LPA Photographers / Holly Pickering / Americana

August 11, 2015

Earlier in the summer LPA Photographer Holly Pickering worked on this great personal project, shooting some tasty diner style American food.

Full of a rustic Americana vibe, Holly shot burgers, pancakes and ice cream in her trademark natural style with vintage props and creative arrangements. Definitely want that sandwich to get us through the afternoon!

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LPA Photographers / Julian Calverley / 23red / Network Rail

August 10, 2015

LPA Photographer Julian Calverley was recently commissioned by 23red to work on the new Network Rail safety campaign.

Shooting at level crossing sites across the UK, Julian worked late into the night and early in the morning to capture dramatic landscapes complete with an eerie sky. The human elements were then shot in our studio site and comped into the images along with the copy. Big thanks to 23red for the commission, especially to the great Art Director Tristan Cavanagh who worked with Julian.

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LPA Photographers / Patrick Harrison / Sony World Photo Org

August 6, 2015

LPA Photographer Patrick Harrison was recently shortlisted as part of the Sony World Photo Organisation Mobile Phone Awards

The image of Patrick’s lovely daughter Tilda was shot on the Ramsgate beachfront on a rather blustery day. Patrick says that ‘I use the camera on my iPhone more than any other, to record day to day life and anything that catches my eye, just like everyone else’. Patrick’s image was then exhibited at Somerset House as part of a group show.

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LPA Photographers / Michael Heffernan / Summer

August 5, 2015

LPA Photographer Michael Heffernan recently shot this beautiful sunny personal project.

Michael photographed his models Maddi and Joe on location around London, creating a relaxed and authentic narrative. His bright and breezy style of photography is perfect for capturing the warm tones of summer – lovely work!

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Ask an Agent / Model Releases for Book Publishing / With Guest Blogger ‘Super Lawyer’ Charles Swan

August 3, 2015

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column tackling all your dilemmas about the photography industry – 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!

Lisa was recently invited to critique the work of this year’s talented LCC BA Photography graduates. One of the graduates, Harry Conway, has shot a fantastic project titled ‘Stolen Souls’ for which he took real people by surprise on the streets of London at night. Harry had a question for Lisa about publishing the images without a model release, which we thought would be perfect for this month’s Ask an Agent.

“My name is Harry Conway and I have just graduated with a BA in Photography from the London College of Communication. I have compiled a photo book of photographs taken without the permission of the subjects (strangers in the street) called Stolen Souls. I want to approach publishers in the hope of getting the book out there. I know that photographs taken without permission in the street is legal in the UK, but I’m not sure of the legality of publishing these photographs and therefore making money from it”.

Harry Conway, Photographer

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Whilst we know you definitely need to obtain a model releases for commercial use, and we are pretty sure if the image just supports a narrative editorially, that’s ok, but we weren’t 100% about publishing a project specifically. So we turned to  Charles Swan,  one of the UK’s top media lawyers and partner at Swan Turton, to shed a bit more light on the matter. Here’s what he had to say…

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“Yes, it is normally legal to photograph people in the streets. Yes, it is normally legal to publish those photographs in an editorial context in the UK (although the position varies in other countries). However, publishers are cautious people and may in practice be unwilling to publish the photographs without model releases, in case of legal claims (the law is rarely black and white). If they do agree to publish, this would probably be with a contract in which the photographer indemnifies the publisher against any legal claims. So Harry may find it difficult to find a publisher.”

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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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LPA Style/ Claire Portman/ OK! Magazine

July 29, 2015

LPA Style’s Claire Portman shows off her hair & make up talents in the June issue of OK! Magazine.

Claire created a lovely summery look for this nautical themed shoot, with pops of colour lifting the images. Claire has shot with OK! regularly over the years, continually creating fresh and wearable beauty looks. The shoot was photographed by Lorna Roach and Styled by Rosie Underwood, great team effort!

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LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / Conran Design Group / Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

July 27, 2015

LPA Photographer Andy Smith was recently commissioned by Conran Design Group to shoot for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital appeal.

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital carry out invaluable work for patients from across the country, whether it be children or war veterans. Andy shot real case natures, bringing his sensitive and natural approach to photography highlighting the life-changing work undertaken by the Hospital.

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LPA Futures / Tim Atkins / Fresh Produce

July 24, 2015

LPA Futures Tim Atkins has been adding to his portfolio of beautifully styled and clean food photography with this latest project. 

Shooting the best of fresh, seasonal produce, Tim’s great eye for composition and colour has created some stunning work from the simplest of ingredients.

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LPA Photographers / Julian Love / The Leith Agency / First Great Western

July 22, 2015

Edinburgh-based The Leith Agency recently commissioned LPA Photographer Julian Love to shoot for First Great Western.

Shooting across London as well as other destinations along the lines including Cardiff and Bristol, Julian captured some beautiful cityscapes to showcase the best of the West. Julian’s warm, pastel tones and great eye for composition work with the architecture perfectly and we love the final results.

Art Director: Ian Fletcher

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