WHAT IS THIS STUDIOGRABDOWN?
FILTH ON FILM
STUDIOGRABDOWN, James and Poppy friends for at least 12 years shooting together for 10. Working only with film they use 120mm, 35mm and disposable. Name a more iconic duo, we're waiting.
Poppy on james
Whenever we get together it is always a great idea. There is something about him that after 12 years of friendship I am still not quite able to put my finger on. He's driven, enthusiastic and visual, he has the ability to pick me up and shake me back into life and above all I want to make him laugh more than anyone else. Tall to my short, thin to my fat, together we strike quite a silhouette, we are the original odd couple.
I am always profoundly jealous of his original disposables. He took a medium that is so fucking shit and unreliable and managed to elevate it through focusing on colour, texture and composition. That look on his face when he knows 'that's going to be a good one' is hilarious. James finally and consistently picking up a 35mm Canon has been the driving force behind our recent successes. He has carved for himself a niche in portrait taking. Often filthy but always thoughtful he takes the pictures people want for themselves.
We share a profound love for the crap, the polished turd, the colours and the vibrancy of the 3am, 9am, 4pm kebab shop (both for eating and photographing). We have worked on some absolute shit projects together, with