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Tim Walker: Story Teller

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Somerset House is currently home to ‘Story Teller’, an exhibition focusing on the wonderful work of fashion photographer Tim Walker. I went at the weekend and loved it. We used some of his images for mood boards in the past. He really is a very talented and inspirational photographer.

Beside his photography on show there is a selection of his large props he used for his imagery including a giant doll, large insects playing instruments, and an almost life-size replica of a Spitfire fighter plane. It’s great being able to see the fantastical props alongside the final images.

The exhibition is beautifully put together and his photography amazing . Tim Walker Story Teller, runs from 18 October – 27 January 2013, daily 10am – 6pm, free admission, at Somerset House, London.

Tim Walker (born in England, 1970) is a British fashion photographer.

Tim Walker’s photographs have entranced the readers of Vogue, month by month, for over a decade. Extravagant staging and romantic motifs characterise his unmistakable style. After concentrating on the photographic still for 15 years, Walker is now also making moving film.
On graduation in 1994, Walker worked as a freelance photography assistant in London before moving to New York City as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon. On returning to England, he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for UK newspapers. At the age of 25, he shot his first fashion story for Vogue and has continued to work to much acclaim ever since.
The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include the photographs of Tim Walker in their permanent collections.

100 People with 100 Cameras

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

So we’re back and it’s finally the year Two Thousand and Twelve. To get us started I thought we should find something interesting about the year ahead to blog about, so as we trawl the t’internet on this Sunday afternoon I came across this little gem.

The 100 is a interesting photographic project from the people who brought you The disposable memory project. As The 100 team explain on their website “Over the course of 2012, we’ll be inviting 100 people to take part in an exercise which aims to capture the lives of people from the age of one to one hundred. We’ll be giving away disposable cameras to each person, and asking them to capture a week in their life. Over time, we’ll build up 100 photographic snapshots of people of every age, and share them via the project blog.”

Unfortunately my age has sadly already been taken but if you like the sound of it why not head over there and sign up! Regular updates on the project will be posted on the projects blog and I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out over the year. Enjoy!


Friday, December 16th, 2011

Seeing as its the season of good will i’m sharing an excellent site I found the other day. If you haven’t already heard of Counter-Print then head on over and check it out. They specialise in finding out of print and hard to find design books, magazines and posters. An excellent resource for any designer, be careful though this site is addictive!

London Bus Tour

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

If like me you love staring out the window and watching the world go by when traveling through London (or whichever corner of the world you may be) by bus, you’ll love this video by photographer Moritz Oberholzer. Lovely slice of London life portrait in a very simple yet captivating way. Really like the choice of tune, too.

Rinse Presents: A Visual Feast

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Record covers are the main reason I became a designer and from a very early age that is what I wanted to do when I grew up, that and be an ambulance driver, but I’m going off point! I got very lucky and my first job straight out of uni was doing just that and I loved every minute of it.

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited the opening night of Rinse Presents: A Visual Retrospective, which in my opinion should have been called “A Visual Feast”, but I guess that would have been seen as boasting. I know from first hand how difficult it is to create within that 12×12 square format and what I gazed upon last night is a real testament to 17 years of lovingly grafted photography, art direction and design driven by a healthy musical obsession.

On show are some of the graphical highlights from DF chum Stuart Hammersley otherwise known as Give Up Art and I think you’ll agree it’s an impressive collection, one well worth popping along to see.

Also on shown is the equally impressive photography of one Shaun Bloodworth below, vastly underrated in my opinion, and together with Give Up Art their work has formed the foundation for a unique documentation of youth and music culture, with projects across both the UK and US, much of which will be shown alongside this Rinse FM exhibition.

The exhibition also falls on the 10th anniversary of London’s world famous, Rinse-afflilated, FWD>> club night, which is held on 20th August at a secret East London location.

The exhibition will be at the Truman Brewery Gallery – shop 14, Hanbury Street for 10 days from 12th to 21st of August, so if you do one thing this weekend get yourself down there and give your eyes a treat.

Duck and Cover – SS11

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Following on from our last post… we’ve been so busy putting together the Autumn/Winter 11 shoot for Duck and Cover that we totally forgot to post about the launch of the Spring/Summer 11 campaign that we shot way back in October 2010! So without further a do here we are, currently in-store, we shot in the very glamourous Highgate Estate in London’s Elephant and Castle which sadly is soon to be no more if you like hanging out in apocalyptic concrete type environments. Weirdly we’ve just had sign-off this morning on the Autum/Winter 11 campaign images and the next episode of DAC brand film, which we’re very excited about, so we’ll keep you posted on that when we’re allowed to show you more. Enjoy.

Duck and Cover – AW11

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

We’ve been busy shooting for Duck and Cover again. This time we swapped dodgy and derelict Elephant and Castle for a disused RAF base! One again massive thanks to David Clerihew and his team and model James of course, who did a brilliant job. Image selection and the video editing is underway, as soon as we can share the images with you we will post them here, so watch this space.

Blood, sweat and tears…

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drop everything, jump on a plane, fly to the end of the world and then walk 3000km across some of the most amazing wilderness known to man?

We’ll that is exactly what Nicky & Cookie, friends of DF, did way back in Nov 2010 and now we’re so proud to announce they’ve finally finished their New Zealand Trek safe and sound. You can relive the whole amazing, jaw dropping journey on their most ingenious travel blog.

We can’t wait to help them celebrate their return to blightly, well done Nicky & Cookie massive love and respect from all at DF x

Duck and Cover – SS11

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Another season and another Duck and Cover shoot under our belt. This time we swapped
East London for the glamorous, dodgy and derelict Elephant and Castle, NICE! Thanks again
to David Clerihew, Chris, Alex, Will, Dan, Nancy, Rob, Richard, Ellie and James for all your
hard work! We’re selecting and retouching the images as we speak and as soon as we can
share the images with you we will post them here, so watch this space.

Duck and Cover – AW10 Campaign

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

We have been itching to share the latest ATL shoot & video that we have created for Duck
and Cover’s AW10 Campaign, and finally we can, woop woop!

DF were asked by Duck and Cover to create a 2 year narrative to engage and excite the 24+ male consumer. We launched this season with the first installment set around the theme, ‘The Escape’ communicating the DAC ‘Ready For Anything’ attitude.

This season, as well as the traditional press advertising, we created an integrated campaign to work on/off-line. Each campaign shot was supported by a viral clip which, when edited together, form the AW10 campaign film. We hope you like!