On the 12th September 2012, at 6:30PM and for one evening only, the renowned fashion, beauty and editorial photographer Stuart Weston will take over the whole of the West Building at The Worx for a private exhibition.
“I have rarely afforded myself the opportunity to express personal ideas through my imagery”, says Stuart, who will be presenting some of these images (shot on a Hasselblad HD3) on the theme of the phenomenon often described as “Astral Projection”, when an individual believes they experience a separation of body and spirit.
Stuart prefers using the term “imagery” as opposed to “photography”, because he enjoys mixing elements of painting and layered graphics in a lot of his work. “…I believe some of the ideas expressed in the “Altered States” collection benefit from morphing the digital and organic media to express a feeling of “other worldliness”.”
This will be a beautiful exhibition of dark and moving imagery and we can’t wait to see Stuart’s beautiful work on our walls!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend the event and we look forward to welcoming you!
Although Heston Blumenthal has become a little bit of a regular at The Worx, he is still one of the most talked-about figures every time he is here for a shoot. Whether it is his Waitrose selection or one of his restaurants’ cuisines people have tried, everyone will agree on one thing: he is a wizard in the kitchen!
This time, he was shot by the fabulous photographer David Ellis, in our Studio 1 – the perfect space for any sort of pyrotechnics as it is painted black, has no windows and is completely sound proof. The special effects were all done by Martin King – already a name in the moving and stills imagery world and the story was for The Times Magazine with an in-depth interview about Heston’s upcoming projects and collaborations, by writer Janice Turner.
The grooming was by Celine Noonan, who did a terrific job on combining the soot with the slick suit to give the shots that perfect contrast and edge.
All we knew of what was going on was when Heston headed for the shower covered in soot – we didn’t hear any of the explosions that were apparently going on!
It was a fun day and we really hope to welcome David, Heston and Co here again soon.
The excitement was almost tangible at The Worx when Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill arrived for their shoot with acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander for New York Magazine on Monday 15th August! Here to promote their brand new film Moneyball, the shoot in Studio 2 doubled up as an interview on the fabulous and sunny balcony.
If you would like to know more, have a look at the full article, ”Brad’s Pitch“ on the New York Magazine website or the published article out on the 29th August!
Styling by Cheryl Konteh, Hair by Oliver Woods at One Makeup, Navy/black cashmere sweater by Paul Smith, Striped scarf by Gucci and available at Mr. Porter.
For their 2011 ad campaign D&G chose designers MJ Jackson, Will Nice and Paul Rapacioli from Ideas Factory to create some exciting new imagery at The Worx! Using the D&G staff as models, the Ideas Factory team decided to turn each one of them into their dream alter-egos based on their hobbies, skills, interests, etc.
They created huge and fantastical sets in our Studios 1 and 5, with the help of creative set designer Georgia Shelton and glammed-up each model with the help of styling and makeup artist Daisy Whitney. Then, with the help of high-concept photographer Paul Rider, they shot each image with an almost unreal eye for detail to create highly theatrical compositions.
The outcome is a fairytale-like campaign which tells the story of each individual it captures: Douglas & Gordon’s extraordinary people. We look forward to welcoming them all here again for next year’s campaign!
The space lends itself well to shoots such as this one as it is just like a club – sound-proofed and very very dark…We should get to see the final video in a week or two and we’ll make sure it’s on here for you to see as soon as possible!
Here’s a few stills from the video:
The highly anticipated debut issue #1 of Ponystep Magazine is out featuring Kylie Minogue shot by Matt Irwin in our Studio 8. It was a fabulous shoot with stylist Joanna Schlenzka working her magic with beautiful outfits including vintage Alaia and Louboutin.
Founder of Ponystep parties, Richard Mortimer is the Editor and Phoebe Arnold, who has previously worked for LOVE, is Fashion Director. Since the Ponystep website was launched two years ago, it has been a great success so the magazine is just another triumph!
Ponystep magazine will feature fashion, lifestyle, music and the who’s who of the creative communities – we can’t wait to see more!
Just to let you know, we now have a large fixed cove in Studio 8, the changing areas in studios 5, 6 and 7 are more private and we also have a completely new space, studio 9, which is ideal for castings, still life and food shoots (as there is an oven and hob in there too)!
See Jessie J shot for Issue 2 of Rollacoaster, which will be out on the 17th February and handed out in front of all fashion week shows at Somerset House or available at Selfridges.
They came, ate, drank and danced the night away to celebrate another year of success. Offering their employees so much more than they could have hoped for, the Douglas & Gordon Christmas party turned The Worx into the funkiest dinner and dance venue many had ever seen.
We would like to welcome you to our brand new website for a fresh start to the year 2011! Please do have a good look through it as there are a whole lot of new features and additions, such as our client testimonials and gallery pages.
Also, to make it an even better start to the year, we have kept all our rates the same and would like you to get in touch no matter how tight your budget is – we will do our best to help.
We look forward to working with you this year and see you soon,
The Worx Team