GQ

I should have posted this ages ago! However I am pleased to say that I got my work published in the Italian GQ! With Cirque Le Soir

Here the link!

http://www.gqitalia.it/eros-girls/articles/2014/aprile/londra-the-box-e-cirque-le-soir-padroni-della-notte

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Cirque Le Soir

Cirque Le Soir -36When I finished University for my first term –  suddenly I had no idea what to do with myself with all my time off, Almost a month! So I hopped on the net and plugged myself to every club / bar I could potentially work in, pushing well above my weight! So shaped up for my videography / Photography work to land a gig with the most prestigious club in London called Cirque Le Soir, So when you have a night out in London and want a wonderful and queer experience Head over to Cirque!

Anyway I had my trial night there, (No pressure or anything ) So I got together the kit I had,  it’s not as professional as most known photographers as I can’t afford what kind of stuff!  but at the end of the day if you know what your kit does and how to use it to it’s fullest potential then you are as good as you are! – But this club was the most amazing place I have ever taken photographs, It’s knot like the  usual clubs where you can struggle to get pictures of atmosphere and events, everything here is happening there and then and it’s amazing – So you ar never short of a photograph!

I strongly believe in capturing getting immersed into the environment I am working in, Not only is a good photograph taken through time and and a precise moment to capture but it’s about lighting, emotion and atmosphere – so to be able to produce the work I do I become involved with what is happening around me.

I have had the privilege to also meet some incredible photographers – Partnered with LondonByNight and London Village Kids, Professionals in there own field there work is inspiring and give me ambitions to constantly raise the bar in my own work.

Here are some examples of my work

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Cirque Le Soir

First Term – LCC: Graphic Design

At London College Of Communication our first project was a group work of a designers timeline. This was apparently to record our longest term and our longest project. We were put into groups of 4 to 5 people (This was quite nerve-racking when we didn’t know anyone) But hey what is University about if not meeting new creatives! So we were given the brief and brainstormed, this project for as long as it was i found was a test and had to be immaculate. The lecturers wanted to see how we worked, our working process and how we produce a good looking final outcome.

 

so our group produced a 50 Page book using inDesign (First time!) We researched, Printed, Cut and bound it ourselves all using LCC’s profound printing studios – It wasn’t an easy Job especially if it was your first time using inDesign! But I am now well suited with it and hope to use it as a main software to turn to when I am designing layouts / Magazines

 

So our designers timeline was of 25 years, each member of the group (5) had 5 years, from 1976 – 1999

Now we had a really difficult time designing and producing this book because we came of all different background our strength are yet to be noticed so we had a lot of contradicting ideas! But our group new for a fact that we wanted to produce an immaculate looking book with a cohesive doing that made it look as if it was designed by one person (In theory) So our team consisted of these bad men/ girl…

 

Tom – Sick at typography and knows really good design

Da-Costa – Great at geometric and sharp graphic design

Flo – Flo has a really contemporary look about her work and really experimental

Alex – an illustrator honing his work more towards design (Sick at illustrations )

Josh ( Me) Just shit

 

So we had huge problems we wanted to use everyone’s skills to their best ability, cause whats the point of putting someone in the corner, that doesn’t seem like a creative team you wont get anywhere! But we struggled a lot because each design became different for our pages, We basically had a template each which was the same and designed in that for our years once they were divided. So we came up with the idea of actually doing individual books, this way we got our books and our own design, However we still wanted a cohesive design element so it looked like one collection so to speak…

 

So we shot some colours for each group of years

letterpress ever title of the little book

Had a colour bar on each right hand side of thew page,

timeline at the bottom of each double page spread

Page numbers in the same place

 

THIS WORKED! So we kind of just got on with it and left one another to our own deceives and came together each week to see designs and see how it would look. then came the print day…We left it a little too late! But we got it done!

 

To update to present I was really pleased with my results – I got an A! Which I found quite unbelievable as the amount of work I do outside of colleges ridiculous – highest mark in my SketchBook and who I have to thank for that is my FMP Tutors at Colchester, They knew exactly what was up with SketchBooks and I think If i hadn’t ever gone and done  my Foundation before University I would have failed miserably especially in a Design Subject.

Overall I think the book itself is a really good looking piece of design, not as cohesive as I would like it but it works perfectly! but when we finished the book it just looked so good! So I will stop speaking about it and let you look at the pictures hope you like the update about my design work.

 

 

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First Term – LCC: Graphic Design

Latest Music Video

Music Video for a friend.

Lately I have been part of a movement with a good friend of mine Alex safaris, I have seen his music get to a really high quality over the past year and to professional and most likely competitive stage for his age.  As someone who dabbles in most of the media industry he looked upon me to shoot a short video for him.

I was quite concerned about it as the last video someone shot for him was by my Friend Dan Allen and he had set quite a high standard as his shooting and editing skills are impeccable not to mention his natural talent for directing and envisioning exactly what the final outcome he would like – So no pressure at all.

Alex chose the location himself and I had an idea of how I was going to shoot it, Just never done a music video before! Especially directing, Shooting and editing! with all that lip syncing and pre-planning it was quite overwhelming!

The final edit Unfortunately was a little late to my schedule of work – normally it’s done and dusted unless I know that tI really want to spend loads of time on it. So I produced a few mini advertisement posters as well!

Make sure you check it out on release date!

http://www.reverbnation.com/a2zee

A2ZEE Press (5)

Latest Music Video

Music Video.

I was really privileged to be asked to produce a new music video for my friend Alex. This was a huge step for me as my usually video work is live events. However I wanted to broaden my portfolio by doing other various videos I have a few idea written in my notebook, about fashion shoots, weird videos and shorts, but I have yet to actually shoot them! So hopefully in the new coming year i will have a broad video portfolio not spreading myself to thin or anything…….

 

This music video was great! Got me the chance to really push boundaries and focus on some great depth of field shots, Hopefully can get it edited and up by December!ImageImageImage

Music Video.

Re-Brand

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Lately I have been thinking of how to best display my collection of work Across various platforms – Beginning with the re-design of my new creative site, that should come later once I start working on it.

but for my Live event videography and photography I don’t have anything until the site is built/designed so I thought I would make a FaceBook page, Many people have made them for themselves and even made jumped up little clothing brands that crash and burn within a year then you look back and think I wasted my time doing that? ( I know cause I have done it) The ones what are successful are the ones that have a direction and a great backing.

But anyway I came up with a Logo to slap on all my work and something to give my work and myself an identity. So hopefully I can run along the path or turning my small little idea into something that is greatly recognised by many others.

Not only display my live event work but Also my design as I am studying Graphic Design after all and also to add a little diversity into my work some portraiture, landscape, commercial video etc. (That may take a while yet another idea that I may not never follow through)

But here is the Link :  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Faux-Photography/547249245337601?ref=hl

Re-Brand

AGI Open London

Andrew Slatter

The programme for the AGI Open looked promising, however, at the end of the morning on day one I was uninspired by the speakers and their contributions, the stern demeanor of MC Adrian Shaughnessy unsettled me. Illustrator Marion Deuchars stood out with her sincere and matter-of-fact approach to her practice. Kenya Hara‘s House Vision married with the theme of ‘No Client’, however, the relevance to visual communication design was baffling. After the first reference to Margaret Thatcher from Hamish Muir ‘I don’t mean to come over all Margaret Thatcher’, Roger Law – one half of Luck and Flaw – responsible for the Spitting Image satire, brought on stage a life-size model of Thatcher. I decided to opt out and visit the foyer and browse the books for sale.

Lunch consisted of a sandwich, small muffin and bottle of water provided in a brown bag. The bins were overflowing at…

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AGI Open London