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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!

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

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…

Emma Boyns

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.

Emma Boyns Liquorice 1

© 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.


© 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.


© Emma Boyns

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 Futures / Holly Pickering / Another Production / 101 London / Wagamama

March 20, 2015

LPA Futures photographer Holly Pickering was recently commissioned by Another Production and 101 London to shoot for Wagamama restaurants to promote their new store openings.

Holly was asked to capture the all things Wagamama, photographing the restaurant interiors, equipment and people at work. Adept at shooting both food and interiors, Holly has captured the vibrancy and offbeat energy of Wagamama – Japanese for ‘naughty child’ – perfectly. We love the results and it’s great to see Holly continuing to go from strength to strength!


© Holly Pickering



© Holly Pickering


© Holly Pickering


© Holly Pickering

LPA Futures 2015 / Call For Entries / DEADLINE MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 10AM

February 20, 2015


LPA Futures / Holly Pickering / Seven / WeightWatchers Magazine

February 17, 2015

Seven commissioned LPA Futures Holly Pickering to shoot these delectable low calorie treats for the current edition of WeightWatchers Magazine.

Working with food stylist Mima Sinclair and props stylist Tony Hutchinson, Holly produced a series of sumptuous images for the magazine. We’ll definitely be having extra portions of some of these healthier desert alternatives!

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

LPA Futures 2015 / Call For Entries / DEADLINE EXTENDED

February 13, 2015


LPA In Focus / Food & Drink Photography

February 12, 2015


LPA Futures / Sponsors / DEADLINE EXTENDED

February 12, 2015

The LPA Futures deadline has been extended to Monday 23rd February at 10am! In light of this we wanted to give our generous sponsors a mention and remind you all of the amazing prizes up for grabs!

Not only do the five chosen photographers win representation with LPA Futures for two years, we have arranged a host of other brilliant prizes which will help each photographer to kick-start their career. Here’s what’s on offer…

Direct Photographic

Direct photographic are the UK’s largest photographic lighting and camera rental facility. The five winners will receive £250 worth of lighting hire, a days studio hire and a training course.

Delta Design

Delta Design are a fabulous Clerkenwell-based bookbinders who have made portfolios for many LPA photographers over the years. The winners will get £250 worth of vouchers towards a bespoke folio, so they will be armed and ready to show it off and attract new clients! Here’s an example of a folio Delta Design made for last year’s Student Challenge winner Edd Fury:


© Edd Fury


© Edd Fury

The Forge

The winners will receive two days of retouching and one day of digi-op from experienced image makers The Forge.

Metro Imaging

Winners will get a 20% discount on professional prints for their new portfolio from renowned printers Metro Imaging. Metro will also provide prints from the LPA Futures touring exhibition. Here’s an example of last year’s exhibition at CHI & Partners:


LPA Futures Exhibition / CHI & Partners

Swan Turton

The winners will all get one hours free legal advice from law firm Swan Turton. Swan Turton specialise in the fields of media, entertainment and the creative industries, and can provide invaluable advice on some of the trickier legal aspects of the photography business.

Williamson Carson/ Chubb

A £250 voucher towards insurance will be awarded to each winner from Williamson Carson or Chubb, two of the industry’s most experienced insurance brokers.

We would also like to say a big thanks to our LPA Futures launch party sponsors – BMA Models and premium rum brand The Duppy Share.


© Holly Pickering / The Duppy Share


LPA Photographers / Rowan Fee / Men’s Health

February 10, 2015

LPA Photographer Rowan Fee continues his stellar work for Men’s Health, shooting a series of graphic and bold images on how to keep healthy!

One of our successes from LPA Futures 2011, Rowan has continued to impress us with his colourful and vibrant approach to still-life photography. Whether how to keep a cold at bay or how to avoid back pain, Rowan has creatively interpreted some common maladies.

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

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