Would you spend your holiday in a cage?

If you’re traveling on the underground, keep an eye out for the latest Doggbuddy Summer Ad Campaign.
I shot this back in May and had my favourite all-girl team on board including stylist Becky John, hair & makeup Sarah Jane Green and digital opp Jo-Anna Rohmann.
The creative director was Jonathan Howells of Dinnick & Howells.
One last mention to our models the Phillips family, for being such good sports about spending the day scrunched up in a cage!
Oh and how could I forget the main star ‘Arthur’… Woof Woof

Keep an eye out for two more themes following on later in the year.

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You Never Know What to Expect

It is a general rule of photography that the more planning that’s done before a shoot, the more successful the end result. It is also true that no matter how much planning is done, one needs to be prepared for the unexpected…. And sometimes jobs come in with such short lead-time, that you just need to jump straight in and sort things out along the way. Last week proved to be an example of the latter.

Working for Indivior PLC, a world leader in the treatment of opioid addiction, we had to photograph the CEO and Chairman at a Surrey location first thing Tuesday morning, travel back into London to set up for an evening shoot involving a case study patient at a studio in Brixton, and then drive to Germany first thing Wednesday morning, to shoot Dr Patric Bialas, a physician based at the Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg on the Thursday.

The brief was to shoot everybody full length on a white background with matching lighting across the set. The images were to portray a sense of energy and personality of each subject and reflect natural, candid and relaxed poses.

With less than three days to pull everything together and with final locations and patient details still to come in, it wasn’t until Monday afternoon that everything finally appeared to be in place and we set off to deepest Surrey do a pre-light for the following morning.

After the planning and logistics, comes encouragement, persuasion and coercion. To persuade and coerce the chairman of a PLC to let his guard down and perform in front of the camera. To encourage a shy, reluctant patient to express a natural, candid confidence. Then finally, with Patric our German doctor…. Well sometimes you just luck out!

 

The images below are my selections that expressed the true personalities once the guard was dropped.

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Howard Plen, Chaiman Invidior PLC

 

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Dr Patric Bialas
Dr Patric Bialas

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What’s Your Winning Shout ? Day One

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To shake off the January blues, we kicked off the year with another lively two day studio shoot for the National Bingo Game Association. Now in it’s third year running, the ‘Winning Shout’ campaign has been very successful both in terms of increased revenue streams and in re-branding Bingo to a younger audience.

It has been an absolute pleasure to be working again with the creative team at the Workroom and thanks go out to my team Boo (stylist), Dottie (Hair & Makeup) and Tristan (Digi Opp) for their energy, enthusiasum and creative contribution to another successful shoot.

These BTS shots are taken from last years shoot

Day One

Styling Briefing

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Martyn and Colin discuss styling with Boo
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Stylist Boo and CD Martyn

Getting the Models ready

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Boo Styling Terri for her first shot
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Victoria in Hair & Makeup with Dottie
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Boo and Victoria

On Set

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Day One on Set
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I See no Ships
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Building the energy
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and pause…..
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Martyn drops his pink ice cream
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Boo is not amused
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A masive ponder….
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Barry and Martyn
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Dottie and Terri on set
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It’s a Christmas theme

Caught Moments on set

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Idris Elba and Rod Stewart get on board our latest NBG campaign

Design agency Workroom, give a witty account of the two days shooting the latest National Bingo Game 2015 campaign.

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I’d like to thank stylist Boo Hill, hair & makeup Dottie Monaghan and digital operator and lighting assistant Tristan Fennell, my talented crew whose combined efforts helped produce a fun and enjoyable two day shoot and ultimately a great set of images for the campaign.