1. Last year I worked on the SS14 images for Klements, beautiful silk scarves by designer Charlotte Allen. Here are a couple from the collection and some press snippets also.
    Our model is Sophie Bailey with hair/make-up from Zoe Peplow and my assistant was Cecelia Vincent. Special thanks to Sheffield Botanical Gardens as location.

  2. dustcollective:

Dust — New York
Creative Director / Senior Creative
We are looking for an experienced creative to help establish and develop the New York studio. You will be supported by the UK studio and a stateside Principal Consultant, including opportunity to travel and collaborate: we’ll visit — you’ll visit.
Our New York studio will compliment the UK, nurture its own activity and support Benchmark’s* US operations.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Minimum 5 years agency / studio experience as a Creative Director, Art Director or Senior Creative / Designer. This role may suit a bright Senior Creative looking to progress.
A comprehensive understanding of brand development, digital application alongside design for print and publishing. 
Experience coordinating and delivering a project end to end from client engagement to fulfilment. You will support and — where required — deliver this individually, as part of a team, internally and externally.
Experience in recruitment, managing and mentoring a team, developing effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
A desire to engage with and contribute to an existing culture, process and portfolio of activity. 
Eligibility to work in the US, availability and willingness to travel to the UK.
Candidates with an active professional standing and established profile will be of particular interest. 
Remuneration Package
Salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply
Applications as soon as possible, but no later than 30/04/14. The first round of interviews are to commence the week beginning 28/04/14.
Applications should include a CV and a pdf portfolio or link to online work samples. Please forward all applications to enquiries@du.st with a subject line of “CDNY0414”. 
If you’d like to find out more about the opportunity please feel free to get in touch.
http://du.st/join/DUST-CDNY0414.pdf
Patrick Walker Founder / Creative Director patrick@du.st
Oistein ThorsenPrincipal Consultantoistein@du.st

    dustcollective:

    Dust — New York

    Creative Director / Senior Creative

    We are looking for an experienced creative to help establish and develop the New York studio. You will be supported by the UK studio and a stateside Principal Consultant, including opportunity to travel and collaborate: we’ll visit — you’ll visit.

    Our New York studio will compliment the UK, nurture its own activity and support Benchmark’s* US operations.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate:

    • Minimum 5 years agency / studio experience as a Creative Director, Art Director or Senior Creative / Designer. This role may suit a bright Senior Creative looking to progress.
    • A comprehensive understanding of brand development, digital application alongside design for print and publishing. 
    • Experience coordinating and delivering a project end to end from client engagement to fulfilment. You will support and — where required — deliver this individually, as part of a team, internally and externally.
    • Experience in recruitment, managing and mentoring a team, developing effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
    • A desire to engage with and contribute to an existing culture, process and portfolio of activity. 
    • Eligibility to work in the US, availability and willingness to travel to the UK.
    • Candidates with an active professional standing and established profile will be of particular interest. 

    Remuneration Package

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    To Apply

    Applications as soon as possible, but no later than 30/04/14. The first round of interviews are to commence the week beginning 28/04/14.

    Applications should include a CV and a pdf portfolio or link to online work samples. Please forward all applications to enquiries@du.st with a subject line of “CDNY0414”. 

    If you’d like to find out more about the opportunity please feel free to get in touch.

    http://du.st/join/DUST-CDNY0414.pdf

    Patrick Walker Founder / Creative Director
    patrick@du.st

    Oistein ThorsenPrincipal Consultant
    oistein@du.st

  3. Location recce. Location approved. 

  4. Edit.

    I tweeted yesterday about the use/misuse of the word ‘edit’ and what it seems to mean to us now. It seems that people use it to mean ‘post-production in any form, mainly colour grading/treating or retouching’ rather than what I’d been taught:
    to select the important images, to refine that selection and to find the true narrative of your story by choosing what images you show.

    I think it’s one of the most important parts of the process of photography and certainly so in documentary, reportage and portraiture*
    I’m sure that the importance of an edit is overlooked by some, such as when you see the sane images used in colour and in black/white, or similar angles but with nothing new added or removed from a frame.
    In my book, anything that changes the aesthetic of the image is processing and anything that interferes with pixels is retouching.

    It got me thinking about the power of the edit because I had to cut down a story of 250+ images to 19 shots, simply because there wasn’t enough physical space to have more than that. Each shot was important for me to have made as it was a documentary situation and you need to note what happens throughout to know what you’re able to lose. If I delivered all the images I’d be leaving nothing for the viewer to figure out themselves. No dots to join and no intellectual engagement to be made, handing everything on a plate.
    The skill is knowing what you can afford to lose because you paid attention when you shot it, you have to try and look without that knowledge to see if it’s comprehensive and you have to ensure that you’ve included the shots that are the ‘essence’ of what you saw.
    The beauty is in making each shot count, that each shot brings a new ‘something’ and that you’re sharing the raw elements, with room to be intrigued.

    *i had thought to say ‘in any situation where you show a collection of images’ but actually it’s in ANY case - if you only show one image then it has to say as much of what you want to say.

  5. A new editorial is up on my website. 
Charlotte at Industry People for Polly Smith’s final collection shoot. With hair by Dom Seeley and make-up by Jade Heeley. 

    A new editorial is up on my website. 

    Charlotte at Industry People for Polly Smith’s final collection shoot. With hair by Dom Seeley and make-up by Jade Heeley. 

  6. Editorial lookbook for Sheffield Hallam fashion student Christina Smith. 

    Model and make-up by Chloe Gray. 

  7. I saw some weird and wonderful things at the weekend.