Role: Set and Costume Designer
I transformed Figaro from the traditional 17th century show into a more modern show set in the 1920s. Figaro becomes the typical Italian immigrant who is looking for fame and fortune in New York City, USA. Figaro is a character who is highly related to money, which suits the driving persuits of immigrants to the new continent.
Role: Paint Shop - Long Italian style paint brushes, acrylic, on large scale canvas flats
Set and Costumes by Jérôme Kaplan
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Director: Robert Carsen
Musical Director: Riccardo Chailly
Set Design: Robert Carsen and Luis Carvalho
Role: Prop Shop - antiqued boxes, decorated cigar boxes and decorated chairs using mixtures of tint, glues and water. Painted and patinated wooden guns and created created shop window displays.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Teatro alla Scala Academy
Role: Costume - painting acrylic on textiles, detail sewing individually painted feathers onto the costumes. Designing, soldering and welding brass jewellery, strung on fish wire.
I Due Foscari Teatro alla Scala, 2016
Direction and Set Design by Alvis Hermanis
Director of Music: Michele Mariotti and Michele Gamba
Role: Set Decorating - casting baroque style shapes, painting and faux finishing with acrylic, varnish and glue.
Costume - character masks made from textiles and glue
Director, Set Design and Lighting Design: Robert Wilson
Role: Costume Department - matting, lace, sewing and glue to create these large characteristic collars.
E-Lites Electronic Cigarettes
Role: Designer and builder - from the design to the execution, I managed the build of this project with an assistant for Emma Winter. Working to her direction, I produced the sketches, ordered the materials, hired an assistant, built the structure and painted it. Please see the video and photos below.
This is a montage of a selection of my drawings. I use pencil, water colours and pastels to bring ideas to life and present them for various projects.
Artful Badger is a performance company based in London. I designed and managed the costumes for their production Darkness of Light. Working with the directors and the actors, we designed costumes based on the needs of movement and character. They were made by the talented Florence Hendricks. I also constructed a number of props including umbrellas with lights inside, suitcases that open to shine lights on the characters and illuminated poi.
This display is part of their famous new season launch 2015, Hermes presented their collection on a series of bespoke, designed white plinths. I helped build, paint and install the plinths set to the deadline for the client.
Set Designer - For this short film, I worked with the director, Martin Owen and created a rich, mysterious, set and lighting design as well as building it. I have included some working shots of the lighting as well as the trailer.
The Devil Himself by was an immersive theatre production shown in North London. I was the set designer and had the pleasure of designing the gate to hell. Representing all the lost souls on its entrance, the audience was guided through this gate during the performance.
Building BloQs opened in 2012, as not-for-profit open workshop space created to provide London’s freelance makers, small businesses and designers with the tools needed to establish and grow their careers. As the organisation opened, I worked along side them to help construct various structures in the space. We build this dance floor, the mottled wooden door, and this design table. Here I worked with equipment for wood, metal, including a table saw, chain saw and soldering machines.
I had the pleasure to work as the Set Designer and builder for one of PonyBoy's music videos. Pony Boy, the moniker of singer-songwriter Marchelle Bradanini. We built this set with inspiration from David Lynch.
Working for Settrade, we created this loft style bedroom for the famous English brand of Marks & Spencers to shoot their new 'home and design' line.
While working with Settrade, we created many sets for Ideal Home Magazine. These two pictures are examples of how we transformed this space from a white and airy home into a deep Klein blue living space. We worked to the magazine's requests, building walls, painting, setting wall paper, tiling, and arranging details.