The former keyboardist of the prog rock band Yes poses in a shoot outside the Freemason’s Hall in London. Read the article here
Sculptor Justin Rowe explores his love of books in this mini-exhibition at the British Academy. ‘Turning The Page’ is on at the British Academy from 20-24 May 2013 as part of Literature Week – a festival of free talks, lectures and performances on different aspects of writing, authorship, poetry and theatre. Organised in partnership with the University of London’s Institute of English Studies with support from the Royal Society of Literature and the Times Literary Supplement. Highlights include an exclusive Shakespeare evening at the world-famous Globe Theatre, featuring James Shapiro and Jonathan Bate. Lectures by Richard Parish and Hugh Haughton on imitations of Christ in 17th Century French literature and on modern British poets and rivers will also feature, and there will be poetry readings by Alice Oswald and Anne Stevenson as well as a special event on W.B.Yeats at the Irish Embassy. During the week there will be a small exhibition by the paper sculptor Justin Rowe celebrating the art of books. Justin’s sculptures explore the importance of not just respecting literature for literature’s sake, but showing the tactile beauty of books as art and sculptures themselves.
David Fincher, Director of Se7en, Fight Club and the Social Network and plenty more, photographed at the Netflix launch of the House of Cards series with Kevin Spacey. An awful stripey yellow hotel room left few options, but a nice guy who knows his ringflash from his double rim light!
Called into the office last minute as financier Nat Rothschild was having a chat with one of the editors, I had to hang around in the off chance he would pose for a photograph. Having tried to doorstep him unsuccessfully at the high court several times, I didn’t think he would be too keen on having his picture taken. Luckily he quite willingly agreed to it on his way out, but only for three frames.
Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and Benedict Cumberbatch for the Los Angeles Times for a story on Parade’s End. Forewarned Sir Tom was infamous for being grumpy, and really doesn’t like being photographed, he turned out to be an absolute gentleman and great in front of the camera.
Here’s a couple of recent shoots
a shot of whiskey followed by a chaser of pickle juice – the very American Pickleback at the Electric Diner off Portobello Road
classic cocktails at the exclusive Dukes Bar in Mayfair, with the charismatic Italian bar manager Alessandro Palazzi.
Both shoots for the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty supplement, both places very cool!
It’s not often I find someone I’d like to swap jobs with but recently I spent 2 days following Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy‘s German winner Peter Pyzera for Nissan Germany’s Magazine on his training schedule. Picked from the millions of Gran Turismo 5 drivers competing online, the academy provides the dream transfer to real life racing driver, culminating in a night time endurance race in Dubai. Gruelling physicals and psychology sessions are mixed with hours in the simulator and on the track learning the courses inside out before they get there. After a quick go on the sim I realised it wasn’t quite as easy but every bit as fun as it looked.
Of course a fast lap of Silverstone from inside the car was required to get all the shots necessary…
I shot this feature over 8 months ago for the LA Times’ Hollywood Backlot and Calendar section and, it finally published this month as the latest series hits the US.
This being my first experience of the film set, it amazed me how slow everything is. In one day, 3 scenes were shot, a slow walk to the house, 2 minutes of conversation at the dining table and a brief encounter in the drawing room.
More of the pictures can be seen here:
Parliament Square- 3am (BST), to photograph the changing of Big Ben back for the end of British Summertime.
“If changing every clock in the house is a chore, spare a thought for the engineers responsible for resetting Big Ben to Greenwich Mean Time. The process of losing an hour requires split-second timing and takes the Palace of Westminster Clockmakers from 9.05pm BST to 2am GMT to complete.”
Léa Seydoux, photographed in a very tiny hotel room.
“The conductor has spread his joy across 60 orchestras, but it’s time to settle down.”
The annual Chap Olympiad, described as ‘a celebration of eccentricity and athletic ineptitude with the emphasis on panache and style over sporting prowess’, took place in Bedford Square, London, at the weekend and featured events such as cucumber sandwich discus and umbrella jousting
David Beckham ferries the Olympic torch along the Thames via speedboat… but he has a little help from some friends
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2180093/David-Beckham-ferries-Olympic-torch-Thames-speedboat–little-help-friends.html#ixzz2AiSRH9Rp
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