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Photographer Spotlight #15: James Burns

Photographer Spotlight #15: James Burns

How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you? I discovered photography at university – it was black and white film in those days (quite a long time ago now) – and I fell in love with it. But it was the transitional time from film into digital and so they closed(…)

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KNORR GET SAUCEY WITH FAT LEMON

KNORR GET SAUCEY WITH FAT LEMON

Knorr have been a staple in our cupboards for many years, but now thanks to our friends at FAT LEMON they’ve graced our studio kitchen as well, when they shot the two campaigns for Knorr, right here at First Option Studio. Take a look at some of our favourite images from the shoot! I need a(…)

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Taika Waititi: Director’s Highlight #7

Taika Waititi: Director’s Highlight #7

Next up in our series of Director Highlights is New Zealand Filmmaker, actor and artist, Taika Waititi.  Waititi began his filmmaking career like many others, by making short films and he got off to an impressive start. In 2005 his short film Two Cars, One Night earned him an Academy Award nomination. At the awards ceremony, Waititi famously pretended to be(…)

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Always a must-see when it comes to the AOP

Always a must-see when it comes to the AOP

We’re very familiar with the AOP here at First Option. Having been a photography, film and TV studio for over 30 years, we’ve had many wonderfully talented AOP members come and go through our studio. First Option Location Studio’s owner, Christine Hanscomb, has been a member of the AOP from the moment it began in 1968 and picked(…)

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Photographer Spotlight  #14: Debby Lewis-Harrison

Photographer Spotlight #14: Debby Lewis-Harrison

Next up in our photographer spotlight is the marvellous food photographer, Debby Lewis-Harrison! How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you?  I was an interiors stylist for many years and art directed lots of shoots so I was already in the industry and photography was a natural progression. My(…)

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First Option Hosts the Easter Eggs-sentials

First Option Hosts the Easter Eggs-sentials

Easter comes laden with traditions: Easter egg hunts, egg painting and hot cross buns to name a few. Some more bizarre than others, though; the residents of Haux in France, for example, like to make an omelette large enough to feed 1,000 people every Easter Monday lunch – that’s about 5,000 eggs worth of omelette(…)

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Ikea, now that’s a good idea!

Ikea, now that’s a good idea!

Ikea, how we love you. A trip to Ikea is, without a doubt, considered a day out by most of us. Maybe all of us? And the fun doesn’t stop at re-imagining your whole life story in keeping with the model kitchen you’ve meandered your way into. No. It’s just as much about filling your belly on their world famous meatballs, isn’t it?(…)

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STYLE FOR SOLDIERS photo shoot with Giles Duley

STYLE FOR SOLDIERS photo shoot with Giles Duley

Style for Soldiers, the inspiring charity set up by English shirtmaker Emma Willis, who provide smart, well-fitting, formal clothing to the numerous soldiers who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, teamed up with acclaimed war photographer Giles Duley for a photo shoot that will live long in our memory. So much so we wanted to(…)

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Photographer Spotlight (lucky) #13: Jarek Duk

Photographer Spotlight (lucky) #13: Jarek Duk

This time we get the pleasure of focusing our photographer spotlight on the wonderful Jarek Duk; a man who certainly knows the fashion industry.    How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you? I’ve been all over the place since I was 19. I left Poland and went to(…)

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Photographer Spotlight #12: Nick Turpin

Photographer Spotlight #12: Nick Turpin

Photographer: Nick Turpin In the twelfth instalment of our Photographer Spotlight series, we talk to London born Street Photographer Nick Turpin How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you? I specialised in photography at art college, initially as an art form, and then increasingly as a documentary tool. I did(…)

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