There will be a few more finished shots on the site soon, but here are some ‘out takes’ showing the production in action. It is a very strict rule when shooting on U-Stage, that a full dive safety crew is in position whenever any model / artist is near or in the water.
When shooting on U-stage at Pinewood last Tuesday (the large tank mostly used for underwater work), Jonathan was asked to give a speech and photography demonstration to Li Changchun, a member of the ruling Chinese Politburo, and the UK Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey MP, along with around fifty Chinese government and embassy officials. It was a great opportunity for Jonathan to show his fantastic technical and artistic skills on a large scale. It’s always exciting to be on U-Stage, knowing that recent visitors have been such legendary characters as James Bond and Harry Potter.
Here at Jonathan Knowles Studio we wanted to introduce you to new team member Zoe Morton.
You’ll be seeing her around town soon and no doubt have spoken to her on the phone already.
We asked Zoe to tell you a little bit about herself . . .
“After studying Graphic and Communication studies at Leeds University, I have spent the past year or so working within the creative industry, along with a few months spent out in South East Asia.
A few things I love are travelling, being by the sea (and in the sea), book binding, sewing, skiing, tennis, surfing, (even if I am not very good at any of them!) and the smell of freshly cut grass on a spring day! I obviously couldn’t forget my love of Photography and all things creative to keep me inspired daily.
I’ve now been lucky enough to start working here at Jonathan Knowles Studio, taking over from Michelle who has done a sterling job over the past 8 years.
It has been an exiting few weeks here at the studio, with lots of changes taking place with the help of Emma Taylor.
I look forward to getting to know everyone around me and within the industry. And I’m also looking forward to being a part of the exciting shoots here at the studio.
All the Best Zoe”
Jonathan ‘literally’ shot this image for The Guardian’s ‘Reading the Riots’ campaign for Wieden & Kennedy London. It was a great project to work on, which involved a whole day of shooting glass with an air rifle. We love the multi-coloured lighting used to emphasise the glass, which was all done in camera to tie in with the Guardian’s brand palette.
Creative: Ben Terrett
Designer: Michael Bow
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