Monday, 13 December 2010

The People's Supermarket - Packaging Shoot with Unreal

Check out this blog featuring Unreal's package design for The People's Supermarket, shot by us on location.

Friday, 10 December 2010

A Nationa A Day in green soccer journal

Max's A Nation A Day project from this summer was published in Green Soccer Journal which was launched yesterday. The magazine is a great football and lifestyle publication, beautifully designed and printed on high quality paper - we love it!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Our skeletons are for sale

We're proud to be part of Milim Gallery's new collection Wallflower with our Skeleton images.

Wallflower consists of more than 70 images by 20 photographers. These are collectable items in limited editions, but very competitively priced. The theme of the collection is the natural world.

There are 2 edition sizes – 12 x 16 inches and 20 x 24 inches, in editions of 125. Each print comes with a certificate of authentification, stating which number in the edition it is. The certificates are signed by the photographer and also carry the Millennium stamp. The prints are of the highest quality archival digital prints printed on Hahnemuehle paper.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Calthorpe Project

As part of our project at The People's Supermarket we are photographing the suppliers, who vary from huge warehouses to individuals who grow herbs in their garden.

Last Friday and today we visited the Calthorpe Project who supply the supermarket with salad bags. These 'suppliers' are a group of mainly South American volunteers who look after the salad garden and pick beautiful salads, herbs and edible flowers, bag them and take them to the Supermarket to be sold.
I have never seen such care been taken over salad before, the bags looked so beautiful that it's almost a shame to eat it!

Hel Yes!

Last Friday we went to Hel Yes! in London - It is (or was) a pop up Finnish restaurant in Islington. We had a delicious meal - our mains were neck of lamb and forest mushrooms with a poached egg..
The restaurant was in an old warehouse with the kitchen in the centre so you could see the chefs at work, tables were specifically designed and the tablewear was a combination of different Finnish design - it was well worth a visit.


Two weeks ago I went to the butchers to get some deer loin and the butcher gave me the skin, thought that it could work as a photograph, plus I knew that Max would never forgive me if I told him and had not brought it back...

ASA Collective

Last night our work from China was featured at the ASA Collective at Cafe B in Limehouse along with:

Anne Holmes - Color me Night
Atul Loke - The Great Imitator
Helga Steppan - My World
Kramer O'Neill - Till Human Voices Wake Us
Leonora Chan - Theatres
Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton - Modern China
Raoul Gatepin - Piramid
Srinivas Kuruganti - Orissa
Sohrab Hura - Pati
Teru Kuwayama - Afghanistan

It was a really good event - the next one is on the 4th of November.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The People's Supermarket Kitchen Launch

Yesterday saw the launch of The People's Supermarket Kitchen - to celebrate Arthur Potts-Dawson along with other Members cooked up some of the dishes that will be served daily at the People's Supermarket. They were all tasty - especially the People's Meatballs and the People's Pasta.

To find out more about the People's Supermarket got to

PROJECTORY @ Phillips de Pury & Company at Saatchi Gallery

Last night we headed to the Phillips de Pury & Company at Saatchi Gallery.

Simon de Pury & Brent Dzekciorius hosted a reception for artists to celebrate the 2010 London Design Festival with new projects from:

38th Street Publishers, Alaska, Bertjan Pot, Richard Hutten, Dent-De-Leon, Eelko Moorer, Finn Magee, Josh Blackwell, Max Lamb for Lobmeyr, Massimiliano Adami, Nendo, Raw-Edges, Seongyong Lee, Daydreamer Projects, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Tauba Auerbach, Study O Portable, Adrian Meier-Dentzel, Oskar Zieta, Peter Marigold

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Bulldog Camera

We were given a great present recently - a 5x4 bulldog camera. It comes as a flatpack which you assemble using glue - relatively easy, however some bits were missing and we were left with parts that didn't appear to go anywhere .... but it works! The bulldog camera takes Linhof lense boards and is really light to carry around, so we can't wait to test it out on a project soon.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The People's Supermarket

Some weeks ago we came across this great new supermarket on Lambs Conduit Street in London. It is run by members who volunteer their time to run the shop. The food they sell is good quality, the prices are low and the service is friendly - what more can you ask for from a supermarket!!
We've been taking photos of the People's Supermarket and their members and hope to be doing some more collaboration with them over the coming months.

Follow this link to check out their website

Arthur Potts Dawson

Monday, 12 July 2010


There was one day on our trip that didn't look too sunny so we thought that we will make for the mountains - more precisely Ax-les-Thermes where we had been a few years previously and loved it. We were faced with serious rainfall and thick smog, but also stunning when it lifted...we have to hope that when Tour de France tackle these steep mountains they have better luck with the weather as it could be treacherous if not...

Thursday, 8 July 2010


We had a great little job with CABE last week to promote their Decent Homes publication which was launched this Tuesday:

The project was really good fun which took us to three locations across London - one where a dog tried to pee on our letters...something we were expecting..not that the owner of the dog was encouraging him to do so...

Here are some of the photos from the shoot

Arles 2010

We decided to go to Arles on Tuesday and check out the Photo Festival we'd heard so much about. The drive took significantly longer than we had hoped, but it was great when we finally got there..has to be said that Arles is a great city and there was a LOT to see at the festival..

Here a very holidayesque photo of Max in sunny Arles!

Friday, 18 June 2010

Foto8 Summershow 2010

We've been picked as one of the exhibitors for this year Foto8 Summer Show 2010 - it runs from 26 July to 4 September!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Finnish Grilli

There is one thing that all Finnish towns and cities have in common – the grilli, a small fast food kiosk open most hours after dark. The grilli is the place where the young meet, down and outs lurk and dealers hang about.

After last orders on any given Friday and Saturday night people grab themselves a slightly suspicious meat pie with the taste camouflaged by large helpings of strong mustard and other relishes. Sometimes brawls break out between punters at these hives of activity, but generally the Grilli is not a place of danger, just a pit stop to get you home – the main hustlers here are the Grilli owners who most Finns proudly fall pray of – Long live the Finnish Grilli!

Legs @ Richmond Park

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Max has started a new project which not only keeps him photographing during the World Cup but also gives him a good 'reason' to watch as much football as he wants...He is photographing a football fan from all the participating nations and posting one on his Blog each day of the games. Attached here is a photo we took on one of these photo/project trips of a man called Nico who was not going to risk not being able to get into a busy pub to see the game and brought his own portable TV - don't you just love German efficiency!!

Village Fetes in South London

This seems to have been the weekend of village Fetes in South London we went to two - one on Albert Square where saw snails being raced...and the other was at Clever Square where we got to see (to Max's horror)a Punch and Judy show...en route home we also saw this abandoned ice cream...

Thursday, 3 June 2010

A weekend in Finland

We were lucky enough to be working on a Puukko (traditional Finnish knife) project in Finland last involved us spending most of the time in a cellar or by a mosquito ridden log pile, but this aside it is a great project to be working on ... and we'll share some photos with you in once processed!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Winners of Little White Lies Tetro Comp!

we're stoked to be the winners of the Little White Lies Tetro Comp.

Little White Lies is a magazine designed and produced by the Church of London Design Agency.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


A photo from last trip to Finland

Friday, 7 May 2010

Three Classicists

Max spent a few days earlier this year photographing huge hand drawings by these Three Classicist. The catalogue is published by Bardwell Press.

The "Three Classicists" Exhibition runs from 6th-29th May 2010 at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

By Ben Pentreath, George Saumarez Smith and Francis Terry
Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
Introduction by Ruth Guilding; Afterword by Hank Dittmar

Catalogue by Bardwell Press

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Old news but..

..thought to mention that we were once again merit winners in the Fuji Distinctions Awards, once again from China.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Back from China and Finland

We have been very lazy blog wise recently, so decided to post some images from China from January.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

First Day in Chengdu

Happy New Year!

Max has started the New Year by eating local specialities in Chengdu, China.
He sent me (Liz) these photos from his welcoming party which was at an amazing looking restaurant.. he had so much food, dan dan noodles, (again) abalone, scallops and some amazing beef, and loads of other nice food, including pork and even foie gras....

Wishing I was there..