John Walker & Sons - Odyssey from ART & GRAFT on Vimeo.
A few months ago Art & Graft approached me to do the photography for a new whisky John Walker and Son were launching called Odyssey. Love Creative commissioned Art & Graft after seeing the work Mike (A&G's Creative Director) and I had done together on "24 Hours, Pavey Ark" and "Island/Universe"
This time we were to off to Scotland for 5 days to capture the majesty of the highlands and lowlands using a motion control rig that enabled some of the dynamic backgrounds you see in the final film. We provided lunch for hundreds of midges while we braved the Scottish weather to collect the footage which would be processed as individual HDR images and graded back at the studios in London. Using a Nikon D800 each frame is a massive 36.3 Mega Pixels. Once we had photographed everything we needed for the film I retreated to patch up my bites while Art & Graft set about creating the Magic. I think they describe that best over on their Blog, Here.
I am really pleased with the final film and the graphics make for a engaging and stunning introduction to the new whisky.
BCMH through the stylish work my friend Neil Bridge has done with them over the years. Through the Crafts Council they commissioned me to photograph the designers for the recent Added Value show and to photograph aspects of their working methods. The printed catalogue they produced and the photographs I took for the working methods is reproduced above.
Art & Graft enjoying a long friendship with their founder and Creative Director, Michael Moloney. They recently took on the task of re-branding Spectrum a provider of specialist care services for people with autistic Spectrum Disorders, associated conditions and challenging behaviours.
I had been working with Spectrum on various projects and when asked to organise some of the pictures I had taken of Cornwall for them it was Art & Grafts task to instruct their designer of choice Sam Bebbington at Present Studio to put together the book. I am very pleased with the way it has been produced and think the simplicity of the design sits beautifully with the images.
This film was made for an exhibition curated by Nous Vous on behalf of the Canal and River Trust in conjunction with Contemporary Art Society and Arts Council England. The images were taken alone the canal between Islington, Limehouse and up to Hackney Wick. The sound track is made up of sounds recorded from the canal and from interviews with staff at the Canal and River Trust. It was composed by Michael Wildsmith.