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Breaking the golden rules with animals!

Breaking the golden rules with animals!

THE GOLDEN RULE   “Never work with children or animals.” – W.C. FIELDS If you’ve ever broken this rule, you know how true it is and no more so than with wild animals. By their nature wild animals are… well, wild, which means they very rarely do as they are told and in some cases(…)

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The UK Film Industry

The UK Film Industry

A Reason to be Happy The UK Film Industry is in the midst of a renaissance. In 2016 UK qualifying films had a total global box office of $6.5 billion, taking a 27.5% total share of the market. With a rich pool of filmmaking talent, world-class facilities and the support of the government’s UK film(…)

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Why east London is ideal for filming

Why east London is ideal for filming

A Filmmakers Paradise Birthplace of the world famous Cockney English and the Pearly Kings and Queens, East London has always been bursting with unique sights and sounds begging to be captured on film. To this day, the vivid East London streets are just as cinematic and offer a versatility beyond compare. Where else can you find(…)

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Photographer Spotlight #5

Photographer Spotlight #5

Photographer: Zena Holloway In the fifth instalment of our Photographer series, we speak to underwater portraiture photographer, Zena Holloway. How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you? When I worked in Egypt after college. I was 18  became a diving instructor and then some years later I taught very simple(…)

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5 Easter Treats full of the joys of spring

5 Easter Treats full of the joys of spring

There’s nothing quite like the first days of spring to make the tummy rumble, especially if you’ve given up a naughty food group for lent. Whether it’s meat, chocolate, dairy or alcohol (or heaven forbid, all of the above) when the clocks spring forward and the days get a little longer, it’s just that little bit(…)

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Photographer Spotlight #4

Photographer Spotlight #4

Photographer: Tom Oldham In the 4th instalment of our Photographer Spotlight series, we speak to portrait-obsessive and Hasselblad ambassador, Tom Oldham. Gilbert & George How did you start in photography and decide it was the career for you? I had a really boring job in retail and was given a camera for my 21st birthday. It felt(…)

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Tips for setting up a location studio

Tips for setting up a location studio

These days more and more people find themselves watching TV thinking “hang on a minute, my tiny flat could easily have been the set for that scene!” We all know that workplaces are changing. Your annual general meeting could take the form of a cooking class, and your weekly powwows through a augmented reality headset,(…)

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St Patrick’s Day | In the Caribbean

St Patrick’s Day | In the Caribbean

The only other country outside Ireland where St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday is Montserrat – an island that is still a British protectorate and known beautifully as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. Its Irish heritage dates back to the 17th century when the island became a sanctuary for the Irish Catholics who(…)

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First Option | Recommended Photography Exhibitions

First Option | Recommended Photography Exhibitions

This week we’re sifting through the deluge of galleries in London to present you with six of the best photography exhibitions on offer. Stan Firm Inna Ingland: Black Diaspora in London, 1960 – 70s – Tate Britain This exhibition, named after a Jamaican Patois poem, vividly expresses the willingness of people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean(…)

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Photographer Spotlight #3

Photographer Spotlight #3

Photographer: Joakim Blockstrom In the 3rd instalment of our Spotlight series, we speak with Swedish food & still-life photographer, Joakim Blockstrom. How did you start in photography and decide it was the career for you? When I was in high school I was fortunate to meet and be inspired by a still life photographer in(…)

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