Richard Boll (Photographer)
Richard Boll graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography in 1999. After graduating he divided his time between teaching the technical aspects of photography to degree students and working as a freelance editorial and commercial photographer.
Working in London and the South East, he works in the fields of still life, portraiture and architecture. With his experience in tailoring photography to the needs of his clients he consistently produces fresh and evocative images.
In 2004 he won the Audi/Next Level Award for contemporary photography and in 2006 he won the National Portrait Gallery’s Photographic prize.
Recent highlights include a commission to photograph David Attenborough for the National Portrait Gallery, and exhibiting in the opening show of the Focus Gallery of Contempary Photography in Cape Town. In 2008 he was shortlisted for the London International Creative Competition for images from his “Gallery” series.
2011 Freshfields Sponsor’s prize in the Renaissance Photography Competition
2011 Selected winner for the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Exchange
2011 Official selection for the Prix de la Photographie Paris
2008 Shortlisted for London International Creative Competition
2007 A National Portrait Gallery commission to produce a portrait of Sir David Attenborough
2007 Exhibitor in the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize exhibition
2006 Winner of The National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize
2004 Audi/ Next Level Award for Contemporary photography
Michael Robert Williams (Photographer)
Photographer Michael Robert Williams grew up in the small town of Congleton, just south of Manchester in North West England.
Some time later he moved to London armed with a camera, a photography degree, enough money to live on for a couple of months, and whatever would fit in the back of the car.
Still based in London, today Michael is well known for his portraits of musicians, including The Killers, Oasis, Kasabian, La Roux, Ian Brown, Ellie Goulding, Pixie Lott, Biffy Clyro, Kaiser Chiefs, and Portishead to name just a few, and other celebrities from the worlds of sport, film, and music.
His portraits have featured in many publications around the world, including Filter, Clash, Uncut, Time, Die Zeit, 944, FMS, and NME. In addition to portraits for magazines Michael has produced artwork and promotional images for record labels and artist management, and commercial clients including adidas, Philips, and American Rag Clothing.
Chris Hudson (Photographer)
After many years as an award-winning Art Director and Creative Director at advertising agencies in London and New York, Chris has decided to take a new direction to develop his photographic passion onto a more serious level.
Having worked on many of the world’s most prestigious advertising accounts latterly specialising in fashion, retail and luxury goods, he commissioned and worked with many of the best photographers in Europe and the USA. This has had an influence on his personal photography – a deeper understanding of style, composition and light that brings an extra quality and dimension to his photography.
Ian Phillips-McLaren (Photographer)
Born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. By the age of 18 Ian was DJing by night and studying photography by day.
In his second year as a photographer, the BBC made a TV programme about him called ‘A Style of One’s Own’.
He then became Artist in Residence for Photography at the Glasgow School of Art and in 1990 held a show representing Glasgow as part of its ‘City of Culture programme.
Soon after came his first album cover for Wet Wet Wet followed by a series of portraits for Vidal Sassoon that were published in American Vogue.
Ian moved to London in ‘91 and continued his successful career shooting portraits of artists, celebrities and real people.
Known for his natural, no-gimmicks style, Ian’s images are authentic, honest and strikingly expressive.
Three time nominee and recipient of an Honorable Mention in the International Color Awards.