LPA Student Challenges / Challenge One / Call for Entries

October 29, 2014

Call for entries

LPA Photographers / Sam Stowell / Jamie Magazine

October 28, 2014

As we descend into chilly autumn, why not take some inspiration from this recent shoot by LPA Photographer Sam Stowell for Jamie Magazine to keep you warm.

Shooting a range of Indian dishes including a spicy egg curry and a Bengali dal, Sam worked with chef and food writer Maunika Gowardha to ensure each dish looked as tempting as the next. We love the rich, indulgent tones which Sam manages to capture and we’re certainly going to be trying a few out soon!

© Sam Stowell

© Sam Stowell

© Sam Stowell

© Sam Stowell

LPA Student Challenges / Edd Fury’s Folio

October 27, 2014

The lovely Edd Fury, winner of last year’s Student Challenge number three, has taken some beautifully polished shots of his finished folio – naturally!

Edd’s bold still life photography impressed us all last year, and he went on to win our biggest prize yet – a bespoke portfolio by Cathy Robert at Delta Design Studio, with prints by Metro Imaging – worth over a thousand pounds.  It was great for us at LPA to see the ideas and design evolve, and we think the finished folio captures the essence of Edd’s work perfectly.

We’re delighted to be able to offer a very similar prize this year, so photography students keep an eye on the blog to be in with a chance of winning!


© Edd Fury


© Edd Fury


© Edd Fury

LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / M&C Saatchi / RBS Group

October 24, 2014

LPA Photographer Andy Smith was recently commissioned by M&C Saatchi to work on a very exciting and unusual project for RBS Group (subsidiaries including NatWest). 

Involving a talking sofa, confetti canons, Dom Jolly and a stunt at Westfields, Andy shot all the components of the sofa in a studio which were then comped together as well as moving image snippets of the confetti. This was then followed by a day spent at Westfields shooting unsuspecting passers by who took a seat on the sofa. Big thanks to LPA Style’s Charlie Cave for the props styling. Make sure you head over to YouTube to see Andy’s work on the homepage.

Behind the Scenes with Andy and Charlie

LPA Style / Alice Timms / Beards

October 23, 2014

LPA Style’s Alice Timms recently collaborated with Julia Fullerton-Batten (represented by Wyatt Clarke & Jones) on this fabulously creative project featuring some very bearded men! 

Using overgrown and unkempt greenhouses as a background, Alice was able to let her creativity go wild on this one, sourcing the rugged wardrobe pieces to work beautifully with the beard adornments. Great partnership as always between these two!

© Julia Fullerton-Batten

© Julia Fullerton-Batten

© Julia Fullerton-Batten


LPA Student Challenges / 2014-2015

October 22, 2014

Blog Soft Launch

Culture Corner / What’s On / October

October 17, 2014

Culture Corner is back!  As much as we’re hating this autumnal drizzle, the turn of season is accompanied by lots of great exhibitions to draw us inside.  Here is our guide to the best of London culture for you to explore this month…

Lisa: ‘I’m really looking forward to visiting some of the exciting photography that is going to be showcased as part of Photomonth throughout October and November.  Running since 2001, it is now recognised as a major event on the photography calendar and is particularly successful in it’s open call for entries which allows emerging photographers to sit alongside the more established.  There will be a huge range of exhibitions from over 300 photographers ranging from established galleries like the Barbican to non-profit organisations such as Street Angels at the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre.  I’ll be stopping by the London Independent Photography Symposium on 18th October, where former Futures photographer Laura Pannack will be talking about the importance of instinct in photography.’

East End Archive_Don_McCullin_Whitechapel_circa 1984© Don McCullin
Whitechapel circa 1884
East End Archive

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Sam: ‘Recently opened at the Barbican, Constructing Worlds is the first major London exhibition exploring the symbiotic relationship between photography and architecture. The show’s curators – Elias Redstone and Alona Pardo – present the genre as a fine art practice, looking beyond functional form and highlighting the truths presented about wider society. Encompassing a wide range of approaches and subjects, the show opens fittingly with works from Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York, which reveal something of the progressive ideology of the time. One of the most interesting things about the exhibition is how the gallery environment has been designed to respond to and compliment the content – definitely one to experience first hand!’


© Julius Shulman
Case Study House #22, 1960 (Architect: Pierre Koenig)
© J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10)

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free
Cassie: ‘I’m looking forward to visiting J. M. W. Turner’s works of art in The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free at the Tate Britain. Turner was fascinated by the powers of nature and transferred this passion onto canvas, inventing new techniques to make skies and clouds look luminous and expressive. I find that although the paintings embody drama, movement and passion, the use of colour and style is glorious. I’m looking forward to seeing Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland c.1837. in particular which reminds me of many family holidays on the North East coast.’

Glen Ligon: Call and Response
Tom: ‘Recently opened at Camden Arts Centre, Glen Ligon: Call and Response, looks to be a fascinating insight on issues of race, violence and sexuality in contemporary America. Using the Harlem Race Riot as a point of departure, the exhibition features a variety of pieces including paintings and neons, as well as a multi-channel video installation featuring the legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Make sure you check out the Jewish Community Centre while you’re in the area.’


© Glen Ligon
Untitled (Bruise/Blues) (2014)
Neon and paint
Courtesy the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, Luhring Augustine, New York and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Speed The Plow
Jonathon: ‘I can’t wait to see Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre with Lindsay Lohan. Ever since watching her early works such as Freaky Friday and The Parent Trap to her iconic work of the 2000s such as Mean Girls, I’ve followed Lindsay’s career avidly. Taking a look at the ups and downs of Hollywood (which I’m sure LiLo knows well!), Speed-the-Plow looks to be a rip roaring West End romp.’

LPA Presentation / Bulletproof

October 16, 2014

Yesterday the LPA team were invited to the fantastic HQ of branding, packaging and communications agency Bulletproof as a part of their Inspiration Festival. 

We talked the creatives through the work of our Photographers, Futures and Style team and allowed time for them to peruse the portfolios, which everyone loved.  The delicious cupcakes and brownies made by our favourite bakery Yolk went down a storm too!

If you would like us to present our roster and folios at your agency with breakfast, afternoon tea or nibbles then do get in touch.


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LPA Futures / Oliver Haupt / Fight Zone London

October 14, 2014

LPA Futures Oliver Haupt has been expanding on his impressive portfolio of sports photography with this recent shoot at Fight Zone London.

A specialist in combat sports including Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the East London venue certainly lives up to his name. Oliver spent time shooting some rather impressive athletes in his characteristic dark and high contrast style which adds even more tension to the images. A master in post-production, Oliver’s images are all lovingly retouched to produce some truly spectacular work.

© Oliver Haupt

© Oliver Haupt

© Oliver Haupt

© Oliver Haupt

© Oliver Haupt

© Oliver Haupt

LPA Futures / Holly Pickering / Studio Crême / Chez Antoinette

October 9, 2014

LPA Futures Holly Pickering was recently commissioned by Studio Crême to shoot some beautiful interiors and delicious food for Chez Antoniette.

Recently opened in Covent Garden, Chez Antoinette serve all manner of French treats, specialising in delectable tartines (open sandwiches). Holly brought her sensitive and creative approach to the project, shooting some lovely aerial shots and capturing the Parisian decor in all its glory. We will be definitely heading down to try some of this French fare!

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering


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