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The Rolex Magazine - GMT Master II


A series of pictures commissioned by the team at the Rolex magazine.

We worked with landscape and architectural imagery from my archive to create the environments for these watches, The concept is timezones.

Art Direction : Lee Belcher

British Vogue x BMW i5


We worked with the great teams at British Vogue and BMW on this project for the December issue of Vogue magazine. We shot the new i5 at Alva studios matching the lighting to the digital environment I had created ahead of the shoot. More pictures in the Automotive section.

Aston Martin - Valour


A campaign to promote Aston Martin's limited edition - The Valour.

We worked closely with the Aston Martin design team and advertising agency Anomaly on this project. Shooting 30 pictures in the studio, interiors and exteriors. Mega project, great team. Thanks to all involved. The images can be seen in use on the Aston Martin website

White Cube Gallery - New York


Two pictures I shot a while back for a book project have been re-purposed as adverts to promote the opening of White Cube's latest gallery in NYC. The Ads ran in Frieze magazine to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair New York edition 2023.

The pictures show back-of-house goings on. A stencilled dolly and a partly installed Tracey Emin neon and stencilled ladder.

Audi Concept


Picture essay in issue 12 of The Road Rat magazine.

The Grandsphere is the latest creation by the Audi design team, a fully autonomous EV luxury sedan.

We spent a day with the car in their studio at Audi HQ, Inglostadt, Bavaria. Thanks to Road Rat for the commission.

Atelier100 Campaign visuals - CGI Photography


Alongside Bibliotheque Design we created the campaign visuals to launch the Atelier100 product range.


Atelier100 is a brand collaboration between H&M and IKEA

 



Aston Martin Vantage V12

I was asked to make a series of pictures of the new Aston Martin Vantage V12.

The photo essay apprears in Official Aston Martin magazine.

Much thanks to everyone involved.

AM/PM – Dance For Me

I made a video for electronic music artist AM/PM

watch it here 


Lotus for Wallpaper*

I had the pleasure of shooting the all new Lotus Eletre EV for the June 22 issue of Wallpaper* magazine. Great to work with Lotus and the Wallpaper* Bespoke team.

Online version - https://www.wallpaper.com/tran...

DIMORPHOS

3D scan data from NASA archives is repurposed in this new presentation of works at the India Club, during PhotoLondon 2022.

Project link

Takis at White Cube

TAKIS - A picture essay in the WHITE CUBE Companion.

Published October 2021

Book design by BAM https://bamlondon.com/projects...

Aston Martin F1

I was asked to photograph the new Aston Martin Cognizant 2021 Formula 1 car.

I created a total environment for the car using a combination of analogue colour flares and abstract colour fields as the basis for rendered backgrounds.

The images are featured as the cover story of Aston Martin magazine.

Publika Fenestro : Sophy Rickett x Leon Chew

Installation at Filet as part of Publika Fenestro 

30th September - 5th October 2020

Very pleased to announce that I will be showing a collaborative project made with Sophy Rickett, the image we have created will be shown at Filet Space,  103 Murray Grove, Hoxton, London, N1 7QP. 

Doubt we'll be holding a private view.. but if you're in the area come and have a look.

Filet is a space for experimental art production founded by Rut Blees Luxemburg and Uta Kögelberger.

More info at @filetspace

Adrenochromes

Solo show at MKII, London. 1st-8th August 2020

Summer show of new works from the series Automated Aesthetics

8 works, UV ink on hand prepared gesso panels. 400x500mm


Now represented by Common Era

For all commercial enquiries please contact:

kevin@commonera.co.uk
+44 20 7737 2189

For collaborations and all other enquiries contact via usual channels.

non-pavilion - Hysterical Cell at the V&A

I'll be showing a version of my project Hysterical Cell entitled Your Upholstered Apocalypse at the Victoria & Albert Museum during this years London Design Festival.

Your Upholstered Apocalypse will be visible through an Augmented Reality application, devices will be handed out to visitors when they arrive along with instructions for use.

14th-22nd September 2019.      info link

Victoria and Albert Museum, Sackler Courtyard, West Entrance. Hope to see you there.

The India Club - Matter

Photolondon Satellite  2019

info link

For the 5th iteration of the India Club on the Strand

I will be showing 2 interconnected bodies of work.

Juggernaut -16min HD video

Minor Damage - 5 framed archival inkjet prints 650x425mm

The show runs 16 - 19 May

Dezeen - Tate Modern Tanks

November 2018

I created a series of films for the inaugural Dezeen Awards ceremony. Screened throughout the awards ceremony, the films were projected across 3 screens in the Tate Modern Tanks. 

thanks to Micha Weidmann Studio for the great commission.

Simon Lee Gallery

360º vinyl installation as part of this group exhibition organised by Kenny Schachter

3 - 20 OCTOBER 2018, LONDON

VITO ACCONCI | SARAH LUCAS | RACHEL HARRISON | ILONA RICH | ADRIAN SCHACHTER | GABRIEL SCHACHTER | KAI SCHACHTER | KENNY SCHACHTER | SAGE SCHACHTER | RUDOLF STINGEL | PAUL THEK | FRANZ WEST | CHRISTOPHER WOOL

Vinyl photography: © Leon Chew.

Download press release

Aalto.Nagy.29

A film made in collaboration with Paul Anton Smith

The film is screening on www.wallpaper.com

and on my projects page here

big thanks to Vladislav Delay for the soundtrack. You can find more of his work here

The India Club - FRICTION

An official satellite event of PhotoLondon 2018. The India Club again hosts our annual group show. 

I'll be showing a new body of work - BIKINI state

German Electrics for Wallpaper*

Shot on location in Germany. April Issue of Wallpaper* magazine.

Manual - Anothermag

Anothermag have written a nice piece on the Manual book project.


check it here

Post Industrial Colour

Out Now!

Featured in the latest issue of Viewpoint Colour, illustrating a text on CMF design.


#MANUAL at Design Miami/Basel


Come to see the cars and pick up a book!!

Hall 1 at Design Miami/Basel 13-18 June 2017

website link

#rovecars


The India Club - Independence

The third iteration of The India Club, a project conceived by artists collective Specular Assembly. A site-specific installation at the historic India Club.

Artists: Ben Cave, Leon Chew, Will Jennings, Katja Mayer, Lee Milne and Minna Pöllänen and invited participants Night Schoolers.

18 – 28 May 2017
Hotel Strand Continental
143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
www.specularassembly.com

International Lawns - Field Trip 7 - Group Show

Domo Baal is delighted to present Field Trip No.7. 

A Native Hundred, Bruce McLean, Chen Po–I, Craig Burnett, D.C. Nelson, Gerhard Lang, Jonathan Meades, Leon Chew, Marcel Dinahet, Paul Nash, Scott Myles and Vivien Lee.

Saturday 14 November 2015, 12 – 6pm
DOMOBAAL
3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES
www.domobaal.com