Twin is an art buying consultancy with production services, working in stills and moving image, set up to give new and cost effective paths of creative production support to advertising agencies and brands.
We combine a passion for both art buying and production, both in the UK and internationally. We specialise in supporting our clients through the process of developing and executing print campaigns, and sourcing the perfect talent to suit every budget. We provide expertise in all elements of production, offering a full or custom service depending on your unique requirements.
Our approach in today’s climate is to combine creativity with care, efficiency and flexibility in order to meet each client’s individual needs, working meticulously to achieve the highest standards.
Twin Productions was founded by Danielle Hunt, an experienced art buyer and producer who has worked within the advertising sector for the past 10 years.
krow work with Twin across all of our major shoots. Danielle is one of the few people who completely understands what we are after, has a great eye for detail and is a font of all knowledge for all things art buying.
Twin look after everything calmly and professionally, no matter what obstacles are thrown at them.
They feel like part of the team, and are always looking to do the right thing for both krow and our clients. Without fail, not only do they deliver but they are an absolute pleasure to work with.
I couldn’t imagine doing a production without Twin.
When working with Twin I find myself at ease knowing the shoot is completely managed, allowing me to work closely with my client. Twin Productions show knowledge and work calmly and swiftly during very technical shoots. I always feel proud to be involved in such well organised shoots.
Wieden + Kennedy
We have worked for brands such as:
Lurpak, Sony, Fiat, TFL, Peroni, Adidas, O2, GlaxoSmithkline, Nokia, The Natural History Museum, Grolsh, Nike, Cadburys, Virgin Trains, Nutella, Le Creuset, Lladro, Vodafone, Dove, Nestle, Gatorade, Jack Daniels…
Agencies such as:
krow communications, The Red Brick Road, TBWA, Alpha Century, Wieden + Kennedy, Fallon, M&C Saatchi, DDB, Isobar …
Gives SUV New Meaning
Bound For Glory
Brand Campaign - We Live In a Disposable Age
Photographer: Adam Hinton
This campaign for the UK’s best loved cookware brand was shot by renowned reportage photographer Adam Hinton. The brief called for cast members who had genuine relationships with each other, so the challenge for this campaign lay in casting real families and friends with fantastic chemistry.
Marvellous Mix Ups
Wake Up To Nutella
Fiat 500 ’14
Photographer: Max Oppenheim
Neon Supply – Kemp London
Set Build – Andy Knight
Styling – Pip Hamilton
krow communications enlisted Twin to create another round of fantastic ads for Fiat 500. The neon elements were all custom designed and built and were then photographed against the bespoke urban concrete backdrops to create these striking billboards which lit up the streets wonderfully throughout winter! This campaign was so much fun to produce, and left us with a very happy client at Fiat and a lot of knowledge on the intricacies of neon!
Photographer: Ryan Hopkinson
Set Designers: Lightning & Kingleyface
Special Effects technicians: Artem
Food Stylist: Katie Giovanni
Post Production: Stanleys Post
Twin Productions is proud to have produced this iconic Lurpak campaign, shot by Ryan Hopkinson for Weiden + Kennedy. Absolutely everything was captured in camera after months of meticulous technical testing with set designers Lightning & Kingleyface and special effect pros Artem.
Seductive Seat Sale
The Natural History Museum
The Human Story Exhibition
Photographer : Dan Burn Forti
This incredible Neanderthal model was created by Kennis & Kennis, Netherlands based artists who specialise in two and three-dimensional paleontological reconstructions, and was photographed by UK based photographer Dan Burn – Forti near their studio just outside of Amsterdam.
Throw Your Family At It
Photographer: Max Oppenhiem
Paper Artist : Owen Gildersleeve
Set Build: Ben Millar
Livestock, children, set builds, model making – you name it, this shoot required it! Shooting with Max Oppenheim, we produced this campaign in a very economical and efficient way to create 6 bright and fun ads for use across Europe.
Bravia & World Cup Collaboration
Things We Like
We had the pleasure of meeting Finn last week to go through his work. Well known for his photography on Instagram, Finn also shoots travel, lifestyle and commercial commissions for a variety of brands.
Despite spending less than two days in some of these locations, he captures the environment around him in intricate detail.
Represented by Tinker Street
An exciting new brief has had us researching illustrators who borrow from the rich graphic heritage of science type programs and infographics, and we came across Essy May’s work.
Essy May is a science-fantasy artist and print designer based in London. Combining the wonder of the stars (her uncle is a renowned astronomer) with the edginess of extra-terrestrial b-movies. Essy’s digitally-coloured graphite drawings are steeped in dreaminess and influenced by the days of classic sci-fi.
Represented by Blink Art
Whilst searching for an artist for an upcoming campaign, TWIN came across the work of Oscar Grønner.
“A telltale thump of the heart, the flush feeling that starts in your chest and spreads to your fingertips, the tightening of muscles and the quickening of breath: the effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains.”
Left feeling slightly uncomfortable, TWIN loves the new series by Aaron Tilley.
Represented by Angela Woods
Great to see a mix of photography portfolios from Probation, thanks again Rebecca for introducing us to the new talent and work!
TWIN especially liked, artist, designer and creative director Leif Podhajsky. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experience.
Leif has collaborated on projects for clients such as Nike, Ballantine’s, Shangri-La Hotels, Warp Records, Ninja Tune, XL Recordings, Sony, and Virgin.
Represented by Probation London
Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg by Simon Harsent, shows how icebergs transform throughout their lifetime. This series represents the creation and the ending of an iceberg in photos, taking viewers on a journey over an iceberg’s life span.
Award-winning photographer Simon Harsent began this project as a personal journey. “It is impossible, however, to look at these images and not think of the environmental issues we face right now. Just as our personal choices define us, so the choices we make as a species will determine what becomes of the planet on which we live.”
Joël Penkman is a UK based New Zealander with a background in graphic design. She combines her style with iconic subjects which give her work a real retro feel. Her paintings are meticulous, graphic and often nostalgic. TWIN love the way she depicts food & objects of British Culture.
TWIN have just returned from Barcelona after a fantastic shoot with Marc Trautmann.
Marc works both in the studio and out on location to capture vehicles in a fresh and exciting way, these images feature the Mini Cooper S shot in and around Shoreditch. His car photography has taken him around the world, chasing the light and landscapes to capture the effect they require.
Represented by Schierke
Whilst researching food & drink photographers for an upcoming campaign we stumbled across French photographer Nathalie Carnet. Nathalie shoots food, portraits and nature. Her universe is refined and feminine. Her style is serene, tranquil and still. TWIN particularly likes the calmness in her work.
Taking inspiration from Newton’s Third Law of Motion, photographer Thomas Brown and Lightning & Kinglyface explored the powerful forces of nature by trapping inks and paints between glass and letting nature take it’s course, creating a perfect equilibrium.
Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The physical world we experience is primed perfectly for equilibrium.
Thomas Brown is represented by Webber Represents.
Whilst looking for aerial photographers for an upcoming campaign, TWIN came across this project by David Burdeny. ‘Salt’ is a series of aerial photographs which captures the vast expanses of land across Western Australia and Utah, USA. The images bring into focus artificial and natural details, compelling the viewer to assess their relationship with the landscape.
Whilst busy searching for a studio fashion photographer for an upcoming campaign Twin came across Luke Stepheson’s ‘A Bit of Fluff’ feature in The Sunday Times Style Magazine. Luke creates portraits of arresting clarity, capturing unique character, not only in individuals and animals, but in objects, from prize budgerigars to the World Beard and Moustache Championships.
Gregory Halpern is an American photographer who grew up in Buffalo, New York, he is known for his artist books.
Gregory’s work is led by aesthetics, even when his subject matter is challenging. The common thread in his work is the discovery of something visually arresting, extraordinary – and he draws our attention to these tensions by placing them within a frame.
TWIN loves that his work is raw, political and compassionate.
Todd Selby is a New York based portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer. His project, The Selby, offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail.
Jessica Dance specialises in creating handcrafted models, props and sets. Her work is playful, colourful & imaginative.
TWIN particularly like her embroidery, using soft textures and lots of colours, they really stand out from other artists.
Young Melbourne photographer Emma Phillips’ body of landscape images is so striking in its minimalist form that it almost borders on abstraction. She documents Australia’s salt mines, the vast expanses of white populated only by the occasional crane and digger and overhung with glorious blue sky.
Great to see a mix of photography portfolios this morning from Morgan Lockyer, thanks again Charlotte for introducing us to the new talent and work!
Twin especially liked Regan/Grey, they have a collaborative practice based in London, specialising in still life and interior photography.
Twin is excited to be working on an upcoming campaign with Nick Ballon.
Massimo Vitali is a photojournalist, cameraman and master of beach scenes. From historic piazzas to local swimming holes, Massimo Vitali has long used his camera as a tool for social research—shooting large format images of people enjoying them selves on a grand scale. He studies what happens when people come together in public places. ‘His motivation has always been to understand the people he shoots, not to mention society on a larger scale’
Represented by WE FOLK
French photographer Vincent Fournier has spent the last decade documenting the fact and fiction of space programs from around the world. He takes his inspiration from the mysterious and dreamy side of the scientific and technological worlds.
These staged situations mix a historic and documentary vision of the spatial adventure. The sophisticated compositions and narrative elements infuse his imagery with a surreal character and a cinematic atmosphere.
Represented by Carole Lambert
Emma Hardy is a portrait, fashion and lifestyle photographer, she captures the essence of everyday life. She seeks out people’s behavior, the tensions, interactions and humour and finds inspiration both in the chaos of ordinary living and the less seen moments in between.
For each commercial client she challenges herself to bring her sense of authenticity to a necessarily constructed commercial brief, although not an obvious choice, she manages to strike an excellent balance between her own aesthetic and the requirements of the client.
Represented by East.
This series of stunning interiors for Wallpaper* Magazine were shot by Joel Stans. With bright pastels and striking lighting, he creates modern yet retro spaces. Joel Stans is a still life photographer, he approaches all is his subjects as works of art, he develops the colour palate and arranges the composition to give life to something inanimate.
TWIN were wondering if these interiors were miniature models or not?
Represented by Fox Represents.
Carla Lucena creates stunning vector illustrations. TWIN particularly like her architectural designs, using soft textures and pastel colours, they really stand out from other artists.
Represented by JSR Agency
Photographer Qiu Yang creates a collective story with his bright and blocky aesthetic. Using fashion and accessories his bold and imaginative positioning of sets and props he conjures up a world of asymmetrical design which you could only dream to live in.
Spencer Murphy is a master of portraiture, he creates otherworldly, ethereal and iconic images. He is also known for his quieter landscape imagery, these speak to the viewer’s emotions and reactions when confronted by the magnitude of nature. They hint at the unfathomable scale of life and the universe.
Represented by Making Pictures.
Sawdust is the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez. They focus on bespoke typography, image-making and visual identity across a diverse range of sectors. Clients include: Nike, Wired,The New York Times, It’s Nice That, Coca-Cola, AKQA, Esquire, Audi.
Whilst busy searching for a sport photographer Twin came across John Balsom’s work. John Balsom is an internationally acclaimed advertising photographer who specialises in fashion, beauty and sport. Clients include Giorgio Armani, Mr Porter & Burberry.
Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a 1986-born Taiwanese digital artist/illustrator. The Taipei-based artist often alludes to the deformation that physically separates children from plants and animals. These surreal illustrations create complex worlds with complicated stories based on fantasy. Whether it’s flower-faced children or mystical hybrid animals, we think her colour palette is spot on.
Represented by Dutch Uncle
Luke Stevenson published in 2012, An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds, an incredible study of different species of budgies. This wonderfully colourful series documents the very British subject of show birds. It has developed into an expanding aviary collection of birds of all shapes, sizes and colours.’There are so many more I would love to photograph, which is why it is “incomplete”,’ says Stephenson. ‘It’s something I imagine I’ll return to throughout my life, a never-ending project that could become my life’s work.’
Twin worked on this great ad for Virgin Trains featuring the most realistic looking model made ice cream you will EVER see. Sadly it was only live on the streets of the UK for 3 days! The campaign consisted of stills images and fun digital animations of the ice cream having bites taken from all over it as the sale progressed.
Vilde Rolfsen, Norwegian illustrator and photographer, transforms found plastic bags with light to create these beautiful icy looking landscapes…