The Workshop Director’s Biography
Jamie Morgan began his career as a photographer. After a short lived pop career in the 80’s as Jamie J Morgan, he became the founder of London’s creative collective Buffalo, a group who changed the nature of image-making through its pioneering work in The Face magazine for which he shot more covers than any other photographer. He also shot album covers for music stars such as Culture Club, Soul II Soul, Neneh Cherry (for whom he co-wrote Buffalo Stance) and many more. He also created campaigns for the likes of Levis and Comme des Garçons.
Buffalo had a major retrospective exhibition at the V&A Museum in London to coincide with the release of the Buffalo Book.
Jamie progressed to music video direction working with Bush on their US number one hit Swallowed. Since then he has shot many chart topping videos for groups such as Sugababes and Richard Ashcroft. He has recently completed a series of six fashion/art films for Givenchy designer Ozwald Boateng. These beautiful, emotive films are to feature as part of a major documentary for Sundance Channel on the designer.
He has also shot several short films, including a powerful portrait study of young Thai boxers, and an art documentary on artist Andy Goldsworthy which was in official selection at the Florence Film Festival 2006.
2007 has seen the culmination of Jamie’s talent as a director with his debut feature film The Workshop, a provocative and personal documentary/drama, exploring sexuality and the human need for self- discovery.