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LPA Photographers / Charlotte Tolhurst / Arden’s

November 21, 2014

New recruit Charlotte Tolhurst is off to a brilliant start here at LPA, and for her first blog entry we’re kicking off with with these striking shots for Arden’s baked goods.

Charlotte was commissioned to photograph each of the Arden’s products with their ‘perfect pairings’, beautifully capturing the rich colours against the dusty backdrops.

Charlotte’s fresh, bright and contemporary approach to food photography lends itself perfectly to both creative editorial jobs and more technical packaging shots, and we can’t wait to watch her already impressive body of work grow!


© Charlotte Tolhurst


© Charlotte Tolhurst


© Charlotte Tolhurst

LPA Style / Claire Portman / OK! Magazine

November 17, 2014

LPA Style‘s Claire Portman recently worked her hair & make-up magic on this acid bright editorial for OK! Magazine.

Shot by Clive Shalice, Claire’s use of bold, paintbox bright colours works harmoniously with Rosie Underwood‘s styling to provide a mood-boosting alternative to the usually dark winter trends.  Lovely work!


© Clive Shalice


© Clive Shalice


© Clive Shalice

5 Minutes With… / Terri Coates / Picture Editor

November 14, 2014

This month we spent 5 minutes catching up with Terri Coates, here’s what she had to say…

© Terri Coates/Pashley

- Could you tell us a bit about yourself Terri?
I’m a picture editor & photographer. I studied creative advertising at Lincoln University and I’m originally from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Photography has been a passion of mine since I can remember, so I moved to London after finishing university, to pursue my career. I got a job at WENN, a news and celebrity picture agency. I always dreamt of art directing photo shoots since I was a little girl due to my slight obsession with the TV show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ so when the position of Picture Assistant came up at IPC Media (now known as Time Inc. UK), I jumped at the chance. I have now been Picture Editor here in the Creative team for 4 Years.

- For people not in the industry, could you explain what being a Picture Editor entails?
A picture editor at a magazine manages a team of picture researchers. They search for and clear all rights on any images that will be used for the publication. My job differs slightly from an editorial picture editor as I work in the Creative Advertorial team, which works with both, editorial teams across varied magazines and our advertising clients. Advertorials are editorial content that is paid for by an advertising client. Our team researches and shoots all the images, which are to be used across all 24 Women and Lifestyle magazine titles at Time Inc. UK.  My day-to-day work is extremely varied due to working on various campaigns and for various advertising clients. I could be in the office researching images, casting models and researching locations one day or attending client meetings and art directing a photo shoot the next.

- What are the best and worst things about your job?
I love my job! My favourite part is art directing the photo shoots. We work with such varied clientele, which means some days I could be on a fashion shoot and another times photographing celebrities or magazine readers, bloggers etc. on a location shoot. I would say the most challenging part of my job is to keep both sides happy, the editorial teams as well as the clients. Sometimes they might have a slightly different vision of what they would like from the advertorial, so great communication skills is a must.

© Terri Coates/Pashley


LPA Student Challenges / NEWSFLASH!

November 10, 2014


Ask an Agent / Halloween Special with Guest Blogger ‘Super Lawyer’ Charles Swan

October 31, 2014

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

This month we bring you an Ask an Agent Halloween special. Lisa invites lawyer supremo Charles Swan, from leading media and creative law firm Swan Turton, to advise on trademarks in Halloween masks.

Charlie Informal No 2

Charles Swan from Swan Turton

Dear Ask an Agent,

I’ve been asked to use Halloween masks in a shoot for a new soft drink and I’m just wondering if there might be any potential issues with trademarks and copyrights? For example what if I featured Frankenstein or Dracula? And whose responsibility would this be, the advertising agency’s or mine as the photographer?

Robbie Brown

Thanks for your question Robbie, I believe there could be some issues with particular masks whose characters might have trademarks. I remember being asked to produce a shoot featuring Batman once and indemnify the client against any third party claims. I was heavily advised by a lawyer not to do so, as the trademark for Batman is owned by the Walt Disney Company/Marvel Entertainment and associating Batman with another brand could be seen as falsely claiming that a brand is endorsing another brand.

In terms of whose responsibility this is, it needs to be made clear from the onset in writing. We incorporate in our terms and conditions the following clause to cover us just in case.

INDEMNITY. The Photographer and LPA shall only be responsible for obtaining clearance in respect of third party copyright works, trademarks, designs or other intellectual property if this has been expressly agreed in writing before the shoot. In all other cases the Client shall be responsible for obtaining such clearances and will indemnify the Photographer and LPA against all expenses, damages, claims and legal costs arising out of any failure to obtain such clearances.

And we also have a paragraph on the front of all our estimates and invoices headed ‘Important Information’ to reaffirm points like this for those clients that don’t read the ‘small print’

However, it shouldn’t simply be a case of passing the buck. As a professional photographer you should be aware of the potential hazards of shoot production and at least flag up the fact that there might be an issue to your client before they land themselves in trouble.

Anyway, I’m not a lawyer and sometimes it’s worth consulting one. So I asked Charlie Swan, one of the country’s top media lawyers and partner at Swan Turton, to shed a bit more light on the matter. Here’s what he had to say…

‘Although Frankenstein and Dracula are characters from out of copyright (public domain) novels, there is artistic copyright in specific versions of their appearance created for movies, comics etc. There might also be registered trade marks and using particular masks in a soft drink ad could indeed provoke a passing off (false endorsement) claim by the rights owner.

The key here is to make sure you warn your client, in writing, of the possible risk and get your client’s confirmation, again in writing, that they will be responsible for any necessary third party clearances. Most photographers’ terms and conditions will include an indemnity similar to your clause, but you should still put this in writing – to avoid arguments further down the line about who said what.

One thing you must avoid doing is saying anything to your client that might be construed as legal advice. It’s the agency’s job, not yours, to get legal advice about potentially risky elements of advertising photographs. If a client asks you whether something like a mask or a building or a designer sofa is ok to include in a shot, you should explain to them that they need to get their own advice. Otherwise, if a claim does materialise, the client may try to pass liability on to you. When the sh** hits the fan, everyone in the room tries to hide behind the next person!’

foto1057© Oliver Haupt. For illustration purposes only.

Charles Swan is a partner at Swan Turton LLP, his clients include leading advertising, marketing and design agencies, advertisers, trade associations, image libraries, photographers, agents, publishers and artists. Charles heads the firm’s Advertising & Marketing and Photography & Visual Arts Groups. He is rated by Thomson Reuter as a UK Super Lawyer and by Chambers & Partners as a Band 1 Advertising & Marketing lawyer, is Honorary President of Adlaw International, a member of the Advertising Lawyers Group and is a director of the Association of Photographers.

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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

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