured on the photo mag website Of The Land and Us together with an article by Liam about his journey and how he created the project.

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Scarlet Page‘s crowdfunding campaign to finance the publication of her book ‘Resonators’, portraits of the greatest guitar players of the age, finished on 7th August and we are pleased to announce it was a resounding success.

By the deadline 214 backers had pledged over £26,000, £10,000 more than the original target.  So huge thanks and congratulations to everyone involved and we look forward to arrival of the book later in the year.

You can follow the progress and development of the project on the Resonators Facebook page and we will be blogging and tweeting further updates as the launch date approaches.  Follow Scarlet on Twitter here.

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With the start of the 2015-2016 Premier League season this weekend, Liam Arthur celebrates with his personal project on kids football.

He photographed the football kids of the Priory Park Football Club in north London at the end of last season and plans to continue the work in the new term.  His fresh images really capture the enthusiasm, energy, the pure joy and fun of the kids game.

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Personal work from Scott Grummett‘s recent trip to Italy.  A fully out foodie and Italophile, Scott spent his time, or at least some of it, in Rome capturing these extraordinary images of classic Italian-ness. Perfetto!

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Scarlet Page has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of her Resonators project in book form.  Resonators, first seen as an exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall fund raising for Teenage Cancer Trust, is Scarlet’s collection of portraits of legendary guitar players including Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Slash, Peter Green and Jimmy Page.

The book is looking fabulous and will feature the Resonators images in beautiful, and rock appropriate, black and white.  It is designed by GQ’s Warren Jackson with words by the award winning novelist Ben Myers.

To find out more about the Kickstarter and the pledges on offer click here.  And here for the Resonators on Facebook.

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During her recent visit to LA,  of which more later, Rebecca Miller, as you do in LA, spent some of her time hanging out with Rita Ora.

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Amit and Naroop’s Singh Project is being featured as part of Alchemy, The Southbank Centre’s Annual Festival celebrating the shared culture of the UK and South Asia with the best of art, design, music, theatre, literature, comedy, dance and …food.

Scaled up to work in the vastness that is the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall, super-sized versions of the Singh images are suspended from the ceiling, together now with a fascinating and moving video of interviews with some of the Singhs.  See the video here.

There are concerts and performances every evening and events and shows, like Singh, to see throughout the day.  Alchemy runs from 15th to 25th May.

 

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Amit and Naroop‘s acclaimed Singh exhibition is on show FOR ONE DAY ONLY!  at the Vaisakhi celebrations in and around City Hall on Saturday 11th April.  The event celebrates Sikh heritage,  history and culture and, apart from the Singh at City Hall exhibition, features a host of other attractions including music, food and turban tying.

The Vaisakhi celebration is organised by The Mayor – see his personal invitation here – and supported by Singh Shaba London East and the EY Sikh Network.

To see the Singh project in full click here.

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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.

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Scarlet Page adds a new female guitar hero to her Resonators project – punk rock royalty Chrissie Hynde, guitarist and lead singer of 80’s rock band The Pretenders.

Hynde moved from the US to the UK at the start of the punk era, and founded The Pretenders in 1978. Members have come and gone but she remained the front woman throughout the band’s history, a phenomenal personality, songwriter and musician.

The Sex PistolsJohn Lydon described her as “a tough old bird” and Morrissey writes in his Autobiography that she is “the funniest person I have ever met.”

And here at Shoot we think Hynde is a superb addition to the Resonators project – a visual celebration of the musicians that created the sound we call rock. Previous portraits of the rock elite include:  Brian May, Slash, Paul Weller, Sir Paul McCartney and guitarists from bands like: The Stone Roses, Sex Pistols , Oasis, and The Eagles.

Scarlet has been longing for a female subject to add to the project and with Hynde’s rock history and musical talent she fits the bill perfectly…some added rock chick for Resonators!

Chrissie’s portrait can be found on the Shoot website along with all Resonators prints www.shootgroup.com/photographers/scarlet-page/resonators/ (print sales in aid of teenage cancer trust.)​

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Scarlet Page recently shot guitar legends Jack White and Hank Marvin, who will join the Resonators line up in the soon-to-be-released book!

Jack shows off his serious side here, but we did manage to catch him smiling this behind the scenes shot.

The Resonators photo book, including all of the new additions and some of Scarlet’s stories from the road, is now available for pre-order from Red Giant Publishing in Deluxe and Collectors editions.

Prints are still available from the Shoot website (signed ones too!), sales of which are in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Rebecca Miller recently shot this stunning look book for up and coming designer Danni Lin.

Rebecca shot the meticulously constructed pieces against the dilapidated backdrop of Church Walk Studio in Hackney, her new favourite place!

 

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Phoenix Magazine‘s Summer issue features Clairvoyants, a personal project by Shoot photographer Jay Brooks:

I can’t say I’d ever yearned for my fortune to be read, I just wanted to get away from London and shoot something with no entourage. Having worked with a lot of actors and musicians, this time I was after a project that felt more ‘real’. That seems so funny now. I soon learnt that fortune-telling could be just as much of a performance…After four days, I still didn’t know if I believed, but I knew that they did. I guess that’s all that really mattered.

See more of Jay’s work with people and places here!

 

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.”

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“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

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Amit and Naroop‘s SINGH project was featured in Creative Review’s May iPad edition!  This is fantastic exposure for the project, and Amit and Naroop will soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the SINGH exhibition. 

The pair want to ‘put on a beautiful exhibition where people can learn more about the symbols of Sikh identity in their varied and striking styles.’

SINGH is a series of portraits of British Sikh men. The men who feature in this project are businessmen, boxers, IT professionals, doctors, fashion stylists, temple volunteers, magicians and a host of occupations , all adapting the interpreting the Sikh traditions in their own way.

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Scarlet Page’s new exhibition – ‘Resonators’ – is about guitar heroes.  It is a stellar collection of portraits featuring some of the biggest names and most famous faces in music.

The epic project saw Scarlet travel far and wide to capture the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Brian May, Wilko Johnson, John Squire, and, of course, her father Jimmy Page.

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Media interest has been strong with radio interviews and features in The Times, Mojo and GQ Online amongst others.  The opening at the Royal Albert Hall was an impressive media and music business gathering. Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keavney lived the dream having his picture taken with John Squire AND Jimmy Page!

Resonators can be seen at the Royal Albert Hall from 24th March  to 24th April

Profits from the sale of limited edition prints go to the Teenage Cancer Trust

The first print of each edition of 25 is signed by the ‘Resonator’ and Scarlet and are currently being auctioned on ebay. The auction closes this Sunday 30th March 2014 – click here to place your bid.

The rest of the limited editions, signed by Scarlet, are on sale at Shoot

Listen here to Scarlet’s 6 Music radio interview with Shaun Keavney.

 

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Amit & Naroop’s personal project ‘Singh’  is a series of portraits of British Sikh men. To the duo, the turban and beard are the most powerful and obvious symbols of the identity of a Sikh man, and ‘Singh’ is a celebration of that identity.

Although the project is still in it’s infancy, it has already received a phenomenal response, including a feature on It’s Nice That

The men who feature in this project are businessmen, boxers, IT professionals, doctors, fashion stylists, temple volunteers, magicians and a host of occupations , all adapting the interpreting the Sikh traditions in their own way.

“The aim of ‘Singh’ is to capture the essence of modern “Sikhness” and to pay tribute to the beauty and variety of British Sikh Men.” – Amit & Naroop

– ‘Singh’ is due to be exhibited this Summer. In the meantime, keep up to date with the latest news and images from the project here

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Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Brian May, Wilko Johnson, John Squire, Steve Jones and Jimmy Page are all ‘Resonators’; with the rest of rock’s elite they are the subjects of Scarlet Page’s latest project, an exhibition of epic portraits at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Scarlet grew up surrounded by music and musicians, the daughter of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’.  She began her career in photography, establishing herself as a successful music photographer, but she had been taking pictures of bands for over 15 years before she finally managed to shoot Jimmy ‘officially’ for a Sunday newspaper.  The session gave her the idea for a collection of portraits of guitar legends.

Scarlet explains, “I really wanted to do a charity project and Teenage Cancer Trust, with its incredible musical pedigree, and the amazing work it does, seemed ideal. I’ve been shooting now for over a year, and I’m not going to stop just yet”.

Resonators will open at the RAH on 24th March, and will run until 24th April. The prints will be on sale online in limited editions of 25. The first print of each edition will be signed by the ‘Resonator’ and Scarlet, and will be auctioned on ebay with all profits going to TCT. For a full list of subjects please visit the Resonators Facebook page.

Resonators prints will be on sale online at www.shootgroup.com/prints/scarlet-page-resonators/ . For the ‘first print eBay auction’ click here.

Resonators is kindly sponsored by Metro Imaging and Happy Finish.

Pip_JE_066_blog2Pip snaps ‘Warhorse’ heart throb Jeremy Irvine in the run up to the release of his new film ‘The Railway Man’ alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
Irvine has been making his mark on the British film industry, featuring in ‘Now is Good’, ‘Great Expectations’ and most famously as the lead in ‘Warhorse’ which led him to the demanding role of the young Eric Lomax in ‘The Railway Man’ . A story inspired by the real-life experiences of a prisoner of war of the Japanese in World War II.

Be sure to check out this dreamboat in ‘The Railway Man’, which is released on 10th January – Friday this week!

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With his first ever entry, and at only 25, we are thrilled to announce that Pips personal project, The Freerunner,  was selected for and is now featured in The Creative Review Photography Annual 2013.

The Freerunner is a collaborative project with world freerunning champion Tim Shieff, using the Brutalist architecture of London’s South Bank as a backdrop.  Together Pip and Tim have created something much more than polished sports imagery.

See the full series here and look out for Pip’s double page spread in the CR Annual under the personal/ non published section- out today.

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Inspired by their Olympics project “Our Legacy or Theirs?” Community Links (an East London charity based in Newham) commissioned Amit & Naroop to work on a inspiring project; to capture portraits of 14 individuals whose stories demonstrate the power of working with people to seize opportunities and transform their lives.

“Community Links believes these individuals demonstrate how things can change for the better, and for the long term” – Amit & Naroop

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Champion free runner, Tim Shieff has collaborated with photographer Pip to create these arresting images.

As a pioneer of the rapidly-growing sport, Tim’s ethos is centred around thinking outside of the box – showcasing physical creativity and injecting energy into the places that people overlook on a daily basis. Using 1970’s brutalist architecture as a common backdrop, together Pip and Tim have created somthing much more than polished sports imagery.

By focusing on the quieter moments, Pip’s images have harnessed the strength, balance and precision that epitomise Tim’s approach and go towards making him an artist as much as an athlete.

 

 

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Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 18.06.44 copy Amit and Naroop have come back with their latest personal project – Only Connect

Only Connect (OC) Central is a creative arts centre and members club for ex offenders and youth at risk. It’s mission is to it’s members; delivering arts projects, social activities and practical support services.

The portraits that feature in this project are of the staff and members of OC, where Amit & Naroop hold mentoring workshops in photography.

“…As their background is in theatre, we stripped down the portraits and used a stage in their building to symbolise their roots in the arts”- Naroop

Click here to view the behind the scenes video.

 

Eulalia, fashion film

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.

Watch the film and see more stills from Eulalia in Rebecca’s fashion gallery.