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LPA Photographers / Nick David / Surfers

April 16, 2015

LPA Photographer Nick David recently took a trip to the beautiful Cornish coast to photograph a group of surfers as a part of a new personal project.

Striking it lucky with sunny weather, Nick made the most of the natural light and shot some lovely spontaneous imagery. Focusing on a group of young friends, Nick perfectly captures their passion for the sport, as well as the picturesque coastal landscape.

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LPA Futures / Holly Pickering / Wheeler’s of St James’ Rib Room & Oyster Bar

April 13, 2015

LPA Futures Holly Pickering continues her great work for the Marriott Autograph range of hotels, shooting the new restaurant at Threadneedles.

Wheeler’s of St James’ Rib Room & Oyster is a Marco Pierre White enterprise, recently opened at the luxury 5* boutique hotel, Threadneedles. Famed as the world’s oldest fish brand, Wheeler’s boasts Walt Disney and Lucian Freud among their clientele. Holly was commissioned to shoot the lavish interior as well as the sumptuous menu and we think the images look great – definitely want to pay a visit!

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LPA Style / Alice Timms / O2

April 7, 2015

LPA stylist Alice Timms recently provided the props for the latest ‘be more dog’ O2 print campaign.

Shot by Julia Fullerton-Batten (represented by Wyatt Clarke & Jones), Alice was enlisted to make the rosettes and medals – one for each year that O2 has been awarded No. 1 Network for Customer Satisfaction by Ofcom. The advert is the latest in the playful ‘be more dog’ campaign which aims to spread positivity and encourage inquisitiveness among us Brits. Alice’s creativity is undeniable, lovely work as ever!

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LPA Student Challenges 2014-2015 / The Finalists

April 1, 2015

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LPA Pop Up Agent / Carmen Valino / Costa Coffee

March 31, 2015

Our Pop Up Agent service was recently called upon by photographer Carmen Valino to produce her shoot for Costa Coffee.

The experienced team here at LPA arranged everything from models and styling to location permits and photographer’s assistants. Shot on location in two central London branches of the coffee shop giant, we were there to ensure everything ran smoothly on the two days of shooting. So next time you get a brief, no matter how big or small, don’t forget we’re here to help! Here are a few of our favourite images from the shoot…

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Ask an Agent / Getting Your Personality Across

March 30, 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!

Lisa

For this month’s Ask an Agent we have a question from a photographer on face to face meetings and how to get your personality across if you can’t get to actually meet people.

Dear Ask an Agent,

Buyers are happy (at least most) for me to send my book over for them to show the creative team but I’d like go a step further and try and get some face to face meetings without a job being necessary being involved. Do you think busy buyers are likely to take the time for this? I’m thinking not in which case how might a photographer sell his personality along with is work?

Simon Plant, Simon Plant Photographic Productions

Hi Simon,

If your work is strong enough and relevant, I would say a wholehearted yes that buyers will take time to meet you. It is an important part of their job.

Art directors and designers (the creatives) in particular like to meet photographers. If they like the work and think they can use it, they usually want to find out more about the person who created the images, the inspiration behind them and also see if they can get on with the photographer on a shoot. If a project reaches a stage where photography needs to commissioned, reassurance that the photographer of their choice will be a helpful part of the team in bringing their ideas alive and a good collaborator is just as important as shooting great images. And so you can see why they think meeting photographers is important as well as just being aware of the work.

Having said that, I won’t pretend it’s easy or that you’ll be able to book a meeting with every email or phone call. Here at LPA we try and see a certain amount of people a month, some days we can make several appointments and some we might make 20 phone calls and get nowhere. So be persistent, perhaps email some relevant images a few days before, send a great mailshot, try and grab their attention before you try and arrange the face-to- face. When you do speak to an art buyer, designer or art director it will help if you get to the point and immediately come across as someone that might benefit them, as opposed to the other way round.

And finally to answer your second point, how might a photographer sell his personality along with his work? You don’t necessarily need a face-to-face meeting to get your personality across. A photographer’s brand is their personality and should come across in all communication touch points. Social media can certainly give you a voice.

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As can a printed promo, the tone of voice in a newsletter and the words you choose to describe your self on your website.

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Being consistent in your marketing messages will help get your personality across and will also hopefully help you nail some of those face-to-face meetings!

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LPA Futures / Final Judging Night

March 27, 2015

Last week we held the live judging of LPA Futures 2015 here in our fantastic studio space in Camden.

After a heated debate from the judges, we came to a final decision on the five photographers who will be joining the LPA Futures roster. The winners are still top secret until our launch party but we wanted to give you an insight into the judging process. The lovely team from Metro Imaging were there on hand to capture the event and produced a fantastic video for us.

To recap, the judges of this year’s competition were -

  • * Mike Bone / Owner & Founder / Mike Bone Design
  • * Tony Connor / Creative Director / Bulletproof
  • * Amanda G / Owner & Founder / Coochie-Hart
  • * Patrick Harrison / Commercial Photographer / LPA
  • * Kathy Howes / Senior Creative Producer & Art Buyer / Proximity
  • * Daniel Moorey / Head of Print / adam&eveDDB
  • * Lisa Pritchard / Owner & Founder / LPA 

In addition to representation with LPA for two years as part of the Futures programme, the five winners will receive the following great prizes from our generous sponsors -

The standards of entries was incredibly high across the board and it was a hard decision for everyone involved. Stay tuned to our website and blog to see the winners announced in May! Thanks again to Alice and Kate from Metro for the fabulous video!

 

5 Minutes With… / Emma Boyns / Student Challenge Winner

March 26, 2015

This month we spent 5 minutes catching up with the winner of the LPA Student Challenges 2014-2015 final round – Emma Boyns. Emma – who is in her final year at the University of Gloucestershire studying Editorial and Advertising Photography - wins some amazing prizes including her own bespoke portfolio by the brilliant Delta Design with prints by Metro Imaging, as well as representation with LPA Futures for two years. Here’s what she had to say about the experience…

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Congratulations on winning the LPA Student Challenges grand final! You’ve secured your place as one of the next group of LPA Futures photographers – how does it feel?

It feels great! I wanted to stay positive after entering but totally didn’t expect to win so it was a lovely surprise.

What are you looking forward to most about being a part of the LPA roster?

I think being part of a group of people whom I have looked up to and whose clients and work I really admire; Sam Stowell, Charlotte Tolhurst, Rowan Fee and others have really inspired my work.

For the final round you were asked by Richard Brim & Daniel Moorey of Adam&EveDDB to interpret the creative copy ‘Love it or Hate it’. What were your initial thoughts and how did you approach the brief?

This is actually a brief that I was set at university for one module, which all of us hated at the time so there was a bit of a joke about that at first! But I approached it in a completely different way and chose not to over complicate it, focusing on the one, simple theme of liquorice and how to create a striking series based around that narrative.

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© Emma Boyns – Student Challenge Number Three submission

What made you want to pursue a career as a food photographer?

I’ve always loved cooking and baking and have found both to be very therapeutic, so the movement towards this genre happened entirely naturally for me; at first I didn’t even realise I was photographing everything I was making, and it soon became second nature. I don’t think I’d have the time to invest in a different subject, as food really is my passion and is constantly on my mind.

How would you describe your photographic style?

I would describe it as fairly delicate, almost fragile sometimes. Although that may seem to contrast with my more conceptual, graphic images, I feel that a simplistic, minimalist theme runs through most of my work and the way I style shots often makes them quite feminine and dainty.

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© Emma Boyns

Where do you look for inspiration – any favourite photographers, websites or blogs?

I am a huge fan of food blogs, which were the main focus of my dissertation. I admire the ability that bloggers such as Linda Lomelino and Izy Hossack have to cook, bake, write and photograph so beautifully. I also love cookbooks such as Nigel Slater’s Tender and Katie Quinn Davies’ What Katie Ate, and photographers such as Jean Cazals, Jonathan Gregson and Mowie Kay have been really inspirational for me.

 If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?

I have a big interest in psychology, which was my intended path while I was at sixth form, so perhaps something down that line. But I always think I’d find it hard to resist a food-based career, so you’d probably be more likely to find me in a little family-run bakery or restaurant.

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Your work impressed the judges in Student Challenge Number Two as well as the final round, what advice would you have for students wanting to enter the competition next year?

I think it would be to enter images that are strong rather than images that you ‘like.’ Don’t become too attached to an image because of the setting or context in which it was taken or the sentimental value it has to you – remember that the judges can only see the photographic merit and not these personal elements.

Thanks Emma!

LPA Student Challenges / Challenge Three – Final Round / Winner Announced!

March 26, 2015

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LPA In Focus / Still Life Photography

March 24, 2015

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