Experience Egypt WTM 2018
The team at Momentum UK asked me to cover the Experience Egypt stand at WTM 2018 held at Excel London.
Following the Egyptian Minister for Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat. Mainly reportage photography but I did manage to capture this lovely portrait of this incredibly hard working, dedicated, intelligent, inspiring woman in the Arab world.
Stephen Rahman Hughes – Eastenders
Congrats to my old buddy Stephen Rahman Hughes for landing the role of Adam in Eastenders. Heres a shot we did back in 2005 for the Magnificent Strangers project/Henrik Takkenberg.
Henrix is back!
When asked to shoot an album playback with legendary producer Eddie Krammer and hosted by 6 Music’s Shaun Keavney for the new Jimi Hendrix album I jumped at the chance.
Guests were invited to hear 4 tracks from the album of previously unreleased tracks whilst Eddie recounted the moments in the studio.
A great night and a great album.
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
SubKingdom Press shoot
April saw the return of a DJ producer I shot about 6 years ago with his new partner in crime Olly. The duo, one based in Devon and the other in Moscow create music together in the digital ether and occasionally get together to add the human touch.
As the band name dictates I scouted the local area for underground spaces that would fit the name and despite an EDL march on the day of the shoot all the ingredients came together to make for some great shots.
Copyright SubKingdom – Photo by Chris Lopez
Leena Makhoul Single Artwork
Following a great shoot with the incredibly talented singer songwriter, Lina, her new single ‘This Ain’t about you’ featuring cover photography by Chris Lopez.
Royal Design for Industry Awards 2015
I was commissioned, once again, to shoot the RDI Awards at the Royal Society of Arts last week. The new Master of Faculty was duly appointed to Betty Jackson CBE who gave a compelling address on ‘Craft and Technology’. Copyright Chris Lopez
This month I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Helena Lappin from Olivia Grace Jewellery. On a mild November day we took to the streets of Waterloo in London to create some new images for press and web use.
Helena got together with the stunning fashion blogger Mel Ekrem and collectively we created some amazing images. You can check out a short BTS video here –
Copyright Chris Lopez