Jonathan Glynn-Smith’s photography has spearheaded advertising campaigns, books and exhibitions for some of the worlds leading blue chip clients. His evocative and timeless images have inspired magazine editors, luxury brands and his viewers for nearly two decades. Uninhibited, but with a unique clarity of vision, he brings a wealth of personal experience and reference to his pictures. “My lens is a two way tool – the superficial image on one side and my own instinctive need for authenticity on the other”. Behind the sheer beauty of his images, there is a cerebral layer of personal experience which informs all he does. As one onlooker commented after seeing his Paris “Winds and Sails” exhibition for Louis Vuitton – “You know that this man has sailed the worlds toughest seas – no one else could produce pictures of this calibre.” From Vogue covers to Bentley adverts – it’s more than just the photograph. Jonathan Glynn-Smith infuses his work with his own lust for life.
- Jonathan Glynn-Smith, photographer and film-maker
Whether in the studio or on location, Bryn has been creating imaginatively conceived and wonderfully lit commercial and advertising photography for more than 30 years. Commissioned by many major brands and global corporations, his work can be seen in magazines, brochures, and on billboards, across the world. Bryn is a Hasselblad Master Winner, a distinguished Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (FBIPP), and has also been awarded as a qualified member of the prestigious Federation of European Photographers (QEP). He is the winner of numerous Gold awards, both nationally and internationally, including a clutch of International Apertures, International Loupe Awards, FEP Advertising Awards, a twice Hasselblad World Master finalist and People Choice Winner PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. In 2017 Bryn was commissioned to produce a series of work for the ‘Hasselblad Masters vol.4 - Evolve’ initiative. The resulting book, “Chernobyl My Sweet”, was produced on L.Type by LumeJet.
- Bryn Griffiths FBIPP QEP – Professional Photographer and Hasselblad Master Winner
Richard’s work has taken him to the four corners of the globe, covering prestigious sporting events spanning over four decades. He has attended numerous sporting events covering six Olympic games, six football World Cup finals, numerous world championship boxing bouts and he is also a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Richard has been working for The Sun Newspaper for 29 years and his passion for photography combined with his love of sport has seen him rewarded with many industry awards for his body of work, including; What The Papers Say, The British Press Awards, Pictured Editors Guild and Photographer of The Year.
- Richard Pelham, Award winning Chief Sports Photographer at The Sun Newspaper
Debbie Castro lives and works in England and Ireland. Her collaborative photographic and film works examine the relationship of people and place in order to uncover the points of continuity and discontinuity between generations. She has collaborated with a rural community of farmers in Ireland, indoor market traders in North London and working class women in Liverpool. In each of these projects Debbie’s style of working explores issues of power, othering and objectification in order to test the intersection of social practice and photography and her role as a photographer, author and editor. She has also worked on projects on a one to one basis documenting emotional and physical injury and self-harm.
- Debbie Castro, Director of Training, London School of Photography and Professional Photographer
Markus Rohrbacher is a self-taught freelance photographer based in the centre of the Alps in Austria. As staff photographer at Nitro Snowboards, Markus has been assigned to shoot their athletes and to accompany them on their journeys around the world. Photography has given him the chance to travel around the globe and to capture a unique representation of the sport by documenting landscapes, surroundings and structures in which the athletes find their playground. His commercial clients also include Mercedes Benz, Red Bull, Volvo and The North Face.
- Markus Rohrbacher, Professional Photographer - Outdoor, Action, Landscape and Commercial
Ki Price started life in Lyme Regis, Dorset, but at an early age ran away with the fair eventually leading to the streets of London which lead him to working for a publication called “Black Poppy” an alternative magazine for people with social issues. He then went on to work with clients including The Times, Vanity Fair, and many other international editorial clients. His studio is based in the heart of east London, where he continues to have bad hair days and shoots for many other international publications specializing in portraiture. Ki was awarded the Canon prize as best image taken over London Fashion Week in 2013 and 2014. Amongst many other projects Ki has been on tour with Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre on the Talk Fracking tour and has a portrait of Vivienne published in her autobiography.
- Ki Price, Award Winning Celebrity and Fashion Photographer
Ollie Taylor is a freelance photographer whose work has been featured in brochures, on book covers, in business marketing and on 1000s of websites internationally. He has also written for, and featured in, numerous magazines, writing about night and landscape astrophotography projects and techniques specifically for publications such as Advanced Photographer, Practical Photography and Digital Photographer. His work has also featured in local county magazines such as Dorset Life, and many of the mainstream tabloid newspapers including The Telegraph, The Times, The Scottish Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Scottish Daily Mail, and the Sun. Ollie won the Velux “Lovers of Light” international competition in 2015, had work shortlisted three years in a row for the “Outdoor Photographer of the Year” competition, and was also commended in the 2015 “International Garden Photographer of the Year” competition.
- Ollie Taylor - International Award Winning Professional Landscape and Landscape Astrophotographer
Brock Elbank lives and works in London. He received media attention in 2013 for his photo series #Project60. Commissioned by Isabella Blow for The Sunday Times Style, he began his career shooting women's fashion. Working in the UK, US and Australia, Elbank's bold distinctive approach led to male styling and portraiture for clients like Nike, Coca-Cola, San Pellegrino, Toyota, Dove and Snickers, for which he won an advertising award in 2004. For nearly a decade, Elbank lived in Sydney where his work became more art based, moving away from professional models and exploring everyday characters and objects, celebrating the idiosyncratic beauty of imperfect features. It was in Australia that Elbank began his personal beard photography project and where he met charity campaigner Jimmy Niggles. Upon his return to the UK in 2013, Elbank embarked upon the #Project60 series as well as new work on the same theme specially for the Somerset House show.
- Brock Elbank, Professional Photographer and Project60/Beard Season Photographer