Warner Music approached Blanket Productions again this year to cover their Brits after party at the Freemasons Hall, London 21/03/2018. Myself and always trust worthy Romain Kedochim braved the drunken revellers to capture the night in all its glory. Jason and the crew at Warners put on another stunning party at this incredible building and with best female going to Dua Lipa and best male going to Stormzy Warners had a good night all round.
The highlight for me was bumping into some old friends Pete Tong, Nitin Sawhney and especially the brilliant Jim Sturgess.
Tim is exactly the type of human being I love to shoot. Intelligent and multitalented. Tim is best known as the drummer in the band Fink and I’ve been luck enough to photograph him on various occasions throughout his musical career. Unbeknown to me he is also an author and when he contacted me to ask if I would photograph him for his 3rd novel I was delighted.
As he lives in Stoke Newington I contacted another old friend who owns a burger bar and we arranged to do the shoot there. We spent about an hour doing various set ups and managed to catch up at the same time. Effortless.
A big thank you to Burger Bear Tom for the location and if you ever find yourself in Stoke Newington with a rumbly tummy then get yourself down to Stokey Bears for the best burgers in London, if not the UK!!
Although 2017 was not a busy year for me the year brought new adventures and looking back I got some cracking images!
Highlights included working as stills photographer on Solis and The Revenger:An Unromantic Comedy, Fink at the Forum, Kojo, Rag n Bone Man, Worth It, The Brits and much more.
A big thank you to all my clients and colleagues!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2018
Fink at the Forum
On 16th Nov I had the immense pleasure of photographing Fink at the O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London. Copyright Chris Lopez 2017
I had the absolute pleasure of working with one of the most talented guys in the business. I worked with Tommy about 12 years ago on the first Strictly album so was delighted to catch up with him again after all these years for the release of his compilation album with Universal music.
Whilst shooting 3 promos and a TV ad, Tommy and I managed to squeeze out a few stills at Cafe De Paris, London.
Tommy smashed it!
Copyright – Chris Lopez 2017
Whilst the Blanket Productions web site is getting a make over you can get to our video links via my Vimeo Page. Showreel link below.
I met singer songwriter, Kojo, nearly 20 years ago and we’ve kept in contact ever since. When Kojo reached out for an updated shoot I thought it would be a great chance to catch up and shoot at the same time. Kojo was flying off to Barbados the following day so time was crucial and luckily for him the stars alined and we met up on a very wet day in Nottinghill.
Kojo hasn’t changed a bit in 20 years and he was vibing to do some shots together. I did a few shots against some wicked wall paper in a pub to get us both warmed up, followed by some street shots around the neighbourhood.
I wanted to get more out of Kojo and break his hard look so as we took shelter from the rain under the doors of what use to be the club Subterranea, I asked him to start shaking his dreds around. The results were amazing!
Kojo Rigault – Copyright Chris Lopez 2017
The Revenger:An Unromantic Comedy
Throughout the whole of July I was employed as stills photographer for this low budget UK feature film.
Written and directed by Mark Murphy starring Rob Kazinsky, Samantha Barks, Tony Way, Rachael Hurd-Wood, Ed Speleers, Ivan Kaye and Anna Chancellor.
Rare for me to be employed for the entire length of the production but with a great cast and cohesive crew I enjoyed every second of it.
Here are a few of my favourite shots.
Photos by Chris Lopez
Len Gets Gold!
I photographed the charming Len Goodman earlier this month when he was presented with gold discs for his compilation albums by Sony Music UK. The photo appeared in Music Week this week. Photo by Chris Lopez/Sony Music