Cinemagraph

The layers of Napoli

The New Zealand based travel magazine 'Destinations' asked me to capture the spirit of Naples and what it means to live next to one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes. As well as capturing the photographs, I also wrote the story. It was a great experience to interact with the locals to get the sound bites, snippets of information and recommendations of the roads less travelled in the search for the soul of the region. 

The story is on Destinations' website: The Layers of Napoli

Once we moved on to Capri, the weather deteriorated for a little bit. The lightning lit up the early morning sky over Marina Piccola.

Capri offered an opportunity to add to my ongoing series 'On Location', and we ventured out to see Casa Malaparte, used by Godard in his film 'Le Mépris'.

HSBC - global airport campaign

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HSBC's new global airport campaign launched in Singapore this month, and will be rolled out worldwide during the summer.

The shoot took place in London and Buenos Aires, and we had a great time producing the images with the talented people at JWT: Giles and Bill on the creative side in London, Adam and Mark in London and Buenos Aires. JWT's senior producer Louise Tench oversaw the proceedings and made sure that all the elements came together.

One lunchtime we stopped for a bite at a small restaurant in the centre of Buenos Aires. We were entertained by a local Zamba dance troupe, and I managed to grab a quick stop motion cinemagraph while we were waiting for our Asado!

The images are currently being rolled out in selected cities. Check back soon to see the campaign when it is released globally.

Canon - Istanbul

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We spent some time in Istanbul, working with Tangerine Films and Canon on the February launch of two new cameras. The M3 is a new mirrorless compact system camera, and the EOS 750D is an entry level DSLR.

We worked with the Italian artist Alice Pasquini who painted one of her murals on a wall in the Yeldeğirmeni neighborhood in Kadiköy. She used the 750D for her research and inspiration for the painting, and it was great to see how her vision came alive over the couple of days we spent with her.

We also spent time with the Dutch photography duo 'On A Hazy Morning', who used the M3 to explore the streets of Istanbul, the markets and cafes, details and colourful sights of the Turkish metropolis.

Istanbul is a great sprawling cosmopolis, full of texture and colour. Here are a few outtakes and snaps from the days we spent exploring:

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