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!

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March 24, 2015


LPA Photographers / Rowan Fee / FHM

March 24, 2015

LPA Photographer Rowan Fee recently shot this dynamic series depicting gardening and the outdoors!

Shot for FHM Collections magazine, Rowan’s crisp and vivid lighting draws us in once again, showing off his skills in the studio. The products are given a beautiful ambient glow, and his playful compositions present the products in a fresh way. Lovely work as always!


© Rowan Fee

RFee_FHM_Gardening_Flask© Rowan Fee


© Rowan Fee


© Rowan Fee

RFee_FHM_Screencopy© Rowan Fee

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 Photographers / Patrick Harrison / Conran Design Group / CRUK

March 16, 2015

LPA Photographer Patrick Harrison continues his partnership with Conran Design Group and CRUK with these new images.

Patrick travelled the length and breadth of the country, shooting real patients in a series of inspiring and sensitive portraits for the charity. Great work as always Patrick – nice to see the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in there too!

© Patrick Harrison

© Patrick Harrison

© Patrick Harrison

LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / Personal Project

March 11, 2015

LPA Photographer Andy Smith recently shot some great new personal work centred around the idea of start-up companies.

Shot on location in Farringdon, Andy’s informal and natural approach to corporate photography has seen plenty of new commissions pour in. We love these new images and can’t wait to see what’s next from Mr Smith!

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

LPA Photographers / Sam Stowell / Jamie Magazine

March 10, 2015

Earlier this year, one of LPA Photographers Sam Stowell’s  tempting stories for Jamie Magazine was published.

Working with food stylist Sunil Vijayakar, Sam captured the stages of making delicious rye bread. We love the results and wouldn’t mind a piece ourselves!

© Sam Stowell

© Sam Stowell

LPA Photographers / Julian Calverley / Fischer Verlage / Tana French

March 9, 2015

German publishers Fischer Verlage recently used some of LPA Photographer Julian Calverley’s images for a set of Tana French’s book covers.

Shot as part of Julian’s fantastic #iphoneonly series, the dark and atmospheric images were a perfect fit for these critically lauded crime novels by the Irish writer. Used for the German language editions of the book, have a look out for them if you’re in Germany, Austria or Switzerland!

© Julian Calverley

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