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 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 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 winners will receive two days of retouching and one day of digi-op from experienced image makers The Forge.
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
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.
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
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.
Whilst Ray is best known for his impressive catalogue of studio work with drinks brands, he is as comfortable shooting out on location. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their historic win of the historic Targa Florio road race, Porsche have produced the anniversary Cayenne GT2 II GTS. Ray shot the car on a road trip from the Porsche engine plant in Stuttgart, to Dr Ferry Porsche’s Design studio in Zel am See and over the notorious Grossglockner high Alpine pass in the Austrian Alps before driving to the Sicilian mountain site of the famous road race circuit. We love these energetic images which capture the true power of the Porsche engine.
Housed at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street, St Bride’s Choir was formed in 1957 and have been singing ever since. Shot on location, Oliver captured the chorists mid song in a series of captivating portraits. Known for his use of light and expansive retouching skills, Oliver’s project perfectly captures the exuberance of the choir and the atmosphere of the church.
- Hi Holly! Firstly what made you want to enter LPA Futures back in 2013?
I was at the point of thinking seriously about leaving my previous career in fashion to make the leap into becoming a full time photographer, and LPA Futures looked like a great platform to gain exposure within a really competitive industry, and also a great opportunity to benefit from LPA’s experience and hopefully develop my work as much as possible.
- How did you feel when you were selected as one of the winners?
Surprised as I never expected to make it to the final five, but really delighted as I knew it was going to be a huge opportunity!
- Have the two years lived up to what you were expecting?
Definitely, I think the first six months were a big learning curve as it’s a struggle getting your name out there initially, but I’ve been really lucky to have built up a great client list with LPA’s help and have been really busy shooting – and it’s been great to see how much my work has developed looking back over the two years of the programme.
Shot by Ross Bolger for the latest collection of Nutmeg clothing, we love Claire’s simple yet effective grooming, complimenting the clean set ups and cute illustrations perfectly.
© Ross Bolger
© Ross Bolger