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!


*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.



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.

Alistair Hood for Fullers

Working with the creatives at True Digital, our Alistair spent a glorious pie and pint filled five days with staff at Fullers. Here are just a few of the shots from the campaign.

chef_coffee chef_happy laughing_bar

When Mark met Jamie

Last month Mark Harrison added to his great collection of The Times Magazine covers; on this occasion working with the ever lovely Mr Jamie Oliver to promote his new show Comfort Food.

With a nod to the classic Charlie Chaplin bread roll sketch, Mark has created another stunning studio portrait, bringing a smile to the faces of the whole Lucid team.




The 111 project

Mark Harrison is embarking on a new project, ‘111’.

Over the coming months at the end of Marks shoots you may well see him start to pack away all but one of his lights.

Done in 1 minute with 1 lens & 1 light Mark has started to produce a series of beautifully candid shots. The series starts with the ever lovely Caitlin Moran.

Caitlin Moran

The times they are a-changing


AR issue for Times Magazine

Sugar Plum Fairy Image for AR issue for Times Magazine/Mark Harrison

The very lovely Neil Ayres asked us to contribute to his article for Brand Perfect on how digital and websites have changed photography.  You can see what we say about it here (as well as viewing some lovely stills and film examples from Mark Harrison)  but we’d love to know what you think about this subject too…


Anders everywhere

If you wanted to avoid the work of Anders Schonnemann this month – you’ll need to hide out in a hole or something similar – he’s everywhere with two gorgeous editorial shoots for Red Magazine and House and Garden both out, plus his shots for the Etihad Airways print campaign – their first in 3 years, which was created by M&C Saatchi.  We had a great (and exhausting) time working on this with a fantastic team from the agency and everyone who worked with us to make it happen. Anders flew almost round the world on flights for it…so we are so delighted to see the finished work and love the way it looks – hope you do too.

Here’s to 2013!

We have had an incredible start to the year, as well as a massive (but secret) shoot that we can’t wait to show you the results of, we have also been kept busy by all our photographers and are also delighted to show you some of the results of Mark Harrison’s test shoot that we blogged about earlier.


When Mark created a hybrid…

Mark Harrison had quite a day with this shoot with Caitlin Moran as Nigella, and Nigella as Caitlin for the Saturday Times – you can see video of the shoot here and the whole shoot in the Saturday Times this weekend.  And if you really want to keep up with it – then  #CatElla is the hastag to follow on twitter…