It's been months since my last post. Instead of my usual ramblings, I wanted to show you a small selection of the things I've been working on this year.
This is a portrait I shot of actress Louise Torres Ryan:
This photograph was from an event by the charity AgeUK, who held their "Internet Champion of the Year" award at the Royal Society:
Since I'm in the AgeUK folder, this one's from a conference of theirs a few weeks later, here with chair Diane Jeffrey speaking:
Coca-Cola unveiled their 'Beat Fleet', a handful of customised, branded vehicles which were to accompany the Olympic torch on its relay around the country. This particular one blasted out music - and was the natural choice for the (inevitable) group photo. The picture below it shows all the vehicles together:
Sticking with the red theme, there was the Lloyds "Money for Life" challenge which took place at Wembley:
The 'Beatbox' (Coca-Cola's pavilion at the Olympic stadium) featured dozens of huge electronic panels designed by architects Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan. Putting your hands near, over, or on the surface created differing symphonies of incredible rhythmic sounds taken from Olympic sports (table tennis balls bouncing, feet pounding, arrows hitting a target). Very cool. Here they are with one of the panels:
Then there was a monthly food market, which needed a few stock images to help boost its profile:
And then there was a PR shoot for Sainsbury's (and yes, they are tomatoes). And below that, DFS opened a flagship store on Tottenham Court Road.
Here's one from Coca-Cola again. I was sent to photograph their operations at the Olympic park:
And there were some corporate portraits for a new client:
An event at Facebook's HQ in Covent Garden (I have since found it is impossible not to 'check-in' on a visit):
I covered the Havering show; here's a slideshow of a few photos from the day:
A product launch for Dell:
And I did some portraits for the charity, Tomorrow's People:
It started off with the "World Cafe", a conference idea I'd not seen before. Although I've already shown work for AgeUK, I wanted to put this up this because it was different, being comprised of a series of intimate four-to-a-table, round-table discussions with attendees continually changing places. Kind of like intellectual speed-dating.
Some portraits of a pianist and her trio:
A photography exhibition and a launch party:
A youth production of Watership Down:
I photographed a day care centre and a few of the volunteers, patrons and associates:
Lastly, The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play, reached its 25,000th performance on its 60th anniversary. The mark the occasion, a one-off star-studded cast put on the show, all part of a fundraiser auction for the amazing Mousetrap Theatre Projects. The party continued at the Garrick club:
Just one I wanted to show for December - I had the delightful opportunity to spend a day photographing rare and valuable coins:
I very nearly forgot this last one from April - I gained a second photo assistant!
That's it from me! Have a great 2013 everyone.