Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Snowstorm, The Food, The Karaoke and The Photoshoot

Here's a campaign Jason shot in New York for Levolor which is out now. The ad agency was Carmichael Lynch, the creative director was Jeff Terwilliger and the executive art producer was Sandy Boss Febbo.

Whilst in town, we also had the pleasure of joining the lovely staff from Stockland Martel at their Christmas dinner.

Jason and Bill Stockland at the dinner.

Across the table from them on the right are Kristina Feliciano, a writer at Stockland Martel who also runs the Stockland Martel Blog and Simon Horobin, who represents the stylists at Stockland Martel.

Maureen Martel and I

The shoot went swimmingly and everything was going great until our flight got cancelled due to a snowstorm in the UK bringing Heathrow to a grinding halt. We ended up getting stuck in New York for 4 extra days. Still, there are much worse places to be stuck in.

And we had a laugh at the heavy metal karaoke night at Arlene's Grocery
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Monday, 21 March 2011


Japan is a very special place for us. My parents and family are based there and we visit at least once a year. Jason loves Japan and many images of Japan feature in his personal work. So we are saddened, shocked and in disbelief over the terrible earthquake that has happened there and its horrendous after effects.

We were actually in Tokyo for a shoot when the earthquake hit. Although Tokyo was nowhere near as badly hit as the northeast, it was still a terrifying experience.

Our thoughts are with the victims of the earthquake. We cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through. But we know that the Japanese are strong and we believe in Japan. We believe that the Japanese people will come together as a nation and that Japan will make its recovery from this devastating crisis.

The images constantly broadcast on Japanese TV was heartbreaking to watch. I just wish they would stop showing these harrowing images and put the media to good use and publish practical information on how we can better help the victims of the northeast coast of Japan. Pin It