Nigel, travelling with his long term collaborator and 1st assistant Dave, as well as Erwin de Boer from Real Deal TV made the long trip to Tokyo to produce a series of personal still and motion work. The work is based on the wearing of individual and subculture clothing.
This one “Tokyo’s Harajuku girls” was named because of the 90’s gathering place where it all began. It focuses on the girls in real environments, going about their daily lives in wonderful, unique and cartoonish fashions.
Nigel’s recent commission for Puma took him to Barcelona for the Mantra project with their ambassador Lewis Hamilton.
Nigel was airlifted by helicopter to the village of Corbera d’Ebre to reach the church that is reborn, Esglèsia de Sant Pere.
Esglèsia de Sant Pere sits atop the horrific sight of a village caught in the Spanish civil war. The town was completely destroyed during the Battle of the Ebro (25 July–16 November 1938) and although the lower part of the town was rebuilt by the Spanish, the Catalan side was left in ruins. This side has only recently been rebuilt, and the church of Esglèsia de Sant Pere was refurbished with its original walls maintained. The new glass roof allows light in from the heavens to illuminate the building’s history.
The location was selected for it’s mix of worn surfaces with pure light and dense shadows, built on a gritty aesthetic that devotes itself to a spiritual training session, one of the body and mind.
Lewis works hard to achieve perfection but his inherent spirituality and own personal Mantra, as shown by his tattoos ‘Still I Rise’ & ‘Powerful Beyond Measure’. These encapsulate how his talent is not solely down to his rigorous training and natural gift but also from a higher power.
Nigel and his team made their way across Europe to capture this series. In the stunning mountains of Slovenia, talent and crew made camp in and amongst the natural beauty.
On this trip, Nigel continued his work with drones but also took a step closer for true POV angles. Nigel’s ability to treat a still shoot like a film set enables him to create lasting moments for an all-immersive visual.
Nigel took aim at flying chunks of mud and surfing bicycles for Cycle Surgery winter 2017/18.
The team travelled to Scotland’s Glen Coe in the bitter cold of winter to capture the experience.
Nigel took on Bristol’s urban jungle in the midsts of winter for Runners Need.
The location enabled Nigel to approach his subject matter from a range of elevations, leading to new and dramatic shots.
Nigel never misses an opportunity – and so we are not surprised that he has spent the winter gathering this personal mix of sun-filled footage. The reel is shot using a mixture of hand held, drone and underwater equipment, which together shows off some great moments that would be great for any brand wanting to add to their marketing campaign. Now we just need the sunshine...
Nigel photographed Solomon’s sportswear in action for Snow & Rock’s ‘Mountain Athletic’ promo from some chilly heights.
It’s time to wrap up warm!
Nigel photographed this winter wear collection for Snow & Rock around the stunning lakes and landscapes of Vancouver.
The aerial shots were captured by a drone. Now a regular part of Nigel’s kit.
Nigel treks through the Canadian wilderness for the latest Snow & Rock campaign with Canada Goose.
The team took to the air and water with drones & kayaks.
Cheil South Korea approached Nigel for an authentic lifestyle shoot centred around a range of new products; the Samsung Gear Sport.
The king of lifestyle took his experienced team on a 5-day shoot across the UK, creating realistic moments. In the process, Nigel adopted a new style of running. This came about as he lined the product up for the perfect angle on a speeding bicycle on day 1 @Camber Sands, he nicknamed it ‘the crab’.
Nigel kept spirits high on the long shoot days, even performing a rain dance. Which worked, if you count the rain machine…
The team is proud to see these stunning images go live, so keep an eye out!