Glashier is a self taught film maker, photographer and commercial director, based in both Berlin and London.
Glashier’s photos began digitally with gig photography as the official photographer for the Mercury Music Prize before evolving to today where he shoots exclusively on film. This passion for analogue photography has driven his work and profile, with editorials and covers for Bad to the Bone and 35mm magazine, a twelve page feature in Naked magazine, a recent campaign for American Apparel and ongoing commissions across the music industry for album covers, artwork, press shots and social media content. “The excitement and freedom of working with young bands such as The Wytches, Tiger Cub and the like is a big motivation for me.”
His online following has grown considerably on Instagram and recently involved a week long take-over of The Photographers Gallery. His latest project is a cinematic narrative in stills of teen initiation, entitled Pretty Youth it is shot on 35mm CineStill film in Germany, for final display as a photo book and exhibition.
2017 sees him speaking at various of workshops and talks across Europe, speaking at The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC in March and at the The Rural Workshop in Barcelona, Spain in February.
As a film maker and music video director Glashier passion for narrative drives him to constantly shoot new things in new places. Recently featured on Promo News as ‘one of the UK’s most prolific video directors’, he has made close to 300 music videos in the last eight years for diverse artists across the globe, from Fatboy Slim, Juliette Lewis and Chrissy Hynde, to Krishane, Vok and Traams, to name a few, shooting in Iceland, Ghana, London and Berlin in the last year alone.
His talents extend to directing and producing the cult music show and viral sensation The Porter Report, curating a selection of bands for his music documentary Late Night Lingerie, which explores the UK garage-rock scene, as well as creating a variety of live DVDs and concert promo pieces with live gigs from Bonobo, Maximo Park, a Cherrytree Records showcase, Spinal Tap live and The Mercury Awards.
This connection with the music industry has seen him direct several trailers for BBC Radio 3 Late Junction at the prestigious BBC Maida Vale studios, which featured outstanding artists: Nihls Fram, Masayoshi Fujita, Guy Andrews and Mercury-Prize nominee, Ghost Poet. He even went on to direct Nihls Fram’s classic live-recording session ‘Toilet brushes’ at St John’s church in Hackney.
As a director Glashier’s passion for filmmaking has seen him collaborate with a wide variety of clients from: MTV, Sony PlayStation, Innocent Smoothie, Bud Ice, The Wynn Vegas, O’Neill, Firetrap and Dreamlines Cruises as well as directing an award-winning fashion film for Gresham Blake.
As a commercial video director he’s made music videos for David Garret, Simply Red, Bonobo, Above & Beyond, Gwenno, Simple Minds, Seasick Steve and Late Of The Pier and worked with Hollywood actors like Juno Temple, Harry Shearer and of course, Juliette Lewis.
He is also a recent addition to the YeahYeah! the Scandinavian creative collective.
“This job allows me to explore the world, meet exciting and innovative people and experiment with and develop this real love for film.”