Nikon D800

by John Hooper

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Teaser campaign for Design Junction 2013 & signage photographs.

Some months ago BCMH asked me to take pictures for a teaser ad for the Design Junction show which happened last week. Last week I went to the show to document the signage BCMH had worked on. There is more info on the work at their site here, BCMH

Mark Lascelles Thornton in Blackpool by John Hooper

This is my friend Mark Lascelles Thornton who is nearing the end of what can only be described as drawing sadism. For the last two years Mark has been working on “The Happiness Machine” an 8 panel pen and ink on paper drawing 8ft x 5ft depicting a city scape combining the tallest buildings from around the world. See Marks site here for the details of the amazing drawing.

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Chic Freak by John Hooper

A while back my friend Fiona Hermansson asked me to come and photograph some of the customers for a shop she was working with. The shop on the Portobello Road is an Aladdin’s cave with clothes from some of the most exciting figures in the fashion world. Their customers and friends are encouraged to drop in and hang out and the brief for the shoot? Studio 54 meets back stage at the Theater. My take on it was to create 5 characters to represent the shop  Check out their website for more info about the shop and their ideology.

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 Malgosia Stepnik - Artist

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 Alana Malvidor - new mother

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 Leila Hermansson - charity worker

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Rachael Raine - student
Hair: Pshemko Sierek
Make up: Tam East-Rigby
Styling: Fiona Hermansson

RCA Secrets 2013 by John Hooper

At the end of 2012 I was commissioned by BCMH to shoot some portraits for RCA Secrets 2013. They didn’t like the pictures so using a paint roller they covered up the faces… 




RCA Secrets celebrates it’s 20th year and the show starts on the 14th March find out more here. Again it was a pleasure working with BCMH and they continue to produce some of the best work out there. LOOK!

Mark Marriott for RBS by John Hooper

A portrait I shot for Seven publishing on behalf of The Guardian for an advertorial for RBS. Mark Marriott is the chairman and director of rugby for Medway RFC and such a nice fellow after putting up with me trying to get his attention away from his winning side he even bought me and my friend Ryan a pint (each) after the game… I mean shoot. Read the article Here

John Walker and Son, Odyssey by John Hooper


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.

A short journey investigating the canal by John Hooper

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.

New work by John Hooper

I have been very busy working on lots of very interesting projects for the last three months some which I have published below and some which will come out over the next month. The stills here come from a one of those projects with a wonderful man named Jordan McKenzie and our mutual friends at Brickwall films. I can’t say much more about it at the moment but there will be a film within the next month.





Bravo Charlie Mike Hotel by John Hooper






Last week I took some pictures for BCMH of the exhibition graphics they designed and installed for Design Junction. It is always a pleasure to work with talented people and BCMH are one of the most succinct and stylish studios out there. The above images are on the homepage for the BCMH website the former two being on a mobile and the latter on a desktop.

Crafts Council, Added Value Exhibition portraits by John Hooper

Last night I went to the opening of the Crafts Council, Added Value exhibition a touring exhibition which launched at Design Junction on New Oxford St. I was recently commissioned to photograph the 8 contributors.  It was a great pleasure to meet and photograph all the contributors, below are the final boards in the exhibiton and the 6 portrait.

 Bompass &Parr
Carréducker
 Oliver Ruuger
 Simon Hasan
 Tracy Kendall
Zoe Arnold