Original BTC, the stylish British lighting brand, wanted us to document the painstaking and delicate production process of their beautiful bone china range. Each pendant is handcrafted using centuries old techniques in their Stoke-on-Trent based factory. The assignment gave us a wonderful opportunity to capture an atmosphere steeped in the history of Britain's ceramic industry.
Ensenada & Puebla
Old El Paso, the UK's number one Mexican Food brand, sent us to the regions that inspired their new recipe range. Ensenada, on the Baja peninsular, the spiritual home of the Fish Taco & the mountain enclave of Puebla, famous for its spicy Tinga sauce. We shot the sights, sounds and cuisine to create a 'cullinary look book'.
SCHOFIELD WATCHES - 'The Whiskey Plank'
Boat building and watchmaking are similar in many ways. Both require precision mathematics and intuitive craftsmanship. Indeed, fitting the final plank into the hull of a wooden boat is such a precise and difficult procedure that it is traditionally celebrated with a bottle of whiskey. Alva, a 30ft hand built cutter, broke her moorings in a storm and smashed against rocks in Falmouth Harbour. After months of delicate reconstruction work, Schofield watches asked us to capture the final stages of her renaissance. 'The Whiskey plank' features Boatbuilder, Ben Harris, his boat Alva and the beautifully crafted Schofield Signalman.
The Cloud Bakery
A peek behind the scenes at Cloud Bakery. The West Midlands based artisan cake makers invited us into their kitchens to capture the loving preperation of their hand crafted creations.
Volvo invited us to shoot a rehearsal with their V40 ambassador Marie Rosenmir, one of Sweden's most respected conductors.
ORIGINAL BTC - GLASS
In the second part of an ongoing project for lighting company, Original BTC, we visited their glass making workshop in the midlands. Each one of their glass lamps and pendants are beautifully crafted using glassbowing techniques that have changed little since 1st century BC.
The French love marshmallow. In Gateaux, at dinner parties or as petit fours with a cafe creme. It was whilst training as a chocolatier in Paris that Oonagh Simms saw the possibilities of marshmallow. She embarked on a mission to show us Brits that marshmallows aren't just for cremating over bonfires on the end of a stick. Through her stall on Portobello market, Oonagh experimented with an unusual host of natural and decadent ingredients. Basil & strawberry, raspberry & champagne, blueberry & gin. Her gourmet creations soon became the toast of Vogue, Wallpaper magazine and The Times. Next followed contracts with Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and partnerships with the likes of Alexander McQueen. Somewhere up north went up north to capture the sweet and fluffy world of The Marshmallowist.
Bellerby & Co are one of the last handmade terrestrial and celestial globemakers in the world. Each globe is built to order and hand painted in their busy north London workshop by a team of specialist artists. The non-mechanised process means that each piece has its own unique hand mixed colour pallet and idiosyncratic signature of each artist. Alongside the bespoke globes there are also special edition designs that pay homage to historically significant globes. The majestic 'Churchill' for example, limited to just one per year. With its epic 50 inch diameter is made to the exact specifications of the globe presented to its namesake and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, to cement their special friendship. Somewhere up north enjoyeda daygetting lost amongst the maps and cartography equipment.
A 1953 Coronation street party, re-created in perfect detail on a residential London street in 2017. Over 100 extras expertly styled and costumed, every prop authentic from bunting to commemorative teaspoons. Award winning film maker, Kevin Thomas, bought together the industry's best Art Directors, Set Designers & Stylists for 'THE WAYBACK' project, a 360 degree virtual reality film series for people with dementia. Interactive and historically accurate films designed to help dementia sufferers to relive magical moments from their past. Somewhere up north never miss a good party and were delighted to capture the preparations and events of the day.
VOLVO - NEMO'S GARDEN
"With Earth's burgeoning human population to feed we must turn to the sea with understanding and new technology. We need to farm it as we farm the land." Jacques Yves Cousteau
Nemo's Garden is the result of one man's dream to build a farm at the bottom of the ocean. Despite having no agricultural experience, Sergio Gamberini, helped by his son Luca, has devised a way to grow basil on the sea bed. In response to diminishing availability of viable farm land and an increasingly volatile climate, Nemo's Garden could well be the prototype for future food security.
Somewhere up north teamed up with directing duo, D.A.R.Y.L to tell the story of Nemo's Garden for Volvo. All part of the ongoing 'Human Made Stories' series showing exclusively on Sky Atlantic from August 22nd
Nemo's Garden - Full length film
VOLVO - MUSIC OF THE MIND
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” - Victor Hugo
Volvo & Sky Atlantic present the true story of the virtuoso the world never heard. The remarkable and moving tale of Rosemary Johnson, a violinist who’s promising career was tragically cut short by a brain injury which left her almost totally paralysed. 29 years on, thanks to breakthrough technology, she is learning to play music again, using just the power of her mind.
Somewhere up north teamed up with directing duo, D.A.R.Y.L, to tell the award winning story ‘Music of the Mind’ for Volvo. Part of the ongoing 'Human Made Stories' series showing exclusively on Sky Atlantic and at volvocars.co.uk/humanmade