Sunday, 31 January 2010

I Shot Jonny!

The date of the shoot is unknown, because I forgot (my bad), but the brief was to
"Devise a concept that captures a background statement that isn't an obvious part of the shoot"
Now, as tricky as that sounds, I had a brainwave. On the scale of brainwaves, this isn't no Windows Seven brainwave, that will completely revolutionize an operating system.... (that in reality is probably just full of shit and lies) but I found it to be quite a good little brainwave never the less! The shoot was for two boutiques in Huddersfield, One being a couture boutique (The Left Bank) and the other being a vintage shop (Magic). The thing that they both have in common is that there single shops, and are unique to Huddersfield.

Now following them lines, the big question was:
"How do we portray "Unique" other than shoot the location?"
At first, it was a nightmare to approach. Finding this "Code" came across as a near impossible task, yet after several cups of coffee and a few cheeky cigs- BAM it hit me! Signitures!

Following the concept came ideas, the code was in place, the scene was set, the copy for the campaign was being discussed and all I had to do now was find a model and obtain enough signatures to fill a studio wall.
The signatures couldn't of been easier to get hold of, we just didn't really give people the option of saying no, and scoured the library making people sign post-its.

The next part is something to tell the grandkids.
Jonny was a good friend of mine from when I was working in the Kingsgate Centre. One evening doing an all nighter I bumped into him in the library and we got talking, I then seen him on a few nights out....etc etc etc...
A few days later, this brief came up and he seemed perfect for the occasion. So I got on the blower the night before and said "Mate there's one thing me and you both know your good at, Standing there and looking fucking beautiful......any chance i can borrow you for a couple of hours tomorrow??"
Now, baring in mind that he was up all night doing a project and hadn't slept, I think we both agree that the guy delivered. The Copy for the campaign was
"Unique To Huddersfield, Unique To You"
......Heres a few of the pics!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Second Times A Charm!

After much deliberation I thought I might as well put a personal touch to my blog. The next few pictures are things that I've done off my own back, personal work if you like. Nothing too serious but displays what my work is like.....sort of. Click on any of the images shown to see them BIG!

And finally, a little treat that I love!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Starting This Off With A Bang....

First blog is always gonna be a tricky one, so i thought that there is nothing better than an explanation.
I created this blog to showcase what me as a person is into, Publishing things that makes me tick, what design I like and what Music I'm into. Also secondly to showcase my artwork, things that I create etc.

Right so firstly the design bit, Ye?
A few things have caught my eye this week. The overspill of exhibition posters that have been flying around the "Blogosphere" has been causing some what of an irritation. Firstly, because some of them are just shit and Secondly, because some of these exhibitions I'm just never going to be able to attend (Unfortunately). Either way, some of these are ridiculously cool poster campaigns. The following are what attracted me the most. It saddens me that the websites they were on did not have a like button, because I could well of clicked it, but never the less, I give the following a Bradshaw thumbs up.

And my personal favourite.....

Now For The Music, Ye?
This week has seriously opened my eyes to Major Lazer's album "Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do!
Now, I'm thinking that to people that are seriously into their music, that this is a late post, yet, After a nice Fifa 10 / Spotify session (Approximately an hour and half later) I realized that the album is a piece of art, and isn't something to be ignored. The experimentation with new sounds and potentially a whole new genre in my life of "reggae complimented by synthesized electronic beats" is an outstanding achievement and is definitely something that is being remixed over and over again. Heres a small preview of the album that Bradshaw highly recommends....