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spotlight magazine Nov 2020 interior, architecture and aerial photography + motion
"It is predicted that 82% of internet traffic will come from video streaming by 2023. So, not publishing video will mean only targeting 18% of web users.
Reel Curious has so far made over 50 short films, ranging from one minute to five minutes, for clients in the design, interiors, luxury and travel sectors - for brands such as British Airways, The Four Seasons, Harrods and Patek Philippe.
We have an á la carte approach to film making - only bringing on board the exact skills required for a particular project, making the process both efficient and cost-effective. Each member of the Reel Curious team was already very accomplished in their respective disciplines, and brings a wealth of experience.
We can take care of the whole process - from writing a script to writing original music - plus all the other stuff like production, set design, drone flying, editing, grading, motion graphics, etc.. On location, however, we like to keep the team small, nimble and unobtrusive.
Most of all we love working on our projects, and each film we deliver is to the highest quality standard - on budget, on brief and on time.
Curious? Do get in touch!"
showcase magazine Feb 2020 united kingdom issue 789
Mel Yates Interiors, Exteriors and Still Life Photographers
Originally trained as a product designer at Central St Martins, London-based photographer and director Mel Yates shoots stills and short films for clients internationally, including recent commissions from Vogue, Dior, Patek Philippe and Harrods.
His agent in London is One Represents.
spotlight magazine Jul 2019 interior, architecture and aerial photography
Vastly experienced, Mel Yates sees each new shoot, whether it be stills or video, as both an exciting challenge and a fresh opportunity.
Very recent commercial clients have included Dior, Harrods and London’s Olympia development, as well as editorials for Architectural Digest and Vogue.
He has also been shooting for several leading architects and designers, as well as luxury hotel brands.
He is represented in London by One Represents.
spotlight magazine Jul 2018 interior, architecture and aerial photography + motion
After image-makers Mel Yates and Glenn Aitken successfully collaborated on a long shoot producing the stills and videos for One & Only’s resort Reethi Rah in The Maldives in 2016, they decided to team up on certain projects and merge their skills - shooting both on ground level and above from the air.
Combining a huge wealth of experience and creative vision with the latest in image making requirements, and with many many commissions from the likes of Etihad Airways, The Four Seasons, ME Hotels, Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration, Vogue and The New York Times, as well as shooting new projects for designers such as Philippe Starck, Kelly Hoppen and Kate Moss, and developers including Mount Anvil, Native Land (both London), The Sino Group (Hong Kong) and Lodha (Mumbai), Glenn and Mel prepare depending on the particular needs of each individual shoot.
With commissions being anything from half a day to several weeks, On + Above offer a range of services including stills, video, 360 degree tours, and collaborate with several other related skills such as CGI artists.
If you have an upcoming project you’d like to discuss please contact them via email.
spotlight magazine Mar 2018 interior, architecture and aerial photography + motion
Mel's recent shoots include photographing the projects of all 25 designers who participated in the amazing Holiday House, London for Breast Cancer Awareness (designers shown here: Amelia Carter, Roselind Wilson, Rachel Laxer, Invisible Collection, Hazel Collins and Susan White), as well as shooting a variety of new sites with designers Shalini Misra, Kelly Hoppen, Rose Uniacke and Studio Reed.
His other commissions over the past few weeks have been with Harrods, Sonos, Etihad, Elle Decoration, Indigo Living, Graham & Green, House of Peroni and Mr & Mrs Smith.
Mel has also been making videos, including a series of films for an exclusive new development in London’s Chelsea, "The Glebe", which include several interviews with the designers, architects and craftspeople.
Mel Yates is represented by One Represents.
showcase magazine Nov 2017 london issue 672
Mel Yates interiors & exteriors photographers
Although often shooting overseas, much of photographer and director Mel Yates’s work takes place in or near his home city of London - his knowledge of which rivals that of a London cabbie!
Featured in this Showcase is a selection of ‘local’ shoots. Other recent clients have included Harrods, House & Garden, Mr & Mrs Smith, The New York Times, One & Only Resorts, Patek Philippe and many more.
Mel is represented in London by One Represents.
spotlight magazine Jan 2017 interiors & exteriors and resort photography
Originally trained at Central Saint Martins as a designer, Mel Yates has a highly developed understanding of design and the way it relates to people.
He has shot portraits, interiors, architecture, lifestyle and videos for clients around the world including Architectural Digest, Domus, Elle Decoration, The Four Seasons, Harrods, House & Garden, Marie Claire Maison, ME Hotels, One&Only Resorts, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Yoo, and many others.
All images shown here are recent and are for The One & Only, Reethi Rah in the Maldives, The House of Peroni, Sanderson, Kelly Hoppen featuring lights by Lee Broom, Shalini Misra (and Squat), Mount Anvil, David Linley (with Nazir Razak), SEE**DS for The New York Times, the Wardian development for House & Garden, and being watched whilst shooting a house in India.
His agent is One Represents.
showcase magazine Feb 2016 london issue 582
Mel Yates Interiors and Portraiture Photographers
Mel Yates has been commissioned to shoot portraits, lifestyle and interiors for Architectural Digest, Conde Nast, Corriere Della Sera, Elle Decoration, The Four Seasons Group, GE, InStyle Home, Marie Claire Maison, Melia Hotels, Sony Pictures, The Sunday Times, Vogue and many others.
Although a regular traveller, he is the London contact for a number of international clients, shooting both stills and video.
At ease leading a large team or working solo, his aim is to allow for spontaneity within a well planned framework. A creative director recently observed "Mel has a gift for making everything look beautifully natural and not contrived, even when it’s all set up!"
Mel’s agent in London is One Represents.
spotlight magazine Jan 2016 interiors & exteriors and resort photography
Working closely with many designers, developers, hotels and brands, Mel Yates’ recent work includes the publicity images of the first interior design project by Kate Moss, the stunning new home of Kelly Hoppen (with whom he is also currently shooting a third book) and the completion of a series of videos of all ME Hotel’s properties around the globe.
Originally trained at Central St Martins as an industrial designer, Mel has a highly developed understanding of design and the way it relates to people. He has shot interiors, architecture, lifestyle and portraits for a range of clients worldwide including Architectural Digest, Domus, Elle Decoration, The Four Seasons hotel group, House & Garden, Marie Claire Maison, The Sunday Times, Vogue and Yoo.
In the past few weeks alone Mel has shot commissioned work in Hong Kong, India and the USA.
spotlight magazine Jan 2014 interiors & exteriors photography
Whether shooting stills or video of interiors and architecture to portraiture and advertising, award-winning photographer Mel Yates is known for the creativity, experience and empathy he brings to all his shoots, as well as his ability to uncover and capture the best in any situation or environment – whatever the subject.
Recent projects include directing a series of videos of flagship ME Hotels in London, Spain and Mexico; Design Masterclass - his second book with interior designer Kelly Hoppen and a collection of celebrity portraits for an exclusive new boutique hotel in London's Notting Hill. Advertising images include a Philippe Starck development in Mumbai - featured as the wrap-around cover of The Times of India. Editorial commissions include The Sunday Times Style and German Architectural Digest. Commercial projects range from Pearl Yachts in the UK to brochures for leading department stores including Manor in Switzerland and Indigo Living in Hong Kong.
His London agent is One Represents, and his interiors archive is syndicated by OTTO in New York.
spotlight magazine Jul 2011 interiors & exteriors and resort photography
With commissions that run from interiors and architecture to portraiture and advertising, award-winning photographer and video-maker Mel Yates is known for the confidence and professionalism he brings to all his shoots, as well as his ability to discover and capture the best in any situation or environment - whatever the subject.
As well as shooting many interior features for magazines and projects for designers and developers, Mel has also shot all the photography for interior designer Kelly Hoppen's new book, 'Ideas', and shot and directed videos with Phillippe Starck, Jade Jagger and yoo Interiors, amongst others.
Mel has years of experience in the industry but is still constantly excited and inspired by the new challenges and opportunities each project brings.
Mel is represented in London by One Photographic.
spotlight magazine Apr 2011 interiors & exteriors and resort photography
Mel Yates is an award-winning photographer and video maker, who specialises in interiors and people. He discovered a passion for photography whilst studying industrial design at Central St Martin's School of Art, London, and his design background has helped create a deep understanding of the projects he shoots - often the work of some of the world's top designers.
Recently, he has shot a book with leading interior designer Kelly Hoppen and made videos with Phillipe Starck, Jade Jagger, Anoushka Hempel and the design team at yoo Interiors. Also, in recent months, he has photographed unique buildings by architects Rafael Vinoly and Jorn Utzon, shot numerous interior stories for House & Garden and many other magazines, advertising and brochures for several clients including Heal's, as well as the latest fabric and wallpaper collections for Sanderson and new health spas opened by The Sanctuary.
Visit his website or his agent One Photographic to see more of Mel's work.
spotlight magazine Nov 2009 interiors & exteriors and resort photography
Mel Yates is an award-winning photographer specialising in shooting people, interiors and still life. He particularly loves to combine these disciplines, photographing people in their environments and products on location.
Having switched to photography from industrial design, Mel's eye and appreciation for design are always present throughout his work. He also has vast experience in portraiture, including Hollywood celebrities and business leaders. He has worked for Elle Decoration, Marie Claire Maison, Vogue, Harvey Nichols, T-Mobile and Vitra.
Recent projects include the current European advertising campaign for GE Capital, which features people from a range of industries across France, Germany and the UK. Among other recent commissions, Mel has been working with interior designer Kelly Hoppen to create a set of images which are appearing in magazines around the world, while he also has continued to work with leading UK homeware brands Heal's and Graham & Green, for whom he has shot all the interior and lifestyle photography for several years.
Visit the website to see more of Mel's work.