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Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal was devastated by a powerful and violent earthquake on 25th April this year.  It was a disaster on an epic scale, nearly 9000 dead, thousands made homeless, towns and villages flattened.  Liam Arthur was among the hundreds of volunteers that flew to the stricken country to give help in the aftermath.  Working for the NGO Shelterbox in the dual roles of aid worker and photographer he helped provide shelter for people whose homes had been destroyed and, in his photographs, recorded their stories and their situation.  The images here are some of the people that he met while distributing aid to one of the worst hit areas east of Katmandu.

Liam is adamant about the importance of the role of the photographer in this situation.  “As a photographer my role is to document the disaster and bring back stories and media that describe the situation and the people affected. There is no brief as such except to provide material that can be used by the organisation to publicise the situation on the ground and the efforts to help. We often have a unique view and access – as the second part of my role is to help facilitate the importation and distribution of aid to the affected communities. Being closely involved with the people affected gives you an element of trust and understanding with them, often allowing you to get under the surface, under an exterior often toughened by the catastrophic events that have claimed so many lives, to the real feelings underneath.

Being sensitive to the people that you are photographing in disaster situations is vital not only for them but also for the medium of photography to be trusted across the world as a method of revealing a peoples need for help without exploiting those that you are trying to help in the first place. Often it is hard to avoid the cliched images that we so often see, but the more that you talk to the affected communities the more you tend to see the strength and resilience of the human condition.  I would hope a little of this strength shows in the portraits of people who have suffered greatly at the hands of the unforgiving mountains that they inhabit.

They are not a community to be pitied but one of courage and strength, to be supported and helped to build back stronger and better. Unfortunately the disaster here has only begun, with the monsoon rain coming followed by a harsh winter in mountains that were prone to landslides before the earthquakes. Images have the power to keep us engaged in a world who’s attention span is ever shortening. It is important that the stories keep getting told. It is important that we see what needs to be done so that we can empathise and support the people that so generously gave us their stories to tell. But most importantly it is important that we do it with integrity.”

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal earthquake Liam arthur

Nepal was devastated by a powerful and violent earthquake on 25th April this year.  It was a disaster on an epic scale, nearly 9000 dead, thousands made homeless, towns and villages flattened.  Liam Arthur was among the hundreds of volunteers that flew to the stricken country to give help in the aftermath.  Working for the NGO Shelterbox in the dual roles of aid worker and photographer he helped provide shelter for people whose homes had been destroyed and, in his photographs, recorded their stories and their situation.  The images here are some of the people that he met while distributing aid to one of the worst hit areas east of Katmandu.

Liam is adamant about the importance of the role of the photographer in this situation.  “As a photographer my role is to document the disaster and bring back stories and media that describe the situation and the people affected. There is no brief as such except to provide material that can be used by the organisation to publicise the situation on the ground and the efforts to help. We often have a unique view and access – as the second part of my role is to help facilitate the importation and distribution of aid to the affected communities. Being closely involved with the people affected gives you an element of trust and understanding with them, often allowing you to get under the surface, under an exterior often toughened by the catastrophic events that have claimed so many lives, to the real feelings underneath.

Being sensitive to the people that you are photographing in disaster situations is vital not only for them but also for the medium of photography to be trusted across the world as a method of revealing a peoples need for help without exploiting those that you are trying to help in the first place. Often it is hard to avoid the cliched images that we so often see, but the more that you talk to the affected communities the more you tend to see the strength and resilience of the human condition.  I would hope a little of this strength shows in the portraits of people who have suffered greatly at the hands of the unforgiving mountains that they inhabit.

They are not a community to be pitied but one of courage and strength, to be supported and helped to build back stronger and better. Unfortunately the disaster here has only begun, with the monsoon rain coming followed by a harsh winter in mountains that were prone to landslides before the earthquakes. Images have the power to keep us engaged in a world who’s attention span is ever shortening. It is important that the stories keep getting told. It is important that we see what needs to be done so that we can empathise and support the people that so generously gave us their stories to tell. But most importantly it is important that we do it with integrity.”

Taking a modern twist on what historically has been perceived as leisure wear for aristocratic gents, Gavin Watson captures these urban lads about town, and officially reinstates tweed as hip.

Reinvigorating ‘Dashing Tweeds‘ for a modern market, it’s simply illuminating, literally!

Read the full feature in the current issue of Jocks&Nerds – Winter 2011/2012 

 

For your chance to see Dean Chalkley‘s ‘Young Souls’ photographic exhibition- with an addition of some new, exclusive, never-before-seen images- get yourself down to ‘England’s most Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel,’ Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton.

The exhibition opens to the public from 20th January until 29th March 2012 and is FREE!!! For more info on the event and DJ line up, please join the Young Souls Facebook Group.

 

Amit & Naroop approached the Teenage Cancer Trust with a proposal…to offer their time and services to spend a day with ten ‘budding photographer’ teenage cancer patients; and to teach them the camera and lighting techniques they use on their many and varied celebrity and music shoots. Their motivation? “Charitable work is something we have always aspired to do and believe strongly in helping others to achieve their dreams and improve their lives, doing something they love.

From their studio in West London, the first half of the day began by Amit & Naroop taking individual portraits of the teenagers and whilst doing so have the others behind the scenes and getting them directly involved as assistants. For the second half of the day they turned the cameras on each other, taking photographs and allowing them to put their new acquired skills into practice. The day then concluded with a mentoring session in which Amit & Naroop shared valuable information about their steps to success thus far followed by a Q&A session.

Gauging by the smiles on those teenage faces, the experience is one they won’t soon forget. Watch the video here Teenage Cancer Trust – Amit & Naroop


 

SHOOT was commissioned to produce and photograph the Spring/ Summer 12 look book for Chinese mens fashion brand, San Kelloff, with fashion photographer, Andrew Borthwick at the helm. A home grown, high end menswear brand, the brief was to reflect a European and luxury lifestyle image to represent it’s fine workmanship and remarkable quality, which is favoured by the ‘successful’ Chinese businessman.

Shot in and around Whitehall, these two raw images are a sneak preview from the day with the finished product still to come.

As many of you would already know, Shoot photographer, Pip, is also a very talented filmmaker and was recently commissioned to direct and shoot the official video for Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s new single ‘Shine’ – the third single taken from the debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’.

Following up from some of the more conceptual videos Ben has done in the past, Pip decided to go for a much more organic approach, simply centred around ‘morning light’ (which is referenced in the lyrics of the song). The vast majority of the video was shot at sunrise in a little fishing town called Whitby in both Pip and Ben’s native North Yorkshire. We think it’s just beautiful – the song and video.

Watch it HERE

This week there’s much a buzz about iconic photographer Gavin Watson – ‘the man responsible for documenting so many facets of British youth culture’ – as quoted in the latest quarterly edition of urban fashion magazine, WAD, which features a profile piece on the man himself in addition to a 14 page spread. Entitled Council Estate of Mind, Gavin proves he’s still got the urban edge.

Then, coming from a completely different spectrum, we read that Henry Holland’s autumn/ winter collection, Pastel Punks, was inspired by Gavin Watson’s photographs of skindheads and punks…cool!

Noel Gallagher and Dean Chalkley, reunited once again, this time for the NME cover story – ahead of Noel’s new band and self titled debut album release, ‘High Flying Birds’.

Dean captured these candid images in and around his local streets.

See the full story in NME out now.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are back with the notorious Karl Pilkington for Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List, and once again Ray Burmiston was there to capture them in the action (and having a laugh!).

If you haven’t seen it already, we’re sure you’ll see 1 of the 525 billboards around the UK…and yes, that’s a real block of ice!!

Dean’s interview on Brighton’s Cult Radio show ‘Pelirocco Platters’ will be broadcast on the evening of Tuesday 6th September between 6pm-8pm.

Click to go through to Pelirocco Platters at 6pm-8pm http://www.radioreverb.com/

The show hosted by Mick Habeshaw Robinson has had some great guests in the past, notorious characters such as Captain Sensible, Paolo Hewitt, Don Letts, Mark Baxter and Charlie Harper from the UK Subs have all been on the show …

If you miss this broadcast then it will be repeated on Wednesday 7th September between 10am-Noon and then available to download on Soundcloud

Appearing in Empire’s October 2011 issue in only her third ever interview, Jessica Chastain is now already a shining star. Playing Terrence Malick’s spiritual mother in The Tree of Life, Shoot photographer, Adrian Green, wonderfully captures her natural beauty and grace.

To mark the release of “In Gold Blood” the new album by Kids in Glass Houses; here are a few images from Pip, the Photographer behind the paint throwing extravaganza that was the artwork shoot. The KIGH boys – never ones to shy away from a challenge – got wonderfully messy on the day, all aided by the brilliant team from Rida set design who enabled Pip and his crew to splash around in enough gold paint to suffocate a bond girl.

Remember your first pair of Dr. Martens?  Don’t we all? In its Autumn-winter ad campaign, the company selected the recently elusive Agyness Deyn and one of our personal fave boys – Ash Stymest as the new faces of its “First and Forever” campaign, shot by Gavin Watson, bringing his famed and unique twist on British Culture. The ads take the viewer on a spontaneous journey of “first” moments and experiences (first pairs of Docs, first crush, first kiss etc) set against the backdrop of seaside town Margate.

The campaign will break in September and will run in international magazines as Teen Vogue, i-D, The New York Times T Style Magazine, Essential Homme and Rolling Stone, but for the time being take a trip to the official website http://firstandforever.drmartens.co.uk/gallery

This very night the girls and boys at Shoot HQ are slipping on their finest togs and curling their eyelashes in hot anticipation of a night on the tiles (liberally sprinkled with talcum powder of course) in Bethnal Green Working Mens Club. We are celebrating the launch of the Dean Chalkleys new short film “Young Souls”; a beautifully intimate portrayal of the  Northern Soul club scene. All in association with the wonderful kids at 125 Magazine.

The new issue of glossy style tome Indie hits the shelves today, with the delectable George Craig (of One Night Only and Burberry fame) gracing the cover. Photographed by our very own international bright young thing – Pip; with fabulous accompanying fashion story inside. Here is the ever-so-lovely cover shot just to whet your appetite.

A link here http://www.theworx.co.uk/blog-old/2011/06/09/douglas-gordons-extraordinary-people-the-worx/ to the Worx (studios) blog, giving you a glimpse behind the scenes of Paul Riders dramatic shoot for Douglas and Gordons 2011 ad campaign. Commisioned by The Ideas Factory; a number of dreamlike fantasies were brought to life for each subjects personal scenario by Paul and set designer Georgia Shelton. Extraordinary people indeed.

On the 24th May Channel 4 assembled some of the nation’s best known comedians for their annual spectacular Comedy Gala – the biggest stand-up show ever – in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. It airs on June 9th along with Dermot O’Learys Big Fat Comedy Gala. Dermot goes behind the scenes of the gala and  gossips with a host of stars including Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Rich Hall, Alan Carr and Jonathan Ross, among others. Our comedy king Ray Burmiston was of course on hand to capture the funny boys best sides.

 

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.

http://adriangreenphotography.blogspot.com/

 

F2 freelance photographer magazine interviews our rising star Pip for their cover story STARTING OUT.

“Pip, aged 22, talented, and already on his way to success in the ever tough world of music photography”

…. accompanied by a portfolio of Pips rich, intimate images, the feature even remembers to name check the Shoot ladies; thank you Pip & F2 magazine we salute you.

http://www.f2freelancephotographer.com/

Shoot will be taking a short break to stock up on the choccie for the Easter weekend and of course to prepare our hats for the Royal Wedding next Friday. In the meantime here is a little something to get you in the mood for the gloriously sunny bank holiday. Get your flips flops on fire up the barbeque and have some fun!

 

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.

 

An exclusive little Red Nose Day appetizer for your palette. Britain’s revered PM David Cameron has joined forces with Miranda Hart, Ruby Wax and Claudia Winkleman to be funny for money on a Comic Relief special MasterChef. He jokes “We’re still scraping the chilli off the kitchen walls! But the results were surprisingly good”. You can see them tonight on BBC1 at 7pm, in the meantime here is a taster (do you see what we did there?) from our own yummy Ray Burmiston.

 

As we are sure you are already aware the funniest day of them all is nearly upon us – this Friday March 18th is Comic Relief day. To celebrate this fact, here is a picture of some very funny ladies with very big hearts – all of them aiming to get you to empty your very deep pockets in the name of Red Nose Day. Shot by the equally hilarious Ray Burmiston whose relationship with the charity is as long as it is true. Enjoy the laughs, but most importantly don’t forget what it is all about.

Shoot Me Friday is the latest outing from photographer Andrew Borthwick and his long term collaborative partner in styling & creative direction. Spontaneous moments with London’s hottest models; wearing the coolest labels, letting of a little bit of steam and having some good clean silly fun.

Keep up to date on their newest postings on the blog http://shootmefriday.blogspot.com/

We are in Beijing and clearly it’s just become the year of the rabbit. Not entirely sure what this means but we are having a very brilliant time. Meetings have been great and positive and everyone we meet is warm friendly and hospitable. So hospitable that the only real hazard is over eating and one or two of the ‘delicacies’ have been a bit challenging. Duck tongues are not going to feature on the menu at home any time soon. Today we managed to fit in a visit to the amazing Forbidden City and tomorrow we have more meetings.
And here is a picture of a poodle in trainers, the second one we saw in one afternoon!

Adele and Paul have embarked on their Chinese expedition. No….not a tour of North Londons finest local eating establishments, but a sojourn east to Hong Kong and Beijing to meet the finest creatives in all the land. The Riders will no doubt be updating us with snaps and news from the trip along the way. Watch this space.

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.

A suitably festive offering from our very own Christmas Crackers – Ray Burmiston & Paul Rider, who worked on this seasonal campaign for the publicity of Sky1’s autobiographical comic shorts from Britain’s best-loved stars for this Christmas’ schedule. Over the space of 3 months they photographed a multitude of British comedy geniuses such as Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke, Bill Bailey, Jo Brand & Catherine Tate. The results of which are coming now to a billboard near you.

In the spirit of all things celebratory and Englands recent success on the pitch here is Adrian Greens recent cover of Sky Sports magazine, with these two formidable cricket Legends, David Gower and Graeham Swann.