Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing: Bompas & Parr

For third film in our Ways of Seeing series, Harry and Sam of Bompas & Parr welcome PORT into their laboratory where they blur the lines between science and food

Having met while at school, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr were, at first, only looking for something to do in their holidays, and set up an ill-fated jelly stall in London’s Borough Market. Although the stall failed, their partnership as Bompas & Parr remained.

They soon established themselves as specialists in architectural jelly making – winning the support of Sir Norman Foster, Richard Rodgers and Nicholas Grimshaw – and have since gone on to produce experiences that explore the juncture of food and science. To date, some of their most unusual projects have seen them create a chocolate waterfall, a banana-flavoured cloud, as well as an emerald green boating lake and ‘crystal island’ on the rooftop of Selfridges in London.

In the third installment of our Ways of Seeing series, which explores the unique vision of six creatives, Harry and Sam, wearing Ray-Ban Aviator opticals, talk about some of the 2000 projects they’ve worked on, how their small jelly company has grown over the years, and the way in which eyewear impacts their daily lives.

See below for more from the Ways of Seeing series.

Sam and Harry wear metal Aviator opticals RAY-BAN at DAVID CLULOW, Ribbed saddle shoulder jumpers SUNSPEL and their own boiler-suits

Film Credits

Director Dean G Moore
Producer Anthony Le Breton
Director of Photography Chris Ferguson
Editor Tom Sweetland
Creative Direction Black Sheep Studios
Styling Alex Petsetakis
Styling Assistant Amii Mcintosh
Grooming Liz Daxauer at Caren using Tom Ford Grooming
Port Production Director Nick Rainsford