The area around St. Pauls and the Thames was recently host to a high-energy event, hosted by Crisis. Their annual Square Mile Run is a short sports event (one mile), aimed at people wanting to do something positive in their summers evening by raising money to support the end of homelessness.
If you'd like to support their efforts in eradicating homelessness, you can follow this link to get involved.
Sophie (top) encourages direct meetings with designers and buyers, even when they are based on the other side of the world. She believes that this one-to-one experience keeps creative collaboration alive, and in turn encourages progressive thinking in a world dominated by emails, social media, and a thirst for quick results.
Brian (centre) challenges what it means to be an artist. His work is very non-linear, and he uses his personal experiences as a cathartic release across a variety of disciplines and mediums. His work goes against the mainstream, asserting his own set of beliefs as a valuable contribution to the openness of social thinking.
Victoria (bottom) brings years of un-faltering passion and dedication to designing and printing her highly sought after fabric garments. Her strive on best quality sends a strong message to the world of throwaway consumerism.
All three artists have their studios based at Clockwork in London. The philosophy that still infuses the spaces at Clockwork, is that a community of artists and artisans working happily alongside each other can live by their own rules, setting standards of collaboration, freedom of thought, and in turn a deeper sense of empathy with the wider world.
More work can be seen here.
05:00 – Wake up, shower
06:00 – Set off to location
07:45 – Arrive at location
08:15 – Team arrives
08:30 – Coffee + plan for the day
08:45 – Set up
09:20 – Extras arrive / wardrobe / Set up for shoot 1
09:40 – Shoot 1
10:20 – Set up for shoot 2
10:40 – Shoot 2
11:20 – Set up for shoot 3
11:40 – Shoot 3
12:20 – Set up for shoot 4
12:40 – Shoot 4
13:30 – Wrap
13:40 – Pack down, depart location
14:00 – Head to BBQ, reward ourselves with a beer.
And all on a Saturday, phew!
Behind the scenes images courtesy of Céline Janvier.
Images from the shoot on my Lifestyle page.