February 2016

GOLD PANDA

I photographed Gold Panda and the cover / artwork for his new album, ‘Good Luck and Do Your Best’, out in May on City Slang . With design by Dan Tombs, the ‘Time Eater’ single artwork was also taken from the same collection of images, collated by Derwin and I over the course of two weeks spent in Japan.

The album cover image was taken in Kyoto, and the ‘Time Eater’ single cover image near Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. I took the portrait of Derwin on the Tokyo subway.

I was so very inspired by Derwin’s and my time in Japan; taking photographs together in a place as affecting and striking as Japan was an incredible experience. Collaborating on such a creative project with Derwin, and then with Dan for the design element, was a heartening and exciting process.

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ELIOT

A couple of years ago, several of my friends kindly helped me paint my entire studio. I offered to pay them in kind, and take their photograph or let them use the studio in return for their help. Eliot slogged away for two days with a paint brush and some emulsion, so, when he approached me to take some images at the end of last year I was only too happy to oblige! In the time between painting and our studio session together, Eliot was the victim of a horrific, random attack in the street one night at the end of 2014. After having an unknown liquid thrown in his eye by a group of strangers, he was left blinded in his left eye. We both wanted the photographs to make a nod to this, and so took a range of images that showed Eliot with and without his eye patch. It was a really fun shoot, and I came away in awe of how bravely and gracefully Eliot has dealt with his new circumstances.

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COPENHAGEN

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In Summer 2014, Lucy and I visited Copenhagen for the first time. It was beautiful, and I felt very inspired by the wonderful design everywhere. We also discovered the second best chocolate milk in the world (Ucal from Portugal being the best!) and accidentally stumbled across an hilarious touristy funfair. This photograph was taken on my Canon AE1 at the harbour baths, areas of sectioned off river for open air swimming right in the centre of the city.

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