Very clever install for Nike by Hotel Creative, all the balls meticulously hung at perfect heights – In the flesh it feels like your eyes are playing weird tricks on you, like C.G.I or something out of the Matrix
2 very enjoyable days for the company Equiteq, photographing 2 guys who’d sold their businesses and were now able to spend more time on other activities. A really nice relaxed brief, though with an aim to get a horizon in if possible and some space to lay text over for their website.
Had the great fortune/misfortune depending on which way you look at it, to hear all 3 party leaders do their x-factor final electioneering performances for the CBI judges this week. Surprisingly it was Ed Miliband who came across with the most charisma, actually answering the questions he was asked and as the one i’d most like to go for a pint with…i’d have lost money on that! He also attracted the most paps, all out to get the picture of him pulling a silly face or something. Highlight of the day though was definitely R2D2 trundling op a ramp onto stage with the Pinewood CEO’s missing speech.
Spent yesterday afternoon keeping it ‘old skool’ with just a 40mm fixed lens – forces you to get closer to the action/talk to people – like these ‘Mudlarkers’ beach-combing on the Thames. The first guy Alex had arranged a holiday from Australia and had his official permit from the Port of London Authorty to do just that. He assured me that the pins in his hand were from gentleman’s Elizabethan dress and that the bits of smoker’s clay pipes that I found for the last photo date back to the 16th Century – there were lots of them in the mud, apparently they were sold pre-filled with tobacco and were thrown away once used by the dock workers.
The amazing concert pianist duo Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown