Jake is a London based visual artist producing observational images of people and places. 

His authentic & sensitive documentary approach allows him to uncover hidden narratives – producing beautifully subjective and emotional documentary work.

Jake’s work often includes his home city – London – the subject of the Pie & Mash London book series, now in it’s third edition or global projects like the captivating Drink My Sweat series that follows the international trade, production and movement of coffee. The project connects the people that drink coffee with the people that produce it.

In 2012 he set up Leyton of London a creative production studio in East London. The studio has since become a catalyst for spin off projects in the form of books, films, exhibitions and archival prints.

Jake also continues to collaborate with global brands on commissions and commercial briefs. Clients include Barbican, Converse, Google, The Guardian, HSBC, Nike, Phaidon, Sony, Vodafone & Warner Media.

Exhibitions:

Smooth Floors & Open Doors – Film Screening – Short Circuit, London. (2021)

Pie & Mash London – Film Screening – Short Circuit, London. (2021)

A New Era, An Ancient Brew – Frank Ison Space, London. ( 2021)

Pie & Mash London – LIVE Virtual Q&A – (2020)

Pie & Mash London – Live Q&A with John Rogers – Wanstead Tap, London. (2020)

Kunywa Jasho Langu: Coffee KenyaLIVE Virtual Book Launch – (2020)

Kunywa Jasho Langu: Coffee Kenya 29th October – The Yards Studios, London. (2020)

The Celestials – Film Screening – Barbican LLF Festival  – (2020)

Kunywa Jasho Langu: Coffee Kenya – One Hoe Street, London. (2019)

Kunywa Jasho Langu: Coffee Kenya – Tileyard Studios, London. (2019)

Beber Mi Sudor: Coffee Colombia – Workshop Coffee, London. (2017)

Beber Mi Sudor: Coffee ColombiaNordic Approach, Oslo. (2017)

Pie & Mash London – permanent installation – Noted Eel & Pie House, London. (2019)

The Bookmaker’s StudioThe House of Illustration – (2015)

The Bookmaker’s StudioInstitut Francais – (2015)

Published Work:

Tree. – Limited Edition (Leyton of London 2021)

A New Era, An Ancient Brew – Exhibition Catalogue – (Leyton of London 2021)

Where The Magic Happens: The Bookmaker’s Studio – 5th Anniversary Edition – (Leyton of London 2020)

Pie & Mash London – Third Edition (Leyton of London 2019)

Beber Mi Sudor: Coffee Colombia – Second Edition (Leyton of London 2020)

Kunywa Jasho Langu: Coffee Kenya – First Edition (Leyton of London 2019)

Beber Mi Sudor: Coffee Colombia – First Edition (Leyton of London 2018)

Pie & Mash London – Second Edition (Leyton of London 2018)

Pie & Mash London – First Edition (Leyton of London 2017)

The Bookmaker’s Studio – (Self Published, 2015)

Art Workshops for Children – (Phaidon, 2015) 

MVP: Ultimate Basketball Creative Director & Founder of basketball magazine (2010-2012)

Big Smoke Magazine Photo editor at hip-hop periodical – Big Smoke Magazine (2001-2009)