Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Celebrity, Event Photography, Press Photography, Uncategorized | Tags: Celebrity, Event, London, Marathon, Olympic Games, Olympics, Paralympics, Sport | No Comments »
For 8 weeks over the summer, London was transformed to welcome the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. It wasn’t just sport that needed to be photographed. As my agency diary editor said, ‘London will never look the same again’.
There was so much to photograph from, fans, signs, flags, cakes, Olympic rings, and athletes attending events and film premieres. Some of these images are from commissions, some are from assignments with images being sent to the Press Association.
Each country entering into the Olympics occupied a house/building during the 4 weeks. This gave the fans a place to meet other fans from their own countries, watch the games, and even meet the athletes. I photographed quite a few of them, including Italia House, the French House, and Canada House, but the best atmosphere of all was at Jamaica House at the O2 Arena.
I love this shot I captured of Dame Kelly Holmes arriving at the Chariots of Fire Premiere in Leicester Square. It sums up the washed out month before the beginning of the games.
I did shoot some sport at the Paralympic games, and got hooked on goalball.
Believe it or not, this bag is a cake which was especially made to go on display in the Olympic village. It contains 136 eggs, 6 bottles of brandy, and weighs 11 stone.
Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Entrance to the Ondaatje Wing at the National Portrait Gallery
This recent job was to photograph Event Concept, an event design and technical production company, setting up at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Interior of the National Portrait Gallery
A Shrimp Bar Installed by Event Concept, The National Portrait Gallery, London 2011.
With only an hour and a half to complete, Event Concept’s team work at breakneck speed, with each team member knowing exactly what they have to do, and where they have to be. Three bars, including a shrimp bar and a working kitchen, lighting, flowers and a seating area had to be set up.
Seating Area installed by Event Concept at The National Portrait Gallery, London.
Event Concept setting up in the Ondaatje Wing.
Flowers By Veevers Carter
Kitchen Bar set up by Event Concept.
My job was to photograph the team and the installations in the set time, making sure I didn’t get in anyone’s way. The images will eventually be used as promotional material for Event Concept and Veveers Carter.