London's best new agency, The Book Agency, have just re-launched their website and there's loads of awesome work on there by Recession Studio regulars Jeff Hahn, Justin Borbely, Kim Howells and Nicole & Danielle. Below are a couple of photos from Justin's recent lookbook shoot for Maria Francesca Pepe, styled by Pandora Lennard.
The lovely guys from LULS are in the studio again today shooting their third video with Ferry Gouw. Check out the first two, both shot here in the last few months...
As well as Marked Man, which previewed their A/W 2012 collection, Sibling also had their previous S/S collection shot here last year. Hotdog was directed by Yuko Kondo and Jan Urbanowski, and the first minute or so of the semi-animated short provides a (slightly surreal!) mini-tour of the studio. The film is up on Vimeo - click here to watch or go to http://vimeo.com/29599002/
Directors Sam Renwick and Thomas Bryant were in the studio shooting this earlier in the month. Marked Man is a short film commissioned by knitwear label Sibling to be shown at their Menswear show at London Fashion Week last Wednesday. Dazed Digital premiered the film online on Friday and did a little write up too, which you can read by clicking here!
Here's a couple of super cute polaroids from photographer Bella Howard's shoot here with Nicole Pussycat Doll for Wonderland magazine. Bella's also shot here for Nylon and Cooler and a lookbook for Lulu Frost. As well as her website bellahoward.co.uk, check out her mega blog bybellazine.blogspot.com!
Coinciding with the end of their 'month of chromophilia', Leisure held a one night only art show here a couple of weeks ago. Curator Rhys Coren interviewed artists Jack Bechtler and Lewis Teague Wright and did a little write up, which you can view by clicking here. Check out a few more pictures from the night below...
Leisure are here again tomorrow for another one night only art show, entitled Perfidious Gleam. Artists Jack Bechtler and Lewis Teague Wright will be exhibiting an installation examining the refraction of light, made using industrial objects and materials. Taking place 7pm–10pm tomorrow, Thursday 13th October here at the studio. Click here for address details, or click here to see the event on Facebook.
Mass is a series of shows curated by Jess Bernard and Esther Theaker, in association with Leisure. The first event marks the release of Project Nim, with seven emerging artists showing work made in response to the film. Video, photography and painting by Roseena Hussain, Seren Jones, Margarita Louca, Carl Magalit, Bronwen Parker–Rhodes, Ted Pearce, and Polly Philp, will be exhibited at this one night only show. Please join us 7pm–10pm next Thursday 4th August here at Recession Studio. Click here for address details, or click here to see the event on Facebook.
Speaking of Ben Rayner, here are a few snaps from the Rayner Books launch party we held here back in December. Rayner books is Ben's independent publishing company specialising in short-run art books. As well as his own work, Ben has so far published books by Sandy Kim, Karley Sciortino and Simon Taylor-Davies.
Gabriel Green shot this Wavves cover feature for Loud And Quiet last summer. It was one of the last shoots at the old studio, and I love that these photos show it a bit more like a location. I also love that it's Wavves, because they're wicked. Below is the cover and a couple of spreads from the magazine, and also a couple of Gabriel's unpublished photos.
Back Yard Recordings have been using the studio for lots of their artists' photo shoots and video shoots over the years. Art director and illustrator Jayne Helliwell shot a couple of those videos, including this one for Hounds Of Hate. Jayne was tragically killed last year in a road accident. She is a dearly missed friend.
Here are a few tear-sheets from another of my fave Vice shoots. This one was shot by photographer David Titlow and styled by Mischa Notcutt. Vice Editor-in-Chief and overlord-in-general Andy Capper was in attendance on this one advising on the finer nuances of Riot Grrl. Big <3 to Andy not only for this, but also for his huge support for the studio over the last couple of years.
A couple of years ago, XL Recordings came over with The xx to shoot their video for Crystalised. Directed by Alex Flick and Masato Riesser and art directed by Arthur De Borman, the video has currently had over 12 million Youtube views and counting. It was also one of the nicest shoots ever with a lovely team, amazing band, and a celebratory Tayyabs afterwards (thanks Caius)!
Over the past couple of years, Vice have been been shooting here pretty regularly. Below are a couple of my favourite shoots from the old Whitechapel studio. Both were shot by photographer Claudia Grassl, art directed by Tabitha Denholm and styled by Aldene Johnson. Aldene is currently flying all over the world styling the incredible Florence And The Machine, and Tabitha has co-directed a few of Florence's videos, alongside photographer Tom Beard. Tom also shot the additional landscape photography for the All At Sea story.
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