Thursday, 9 November 2017

Portrait Salon 2017




It's great to have been selected for this years Portrait Salon. This competition is a 'Salon des Refus├ęs' for the best portraits that have not been selected for the Taylor Wessing Prize.

Although my photograph 'Kids of Kolkata' was selected for this years Taylor Wessing prize LINK it's such an honour to have another image of mine that didn't make it selected for the Salon.

In my photograph a young child relaxes in the grass after a football training session in the humid heat of Kolkata.

The exhibition is for one night only - so don't miss it. More details: LINK

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Meet the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits


'Would you like to spend two days photographing an endless stream of fascinating people Charlie?'
'Yes please'

I was asked to photograph the talented Breakthrough Brits for BAFTA this year. We danced, jumped, played air guitar, debated about biscuits, performed t-rex impressions, pretended to be pin ups and at one point I emerged as Joseph and his amazing technicolour dreamcoat - soundtrack included (thank you Burberry for the amazing outfit).

Thank you to BAFTA, Burberry and the amazing team behind the shoot. We created some wonderful photographs of the Breakthrough British talent. You can find out more about them here: LINK

















Monday, 23 October 2017

48 Hours in Jerusalem - Living with the Gods for BBC Radio 4



One of the biggest perks of my job is that I get to travel all over the world. So when I was asked to join a whirlwind tour of Jerusalem with historian Neil MacGregor I wasn't going to say no was I?

My camera was packed and so was my thirst for knowledge (slightly ironic as I became extremely dehydrated in the humid heat of Jerusalem). It was a short and sweet trip - we watched the sunrise over the gleaming domes of Jerusalem, slept on Mt. Zion, persuaded a man with a camel to let us use his field and ate copious amounts of hummus.

Make sure to have a listen of Neil's new radio show, 'Living With The Gods' on BBC Radio 4, he really is incredibly good at explaining the complexities of religion - LINK












Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Papa John's Pizza - wonderful chaos



Who would have thought a pizza shoot would be a recipe for wonderful chaos? Flour explosions, dancing in the kitchen, and of course, the sweet aroma of freshly made pizza in the air... I didn't hear anyone complaining.

I was asked to create authentic and natural black and white imagery for Papa John's current campaign. I knew that to get the photos I wanted I had to inspire fun in my chefs... that's what cooking is all about. That meant turning the music up, dancing on the kitchen counter, making a mess, and generally inspiring a bit of chaos. It's amazing how much fun everyone can have when you take the lead.

Thank you to the team at Pablo for the fun commission - I think we created some fantastic images together. The colour food shots for the campaign were shot by Tony Briscoe, thanks for your tasty work sir I think our photos look great together. Look out for them all over the sides of buses, popping up in the tube and online all over the place.
















Thursday, 12 October 2017

Liv Ullmann for SvD Perfect Guide



I was spoilt with tales of Hollywood when I photographed Liv Ullmann - a true legend of cinema. From the time she introduced Woody Allen to Ingmar Bergman to the importance of art, she is full of fascinating insights. We met at The Ritz which seemed like an appropriate place for such a decorated actress and director.

You never know what to expect when photographing celebrities, fame can go to the head. This was certainly not the case with Liv whose personality and humour shone through from the moment I met her. A gracious presence she was totally up for a laugh. What a wonderful person to photograph for my first cover for SvD Perfect Guide.

Have a read here (in Swedish) LINK







Monday, 2 October 2017

AXA's Global Recruitment Campaign


I was recently asked to shoot a global recruitment campaign for AXA. Over the course of three days on location in Paris I created images of their employees, from mothers with new children making the most of AXA's parental leave to employees who've change the ethical face of the whole company. It was a pleasure working with Thirty Three again, and lovely to collaborate with Lorna Addicott to tell these people's stories.