January already?

We really needed our Christmas break this year as we finished off 2016 with a 3 days shoot for a new beauty client with Susan Bell and started 2017 with a 4 day shoot for David Boni with another new – this time pharmaceutical – client.  It’s only halfway through the month and we’ve already been out and about with the portfolios and treats for hungry browsers and had a creative PPM at the top of an unfinished skyscraper with Mowie Kay.  So all in all 2017 really started  with a bang for us – and we hope it has for you too.

 

Looking forward to working with old and new clients again this year – and do let us know if you’d like to book us in to  come into your office to show you portfolios and bring you cake…

 

Portrait of Britain x 3

We were delighted to see that three of Mark Harrison’s portraits: Nadiya Hussain, William Parr and Stephen Hawking were all chosen to be in the final 100 for The BJP Portrait of Britain competition. The images can be seen til the end of September on JCDecaux’s digital network of screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK. You can also see them here: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/

Mark was also talking about his entries on BBC Radio London with (l to r) Dylan Collard photographer, Jo Good – presenter and previous photographic subject of Mark’s, Simon Bainbridge of the BJP, and  Mark Harrison.simon-bainbridge-editorial-director-of-the-british-journal-of-photography-photographers-mark-harrison-and-dylan-collardnadiya-masterhawking2new-bill-parr

Mark Harrison’s latest book cover

Our intrepid Mr Harrison recently jetted off to the south of France to shoot these lovely portraits of Geraint Thomas (MBE) for a forthcoming book cover. geraint-thomas copy 2015_08_06_Geraint_Thomas_213-1 2015_08_06_Geraint_Thomas_065 2015_08_06_Geraint_Thomas_585

#InLucidsWindow

Today we drew back the curtain to unveil Con Poulos as this months artist #InLucidsWindow .

Opting for a refreshing Ice Lolly and a Pina Colada image, we hope it puts all our visitors and neighbours in the mood for Summer.

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The other side of the camera

Mark Harrison was photographing an author in Frankfurt last week, who has written a rather lovely description of what it is like to be on the other side of the lens*.  It’s absolutely worth a read for the quality of the writing, but it also encapsulates all the elements that we think make Mark such a brilliant portrait photographer – makes us feel quite proud of working with him!

http://www.claredunkle.com/claresblog/books-and-reading/a-question-of-light/

 

*As the portrait of Clare Dunkle has not been published yet, here is a behind the scenes photograph of Mark with Olivia Williams also looking very happy with her portrait.

#InLucidsWindow

 

This morning we unveiled the latest addition to our office and new regular feature #InLucidsWindow

Every month we’ll be showcasing a different image from one of our lovely photographers.

Kicking things off is Mark Harrison with his portrait of Alexandra Schulman, which can also be seen hanging in the National Portrait Gallery.
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What a difference a year makes…

On our way back from a meeting with a new client last week, Mowie reminded us that it has been a whole year since we started to represent him.  How time flies when you’re having fun! Apart from being a delightful person, he is also a rather talented food photographer and we’ve loved introducing him to new clients…from big brands including M&S, Caffe Nero and Harrods to Borough Market superstar scotch egg purveyors Scotchtails. So here is a reminder of some of Mowie’s shoots over the last year and we can’t wait for the next year of working together! If you still want to see even more of his work you can follow him on instagram and twitter as well as on our website.Scotchtails Slicing copy Mowie_Kay_M&S_Week3_1932_SalmonCooked Mowie_Kay_M&S_Week3_1658_Truffles Mowie_Kay_M&S_Week3_1474_FlourEggsSugar Caffe_Nero_Takeaway Latte_0179 Harrods-Burrata-Opener-Option-1

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New Look Website

With all this sunny weather upon us we decided to give the website a fresh lick of paint and brighten it up a bit. So now when you click on a photographers name you’ll go to a speedy thumbnail page and be able to feast your eyes on their entire online portfolio. And all the work is now shown on a summery white background.

Have a look at Con Poulos’ page, it’s packed full of brand new work. It’s fit to make your stomach rumble!

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Let it snow,let it snow

While we we’ve all been sweltering away in the heat – Anders has been shooting the first Christmas shoot of the year –  for one of our lovely regular clients – The White Company.  So when it’s 32 degrees outside but you need that wintery feel, it’s time to bring in the pros – and create a little fake snow…as this behind the scenes shot shows.  You’ll have to wait until it really is a bit colder to see the full shoot in the Christmas catalogue.