Sunday, 13 November 2011

Making guys look cool is what Nick and I do best!

A time to reflect on work done over the last month and renew my approach.
The Leica S2 camera, my weapon of choice for my next few projects.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Once Upon a time shoot for Making Jewellery magazine. November issue.

Hair and Makeup: Sarah O'keefe
Photographs by Arteh Odjidja and Nick Hayes
Styling by Arteh Odjidja.
Fashion Editor Heather Gregory

Me, Wilf and the LEICA S2...

Having Known Wilf for some years, I was aware of his secret flare for fashion and brazen style choices. He's one of those hard to pin down characters, that you're always pleased to come across down the local pub for some colourful banter. Having lived an extremely varied and at times frivolously indulgent lifestyle, he is full of wild stories, cautionary tales and opinions on everything from the world class photographers he's built sets for over the years, to today’s politics and fine tailoring. He really is an extremely layered individual, who makes no apologies, and regrets very little of his 60 years on this planet.

So Wilf calls me one evening, interrupting his own night with friends and with a slight slur in his words, and asks if I’d be interested in taking his portrait. The opportunity to photograph a man like Wilf, who's face tells its own story was an opportunity I was relishing.

On the day of the shoot, a few weeks on from our conversation. Wilf keeps me waiting for 3 hours, but arrives at the studio looking immaculate, head to toe in Tartan, polished black shoes and a crisp white tailored shirt. I was truly pleased to see him living up to his reputation. he was greeted with a warm hand shake and a cold beer. His delayed arrival, meant that time was in short supply so we got right down to capturing some great shots. Leica S2 with 120mm & 70mm lenses.

Shooting for the Ozwald Boateng brand Presentation LFW 2011

This year I was asked by the Ozwald Boateng brand to shoot their 2011 LFW presentation on Savile Row. The models were a great bunch of young guys that really brought the looks to life.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

Style Matters: Young Savile Row Shoot

I decided to use three models on this shoot, wearing a mix of Ozwald Boateng Savile Row items and some high street pieces. Thanks to Sarah O'keefe on hair and makeup, myself styling and photographing and stella work from the guys from Oxygen models Brett (in blue shirt and tie), Samuel (in green shirt and tie) and the youngest of the models Sebastien (in the pink shirt and aqua tie), we managed to produce a great set of shots.

Photography by Arteh Odjidja
Hair and Makeup by Sarah O'keefe
Models by Oxygen models.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

YANTO LIVE at LAYERS BOUTIQUE 19/2/11 for London Fashion Week 2011

My friend and gifted womenswear fashion designer YanTo chose to thrill his growing audience of loyal fashion followers, with a live dress making session in the LAYERS boutique on Conduit Street. True to form YanTo chose to use his signature elastic strips to construct the dress on a live model for the assembled audience and intrigued passers by.

Photos by Arteh Odjidja

Friday, 4 March 2011


"Forward ever, backward never" Dr Kwame Nkrumah (First President of Ghana). Ghana is '54' on March 6th 2011. HAPPY GHANA INDEPENDENCE weekend to my fellow Ghanaians and lovers of African culture....Party Hard and God Bless Ghana xx

Pictures from my celebrations.