Back in early February, two shoots that I have been a long time in the planning fell into place.I had met Benedict 3 to 4 years ago and had wanted to work with him but looking back through my email trail I realised how the rise of his career had meant missing the opportunity several times.

the last time I contacted Benedict he was about to leave to film in Malaysia playing Kublai Khan in the Netflix drama Marco Polo for 5 months,and until we made contact again he has become a Marvel superhero and top British science fiction actor starring in Prometheus, The Martian, Black Mirror and Phillip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.When I met up with fellow new dad Benedict we discussed the familiar Theme of the That’s Not My … baby books and the exciting news that he was about to fly out to America to begin filming on the first new Ang Lee movie in 5 years.We created some really pleasing imagery in the studio and on location to promote the announcement of his exciting new role.

Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong

working with an actor like Benedict was a joy,the small changes of expression that you cant always appreciate at the time especially shooting outside in the cold show a depth of emotion.

Later that month I would be in the studio and out on Location with Bluetones frontman and solo artist Mark Morriss.

I loved “expecting to fly” both sonically and lyrically, for example, the Crisp sound of a can of coke being opened at the beginning of “Time and Again” and the sonic boom of a 747 on the opening track of  “talking to clarry”, an obvious nod to the Bluetones being from Hounslow and growing up in the shadow of Heathrow Airport.Another fan of this album is David Arnold, who would arrange the strings section on Marks first album Memory Muscle, a great example of this is on the Track “I’m Sick” a great marriage of grand production and Mark’s Lyrics.I had worked with Mark before but to plan a shoot around him was really exciting, I wanted to create imagery that would reflect the sharp look you would expect from a front man, but also pictures that would suit the folk-tinged sound of Marks solo work.
Mark Morriss
Mark Morriss

I knew Mark was coming to shoot sharply dressed and wanted to created a bold set to compliment this.

Mark Morriss

While shooting in one my favourites part of east London, we came across a Coach Garage that made a great backdrop filled with many 1950s British classic cars in need of a little TLC and had not seen the open road for a long time. 

Mark Morriss
Mark Morriss
Mark Morriss