All At Sea is how so many of us are feeling at this critical time in our history. But this editorial was created to highlight another great threat to our world, the deluge of discarded plastics that are choking and poisoning our oceans.wendy_carrig_1201wendy_carrig_1149
“I became attracted to the man made flotsam + jetsam : seaworn metal + brightly coloured plastics… there was so much of it that if the mood took me I could choose objects by theme or colour.”
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“The quantity of plastic I have collected from my local beach serves as a reminder of the terrible damage we are doing to the environment. It is our collective responsibility to reuse & recycle”

 

Photography + words by Wendy Carrig
Creative Direction by Geoff Waring
Full story in volume#3 of Perfect Bound magazine, available from www.perfectboundmagazine.com, Tate Gallery Bookshops and select newsstands.
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved

I photographed Claudia Raba from a distance of two metres and through glass, but this was back in January, pre-lockdown and before government restrictions on social distancing.  On reflection, this story now takes on new meaning.   It also demonstrates that as photographers/creatives we will be able to draw upon our inventiveness to help us adapt to different ways of working when we finally emerge into the new normal.
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Spring fashion starring Claudia Raba at Models1
Fashion Editor – Jo Atkinson assisted by Harriet Assal
Hair + makeup artist – Frances Prescott at S.Management
Producer – Fiona Andrews
Location – Fresh Locations
Digital Operator – Julie Stewart
Photographer’s Assistant + BTS photography – Maria Vainilaviciute
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
All Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

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#stayhome #protecttheNHS #savelives

Last Easter I began creating a series of photography projects on the Dymchurch Sea Wall – documenting the beach it fronts, the low-lying land it protects, and how both locals and visitors use and respond to the wall.  This Easter, with so much having changed in the world, it feels timely to start sharing some of this work.  Here are a few selects from  Bank Holiday.Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights ReservedPhotography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved
#stayhomethisEaster #ProtecttheNHS #SaveLives
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Dymchurch Wall has been a vital sea defence on the Kent coast since it was first established by the Romans.   It’s current construction connects pale concrete walkways with art deco influenced design;  four miles of wall straddle flat marshland and vast sands, and a big sky gives an exquisite quality of light. The surrealist artist Paul Nash made many paintings of the wall most famously The Shore, and the actor and novelist Russell Thorndike based his Dr.Syn stories here at Dymchurch-under-the-Wall.  More recently a Banksy rat has appeared surfing the wall’s concrete curves.
As a photographer I am also inspired.
Last Easter I began photographing my own response to the wall, documenting the beach it fronts, the low-lying land it protects, and the people that are drawn there.  This Easter, with so much changed in the world, it feels timely to revisit this project.
“Serve God, honour the King, but first maintain the Wall”
Russell Thorndike

 

Respecting current government regulations I now walk to my Mother’s house everyday;  a journey along familiar roads I have driven a thousand times and more, and which I am seeing for the first time.  Here are some more pictures from The Road To Wellville #stayhome #protectthenhs #savelives

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I’ll be out on the pavement again this evening, making some noise in appreciation of ALL the brave keyworkers working hard in difficult circumstances to keep us safe.
Wendy
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I think you can tell how happy I am to be on set with this gorgeous creature.  I am talking of course about Maddison the Dulux Dog photographed here (pre-Covid) with Dulux’s ambassador, the equally gorgeous Fearne Cotton.    Dogs can be the most calming and gentle of creatures and I would love to include one on all my photoshoots.  Meanwhile locked down at home in London I am hugely grateful for the company of our own four-legged friend who helps banish anxiety and brings us joy in these troubled times.

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Fearne Cotton for Dulux 'Colour Of The Year' campaign 2020
Massive thanks to ALL the teams on set, with special mention to :

TALENT - Fearne Cotton and Maddison the Dulux dog, with handler Ellen
Art Director - Duncan Squires
Wardrobe Stylist - Sinead McKeefry
Hair Artist - Paul Perkins
Makeup Artist - Justine Jenkins
Set Stylist - Melinda Ashton-Turner
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
Lighting Assistants - Mark Griffiths + Renata Rodrigues

I hope you all keep safe until we meet again.

Wendy Carrig photographer is represented by A&R Creative Agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

#clapforcarers I will be on my doorstep tonight at 8pm this evening, and every Thursday evening, showing support and solidarity for all the brave key workers who care for us and are ensuring our world can keep turning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s make some noise!
TEST! TEST! TEST! PPE! KEEP KEY WORKERS VIRUS FREE!
A massive and heartfelt thank you from all of us x

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP

Photo : Dr.Rosena Allin-Khan MP, A&E doctor at St.George’s hospital Tooting.

Until normal service is resumed I would like to continue my photo-blog by sharing with you (over the next few weeks/months?) recently published commissions, as well as previously unpublished archive photography.

 

Meanwhile this is the beginning of a new personal project (respecting current government regulations) recording the daily walk to my mother’s house in the London suburbs.  Here are a few  pictures from my first week on The Road to Wellville
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit.
Wishing you and yours safety and good health.
Wendy
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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 INFORMATION

The AOP are continuing to monitor all genuine and verified sources of information and have created a dedicated web page where you can find up-to-date information and guidance from the government as well as lots of other relevant sources.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

In addition to giving members a three month subscription holiday, the AOP are also offering FREE Access Membership from now until the end of June, after which you can stay on as a member.  Use the code COMMUNITY.

 

LOBBYING & CAMPAIGNING ACTIVITY

The AOP has been lobbying and campaigning hard on behalf of their freelance and self-employed members, and together with the British Photographic Council a package of support is being discussed, debated and fast-tracked through Parliament as part of the Coronavirus Bill.  More updates to come on this.

 

I hope this information may be helpful in these extraordinary times.  For more updates from the AOP please checkout their twitter feed.

Keep safe.

Wendy

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COVID-19 UPDATE

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