LPA Photographers / Julian Love / Wordsearch / Four Seasons

February 12, 2016

Last summer LPA Photographer Julian Love was commissioned by architecture and real estate experts Wordsearch to shoot for luxury hotel brand, Four Seasons.

Julian travelled to beautiful Hvar in Croatia to shoot an image library for a new development on the island from the Four Seasons group. Whilst the resort is yet to open, we wanted to share these great images with you and bring a bit of winter sun.

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© Julian Love

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© Julian Love

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© Julian Love

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© Julian Love

LPA Futures / Lulu Ash / Catriona Frean

February 8, 2016

LPA Futures Lulu Ash has been adding to her portraiture folio shooting the beautiful Catriona Frean (represented by First Model Management).

Lulu worked with LPA Style Hair & Make-Up Artist Claire Portman to create a series of striking and colourful images. Great teamwork ladies!

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LPA Style / Claire Portman / Little London

February 3, 2016

LPA Style’s Claire Portman recently worked on a fun and vibrant new editorial project for Little London.

Shooting with photographer Helen Marsden and stylist Kelly Herring, Claire worked with a bevvy of cute little redheads and we love the results!

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© Helen Marsden

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© Helen Marsden

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© Helen Marsden

LPA Photographers / Julian Calverley / Lürzer’s Archive

February 1, 2016

Once again LPA Photographer Julian Calverley has had his work selected by the Lürzer’s Archive.

Judged by a panel of international experts, the Lürzer’s Archive is a showcase for the Best 200 Advertising Photographers Worlwide. Huge congratulations to Julian, incredibly well deserved! Here are some excerpts from the book…

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© Julian Calverley

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© Julian Calverley

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© Julian Calverley

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© Julian Calverley

Ask An Agent / Agents Are Ignoring Me!

January 29, 2016

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column answering your questions about the business of photography– 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!

We recently had this email in from a photographer who has been trying to get in touch with agents.

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© Andy Smith / For illustrative purposes only

Dear Ask an Agent,

I recently sent an email to ten different agents asking them what they thought of my work but didn’t receive a response from any of them. So I resent the email , still nothing. Finally I phoned them all and was just ‘fobbed’ off by whoever answered the phone in most cases or told that they would look out for the email. Is this normal?

Anonymous (Photographer)

Hi there,

I am just trying to work out what you kind of response you were expecting ? Us agents are usually very busy, often juggling several things at a time with a whole load of deadlines and demands to meet and our own roster of photographers and clients are the priority. We also often get several emails a day from photographers like yourself. So if you are simply wanting a free critique of your work then the cynical side of me would say I’m not surpised you haven’t heard anything! Having said that you might catch one of us at the right time and if your work really stands out, I’m sure at some point you might receive a response with some positive feedback.

If you are, however, expecting one of the agents to respond with an interest in representing you , they are only likely to respond if all of the following criteria are fulfilled:

a) Your work is strong and relevant to their client base.
b) They personally like your style of work  (we have different tastes!)
c)  The agent happens to be looking to take more photographers on at the time.
d) You fit with their current roster.

And many will be looking for …

e) An already well established client base and proven track record.

If it is an agent you are looking for rather than just an opinion on your work,  I would also suggest you get to the point and say this, but do also quantify why you think you would be a good match, what you can bring to the show and what you like about their agency.

Bagging an agent may well take more than a couple of emails and a phone call; often we take photographers on whom we have gradually built a relationship up with, maybe we’ve met them at an event and then built up a relationship over social media for example. Having said that, just yesterday we responded to an email from a photographer and asked him to come in to meet us as we liked the look of his work – it is our job to be aware of whose around – so it’s not all bad news!

Whether you’re a creative director or a student, a photographer or a designer, an art buyer or an assistant, if you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com and we’ll answer as many as we can!

Please Note:

We reserve the right not to enter into ongoing correspondence.

We reserve the right not to answer all questions sent to Ask an Agent.

Please state whether you would like to remain anonymous.

This advice should be taken as a guide only. This is the personal opinion of Lisa Pritchard and she cannot speak for all other agents, but from discussions over the years, she has a pretty good idea that most of them will agree!

Lisa Pritchard, LPA and guest bloggers take no responsibility for any omissions or errors.

Please seek professional legal advice should you require it.

 

LPA Futures / Tim Atkins / Guardian Labs / Green & Black’s

January 27, 2016

LPA Futures Tim Atkins was recently commissioned by Guardian Labs to shoot for Green & Black’s.

Working with food stylist Emily Kydd and props stylist Jennifer Kay, Tim shot a range of dishes which featured the iconic brand’s product or were inspired by their flavours. Tim said of the project, ‘ the creative direction was exciting and challenging at the same time. They wanted to celebrate the chefs’ personality and ingredients by adding colour either to the food or the setting it was placed on’. Here are a few of our favourite from the features, we’ll share our top picks from the interactive work next week…

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© Tim Atkins / Recipe by Eric Lanlard

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© Tim Atkins / Recipe by Gill Meller

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© Tim Atkins / Recipe by Tom Kitchin

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LPA Photographers / Ray Massey / Rothco / Lipton

January 25, 2016

LPA Photographer Ray Massey was recently commissioned by Dublin-based Rotcho to shoot for Lipton.

Lipton have developed a new range of tea capsules which provide a welcome change from coffee. Ray shot right here at Camden Park Studios to create bold and vibrant images showcasing the product. Definitely want to give these a try in the office!

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© Ray Massey

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© Ray Massey

Interview With Production Paradise

January 20, 2016

Just before Christmas Lisa was interviewed by Production Paradise to discuss photography, her career and ways to get more work.

Filmed here at Camden Park Studios, Lisa spoke to the Production Paradise team for a short video. Definitely worth a watch if you’re after tips for the year ahead.

LPA Photographers / Nick David / I-AM / KFC

January 14, 2016

LPA Photographer Nick David was recently commissioned by branding experts I-AM to work on a revamp for fast food giant, KFC.

Shooting real KFC employees at Hoxton Studios, Nick’s warm approach to photography resulted in a series of playful images which fit the brand perfectly. Thanks to LPA Style’s Claire Louise for hair and make-up and illustrator Tobias Hall for the great graphics.

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LPA Photographers / Sam Stowell / Geometry@JWT / 19 Crimes

January 12, 2016

LPA Photographer Sam Stowell was commissioned by Geometry@JWT back in 2015 to shoot for Antipodean wine manufacturer, 19 Crimes.

Inspired by the stories of convicts sent to Australia in the 18th century, Sam’s rustic approach to photography was a perfect match for the brand. We have had a taste in the office too and highly recommend!

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© Sam Stowell

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