The AOP Photographers Awards are considered the ultimate accolade for the UK’s commercial photographers, as well as a celebration of extraordinary work by the industry as whole. For our latest installation here at Sunbeam Studios, our walls have been decked with some highlights from the recent awards, held originally in October. Marking our third year of celebrating the awards with the AOP, we are very excited to continue our collaboration and feature work from some of the UK’s most exciting talent.
Stella McCartney had our studio looking pretty in pink for her Pre-Fall 2017 lookbook. Shot by Charlie Engman, the collection is showcased against with a wonderfully trippy backdrop designed Andrew Lim Clarkson. Not only does the collection feature characters from ‘The Dandy’ and a killer line up of accessories, its 100% leather and fur free. Go Stella!
For their AW16 issue, Wonderland magazine stopped by Studio 2 to showcase Chanel’s Cuban inspired Resort 17 collection, photographed by Mattias Bjorklund. The classic tweeds are given a flare of Cuban glamour with a colour palette of vibrant yellows, pinks and blues, while set designer Alun Davies mirrored the nostalgic splendour of Havana with dusty tones of pink and tobacco.
For more on the collection you can see Wonderland’s review at:
Filip Hrivnak is looking good and smelling fine in Elle Man China, shot here at Sunbeam by the lovely John Paul Pietrus. Filip looks dapper in Autumn’s sharpest suits as styled by KK Obi. We were glad to see our wonderful portico entrance made a cameo for Filip’s arrival. You know what they say- in order to make a grand entrance, one requires a grand entrance!
For most people in the know, photographer and all around digital genius Nick Knight has long been synonymous with ShowStudio. And so it was a great honor to host one of his latest projects here at Sunbeam. The project, a collaboration with GARAGE Magazine, encompassed a high fashion photoshoot and a luxury life drawing class.
Nick Knight shot models Molly Bair, Yasmin Winjaludum, Jazzelle, Ruth Bell, Julia Banas and Selena Forrest in Studio one, before each model moved on to the drawing salon in Studio 2, where they were rendered on paper by some of fashion’s top illustrators including Frida Wannerberger, Richard Kilroy and Helen Bullock.
The whole thing was broadcase and viewed by an incredible 1.7 million viewers. The whole project can be viewed here, or to get your very own original illustration, artists work’s can bought here.
Biannual magazine ‘Forget Them Magazine‘, a fantastic open showcase for new style, fashion and contemporary taste stopped by with photographer Tung Walsh to shoot story ‘Transference’ with model Maggie Maurer. The pictures came out beautifully, looking both modern and classical at the same time, their hyper-realistic quality looks almost painterly!
Few names generate as much hype these days as Moscow native Gosha Rubchinskiy. Designer of his own eponymous label and photograrapher in his own right (his book with super-publisher Idea was one of their fastest selling to date) Gosha lent his eye and lens to Topman for their Spring/Summer 2016 lookbook shot here at Sunbeam. Known for his soviet style and unique take on youth culture, the portfolio of images are at once vibrant and muted, wonderfully capturing the laidback Topman style.
They don’t come much better than Bailey. Or Valentino for that matter. So no surprise the Autumn Winter 16 menswear campaign shot here in Studio came out pretty fantastic!
With a collection reminiscent of the Swinging Sixties, the campaign invokes the spirit of the likes of Kerouac, Lennon, Morrison and Dylan. Who better to capture the feeling of their generation than a man who helped to define that period himself?
With a campaign as eccentric and diverse as the collection it showcases, we were very excited to see the final images that were shot here at Sunbeam by bright, young thing Jack Davison. With an eclectic mix of talent- from the legend Guinevere Van Seenus to the new face Ina Maribo Jensen- the result is a sort of magpie mix of beanies, ballgowns and race cars- what could be better?
We are really proud to host Laura Holmes Production shoots. Not only are the productions always for great clients with fantastic photographers but they are also doing their utmost to follow the Ad Green philosophy. It’s great to see production companies taking a stand against climate change and making changes to effect big results.
We are thrilled to befriend a gorgeous collective of extraordinary minds at Novel Beings – an artist owned and run creative agency, exclusively representing conscious creatives for the fashion, beauty and advertising industries. Their beautiful creations share the centre stage with transparency and strong ethical code of practice.
Makeup: Lauren Kay – a Novel Being’s artist Photographer: Dave Wise
Publication: Fisco Magazine
Fashion Editor: Anne Look
Hair: Eugene Davis
The minute-and-a-half-long fashion film for boutique fine jewellery brand Loquet features among others model-actress Gala Gordon, entrepreneur and art director Ooooota Adepo, Game of Thrones’s Nathalie Emmanuel, and the young daughters of Sheherazade Goldsmith and Cuarón. Shot in an elaborate split-screen sequence it required multiple “clapping choreographers” and precise synchronisation and the editing took about six months. “It was a bit of a Rubik’s Cube,” explains the director, who enlisted the same crew he has used for such films as Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “If you pay attention to all of the different frames, it’s quite easy to get lost.”
Sunbeam is delighted to welcome back the AOP Photography Awards. For the second year we have curated a show of some of our favourite images from the prestigious awards show. This year we picked the theme of New World Order. We feel this selection of images together hold a mirror to the current social justice climate reflecting in part our sustainability values. The show invokes memories of Choose Your Own Adventure novels by torchlight along with influences such as the 2015 election, Cloud Atlas, Mad Max and the tumult in the Ukraine ultimately offering a glimpse of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.