Monday, 2 December 2013

Handmade London in Creative Review

Super pleased my Handmade London project was selected for this year's Creative Review Photography Annual. Big congrats to Tim Flach for winning 'best in book' for his amazing panda portraits.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Lifestyle test shoot in Camden

Last Friday we had one of those perfect autumn days with crisp blue skies and golden leaves on the trees. I made a few pictures in Camden and along the Regent's Canal, and here are some of my favourites. You can see more in glorious high res on the website here. Big thanks to Stef Gilks for styling, Katie Higson for assisting and Lee and Jackie from BMA.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Handmade London - Kennedy City Bicycles

Apologies for the radio silence over the last few weeks, things have been a bit hectic here at Julian Love Photography HQ. After a 10 day shoot in the Bahamas I came back and immediately into another 5 day advertising shoot here in London. I can't talk about it yet but there will be a full reveal here on the blog when the time comes.

In the meantime, I've been continuing with the Handmade London project. Today's picture is of James Kennedy at Kennedy City BicyclesI actually shot this picture last month before heading off to the Bahamas, but only just got around to retouching it this week. There are a couple more in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled!

From his workshop in Clapton, James Kennedy assembles stylish urban single speed bicycles to order under the watchful eye of his gentle Great Dane, Huxley. His mission is to spread the cycling bug by providing attractive, affordable bikes for people who haven’t quite taken the plunge so far. He hand selects the components and offers a variety of colours and styles. By only selling direct through the website he can keep overheads low, allowing him to invest more in the quality components for each bike. Since he opened for business in the start of the summer things have taken off and he is now building over 10 bicycles a week.

See it in glorious high res here

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Handmade London featured on Trendland magazine

Very pleased to announce my Handmade London project has been featured on the awesome Trendland magazine. Many thanks to Tal Drori for writing about it. Click the pic to see more:

Friday, 20 September 2013

Handmade London - Camilla at Capital Bee

Last week I found myself in the unusual situation of wearing a bee suit in a graveyard.

Not my usual idea for a Wednesday morning, but there was a perfectly good reason for it - I was photographing Camilla Goddard, the founder of Capital Bee. Camilla keeps bees all over London, including Brockley, Notting Hill, Bloomsbury and Greenwich, selling the honey she harvests in markets and shops around the capital. Here she is at work, in the graveyard of the Royal Naval Hospital in Greenwich:

Thursday, 29 August 2013

New portraits for Saga Magazine

Earlier in the summer I was commissioned by Saga Magazine to shoot some portraits in the style of my Handmade London series. We had a lot of fun meeting and photographing Daniel Harris at the London Cloth Company, Simon Goode at the London Centre for Book Arts and Jonathan Church at Joseph Cheaney & Sons.

You can see the final pictures and a short behind the scenes video below. Many thanks to Sue Strange at Saga for the commission and Katie Higson for assisting - look for them in the September issue out now.

Daniel Harris at the London Cloth Company 
 Jonathan Church at Joseph Cheaney & Sons
Simon Goode at the London Centre for Book Arts

Saga Magazine BTS from Julian Love on Vimeo.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Simple skincare shoot

Last week I was shooting a new series of lifestyle images for skincare brand Simple. I can't show you any of the pictures yet but here are a few from the lighting tests while the team were setting up.

It was a manic day with 10 models and 18 shots to get through, but we got everything we needed. Big thanks to Katie Higson, Tim Bowditch, Phill Bradley and Matt Lain for assisting,  Adam Swords for filming the BTS (coming soon), Helene Sivilia and Claire Portman for styling and HMU, Lauren Jarmey at LPA for production and of course Mark Griffiths and David Hampshire at Havas EHS for the commission.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

A couple more from the Handmade London series

A couple of weeks ago I got to shoot two new portraits for my Handmade London series

Michael Ruh and his wife Natascha are the couple behind Michael Ruh Studio, an award-winning glass blowing studio in Tulse Hill in south London. When I visited they were working on a spectacular chandelier destined for the Four Seasons hotel in Moscow. The furnace heats the glass to 1100C and the temperature in the workshop felt like it was only a few degrees cooler!

Jessica de Lotz is a jewellery designer based in Clerkenwell. She designs and manufactures a beautiful range of quirky and inventive necklaces, bangles and rings in her retro workshop. She even does her own taxidermy on occasion, such as the patient squirrel in this photo.

I've also shot 3 more for Saga Magazine which I'll show when the magazine comes out at the end of August.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Shooters project

I spent a couple of days last week photographing people at the National Shooting Range at the Bisley Shooting Ground in Surrey.

Target shooting is a sport I know very little about, but last year one of my good friends made it into the England Team and toured in South Africa and Canada. But the home of shooting is Bisley and the most prestigious competition, the Imperial Meeting, is held here every July. I thought this might be a great opportunity to meet some interesting people, learn a bit about a rather unknown sport and make some fun photographs at the same time.

The shooting club has been in existence since 1860, when the first shot was fired on the range at Wimbledon by Queen Victoria no less. It moved to it's current location in 1890, and many of the buildings and club houses date from that period. It hosted the Olympic Games in 1908 and the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Here's one of the first people I shot, England team member Parag Patel, who won two gold medals in the Commonwealth games and has won the Grand Aggregate at Bisley twice.

I'll post a few more pictures soon.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Creative office shoot

Last month I was shooting in the offices of With PR, right next door to my studio here in Dalston. We wanted to give the feeling of a fun, creative agency.  Here are a few of my favourite shots from the day.

Big thanks as usual to Katie Higson for production and assisting, Stef Gilks for styling, Lesley Vye for hair and makeup, Tom Laybourne for Art Directing and Brian, Filipa, Michael and Sanna from BMA.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Handmade London - two new portraits

My new Handmade London series is coming along nicely, and I've got two more portraits to share with you.

The first is Ian Burgess, the founder of Climpson and Sons Coffee Roasters in London Fields. Founded in 2005, their railway arch location now roasts 2000kg of coffee every week to supply their own cafe in Broadway Market and numerous other cafes and restaurants around the city.

The second is of Marco, the head printer at Print Club London in Dalston. Print Club are a screen printing company creating everything from fine art posters designed by some of London's leading illustrators and artists through to bespoke projects for companies and individuals. Here Marco is printing posters for the Somerset House summer film season.

You can see all the portraits in the series so far in glorious high resolution on the website here.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Dove self esteem fund shoot

Last October I shot all the imagery for the relaunch of the Dove Self Esteem Fund. The fund is set up by Unilver to help mums and teachers recognise situations where young girls can become self-consicous about their appearance, and how to then bring them up to be confident about how they look.

One of the requirements from Dove was that none of the cast could have modelled before - they had to be real people. Fiona Watson at Streetcast did a fantastic job of finding us all the mothers and daughters and teachers and pupils that we needed - an epic task with 36 models to cast in just a few weeks.

We also had to find a great school and a family home to shoot in, and Dani Bouchard at Lisa Pritchard Agency ran the production for the shoot and found us two great locations.

To pull off a shoot this big on the day requires a great team and a huge thanks goes out to Katie Higson, Tim Bowditch and Marc Pritchard for assisting and lighting, Kajsa Soderlund for styling, Emma Slater and Amy Saunders for hair and makeup, and production assistants Alexa Montgomery and Lauren Jarmey for keeping everything on track.

At last I can show some of the pictures so here you go:

Monday, 20 May 2013

Handmade London - Creative Neon

Here's another one from my Handmade London series - Rob Court at Creative Neon. Rob is a custom neon sign maker who constructs beautiful works of art in his workshop near Walthamstow. He works with artists, designers, galleries, architects, TV and theatre companies, you name it.  We spent an hour with Rob a couple of weeks ago and you couldn't hope to meet a nicer guy. Thanks Rob!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Handmade London - East London Furniture

I've decided to call my new portrait project "Handmade London", as all the people it features are artisans who create their products by hand. 

The latest portrait is of Christian Dillon, the man behind East London Furniture. All their products are made from recycled materials - typically reclaimed wood from pallets, shipping containers and renovated buildings. Their simple but elegant designs are all made in their workshop in Bermondsey.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Now represented by the Lisa Pritchard Agency

I'm delighted to announce that I am now represented for assignment work by one of London's top agents, the Lisa Pritchard Agency. LPA have a great roster of photographers and it's an honour to be included among them. I know the team there well as they have produced some of my shoots in the past, so it's great to be working once more with Lisa, Alexa, Tom, Dani and Lauren.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

New landscapes from Yosemite valley

Last September I spent a few days in Yosemite valley. It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit and I'm pleased to say it didn't disappoint. Here are a few landscape shots I took while I was there.

Monday, 29 April 2013

New portrait series - Hansen & Lydersen

Here's the second shot from my new portrait series. This one is of Ole Hansen, the driving force behind Hansen & Lydersen smoked salmon. Ole is following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Lyder-Nilsen Lydersen who set up a salmon smokery in Kirkeness in northern norway at the beginning of last century. His grandfather Leif Lydersen took over the reigns in 1962 and now, having skipped a generation, Ole has re-started the company here in London four years ago. He now supplies Selfridges as well as several top restaurants around the capital. Last week we visited him at his smokery in Stoke Newington and here is the result. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New portrait series - Naomi Paul

I've just started a new personal project, photographing environmental portraits of people with small, interesting businesses around London.

The first subject is my friend Naomi Paul, a textile designer based in east London. Her company specialises in designing and creating traditionally hand crafted innovative objects and materials for interior spaces. She won ‘Young Designer 2012’ Homes & Gardens magazine and selected by Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs as one of his 10 Green Heroes of 2012.

We shot the picture in her workshop last week - let me know what you think. We've got several more people in the pipeline and when the series is complete I'll publish them as a website and a small booklet.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

South Tyrol summer campaign

Back in August last year I was back in South Tyrol shooting their summer campaign. South Tyrol is in the Dolomites in north eastern Italy, and is one of the most beautiful places you could hope to visit. I'd been there a couple of times before on holiday, and was thrilled to be asked to shoot their advertising campaign. The summer campaign has appeared in the FT Weekend and Telegraph Ultra Travel supplements so far and a range of other media across the UK shortly.

Big thanks to Max, Carmen and Martin at South Tyrol Marketing and Adam at FourBGB for being such great clients. And of course a big thanks to the crew for making it happen: Katie Higson for production and assisting, Nel Haynes for food and prop styling and Stefano Cherubini at Happy Finish for retouching.

We were also out there last March shooting their winter campaign. Here it is again in case you missed it:

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Landscapes from the Isle of Lewis

I spent a few days on the Isle of Lewis over Easter while visiting friends. Before I went I didn't know much about the place, but I'm pleased to report that Lewis, along with it's neighbour Harris, is absolutely beautiful! I managed to spend a couple of days photographing some landscapes while I was there, you can see the full set here.

Monday, 25 March 2013

New lifestyle shoot online

We were out shooting in the freezing cold on Portobello Road last week. The temperature was about 4C on a grey cloudy day but but I think we managed to make things feel a bit more like spring! Big thanks to Katie Higson, Amy Saunders and Charlene and Jerone from BMA Models.