New year, new decade. What better way to start off the new year than by introducing James Kar’s new 2020 DOP showreel. Here’s to 2020!
We are really pleased to be able to share this artistic performance piece filmed last year with Director James Cannon, featuring contemporary ballet dancer Eloise Hymas.
Filmed on location at the Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Cornwall we had the challenge of working against the natural elements of the weather in this beautiful outdoor location right next to the sea.
Director James Cannon did an incredible job of bringing his vision for this artistic piece alive and it was an absolute pleasure to work on this project.
Director – James Cannon
DOP – James Kar
AC – John Gogarty
Production Assistant – Sam Reeves
Colour – Samantha Day at Studio Private
Score – James LeRouge & Rob Taliesin Owen
Yesterday we were invited by RenewableUK to photograph a visit at FT Technologies’ facility in Surrey with a same day turnaround. Former McLaren Croup CEO Martin Whitmarsh was there to lead the review for The UK Offshore Wind Industry to create a clear Supply Chain Development Plan as part of its vision for 2030 which was announced last month.
The plan will set out how the industry can deliver £2.6bn in annual offshore wind exports by 2030 (from £0.5bn today) and support up to 27,000 high quality, well-paid jobs across the country.
Climate change is one of the biggest issues humanity faces and it’s great to have the opportunity here at JKP to see behind the scenes what is being done to help fight against it.
Earlier this year we had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful lot as they prepared to become the real faces of Clarins UK. Click through to meet them, learn more and follow.
Starting 2018 off with a fresh new site to photograph, we were asked to capture Dermalogica’s brand new flagship store which had just recently opened in London’s Duke of York Square.
A multi-sensory environment that fully engages the consumer via sight, sense and touch, the store was designed with clear areas of retail, skincare treatment and consultation spaces.
Click here to see the full portfolio.
It’s that wonderful time of year when the studio gets filled with colour from Trehearne and Brar’s incredibly detailed and colourful Kashmir shawls. Each shawl is unique, impressively handmade by skilled artisan craftsmen who combine the old unhurried techniques that date back to the seventeenth century with Trehearne’s modern approach to colour and design.
Here we have a couple of shawls in the latest Collection for Autumn Winter 2017.
In 2007 Lauren Bush founded FEED, a charity set up in conjunction with the UN World Food Programme to help tackle child hunger. Lauren’s idea was simple, create products that would engage people in the fight against hunger. Every one of their products has a number stamped on it that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase.
In 2011 Clarins partnered with FEED for the first time in its mission to help children suffering from poverty and malnutrition. Since the partnership began, globally Clarins have provided over 15,300,000 meals. Today Clarins UK launches it’s 4th consecutive year of their Gift with Purpose campaign where each purchase of the Clarins FEED bag provides x10 school meals for children living in poverty.
Above is some of the content we created for the Clarins FEED 2017 social media campaign.
When a procession of Norman soldiers escort a group of prisoners through the depths of the forest, they are ambushed by a band of bloodthirsty thugs. The Normans routed and shown no mercy, a captive minstrel manages to trade his life for a song. Composed on the spot, he promises his attackers immortality through the ages. But sometimes legends are born by accident, and history can play a game of Chinese whispers with the truth.
Shot over one weekend in Langley Park Forest – The Legend of Bob Leonard is the latest short film produced by Samantha Grieves with writer/director Will Kenning and DOP James Kar.
Excited to announce that it is currently beginning its journey on the festival circuit so check it out if you can! Visit for more info.
Today sees the launch of Clarins’ 1 Minute Make-Up Heroes. Quick and easy to apply, these 1 Minute Heroes boost your looks in an instant, while their powerful multi-active, plant-based ingredients also help protect and care for your skin. Used alone, or as part of your regular skincare and make-up routine, these six speedy sensations suit all skin types and all ages.
Above is some of the content we created for Clarins’ social media campaign.
After a successful Mother’s Day launch earlier this year here are some of the films from the new Molton Brown Collection for Father’s Day 2017 DOP’d by James Kar.
Showcasing Master Perfumer at Fragrances Essentielles, Carla Chabert explores the meaning of uncharted; capturing the essence of the sea with a salt-sprayed infusion in Molton Brown’s NEW Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Collection. #IntoTheUncharted