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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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