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LPA Photographers / Nick David / MSLGroup / EY

November 16, 2015

Lifestyle photographer Nick David was recently commissioned by communications agency MSLGROUP to shoot a photographic brief for EY.

Nick shot real case studies on location in London and Warwick, showcasing a ‘day in the life’ at EY to help young people decide between a graduate recruitment programme or an alternative route into business via their school leaver programme. Design Director Tom Dance at MSLGROUP had this to say about working with Nick:

“Nick helped us deliver a large national campaign for one of the world’s biggest financial service businesses…Always on hand to suggest alternative and better options, making the case studies feel comfortable, at ease and getting them to look their best at all times.”

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LPA Photographers / Julian Love / Athletics

November 11, 2015

LPA photographer Julian Love recently joined two Team GB middle distance runners in training for this slick sports lifestyle shoot.

Joining Dale Clutterbuck and Revée Nolan at Lea Valley Athletics Centre, Julian was put through his paces on the 200m indoor and 400m outdoor tracks. If only we looked this good when running!


© Julian Love


© Julian Love


© Julian Love


© Julian Love


© Julian Love


© Julian Love

LPA Photographers / Patrick Harrison / Another Production / Art Fund

November 10, 2015

With the festive season kicking in it feels like an appropriate time to share Patrick Harrison’s Christmas-themed shoot with Another Production for the Art Fund from earlier this year.

Patrick was commissioned by the lovely people at Another Production to shoot reportage-style photography at the Whitechapel Gallery, and a Christmas lifestyle shoot at a location house in London. Patrick’s signature vibrant use of colour works brilliantly with the Art Fund branding to show off their National Art Pass – a great idea for a gift this Christmas!

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LPA Photographers / Michael Heffernan / Jack and Rey

November 3, 2015

Though the weather may be gloomy, we want to bring a touch of summer back with this recent project from LPA Photographer Michael Heffernan.

Capturing the warmth of summer, we love this series by Michael shot on location around London. Bring back the sun!

© Michael Heffernan

© Michael Heffernan

© Michael Heffernan

© Michael Heffernan

© Michael Heffernan

LPA In Focus / Image Libraries

November 2, 2015


5 Minutes With… / Seamus McGibbon / The Association of Photographers

October 30, 2015

This month we spent 5 minutes catching up with Seamus McGibbon, General Manager of the AOP. The AOP is a not-for-profit trade association aiming to promote and protect the worth and standing of its members, by defending, educating and lobbying for the interests and rights of all photographers. Thanks to Seamus for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us!

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Tell us a bit about yourself Seamus?

I was an art student in the 80s, attending Jacob Kramer College in Leeds and then St Albans College of Art where I studied Model Making. I moved to London in 1989, working as a model maker on various projects including TV and film, architectural and product design work. From the mid 90s I’ve had what is now called a ‘portfolio’ career, working in an art shop, and doing every job imaginable at the BFI Southbank including front of house, festivals coordinator and sponsorship manager. I have worked for many charities including Stonewall, NFTS and Bliss. For a short time I was a film publicist and organised film premiers. I was Business Development Manager for 6 years for the trade association UK Theatre and for 2 years at Luton Culture.

I am the proud property of one small, scruffy and bossy Jack Russell called Basil.

How did you get into the photography industry?

I was looking for a new challenge and saw an ad in The Guardian from the AOP who were looking for a new General Manager. Photography and model making are similar in many ways so I met with the then AOP Chair and a photographer Board member. That was June 2014, and here I am.

Can you explain your role at the AOP? What does a typical day involve?

It’s a very busy job and a rewarding one; we are a small team at the AOP so it can vary from day to day depending what we have on. For example the AOP Photography Awards was a huge event which took months of planning, and we have just launched the Student Awards which are open until February so we’ve also been planning for that.

I spend a lot of my time having lots of meetings, talking to businesses, photographers and others in the industry. I sit on committees and groups including DACS, British Copyright Council and British Photographic Council. I also do a lot of admin, writing reports and planning.

aop© Shaun Bayliss / AOP Awards

What’s your favourite part of the job?

I work with a great team and get to meet some amazing people. Our members are some of the world’s most brilliant photographers; I am always impressed by the variety and quality of their work. I get to meet and work with agents, art buyers and other inspiring people in our industry. I like being able to get things done, listening to the issues affecting our industry and working together with others to develop solutions.

What’s the most challenging part?

Getting it right, as it’s a very complex role with lots of different aspects. Making sure I listen and hear what members are asking us to do, and trying to make that become reality. To ensure we keep moving and developing. There are a lot of challenges out there, and ensuring we are working together with others to reach our goals is a challenge.

The AOP plays an essential role in campaigning for photographers’ rights and interests. What are some of the main issues you come up against?

Copyright is always an issue, as we live in a world where the internet has given people access to anything and everything, and they all think it’s all theirs. Another issue is photographers valuing themselves and their work, as well as others valuing them. Underselling yourself is a real problem for photographers, who are not as confident in themselves as they should be.

For those thinking of joining, what are the benefits of being an AOP member?

We promote and protect the best of professional photographers. We do this through lobbying, and through marketing our members’ work to buyers and commissioners. We provide special discounts from businesses in the industry. AOP members are able to enter the Photographer categories of the AOP Photography Awards, which means your work gets the chance to be in front of some very important people. This year we had almost 1,000 guests at the event, including press, artbuyers, agents and of course photographers. We also provide lots of networking opportunities, and host talks and workshops on issues affecting you including copyright and marketing. We are currently working on a training programme for Assisting Photographers, working with studios, equipment hire companies and photographers.

We thought the level of work at this year’s AOP Awards was outstanding! How do you think it compared to that of previous years? Did you have any favourites?

I think each year the work is outstanding, but I do think this year’s competition was amazing and brilliantly highlighted the breadth and quality of our members’ work and of photographers in general. Having curators brings a different dimension to each of the categories and has been a brilliant move for us.

The AOP Awards can really change things, and it was great to see one of this year’s AOP Student Awards finalists win best in category single in the Open Award. You really do have to be in it to win it.

The Assistant Award entries were amazing, the work this year really stood out.

What do the next few years have in store for the AOP?

Building on the success of this year’s awards, taking the awards on tour across the UK, building them up as a major bookmark in the photography calendar.

Developing the Junior Assistant and Assisting Photographer programme; we want to help young photographers get the skills they need to make it and sustain their careers in the industry.

Reiterate the rights of photographers, work closer with artbuyers, get them involved in what we do. Get out there more, work with more people and groups, listen and do.

Promote our members and their amazing work, and protect their interests and those of other professional photographers.

If you didn’t work at the AOP what would be your fantasy job?

I’d be a detective, cross between Paul Temple, JB Fletcher, Poirot and Miss Marple. With access to lots of gin.

Thanks Seamus!

Ask an Agent / ‘Real’ Models

October 29, 2015

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 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 question on what the term ‘real’ looking models actually means!


Dear Ask an Agent,

I know you do a lot of production as well as just being an agent, so I wondered if you could help me with something.

I’m doing a casting online for ‘real’ looking models for a shoot, but the client keeps rejecting all the models I send over. I’ve briefed the model agencies to only send ‘real’ looking people, so I don’t know why the client doesn’t like any of them.

– Lucy Bones

Hi Lucy,

Ah yes, this sounds familiar, many of the shoots we organise require ‘real’ looking models.

The problem is, there are a few different interpretations of ‘real’ in the commercial world, you’ll need to pin down what your client has in mind so expectations are met.

Basically there are two ends of the ‘real’ scale, when we are talking about castings for commercial shoots. At one end is your average looking person, perhaps even with some ‘quirks’. (I’m not going to attempt to give examples!) Then the other end of the scale is your very attractive type, but in no way pouty, posy, or unapproachable. A lot of shoots do require this latter end of the scale, as if you think about it, the images and the people in them need to look appealing so they will engage the consumer and sell stuff.

© Nick David – an example of what I’d class as ‘real’ models from an advertising point of view – attractive but attainable.

Best thing to do if your client hasn’t made it clear, is to send them over some examples of models from the agencies who run the gamut of ‘real’. Then hopefully they can identify some that would fit the bill and why they like them. Do point out these are just examples for reference though, and that you haven’t checked their availability or fees, else they might lock on to someone if they like them.

Thanks for writing in to Ask an Agent and I hope your client finds what they are looking for!

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LPA Photographers / Iain Crockart / Landor / Barclaycard

October 22, 2015

LPA Photographer Iain Crockart was commissioned earlier in the year by Landor to shoot a new campaign for Barclaycard out in Cape Town, South Africa. 

3 days, 12 locations, 36 models, 54 scenarios – Iain worked across the city to create an image bank of spontaneous, bright and contemporary images for the banking giant. The concept of the shoot was to capture everyday moments, as if shot on an iPhone for Instagram. Iain says ‘the ambitious shoot was possible because of a great team working together from the art director (Hsu-Ying Fullick), art buyer (Claire Arroyo), producers (Jonathon Nixon in the UK, Gavin Schneider in South Africa) to stylists, hair and make-up, drivers and assistants’.

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

LPA In Focus / Drinks Photography

October 21, 2015


LPA Photographers / AOP Awards

October 9, 2015

Yesterday evening the LPA team headed to the 32nd annual AOP awards ceremony and exhibition at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery.

We were celebrating three of our photographers making it into the exhibition – well done to Marc Ambros, Rowan Fee and Ray Massey! Our lovely stylist Alice Timms was featured for her work with Julian Fullerton-Batten (represented by Wyatt-Clarke + Jones,) and Lisa also judged the assistants awards so congratulations to all of the winners. We had a great night and the quality of photography exhibiting this year is exceptional. The exhibition is up all weekend and entry is free so be sure to stop by!


Rowan Fee


Ray Massey


Marc Ambros


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