I know we've uploaded The Beards as The Brady Bunch, but these are the four images that will grace the beard book I'm working on. we're looking to do something for their up and coming album around August, which should be a laugh.
When a photographer with a love of cheese (ME), gets together with a creative with a love for action figures, with too much time on their hands, this is what happens.. I shot this with Ogilvy's Boris Garelya ages and ages ago. My mate Steve Hawes came up with the snappy title 12 years ago or more, whilst eating cheese and drinking red wine. We intend to work on a more detailed, polished series anytime soon, just to keep ourselves amused, if nothing else... "Smell my cheese" with Mohammed Ali, is the final in the series.. Boris kindly donated the mini bottle of Tabasco to my ever growing collection of Tabasco bottles, he got it on a flight once!
Here's another random shot taken of good friend and talented creative Raj Rabindranath, he popped round for dinner and got a haircut in the process. I like the before and after thing in shots, for some reason? He's also kept his hair short since, maybe because I told him it made him look younger. Raj will be part of my exhibition 'Facial' with the Head On exhibition this year, my show's starting June 1st at Global Gallery..
Continuing on the 'Bearded Theme', here are a series I shot for Andmen, entitled 'Military Sioux'. The bearded leg end is a guy Daniel I shot for my beard book 4 years ago, I also shot him for another bearded shoot for Black magazine entitled 'Transformer' around the same time. Daniel has since been picked up by SixWolves casting and is going great guns as a model..
As some people know I've been working on a portrait series on beards & moustache's for over 5 years. Last night I finally got to shoot Adelaide's finest 'The Beards' as part of the book. Clockwise from top left Johann Beardraven, Facey McStubblington, Nathaniel Beard and John Beardman Jnr, shot at The Vanguard..
Hopefully we'll be collaborating again with them in August, their humour is right up my street..
Whilst searching for some old images, I found and dug out these. They were shot in 1998 for Tank magazine and The Sunday Times Style respectively. Shot on 5x4 at Metro studios London, only seems like yesterday!!