The Jam: About The Young Idea

I was born in 1981, when The Jam were at their peak. They broke up in 1982, so obviously I don't remember them at the time, but their impact was huge. So many of the bands I was getting in to in my teens were very very obviously influenced by Weller's lyrics and the band's sound, and songs like 'That's Entertainment', 'Start' and 'Going Underground' were mainstays in Brighton's indie discos.

So when Anthony Burrill called to see if I'd be up for doing stills and video of Somerset House's new exhibition on The Jam he'd been working on with Simon Jones Studio and Teo Connor, my response was of course a cool and collected "I'll check my calendar" and definitely not a shouted "HELL YES!!!"

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Photos: The World's Press at The Serpentine Pavilion, 2015

As enjoyable as it was, photographing this year's Serpentine Pavilion on Press Day (you can see images and a video here), most of the morning was spent in an ongoing game of avoiding being in other photographer's photos / waiting for other photographers to get out of the way. Not being a press photographer, this isn't really something I'm used to and in the absence of a looming deadline, Jack and I decided to just photograph the photographers and film crews instead. Here's a few of the images...

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Photos and Videos - Craft and Architecture on Savile Row

Almost two years ago now, Stephen Pey from EPR Architects approached Edward and I with a project that he described himself as a "labour of love" - a new mixed use building on London's Savile Row clad in almost 10,000 hand glazed ceramic tiles, created in a spirit of true collaboration. Edward and I had recently formed Stephenson / Bishop, combining his film making skills with my background in architecture to create films on the built environment. Stephen's brief to us was to follow the life of the tiles, from inception with EPR, to the creation of the unique glazes by Kate Malone to being hand glazed by Rich Miller and his team at Froyle Tiles in Sussex and finally to installation on Savile Row. This series of 4 short films, plus the photos, are the result of our documentation...

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Photos and Video - The Serpentine Pavilion 2015 by SelgasCano

For the last three years now, I've been commissioned by The Serpentine Gallery to document the construction of their annual pavilion. The construction is a fascinating phase to witness, to see how each architect approaches the site and to see how Stage One, the contractors who have to build these structures, flex and bend to each design. Here's a series of images, plus a video, of the whole process - from marking out to celebrating with champagne in the sunshine...

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Homogen - A Common Origin

Homogen is a new collaborative project I've been working on with the illustrator Billy Mather. It explores the common origin of creativity across the disciplines of photography and illustration; merging the two and creating a playful and experimental celebration of our work.

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