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Some recent projects that illustrate our art direction expertise in realising the creative briefs given to us. Scroll over the images for specific information on each job.

  • Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Yasmin for Lucozade.

    Launching a range of limited edition bottle designs, each devised by a vital British musican, Lucozade required images for press, social media and their own website featuring the talent.

    We shot all four in the studio, looking to create striking portraits of each, with and without their individual Lucozade bottles.

    MMP art directed and produced the shoot on behalf of Lucozade's PR company.

  • Commonwealth Games athletes for SSE

    Main sponsor of the 2014 Commonwealth Games SSE commissioned us to produce a set of images featuring home nation athletes with special messages tweeted by fans to cheer them on.

    We produced and directed shoots around the respective countries, choosing iconic locations relevant to each athlete. MMP took care of all the logistics; including location scouting, permissions, effects, photography and art direction, in addition to staying well into the night at a haunted castle whilst being told gruesome stories by a chuckling Welshman.

    Images issued just before the games began for PR and publicity.

  • Thom Evans for Miele/Jeans for Genes

    For the 2015 Jeans for Genes campaign, quality appliance folks Miele opened a pop-up jeans laundrette just off Carnaby St in central London.

    Thom and two very lucky models came along to our launch shoot, taking a tiny bit of inspiration from a certain TV from the '80's. MMP sourced all and directed the shoot, images were issued to press for PR and went down a treat.

  • Tess Daly for Bupa.

    Bupa commissioned a study to see what everyday activities we Brits like to do most (by way of keeping us happy and healthy), and we were charged with full production and direction duties shooting Tess engaging in the domestic bliss suggested. Tea and cakes came top of the list for us, along with a cuddle from a reluctant small dog.

  • Carl Froch for belVita

    Four-time world super middleweight champion Carl showed us his softer side for the launch of belVita's new softy breakfast biscuit range.

    Not only a world class boxer, but a top chap to boot, Carl gave a great performance and really brought the comical concept to life. MMP sourced and directed photography, props, wardrobe and retouching for the production; big thanks to Scene Studios in Nottingham for their generous help.

  • Alesha Dixon for Babybel/Red Nose Day.

    Some of the images we created on behalf of Babybel for their Red Nose Day 2013 partnership. In addition to art direction and photography, we set built in the studio and with limited time with the lovely Alesha, took a series of fun shots that summed up the campaign.

    The pics received considerable media pick-up and coverage.

  • Jeff Brazier for Babybel.


    TV presenter and all round top chap Jeff was chosen as Babybel's celebrity dad for this photoshoot to promote creativity in children.

    We shot the Mad Hatter's tea party in the studio combining props, backcloth and turf with Jeff's effervescent personality.

  • Erin O’Connor for SodaStream.


    Supermodel Erin frounted SodaStream’s campaign to reduce the use of plastic bottle consumption. The perfect product for the job - we shot Erin into a ‘bottle pool’ of the wasteful objects, in addition to images as an Atlas inspired Olympian goddess complete with globe of recycled bottles.

  • Victoria Pendleton for EDF Energy.

    EDF required images of their ambassador Victoria to celebrate the history of Olympic cycling. We styled Victoria as a 1896 cyclist, representing the first year of the modern Olympics, and as a 1984 road racer; the first year of women's eventing.

    Images were shot in the studio and composed in post production, adding backgrounds and effects to compliment the eras depicted.

  • Kermit the Frog for The Muppets Movie DVD release.

    Kermit and his entourage arrived in London for a week's publicity around the DVD release which coincided with England's first game in the Euro 2012 finals. We were invited to join Kermit in his hotel room to kick back and watch the game with him.

    A few snaps from the occassion managed to find there way into national press and online, much to the disapointment of the French, who had Kermit down as one of their own.

  • Alex Jones and Marie Helvin for Cancer Research UK.

    We were asked to design and construct a pair of dresses made entirely from back signs worn and customised by Run For Life fundraisers. In the studio Marie and Alex posed in our papermache frocks and final images were placed in the press by CRUK's inhouse marketing team.

    MMP produced and art directed the whole project from inception to image delivery.

  • Aston Merrygold for Alton Towers, 'The Smiler'.

    Requested with finding a way of illustrating the servere effects of Alton Towers' new rollercoaster, 'The Smiler', we took handsome young chap Aston into make-up and with the help of a little prosthetics, transformed him into a gurning loon.

    With a great performance from Aston in front of the camera, and under no mean measure of discomfort, we acheived an arresting set of images that were well received across national press and magazines. Thanks to Robert Smith FX for his considerable talents.

  • Lauren Laverne and Noel Clarke for Doritos -

    'King of Ads'.


    Images were required to promote a competition to produce an original TV ad for Doritos, encouraging new film makers to win a substantial cash prize.

    Competition judges Lauren and Noel made excellent subjects for our clean simple shoot brief, which featured a specially made cash covered chaise, now gracing the reception at Doritos HQ.