Serie: An Interview

Big Zuu Interview

Big Zuu

We caught up with Big Zuu about his rise to stardom - from freestyling at his local youth club, to becoming a household name in the grime scene, the BAFTA nominated TV chef and author is a man of many talents.

Omar Lye Fook MBE

British soul legend Omar joined us in the studio to look back at a formidable music career which spans three decades, and ahead to a new album on the horizon.

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UB40

UB40 are one of the UK’s leading and most loved reggae bands. We caught up with Ali Campbell and Astro to discuss their forty years on the road ahead of the release of their new album, ‘Unprecedented’.

David Urquhart

David Urquhart

Painter David Urquart spent 16 years working as a crime scene examiner before becoming a full-time artist.

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Georgina Clapham

Old Masters meets the modern-day in Georgina Clapham’s evocative oil paintings.

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Ray Burmiston

Photographer Ray Burmiston tells us why he’s been capturing celebrities with their eyes closed for years, and how he’s turned his collection into a new campaign for Mind.

Gideon Summerfield

Gideon Summerfield

British artist, Gideon Summerfield preserves the legacy of World War 2 veterans and Holocaust survivors with his deeply personal portrait paintings.

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Arthur Timothy

Artist Arthur Timothy describes his paintings as ‘love letters’ to his family. Inspired by a trunk of old black and white photos, his life-size canvases invoke childhood memories.

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Duggie Fields

British artist, Duggie Fields took us to Brompton Cemetery to share his experience of coming of age in the swinging sixties, and how it shaped his unique creative style. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Duggie Fields.

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Somayeh Jafari

Somayeh Jafari

Photographer and director Somayeh Jafari draws on her Iranian heritage and its tradition of poetic documentary to create ‘painful beauty’ in all her work.

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Wilfrid Wood

Wilfrid Wood transforms well-known faces into playful, yet uncanny portraits. The artist invites us into his studio and explains why, to him, the human face is the most fascinating thing in the universe.

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Blenheim Forge

In Peckham’s Blenheim Forge, exceptional Japanese-inspired kitchen knives are crafted by hand to the most exacting standards, but it started out as a backyard hobby. Here, owners Jon Warshawsky and Richard Warner explain all.

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Sol Bailey-Barker

Sol Bailey-Barker compiles artefacts and remnants to construct immersive installations and environments. The multi-disciplinary artist works with sound, sculpture and performance that call to his nature of being “stuck between reality and dream” as a result of an auto-immune disease he faced as a child. In these tough times for our community and beyond, here is the dreamlike world of Bailey-Barker.

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Kanpai

Kanpai, translation: “cheers!” More specifically, “dry your cup.” In the same spirit of celebration, whynow shot with Peckham-based Kanpai – the London craft sake makers who have brought traditional Japanese techniques to the capital. For God’s sake, give it a watch.

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Christopher Bucklow

We visited Christopher Bucklow’s Somerset studio, where he creates dream-like portraits through experimental pinhole photography.

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Alex Israel

We sat down with LA based artist Alex Israel inside his new show "Always On My Mind" at the Gagosian in London.

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Ivor Braka

Ivor Braka has established himself as a leading London based art dealer specialising in major works from the likes of Picasso, Francis Bacon and Paula Rego.

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John Pearse

John Pearse

Soho tailor John Pearse was at the heart of London’s swinging 60s scene, working from the eminent boutique store ‘Granny Takes a Trip’. With his combination of traditional tailoring techniques and psychedelic styles, Pearse has fitted some of the most eminent figures in the art world.

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Shi Heng Jiu

As a 35th generation Shaolin disciple, Shi Heng Jiu is part of a long tradition. But, as he explains from the Shaolin Temple UK, the martial art practice has evolved.