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SSSHAKE Talks #3

  • Number 90 90 Wallis Road London, England, E9 5LN United Kingdom (map)

We are thrilled to introduce the SSSHAKE Talks at Number 90 Bar & Kitchen. During these monthly talks, we will invite inspiring and diverse profiles from the creative industries to take the stage and discuss topics that passionate them.

For this third edition, we are welcoming Creative and Art directors from the Photography, Fashion and Advertising industries to talk about the importance of art direction in creative projects. Not every project has the chance to have a creative director in the team so regardless of your practice, embrace and nurture the creative director in you. You will need it! 

☐ Jean Cazals, Food Photographer -

Jean Cazals was awarded ‘Best Food Photographer 2012’ as well as other numerous awards. A London based food photographer, he gained his BA Hons. in Visual Communication at the LCP. After a successful decade of portraiture for editorial, advertising and design clients, he had a stint for 2 years shooting commercials. Loving food and travel for years brought him naturally to turn his lens on food and lifestyle. 

He has shot over 80 books. As an author and photographer Jean was awarded the ‘Gourmand Best Dessert CookBook UK 2013’ award for his book ‘TeaTime’. He also does consultation and advise on book publishing for new projects.

☐ Christopher Thomson, Art Director -

Designer, Art Director & Founding Partner of StudioThomson, London, Christopher has an eclectic portfolio covering over 25 years of industry experience for global names including Apple, Belstaff, Blur, COS, Design Museum, Jimmy Choo, Mother Agency, Turnbull & Asser, Uniqlo and Wrangler. He is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London.

During his presentation Chris will explore his role as the Art Director for some leading fashion brands, from his initial creative concepts and mood boards, through to team building, and the final execution of the photoshoot.

The talk will be followed by relaxed networking and sweet tunes.