AOP Awards 2016

Delighted to have had my portrait of biologist and seaweed expert, Agnes Mols-Mortensen, selected for the AOP Awards finals, 2016.

This was shot as part of a commission for Land Rover, on the beautiful black sand beach at Tjørnuvík, the northernmost village on the Faroese island of Streymoy. It was raining for much of our seven day trip, which added to the soft light and general mood of the imagery. 

The AOP Awards event will be held at The Old Truman Brewery, in Brick Lane, London, on the 13th October 2016. The exhibition will be open to the public from 14-17 October 2016.

Client : Land Rover.   Agency : Redwood.   AD : Dan Delaney.

 Detail.. Note the drops of rain on her face..

Detail.. Note the drops of rain on her face..

North Northwest Beginnings - Show Catalogue

The North Northwest Beginnings show catalogue, designed by Jamie Milnes of Double Underscore, was produced to accompany Julian’s first solo show, back in 2012. 

From the original print run of 500, there are now just over 50 of these beautifully produced books left.

The technical specification of the book was very important, as we wanted to achieve the finest print quality to echo that of the show’s archival pigment print work.

The cover is 380 Micron Horizon Pulpboard with embossed artists seal, with interior pages on 200gsm Satimat. The book was printed using a Sublima hybrid non-uniform dot. The screen resolution is 280 lpi which boasts a higher definition than the 175lpi, normally used by printers. Images were sampled at 360dpi at the final printed sized to maximise the use of this higher quality printing technique.

The catalogue is 210mm x 210mm and consists of 24 pages. Each catalogue is signed.

To order a copy click here, and yes, we ship worldwide.

Front cover and spread examples below..

Turner's House In Twickenham

Back in the autumn of 2015 I was contacted by one of the trustees of the Turner’s House Trust, who had read in an article that I was a great admirer of J.M.W. Turner’s landscape painting. He asked me if I was aware of the restoration project of Turner’s House in Twickenham, and would I like to contribute in some way. I immediately thought I could help in my capacity as a photographer, and so a plan was hatched, and in March of this year, just days before the restoration work was due to commence, the Trust kindly granted me the great honour of two days access to the house.

I wanted to approach the work in a simple and honest way, and so decided to work purely with natural light, with the single aim of capturing the atmosphere of the house. Turner’s work, for me, is all about drama and the play of light and colour, and I’ve aimed to capture the spirit of that in these photographs. All the work was shot using available light, on the ALPA 12 MAX / PhaseOne IQ180 combo, with ALPA HR Alpagon 32mm SB17 lens.

“Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden, and with old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826

Turner’s House Trust intends to restore Sandycombe Lodge and make it available for all as a living reminder of J.M.W. Turner’s life in Twickenham and its influence on his art; 2013 marked the bicentenary of this building, a three-dimensional work by an artist renowned in his time and celebrated internationally today.

The house has had unsympathetic additions and is in a run-down condition. Turner’s House Trust intends to restore it to its original appearance and make it a monument to Turner in Twickenham. Once restored, the house will open to the public and allow visitors to explore a small but beautiful building, with fascinating stories to tell”

For more information on the history and restoration of Sandycombe Lodge, and the Turner’s House Trust, go here. You can also find information, including drawings, on Butler & Hegarty’s web site, the project’s architects, here.

Below is a small selection of the work that I made over the two days that I spent in the house. More work can be found here

Images shown courtesy of Turner’s House Trust.

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

I’m honoured to have been invited to be a part of this year’s Meeting Of Minds landscape photography conference.

The conference will be held in November 2016 from the 18th to the 20th of November, at the Rheged Centre on the edge of the Lake District, just above Ullswater.

To receive a 20% discount on your ticket, simply enter the promotional code CALVERLEY on checkout.

You can find out more about the conference, including the full list of speakers, here.

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

'A Journey In To Landscape Photography' Standing Room Only

I’d like to say a big thank you to the events team at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, for firstly inviting me to speak, and secondly for putting on last nights event. 

I’m pleased to say that it was standing room only in the end, so I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time out to attend.. your support was very much appreciated. I had a great time, and really enjoyed sharing my work with you.

The talk I gave was called ‘A Journey Into Landscape Photography’ 

I talked about, and showed examples of, my commercial work, my landscape work, the apps that I use when planning and organising shoots, and also my #IPHONEONLY work. I also explained my image workflow on the iPhone, and my workflow in the Snapseed app, both of which are simple and straight forward.

Lotus For Seven Tenths

I was commissioned by Seven Tenths Dive Wear to shoot this image of the iconic lotus position for in their marketing campaigns and clothing line. 

It was shot early one evening while hovering in the deep blue off the coast of Little Cayman. 

Thanks go to dive buddy Kim Linford for her patience, as holding this pose underwater is a lot harder to achieve than you might imagine!

I used a Subal housed Nikon F90x and Nikkor 16mm ƒ2.8 lens, and Fuji NeoPan 400 with the final image coloured on system.

Ad Campaign For Amgen

This Ad campaign for Amgen took us to Iceland, Bavaria and Morocco.

For logistical reasons we shot the various locations first, and then shot the models in the studio in London, carefully matching camera heights, angles and lighting. The blood platelets were created in CGI and added in post.

Agency : CDM London.    Client : Amgen.    AD : Shauna Kealy.   Location scout : Leonora Sheppard.   Post and CGI artist : Kai Bastard.

Below is a selection of the finished ads..

The Sad Demise of Fuji’s NeoPan 400 B&W Film

I was sad to see the demise of Fuji’s NeoPan 400 B&W film stock recently.

All of my underwater work was shot using NeoPan 400, in a Subal housed Nikon F90x and Nikkor 16mm ƒ2.8 lens, and for those who are wondering.. I rated the stock at 1600asa, and later colour graded the work on system. This approach allowed me to shoot using natural light, and at depth. 

Thanks to dive buddies Caroline Haycock and Kim Linford, DIVE magazine, Seven Tenths Dive Wear and A.P. Diving

Locations below include the Red Sea, Bermuda, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. More of my underwater work examples can be found here.

 End of day safety stop, Little Cayman.

End of day safety stop, Little Cayman.

 Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, near Res Muhammad, Red Sea

Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, near Res Muhammad, Red Sea

 Safety Stop, Cayman Brac

Safety Stop, Cayman Brac

 Wreck of the Caraquet, Bermuda

Wreck of the Caraquet, Bermuda

 The drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

The drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

 Wreck of the Russian Frigate 356, Cayman Brac

Wreck of the Russian Frigate 356, Cayman Brac

 6000 feet drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

6000 feet drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

 Stunning visibility near Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

Stunning visibility near Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

 Shoal of Bat Fish, Red Sea

Shoal of Bat Fish, Red Sea

 The huge fluted anchor from the wreck of L'Herminie, Bermuda

The huge fluted anchor from the wreck of L'Herminie, Bermuda

 Live abroad captain and ex US Navy Seal Captain Tom Talmadge, diving for Lobster, Little Cayman

Live abroad captain and ex US Navy Seal Captain Tom Talmadge, diving for Lobster, Little Cayman

 Cement bags litter the wreck of the Constellation, the inspiration for Peter Benchley's film The Deep, Bermuda

Cement bags litter the wreck of the Constellation, the inspiration for Peter Benchley's film The Deep, Bermuda

 

 

 

New Interiors Ad Campaign For Marston & Langinger Paint

Ad campaign shot recently for Marston & Langinger, promoting their range of beautiful paint.

We built a series of minimally propped room sets with expansive wall space, creating the perfect stage for these gourgeous paint finishes to sing from.

The ads are currently appearing in World of Interiors, Elle Decoration, Country Living and House and Garden.

Client : Marston & Langinger.    AD : Alison Jenkins.    Stylist : Alison Jenkins.

A selection of finished ads..

My First Book #iPHONEONLY Is Now Available

I am extremely happy to announce that my first photo book #iPHONEONLY, is now published and available for purchase.

The book’s designer, Les Welch, describes it as ‘a book for the people’ and with that in mind it was designed and priced to appeal to a broad audience.. young photographers and students, people that enjoy using their phone camera, as well as seasoned photographers and those who may just be curious to see what is possible with such a device.

We hope you enjoy the book.. we’re very proud of the finished result, and ultimately we hope that the book will provide some inspiration.

JULIAN CALVERLEY #iPHONEONLY
A book of landscape photographs, made entirely on a camera phone.
Foreword by Wayne Ford.
ISBN: 978-0-992911102
Softback 72 pages, A5 (210x148mm)
60 colour photographs.
Published in May 2014 and printed in the United Kingdom, using a waterless lithographic print process. The waterless lithographic print process was specifically chosen for its ability to reproduce extremely fine detail, with the resulting piece beautifully echoing the mood of the original work, both in colour and depth.

The price is £15.00 plus shipping.
The book is available here.

Thanks go to Les Welch, who had faith, Jack Lowe for introducing me to Instagram and to Wayne Ford for kindly writing the foreword.

Are You An IGER ?

The nice people at the AOP (Association of Photographers) have run an article in the current edition of Image Magazine called “Are You An IGER ?” featuring a dps of my iPhone photographs.

You can view larger versions of my #iphoneonly pictures on my website and find me on on Instagram here.

You can find out more about the AOP here, and Image Magazine here.

3 month Production for Virgin Media Business

Last year we were comissioned to shoot a library of images for Virgin Media Business. Now the product is launched we can finally talk about it.

The production spanned 3 months in total (60 working days) - from sign-off to final delivery of images.

Casting - we cast approximately 400 models over 3 days, in order to find a total of 68 people (47 adult models, 5 child models, 6 teens, 2 policemen, 5 firemen & 3 extras)

Locations - we scouted and permitted 14 locations over 23 days.. A hospital reception, an x-ray room, a school, 5 x offices with server rooms, a modern house, a civic centre, a recycling plant, an empty industrial space to park our fire engine, a roundabout on an A-road to park the police car, car parks and loading bays to park engineers vans etc.

Styling - the stylist, Natasha Freeman, had to work solidly for 25 days gathering all of the relevant wardrobe & prop items for this shoot. To name but a few...90 different outfits & accessories, server cabinets, computers, telephones, head-sets, plants, garden furniture, desks, tables and much more...

Travel - We hired mini buses, winnebagos, a cherry picker, dust carts, JCB’s, a police car, a fire engine.. oh, and a Land Rover.. you name it, we had it! 

Catering - over 200 mouths were fed over the period of the shoot, that’s a lot of food!

Agency : Design UK.    Art Director : Pieter Van Loon.    Stylist : Natasha Freeman @ LPA/Style.   Hair & make-up : Hannah Marshall @ LPA /Style.    Shoot production : Holly Brooks @ LPA/Production. 

Below is selection of imagery from the shoot, with larger versions here.

AOP Awards 2011

Last week I was extremely pleased to be told I’d won a place at the AOP 2011 Awards exhibition and in the accompanying Awards book.

The category winners will be announced at the opening on Wednesday 26th September at Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS. Tickets go on sale shortly and can be purchased directly from the AOP.

For those who like to know, the picture was made with my trusty Alpa 12 SWA & Schneider Alpa Apo-Switar 5.6/36 mm.

Nortonstreet Lane under snow, St Paul’s Walden, Herts.

Young Vine Sunrise In Paarl, For Nederburg

Location shoot of young vines growing near Paarl on the Western Cape of South Africa, for Edward Dillon and Nederburg.

We had a window of around 30 seconds in which to capture the sun breaking the mountain line. The shot wouldn’t have been nearly as controllable without the help of The DoP Shop’s Solar viewing glass, which allows safe viewing of the sun..

Agency : Chemistry.  Client : Nederburg   AD : Nicole Sykes.  Shoot production : Leonora Sheppard.

Below is one of the press ads.

The Perfect Bunch For Nederburg

We spent 5 days in the beautiful Sonoma County area of California searching for, and shooting, the perfect bunch of grapes for Edward Dillon and Nederburg.

We shot a mixture of aerials, landscape and close ups.

Agency : Chemistry.  Client : Nederburg.   AD : Nicole Sykes.  Shoot production : Leonora Sheppard.

Below are two of the press ads..