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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Y&Y x All Saints | Spring/Summer Collection Review

posted by on 28/05/2011

The All Saints Summer Collection features wildlife prints, a palette of rich colours and lots of silk accented with hand embellished detailing. The rooftop in Soho was a fantastic location for our shoot, many thanks to the girls at Truffle PR. A huge thanks also to Kai Price, who gave us the luxury of choosing the clothes to photograph.

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Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg's Extraordinary Cinemagraphs

posted by on 27/05/2011

Jaw dropped? Mine did, a few times in fact. Animated gifs to me are to me are the ‘funny‘ ones you find splattered around the web on forum signatures and Tumblr posts. Almost 99% of them are really poor quality edits which make it even more unappealing – I can’t stand the noise. These intricately animated Cinemagraphs by photographer Jamie Beck and motion/web design specialist Kevin Burg are in a league of their own. They’ve managed to use the old animated gif technique in a way in which no one else has, so much detail to each one. Some are a little freaky with the hair moving! You’ll have to look closely to see what’s moving at first, they actually do look like high quality photographs at first. I’m totally blown away by them all, have a gander at the rest on the reverse.

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347. Charlie Chaplin | LDN.365

posted by on 27/05/2011

I travelled back in time using my trusty Y&Y time machine to capture this one of black & white movie star Charlie Chaplin performing outside of Covent Garden Market in front St. Pauls Parish Church. This place always has some kind of street performer causing a commotion amongst tourists who block up the pavement. Human congestion. I like how this photograph turned out, old school right?

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The Guardian: The Music Power 100

posted by on 27/05/2011

I came across this article on the Guardians’ website a moment ago and thought it was pretty interesting. They have complied a list of 100 influential figures in the UK music industry for 2011; the list features reconisble names such as Adele, Jay-Z, Will-I-Am and Lady Gaga. But its not just a list of the front line as they have also included, labels, managers, broadcasters, retailers, promoters and various other roles behind the scenes. I must say there are a few surprises in there, I was expecting to see Beyonce and even Rihanna in there- especially since she killed the UK charts with her album sales earlier this year. With Adele claiming the No.1 Spot check the full listing after the break.

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A Piece Of The Social Media Pie

posted by on 26/05/2011

As young, creative, and up-to-date people, we all use social media for one or more purposes. Social media is connective and has grown faster than expected back when MySpace set the bar with its over 100 million users. MySpace, or as itʼs known today My______ had a major flaw (amongst many others): lack of privacy. Even the starting principle of MySpace was freaky – Tom was everyoneʼs friend… creepy. Itʼs not a shock that with Facebook popping out, those wanting to protect their content migrated to the blue social network, whose friend networks kept things more private and comfortable, while those wanting online contact without limitations migrated over to Twitter, who kept it simple, unrevealing, and much more newsy than spam-filled MySpace.

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Throwback Thursday | Tarrus Riley

posted by on 26/05/2011

Hey guys, sorry i’m slightly late with this weeks Throwback Thursday, my internet is acting up sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. While it is working though I thought I better squeeze this post in. I’m in quite a good mood today so I wanted this weeks tune to reflect my mood however I also wanted it to be a reggae track because I haven’t posted many so here goes. Enjoy this smooth groove from Tarrus Riley - She’s Royal

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The Big Feastival

posted by on 26/05/2011

This summer on Clapham Common, The Big Feastival will makes its debut. A weekend of music, food and activities; the festival is a family event and all proceedings will go straight to charity: The Jamie Oliver Foundation & The Prince’s Trust who both work to help young people in our community. A string of restaurants you should have heard of will be offering a shared menu from pop up stores at the event, restaurants include the likes of: Cinnamon Kitchen, Albannach, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Canteen and our favourite mexican spot Wahaca. Tickets for the Event range from £25 and £175 depending on age as well as preferred benefits, read on for more info.

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University Over. Freedom.

posted by on 26/05/2011

*Runs to the top of Mount. Everest and screams* YES! It’s over. 3 years of university education and a plethora of student loans later. This feeling of freedom is indescribable, such a huge relief. All the work was done, even if it meant me not sleeping the past few days & nights. Honestly it’s been a journey and a half – full of ups and of course downs. I could write a dissertation the whole thing if I wanted to, BA Creative Advertising Strategy Class of 2011 – this post is for you. Hop after the cut.

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13th Witness x Nigel Sylvester | G-Shock Advert

posted by on 26/05/2011

When I first came across 13th Witness, he was just a photographer and now he’s moved into the field of directing adverts and music videos. Now that’s progression. This is by far the best one by him and it features renowned G-Shock athelete and BMX rider Nigel Sylvester. The advert titled ‘What I Always Dreamed Of’ captures Nigel biking down the streets of NYC, doing what he does best – performing insane tricks and making them look effortless. 13th Witness’s eye for detail and film/editing skills has proven once again why he is one of the best in the game. I remember in my first post I said ‘One can only dream of being as good as this guy‘ – I stick by that statement even though I’ve improved with my photography. He’s just too good. Video on the reverse.

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346. Fire & Stone, Covent Garden | LDN.365

posted by on 26/05/2011

I had lunch at the Fire & Stone pizza restaurant in Covent Garden the other day. I know ya’ll must be thinking ‘what does this have to do with London?’ well it’s probably my favourite pizza place in London, purely because of the vast array of pizzas they have to offer. They taste damn good too, where else would you be able to get a ‘Bombay’ flavour pizza with tandoori chicken, spiced yoghurt and chutney. I demolished it. Definitely go check it out if you get the chance. Go after lunch around 2pm and the place will be empty like above.

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