Richard Boll

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Bill Granger for Habitus Living

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Filed under Editorial Portrait, Environmental Portrait, Location, London, Publications

I was delighted to be asked by a favourite client, the Australian lifestyle magazine, Habitus Living to photograph the restaurateur and food writer Bill Granger in his London restaurant Granger & Co in Chelsea.
The commission was to produce a range of portrait and interior photographs for the 40th issue of Habitus Living.
Bill Granger moved from Melbourne to Sydney to study art in the late eighties, and it was whilst working as a waiter that he was inspired to switch his creative interests to food and hospitality. He opened his first restaurant the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst in 1993, followed by “Bills Surry Hills” in 1996. From Australia he took the brand to Japan, opening restaurants in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Fukuoka, and Osaka.
Granger & Co in Westbourne Grove, Chelsea was his first London restaurant, followed by Granger & Co in Clerkenwell, London.
It was a real pleasure to meet and photograph Bill and see the results of his ambitious hard work. I was also treated to one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Huge thanks to Holly Cunneen for commissioning the shoot, and to Leanne Amodeo for incorporating my images into her excellent article.

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Lifestyle, Product and Portrait photography for nolii, summer 2018.

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Filed under Editorial Portrait, Environmental Portrait, Lifestyle, Location, London, Publications

Throughout the summer of 2018 I had the great pleasure of producing a variety of images of the new range of mobile phone accessories from nolii. The products were designed by the industrial design studio Layer, owned by Benjamin Hubert.

The project drew on a range of disciplines, including lifestyle, product and portrait photography. I photographed the nolii products at Holborn Studios in London, and carried out a lifestyle shoot in various locations around East London. A team portrait of the nolii team with Benjamin Hubert was also required, which was taken in a cafe in East London.

The images have had a great deal of exposure, having been featured across the nolii website, as well as appearing in magazines including Wallpaper•, Dezeen, Medium, Design Week and Designboom.

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Joseph Galliano photographed for Buzzfeed in London.

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Filed under Editorial Portrait, Environmental Portrait, London, Publications

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The journalist and editor Joseph Galliano is currently working on a project to create the first LGBT museum in London. Buzzfeed commissioned me to take a portrait of him at the great London restaurant, L’Escargot to accompany a feature about the planned museum.

Galliano told BuzzFeed News that the museum will reflect every race, gender, and orientation under the LGBT umbrella in a bid to preserve histories that have been ignored or destroyed. It was great to meet him and congratulate him on his very exciting project.

Portrait of Designer Marc Newson commissioned by Vogue Magazine, London, April 2018

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Filed under Editorial Portrait, Publications, Vogue

In May 2017 I had the great pleasure to meet the renowned designer Marc Newson CBE, and take portraits of him at his home in London. I was delighted when Vogue, London, commissioned a portrait of the designer for their April 2018 issue.

Marc Newson was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and his work is held by many major museums, including MoMA, New York, the Design Museum in London, the V&A and the Vitra Design Museum. He has set various records at auction, and his work now accounts for almost 25% of the entire contemporary design art market.

Six Degrees of Freedom featured in volume 4 of Water

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The project Six Degrees of Freedom has been included in Volume 4 of the London-based publication Water, a beautiful journal the producers describe as, ‘A quiet exploration of all things water and life, celebrating its undeniable beauty and complexity’.

Six of the seascapes from the project are included, as well as the fantastic essay contributed by theorist and curator Duncan Wooldridge.

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