LPA Photographers / Iain Crockart / MSL Group / Experian

September 17, 2015

LPA Photographer Iain Crockart was recently commissioned by MSL Group to shoot for Experian.

Shooting in their London office, Iain used his great eye for detail and composition to produce a series of creative images for the company. Using real employees, Iain is adept at putting non models at ease to create a natural and candid ambiance.

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© Iain Crockart

LPA Photographers / Holly Pickering / Mediterranean

September 16, 2015

Whilst the summer may be officially over, LPA Photographer Holly Pickering is taking us back to warmer climes with this recent personal project.

Working with home economist Alex James Gray, Holly has shot some beautiful Mediterranean inspired dishes featuring tasty seasonal ingredients such as tomatoes and peaches. Holly’s bold use of colour and props has resulted in some truly sumptuous images – if only the sun was still out!

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

© Holly Pickering

LPA Photographers / Patrick Harrison / Conran / CRUK

September 15, 2015

Design agency Conran recently commissioned LPA Photographer Patrick Harrison to shoot for CRUK.

Patrick travelled the length and breadth of the UK to shoot case studies for the charity. Known for his candid approach which results in authentic and sensitive work, we love these recent images from Patrick.

© Patrick Harrison

© Patrick Harrison

© Patrick Harrison


LPA Futures / Exhibition / CHI & Partners

September 11, 2015

Earlier this week we hung our fabulous LPA Futures exhibition for the lovely team at CHI & Partners.

Featuring work from Marc, Lulu, Tim, Emma, James and Fay, the prints will be on display for a month before moving on to a new home. Make sure you pop in to take a look if you’re around Rathbone Street!


LPA Pop Up Agent / Adrien Crasnault / Interbrand / Takeda

September 10, 2015

Our LPA Pop Up Agent services were called upon once again, this time for the talented lifestyle and people photographer, Adrien Crasnault

Adrien was commissioned by Interbrand to shoot for Japanese pharmaceutical giant, Takeda. Our production team took care of everything from fee negotiation to travel arrangements, post-production to final invoicing. Adrien travelled to Boston and Tokyo as well as shooting in Manchester to create some beautifully lit, natural images. Why not try us for your next production?

© Adrien Crasnault

© Adrien Crasnault

© Adrien Crasnault

© Adrien Crasnault

LPA Photographers / Rowan Fee / The Telegraph

September 9, 2015

LPA Photographer Rowan Fee was recently commissioned by The Telegraph to shoot some creative images for their Sunday edition.

Working to a brief on well-being in the workplace, Rowan teamed up with model maker Lou Blackshaw to create some beautifully detailed paper constructions shot in Rowan’s clean and crisp style. Fabulous work as always!

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

© Rowan Fee

LPA Photographers / Ray Massey / Publicis Dublin / Bulmers

September 7, 2015

LPA Photographer Ray Massey was recently commissioned by Publicis Dublin to shoot for Bulmer’s.

Bulmers (known as Magners in the UK) is one of the biggest cider brands in Ireland and the United Kingdom, known for their wide range of flavours. An expert at shooting drinks and liquids, Ray worked his magic once again to create some truly stunning images with Art Director Ger Roe. The images went nationwide in Ireland this summer and should be popping up in Blighty soon!

© Ray Massey

© Ray Massey

Ask an Agent / Employer’s Liability Insurance / With Guest Blogger Tom Carson

September 4, 2015

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column answering your questions about the business of photography– 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!

For this month’s Ask an Agent we tackle a great question from a young photographer wanting to know who exactly Employer’s Liability insurance is needed for.

“I’m a young lifestyle photographer and after a few years of assisting I’m beginning to pick up my own commissions. I’ve heard that it’s a legal requirement to have Employer’s Liability cover for anyone you employ. Could you explain who this covers? Do I need it for all crew involved in a shoot such as models, assistants, stylists, location managers and set builders or are there certain people it’s not applicable for?”

Izzy Russell

Thanks for your question Izzy. Insurance is a serious matter and so I’ve asked Tom Carson from the UK’s leading insurance brokers for the photographic industry, Williamson Carson, to answer your question. Here’s what he has to say…

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“You’re right that it’s a legal requirement to have Employer’s Liability cover for anyone you legally and contractually employ. However the definition of an ‘employee’ in this case is often unclear, which may cause confusion. Generally there are two types of employment contract – labour only sub-contractors and bona-fide sub-contractors. Whether they are considered an employee and therefore whether you need Employer’s Liability insurance for a person depends on which category they fall under.

A labour only sub-contractor is generally understood to be anyone working under your ‘care, instruction and control,’ whether or not a fee is being paid. This includes photography assistants, models, volunteers, work experience people and friends and family helping you – essentially anyone who requires your direction to fulfill their role. A lot of photographers feel they don’t require this cover as they don’t employ anyone on a permanent basis, 
but as labour only sub-contractors are under your control they are legally considered to be employees and you need to have Employers Liability for them.


A bona-fide sub-contractor is anyone working under their own direction rather than yours and charging a fee for their professional services. For example you mentioned stylists, location managers and set builders. These people don’t rely on your direction to fulfill their role in the shoot and therefore are not considered to be an employee. People such as hair & make-up artists, caterers, model makers and so on would also be considered as bona-fide sub-contractors. You don’t need Employer’s Liability insurance for these members of crew, but they should have their own in place.


An Employer’s Liability policy will cover you on a worldwide basis for UK Nationals you employ. However because of such things as local laws, benefits and so forth, if you employ a foreign national in their own country you will need an Employer’s Liability policy in that country. So for example if you employ an Italian in Italy you will require an Italian Employer’s Liability. An exception to this is if you’re not the person responsible for contractually employing and paying the crew, for example when working with a producer or production company. In this instance, they will be responsible for taking out Employer’s Liability insurance.”

Thanks Tom! If anyone has any further questions please do comment below.

Williamson Carson & Co Ltd was formed in 1986 by John Williamson and Tom Carson and is the leading Insurance Broker for the photography industry in the UK. Williamson Carson and Co Ltd have been the appointed brokers for the Association of Photographers (AOP) for 20 years. Williamson Carson are also sponsors of our LPA Futures competition, generously offering our winners £250 towards camera insurance.

Whether you’re a creative director or a student, a photographer or a designer, an art buyer or an assistant, if you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com.

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We reserve the right not to enter into ongoing correspondence.

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This advice should be taken as a guide only.

Lisa Pritchard, LPA and guest bloggers take no responsibility for any omissions or errors.

Please seek professional legal advice should you require it.

LPA Futures / Lulu Ash / Sandows London

September 2, 2015

LPA Futures Lulu Ash recently shot these beautiful product and lifestyle images for Sandows London.

Sandows, a cold coffee brewing company, commissioned Lulu to shoot the imagery for the launch of their new website. The warm earthy tones perfectly capture the essence of the company and it’s products, celebrating the unique brewing process and attractive packaging. Lovely work as always!


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© Lulu Ash


© Lulu Ash


© Lulu Ash


© Lulu Ash


© Lulu Ash

LPA Photographers / Liz McBurney / EasyJet Magazine

August 27, 2015

LPA Photographer Liz McBurney continues her stellar work for Ink Global travel media with this shoot for EasyJet Traveller in-flight magazine.

Shot for a special food-themed September issue, Liz created sculptures out of raw vegetables. Liz’s eye for colour is distinct and always imaginative – we love how she’s used a limited colour palette to maximum effect in each of these shots, serving to highlight her magnificent attention to detail.

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© Liz McBurney

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© Liz McBurney


© Liz McBurney


© Liz McBurney

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