Category Archives: Portraits

Beate Sonnenberg & Guy Farrow are victorious at the 11th International Color Awards!

Beate was nominated for work in her series “CityScapes” – Beate creates mini skyscrapers using blocks and then casts projections across the set. These projections were then lit from behind to denote the passing of day with elongated and nonexistent shadow forms.

Guy’s photograph of John Cleese in deep thought, presents the audience with a serious, concerned and almost frightened figure for whom is commonly known for his humor, joy and eccentric behavior. The juxtaposition in itself is a feat on its own. It received an honorable mention. Guy’s work for Bombardier and Remington were also among those nominated.

Guy photographs models on location for the new PRO-VEN campaign ‘Life, Concentrated’. Images of a family moving around the kitchen were dropped into the CGI pill to demonstrate the product’s benefits.

 

Guy shot this portrait to help raise the awareness of the plastic pollution in today’s oceans.

The creative behind this imagery challenges the ‘standard’ environmental photographs of plastic floating in the ocean. By violating a model with plastic cutlery stuck up the nostrils, it is hoped this will help audiences better understand our wrongdoing.

This particular shot was featured in a December 2017 issue of the Daily Mail accompanied by the tagline ‘if it were you would you care more?’

Dragan was commissioned by BBDO Berlin for the latest Blaues Kreuz campaign.

The graphic portraits are a mix of studio shots and feature CGI characters drowning in the abusers throat.

‘We Fight Any Claim’ commissioned Guy for a celebrity portrait of John Cleese to lead a new campaign.

This follows on from a personal project Guy has been working on with John Cleese himself, but we must wait a little longer to see that…

Elise goes tribal for Boots with her latest beauty images.

Working with natural fibres and soft tones, emphasis is placed on the natural ingredients and a primal beauty.

 

Guy shot these playful portraits for the upcoming Superdrug campaign. With models arriving all day, the team got imaginative with these funky props.

 

 

 

The International Colour Awards live streamed the competition winners on March 4th and we are delighted that a number of our artists picked up awards.

 

Beate Sonnenberg:

Category: Abstract

Title: Dancing Colors

Award: 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement

 

Category: Abstract

Title: Skin Lanndry

Award: Honourable Mention

 

 

Nigel Riches:

Category: Advertising

Title: Supermalt Carnival

Award: Honourable Mention

 

Category: Portrait

Title: Gary Swim  

Award: Honourable Mention

 

Category: Americana

Title: Rollerskating Hero

Award: Honourable Mention

 

 

Oli Kellett:

Category: Americana

Title: New York Taxis

Award: Honourable Mention

Hugh was commissioned for a deceptive series of portraits.

‘I may have used special effects propping and Photoshop to create this illusion, but these guys perform theirs with pure skill and mastery’

A camera was set up behind the scenes for us to see it all come together, Magic!