Friday, 16 December 2011


New Christmassy campaign for Vodafone Ireland.  Comissioned by Grey London, production  by It’s All Sorted Productions, and shot by Skinny Dip’s wonderful DREW JARRETT in Ireland.  How festive.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Swan Housing Association are planning to demolish Stepney’s Nightclub to make way for 2 ground-floor commercial units and 6 luxury apartments with a balcony and a roof terrace.  The proximity of the development to The George Tavern would result in the loss of their live music licence and put the George at serious risk of closure.

We do not want to let this happen!

The George Tavern provides a well used and much loved collaborative artistic space in the heart of the East End: a truly historic venue which has hosted many a notable shoot, among them Lawrence Watson's shoot of the legendary Grace Jones.

SUPPORT The George Tavern by stating your objections to those plans by:

WRITING to Tower Hamlet’s planning department at:

Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
PO BOX 55739
5 Clove Crescent
E14 1BY

Or via EMAIL:

Quoting the references:
PA/11/03301 – Planning Application
PA/11/03302 – Conservation Area Consent
PA/11/03367 – Listed Building Consent

Or Use the template available at 

The matter is now URGENT as the deadline for objections is:

Find the Save Stepney’s campaign on twitter:

Hurry, hurry, hurry....


Skinny Dip illustrator Zakee Shariff HAS been having a busy few weeks.....

Zakee had launched her first collaboration with wonderful Fairtrade fashion pioneer, People Tree.  The new collection consists of easy-to-wear jersey pieces hand printed with four exclusive Zakee designs.  And of course in true People Tree fashion, all garments are made from 100% organic, Fairtrade certified cotton, produced in Gujarat, India.  Prices for the collection range from £30 to £45 which is available to buy NOW from People Tree, ASOS and selected John Lewis stores. 

As if this wasn’t enough...

Zakee has designed a print for LOVE JAPAN.  Zakee’s image will appear amongst designs from 9 other creatives on men’s/ladies T-shirts and bags sold by LOVE Retouch in their move to raise funds for the all too worthy Japanese tsunami appeal.

They’re hosting a pop-up exhibition on 20th December 2011 at the ICN Gallery, 96/97 Leonard Street E – Come, have a look.  All proceeds go to the Japanese disaster appeal. Obviously.

Monday, 12 December 2011


Ten years ago Jocelyn Bain Hogg’s 'The Firm' documented a thriving London underworld.  Dominated by a few notorious players who had made their names during the 1960s and 70s, among them were Freddie Foreman, Tony Lambrianou, Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw’, Bruce Reynolds and Reggie Kray. The biggest player of the lot was ‘Big’ Joey Pyle whose influence extended across London for thirty years, from unlicensed boxing matches to the music industry.

Ten years on, Bain Hogg’s 'The Family' documents the legacy of Joey Pyle, inherited by his son Joe and supported by the three men – Warren, Alan, and Mitch – who were appointed by Joey before his death.  These Four men make up 'The Family', an intimate circle entrusted to continue Joey’s business after his death in 2007.  

'The Family' opened this weekend at Foto8 and is exhibited until 14th January 2012.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The humble Cagoule: Supermundane’s new super-radical magazine, the perfect wintery companion.

Setting a scene reminiscent of the 1960s underground, Issue No. 1 contains a rather fascinating selection of This & That: stories, poems, opinions on doubt, comic strips, the history of the bra, the love of secondhand books and lots more you can’t go without.

This is our kind of magazine.  No adverts, no celebrities (who wants them) AND it's available right now from with free postage worldwide!  

If you're still to be convinced, a video flick-through is available at 

Monday, 5 December 2011


Skinny Dip illustrator Zakee Shariff has launched her own online store!  Selling a colourful array of artwork and interior pieces, it's got some great ideas for Christmas, and right in time too.

Take a look...

Monday, 28 November 2011


Introducing a new campaign for the London Edge Fashion Tradeshow, shot by Skinny Dip’s
own Jonny Wright at The Book Club studios, Leonard Street. Featuring Drew @ D1 Models
and Dougie (dancer, street casted). Clothing from London Edge retailers, Drew wears
bespoke metal nails by Holly Silius.
Styling by Gemma Harrison @ fashionstylist. Hair and
makeup by Holly Silius

Skinny Dip would like to thank Jon, Heather & Nancy @ The Book Club

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Images from Stephen Morgan's series "A Moment's Chance (and other short stories)" are being exhibited
in a joint show at The Wapping Project, Bankside.

Taking on small photographic trips around areas connected to his childhood memories, Stephen J. Morgan’s
understated but eloquent images display an evident closeness to his subject matter. They document passing details
and footnotes, the accumulation of which reveals a candid capture of the spirit of these familiar places, and a stark
portrayal of urban, working-class life in England . Stephen J. Morgan (b.1970, UK) has recently showed his work
at Photon, Ljubjana, Slovenia; the Birmingham Central Library and Jerwood space. 

Forthcoming publications include Collecting Contemporary Photography, by Jocelyn Phillips, published
by Thames & Hudson.

Friday, 4 November 2011

"Lawrence Watson Photographs Noel Gallagher"


Lawrence's show has been featured in various publications and online, below is a snippet from
The Telegraph's interview with Noel in which he talks about working with Lawrence... 
The show is on till 13th Nov, so get down there and check out the iconic portraits, polaroids,
contact sheets, and the short film...  Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch St, London, E2

Check out the teaser trailer film..

"Why did you allow Lawrence to photograph you throughout the process?"
"I'm not sure I ever did. Lawrence has always been around when I've been in the studio. It wouldn't
be the same without him to be honest, so it didn’t’ feel like there was anything out of the ordinary
going on. He did decide to grow a beard early doors, though, so I could tell how long I was
taking to make the record by looking at his ginger beard. Have you seen it? It really should be
in the Tate."

Monday, 24 October 2011

Lawrence Watson: Noel Gallagher Photography Exhibition

Lawrence Watson's new show; press, artwork and documentary photographs of Noel Gallagher,
shot on the road and in the recording studio, opens this week at Shoreditch space,

See press release and flyer below for more information or get in touch to find out more about the show and
the prints.   Noel's album debuted at Number 1 this week!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011



'Unplanned Magic' is currently showing at Material and Black Bough (both in Ludlow) and
features collaborations with fellow screen print artist Kate Gibb.  Marcus and Kate have been
working together by over-printing each others work.

They have also produced a limited range of hand sewn notebooks and hand printed tea towels
which are available in store at Material, Black Bough and online at

Friday, 14 October 2011


Kibbo Kift is Back! Supermundane's night with performances from Nicolas Burrows, William Edmonds
and Me! and wonderful live music from Nick White, Glow-Wing and Fever Dream + DJing from Nervous
Stephen and Dudley Smarts it's going to be a corker. Supermundane is Rob Lowe. Artist, art director,
occasional writer, occasional noise maker and organiser of Kibbo Kift. This time sees him take the
stage for the second time in his life armed with a few new poems, a new instrument in the
shape of a dulcetina and a foolish urge to sing...

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Lawrence has been hanging out in LA with Noel Gallagher,
shooting all the new press pictures and sleeve artwork shots for Noel's High Flying Birds.

The trip included such serendipitous moments as
finding the theatre with the line
"Its never too late to be what you might have been"
spelt out above it, which is the backdrop to the
"The Death of You and Me" single sleeve.

Lawrence used vintage Polaroids which give the images a
beautiful, nostalgic and evocative feel.

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Barclays have been using Marcus's "Insurance" illustration across a range of promotional
material, in branch, DM and website.

Monday, 19 September 2011

FAY LEITH : Sigur Ros 'Klippa'

Make Up Artist Fay Leith has been working with Icelandic musicians Sigur Ros.

The band have recently released a short film 'Klippa' in the run up to the forthcoming release 'Inni'.

Friday, 16 September 2011


Its back...Supermundane is opening his studio doors once more, as part of the Havelock Walk Open Studios Weekend.

Pop down and say hello and check out the new prints on offer.

It's part of the Open House weekend so you can have a proper nose around the live/work places on the street as well.

Also, on Sunday there is a talk on the street by artist Bruce Mclean.

28A Havelock Walk,

London SE23 3HG

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: The Family

Jocelyn Bain Hogg's latest book and forthcoming exhibition 'The Family' is a portrayal of today's British criminal underworld, centered around the South London based Pyle family ("The Sopranos of Mitcham").

The Sunday Times Magazine ran 8 pages in 'Spectrum' on the work, a follow up to his acclaimed book 'The Firm' published 10 years ago, during which time the landscape of the underworld has changed.

'Lens', The New Yorker Magazine blog has also featured the work - as well as checking out more images, you can read quotes from Jocelyn and members of the notorious Pyle family.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


Rob Crane designed the album sleeve for PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize winning album "Let England Shake".

Monday, 5 September 2011

Jon Bergman: Charlie Simpson

Jon Bergman has shot the campaign for Charlie Simpson's debut solo project, including album and single sleeves and associated marketing.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Jon Bergman Shoots Vadoinmessico

Jon Bergman's shot press images for new band Vadoinmessico Read more and listen to their new track here.

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: The Newyorker

As part of it's coverage on the recent London riots The New Yorker features some images from Jocelyn Bain Hogg's continuing series on the "British Youths". Check out more pictures and the feature here.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bernie Reid + Marcus Walters / 100 Project

The 100 Project is a charitable initiative with the aim to nurture the creative talent of tomorrow by putting 100 young people from the East End of London through a term at The Prince's Drawing School.

52 artists of today have donated artwork which will be auctioned on a weekly basis, 2 of those artists are our very own Bernie Reid and Marcus Walters.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

John Gripenholm Shoot for ELLE

John Gripenholm shoot's accessories story for the August Issue of Elle.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Marcus Walters Exhibits 'ZAP' at CHI & Partners

"ZAP" is a selection of new and existing work by illustrator and designer Marcus Walters. He has collated images from his many volumes of sketch books, scan folders, offcuts and tests to form this wall of ideas, thoughts and processes. The work is currently being exhibited in CHI & Partners.

Marcus's sketchbook is a record of his ideas, thoughts, creative development and a starting point for his commercial projects. It is also his anti-dote to the computer. Marcus's work employs maximum expression with a minimum of flourishes, resulting in images that are simple, optimistic and enduring.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Our very own Ben Quinton - AKA Quintessentially - friend, colleague and in-house tech-xpert, has just graduated from Bournemouth with a degree in Photography and a very fine portfolio of work (and is already shooting for some great publications). Well done Ben!

The private view for the Graduate Show is at the PrintSpace tonight. Come on down and check out his work!

Monday, 27 June 2011

JOHN Gripenholm : Fadi Khoury Couture

Fashion Photographer John Gripenholm shoots fashion label Fadi Khoury Couture

John Gripenholm : Cultura

Photographer John Gripenholm shoots Print Campaign for Cultura