LPA Futures / Holly Pickering / Palm PR / The Duppy Share

August 12, 2014

Our great LPA Futures photographer Holly Pickering has been busy lately, most recently with this commission for premium rum brand The Duppy Share.

Adopting a contemporary aesthetic to highlight the brand’s premium standing, Holly’s shots show off the many ways the rum can be enjoyed and make the most of the bold, tropical design.

The Duppy Share rum is available exclusively at Selfridges now.

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© Holly Pickering

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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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© Kerry Harrison

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© Kerry Harrison

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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!

LPA Futures / Michela Nale / M&C Saatchi / House of Peroni

August 5, 2014

LPA Futures photographer Michela Nale has recently produced this gorgeously cinematic fashion editorial for the House of Peroni through M&C Saatchi

Originally conceived in 2013 to celebrate the 50th birthday of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the House celebrates the very best in Italian creative talent.   Citing Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni and legendary actress Monica Vitti as the inspiration behind the story, Michela also took cues from Lynchian cinematography to create this series of sultry, atmospheric and beautiful shots.

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Lisa’s portfolio advice in this month’s Digital Photographer magazine

August 4, 2014

In this month’s Digital Photographer, Lisa shares her secrets on putting together the perfect portfolio.

She highlights the importance of presentation, content and juxtaposition and suggests seeking a second opinion from a professional in the industry.

LPA offer a limited number of one to one reviews each month.  If you are interested do get in touch for a menu and price list:

hello@lisapritchard.com

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LPA Photographers / Liz McBurney / Samson & Fox

July 31, 2014

LPA Photographer Liz McBurney recently photographed Samson & Fox’s great ‘Flatjack’ range of chairs.

Described by Samson & Fox as “modern interpretations of a design classic,” it’s clear to see why Liz’s contemporary aesthetic was chosen to depict the utilitarian functionality of the product.  Her lovely crisp and clean use of lighting highlights every subtle design detail and ensures the chairs are looking their absolute best.

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Ask an Agent / Shooting Without a Location Permit

July 30, 2014

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column that answers all your dilemmas about the business of photography – a sort of photography agony aunt. Whatever area of the industry you are in, if you have any questions you’d like to ask please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com

Lisa

Dear Ask an Agent,

I’ve been asked by a regular client to do a shoot next week. They want me to cast the models before the shoot but rather than scout the locations, which will be cafes and shops, and get permissions beforehand they want me to just find them on the day. Do you think this will be ok?

Jerry Llewellyn

Hi Jerry,

Not really, no.  I think this is a really bad idea!

With any shoot that is going to be a potential hazard to the public you need to make arrangements before the day of the shoot for a number of reasons.

• As you will have a large crew in tow – models, stylist, hair & make-up, assistants, art director – plus wardrobe, props and kit, there is potential to cause damage to the location or even injury to the public. Dragging a clothing rail with wardrobe or your equipment across the floor might cause damage or a child might trip over your tripod and hurt themselves for example. To avoid this it’s wise to do a risk assessment before the day of the shoot and agree to have a section cordoned off for a set time period. Also, whoever is responsible for booking the location, which by the sounds of it could be you, needs to have at least 2 million pounds public liability insurance in place in the event that there is damage or injury.

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• Not having the locations lined up before the shoot day may result in major delays to the schedule. Imagine how it might pan out on the day. Are your entire crew going to follow you around while you go into the various locations and try and find the right person to talk to? Chances are the only person with authority to grant permission and agree a location fee won’t be around on the day anyway. It can take a few days to negotiate a hire fee and grant proper written permissions once you’ve found somewhere. Delays usually have financial implications; overtime for the entire crew, additional expenses or even the cost of a potential re-shoot. You could be liable for these costs if you don’t do things properly.

• It’s usual on a commercial job to scout several locations so the client can have a choice and approve the one they think will work best. Chances are the senior client might not be on shoot and they will want to have their say when they see the final images – they might not like the location you and the art director have chosen, reject your images and refuse to pay you.

• Finally, it’s a matter of being professional. The shoot could end up being a complete shambles and the finger will be pointed at you. As a professional photographer it is your responsibility to adhere to industry codes of conduct and advise your client on the protocol. Aside from being made to look like a bit of an idiot who can’t arrange a shoot, you could ruin relationships with your crew, your regular client and even find yourself very much out of pocket.

I know no one likes say no to a client, but you really do need to shout up and explain why this is a bad idea sooner rather than later!

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LPA Photographers / Rowan Fee / John Lewis Sound Systems

July 29, 2014

LPA Photographer Rowan Fee has been adding to his growing body of work for John Lewis with this slick and refined Sound Solutions shoot.

Shot to promote John Lewis’ auditory accessories range, Rowan’s unparalleled use of perspective ensures that the products are captured in a way that boasts both their aesthetics and functionality.  We love how he cleverly uses bold graphics to highlight the connection with other products.  Polished work as always, Rowan!

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LPA Futures / Oliver Haupt / Havas Dusseldorf

July 28, 2014

LPA Futures photographer Oliver Haupt was recently commissioned by Havas Dusseldorf to shoot this subversive image for an account-winning pitch.

Exercising his accomplished post-production skills, the shot playfully portrays the Queen of England morphing into a wrestler.  Oliver continually pushes the boundaries of both originality and aesthetics, and is always keeping us at LPA on our toes!

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© Oliver Haupt / Havas Dusseldorf

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