“Powered by technology, driven by innovation”, the new CFC Underwriting’s workspace near Leadenhall Market, was designed by Cardo and built by QOB.
I was commissioned to photograph and capture the ‘innovation hub’ that supports the collaborative work habits of over 100 software engineers.
The flexible working environment embodies the company's brand and forward-thinking approach. The floor layout has been designed with zoned areas that have a fluidity, promoting communication throughout the workspace. Demountable glazed partitioning allows for privacy whilst retaining a sense of being open planned.
The interior has been designed and built as a space to attract and retain talent. Cardo and QOB have delivered an unparalleled visitor experience with multifunctional spaces that include dynamic furniture, feature lighting, innovative partitioning, and high-quality flooring.
Staff wellbeing has been made a priority with break out areas, biophilia, multizone lighting, shower facilities and a games zone. There is an added element of fun with the wall stencils, sci-fi memorabilia, and retro video game machine.
Great interior design understands the end user’s requirements and produces an environment which is reflective of the brand. Cardo and QOB have delivered a workspace where the culture is the spirit of the business.
JLL Water Street is a finalist in the 2023 BCO Awards.
The project was designed and delivered by a combined effort from across the Tétris and JLL teams.
I was commissioned to photograph the 38,000 sq ft offices at 20 Water Street and capture the forward-thinking / holistic approach to the design. My brief was to show how innovation and employee wellbeing was at the heart of the space.
The merits awarded to our projects come from our designers, and you as the photographer. Our industry should value your involvement more. Thanks.
Ramon Muñoz – Design Director at Tétris
Congratulations to all involved.
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In 2022 I posted 108 articles through my website and social media feeds. These ranged from being about the awards that I received, to exhibitions and festivals that my work featured in, publications in magazines and books, celebrations of awards that my clients had won or their achievements, work that I was involved with and new photography that I had produced.
I believe it’s important to maintain your passion by challenging yourself to work on “personal projects”, enter competitions and showcase your work in exhibitions.
In 2022 my photography was
Awarded, being a winner in the 15th Annual “International Color Awards” with 3 honourable mention & 4 nominations; receiving an honourable mention in the Whalebone Magazine Photo Contest; and highly commended in The International Portrait Photographer of the Year Awards, 2022 in four categories,
Exhibited at, the 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona; and at the Phillips Collection (@thearc) in Washington DC as a solo exhibition with my series “Portraits of Resilience”, produced in collaboration with TASSC International
Published in, The Times, Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, CNN, Bloomberg, Architects Journal, Dezeen, Wallpaper Magazine, The RIBA Journal, Interior Designer Magazine, MIX Interiors Magazine, FX Magazine, Architecture Magazine, The Architectural Review Magazine, Office Snapshots, Design Curial, Designerati website and The Upstream Journal.
I was also honoured to, have work included in the film celebrating The Phillips Collection centennial year with my “Portraits of Resilience” series shown alongside the likes of Pablo Picasso, Daniel Canogar and Marta Perez Garcia; have my Microsoft assignment on 3D Holoportation as part of BBC feature; be a featured artist with INFLUX Gallery and inducted into their hall of fame; speak on the “Digital Artist” podcast; and sitting on the judging panel of "The Best Photography Awards”.
I Worked with clients including, Microsoft, Sanofi, Heatherwick Studios, EPR Architects, Buckley Gray Yeoman, HSBC, INTELSAT, Nando’s, InterGen, QOB Interiors, Harrison, Tetris DB, Hilton Hotels, 9 Yards Creative, Hakwood, Armourcoat, SVP Global, Corsair Capital, Canyon Partners and Hays.
And Supported charitable organisations including, The British Red Cross, Compass Collective, The Queen’s Green Canopy, St.Thomas’ Hospital Foundation Trust, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC), DelAgra Group, and Make-A-Wish Foundation
I hope that we have the opportunity of working together in 2023.
I received two nominations at the 17th Annual Black and White Spider Awards announced at a prestigious Photoshow, streamed, Saturday 26th November 2022. The annual event was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe honouring the best in Black and White Photography.
Over six thousand entries were received from around the world, with my work receiving nominations in the “Photojournalism” and “Portrait” categories. Both pictures were photographed while on assignment for Microsoft.
The portrait is of Steven Lo, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. He is pushing the frontier of surgery by investigating the potential for 3D Telemedicine.
I was also nominated in the ‘photojournalism’ category for my photograph of Spencer Fowers removing a server from the Northern Isles datacentre at Global Energy’s Nigg Energy Park facility in the north of Scotland. Project Natick is Microsoft’s research into the feasibility of an underwater datacentre, to determine whether it is logistically, environmentally, and economically practical
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com