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Lucy & John

Part of what I love about photography and especially photographing people is that you never quite know what you’re going to get. When Lucy suggested doing this shoot at the Barbican I had some ideas in mind, but London had other ideas. That Monday was so dull and overcast that right from the off we were fighting against the vanishing light, but, Lucy and John being the awesome couple that they are weren’t put off. It gave us the opportunity to do a shoot that used the surrounding light from the Barbican along with what remained of the daylight, and in the process created some of my favourite photos.

Lucy and John could not have been a more fun and relaxed couple to work with, no matter the suggestion they were up for trying out different things and running around the Barbican searching for the next interesting location. As you can see from the photos they are so beautifully comfortable and in love with each other and that really shines out of them.

Also, Lucy really reminds me of Emma Stone in La La Land, which is no bad thing.

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Couple/engagement shoots

I really enjoy taking photos of couples, well people in general really, but couples are a lot of fun because you get to see the enjoyment that they get from being with each other shining through.

Here’s a small collection of some of the couples I’ve worked with recently.

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Sprint 16

Each year GDS hosts the flagship event on the digital government scene. Bringing together ministers, senior civil servants, digital and technology experts and the civil servants working on services.

Everything is designed, filmed and made in house by our Creative & Design teams. Here’s Sprint 16:

We started with a animated identity for the event, ensuring it worked as well when designing for print as for digital.

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Posters, banners and maps for the event

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Name badges and agendas

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And of course our digital installations and online presence.

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We ran a live blog on the day (you can see that here) and trended nationally with #Sprint16

And of course we made videos. We made three main videos to be shown on the day, four that we filmed, edited and published on the day and then three round up films which we shared after the event.

Here’s a few of them:

 

 

 

Highlights after the event

 

 

 

We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve and engage with our audiences so we also ran a workshop on agile ways of working that we streamed live on Periscope and we took questions from our online audience as well as those in the room, if you want to watch that or learn more check out our live blog from the day.

Photo credits: Paul Clarke, Mark Boxall, Mark Hurrell & Graham Higgins