L'illustré is French-speaking Switzerland's most popular weekly magazine. A couple of weeks ago they sent me to the House of Switzerland to photograph Nicolas Bideau, Head of Presence Switzerland.

It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the person responsible for promoting Swiss culture around the world and to visit the House of Switzerland in London Bridge...more importantly, it was a great occasion to sample some delicious rösti!

Roundabouts & Startups

For the last few months I have been collaborating with some exciting start-ups based at TechHub  a shared office space for techie start-ups. It’s a wonderful place to meet people and to get closer to the East London start-up community, which is putting its ideas into practice and hoping to create great products without the help of large corporations.

I’ve started photographing start-ups (often comprised of 1 or 2 people) who are creating products which somehow benefit culture and society. 

The London Food Project

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to collaborate with The London Food Project Lara Bell (founder of TLFP) and I spent the day at the home of an Armenian family in North West London. Sisters Vera and Gassia introduced us to Armenia’s culinary traditions as they prepared food for Easter celebrations. It was a wonderful way to spend the day.

The Hackney Society

I’ve recently become involved in a project run by The Hackney Society called Love Local Landmarks. It aims to collect photographs of all the locally listed buildings in the borough of Hackney. Locally listed buildings were previously known as English Heritage Grade III sites. In the 1970s, however, this category of buildings was downgraded to locally listed status and handed over to local councils. Unfortunately, locally listed buildings are not protected and a few of the structures I was meant to photograph have already disappeared. This photo is of one of my favourite buildings in the whole of East London (on Pitfield Street).