Martin Crook is a 32-year-old fashion photographer with a background in theatre, a degree in sculpture and a passion for films. His images have appeared in Marie Claire, The Independent on Sunday and London’s Evening Standard ES magazine. ‘He has a great natural style. He’s a proper photographer. He is not [just] a fashion photographer,’ says Lawrence Morton. ‘His pictures go beyond that… there is a very strong sense of environment.’ Advertising clients include Hermes, Dorothy Perkins and Patrick Cox. Crook quotes Robert Frank, William Eggleston and Jeff Wall as visual references, but also the bold visual style of Alfred Hitchcock in films such as Rear Window and North by Northwest. ‘I enjoy beauty and glamour in photography,’ he says. He mentions Vogue, Arena and Arena Homme Plus – glossy, traditional titles – as titles he would like to work for, avoiding the ‘edgy’ magazines such as Dazed & Confused. Future desires include a possible move to film, in particular music videos.
Sam Jacob Studio has been commissioned to design the exhibition spaces and interiors of the new Cartoon Museum, and will work with graphic design studio Fraser Muggeridge to create a
Kin Design has created interactive installations for the Eden Project’s new permanent show Invisible Worlds, which delves into the fascinating stories of miniscule micro-organisms, and the impact humans have made
Research shows that over half of designers have been to university, compared to a third of the UK workforce on a whole. We chat to Hilary Chittenden, senior foundation manager
The design consultancy has rebranded the alcohol subscription service, which sends its members a surprise bottle of gin plus other goodies every month.