1. Ray Burmiston
Ray is an absolute legend and a kick ass photographer. He started out shooting bands and musicians in his early career before moving behind the camera. He has photographed the likes of Ricky Gervais to David Beckham not to mention a host of well known faces. He specialises in portraiture and his images have been seen on billboards, magazines, TV and in a host of other media formats. Ray was so kind to let me join him on a shoot with the BBC a couple of years back and I’ve cherished that shoot right to this day.
2. Elisabeth Hoff
I first found out about Elisabeth Hoff through the BBC show The Apprentice where the candidates chose her creative “lip portraits” to sell in an exhibition. I have since had the pleasure of working with Elisabeth on a shoot with the girl band The Saturdays.
3. John Wright
John is a portrait / fashion photographer based in shoreditch. He has worked with a range of celebrities and has recently moved into the film industry shooting a range of fashion shorts for a host of industry name clients. I had the pleasure of meeting John at The Photography Show in 2013.
Rankin’s photography is flawless. Without doubt one of the UK’s most influential photographers of the 21st century. He has photographed anyone and everyone. I luckily have met Rankin twice now… firstly I was part of the worldwide Rankin Live campaign in which he toured the world looking for people to take part in a Live exhibition. Secondly when I was fortunate enough to assist him and his team on a commercial shoot for Swatch watches. We shot it in a hanger styled warehouse and I have to say it was one of the biggest budgets I’ve ever worked on.
5. Dave Hill
Dave Hill based in L.A is a creative commercial photographer who has a vision and makes it so much more. His multi-shot images create amazing stories which have been used by a host of major brands worldwide. His style is to simply make up that one incredible image be using amazing photoshop skills to stitch multiple images together. If you haven’t heard of him I suggest you take a look at his work and also watch the behind the scenes stuff… it’s mind blowing.