Yesterday, Wednesday 22nd March, was World Water Day. I am a day late in posting but I was away on assignment. The aim of World Water Day is to raise awareness of the 2 billion people worldwide living without access to safe water. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22nd March 1993 as the first World Water Day. This year it is all about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.
I have worked alongside a number of charitable organisations around the world, photographing the various projects that they are doing to help sustainable water and sanitation for all by 2030
There is an opportunity for everyone to help at the World Water Day website. Your commitments will be added to the Water Action Agenda, to be launched at the UN 2023 Water Conference – the first event of its kind for nearly 50 years.
This is a once-in-a-generation moment for the world to unite around water.
An office space in the right location with transport links, retail, dining, and entertainment options, plus a view will always attract new tenants.
For any landlord, limiting void times between incoming and outgoing tenants has significant financial benefit. CAT-A fitouts provide tenants with a usable and functional space which generally includes a raised metal flooring, painted perimeter walls, a grid ceiling with fitted lights, lift lobby and toilets, so they are less likely to undertake major work before they move in.
At the beginning of the year, I was commissioned to photograph the new CAT-A office space on the 4th floor of 3 More London by QOB Interiors. At the top of the brief it had “Location, location, location” - the views from this office floor are stunning and something we definitely would like you to capture.”
The space has been finished to an excellent standard and boasts an abundance of natural light, raised access floors, suspended metal tiled ceiling rafts with specialist lighting and high-quality finishes to landlord areas, lift cores and WCs.
“This Must Be The Place” is part of Nando’s new brand platform and national campaign by their media agency Zenith and creative agency, New Commercial Arts. It launches with a one-minute film directed by Jonathan Entwistle (behind the Netflix series “End of the F***ing World”) and the brand’s first sonic logo.
The film re-enacts the experience of one boy who tells his friends about visiting a restaurant, incorporating his voice over other actors in each of the scenarios he shares. It includes cameos from some of Nando’s famous fans, including England footballer Bukayo Saka, Instagram icon Grime Gran, TikTok chef LetsMunch and music artist Niko B.
This is the first national campaign from Nando’s since 2020. It will be running across TV, broadcaster video on demand, cinema, out-of-home, social media and Radio starting March 1. The sonic logo marks an exciting move for the brand as it evolves the communication of its brand heritage.
“This Must Be The Place” is the embodiment of Nando’s ability to bring people together, not only over delicious flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, but over unique shared experiences too. The film was shot in Nando’s new Cheshunt restaurant as which I photographed last year.
Harrison have designed Cheshunt with a vibrancy that seemingly infuses every aspect of the restaurant. From the double height steel rod ceiling window feature to the vast array of art on the walls, geometric fabrics incorporated in the furniture, pendant lights, and wall tiles. There is a mix of booths, banqueting tables and fixed seating with single tables. At the rear of the restaurant there is a rebar geometric screen around a selection of tables.
You can check out the restaurant in the film online, or better still get down to the restaurant for some food!
I have been photographing for Armourcoat Luxury Finishes for over five years capturing their incredible projects, from the First Light Pavilion (Jodrell Bank’s new experience center) to the Louis Vuitton store in London.
Armourcoat specializes in sustainable luxury polished plasters, architectural coatings, sculpted panel systems and cast pieces for both interiors and exteriors.
Recently they launched their new website, along with an update of their brand identity, both designed and developed by Orangery. I was commissioned to produce a range of photography to showcase who they are. The images were to embody their craftmanship and creativity.
The brief came with the title “dare to be original, bold and creative” and consisted of a variety of photography including reportage style shots of their team at work, dynamic close-up images of their products, portraits of the management and visual content to represent various sections of the website.
Over the course of two days at their head office, and with a full range of studio plus portable flash lighting we captured the imagery that is now the foundation of their new website. The photographs reflect who they are as a business and showcases the quality of their work.