London: Mel Yates

“My last job in March 2020 was at a quiet London Heathrow Airport for British Airways, shooting their First Class lounges. I needed my passport to go ‘airside’ but, with lockdown soon declared, that was the closest I got to leaving the country for quite a while.

Being so used to shooting internationally I focused on commissions in the UK, discovering many wonderful projects close to home: including making a film about a Grade 1 Listed estate; photographing the new building by French architects Barthélémy Grino at the Glenmorangie whiskey distillery in Scotland; making films for arts organisation Sussex Modern; a film in the Cotswolds for US brand Insinkerator; shooting Cole & Son’s new wallpaper collections in an historic house; photography in London for The Crown Estate; the new Manchester hotel by Kimpton

I’ve also continued my close working relationships with several highly talented interior designers and architects including Kelly Hoppen, Goddard Littlefair, Shalini Misra, Gregory Phillips, Jorge Canete.

Although proud of an A-Z client list that ranges from Architectural Digest, to Dior, Harrods, Patek Philippe, Vogue, to the Zoological Society of London, with my work roughly 50/50 shooting stills / making videos, it’s really always the next commission that’s most exciting.”

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