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LPA Photographers / Nick Daly / FCB Inferno / Coca-Cola

September 18, 2014

LPA Photographer Nick Daly is taking us back to the long and hot days of summer with this fabulous commission through FCB Inferno for Coca-Cola

Shot for a large campaign for the European market, Nick was on set throughout perhaps the hottest week of the year in the lovely leafy area of the New Forest. It was definitely a team effort on the day with LPA Style’s Alice Timms providing wardrobe and Charlie Cave providing all the props. We’ve got more ‘seasonal’ images from the campaign to release later in the year so make sure you stay tuned!
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LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / Last Days of Summer

September 8, 2014

LPA Photographer Andy Smith’s latest personal project ‘Last days of Summer’ has got everyone in the office reaching for their passport.

Shot on the Spanish coast and working with stylist Elle Morgan, Andy’s relaxed approach really captures that feeling of the last glorious days of summer.

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LPA Photographers / Liz McBurney / Norwegian

September 5, 2014

LPA Photographer Liz McBurney has been working on yet more covers for Norwegian Air inflight magazine, including this great one for September.

More known for her amazingly creative still-life, Liz proves that she is just as adept at shooting people. We love the fun concept behind the shoot, wouldn’t want to mess with this granny!

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5 Minutes with… / Hayley Nia Thomas / Photographer’s Assistant

September 1, 2014

This month we spent 5 minutes catching up with Hayley Nia Thomas, a photographer’s assistant who has been working with our very own Kerry Harrison for 2 years.  Read on for her reflections on the skills required to be a successful assistant, the importance of admiration for the photographer you work with, and her tips for new photography graduates!

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How did you become a photographer’s assistant?

I was originally working in a studio doing product photography. I realised that shooting in a dark basement with backdrops, props and lights wasn’t for me and that I was more inspired by people and locations. Then a friend recommended me to LPA photographer Kerry Harrison who shoots people and lifestyle. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to change direction and to think about where I want to take my career.

What’s the best and worst thing about your job?

Assisting is great for me, I am able to gain an invaluable insight. Whilst I do have a lot of responsibility on shoots, I am also able to take a slight backseat and observe how everything is done. There isn’t much I don’t like about my job – I find it incredibly rewarding and fun. However, sometimes days can be very intense and exhausting.

What qualities do you think are most important in being a successful photographer’s assistant?

I’ve learned that you need to be adaptable, as you are always working with different clients across various environments. It is important to read situations well so that you can act appropriately. You need to be on the ball at all times and really pay attention to what your team needs. This way you gradually gain an understanding of how they work so that you can always be two steps ahead.

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How important is it for you to assist a photographer whom you admire?

I think if you admire the photographer then it helps to motivate you through the tough working days. You may also find that working on shoots in which you love the work being produced to be more helpful to your own practice. However, I believe it is important that you aren’t too heavily influenced by them, as you need to develop your own way of working and adapt the skills you’ve learned to your own personality and work. I also think that all experience is good experience, and if you work with a photographer that you don’t admire then this can help you see what you don’t want to be doing.

What advice would you give to new graduates entering the industry? Do you think it’s important to assist when you’re starting out?

I think if you aren’t particularly experienced or confident then assisting is a great way to learn about the industry and develop relationships. It is also a good way to decide what area of photography you want to get into. When I graduated I took the first job I could find and ended up being in an area of photography so far removed from what I am about, so assisting allows to you experiment a bit more.

As well as assisting Kerry you work as a freelance portrait photographer.  How would you describe your aesthetic and influences?

I am usually inspired by what people do and who they are, and I aim to create an intimate moment in my photograph in which a hint of their personality comes to life. I usually stage my shoots, as I like to have control over the mood and composition. I love the work of Esther Teichmann, Rinko Kawauchi and Rineke Dijkstra. Their work is extremely evocative – there is a subtle tension, yet stillness. That to me is very powerful.

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Where do you go to seek inspiration for your own work?

I look at a lot of blogs online, for example If You Leave, Wandering Bears and Self Publish Be Happy. I also read the British Journal of Photography and Seasaw magazine, as well as attending a lot of exhibitions. My favourite is the annual Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.

What is the most exciting shoot you have ever worked on?

Probably a shoot with Kerry Harrison for Sage where he was photographing an artist in her studio and her home. For me that is what I would love to be doing, so I really enjoyed watching how someone else approached the job and thinking about how I would of tackled it if it were my commission.

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Thanks Hayley!

LPA Photographers / Sam Stowell / M&S

August 28, 2014

LPA Photographer Sam Stowell was recently commissioned by M&S to photograph their Slate Range of serving platters.

Sam used simple and beautiful moody lighting to compliment the dark stone, whilst simultaneously drawing the gaze in directly to the delicious food.  He shot a diverse range from cheese to tapas, bread to fruit, showing how the platters provide elegant dining solutions for every occasion.

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LPA Photographers / Kerry Harrison / Savvy / Adidas

August 18, 2014

LPA Photographer Kerry Harrison recently worked with retail specialist Savvy on this great project for Adidas

Shot on location at the luxurious Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, Kerry brought a more urban edge to the normally very gentile sport of golf. LPA Style’s Alice Timms provided the great sports luxe looks while Claire Louise was on hand to make sure all the male models looked their very best. Fab team effort as always guys and lovely results.

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LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / Beach Test

August 14, 2014

LPA photographer Andy Smith recently shot this lovely lifestyle test on the sunny south English coast.

Andy’s candid approach allows the images to feel natural, spontaneous and authentic, whilst stylist Natalie Corfield has created a laid-back look to compliment the quaint beach surroundings of Hengistbury Head in Dorset.

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LPA Photographers / Sam Stowell / Jamie Magazine

August 11, 2014

LPA food photographer Sam Stowell shot this mouthwatering cover feature for the August issue of Jamie Magazine.

Sam proves his versatility by eschewing his usual rustic style for a suitably bold and bright approach in this delicious series of homemade ice cream recipes. The vibrant colours and simple framing make the ice cream look amazing, and we love the way in which the model’s nails are used to compliment each shot.

Sam is a firm favourite at Jamie magazine and has been shooting for them since issue 2.  This shoot was a particularly fun one, with lots of yummy ice cream tasting as a bonus!

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LPA Photographers / Kerry Harrison / Leo Burnett Belgrade / Vip Mobile

August 8, 2014

LPA Photographer Kerry Harrison has continued his work with the Belgrade branch of Leo Burnett and Vip Mobile Image Library in this bright and breezy shoot.

Working with models of all ages and backgrounds, Kerry succeeds in showing the many facets of the vibrant Serbian capital Belgrade.  Kerry’s fresh, crisp style captures the essence of summer perfectly and has us all wishing it wasn’t nearing an end!

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LPA Awards

August 7, 2014

We’re proud to announce that LPA photographer Nick Daly and LPA Futures photographer Oliver Haupt have recently scooped some very impressive awards.

Nick Daly won gold in the ‘Best Unlisted/International Report’ category at the Corporate & Financial Awards for his work with Conran Design on the Cancer Research 2013 Report and Review. He was rewarded for his ability to communicate a complex topic in a straightforward manner, to meet and surpass the requirements placed on corporate reporting and on the quality of the completed work. Always getting the best out of his subjects, Nick’s images are full of natural warmth and solidarity, highlighting the power of humanity over hardship and illness.

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Meanwhile our talented Futures photographer Oliver Haupt has swept the board at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie 2014, winning gold for his ‘Transporter’ series in the  ‘Professional Advertising Self Promotion’ and ‘Professional Advertising Calendar’ categories.  He also won Silver for his ‘Youth’ and ‘High Noon’ series’ in the ‘Professional Portraiture’ category, and bronze in the ‘Professional Advertising’ category for the teaser poster for the film ‘Las brujas de Zurragarmurdi’.

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A huge well done to both photographers on these achievements!

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