Happy New Year

Happy New Year I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break?

I wanted to share the final 25 of this Christmas's adventgram, it was a great year with more people than ever joining in and finding and sharing there numbers. Thanks to all those who joined in and those that followed and liked all the numbers. Already counting down the weeks till adventgram 2018!! 

Sainsbury's every bit of Christmas campaign

My latest campaign for Sainsbury's is out and about in the run up to the big day!

It was great to work with the guys from Wiedens again, it was a busy shoot taking place in August so was a little surreal having the sights and smells of a full on Christmas feast.

Working with the talented Katie Giovanni  a storm in the kitchen, her biggest hit was the roost potatoes the crew were queueing up to finish off the extras!

 

 

The countdown begins.........

Six years ago I started the #adventgram project finding and photographing the number of that day in December in the run up to Christmas Day, since then it has had more & more people join in each year which is amazing, if you want to have a go (it's not as easy as it looks) use the hashtags #adventgram #adventgram2017 look forward to seeing those numbers!

A merry Monocle christmas

It's that time of year again my 10th Monocle christmas guide. I love seeing what Josh at Monocle gets in for the gift guide and this year was a great one I wanted to take 90% of it home which is always a good sign!

This year was a sneak peek into the front room to see what Monocle santa had left for the big day.

O2 fast food

great ti see the campaign i shot for O2 with VCCP still out and about

Was a fun shoot with the guys at VCCP and a big thanks to the talented Ben Millar for making the O2 take away packaging it was good enough to eat, your pizza from!!

Pots of wobbly fun

Create a beach in the studio, no problem here's my latest shoot for Hartleys Jelly for the excellent guys at Karmarama.

Thunderbirds are GO!!!!

Great to see my Halifax Thunderbirds ads I shot for Adam & Eve DDB up on billboards all over the place. Was also great to become part of Thunderbirds history at the same time. My shoot was the last time the Thunderbirds were filmed and photographed in the original studio that Gerry Anderson set up all those years ago, sadly now the studio is being knocked down. Was great to get to see it and all the amazing sets and meet the famous puppets

Happy Easter/mothers day from Sainsbury's

Great to see more of my Sainsbury's launch campaign out and about, this time  for Mothers day and now Easter.

Shot for the wonderful guys at Wiedens.

 

Ten years of Monocle

Monocle magazine celebrates its 10 year anniversary this week with issue 101. I'm very proud to say that I've been commissioned to shoot for all 101 issues, so this week I'll be posting a section of my favourite shots. 

 

 

I've shot 1000's of images for the magazine over the years including 7 covers (above) and heres a selection of images from over the years (below).

SAINSBURYS NEW LAUNCH CAMPAIGN

Widen and Kennedy London asked me to photograph the food for the agency’s first advertising campaign for Sainsbury's after wining the new account last year. 

We had lots of fun making all kinds of food dance, the blueberry smoothie was a messy day having to build a tent to catch all the flying blueberry smoothie, who knew a blueberries could fly that’s far?!

 

Futures so bright you have to wear shades

I recently teamed up designer Oliver Jackson to create some images for Finlay and co Sunglasses.

we had a fun day playing around with textures and floating sunglasses.

 

One in a million sock puppets

At the beginning of the summer Tatler Magazine asked myself and Jessica Dance to collaborate to produce their luxury watch shoot for the October issue. They had the idea to create sock puppets to wear the watches, so Jess created the 8 characters to star in the story. It was a busy days shoot with a lot of watches to feature but with the watch and puppet wrangling skills of the Tatler team it all went smoothly. When we came to the end of the shoot we worked out that at one point we had around 8 million pounds worth of watches in the studio that's definitely a studio record!

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images © David Sykes 2016 All rights reserved.

Hallo!

Last month I was asked by Monocle to shoot their May cover.Richard Spencer Powell came up with a great idea to illustrate their 'Survey on the best villages and hamlets to set up shop in',by using Playmobil figures to represent the different trades, I had forgotten how good they were the attention to detail is fantastic! I'll be adding those to Poppy's Christmas list as soon as she's old enough. I'm convicted we also did the worlds smallest beer shoot for the shot of the hand holing the beer stein, We wanted that authentic look so we used real lager in the tiny plastic steins I had to use a syringe and a staple blade to get the frothy head on top! Another fun cover all in all!

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images © David Sykes 2016 All rights reserved.

desktop delights

Last month I shot a great feature for Monocle Magazine on things to sharpen up your desk. They found some fantastic products to make your desk the envoy of the office.Suffice to say all the items we shot were lovely and I wanted to take them all home!

As well as that I shot my regular inventory shoot with lots more lovely products.

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images © David Sykes 2016 All rights reserved.

Architect @ work

Before Christmas Friends & Co asked me to produce a series of photos to promote the ARCHITECT@WORKs exhibition in London.The shots were a series of studies of materials that some of the exhibitors produce. They enlisted the talents of stylist Despina Curtis to help me bring it all to life, it was great to work with Despina she created some lovely sculptures with the materials we had.

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images © David Sykes 2016 All rights reserved.

President cheese

A few months ago I got to work with my old friends at Adam & Eve DDB Tom and Nick shooting some new press work for president cheese.We had a great day shooing lots of yummy cheese dishes with lots of leftover cheese at the end so no one left hungry!

PRESIDENT SARNIE BRIE

PRESIDENT TOASTIE EMMENTAL

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images © David Sykes 2015 All rights reserved.

Pallets full of ideas from Monocle

One of my favourite Monocle shoots of the year is the annual Christmas Gift guide, we always have lots of fun sorting through and shooting all the great products the team find for the gift guide.This year there were quite literally pallet loads to work with. There are some great products in the guide the one I was most tempted by was the new star wars toy the Sphero BB-8 great fun to play around with in a big studio (I'm a bit of a sucker for all things tec and Star Wars!)

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images © David Sykes 2015 All rights reserved.