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19.12.11
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Image
 
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With the release of my new iPad/IPhone App Image magazine have done an article about it in the latest issue. It's an interview with myself and the guy's at The Operator's. Like the article, not sure about the portrait though!
16.12.11
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World Photography Blog
 
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World Photography Organisation asked me to write a blog for them so I chose one about my San Miguel shoot. It was shot this summer over in Spain on the back of a TV production for Saatchi & Saatchi. Daniel Wolfe of PLan B music video fame was the director. Fun and hectic as ever.
07.12.11
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Release of IPad & IPhone App.
 
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I've just released and IPad & IPhone App on iTunes.
Over the last couple of months I've been working with the guys at The Operators to help develop an App that they were building for photographers and people in the creative industries. We worked closely together to get what I consider the best portfolio App on the market.
It showcases a selection of my Project and Commissioned work and a few films.
You can download it via the link below.
Be great to know what you think of it.
19.11.11
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NIke Campaign
 
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Started working on a new Nike campaign today. It involves shooting several of their main British athletes who are based in the Uk and USA. We want to capture the sheer determination and commitment that these athletes have to put into their training and their dedication to their sport. I'll be shooting them as they work out and grabbing them to do portraits of them in a state of exhaustion at the end of their training sessions. It's going to be an amazing shoot to do and really looking forward to it.
06.11.11
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Electrolux Shoot.
 
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I seem to be making a habit of food shoots at the moment. After working with Yotam Ottolenghi in Jerusalem on his street food book I've now been asked to shoot an advert for Electrolux in Stockholm, Sweden. It's to photograph one of Stockholm's most celebrated chef's at work in his restaurant. Should be interesting and I'm always up for trying something new
20.10.11
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Workshop for Kid's Company
 
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Starting a workshop for the charity Kids Company. The idea is to work with a group of young people to help them produce a local magazine that sets out to challenge the negative stereotypes adults have towards young people. I'm there to help them work out how to structure a photo story to go in the magazine.
12.10.11
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BBC Lifeforce
 
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I have an article in this month's BBC Lifeforce magazine. It's from two of my early documentary projects and concerns the changes going on in the former Soviet Union at the point of it's breakup. The Ukrainian mining story was my first documentary and I spent three years travelling back to stay with the same family, the Skalar's, in Donetsk. It still remains one of the best projects I did.
30.09.11
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Street food shoot with Yotam Ottolengh
 
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Off to Jerusalem tomorrow to shoot a cookbook with Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Be my first cookbook and was I bit surprised when they asked me. But it's about street food and the life and amazing vibrancy of the city. I'm looking forward to what will be a very interesting shoot.
27.09.11
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Selected for Creative Review Photography Annual
 
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The War Child video that I shot in DR Congo has been selected for the Creative Review Photography Annual. I was commissioned by Paul Belford, Creative Director at This is Real Art to record a series of interviews with some of the girls and young women that have suffered sexual abuse during the civil war. The experience was quite disturbing and the country and it's people have suffered enormously over several decades. I had to put together several interview that would form part of a new campaign for the charity. the film was edited by David Freemantle.
10.09.11
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Mongolian Project
 
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After being told that the big shoot I was doing in September was being delayed waiting client sign off I've decided not to hang around and go cabin crazy. Off to Mongolia tomorrow to hopefully start a project on the development of the country as the big commercial miners move in to get at it's vast mineral wealth. The place could dramatically over the next few years and I'd like to document it. It's a bit of a rush job sorting out fixers etc but hopefully all will work out okay.
25.08.11
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Winner in IPA Awards 2011
 
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I've just received the news that I've been one of the winners in the International photography Awards. I came 3rd in the Photo Essay and Feature Story category for my images of commuters in Tokyo. I got an Honourable Mention for one of my films from Caracas and in five other categories.
All in all very pleased.
24.08.11
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Marie Curie shoot for DLKW LOWE
 
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The holiday hadn't even finished and I was back on a shoot. Had to come back a day early for a couple of production meetings and then an early start the next day on a shoot for DLKW Lowe. It's a campaign for Murie Curie and was Art Directed by Creative Group Head Paul Hancock.
02.08.11
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BBC World Service Interview
 
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Just had the BBC World Service on the phone. They did an interview with me on famine imagery. It all came from a twitter debate between David Campbell and Foto8 a couple of weeks ago. I then left a comment on David's blog and the BBC picked it up from there. Now that's joined up Social Media. It's a very important debate for all image makers so try and find the time to take a look and add a comment.
22.07.11
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Digital Photographer Profile
 
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This months Digital Photographer features an interview I did with them following on from the World Photography Awards. It's about how I got started in photography and focuses on my personal work, which is my life blood and keeps me going. You can get a pdf version under articles in the Biography section of the website.
14.07.11
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Talk at Photo Forum
 
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If your in London tomorrow evening and at a lose end as to what to do you could do worse than come along to a talk I'm giving at Photo-Forum. It's from 18.00 and it's free. We all have an informal drink and discussion down the pub afterwards. Hope to see you there.
12.07.11
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San Miguel shoot in Spain
 
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Finally back in the UK from working in Spain with director Daniel Wolfe of Plan B & Duffy music video fame. The shoot was with Art Directors David Goss and Ollie Wolf of Saatchi & Saatchi for San Miguel. Full on, working all hours but really interesting to see how Daniel directs and shot on some lovely sets. Worked all hours and got some great shots but knackered now.
01.07.11
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Talk at Artsmart
 
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I'll be giving a talk tomorrow as part of a panel discussion at Artsmart in London. the topic is Starting out in Journalism, Editing & Photojournalism. It's part of a two day event run by the University for the Arts London and will be held at the Chelsea College of Art & Design. Come along if you can. talk starts at 13.30
17.06.11
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Article in Image magazine
 
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I've got a article in this months Image magazine. It's a piece about Sony World Photography Awards for which I did a short interview about how I shot the images that won the Commercial Campaign Category.
15.06.11
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Kamera Magazine article
 
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I had a interview a couple of months ago for a Finish magazine called Kamera. they wanted to do a profile about my project work and of my experience's in the industry. I like the layout but haven't got a clue what it says about me. Anyone out there able to translate it for me? You can download a pdf from the articles section of my biography page.
08.06.11
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Foto8 Summer Show
 
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Just got the news that one of my images has been selected for the Foto8 Summer Show held at Host Gallery. It's a landscape from my Slums Project taken in Caracas last October. Very happy about it and thanks Foto8 for choosing it.
18.05.11
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New York Photo Festival Awards
 
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Been awarded a Honourable mention in the New York Photo Festival Awards. It's in Advertising Single and was shot on commission for the Barcelona Around the World Yacht Race. They wanted it to look like a mid Atlantic storm in the middle of Barcelona harbour. So we had fun with rain & wind machines, hoses and lots of buckets of water!
16.05.11
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Digital Photographer 'Fine Art vs Commercial'
 
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As part of the Sony World Photography Awards I was interviewed by Digital Photographer magazine for an article about the pro's and con's of working as a photographer in the Commercial or Fine Art arena. For me being able to make a living doing something I love is real a privilege. It's great to work on both personal projects and commercially in collaboration with some great Art Directors.
If you wish to download and read the article please go to the Biography section of the website and right arrow to Articles for a PDF.
27.04.11
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Winner in Sony World Photography Awards
 
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Just back from the Sony World Photography Awards and I won Best Commercial Campaign with the Manfrotto commission I did for Saatchi & Saatchi, London. Very pleased, a big thank you to the judge's for choosing me. The awards where held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London and then off to a very swanky do at the Intercontinental Hotel.
18.04.11
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Verve Photo
 
17.04.11
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Anti Obama postcards
 
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Whist strolling around one of the many liberal leaning establishments in Dallas I came across these rather interesting postcards. Check these out, you have to laugh or cry.
13.04.11
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Voices for the Alternative
 
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I've currently got a exhibition of portraits from the March for the Alternative march that took place in London a couple of weeks ago. I was asked if I'd like to produce a piece about the march to show at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress in London. I decided to shoot a series of portraits and video interviews with several of the participants and ask them to say in their own words what they thought about the governments current austerity measures. It's a way to show what the vast majority of those there were trying to get across to the government and media. As usual the media focused almost exclusively on the anarchists kicking off at the end of the day, anything to avoid the real issues. (I couldn't resist taking a few shots myself as you can see from my previous blog). The video of the interviews will launched on the falseeconomy.org.uk website soon.
04.03.11
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Interview
 
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I was interview today by Kristina for the Finnish photography magazine Kamera. However It almost didn't happen as I'd completely forgotten about it. My head was still in holiday mode. Kristina turned up at the front door introduced herself but it took a few seconds for the penny to drop. just turned up to interview me. Once I'd got my head together we had a lively discussion about some o the issues surrounding my work and the future direction of the industry. The article will be coming out in May. I look forward to seeing it but I'll need to buy a phase book to understand it.
03.03.11
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Network talk
 
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Hosted a talk at Abbott Mead Vickers today with a group of photography degree students from Holland and the University of Wales. It's part of an annual Network Week were students come to London for a week to chat to various Photographers and people working in the industry.


As I work in the advertising industry I felt an agency was the best place to hold the talk. We discussed my project and commercial work and then Yudi from Art Buying kindly talked about the workings of an ad agency and then took them on a tour of the building.

For most of the students it was a totally new world which they knew little about so they got allot from the day.

Thanks to Yud, Jaki and Mary in Art Buying for all their help.
18.02.11
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Video's on Vimeo site
 
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Finally got my Vimeo page sorted out. It's got a selection of films that I've shot for both personal Projects and on commission. I find being able to shoot video is an amazing tool for producing more in depth documentaries. It allow's people to voice their own opinions on their situation.
16.02.11
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Goma
 
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The situation in DRC is really one that is difficult for us to comprehend. The most basic social structures that we take for granted simply don’t exist for the vast majority of people. One statistic which kind of sum’s it up is that in a country the size of Western Europe they only have 1000km of tarmacked road. In a country so ravaged by war, poverty and corruption people get driven to extremes to survive, many of the worst abuses being committed against young girls. It was against this backdrop that I went to DR Congo for War Child to interview some of the victims of this abuse
Several of the girls I interviewed had become quite hardened to the situation they were now in, It’s one way of dealing with the treatment they endured, others were very traumatised still. I’m unable to watch one of the interviews as the girl was so traumatized by what had been done to her and her family. Another heavily pregnant girl was only 13 years old
War Child is they’re working with local NGO’s providing a safe, secure and supportive home and environment for the girls to work through they’re trauma. They provide sensitive counselling and are teaching them skills that will enable them to be independent in the outside world. Many unfortunately are still under threat from those who abused them. Often their families are also threatened and have to move out of the area.
If you’d like to help out the best place to go is War child as the work they are doing is really excellent and they have a great understanding of the needs of the girls who are referred to them.
Whilst I was in Goma I came across a couple of local’s working with some of the street kids. What they were doing was really positive and run on a shoestring. They need to get some new or second-hand equipment to enable them to continue their work. I’ll be posting more about this later as I’d like to ask you to help out if you can.
Thanks
Adam.
10.02.11
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War Child video in Congo
 
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Just arrived in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was a long trek, London-Nairobi-Kigali and then by road to the Congo. I'll be shooting a film for War Child interviewing young women and girls who suffered abuse at the hands of soldiers during the civil war. We went to the compound today and the mother of the next child they're expecting is a 13 year old girl. This kind of thing really brings you down to earth.
07.02.11
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Visa finally approved
 
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The visa finally came through after embassy being pedantic. They wanted this document signed, another stamped by the local police. Unfortunately too late to go tonight so off to Kigali tomorrow. It's a video of interviews with orphans from the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo for War Child. Working with Paul Belford of This is Real Art.
30.01.11
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Finalist in Sony World Photo Awards
 
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I've been selected as a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards. The award is in the Commercial/Campaign category and was a shoot for Manfrotto for Saatchi and Saatchi, London. Jim Salter the Head of Art was the creative on the campaign. We shot it in over two separate weeks in the US.

The shoot consisted of photographing Skateboarders, Mountain Bikers, Parkours and various other situations that you might want to photograph. The first shoot was in New York and Las Vegas, the second in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. To say it was fun would be an understatement and I'm very grateful to Jim for asking me to do it.
26.01.11
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HSBC shoot in Dubai
 
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I'm off today on a shoot for HSBC in Dubai. It's with J Walter Thompson. We're be there for eight days and be covering off about ten different layouts using models to cover three different international regions. This one's been a long time in coming but it's finally here.
25.01.11
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Workshop for the University of Wales
 
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I've been asked to host one of the sessions for the Network Week organised by the University of Wales. Last year I held it at RKCR/Y&R. It's through the Photography Department in Newport. Each year a group of Dutch photography student come over to the UK and spend a week in workshops to show them how the industry works and to get some inspiration from the people they meet.
This year AMV-BBDO have kindly agreed to host the event. Like last year I'll be taking them through some of my experience's at work and then be showing them around the agency to give them an idea of what it's all about.
24.01.11
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Video shoot for War Child
 
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Just booked my flight tickets to Rwanda. Off to produce a video for War Child through Paul Belford & Georgina Lee at This is Real Art. The idea is to record the stories of some of the abuse's the children faced, and for them to tell us themselves to camera. It's part of a campaign to create greater awareness and will be shown in cinema's and on their website.
19.01.11
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Panel discussion at the London Art Fair
 
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We had a day of discussions on Photography today. I was on the panel for the PhotoVoice debate 'Image Fatigue: Can photographs still be a catalyst for positive social change in a world saturated with images?'. It was standing room only and it seemed we only just got into the debate when the hour was up. Next photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg (who's work I love) discussed 'On The Ephemeral in Photography'. We finished off with a debate about 'Politics in Photography' which is something we need to get more of, the question is how to do it effectively.
05.01.11
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Article in British Journal of Photography
 
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My Nikon ad shoot for BMP DDB Needham is featured in the BJP this month. The article discusses how photographers should approach what looks like being a tough year with an interview with my agent John Wyatt-Clarke. The original idea was to shoot it under Westway in London as the budget was very small. The opportunity of shooting an ad of a kid pointing a gun at you is an one not to pass so I took the budget and we went out to Rio de Janerio. I'd recently done some personal work in one of the favela’s there. Once we'd found one relatively safe (I'd had several guns pointed at me at the previous one) we headed out. The end result was much better than under the Westway.
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