Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival
Being the event photographer for the GLA’s Liberty Festival was a blast. Great day, and some fantastic things to see. I enjoyed being back in the olympic park again, though I can’t wait to get back into the velodrome.
Aimee Mathew-John has graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design specialising in womenswear and has worked for ACNE Studios, Hussein Chalayan and Vivienne Westwood. I recently got to meet her and take her portrait.
Greenwich Painted Hall
One of my favourite places in London is the Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Currently it is being restored, bit by bit. Recently I went to the unveiling of the latest section.
Help out here: http://www.ornc.org/support/current/conserve-the-painted-hall
The Potsdam Quartet
I really love being a theatre photographer. Definately appeals to my nature, allowing my to photograph action – as opposed to drirecting a studio shoot – yet with the added benefit of a dressed location, performers and costume. Here we have a few photos of the recent Potsdam Quartet production at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Frontispiece Picture Framers
Reg Beer, the owner of Frontispiece Antique Prints, Maps and Picture Framers, is a good friend of mine. He’s finally getting a new website (made by the great guys at Tela), and needed some photos to illustrate the site. How could I refuse. Reg used to be a Camera Operator on Fleet St back in the 60s. He’s got some amazing negs tucked away in his workshop. If you are ever in the Canary Wharf area, buy him a pint of golden ale, he’s got some great stories to tell.
Katie Eary AW14 Backstage
Whilst I was being an event photographer at London Collections: Men, I got a call from my very good friend Alastair Stong. He’s a fantastic fashion photographer, and I’ve helped him out a couple of times when he’s been shooting for Katie Eary. So I was a happy to pop backstage and take some photos for her.
As the LEGO movie is being released tomorrow, I thought I would post this photo I took of a LEGO me bought for me by my partner Claira Watson Parr (a fantastic Actor by the way), doing two of the things I love, photography and cycling. I’m looking forward to the film! Who doesn’t love LEGO? It’s a design classic.
DBC T2T January
One of my regular events, is the Docklands Business Club‘s monthly Time to Talk. A great place to meet people, and helps me to get more work and reach a wider audience as an event photographer. This time it was held at the http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/london/lonsf/hoteldetail at Stratford Olympic City.
What’s In My Bag?
Great new website In My Bag, allows you to have a good nose around what everyone else is shooting. Amazing to see what trends there are. You can view my gear as an event photographer here: http://inmybag.net/ben-broomfield/
Superior Donuts by the acclaimed Tracy Letts, is the lastest production to be put on at the Southwark Theatre. I was contacted as a theatre photographer by Sarah Stribley Productions to take some rehersal and promotional photos. I had a great time, a really good cast to work with. Enjoy the photos and you can got see it form the 11th of February till the 12th of March at the Southwark 9. Details here: