LPA Photographers / Julian Calverley / Key Parker / Skoda

July 1, 2015

LPA Photographer Julian Calverley continues his relationship with Skoda shooting this summer inspired image.

Commissioned by Midlands-based Key Parker, Julian has already shot some impressive work for the Skoda team. Definitely getting picnic envy in this sweltering heat!

© Julian Calverley

LPA Photographers / Liz McBurney / Mexican

June 29, 2015

LPA Photographer Liz McBurney recently shot these bright and bold images in collaboration with food stylist Neus Monté Perlas.

Working with Mexican foods including tortillas, margaritas and tamales, Liz brings some Latin American colour and heat with these fun summery images. Shying away from plain backgrounds, we love the use of turquoise and burnt orange – definitely getting us in a fiesta mood!

© Liz McBurney

© Liz McBurney

Ask an Agent / Hair & Make-up for ‘Real People’

June 26, 2015

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column tackling all your dilemmas about the photography industry – the photography industry’s first Agony Aunt!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com. Questions can be on anything to do with the photography business, such as photoshoots, marketing, professional practice, pricing, contracts, legal stuff – anything!


This month we have a great question from a freelance designer about using a hair & make-up artist on shoots when a very natural look is required.

Dear Ask an Agent,

I need to commission photography for an annual report of several employees. I have got a few quotes in from photographers, some of which include a hair and make-up artist. I don’t want the employees to look over made up though, what’s your take on this? I know a lot of your photographers shoot some very natural images and that you also represent hair and make-up artists. Is it a good idea to have one on a shoot?

Brian Philips. Freelance Designer.

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your question. Nice to have one from a designer. This comes up a lot actually on these kinds of shoots and a lot of people share your concern. When commissioning photography of ‘real people’, and not professional models, the brief is usually to keep everything natural. Some clients even specifically request ‘no hair and make-up’ thinking this will help make the end result more authentic. However, the opposite can often be the case!

In our experience, when people know they are having their picture taken they turn up to work all dolled up, perhaps even after a trip to the hairdressers and looking nothing like they would do at work normally! The job of our hair and make-up artists is often to to ‘de-glam’ the subjects and start again.

Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 16.46.12© Patrick Harrison / Hair & make-up by Claire Portman

The key is to get the right hair and make-up artist and brief them correctly. Our division LPA Style represents some great artists who have tonnes of experience making people look ‘everyday’. I would wholly recommend you do retain this option on your shoot if budget allows.

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LPA Futures / Fay Elizabeth Harpham / Stella McCartney

June 25, 2015

LPA Futures Fay Elizabeth Harpham has been adding to her portfolio of her sleek and sophisticated still life photography with these decadent images shot for Stella McCartney

Shot for the A/W 2015 Stella McCartney lookbook, Fay brought her meticulous eye for detail and lighting with these beautiful accessories. We may try nabbing something next time she’s shooting…

© Fay Elizabeth Harpham

© Fay Elizabeth Harpham

© Fay Elizabeth Harpham

LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / Olam

June 23, 2015

LPA Photographer Andy Smith recently shot some brilliant images for leading agri-commodities business Olam.

Escaping the UK this winter for the warmer climes of India and South-East Asia, Andy was asked to photograph the Olam farmers, community projects, and processing environments. The shots highlight a small part of the company’s broad range of activities and products, specifically coffee plantations in Laos, cashew nuts and pepper in Vietnam, sugar harvesting in Goa and chilli in Andhra Pradesh. The resulting images are vibrant and engaging, shining light on the interesting characters and environments and showing Andy’s natural ability to connect with everything he shoots. Great work as always!


© Andy Smith


© Andy Smith


© Andy Smith


© Andy Smith


© Andy Smith


© Andy Smith

LPA Photographers / Rowan Fee / John Lewis Technology

June 22, 2015

LPA Photographer Rowan Fee continues his stellar work for the John Lewis Technology supplement, shooting these summer inspired electronics. 

Using a palette of summery sky tones and a clever way of incorporating clouds, Rowan’s slick and clean approach to still life complements these state of the art tech pieces perfectly.

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

LPA Style/ Claire Louise/ Personal

June 19, 2015

LPA Style’s Claire Louise recently provided the hair & makeup for these lovely beauty shots with photographer Jose Tio.

The brief called for a natural look so Claire worked on bringing out the contours and highlights of face with neutral tones and creamy textures. For the hair she used tongs to create movement and body whilst retaining a relaxed, undone feel. Claire’s talents stretch across fashion & beauty, commercial lifestyle and SFX and she always succeeds in making models look their very best!


© Jose Tio


© Jose Tio


© Jose Tio

LPA Futures / Emma Boyns / Edible Gradients

June 17, 2015

Talented LPA Futures photographer Emma Boyns has been adding to her folio of work with this fun new project. ‘Edible Gradients’.

Known for her fun use of colour and graphic approach to food photography, Emma’s work has been described as ‘the still life equivalent of an American Apparel store’ by adam&eveDDB. We love this latest project and looking forward to seeing more!

© Emma Boyns

© Emma Boyns

© Emma Boyns

LPA Photographers / Iain Crockart / TT Riders

June 15, 2015

LPA Photographer Iain Crockart recently shot these rather daring TT riders, a difficult task when they’re travelling at 160mph!

A bike enthusiast himself, Iain’s passion has seen him travel the world, from the Himalayas to Arkansas to ride and shoot. Ian always impresses and we love how he has managed to capture the speed, dynamism and excitement of the sport.

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

LPA Futures / James Byrne / FHM

June 12, 2015

LPA Futures Photographer James Byrne is off to a flying start with this fun feature in the July issue of FHM.

James shot Christian Stevenson AKA DJ BBQ – famous for his love and knowledge of BBQ cooking and his trademark spandex catsuit -  along with a variety of delicious recipes. James’ contemporary and bold style of photography intensifies the amazing colours of the Deep South cuisine, and the images look great within the playful layouts. Brilliant stuff – can’t wait to see more!


© James Byrne


© James Byrne


© James Byrne


© James Byrne


© James Byrne


© James Byrne

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