Lightbulb - Red Deer

For Jim and Edward's next Lightbulb video, they spoke with Red Deer, an open design collaborative, formed by three guys from the same commercial practice. They cite one of their key strengths as they way each member bring their own distinctive approach to the design-making process, despite their similar commercial experience.

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Lightbulb - We Made That

Continuing with Jim's Lightbulb project with Edward Bishop, the pair interviewed We Made That, a young and energetic architecture and design practice formed in 2006 by Oliver Goodhall and Holly Lewis. The practice has a strong portfolio, which is comprised of an eclectic mix of architecture, landscape, art, research and publishing, and which has a strong engagement with the local community.

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Lightbulb - Philip Cooper

Recently, Jim has been collaborating with film maker Edward Bishop on a series of short videos for a project called Lightbulb. Combining their various experience and talents, Stephenson / Bishop have worked together to for a host of clients, including Sou Fujimoto and the Serpentine Gallery, Carl Turner Architects, Studio Weave, and many more, to create films on architecture and the built environment. Building on this partnership, they've started creating the weekly Lightbulb series, a host of 90-second films that feature an interview with a different artist or designer each Friday. The series focuses upon the inspirations, processes, and working environments of various designers, craftspeople and artists.

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Tony Ray Jones

Photographer Tony Ray-Jones is widely known and respected for his social documentary work of England in the 1960s, yet his work for Architectural Review in 1970 is relatively unknown. At the time, using photographers such as Ray-Jones for this kind of assignment was unheard of; architectural photographs tended to be devoid of people, or heavily staged. Ray-Jones was commissioned to work on the housing feature, and his images brought the day to day lives of the people in them into focus. This style of work has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with practitioners such as Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, challenging the traditional approach by showing buildings in use. Jim also uses this approach to his work, and tries to offer the viewer a chance to explore the environments within the image. Posted by Lou.

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Tim Andrews - Over The Hill

Earlier this month, Tim Andrews invited me to photograph him for his Over The Hill project, where he's been photographed by over 300 photographers in the last 6 years since being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I've known Tim for a while now, and followed his project for even longer - back in March I co-curated a whole day of discussions and talks about him and his project with the Miniclick team in Brighton and it proved a fascinating look into the relationship between the photographer and the subject, as well as a great look into how so many people approach photographing the same person. A lot of the people who have taken portraits of him are photographers that I really respect (and a lot of them are friends too), so it was a great honour to be asked. More info and a video (with nudity!), after the break...

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