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Film For Land Rover

Back in January I spent a week on the Isle of Skye, shooting the all new Discovery 5 for Land Rover’s OneLife magazine.. see previous blog post.

While I was there, Land Rover commissioned the Progress Film Company to shoot a short film of me travelling around Skye, making pictures and discussing my landscape work.

As you’ll see the weather was suitably damp and dramatic, making the film all the more relevant to the conditions I actually love to shoot my personal landscape work in. While this was challenging for the crew, in particular the drone operator, it added that extra level of authenticity.

Client : Land Rover.    Agency : Spark44.     Director : Matt Hopkins.     DOP : Charlie Herranz.

Below is the finished film. I’d recommend watching it full screen, in order to fully appreciate the work that Progress put in to both the filming and the final sound and grade of the film..

Below is DOP Charlie Herranz working his magic, with director Matt Hopkins on flag and umbrella duty..

The #IPHONEONLY exhibition heads north to Edinburgh

I’m delighted to announce that the #IPHONEONLY exhibition is heading north to the city of Edinburgh, to Gallery Close.

The gallery is Edinburgh’s only independent photography gallery, and is situated in the heart of the historic Georgian New Town, midway between Princes Street and Stockbridge, in Scotland’s capital.

As well as single images from the book, there will also be a selection of triptychs available. Signed copies of the #IPHONEONLY book will also be available throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 19th of August.

Gallery Close
4B Howe Street

For opening times and other information, please contact the gallery here.

#iphoneonly exhibition at Gallery Close - Edinburgh

New Work – Bletchley Park Codebreakers

New work for Bletchley Park now live, commissioned by the good folk at Rose Design.

Bletchley Park is the home of the World War II Codebreakers. There’s so much world changing history that’s been made here, it is a truly fascinating place. I’d recommend that anyone with an interest in World War II, coding or code breaking, spend a day here.

We certainly reaped the rewards of the 03:30AM call time, as you can see below. More of the work available to see here.

Client : Bletchley Park.    Agency : Rose Design.    AD : Garry Blackburn.

Bletchley Park Codebreakers - Julian Calverley © 2017

Land Rover – Chasing Shadows On The Isle of Skye

Back in January I spent a week on the Isle of Skye, and the reason I was there was to shoot the all new Land Rover Discovery 5.

We had a week of suitably wet and wild weather, which of course added realism and drama to the imagery, with the added bonus that the Discovery’s colour, Namib Orange, perfectly complemented the brooding grey skies and rich warm colours of the Scottish winter landscape.

Much of what I shot has appeared in Land Rover’s OneLife magazine, in a 12 page article entitled ‘Chasing Shadows’ which tells the story of my time with the car, and also my thoughts on landscape photography and equipment, it also documents a part of my journey around the island that I’ve come to know and love so well.

Client : Land Rover.    Agency : Spark44.    AD : Dan Delaney.

Below is a selection of spreads from the OneLife article, with larger versions of the images here.

Land Rover - Isle of Skye - Julian Calverley © 2017

Land Rover - Isle of Skye - Julian Calverley © 2017

Land Rover - Isle of Skye - Julian Calverley © 2017

Land Rover - Isle of Skye - Julian Calverley © 2017

Ash Soan Portrait for Zildjian

I recently had the good fortune to work with drumming legend and all round lovely human being Ash Soan, recent winner of Modern Drummer’s 2017 Readers Poll ‘Studio Drummer’ award, making him the first U.K. artist to win this category since Simon Phillips did so in 1987.

We shot his portrait for world renowned cymbal makers Zildjian, who look after all of Ash’s cymbal needs.

The cymbals you see in this shot are from the new ‘Zildjian K Custom Special Dry’ range.

Location was Ash’s recording studio ‘Windmill Studios

Ash Soan - Zildjian K Custom Dry Range Ad © Julian Calverley 2017

New Work For GE Oslo

New work for GE is now live.

The GE Oslo shoot was a perfect example of a team effort. We were working under reasonably tight time and location constraints, shooting real people in their busy working environments, and so we had to remain as flexible as possible. Working with an experienced and flexible art director meant we could quickly explore visual ideas as they presented themselves, and working with a seasoned production crew meant we could work unhindered, knowing everything was at hand.. and all I had to do was think about making the pictures. It was a memorable shoot, and for all the right reasons.

Some kind words from Seven Stones’ creative director, Justin Earl.. “Working in Oslo with Julian and his team on this four-day shoot was an absolute pleasure. He knew exactly what we wanted to achieve with each shot, shooting in some very challenging industrial spaces. The brief for this shoot was about capturing the characters and stories of real employees and we did exactly that, thanks to the way Julian made everyone feel very much at home in front of his camera.”

And a full breakdown of what went in to the shoot, from my agent Lisa Pritchard’s blog, here.

Client : GE.    Agency : Seven Stones.    AD : Justin earl.

GE Oslo - Julian Calverley © 2017

GE Oslo - Julian Calverley © 2017

GE Oslo - Julian Calverley © 2017

GE Oslo - Julian Calverley © 2017

GE Oslo - Julian Calverley © 2017

GE Oslo - Julian Calverley © 2017

Glen Brittle #IPHONEONLY Book and Print offer

I’m running another gifted print offer for anyone who purchases my #IPHONEONLY book between now and March 31st 2017, and for the second time I’m gifting not one print, but a pair of prints.

The images were made in Glen Brittle, on the Isle of Skye.

The prints are made on Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm stock, and are numbered, initialed and embossed. Paper size is 202 x 140 mm.

After March 31st 2017, no more prints of these images will be made at this size.

The signed book and prints are priced at £25.00, plus shipping to your region. To order the book and prints, simply click here, and yes, we ship worldwide!

Glen Brittle gifted print offer © Julian Calverley 2017

Glen Brittle gifted print offer © Julian Calverley 2017

‘First Light Inspired’ exhibition – Joe Cornish Gallery

I’m delighted to be taking part in the On Landscape ‘First Light Inspired’ exhibition, at the Joe Cornish Gallery.

The exhibition will launch on Saturday 4th March 2017, at 2pm, and there will be a panel discussion with the exhibiting photographers, hosted by Joe Cornish and Tim Parkin, at 3pm.

More information can be found here.

Below are two of the six archival pigment prints I’ll be exhibiting..

‘Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. View No. 3’

Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye © Julian Calverley 2017

‘The Cuillins from Elgol, Isle of Skye. View No. 8’

The Cuillins From Elgol, Isle of Skye © Julian Calverley 2017

Land Rover Reborn

I was recently asked to shoot an article for Land Rover’s Onelife magazine, on the Reborn project.

Spending two days in Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing site, surrounded by history and witnessing first hand the amazing restoration work that the Reborn team are undertaking, was a real honour.

For anyone who has a passion for Land Rovers, seeing these beautiful Series 1 vehicles up close, and understanding exactly where the Land Rover story started, is highly recommended, and you can do just that on a Land Rover Reborn Tour. You can also find more information on the Land Rover Reborn project here.

Client : Land Rover.    Agency : Spark44.    AD : Dan Delaney.

Land Rover Reborn © Julian Calverley 2016

Land Rover Reborn © Julian Calverley 2016

Land Rover Reborn © Julian Calverley 2016

Judging The Outdoor Photographer Of The Year Competition, 2016

I’m very happy to say I’ve been invited to be on the panel of judges for the Outdoor Photographer Of The Year competition, 2016.

Once again they have teamed up with Fjällräven, to offer a prize that money can’t buy. This year there is a fresh twist to the prize: the overall winner will be off on an Arctic photography mission to capture the drama and action of the Fjällräven Polar 2017 expedition!

For more information, including full entry and category details, and specifics on the wonderful prizes on offer, please head here.

Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2016

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