FAMOUS ENGLISH PHOTOGRAPHERS Patrick Demarchelier Nick Knight Jason Bell David Loftus Jean Cazals Michael Heffernan John RankinWaddell Martin Parr Mick Rock Philip Jones Griffiths
Patrick Demarchelier Patrick Demarchelierhas been photographing the world's most beautiful women for Vogue for over 30 years.As one of the magazine's most prolific cover photographers, he has photographed models, actresses, singers andeven royalty - the latter thanks to his role as Diana, Princess of Wales's personal photographer. "I remember when she first contacted me. I had done a picture for Vogue in which a model was opening her coat to show a picture of a little, laughing boy tucked into the inside pocket. The boy was, in fact, my son, and Diana, maybe because of her little boys, loved that picture so much that she got in touch," he reminisced in 2008. "We became friends. She was funny and kind - but fundamentally she was a very simple woman who liked very simplethings."Since then he has been at the helm of endless fashion shoots and even played host to Vogue aboard his own racing yacht - Kate Moss's June 2013 cover shoot took place on the vessel in St Barts.
Nick Knight Nick Knight is top of the celebrities' photographer wishlist. His reputation for pushing boundaries technically and creatively at every opportunity and being at theforefront of innovation is deeply attractive. He hasworked on a range of often controversial issues during his career - from racism, disability, ageism, and more recently fat-ism. He continually challenges conventional ideals of beauty.He once said: "I don't want to reflect social change - I want to causesocial change." • Born in London in 1958, Knight studied photography at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design. He graduated with a distinction in 1982 • In 1985 his first book, Skinheads, won him the Designers and Art Directors Award for Best Book Cover • In the late Eighties, Yohji Yamamoto's art director Marc Ascoli commissioned Nick Knight for 12 successive catalogues - at a time when Yamamoto campaigns were among highly admired • In 1990, he was Commissioning Picture Editor for i-D, working alongside Terry Jones (former art director ofBritish Vogue and co-founder of i-D) • In 1993, Knight made fashion history by adapting ring-flash photography to capture Linda Evangelista for a landmark, post-grunge cover of British Vogue Nick Knight was awarded the prestigious Moet ChandonFashion Tribute for 2006, which he celebrated by throwing a masked ball at Horace Walpole's Gothic revival treasure, Strawberry Hill.
Jason Bell Jason Bell has been confirmed as the photographer who will capture the royal christening. The young London-born fashion and portrait photographer has worked for Vogue capturing personalities from Florence Welch and Tom Ford to the stars of Downton Abbey for the magazine - although he has never been enlisted to capture the royalsbefore now."Jason is a terrific choice," Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman said today. "His portraits are memorable and have a real substance, but he is also a delightful person and makes all his sitters feel at ease."Bell has worked on many film posters, including About a Boy, Bridget Jones's Diary, Billy Elliot, Love Actually and The Golden Compass - and many of his photographs are in the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. Bell studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in September 2011. He now lives between London and New York.
David Loftus Award-winning, influential and internationally acclaimed, David Loftus’ photographs for the books of Jamie Oliver, Rachel Khoo, GennaroContaldo, Elizabeth David and April Bloomfield have brought food to life for millions of people. For over 20 years, David has photographed over 100 books including all but one of Jamie Oliver’s international best-sellers. He has also directed television commercials including one of the most successful food ads of all time, for UK supermarket Sainsbury’s.His work with Jamie Oliver alone has resulted in international book sales in excess of 30 million copies. There can be few people with any interest in food who have not at some time looked hungrily at David’s pictures of Jamie’s food and not been immediately inspired to cook.In addition to his food photography, David has also shot fashion, portraits, landscapes and reportage for the likes of Red magazine, Traveller, Soho House, Collette Dinnigan, India Hicks and Pippa Middleton. He works closely with the digital photographic brand Hipstamatic and has developed the most successful downloadablecamera pack to date – the “Loftus Lens”.His stripped-back, fuss-free style of photography has won David numerous awards over the years including European Portrait & Garden Photographer of the Year and David is now a judge on Garden Photographer and Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards. In 2010, Professional Photographer magazine named David the 65th most influential photographer of all time.In 2012, David published his first book under his own name, a recipe collection entitled “Around The World in 80 Dishes”.
Jean Cazals Jean Cazals was awarded 'Best Food Photographer 2012' as well as other numerous awards. London based food photographer, he gained his BA Hons. in Visual Communication at the LCP. After a successful decade of portraiture for editorial, advertising & design clients, he had a stint for 2 years shooting commercial . Loving food and travel for years brought him naturally to turn his lens on food & lifestyle which he thoroughly enjoy!He has shot over 80 books . As an author & photographer Jean was awarded for his book 'TeaTime' the 'Gourmand Best Dessert CookBook UK 2013' award. He also does consultation & advise on book publishing for new projects.Jean shoots from his Notting Hill studio when he isn’t travelling overseas for his international clients. His approach is clean, graphic and moody, based on natural light, elegant styling & food presentation. His field of photography covers books but as well as packaging, design, editorial, restaurants website, advertising...
Michael Heffernan Michael is a photographer with 22 years experience based in London. Shooting on location worldwide, he photographs for a diverse range of clients to produce images which are spontaneous and natural looking. He photographs real people in their work or leisure environments, as well as working with a highly experienced production team on shoots which require the sourcing of models, locations and permits.
John RankinWaddell Rankin made his name in publishing, founding the magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992. It provided a platform for innovation for emerging stylists, designers, photographers and writers. Rankin has created landmark editorial and advertising campaigns. His body of work features some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities, including Nike, Swatch, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, Women’s Aid, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He has shot covers for Elle, German Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone and Wonderland. His work has always endeavoured to question social norms and ideas of beauty and, in late 2000, Rankin published the heteroclite quarterly Rank, an experimental anti-fashion magazine celebrating the unconventional. In 2001, Jefferson and Rankin launched AnOther Magazine. With a focus on fashion, originality, and distinction. In response to the expanding menswear market. Tapping into the consciousnessof the 90s and 00s with his intimate approach and playful sense of humour, Rankin became known for his portraiture of bands, artists, supermodels and politicians. Having photographed everyone from the Queen of England to the Queen of Pop, Rankin is often seen as a celebrity photographer. However, his plethora of campaigns and projects featuring ‘real women’ marked him out as a genuinely passionate portrait photographer, no matter who the subject. Rankin has published over 30 books, is regularly exhibited in galleries around the world, as well as his own London gallery. His museum-scale exhibition ‘Show Off’ opened at NRW Dusseldorf in September 2012, pulling in over 30,000 visitors in 3 months.
Martin Parr Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952, hestudied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973.Since that time, Martin Parr has worked on numerous photographic projects. In 1994 he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation.Martin developed an interest in filmmaking, and has started to use his photography within different conventions, such as fashion and advertising. In 2002 the Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum initiated a large retrospective of Martin Parr’s work. This show toured Europe for the next 5 years. Martin Parr was Professor of Photography at The University of Wales Newport campus from 2004 to 2012. Martin Parr was Guest Artistic Director for RencontresD’Arles in 2004. In 2006 Martin Parr was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize and the resulting Assorted Cocktail show opens at Photokina. Parrworldopened at Haus de Kunst, Mucich, in 2008. The show exhibited Parr’s own collection of objects, postcards, his personal photography collection of both British and International artists, photo books and finally his own photographs. The exhibition toured Europe for the following 2 years. At PhotoEspana, 2008, Martin Parr wins the Baume et Mercier award in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography. Martin Parr curated the Brighton Photo Biennial that took place in October 2010. In 2013, Martin was appointed visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. More recently Martin has been working on a 4-year project documenting the Black Country, an area of the English West Midlands, in conjunction with Multistory. Phaidon publishes the third volume of the highly influential History of the Photobook in Spring 2014 and Martin is also working on a book about the History of Chinese Photobooks to be published by Aperture in late 2014. Martin Parr has published over 80 books of his own work and edited another 30.
Mick Rock Rock was instrumental in creating many other key rock ’n’ roll images such as album covers for Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, Lou Reed’s Transformer and Coney Island Baby, Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Queen’s Queen II andmany others. He was the chief photographer on the films The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry InchandShortbus. In recent years he has published a series of books, many based on his classic images:A Photographic Record 1969–1980, Glam: An Eyewitness Account,Psychedelic Renegades / Syd Barrett (Genesis Publications, 2002), Moonage Daydream / Ziggy Stardust (with David Bowie) (Genesis Publications), and many more. His 150 print exhibition at Manchester, England’s Urbis Cultural Centrewas voted Manchester’s number one exhibition for 2006, and after reviewing it the London Times dubbed him ‘the music world’s top snapper’. He received the Diesel U Music Legends Award for his contribution to Music in Autum 2006. An exhibition of his Kate Moss photos (with a few classics of Debbie Harry, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Syd Barrett etc), called ‘Rock n Roll Kate’ ran from February through June 2009 in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and was praised in the Dutch press as ‘hot, sexy, totally rock n roll, and probably truer to the real spirit of the Divine Ms Moss than any other photos ever taken of her. They rank up there with the best of Mick’s classic imagery. Mick Rock meets Kate Moss, a legendary collision of photographic energies… He has had major exhibitions in London, Liverpool, Berlin, Manchester, New York, Los Angeles, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Las Vegas with a worldwide travelling exhibition for 2010/2011 to coincide with the publication of his new book.
Philip Jones Griffiths Jones Griffiths was born in Rhuddlan. He studied pharmacy in Liverpool and worked in London as the night manager at the Piccadilly branch of Boots, while also working as a part-time photographer for the Manchester Guardian. His first photograph was of a friend, taken with the family Brownie in a rowboat off Holyhead. Jones Griffiths never married, saying it was a "bourgeois" notion, but that he had had "significant" relationships. Survived by FanellaFerrato and Katherine Holden, his daughters from long-term relationships with Donna Ferrato and Heather Holden. He died from cancer on March 19, 2008. Griffiths started work as a full-time freelance photographer in 1961 for the Observer, travelling to Algeria in 1962. He arrived in Vietnam in 1966, working for the Magnum agency. Magnum found his images difficult to sell to American magazines, as they concentrated on the suffering of the Vietnamese people and reflected his view of the war as an episode in the continuing decolonisation of former European possessions. Vietnam Inc. had a major influence on American perceptions of the war, and became a classic of photojournalism. The book was the result of Griffiths' three years work in the country and it stands as one of the most detailed surveys of any conflict, including descriptions of the horrors of the war as well as a study of Vietnamese rural life and views from serving American soldiers. In 1973, Griffiths covered the Yom Kippur War. He then worked in Cambodia from 1973 to 1975. In 1980, he became the president of Magnum, a position he then held for five years. In 2001 Vietnam Inc. was reprinted with a foreword by Noam Chomsky.
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