Posts tagged “UK

McLaren Technology Centre

I was lucky enough to be given access to McLaren’s F1 technology centre the week before their Malaysian weekend.

Here are my top photos – for the full article visit Billionaire.com

6 F1 cars sit in the corridor

6 F1 cars sit in the corridor

Assembly line

Assembly line

Showroom

Showroom

The new MC12 Spider

The new MC12 Spider

McLaren's badge

McLaren’s badge

F1 car

F1 car

^ F1 cars lined up

^ F1 cars lined up

Inside the showroom

Inside the showroom

Orange wheel

Orange wheel

Santander

Santander

Minimilist walkways

Minimilist walkways

The production floor

The production floor

Quality Control

Quality Control


It’s all about giving!

Billionaire.com recently gave $1 million to Global Poverty Project and AdWeek have done a nice little write up here with our promo book as their headline image.

“Over the last three or four years, high-level executives from luxury brands have repeated to me over and over that [philanthropy] was becoming more important to them and to their customers,”

Christian Barker, CEO, editor in chief of Billionaire.com.

AdWeek do nice little write up.


Motoring Elegance – Classic Cars

Fiskens – London’s top classic car dealership. Charming gentleman too. – http://bll.nr/00bbc

My top selection:

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Hero Image – Billionaire.com

Not Superman or Batman i’m afraid.

‘Hero Image’…the term used for images/illustrations/photographs that are placed in the most prominent position to grab readers when they land on a website.

Below are two examples that use two of my photos:

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Billionaire.com Promotional Book

So 8 months work has resulted in a great website – www.billionaire.com – and our first print publication.

This is to be given to selected clients in their respective fields. We are due to publish a comprehensive photography book about our website as our first bi-annual publication, so this one is a taster for want of a better word.

Honoured to have got the front cover photo of the promo book and also the back cover.

Photos of the book are below. Enjoy.

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Ron Arad – Boredom creates visions.

Contemporary Israeli designer Ron Arad speaks to Billionaire.com. Great opportunity for interesting images.

My top 4.

Ron Arad

Contemporary Design – Model

Studio

Detail of chair


Stuffed!

Another Billionaire.com article about the rise of Taxidermy that I photographed – http://bll.nr/3fbbc

My top 7 –

Evil Eye – Bird of Prey

Platapus

Bird of Prey

Humming Bird

Monkey Skulls

Swan

Giraffe Skull


Billionaire.com – The Blog

As with any website, a blog usually follows, and rightly so for Billionaire.com.

Lots of content updated regularly with mine and Andy Barnham’s photography.

So keep checking in each day.

Billionaire.com – The Blog


Glorious Goodwood

Back in July 2012 I covered for Billionaire.com the coveted Glorious Goodwood. The photos are published here – http://bll.nr/9fbbc

Below are my 10 favourite.

Glorious Goodwood, Parade Ring

Award presentation

Tense moments

Parading the horses to the spectators.

A members badge

Waiting Jockeys

John McCririck

Horses on the final straight.

Jockeys

Lord Marsh, Glorious Goodwood


Photo Finish! Official Photographs

A collaboration with Shoot DHS and One Tribe TV

A race between two businessmen, who after work, have to be somewhere…but where? Public transport is not good enough! It’s slow and expensive! Go by bike? ….No! They take it to the streets on foot! Fast and agile and can go where cars can’t!

You can also view the video of the shoot here!

So here are my results. Enjoy!

Danny | Shoot DHS

Danny Time Watching!

Weather Watching

Foot Down

Game On!

Neck and Neck!

Jump into the lead!

Exhaustion

Desperation

Desperation

Final effort!

So Close

Photography | Piers Cunliffe Photography

Thanks go to:

SHOOT DHS | Artistic Director

Lee Martland |Photography Assistant

Andy Barnham | Photography Assistant

Toby Russell | Camerman + Editor

Danny and Aaron | SHOOT DHS Models

One Tribe TV | Production Company


Photo Finish! Video from London Shoot

It has been a long time coming. A while back I did a photoshoot in london with SHOOT DHS Models. It has been kept under the hat for a while, but now I am proud to present the video from the days shoot. The theme was a race between two business men, who after work, have somewhere to be, but local transport and cars are slow, so they take it to the streets on foot. Photos are to follow soon.

So here it is:

Photography | Piers Cunliffe

Models | Shoot DHS | Danny + Aaron

Producer | One Tribe TV

Cameraman + Editor | Toby Russell

Special thanks also go to Andy Barnham and Lee Martland for helping me out.


Updated Website – New Sections!

There are some great new changes to my website. A brand new fashion section, and soon to be filling the spaces are Film, in association with One Tribe TV, Published Work and Projects. Check it all out here – www.pierscunliffephotography.co.uk – So watch this space as I regularly update it!

Feedback would be great! Thanks

Screen Shot of new website!

In Association with One Tribe TV

 


RAKE Boxing Shoot – Outtakes

So a while back I posted about the official RAKE Boxing shoot by photographer Andy Barnham (click here to view post).

Now that it has been published, I thought I would share some of the shots that I liked that got chucked on the editing room floor.

Mackie

Robert

Harry

Noah

Nick

Tom


Yogamaya Von Hippel – Headshot

Headshots I took of Yogi in collaboration with Tim Baker, The Watermill Studio.

Photography | Tim Baker

Assistant | Piers Cunliffe

MUA | Sophie Bee

Model | Yogamaya Von Hippel


Short Depth of Field

Came across this picture in my archives. I was experimenting with my new 70-200mm f.2.8 and was trying to photograph an ant running along a wall. I missed of course, but I like the very very short DOF in this shot.


Test Shoot with Graham

A great friend of mine is round for the weekend and asked if I could show him how to use off camera flash. Absolutley, lets go one better and get out the studio kit. One will do!

I explained about how different shutter speeds with different apertures can affect the outcome. Also, using a higher f.stop can create darker backgrounds or make it look like it was taken at night. Also the use of a reflector can help reduce the harsh moulding created by either the sun or the flash. (depending which side you hold it.) The distance of the flash from the model as well as the distance you are from the model can also have different outcomes. The best way is to experiment…like I did today.

Small amount of post processing to clean up some spots and also added a desaturated feel to some of them.

So here are my results.

Enjoy.

200th | f.29 | ISO 100

200th | f.6.3 | ISO 100

250th | f.29 | ISO 100

200th | f.13 | ISO 100

 

 

 


RAT RACE Adventures | Day 2 | ‘Nine to Five’

Sunday 25th Sept 2011 saw approximately 1000 competitors head down to the RAT RACE event village in Potters Field, London. This was a longer and more challenging race. Done on foot and bikes, the racers had to cover a lot of London. This time I had the car; Cliff drove and I navigated. When we passed Rat Race competitors on their bikes, it was a good opportunity to lean out of the passenger window and capture the action while moving. Communication was key between me and cliff so I didn’t fall out or take out any cyclists.

Alongside the cycling and running, the racers also kayaked, abseiled, climbed and did an assault course.  It was very hard to keep up with the racers, despite having the car, but we had the traffic and congestion to contend with, as well as having to take the main routes and park the car and walk to the checkpoints where the challenges were taking place.

One of the highlights was that the BBC were filming Ben Fogle competing in the race. He is currently filming a series, in conjunction with Lonely Planet, ‘A Year of Adventures’ and RAT RACE was included. There have been many books about a year of adventures, but this is the first time that it will be televised. Lucky for Ben as he gets to compete/complete all these adventures, something that I would love to do. The BBC were very helpful as they were our big clue to finding Ben and tracking him down. They did have three camera crews, two in vans and third on a motorbike. Also with Ben was another competitor who had eyes on him the whole time, feeding back to the camera crews where they were and where they were next headed. I did ask if I could jump onboard with the team, but unfortunately they didn’t have enough room, or that was a polite way of saying ‘no’. I think it was the latter!

Anyway, here is my selection of photos, while Ben was an interesting focal point, my brief was to capture the RAT RACE, and so I shall present it that way too. (I am never easily starstruck!) Enjoy!

Rat Racers plan their route on maps in front of the Gherkin.

Waiting is always the worst part.

Shot from a moving car. I missed, but I still like it.

Grit and Determination!... and the urge to help haul him up by his beard. Good restraint on my part.

Bungee jumper. Taken from the cage above the Event Village.

Ben Fogle

Rat Racer

Jogging

Well....I did say smile...and I got one!

The kayak challenge


Rat Race Adventures | Day 1 | Sat 24th Sept 2011

Enter the Mean Streets. An endurance challenge in London city centre held by RAT RACE Adventures. Starting from the Tower Bridge, competitors were given the signal to disperse and take over London. Their objective? Complete as many checkpoints as possible in the 2 hour time frame. You think that sounds simple? Wrong….the checkpoints were scattered around the city centre. None of the CP’s were in any logical linear line. You had to head to one and then navigate to the next, taking any route you fancied.

This race was on foot, so I was tasked with covering it on my trusty steed! That was a challenge in itself as I don’t know the streets of London. So my map was clamped between my teeth (this makes breathing a tad tricky…must buy a proper holder) and a next to useless free sat nav woman talking through my ear phones on my iPhone.

There was another photographer, Cliff Hide,  but he was tasked with getting the press shots, whereas I was getting all the new material for Rat Race promotional and advertising shots.  I headed to The Arch climbing wall and grabbed a few shots, lighting was tricky, but I captured a cool shot of a racer with his map clenched between his teeth. Then it was a brisk ride to Trafalgar Square where I had to Hunt The Rat – a cockney speaking chap in a rat costume. He was very tricky to find as he had been placed in the middle of a music festival that was being held there too.

Next was Russell Square, where the CP was in the middle of the fountain. Great opportunity for getting shots of racers getting wet, but I was bitterly disappointed when it was just a piddly floor fountain that spent most of its time dribbling water, not gushing it out. After some time the fountain picked up some height, and with a bit of encouragement I persuaded some of the racers to get drenched. It was fun to shoot and the racers appreciated the attention.

Back on the bike I raced back to Potters Field to the event village to capture the racers crossing the finish line.

Hope you like the pictures.


Something a bit different!

Came across this via…wait for it….Facebook – surprise surprise! It’s from 9GAG, a random, “just for fun”, website. It shows the 3 most powerful social networking sites with a World War 2 propaganda twist. I like it! It has taken a modern subject and “advertised” it in a historical way.

(Disclaimer – this is not my work. I have just blogged this. I am unable to credit the author as it does not state who created this work on the 9GAG site. If you are able to find the credit then please let me know and I will amend.)


A Walk In The Park

A collaboration with David Hill-Souch of SHOOTDHS Models  and Scarlet Vintage, an independent vintage fashion shop in Trim Street, Bath.

Theme: 1960’s A Walk In The Park

SHOOTDHS MODELS: Sarah | http://www.shootdhs.co.uk/​​model.asp?id=45 & Alice http://www.shootdhs.co.uk/​​model.asp?id=80

Photographer Piers Cunliffe | www.pierscunliffephotograp​​hy.co.uk
Photography Assistant Lee Martland | www.leemartland.co.uk
Photography Assistant & 2nd Photographer April Barrie | www.aprilsamantha.co.uk
Art Director & Stylist: David Hill-Souch | www.shootdhs.co.uk
MUA: Sophie Bee | www.sophiebee.com
Hair: Artizan | www.artizan.co.uk

Client: Scarlet Vintage | www.scarletvintage.co.uk
5 Queen Street, Bath, BA1 1HE


The Deverells

Have just completed a family portrait session with the Deverells. It was a really fun day out in their garden, the kids did what they did best…played, while Sara and Rob looked on with huge smiles on their faces. So I will let you see for yourselves how fun and vibrant this family is.

Enjoy!


Bath in Black and White

I took these photographs last year for an exhibition in Milsom Place, formerly known as Shire’s Yard. I was trawling through my archives of blog posts and didn’t have these posted. I feel that they deserve a post as these photographs were very popular with the locals. Enjoy!

The Circus

Bath Abbey

Bath Empire

Looking at Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths.

Looking at Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths Pump Room

Roman Statue at the Roman Baths

Queen Square Obilisk


YAY – Freshly Pressed! Thanks Guys!

Wow, absolutely amazing!!!! – I found out earlier this afternoon that I had made it to the Freshly Pressed section. I never had thought I would be selected! It has driven loads of views to my blog and I can’t thank WordPress enough for selecting me. It has made my day! Thanks to all those who have viewed my Cotswold Airshow post and to all those who have commented and ‘liked’ it.

Hope you have fab weekend.

THANKS 🙂

 


Cotswold Airshow 2011 – aka Kemble

Father’s Day was happily spent with my dad at the Kemble airshow. A spectacle of roaring engines and sultry acrobatics. One day I will be up there with them taking the photos, but for now I had my feet firmly planted on the ground with the lens pointed up. I wanted to keep away from the classic shots of the plane filling the frame against the sky. This way you can great details of the plane but I wanted to put things into perspective. The planes were flying low and the crowds were in awe. We had the last ever UK public display by the DC3 and the 60th anniversary of the Hawker Hunter. So I hope you enjoy them!

Model Breitling Biplane with fully functioning model wing walkers

Red 6 pushing to rejoin the group leader

Model Breitling Biplanes being 'taxied' to the runway

Plethora of lenses at the ready!

An air cadet gets the best seat in the house as the Red Arrows return to front of crowd

Smoke on!

The Red Arrows rolling over Kemble ATC

The last ever UK public display from the DC3. A member of the public hangs his head as he says goodbye!

Another onlooker says goodbye to the DC3

Hawker Hunter on take off!

3 Hawker Hunters fly into the huge cloud formations.

They all gave me quizzical looks!

An Enthusiast