Tuesday, 26 January 2010

"Parking in bus stops is just wrong"

Smith Creative of Newcastle were commissioned to produce advertising that would communicate the message that parking in bus stops is wrong and potentially dangerous.

The Nexus campaign aims to reduce the amount of parking in bus stops, by making people aware of the problems their actions could cause other people. It's running during January and February 2010, on Adshels (posters in bus shelters), the back of buses, on Metro Radio and in selected car parks.

The final witty and attention grabbing advertising concept was developed by the team at Smith Creative who then approached the studio to shoot the required images.

The images had to be simple and fit very defined formats to ensure that as the buses go by the message can be communicated in an efficient manner.

The team at the shoot for the campaign consisted of Smith Creative, Philip Hunton Photography, Laura J Brown (Makeup Artist) and the talented models.

Using several car parts, duck tape, the talent of the models and vision of the creative team we produced images that were simple and communicated the clever message effectively.

This commission was a good illustration of how the studio can adapt to meet your exact requirements.

For more information on how we could help your business contact: 0191 236 1017

Friday, 22 January 2010

At the Opera...

The studio was recently approached by Opera North regarding their forthcoming production of Ruddigore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s witty burlesque Victorian melodrama.

Opera North are England's award-winning National Opera Company who produce exciting and acclaimed opera, classical music and contemporary artistic projects and with a strong education focus.

The marketing team at ON had spotted a shot by Philip Hunton Photography of Lead Guitarist and Singer Paul Daly from a band called the Vaudeville Class, a North East based Blues/Rock Band, and felt it summed up one of the key characters in their production.

Paul was thrilled that the Opera company were interested in using the image and so the studio supplied them with the picture which now appears on the programme cover for the production.

The Vaudeville Class are a Blues/Rock band who are building a good following in the UK and have recently been played on BBC Radio Newcastle and Spark FM. They are also set to play a gig at the popular Newcastle night spot The Cluny, supporting The Band of Skulls who were a featured on the recent Twilight: New Moon movie soundtrack.

The production of Ruddigore is set to open in the winter of 2010, full details will be available on their website: http://www.operanorth.co.uk

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Thats right, a US based publisher recently contacted the studio and were interested in publishing this shot of the stunning Frankii Wilde in a new book.

The book will be focused on the Modern Pin-up and will be published in spring. Although initially only available for purchase in the US, the publisher hopes to extend the distribution to Europe and the UK soon after.

A full review and news on where to get the book will be published shortly after it arrives in the studio!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Acting, Presenting, Producing...

For over 10 years Philip Hunton Photography has produced headshots for the talented Daymon Britton. Throughout this time he has developed a range of skills in the film and video industry including acting, presenting, producing and directing. Today Daymon also works with a great team at Pyramid Media UK producing film and video using all of the skills he has developed.

Daymon has appeared in
Wire in the Blood, School for Seduction, The Royal, Dreamteam and Byker Grove to name but a few and more recently has worked as a presenter, producer and director.

Check out some of his work and the talented team he works with:

His main site:

Pyramid Media UK:

Seize the Day documentary, a close look at the male mid-life crisis: