Xmas 2020 – A year to quickly forget or learn from?
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
We’re reaching the end of a year that has brought much frustration, confusion and unknowingness. Yet there’s also been interesting and enjoyable moments during many conversations with family and friends, as well as new and existing clients for us. Has 2020 taught us anything new and different or will we just be happy to leave it behind? And what does it all mean for the New Year? Looking forward to having more conversations about it.
Until then, stay safe and see you all in 2021.
Ski season on hold in the Dolomites
Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
The Dolomites famous ski slopes stay closed for the moment due to the ongoing pandemic. This is a huge blow for the locals and the ski community that make their way up to this fantastic region in Italy around this time of year for the opening of the season.
A couple of years ago, we travelled to this part of Europe to document the last preperations before the gates and lifts were finally unlocked for the skiers and snowboarders. It’s strange to see that an idea of a ghost town, were evreything looks so immaculate and ready to go, can suddenly become reality…
I hope this won’t go on for too long, especially for the local community. Stay patient and strong until it’s all safe again to enjoy it!🙏🏻
Godewind Immobilien AG- Annual Report 2019
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
Before the world came to a standstill back in March, we had the pleasure to photograph the management board of Godewind Immobilien AG for their latest Annual Report. This may have been the closest shoot location from our Frankfurt office that we’ve been to so far, but it felt like we had entered a completely different place away from the Bahnhofsviertel. When the CEO also happens to be an art collector and decides to fill his entire office with it, finding suitable backgrounds wasn’t the hardest part for this particular commission. Thanks again for a fantastic day. Very happy to do it again next year!:)
Oman – Roadtrip Pt.1
Monday, September 14th, 2020
Oman’s landscape is so varied and epic wherever you go. Driving through it ended up being even more amazing and fun. Proves that early mornings are always worth getting up for. It’s certainly become one of the places I’d love to go back again very soon to experience more of.
2019 is finally done. Bring on 2020!
Monday, December 23rd, 2019
Stay safe and happy, and enjoy the rest of 2019. Thanks for another busy year and all the collaborations we were part of.
Monday, September 30th, 2019
A recent trip ended with a couple of days in Marseille. What a lovely place to spend time early in the mornings. If you like a bit of rough and ready, sun and fun…
Margaret Atwood – Booker Prize nominee 2019
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
One of our pictures of Margaret Atwood we took during a very enjoyable photoshoot earlier in the summer is out now. So happy to have been commissioned to photograph a second novelist in a short amount of time who has just been nominated for this years Booker Prize. The story by Claudia Voigt is out now in issue 37 of Der Spiegel.
Ian McEwan – Machines Like Me
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
It’s nice to be asked and get the opportunity to photograph people more than once. It feels that you can continue where you left of some time prior. Thank you Ian McEwan. You made it very easy for us again! The interview with Ian McEwan is out now in the current issue of Der Spiegel.
Judith Kerr – R.I.P
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
R.I.P dear Judith Kerr. What an honour and privilege it was visiting your home and photograph you, in what was effectively the setting of your great stories.
Der Spiegel – Elif Shafak
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Thank you Elif Shafak for a great afternoon taking pictures of you in London’s West End, being told to move of private property several times by security people, but staying eager to continue the shoot with me, and for those lovely chats on politics and cultures that we’ve both experienced along the way so far! The article by Claudia Voigt is out now in issue 20 of Der Spiegel.
The Gentleman’s Journal – The Bentley Factory
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
A trip to the Bentley factory in Crewe is our latest story. Anyone who is remotely interested in cars will understand that there were moments when taking pictures felt a little tough…
DÜRR AG – Annual Report 2018
Friday, April 12th, 2019
A snowy trip from Frankfurt to the outskirts Stuttgart earlier this year took us to the headquarters of DÜRR AG to photograph their latest Annual Report. Members of the management team were our subjects this time and the report has recently been published for online viewing.
Prior+Partners – Website Image Content
Friday, April 5th, 2019
Prior+Partners, a fairly young design and architects practice who come with tons of experience, have recently opened their new offices in the heart of Clerkenwell in London. We’ve been kindly asked to produce portrait and reportage content for their newly launched website. Many thanks to Katie, Jason and Graham and the rest of the Prior team who’ve made both our visits very enjoyable. Good luck with all your upcoming exciting projects.
Jeremy Hardy – R.I.P
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
A few years back I took a short bus ride from my office in Brixton to meet and photograph Jeremy Hard at his flat in Streatham. The shoot barely took two hours, yet since that day he always said hello with a warm smile whenever we bumped into each other on the way to the gym. A brilliant comedian who will be much missed….
Happy Christmas 2018!
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Thanks everyone for the fantastic year and for all your support, trust as well as new and ongoing collaborations. Have a nice and relaxing break and see you in 2019!
Sotheby’s – Oliver Barker and the self destroying Banksy…
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
What happens when you’ve just auctioned off a work of art by the famous street artist Banksy, which then decides to shred itself in front of a live audience? Oliver Barker, Senior Director | Chairman | Auctioneer at Sotheby’s tells his side of the story during an interview for Der Spiegel.
H.O.M.E Magazine – Tobias Rehberger
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Back in spring of this year, we were invited to spend a day with the designer and artist Tobias Rehberger at this studio in Frankfurt. The story is out now in the September issue of H.O.M.E magazine. Thanks for making this story so easy and joyful and for the yummy lunch after which I only realised that I’ve had lunch with you before a few years ago…
Kofi Annan – Former Secretary-General of the UN
Monday, August 20th, 2018
A few years ago, VW commissioned me to photograph various speakers during and after The One Young World Summit in Dublin. One of the speakers happened to be Kofi Annan and I was given the rare chance to sit in the front row and listen to his calm yet powerful speech. There are moments in life that stay with you, this was certainly one of them!
Hornbach – Look Mum No Computer for Macher Magazin
Friday, July 27th, 2018
New Work! Very happy to have spend the day with the electronic wizard LookMumNoComputer, aka Sam Battle, in his secret hideaway for the online magazine Macher-Hornbach.de. What an interesting character who mixes beats, lyrics and performances from all kinds of self build and imaginative instruments. Worth keeping on your radars…
The Page Group – Annual Report 2017
Friday, July 6th, 2018
Another Annual report is now available as print and Online to download. The Page Group, who are world-wide leaders in specialist recruitment, commissioned us to produce a series of images of their management team and their board members. It’s nice when people are happy and play along, creating a relaxed atmosphere before, during and after the two days we spend in their offices in London and Surrey. In the end we’re actually not sure who was trying to control the shoot better with jokes, anecdotes and other funny moments. The main thing is that the client is happy…
DB Cargo – Railways Magazine
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
An aspect of my job I always loved is finding the right location to photograph people. Whether it’s a personal project or a commission, this procedure remains the same every time. When we photographed a series of management portraits for DB Cargo’s customer magazine ‘DB Railways’ earlier this year, the simplest option worked best. In this case there was no need for a big set up, everything was already in place and the red walls fitted the purpose perfectly.
Senrab F.C. – 11Freunde Magazine
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Senrab FC is well known for producing future football stars. Some former members of the England team who have gone on to play in a World Cup, started their career at this club, notably John Terry, Jermaine Defoe and Sol Campbell amongst others. Based in the East End of London with Canary Wharf towering over the home games every Sunday, we were commissioned by Berlin based 11Freunde magazine some time back to produce a photo story about this special youth football club.
Let’s hope for a great World Cup this summer. Enjoy and good luck everyone!
BMW & MIT collaboration – Pushing material boundaries
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
The BMW Design Department in collaboration with MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Self-Assembly Laboratory have successfully developed printed inflatable material technologies that self-transform, adapt and morph from one state to another. This visionary commission is showcased at the V&A museum in London, and for the first time on display during „The Future Starts Here“, a highly anticipated exhibition that draws new pictures of an advancing future.
We met Martina Starke, Head of Brand Vision & Brand Design at the BMW Group and Skylar Tibbits, Founder/Co-Director of the Self-Assembly Lab MIT, to produce a short video and photo story for the unveiling of their first collaboration at the Cassina showrooms in Knightsbridge. A fascinating concept which will shape and change things to come in more than one industry sector for sure.
Spiegel – Sigrid Rausing
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
When you first meet Sigrid Rausing, you are welcomed by a calm, elegant, tall person, who carries signs of an eventful life. She is the founder of the Sigrid Rausing Trust, owner of Granta Magazine and Granta Books, running a busy work schedule in a busy city like London. As the granddaughter of Ruben Rausing, co-founder of the Swedish packaging company Tetra Pak, she has recently published a book about a difficult chapter if her life which nearly tore her family apart at the time. We headed west to Holland Park to visit and photograph Sigrid at Granta’s Headquarters for Der Spiegel.
Royal Photographer – Arthur Edwards MBE
Friday, May 18th, 2018
As the nation is getting ready for another royal wedding, this time it’s Harry’s and Meghan’s big day, we meet and photograph fellow photographer Arthur Edwards at the Sun HQ in London. He’s specialised in the Royal family for more than 40 years and has covered 7 royal weddings (soon to be 8), 4 funerals and 8 royal births. To say that he’s an experienced snapper in the industry is certainly an understatement, as he’s been given the stamp of approval by several members of the royal family, and being made Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2012 for “outstanding service to newspapers”. Good luck this weekend!
Buss – Recruitment Image Campaign
Friday, May 4th, 2018
We travelled to the region of Bremen recently where we spend 4 days producing a recruitment image campaign for Buss. The company is one of the most modern food companies for ready made meals in Germany, where more than 1 million meals are produced in one single day. Ready made meals have come a long way and are constantly checked to meet the tight hygiene and quality standards the food industry sets. The company is constantly challenged to meet the ongoing food trends and changes in consumer demand to provide ‘alternative’ options. It was a real eye opener and changed our opinions of the the way ingredients are sourced and ready made meals are produced.
Siemens Healthineers – HBI
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Healthcare services have been an interesting subject to follow in the last years, especially in the private sector. As their operators and investors are constantly looking to expand and seek out opportunities to grow, we went to meet some of the key people during the Health Business International event in London. To say that there will be some changes in the future of Healthcare would possibly be an understatement…
Hamborner Reit AG – Annual Report
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
The Annual Report season is drawing to a close and we’ve already seen some of our productions from earlier in the year being published. From photographing CEO’s and other members of management teams, as well as interiors and exteriors of various places and spaces, we’ve travelled to some interesting locations around a number of countries again. We were chosen again this year as the team to photograph the latest Annual Report for Hamborner Reit AG. Thanks to everyone involved helping to produce 5 long days on the road. It was cold but very enjoyable…
Sicily – On location in B&W
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Some location shots from my recent trip to Sicily. It’s such an interesting island to check out around this time of year with its great landscape, fantastic food and nice people. Whether you need a break or an interesting location for work, it’s definitely worth a visit or two…
The Gentleman’s Journal – Will Dean & Sheneehla Ahmed
Monday, March 26th, 2018
Two separate portrait shoots with two very different characters sharing one industry sector which is the world of sport. The first shoot took us not far from our office in Brixton to meet Will Dean, the co-founder and CEO of the Extreme Sports company Tough Mudder. For the second date we travel to the Leyton Orient Football Stadium to photograph Shehneela Ahmed, the first Muslim woman to qualify as an FA-approved football agent. Both stories can be found in the The Gentleman’s Journal Issue 24.
Jamie Fobert Architects – New Practice
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
One aspect of our work that we have always enjoyed is that apart from getting commissioned by agencies, magazines and direct clients, is that we often get to work with them for their internal projects and marketing content. Recently Jamie Fobert Architects invited us to photograph their new practice just off Arnold Circus in Shoreditch. As well as documenting a typical work day, we captured all of the current team members. Thanks to Benna and Laura for organising everything and well done to Jamie and his team for the recently finished Tate St.Ives extension.
brandeins – Colin Mayer
Friday, March 9th, 2018
Back in January we jumped on a train to Oxford to visit Colin Mayer, CBE and Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. It’s not the first time brand eins magazine had sent us to this location to photograph a story on someone, but it did feel very different nevertheless due to the different location that was allocated to us. The story can be seen in the latest March issue which is out now. Enjoy!
Dolomites – Sunrise
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
At the end of last year we decided to explore some of the ski resorts in the Dolomites. The aim was to photograph and document ski slopes, lifts and the people who are responsible for running this operation. We timed it just right with the weather and managed to get access to the mountains the week before the official start of the season. As we finish our edits and the retouching we want to share a quick sunrise timelaps from one of the locations we were fortunate to stay at.
Antonio Carluccio – OBE
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
When I started my career as a photographer, I had the great pleasure to photograph Antonio Carluccio at his home in London for one of my first commissions. I was honest with him and told him that he was my first famous subject. Rather than being inpatient during the shoot, he gave me all the time I needed to be happy with the final results, cracking jokes and asking lots of questions about my background along the way. Thank you Maestro Carluccio for this great support, we will miss you!
USM/FreundeVonFreunden – Peter Schmucker
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Freunde von Freunden, who collaborate with the Swiss office furniture makers USM, asked us to photograph a story on architect Peter Schmucker in his home town of Mannheim. We were given access to 3 of his latest projects; the stunning hotel/restaurant complex Speicher 7 situated along the river Rhein, his new offices which are based within the same impressive building, as well as his simple but functional family home on the outskirts of the city.It became quickly evident that the modular furniture is and has been an integral part of Peters personal lifestyle and the professional workflow for quite some time as it was present wherever you looked around.
H.O.M.E Magazine – London Forever
Friday, September 1st, 2017
Getting commissioned to do a City guide, with the emphasis on design and architecture, is always welcoming and exciting. H.O.M.E magazine asked us to capture varies stories on the people and places that currently push the design boundaries of a very special but complicated city, London! Where else in Europe do you find such an extraordinary collective mix of people, identities, opinions and political changes recently?! It’s the creatives minds living in this city that show it in the most interesting way. It feels very special and unique to be part of it…
brandeins – The Angel of Woolwich
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
A recent commission took us to Helston in Cornwall, where we spend the day with Ingrid Loyau Kennet, known as the Angel of Woolwich. This name came about after she came face to face with the killers of Lee Rigby and she has since had her fair share of distress dealing with the aftermath and memories. On this particular rainy day though we managed to avoid the bad memories and instead talk about comic books, Paul O’Grady and about what it feels like to be half French… The story is out in the current Brandeins magazine.
GATEWAY – Annual Report 2016
Monday, July 10th, 2017
The last Annual Reports of 2016 are being published and it nice to remember some fun and successful days on location from earlier in the year.
Our last project for Gateway Real Estate AG took us to their offices at Frankfurt Airport, not far from our German base in Frankfurt City. We had a tight window to produce and shoot various ideas and were lucky to have another glorious sunny day. After finishing, we had to head back to London and as we were already at the airport it took us a whole 5 min to walk over from location to the checking desk. It doesn’t get more convenient than this, right?
Georg Fischer – The Diver
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
We love covering personal stories and no matter if they’ve happened in either someones private or professional part of life, they are always worth showcasing. It makes the people we photograph and film open up in a very personal and special way which is often a real privilege for us. We recently spend the day with Mark Loader, who as a sales manager at Georg Fischer Piping Systems in Coventry spends most days in an office or warehouse environment. But mention the word ‘diving’ and a list of stories of his many trips abroad to exotic destinations start to unfold, even one of running a bar by the beach… Though I’m not a diver, I feel I’ve received a crash course and am quite intrigued to have a go now.
Leifheit – Annual Report 2016
Monday, June 5th, 2017
More Annual Reports get published and we’re happy to say that we got commissioned again to be part of the team to create the latest one for Leifheit. This time around the management team was our main focus , including their newly appointed COO Ansgar Lengeling. We visited them at their HQ in Nassau and were happy to find them most cooperative and relaxed as the year before during the photo shoot.
Gaggenau – Square Mile Coffee Roasters
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
When I first came to live in London in the early 90’s there weren’t many places you could go for good coffee. This is fortunately not the case any longer and we are now spoilt for choice with many good places to go and enjoy a good cup or two. We recently visited Anette Moldvaer at Square Mile Coffee Roasters for Gaggenau to get a little glimpse into her business. After all, she wants to make London famous for good coffee, so it’s worth finding out, right? Here’s the video: https://goo.gl/glNngI
Spire Healthcare – Annual Report 2016
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
One of our first commissions at the beginning of the year took us up north to Manchester to photograph a newly opened private hospital for Spire Healthcare Group. This is part of their recently published Annual Report, and as well as photographing the new state of the art facilities, and its very nice staff, we had to wrap up warm and document the great exterior as well. As there’s big concerns over the NHS and its future, it was interesting to see how this hospital operates and how it runs its day to day service for in and outpatients.
Carl Zeiss – EXTARO 300
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Our advertising work for Carl Zeiss has finally been published. As photographers we’re very familiar with Carl Zeiss lenses, though these fancy machines were something else! I sometimes wished lenses like these were available for our close up work too… We created an image archive based around key visuals for their b2b and b2c market. Those can now be seen in various print publications, online as well as during your next visit at your friendly dentist. Thanks to the entire team for three long but rewarding days, especially to our production manager Regina Kaczmarek!
brandeins – André Spicer
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
André Spice is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Cass Business School in London. He claims that ‘work is shit’, especially when companies order employees to have fun or organise it for them. An all familiar story we hear more and more from some of the big digital companies. We visited André at his offices in the City and find out that what he’d really like at work would be to have better coffee rather than a slide option to the canteen. The story is out now in the current issue of brandeins 03/07.
Jamie Fobert Architects – T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
Monday, March 6th, 2017
Once again we were given the opportunity to work with London based architect Jamie Fobert and his fantastic team. The brief was to build an image archive and document their recently finished retail experience for the new DFS department store Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice. Though ‘store’ barely begins to describe the sheer scale of the experience when you enter the building which adds yet another layer to the city’s many-impressive charms. Our highlight of the production in the 13th-century palazzo was to take the striking red escalators up the different levels. Unfortunately they were shut down for the night, which was a shame as carrying our gear from floor to floor suddenly was not much fun anymore…
BASF – Biopesticides
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Most of our commissions bring new interesting insights and elements about our clients and the different industry sectors we work for. This time our brief confronts us with the words Biopesticides and Bioeconomy. To find out what these words mean and who surrounds itself with them, we travel to the south coast to Littlehampton for BASF. If we would have known that we would take pictures in a place that breeds worms, we may have taken more than just our safety shoes…
Gaggenau – Glithero
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Last year we had the pleasure to spend a day with the London based designers Glithero. For our client Gaggenau we visited the British & Dutch design duo who were getting ready to exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum during the London Design Festival with their kinetic installation called the ‘Green Room’. A hectic and slightly disorganised production day turned out better than we could have asked for. Both Tim and Sarah made us more than welcome and we managed to cover a very interesting yet amusing interview with them. Thank you Glithero for making it so much fun! Here’s the result… goo.gl/3sh87N
De Beers – Precision Guaranteed
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
The De Beers International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, located in India’s diamond city Surat, leads the way in maintaining consumer confidence in diamonds. We travelled 150 miles up north of Mumbai for De Beers in-house magazine ‘Pursuit’ and visited their newest laboratory for the latest cover story. The strict work etiquette for the employees and vast amount of CCTV in place means nothing is left unchecked. London’s CCTV systems suddenly seemed very conservative and out of date.
Telegraph Magazine – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ has been a regular read in most family homes. This year the illustrated story, which was first published in 1989, comes alive and will be shown on TV in the UK as an animated short film. We join journalist Esther Walker and her two kids for the Telegraph Magazine at the animation studios Lupus Films. Based in the attic of a narrow town house in Islington, we find a mix of European artist and animators who are so immersed in their work that they hardly notice my camera clicking away, yet I’m often only a couple of feet away from them. The result of this hard working and cramped environment; 5 seconds of finished animation each artist must contribute every week!
Johnny Spindler – thinkwithGoogle
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
For a recent portrait shoot for thinkwithGoogle, we got asked to travel to Bankside in London. Johnny Spindler, Chief Innovation Officer at BBDO Europe was our ‘victim’ for the afternoon on top of a fancy rooftop overlooking the stunning skyline of London. As with a lot of portrait shoots, you either end up in the smallest corner of the room, or using a dark grey background which we found indoors, as the brief mentioned ‘minimal’. So much for finding yourself in stunning locations, yet not being able to use them during the shoot. We got our fair share of enjoying and taking selfies of the views though in the end, as our subject was late. These are the moments when you don’t mind waiting at all…
brandeins – Dr.Ed
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
DrEd is part of a fast growing online GP service, that is currently changing the health sector as we know it. More and more people trust using this form of technology nowadays because it’s quick, hassle free and most importantly discreet. But it’s not all positive for the online doctors who deal with between 50 -100 patients an hour! Critics are keeping a close eye on the development of this kind of service and question the quality of the diagnostics made without ever seeing the patient. We spend a day with the two founders David Meinertz, Amit Khutti, and their team in London to take a closer look on how their HQ works. The story is out now in the October issue!
C3 – K+S Mining
Monday, September 19th, 2016
Not too long ago we were in Dubai having after work drinks up on highest bar in the world. This time we go down the same distance and explore the life of miners at 750 metres below street level. With temperature constant at 23 degrees throughout the year, we were asked to shoot a story on safety at work for K+S SCOOP. We may not have had such great views as from the Burj Khalifa but it certainly felt as special being there, and strangely safe so far down. Not sure if it was always like that…
Der Spiegel – Judith Kerr
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Judith Kerr’s children’s books are well known to most of us. So to get asked to photograph the British writer and illustrator at her house in West London for Der Spiegel, was a great privilege. At the age of 94, she shows no sign of stopping to work and continues to draw and come up with new characters and stories. The article is out now.
Friday, September 9th, 2016
We had the pleasure of spending two days at Eroica Britannia in the Peak District recently. Known as the World’s Most Handsome Bike Ride, we joined thousands of riders on pre- 1987 bikes around hills and valleys, as the only none cyclists in the race. Navigating our car through narrow country lanes, dodging bike riders overtaking each other to set up shots for when they would come whizzing past, turned out to be our greatest challenge of the weekend. Gladly no official complains were received for our bad driving style by any of the participants nor the event organisers.
Flair Magazine – Alice Temperley
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
We were recently given access to one of Britain’s most exciting fashion designers; Alice Tempereley. The German fashion magazine Flair asked us to produce a series of images of the designer at her West London Townhouse. With the help of her team we were given a glimpse of what it’s like to run her own successful independent fashion label, and juggle family life. The story is out now in the September issue.
WRKSHP – AGENCY FRANKFURT
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
It can feel a little strange when one of your jobs commissionaires, office neighbours and friends ask to have their picture taken by you for their own company promo. Working with the design agency WRKSHP, this wasn’t the case and we ended up having a relaxed and fun afternoon together. We decided to use our familiar office surrounding of the ‘Bahnhofsviertel’ in Frankfurt, as well as the office itself to capture a set of B&W images. They can now be seen on their newly designed website. Many thanks again to Saira and Julia for being so spontaneous and trustworthy!
11 Freunde – Adrian Tempany
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
The Hillsborough disaster of 1989 was an important yet sad moment for any football fan in England, but also for most other European countries. Watching events unfold like that on TV at the time, is what made the safety aspect for the fans and stewards change forever. We were asked by the German football magazine 11 Freunde, to photograph the author of the book ‘And the Sun Shines Now’, Adrian Tempany at the Guardian offices in Kings Cross, London. As a lifelong Liverpool supporter and actual survivor of this shocking event, he tells his own chilling story of this particular day. One can only hope that it won’t happen again and that a great deal was learned from it! Though having watched the first round games and the behaviour of some of the fans during this years European Championships in France on TV, doubts come to mind…
brandeins – Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi
Monday, July 18th, 2016
When you think of a personal computer brand name that has a fruit as it’s logo, you will most probably name Apple as your obvious first choice. But don’t be fooled, there’s another fruit branded computer company out there that is equally doing its bit to reach a big global audience. Our journey takes us to Cambridge, where we meet Eben Upton, CEO and founder of Raspberry Pi. The company develops single-board computers, the size of a credit card, to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. To this date, eight million devices have been sold worldwide, making it the best selling UK personal computer. For this great achievement, Eben was recently appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to business and education.
brandeins – Eliot Higgins
Monday, July 11th, 2016
A bare looking office, no pictures on the wall, the blinds drawn. We took a short train journey to visit Eliot Higgins in his Leicester office from where he has created quite an online following. Higgins is a man who has received significant praise and support from human rights groups, journalists, and non-profit organisations for being among the best out there when it comes to weapons monitoring, especially during the Syrian Civil war, the Russian intervention in the Ukraine and the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. But how is it possible that an entirely self taught, ex unemployed finance and admin worker, with no background in military weapons, has become such an expert in this particular field? The answer is simple and brief; You need a laptop, a microphone, start watching and analysing hundreds of videos each day on Google, Facebook and Youtube! Anyone can do it…
WRKSHP – Campaign Portraits
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Our good friends and office neighbours in Frankfurt, WRKSHP, recently asked us to produce a series of B/W portraits for their client Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN). It coincided with developing a corporate design for a program and funding campaign titled ‘Harm Reduction Works’. It was fun working with them again and I wish these kind of quick & easy collaborations would come about more often…
AkzoNobel – Annual Report 2015
Friday, May 27th, 2016
A couple of recent trips took us to Amsterdam, home of AkzoNobel. To most, the company is known as ‘Dulux paints’, and their products are well familiar to us all when trying our decoration skills at home on weekends.
We were commissioned to photograph various team members and groups, as well as their management team and CEO Ton Büchner. Their new HQ, which now includes a small and fancy gallery showing the companies’ private art collection, was more than we could ask for as the perfect photo location.
hamborner REIT – Annual Report 2015
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Another recently published Annual Report has made it through the letter box. The client, hamborner REIT, were keen in showing their strategic growth development over the last financial year. To showcase this visually, we took a short journey from our Frankfurt office to the wine growing estate of Robert Weil, and it’s impressive 90 hectares of vineyards dedicated solely to Riesling. After shooting all the chosen locations around the estate, we were kindly invited to taste some of the wines they produce. A nice end to a long day which we should make more of. If only time would allow it…
New London office address
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
We have a new address for our London office! Please make a note of this. There’s no changes to any of the phone numbers. Do pop by for a chat and coffee or tea if you happen to be near.
Leifheit – Annual Report 2015
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
As most of the Annual Reports have been published, we want to mention some of the work we did over the cold winter months. The first one that is out now is for Leifheit & Soehnle, one of the leading providers of household products in Europe. As well as covering some parts at their headquarters in Germany where we photographed the management team and the innovations centre, we also travelled to their brand new re-developed logistics centre in the Czeck Republic.
brand eins – Luciano Floridi
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Being online has become a major part of daily life. Professor Luciano Floridi, one of the leading contemporary philosophers and author of the recently published book “The Fourth Revolution: How The Infosphere Is Reshaping Human Reality” , is doubtful that our opinion and feedback as internet consumers matter that much. He argues that the reviews and ratings can easily be manipulated and distorted; so are we actually being heard?
Our short trip took us to Oxford where we were met by the “doubtful” man himself, who nonetheless, turned out to be rather optimistic about life. The story is out in the current issue of brand eins magazine.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
We were recently asked to produce an image library for Baxter International who are one of the leading health care companies in the world. Our journey took us to Thetford in Norfolk were we visited their main manufacturing unit to document their full compounding process for their range of pharmaceutical products. We had to work in a strictly controlled sterile environment once again; even our cameras got treated to a surgical scrubbing…
M.A.N. Ian Berrill
Friday, March 18th, 2016
We travelled to Southampton on a cold winters day back in January , to photograph Transport Director at Saint Gobain, Ian Berrill and shoot a story for MAN. We spent the day hopping in and out of trucks, travelling through the New Forest delivering building materials as well as documenting the latest fleet of MAN vehicles for Jewson, the largest British building merchants in the UK.
BA Business Life – Linda Jackson
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
The car industry has traditionally been run by men, for men. However, Linda Jackson, CEO of Citroën, is a member of an increasing number of women who are leading the way within CEO positions previously dominated by men. We joined Linda in Paris where she discussed her role as a British woman with Citroën and how she has adapted to life in the capital of France. The interview can be found in this month’s “Business Life” magazine onboard of one of many daily British Airways flights.
Gaggenau – New Craftsmen
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
‘Craft’ has become a trendy and much used word in recent years. The amount of personal products we buy and enjoy has had a big comeback, and there’s no end to the trend in sight. Some would even say that it is the new luxury! Our latest video, which we produced for Gaggenau, explores and tells the story of a couple of craftsmen from south London who have both enjoyed recent success in their field of work. Best thing about this commission was that we got to work locally again. https://goo.gl/ttC96p
Georg Fischer – Globe Magazin
Monday, January 18th, 2016
We’ve recently covered a story for Georg Fischer’s Globe Magazine. Our 3 day journey took us to their UK location in Coventry to document the Piping System and Machining Solutions section, as well as some of the people running the day to day business. Early starts meant that we were finished by mid afternoon with the individual portraits, which meant that we could concentrate on photographing the spaces from various heights and angles using their impressive shelving cranes. Wish I had a handy tool like this next time we need the extra 5-10 meters in height adjustment.
brand eins – Raw Edges & Hugh Broughton
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
At the end of last year we covered an interesting double commission for our regular clients brand eins in Hamburg. The first story is about the interesting and exciting design couple Raw Edges. Their witty and inventive approach has led to collaborations developing products, installations and concepts for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Airbnb to name a few.
The second story is about Hugh Broughton Architects. Their international competition winning design for the self-sufficient scientific research base is now operational on a floating ice shelf 900 miles from the South Pole. Both sets of people have a remarkable sense of design understanding that leaves you with a certain ‘wow’ factor by the time you’re finished snapping them. Both their next projects should yet again raise the bar, and we can’t wait to see how each finished piece will look in its dedicated environment. Out in this months issue!
David Bowie – A small tribute…
Monday, January 11th, 2016
A couple of years ago we were asked to photograph an exhibition at the V&A for our client Sennheiser, the day before the opening. Everything was set to go and minor tweaks were being fixed that evening. The exhibition was called ‘ David Bowie is’! It was a privilege to be allowed to roam through the museum rooms with my assistant and take pictures of this fantastic show; the closest we would ever get to the man himself…
This is just a small tribute to the artist who has inspired and influenced so many of us with his music, films, fashion and style sense ! Blackstar
New Year, here we go…
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
C3 – OBI
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
A recent trip to one of the biggest DIY stores in Germany gave us an insight on how competitive this market is right now. Obi’s direct competitor Bauhaus, decided to open a brand new store right across the street for a bit more market share in their region. Some of the tactics used and enforced between the two sets of store managers resembled more a comedy script rather than a serious business strategy. Our DIY experience turned out to be a fun day at the office and who knew that you could have such a enjoyable time in a Hardware store.
Lonely Planet offices for brand eins Magazine
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Back in the summer, we were given access as the first photographers to visit and document the new Lonely Planet offices in London. Their CEO, Daniel Houghton was in town to check out the newly furnished premises and to oversee new projects and business strategies. The half filled office floor didn’t feel much alive yet, but some desks showed evidence of full day to day work activities already. With many new guide books, platforms and ways to explore travel locations around the world available, it’s clear that the travel industry is in a healthy and happy state at the moment!
Brand eins – London’s property market
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
The property market in London is an ongoing topic not only in the UK but also abroad. With ever rising house prices and increasing numbers of property development, we spent time meeting people who are directly involved or affected by the issues.
We produced a series of images for German business magazine brand eins which are featured in this month’s issue alongside Ingo Malcher’s journalistic investigation.
SonntagsZeitung – Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser
Friday, October 9th, 2015
Zurich based newspaper, Sonntags Zeitung, recently sent us to meet and photograph Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook. We were faced with the choice of some of London’s greatest landmarks including the City, the Museum of London and the Barbican Centre, yet we chose Thomas Cooks headquarters where Mr Fankhauser felt most relaxed and right at home. The company remains the second largest Tour operator in Europe, even with recent mergers making the competition tougher than before.
H.O.M.E. Magazine- Exploring Modern Manchester
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
H.O.M.E. magazine commissioned us to produce a series of photographs documenting and celebrating modern Manchester, showing how it is turning into a creative hub that rivals London. We spent the three days meeting some of the city’s leading Creatives and looked at the changing landscape with it’s new architecture.
Both football teams beware, there’s more to Manchester than football to enjoy!
Brandmission – Girocard Shoot
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Frankfurt based design agency Brandmission, engaged us to shoot a mix of lifestyle shots, portraits and short videos for an image bank to be used throughout the rebranded Girocard website. A series of print campaigns will also run in stages throughout Germany.
Girocard is an interbank network and debit card service connecting virtually all German ATMs and banks. It has replaced the popular EC card system.
The shoot took place during six hot and long summer days in and around Frankfurt, which made the cold after works drinks very welcome.
Cherry Thinking London – Pharma Shoot
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Our latest advertising shoot is for new client, Cherry Thinking. We visited sunny Bradford to shoot Oliver Moody for BioMarin Pharmaceutical, a patient with Mucopolysaccharisosis Type VI, a rare illness with symptoms such as impaired hearing and vision and skeletal deformities.
Despite being given the prognosis of 5 years to live in 1999, with treatment, he now lives a full life including running his own online business and pursuing his love of football!
Chris Gardner for brand eins magazine
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Our latest story for brand eins magazine recently took us to fancy Mayfair in London to photograph Chris Gardner. He is best known for his book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness, which was turned into a film with the same name in 2006 starring Will Smith. On Wikipedia Chris Gardner is listed as an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist. Quite a list we thought, though one interesting thing we found out during the short time we had with him, was that he wears two watches, one on each wrist to make sure to be on time for his many daily engagements as he says. The strategy works! He was on time…
JFA – Book Launch
Friday, June 5th, 2015
Jamie Fobert Architects have finally launched their much anticipated book ‘working in architecture’. The finished result is really stunning and we hope that we will see a 2nd print run soon for people to buy a copy. We have worked with Jamie and his team for several years and a number of our photo projects have been featured in the book. It’s great to see our images printed amongst such an extensive collection of work. Much appreciated Team JFA!
London meets New York
Friday, May 15th, 2015
The city is once more our location for an interesting project Sunday Publishing recently asked us to be involved in.
All looks pretty straight forward, but…
NEW FRANKFURT OFFICE
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
We are pleased to announce that in addition to our HQ in London we now also have an office in Frankfurt, making work on the continent more convenient.
The address for our new office is: Kaiserstr. 69 D-60329 Frankfurt am Main
Comet Annual Report
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
The COMET Group annual report has been released. We were commissioned to photograph and film content at their production factories in Switzerland and Germany. The COMET Group is one of the world’s leading vendors of x-ray, radio frequency and e-beam technology. We discovered that 95% of airport X-ray machines are made by COMET – something to keep an eye out for on our travels.
Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
The project page has been updated. We have been documenting the filming of Passing By, a short film about love and standing still directed by Palle Nodeland. We were also invited to document the rehearsals of the theatre play ‘Karl und das zwanzigste Jahrhundert’ at the Schaubühne in Berlin.
Lotus F1 factory
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
The Georg Fischer annual report 2014 has finally been published and we’re very happy that we were asked by the agency Signum to contribute.
Our location this time – The Lotus F1 factory in Oxfordshire. Our subject to photograph – Phil Parkin, Area Sales Manager for GF Machining Solutions Ltd. Our highlight of the shoot – allowed to push last years Lotus F1 car back and forth into position by 2 meters! That’s as close as we ever get to driving one I guess…
One Young World – For VW ‘Das Auto’ Magazine
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
For the current Volkswagen Magazine ‘Das Auto’ we travelled to Dublin to document the One Young World summit. This is the preeminent global forum for young leaders and gathers the brightest young people from around the world to discuss solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Over the three days we got to photograph some great characters and follow some interesting discussions. It was amazing to see every single country represented, joining in and sharing their voice. It even lead to an interesting lively visit to the famous Guinness factory.
Julian Birkinshaw for Brandeins
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
We recently visited the London Business School to photograph Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Julian Birkinshaw. The shoot was commissioned by our regular Hamburg based client Brand eins. It was a pleasure working with the journalist Ingo Malcher again, on this interesting subject of Strategic Management. Finding out that common sense is actually not the key element in our everyday life, but rather uncommon sense instead; this all left us slightly confused for the rest of the day (if not the week).
JLR’s new engine plant
Friday, February 20th, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine manufacturing centre is the next destination for our latest published story. We drive up to Wolverhampton to photograph part of the management team and document the brand new facilities for Think Publishing. Walking through a factory so shiny and still nearly empty, it felt strangely familiar to walking through some of the derelict spaces I’ve often found myself in.
Ian McEwan – The Children Act
Friday, February 13th, 2015
We recently photographed the Man Booker Prize-winning author Mr Ian McEwan for Der Spiegel Magazine. Our location was set. We travelled to a hotel in London where we found him in the basement, in deep conversation with the journalist about his latest book ‘The Children Act’. A couple of hours later, with the shoot wrapped up, we saw him wonder into the night amongst all the crowd of London’s West End. Let’s see if this will turn out to be another success story.
Mr TripAdvisor comes to London
Friday, January 30th, 2015
A while ago we had the pleasure to meet and photograph the CEO of TripAdvisor, Stephen Kaufer. We discovered that the co founder of one of the most visited travel websites doesn’t like to travel that much; a fact that we found quite amusing.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
To start the year we’ve added two photo stories to our Projects section. The first comes from the archive – it’s a photo story on the Light Dragoons regiment of the British Army. We followed them during one of their last training exercises on Salisbury Plain before deployment to Afghanistan. The second set of images were shot last summer at night and feature some of London’s most iconic landmarks.
Friday, December 19th, 2014
JWT – Recruitment Campaign
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
To finish off another productive year, here are a couple of images from our recent recruitment campaign produced for JWT. The images were shot on location in London and along the Cornish Coast. Thanks to everyone involved for a great few days, and to the weather gods for being on our side.
Brandeins Magazine – December 2014
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
The December issue of Brandeins magazine is host to two of our latest photo stories. We spent the day with professional beer taster Keith Rogers who works for Cask Marque, the independent body that regulates the quality of cask ales around the UK. A lot of rigorous smelling and tasting was involved during the testings in various pubs.
Our second story is about El Sistema – a music program that consists of 102 youth orchestras and close to 250,000 young musicians around the world. It has produced some incredible musicians in the past such as Gustavo Dudamel, who is widely considered to be the most exciting conductor in the world. For this article we visited and spent the afternoon with the Nucleo Project in North Kensington.
Telegraph Magazine – Glenn Spiro
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, the Telegraph jewellery supplement commissioned us to photograph a story on the master jeweller Glenn Spiro.
We headed to his ‘secretly’ kept studio space in Mayfair to photograph him and part of his collection. Very intriguing and beautiful objects that would probably burn a hole in most peoples wallets.
Portrait Salon 2014
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
One of my fund managers portraits , that I shot back in the summer in London for Brandeins, was selected by Portrait Salon. It was nice to see a large printed version exhibited, which is supporter by a nicely designed newspaper publication at Four Corners Gallery. The exhibition will now tour the UK until July 2015. Plenty of time to check it out at a gallery near you!
The Mini 5 Door Launch
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Our Mini theme continues with the launch of the 5 door Mini at this years Paris Motor Show. German design agency Meiré & Meiré commissioned us for a series of night scenes around some of Londons famous locations. Working alongside a CGI team we created spheres that were used to cover various parts of the new Mini. These were printed and displayed around the Mini stand during the show.
The Mini International Magazine
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Bespoke cars come in all different shapes and sizes but when a Mini becomes even Mini’er heads do turn. In the Summer we traveled down the Thames estuary for The Mini International Magazine to photograph Kevin Palmer who specialises in customising Minis.
Fujitsu – Portraits
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Here are some of our portraits of Fujitsu employees that we were commissioned to photograph by Burda Creative last month. It was nice to go back to Fujitsu’s HQ in London and see some familiar faces.
Mr. Hare’s new shop
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Mr. Hare is a boutique mens shoe designer who has just opened his second shop in West London. We went along to photograph it for him, and shot a few portraits of Mr. Hare himself. He has long been part of London’s fashion industry, and told us that one of his earlier passions was riding his BMX bike around the skate park in Brixton.
Der Spiegel – Boris Becker
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
It’s weird when you get to meet and photograph a childhood idol, especially when you’ve always felt so close to him. As my German side of the family is from the same little town as Boris Becker, it was always a box to tick off on my own personal wish list.
Finally though, I got commissioned by Der Spiegel to take the portrait of Bum Bum Boris during an interesting interview held in Mayfair London.
The story is out in this weeks issue.
Two mornings at Commerzbank London
Monday, August 4th, 2014
Last month we were asked to photograph two separate stories at Commerzbank in London for their in-house magazine. The view of the London skyline in the mornings is fantastic, it really does change fast. We would have loved to have had more time to enjoy and admire it, but the busy schedule of a bankers’ life meant we had to get things done rather quickly. Thanks Zita for your help managing the teams and individuals.
Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Theres been a lot going on this Summer. We’ve had plenty of exciting trips and some great shoots at home. Here’s a few behind the scenes photos of what we’ve been up to.
Brandeins Magazine – Sugru
Monday, July 7th, 2014
We visited Jane Ni Dhulchaointighin in the workshop of her start-up Sugru last month for Brandeins Magazine. Sugru is a self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. It moulds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. It can be used for almost anything and it was great to see some of it in action.
Friday, June 27th, 2014
A little while ago German business magazine Enorm commissioned us to shoot David McCoy, senior clinical lecturer at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University in London. David believes that powerful private institutions such as the Gates Foundation should be subject to greater public scrutiny. For the shoot we lured him out in to the streets around Hoxton – we touched on matters of the Gates Foundation but David’s biggest concern that day seemed to be the state of his shoe laces.
Actors Portraits – Berlin’s Schaubühne
Monday, May 12th, 2014
A few weeks ago we photographed the final days of rehearsals, together with a portrait series, for a stage production of Berlin’s Schaubühne. Here are a couple of photographs from the series.
Brandeins Magazine – Magmatic
Monday, May 12th, 2014
The May issue of Brandeins Magazine also saw the publication of our photo story on Magmatic. Magmatic’s chairman Rob Law famously appeared on Dragon’s Den back in 2006 with ‘Trunki’ and was refused investment (their only regret to date). It’s 2014 and it’s great to see them doing so well and on the brink of launching a new line of products.
Brandeins Magazine – Fund Managers
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
For this months Brandeins magazine we photographed several fund managers in London. We made good use of their reception areas after hard pressed negotiations with no-nonsense receptionists.
Telegraph Magazine – Restart Party
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Our photo story on the ‘Restart Party’ – an London based event where people bring their broken electronic equipment to be fixed – is out in this weekend’s Telegraph Magazine. It was intriguing, and rather encouraging to see people repairing their broken electronics rather than throwing them away. The guys at the Restart Party claim that 23% of the items people bring in are repairable or still functional. You can see a PDF of the article here.
The Job Magazine – MET Police
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Following our CCTV London story we photographed Sgt James Gordon for ‘The Job’ Magazine. As well as a Police officer James is an acting Sergeant in the Military reserves. We were commissioned to capture him in both his work environments where he divides his time between the Brixton TA headquarters and the MET office in Charing Cross.
Gaggenau – Michael Anastassiades
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Hoffmann & Campe GmbH recently commissioned us to shoot a video for German kitchen manufacturer Gaggenau. We visited Michael Anastassiades in his London base in Waterloo where he explained the relationship between lighting and space, his favourite materials and why he likes to work where he lives. You can see the video on the Gaggenau website here and watch our other videos here.
Fujitsu – ‘Technology Perspectives’
Friday, March 28th, 2014
The video project we worked on for Fujitsu has gone live this week. We interviewed three of the key team: Helen Lamb, Head of Business and Application Services UK & Ireland; Jon Wrennell, Managing Director UK & Ireland; and Sarah Kellett, Associate Director of Consumer Facing Industries. Each of them spoke about their key aims and areas of expertise within the company. You can see the videos online Here and see our other videos Here.
Brandeins Magazine – Under Surveillance
Friday, March 14th, 2014
This months Brandeins Magazine saw the publication of our rather revealing photo story on London’s Surveillance systems. We visited the CCTV control room in hackney – it was amazing to see the number of cameras that capture 24 hour live footage from right across the borough. We photographed people on both sides of the surveillance debate in the UK – something to chew over when stepping onto the streets of London.
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
This months Manager Magazine hosted our quirky portrait of Victoria Spiess, photographed in the crow’s nest of the ‘iconic’ ARK building. It’s not too often that we shoot in a location with a 360 degree view of London. It gave us a lovely setting to play with.
The Mini International Magazine
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
We were happy to see one of our images from our recent trip to Edinburgh in the latest issue of The Mini International Magazine.
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
We were asked by Dentistry 100 to create a host of new images for them to use on their updated website. This week saw it go live, and we think it looks amazing – all in all a great day at the dentists. We were looked after very well.
Jamie Fobert Architects – Versace / Selfridges
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
We’ve been working on several projects with Jamie Fobert Architects over the past few months. The practice is compiling an anthology of work and we have had the pleasure of photographing some great spaces; the Versace store in Paris, the shoe department at Selfridges, and some beautiful residential projects in and around London. Thanks to Hoi Chi, Andrew and of course Jamie.
Brandeins Magazine – Trickers
Friday, January 10th, 2014
This month Brandeins magazine published our story on Trickers the shoemakers. Trickers make fantastic shoes and have been owned by the same family for over 180 years – so it was an absolute pleasure to be invited into their factory and warehouse to see how they make their famous footwear.
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
We’ve had a busy year and would like to thank everyone we have worked with and everyone who has supported us as we’ve grown. Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.
Brandeins Magazine – ‘Real Love’
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Why do British comedians love Angela Merkel? We photographed stand up Jeremy Hardy and the musical, comedy duo Jonny and the Baptists for this months issue of Brandeins magazine to find out why the German Chancellor makes such brilliant subject matter.
Capital Magazine – Robert Shaw / Atos
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Robert Shaw is Atos’ Global Program Director for ‘Zero email’. He is attempting to introduce a no email policy in the workplace to cut down on spam and increase work time – workers are encouraged to use social media to communicate with each other. We photographed him for the Financial Magazine ‘Capital’ in some very colourful environments in and around Atos’ headquarters in London.
Brandeins Magazine – Break It Off
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
We traveled to Edinburgh to shoot a feature for the latest issue of Brandeins Magazine: ‘Richtig schluss machen’. Gabriele Mäule recently left her ‘idillic’ family home in Germany to start a new life alone in her adopted city.
Iain Sinclair – The Telegraph Magazine
Monday, November 11th, 2013
Last weekend our photo story on the author Iain Sinclair was published in the Telegraph Magazine. It was interesting to discover how the organised chaos of his study was once used as a stockroom for his book trading business – you could be fooled into thinking it still was.
Office Backyard Shoot
Friday, October 25th, 2013
After our recent trips to Scotland, Germany and France we’ve chosen the office backyard as our new favourite outdoor location. Big white walls definitely come in handy!
Our Latest Print Campaign
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Three of our pictures from a recent ad commission are finally in place. We worked with Leagas Delaney London for their Swiss client Moser Vernet & Cie. The ads can now be seen amongst the finance and watch makers ads at Geneva airport.
Behind the scenes
Friday, October 4th, 2013
We’ve been to some interesting places over the last month, so we thought it would be nice to post some behind the scenes shots. From our makeshift studio under the stadium stands in sunny Elmali, Turkey to the central verge of the highways around stormy Warsaw, Poland. Between all of this we moved offices and can now be found south of the river in London SW2!
Warner Chappell Portraits
Friday, September 20th, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we were commissioned by design agency Workshop to photograph Warner Chappell’s German team in Hamburg. It was great fun working on a black and white portrait project again.
Commerzbank – Eugene Stanfield
Friday, August 16th, 2013
We headed back to the city to shoot Euguene Stanfield for Commerzbank’s company publication Commerzbanker. The images were published this week.
David Canter – Brandeins Magazine
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Brandeins has published our story on the Investigative Psychologist David Canter. We met David during a Police conference in Cambridge and had a walk around the city, the perfect setting for a crime drama!
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
It’s Friday again, we thought we should post some backstage images from the last few days. Clean and nicely designed spaces was to be the topic this week, although they can never be big enough to work in for us it seems.
The latest Sennheiser Annual Report has been published. Munich based design agency Burda Creative commissioned us to document the ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition at the V&A museum in London. We spent the evening before the official launch photographing Gregor Zielinsky – the man responsible for the amazing ‘3D soundscape’. Having the space empty and to ourselves was a real treat and certainly makes such an extraordinary exhibition that much more special!
Vitsoe – Video
Friday, July 19th, 2013
Vitsoe have posted the video that we made at their London workshop. We spent the day with managing director Mark Adams who gave us an insight into production of the iconic 606 shelving system, designed by Dieter Rams – take a look here
Friday Post – back from Turkey
Friday, July 12th, 2013
We’ve just got back from shooting a personal project out in Edirne, Turkey. Managed to survive the heat by only partially melting (we didn’t even take our tops off, as you can see).
Brandeins Magazine – Alex Claringbull
Friday, July 12th, 2013
Last month we photographed international banking mogul Alex Claringbull for German business magazine Brandeins. You get a pretty fantastic view of London from the Blackrock banking building in the city – we can see what attracts people to a career in banking now!
Style Magazine – Colomba Giacomini / EasyJet
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Two of our recent stories have been published in this months issue of Italian fashion magazine, Style. For our first story we jetted off to EasyJet headquarters in Luton to photograph CEO Carolyn Mccall.
We returned to London for our second shoot with personal-stylist Colomba Giacomini who we met up with in Mayfair.
Modus Magazine – Simon Corbey
Friday, June 14th, 2013
The two part story we shot for Modus Magazine about sustainable building has been published this week. We photographed Simon Corbey from the Alliance of Sustainable Building Products behind the scenes at the Regents Park Open Air Theater – a fantastic timber building hidden amongst the trees. We also traveled to Thetford forest to shoot Mathew Maguire from the Forestry Commission.
Friday, June 7th, 2013
As part of our first Friday blog post we’re excited to announce the addition of new landscape images from our recent trip to Sicily – you can have a look at them here.
This week also saw the publication in the Welt newspaper of our story about Sammy Aki, the founder of ‘The Groom Style Consultant’, based in London. We spent the day with Sammy, photographing her doing her thing with an excited soon-to-be bride and groom.
And finally just a quick behind the scenes snap of us shooting today in the financial centre of London:
From the German Autobahn to the German Comedy Ambassador
Friday, April 12th, 2013
For the past two weeks we have been shooting around Europe, from Holland to Germany via Sweden. We even managed to pick up a slick Mercedes as our ‘surprise car’ from the rental company, subsequently we swiftly received a speeding ticket! Congratulations to my assistant Masumi – for performances in front of and behind the camera.
Back in Clerkenwell we met up with German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn. He got in a festive mood early as preperation for an upcoming tour – check out his show dates here.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Our photos of London based designers have finally been published. We were commissioned by German Design magazine, H.O.M.E to photograph Benjamin Hubert, Sebastian Wrong and the design duo Doshilevin in their studios.
Behind the Scenes – Leagas Delaney
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Here’s a few pictures of the crew working on a shoot for Leagas Delaney last week. It turned out to be a great project. Next stop France!
Lufthansa Magazine – Christie’s
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Our photo essay on Christie’s auction house is being published in the latest issue of Lufthansa Exclusive magazine. If you happen to fly with Lufthansa over the coming month make sure to check it out.
Ryanair – Brandeins Magazine
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
This month German business magazine Brandeins published our story on Ryanair – the budget airline we love to hate. It was really interesting to spend some time at the Ryanair HQ in Dublin and to see one of the only european airlines turning a profit.
one month, one job, ten countries
Friday, February 1st, 2013
This month we’ve been all over the place for one of our favorite clients. In between shooting in France, Denmark, Turkey and Switzerland – to name a few – we retouched and deliver the job on time. We traveled from a chilly -15 degrees in Sweden to a much milder +25 in Dubai. We think the team deserves a drink. Here’s some photos we took along the way:
Hamburg based publishing company Gruner & Jahr printed our ‘Blind Booking’ article, about the East End of London in this months issue of Laviva Magazine.
Protolabs – Brandeins Magazine
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
At the beginning of last month Brandeins Magazine sent us to the factory of 3D printing company Protolabs. The next generation of printing looks very exciting; we managed to catch a glimpse of the future.
We spent last week road tripping and shooting a landscape project in Morocco. We’re currently working our way through an edit and will publish a series of images on the website very soon.
Cécile B Evans for Style Magazine
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
The Berlin based artist Cécile B Evans won the Emdash Award at the Frieze Art Fair this year. We photographed Cécile during her artist in residence at The Gasworks Studios in Vauxhall shortly before she collected the award.
Friday, September 21st, 2012
We met up with Henning Wehn (the German comedy ambassador to the UK) at Leicester Square theatre to photograph promotional material for his upcoming tour ‘Henning Knows Bestest’.
Journey of Champions
Monday, September 10th, 2012
Congratulations to all the Paralympic athletes that we photographed for our Journey of Champions project. Sarah Storey managed to clinch an astonishing four gold medals, Lee Pearson won one of each colour and Ben Quilter nabbed a fantastic Bronze medal despite his recent injury.
Telegraph Media Group – Viking Cruises
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Back in July we travelled to Budapest to accompany Kathy Lette on her Viking Cruise along the river Danube. We were up at 4 am to see the sunrise on the hottest day since records began – a scorchingly hot 45 degrees. The article and cover image were published in the travel section of the Telegraph.
Brandeins – Vitsoe
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Brandeins published our story on Vitsoe in their September issue. Mark Adams, the Vitsoe CEO spent the day with us and gave us a great insight into the current success of this fantastic company.
€uro Magazine published the set of our Lord Eatwell photos in their September issue.
Mind Sports Olympiad
Monday, August 20th, 2012
The Mind Sports Olympiad is taking place right in-between the Olympics and Paralympics at the University of London Student Union. A mind based Olympics where board game players from around the world compete for the prestigious overall title of ‘Pentamind’. We’ve been invited to cover the event and create a portrait series of the top 20 players tipped to win the overall prize.
Brandeins – Tom Hodgkinson
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Brandeins commissioned us to shot a photo story about British author and editor of Idler Magazine, Tom Hodgkinson for their August issue. We travelled to north Devon to spend the day in his country home – Tom and his family made us feel incredibly welcome and were happy to give us a lot of time from their busy work schedule. The shot list included a photograph of the family pony – unfortunately he was missing from his field and I hope he made it home safely!
The last week has been colourful to say the least. A very tight shoot schedule mixed up with some last minute travelling to Madrid ended up with a riot at our hotel, opposite the Spanish Government building! What more could you ask for? Oh some Sun, which we got plenty of in Spain.
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Behind the scenes during last weeks shoots – on Tokyo’s roof tops, at an Atheist Conference, and during an auction at Christies in London:
BMW Motorcycle Magazine
Friday, July 6th, 2012
Our article about Ritmo Sereno, who customise motorbikes in Tokyo, Japan has also been adopted by BMW Motorcycle Magazin in Germany.
One of my images of German comedian Henning Wehn is featured in this months Lufthansa Magazine ‘London Special’.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Last month Lonely Planet Magazine comissioned us to shoot a story about Borough Market’s ‘homeless’ tour guide Hazel. It’s out now in the July issue.
Sennheiser Annual Report and Video
Monday, June 11th, 2012
Our work for the 2011 Sennheiser Annual Report documenting a whale scientist and his team has finally been published. To compliment our picture story we also shot a short video which is now hosted on the Sennheiser website.
See the Annual Report here and watch the video online here.
Margaret Howell for the Independent Magazine
Monday, June 4th, 2012
The Independent Magazine recently commissioned us to shoot the British designer Margaret Howell in her London headquarters.
The much acclaimed architect Thomas Heatherwick is featured on the cover of the latest Style magazine. We’re very lucky to have gained access to his studio in London as Thomas and his team are currently preparing his retrospective of his fantastic, young career at the V&A in South Kensington. Thankfully he was happy to put some time aside for us.
It was great to work with Silvia and Stefano again, and with Pier for the first time – he managed to fly over for the day from Milan just for the interview. To be included in the contributors section is a very nice bonus for us.
Our story on Ritmo Sereno, the Tokyo based motorbike company, has been published this week. Shiro Nakajima specialises in BMW and Moto Guzzi motorbike restorations – giving them a new look. Each bike is custom made and receives a special treatment. The result is always pleasing to the eye and a joy to ride.
Thanks to Maik and his team at the Stuttgart based magazine who have worked hard to bring the story out in such a short time.
The Telegraph Magazine has published our recent shoot with the architect Cecil Balmond. Together with Anish Kapoor he designed the Arcelor Mittal Orbit – the observation tower for the London Olympic park. During the shoot we got a little insight into his interesting working and personal life.
Our Tokyo Cityscapes series continues this week. Here’s a quick preview (earthquakes not included):
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
We’re in Tokyo this week and have successfully finished our first shoot. Thanks to Masumi and the guys at Ritmo Sereno for making this a fun day with a brilliant Sushi lunch. Here’s some backstage photos:
Case Da Abitare – ‘Salone’ Special
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Case Da Abitare are featuring two of my commissions in this months ‘Salone’ Special. The first is a profile on the Berlin concept store run and owned by Andreas Murkudis.
The second story, shot in Stuttgart, features the highly regarded designer couple Shay and Yael who are currently undertaking an artists residency at the Schloss Solitude.
Thanks to everyone for giving us this amazing access to your workspaces.
This month one of my images Daniel Keatings, the gold medal European pommel horse champion gymnast from my Journey of Champions project, was chosen for the cover of Healthy For Men magazine.
You can see the rest of the images from the Journey of Champions project Here.
Football for 11 Freunde
Monday, March 26th, 2012
German football magazine, 11 Freunde, commissioned us for two projects in their April issue. Firstly photographing East London based football team Senrab FC who have a history of producing high quality, premier league football players, including John Terry, Jermain Defoe and Ledley King. The second commission took me up to Bristol to photograph long time Bristol City fan, John Darch, who is campaigning to bring back ‘safe standing’ at professional football games in the UK.
This week we shot the interior of the new Apple shop at Harrods (with a little help from my new friends). Having started at 6am we had Harrods all to ourselves, though we still needed a copy of the floor plan just to find our way around.
Sustinendi event – sustainable water
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
A few days ago we collaborated with design blog ‘Sustinendi’ by filming a live event centred around the idea of water. The event was held in the premises of the Scandinavian design company ‘Vola’ in the West End. Four speakers talked about the concept of water, water use, sustainability and how to use water responsibly within industry. This included: Guy Battle, from Deloitte, talking about opportunities for the low carbon economy; Gary Lohan, from One Aldwych, talking about the use of water at the five star hotel; Sarah Snowden, from Method, talking about the ‘Method method’ and sustainable cleaning products; and Luiven Rivas-Sanchez discussing the use of water in the creation of textiles.
We also photographed along the bank of the river Thames during low tide. We managed to capture unusual aspects of life along the river and the constantly evolving water front. The resulting images were displayed at the event.
Decluttering for Brandeins Magazine
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
We recently shot a portrait of London based, professional ‘declutterer’, Juliet Landau-Pope for German business magazine Brandeins.
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
My travel piece on Cornwall and Devon has just been published by Lufthansa in their in-flight magazine. It will be available to read on all Lufthansa flight routes around the world. Thanks to the guys in Hamburg for a fantastic job. Here’s my image on the cover: