We spent a couple of enjoyable days at an atmospheric stately home near Oxford, to test some new techniques and find ways of telling stories with the augmented reality app Blippar.
The project was conceived as an experiment in bridging the gap between still images and moving content.
Although the images can be viewed independently, by scanning them with an augmented reality app they come to life, revealing extra layers of information.
Is it just business as usual at the Manor, or is there a more sinister undertone to the activities of the individuals?
We did some portraits of the London based artist Yani B. He is showing at Archive Gallery in London in November, and we also shot a video explaining more about his thoughts and process as he prepared for the exhibition, Trans:plant.
It is always pleasing to get images accepted into the AOP awards. Unfortunately I couldn't take part in the celebrations this year, as I was working in Istanbul, but I heard it was an enjoyable night.
One of the images accepted was an outtake from a shoot in Lyme Regis on the English south coast. I was adding to the ongoing 'On Location' series and stumbled on this fisherman on the harbour wall, known as 'The Cobb'. The location was featured in John Fowles' novel 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and the film of the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.
The weather was, very fittingly, atrocious.
I was pleased to be asked to contribute to the National Portrait Gallery's annual 'Portrait Gala', in support of the gallery's work.
The event showed 200 'Mystery Portrait Postcards', each being sold anonymously at the auction.
It was great to see the photograph of Inez Valk included alongside portraits by (apparently) David Hockney, Alex Katz and Paul Smith.
Until 27th January 2013 The Serpentine Gallery is showing a selection of Jonas Mekas' film, video and photographic works from throughout his long career. Mekas is known for his diary film style. His poetic vision is unique in its ability to capture personal moments of beauty, celebration and joy.
I photographed Jonas at his studio in Brooklyn last year, the images above are outtakes from the shoot for PRINT Magazine.
April saw Marc Hundley's exhibition 'Knock Knock' open at Herald Street in London. I have been working with Marc over a period of time, capturing his preparations for the exhibition. Click here for the video.
Last day at the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. Very pleased I managed to catch a glimpse of his work before the exhibition comes down tomorrow. The video work, captured with a special rig of Canon 5D Mark II's, supplied by Ted Chau, was equally inspiring.