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Liam Arthur shot World Championship and Olympic medal winning diver Tom Daley for the Anti-Bullying campaign sponsored by Cartoon Network.  Tom, along with Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal, is one of the faces of the campaign that encourages kids to ‘be a buddy, not a bully.’

Cartoon Network’s Anti-Bullying initiative has been nominated for a Bafta Childrens Award.

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Liam Arthur shot World Championship and Olympic medal winning diver Tom Daley for the Anti-Bullying campaign sponsored by Cartoon Network.  Tom, along with Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal, is one of the faces of the campaign that encourages kids to ‘be a buddy, not a bully.’

Cartoon Network’s Anti-Bullying initiative has been nominated for a Bafta Childrens Award.

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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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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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Ray Burmiston has been working with Discovery Channel and the actor Idris Elba on his new show Idris Elba : No Limits.  The show reveals that Idris, apart from being an acclaimed and accomplished actor is an unashamed petrol-head who often does his own car stunts and harbours a strong desire to enter the world of motor sport.

In each of the four episodes Idris tackles a different life threatening discipline: rally driving, aerobatics, drag racing and a land speed record attempt in a Bentley on a beach.  Throughout the series and in various locations Ray was tasked with recording and capturing moments as Idris took on the various challenges, ‘Armed,’ as Discovery put it,’ with no experience but an abundance of courage, grit and determination.’

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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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Race for Life – The 2015 Pink Army Campaign, shot by Pip.

Pip shot ambassadors  Nadine Coyle and Coleen Rooney  as women warriors for the new Cancer Research Race for Life campaign, promoting women-only events across the UK to raise money and fight cancer.

Coleen said: ‘I am so thrilled to be supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Regardless of your age or how fit you are, everyone can take part or sponsor someone.’

And Pip’s shots of the glamorous pair in Game of Thrones-esque warrior attire have been a hit with the media and the Race for Life team.

For more information about Race for Life and how to enter an event near you over the summer head here.

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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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Celebrating Turnbull & Asser’s 130 years of bespoke mens tailoring, Pip shot England rugby international Lewis Moody in the London flagship store.

Since 1885 the prestigious company has created custom shirts for a jaw-dropping list of high profile clients from all over the world, including: Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and every James Bond. Having been awarded the Royal warrant of appointment, they are now also official suppliers to the Royal Family.

Lewis Moody was impressed with the journey to create his luxury bespoke shirts: “Having a bespoke shirt has been a real eye opener for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Turnbull & Asser. I was delighted with the outcome of all the shirts as they fit beautifully and are perfectly suited to my lifestyle.’

Join Turnbull & Asser as they celebrate 130 years of British manufacturing and craftsmanship here.

 

 

The National Portrait Gallery purchases Jay Brooks' photograph of champion cyclist, Sir Bradley Wiggins

The National Portrait Gallery in London has purchased this photograph of Sir Bradley Wiggins, by Jay Brooks, for their Photographs Collection.

Sir Bradley, whose career achievements include numerous titles from both track and road cycling, is the first British cyclist to gain a podium finish in Tour de France history.  Wiggins was awarded his knighthood as part of the 2013 New Year Honours.

The Gallery now has four of Jay’s photographs – including actress Hayley Atwell and The Other Boleyn Girl screenwriter, Peter Morgan.

See more of Jay’s portraits on the Shoot website.

  Pip photographs Jodie Kidd for Derby Festival

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Pip photographed polo-playing supermodel Jodie Kidd, as she became the official face of the Investec Derby Festival 2014.

Shooting in an old dilapidated church, Pip captures Jodie in all her elegance as she posed in hats by legendary milliner and official festival designer, Philip Treacy.  The fashion was inspired by 3 areas of the Epsom Racecourse – the Hill, the Duchess Stand and the Queen’s Stands.

Kidd says she is “really proud to take on the role of official face of the Investec Derby Festival. Modelling three different looks for the shoot shows that despite its prestigious racing reputation, fashion is a huge part of the day. I have been a fan of horses since I was 10 years old and find racing almost hypnotic, I look forward to sporting one of Philip Treacy’s creations and watching these beautiful animals compete in the greatest flat race of them all!”

 

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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.

 

 

This weekend was all about Jay Brooks as his images graced the covers of both the Guardian Weekend and The Sunday Times- Culture.

 

First up was Britain’s latest (reluctant) hero, Bradley Wiggins for Saturday’s Guardian Weekend feature, as the Tour de France winner sported a very different look for the camera.

 

Second up was Jay’s images of starry eyed Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall, on the cover and inside The Sunday Times – Culture, for their upcoming play – Constellations.

Check out more of Jay Brooks’ amazing portfolio here.

The Olympics: our legacy or theirs? Photographers and directors Amit & Naroop ask sports hungry youth in Stratford if they believe the London 2012 Olympics will leave a lasting legacy.

 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.

They decided to approach Community Links, an innovative East London charity based in Newham, to speak to youth that were involved in Community Links sports programmes and ask them their thoughts on the Olympics and more importantly whether they felt they would benefit from the facilities once the Olympics finished.

The end result intrigued and inspired.

Photographed by Jay Brooks this was a serious team feat (not of post production) with body painter and stylist fighting against the rain.

The ‘secret footballer‘ of the premier league still remains a mystery but the story behind the shoot for Saturday’s Guardian Weekend cover feature is very real; the model who stepped up to play the part was literally painted into the playing fields of Tufnell Park.

A brilliant result.

Congratulations to Louis Smith who this week led the team that not only won a bronze medal but the  first British men’s gymnastics team medal in a century.

Photographed by Jay Brooks, these intimate portraits of Louis beautifully capture a determined and strong young man in training, which has thankfully paid off. Go team GB!

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Andrew Lapthorne – Wheelchair Tennis

Amy Conroy – Wheelchair Basketball

Just out…125 Magazine – Olympia issue features a very special Paralympians portrait story by Adrian Green. By shooting them in their respective training environments, Adrian captures their sporting determination whilst the black and white portraits bring a more intimate side.

“Many thanks to an inspirational bunch of athletes for making this project so enjoyable! It was a real insight into what it takes to make it at the highest level-thanks guys.” Adrian

Temperatures are rising and so is the competition on the hit show ‘Dancing on Ice’.

A bookies favourite to win, here Matthew Wolfenden cuts through the ice  to make a very dashing figure for photographer Adrian Green.

Sportswear re-invented by Pip for Sport and Street. Model Raf Cross @ www.models1.co.uk, Fashion Editor Peppe Orrù, Grooming Amy Davies, Assistant Jim Agnew.

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Photographer Adrian Green. Fashion Editor Peppe Orrù.  Make up and Grooming Dani Richardson. Model Eric Underwood @ www.mandp.com. Assistant Jay Hunting. Logos Publishing.

we are delighted to be able to share with you a personal insight to the life and work of our celebrated connoisseur of all things sporty and entertaining. Adrian Green’s new blog delves behind the scenes of some of his recent shoots, from his young olympian project – Matti Mortimore; his commissioned work with Speedo, and our personal fave – Mr. Green himself running a 10k race, which as we are in something of a mischievous mood this morning we are posting here for your viewing pleasure.

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Here are just a couple of the wonderful images from Adrian Greens recent shoot for the worlds number 1 swim brand Speedo; featuring Britain’s top female triathletes Helen Jenkins and Hollie Avil, who recently joined the team as Speedo sponsored athletes alongside their many other great ambassadors. These stunning pictures were shot on the breathtaking sunny black sand beaches of Lanzarote where the ladies were training whilst the UK was groaning under the weight of weeks of snow storms in December. With the mix of the magnificent light, high tech wet suits on the agile physiques of Helen (pictured here) and Hollie, coupled with Adrian’s unique eye – these make for another happy moment in our enduring relationship with the Speedo team.

 

Whilst most of us have the natural urge to hibernate during the dark days of January & February those lovely lively people at Gymbox are a never ending source of active inspiration. This is just one uplifting image in a series; shot by Adrian Green with creative by Zip Design and props by Propped Up.