Roman Holiday

Hello all, Well it has been a while – apologies for that – various reasons have got in the way of blogging but I’m back with lots of new articles and [hopefully] interesting bits.  Biggest and best distraction last summer was getting married!  Wont bore with hundreds of wedding pictures, what I will show you…

Pole Shoots 101

We thought it might be helpful to put together some info if you’re interested in booking a pole shoot with us, or are already booked in and have questions – Practice – To get the most from your shoot, please come prepared. Have a list of your moves and pictures ideally (as not all schools use the…

Happy new year!

Hello all, Sorry for the absence – has been a hectic domestic year here at JCP HQ, more on that another time.  Happy to say I’m back on it and to celebrate I’d like a to share a handful of images from my last shoot of 2015, big thanks to Bexiita et al and Sarah…

Mayhem is here

Happy hump day, Regular viewers may remember the posts I did back in February and March when I mentioned I did some filming for a band? Well I’m very, very, very pleased to let you all know that CYPHAR’s Mayhem film is complete and released and it looks AWESOME. Firstly I need to say a…

Sunday stuff I reckon is cool pt9

Happy Sunday – long weekend here in the Uk, hope you’re all making the most of it? Know I said I’d do a bit on Wednesday’s editorial video shoot, but decided to wait ’til I’ve cut it and show you that instead, hope that’s cool? The shoot went well, really enjoy working with James and…

Kamology

Happy Sunday all, Hope you’ve all had a good week? Mine was busy, getting on top of a good pile of editing and turning 21 again on Wednesday… Sadly no cool stuff today – will be a midweek special instead, so to fill the lonely void in your weekend web viewing here’s a short selection…

Sunday stuff I reckon is cool pt5

Sunday again – that came round quick! Hope you’ve all had a good week? Been busy here – have still made time for all you lovely people of course. Had a good day yesterday with James, feet have finally stopped aching [joys of wedding videography] so all recovered from that. Just sorting kit for tomorrow…

Cyphar promo shots

Happy Friday! Very quick post today as I’m prepping for tomorrow’s wedding video shoot with James, sorting my hair out [need to look pretty for tonight’s event – more to follow on that…] and prepping second set of kit for Monday’s editorial [which is going to be BIG]. Last Sunday we shot the second and…

Sunday stuff I reckon is cool pt3

Hello! It’s Sunday, gloriously sunny, so today’s episode of ‘Cool stuff I reckon’ is broadcast live from my back garden, assuming the glare from my iPad doesn’t blind me. Click the image for link | Photo credit: Dress2Kill When you get to ‘that’ age [scarily soon] it’s assumed that you should have certain stuff in…

What nice chaps Cyphar are

Happy world book day. Didn’t know there was such a thing – thanks to google for keeping me up to date and in the loop. This IS a book. In other news… Some may remember I was involved in shooting a video last month at the Red Lion with Cypher? Well Jak has put together…

Sunday stuff I reckon is cool pt2

Hope you’ve all had a good one? Mine was busy, busy, busy and somehow it’s now Monday and I seem to have mislaid the weekend somewhere and more importantly I’m late with my Sunday episode of ‘Stuff I reckon’. While lightroom imports and renders the weekend’s files here’s my cool stuff: Chair. Click the image…

Burgundy – the Jon Cook years…

It’s Friday again and in keeping with at least one month’s tradition I’ve dug through the archives and come up with something good…I hope! Those native to Dartford will have heard of Burgundy and more than likely been to see them a couple of times [well my mates have].  It appears I’ve been following and shooting…

eBay LED light review

To break from the norm I thought I’d do a bit of write up on these lights as I’ve been so impressed by them. First off, the price – there are cheaper ones online and a lot more expensive so I wasn’t too scared [cheap eBay fear syndrome] when I ordered them  – plus James Grist showed…

Jon Cook’s concise kit review #3

Happy Monday and all that. Those that have seen me on facebook may remember my series of ‘Jon Cook’s Concise kit reviews’ I did last year – both of them hahahah.  Well I’ve decided these need to carry on for the greater good, so here’s number 3. The eBay 160 LED light from Amaran. [find it…

I smell of paraffin… must have been filming a music vid

Sunday evening, must be blog o’clock – hope you’ve all had a good weekend? Mine was busy!!!  On Saturday it was the Cyphar ‘Mayhem’ shoot at the Red Lion in Gravesend (and the sun did actually come out!!!).  As I mentioned on Friday I’d been quite organised – pre planning meetings with Ross over pizza and…

Raji at Glow – BTS film

It’s Friday again! Hope you’ve all had a lovely week?  As promised here’s the BTS film from last Saturday at the bridal fair at Glow/BlueWater with Raji – I hope it gives you a feel for Raji and her amazing work. I’ve had a hectic day of tea drinking and getting ready for tomorrow’s shoot with Cyphar…

Raji was at Glow

Hello, hope you’ve all had a top weekend? Been quite a quiet one this end, so not a huge a amount to report/ramble about – I did get over to Bluewater on Saturday morning despite crippling man-flu, to shoot some stills and video for Raji working on her stand at the bridal show at Glow.…

THE definitive sequels list

Happy Friday all! As it’s gone lunchtime and almost the weekend and no one wants to work on a Friday afternoon I think it’s a good time to finally share my diffinitive sequels list as it could be a good distraction for the rest of your afternoons. This list started a number of years ago…

London Edge, awesome portraits and good company.

Hello, Had a top day out in town on Tuesday with Dani Riot and Sarah Reynolds.  First stop [after coffee of course] was London Edge, a showcase for alt clothing and products and Sarah’s favourite label – Iron Fist! We had a good mooch round and met some very cool people and some great contacts – think…

Ink.

Second post for the weekend…yes I am working hard on a Sunday night! Went to Purple Ink  on Saturday with Sarah to get some colour put down on her latest tattoo by the awesome and talented Purple – thought would be a great opportunity to get some cool shots of her at work.  The studio itself is…

I am Jon and I am shameless…

Good weekend? Saw the new leather Diesel Tribute collection posted on Facebook today and I was immediately distracted – yes I am a slave to the Diesel label and a sucker for very cool marketing!  I’ve been a fan of the label for quite a while now, says a lot about the power of marketing…

Left it a bit late today…

Hello, Got a little sidetracked to day so instead of lots of ramble here are a few cool (I hope) pics of the old Fiat Lingotto factory in Turin. As per usual click the image for gallery.

By special request…

A very quick post as it’s a bit late – after a very polite request from Marv (one of the riders of the cove) I’ve published the full set of images, including some of the more abstract images.  Enjoy. Click image for gallery SaveSave

A little blues from a very talented guy

Happy Wednesday all, Want to share a great tune from a massively talented guy I filmed last summer for Alun and the Wrinkly Rockers down at the Red Lion in sunny Gravesend.  Andy Twyman has to be one of the most talented solo artists I’ve ever seen – he even made the ‘guitar’ he uses in the clip!…

Behind the scenes from Ross

Happy Tuesday all – if that’s even a thing!? As hinted last week I’d like to share this behind the scenes film Ross Townshend put together for us while we shot our studio/location editorial.  Ross did a cracking job with this piece; pretty much all hand held, shot wide open and focus pulled without a…

Spot of live music from last year

Evening all, In keeping with my resolution here are a few images from a gig I shot last year at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford of a really good tribute act called Bon Giovi – won’t explain which act they are a tribute too…but I thought they were better than the original!  For those…

Ploughing through the back catalogue

Am making a concerted effort to get up to date with my editing and publish the images – there’s quite a bit so expect more of these.  This shoot was from late last summer; we had three drummers, four cars and three models with Raji Lall and Lisa Bridge handling styling and hair/makeup, in a…

Two for two!

Second post in as many days – I even impress myself sometimes! Wanted to share a video I shot part of last year for Cyphar.  I shot the live footage at the world famous 100 Club and Jak and Dan from the band worked their editing magic.  Great gig and and I’m very pleased to…

New year’s resolution…

Well those that know me will know writing is not my strong point – so I’ll keep this short! First post of the year, well ever, so it only seems fitting for it to be about my first shoot of this year.  Big thanks to Ross Townshend for organising the guys.  I’ll let the images…