Pinewood Studios with Li Changchun

When shooting on U-stage at Pinewood last Tuesday (the large tank mostly used for underwater work), Jonathan was asked to give a speech and photography demonstration to Li Changchun, a member of the ruling Chinese Politburo, and the UK Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey MP, along with around fifty Chinese government and embassy officials. It was a great opportunity for Jonathan to show his fantastic technical and artistic skills on a large scale. It’s always exciting to be on U-Stage, knowing that recent visitors have been such legendary characters as James Bond and Harry Potter.

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6 x 6

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Bulmers Goes Big

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This year we’ve been sending out mini print publications of Jonathan’s work. Our first issue, ‘Liquids’, was incredibly well received. So it’s been great to see ‘Eyes’, our second issue, being equally well received. Roll on issue three!

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