corporate, industrial & annual report photography Nov 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Andrew Holt is a broad-spectrum corporate and industrial photographer who has worked for many different clients around the world.
His fields include architecture, construction, aerospace, shipping, oil, business, transport, property, insurance, finance, administration, medicine, research, hotels, aerial work and portraiture.
Clients include Amec, Arup, BA, Bayer, BBC, BT, Coutts, Hammerson, Heinz, Hilton, ICL, Laing, Lloyds, Microsoft, Shell, UBS, Virgin and United Distillers.
Barry Willis has 20 years of professional experience and his pictures have caught the eye of editorial, corporate and advertising clients worldwide.
His extensive portfolio features work for the financial, manufacturing and leisure industries and incorporates all working environments and personnel. A sample of his client list for 2009 includes Buchanan's Whiskey, Camelot, Castrol, Mercedes and Morrisons.
"I cut my teeth on North Sea oil platforms and I discovered that there's real glamour in heavy industry."
Barry is equally as happy in the boardroom as he is on the shop floor. His personal approach, backed by clear and concise planning, results in a positive human-take on business.
"Businesses are demanding a more natural and honest relationship with their customers," he says. "The imagery has to reflect this."
Ben Rice divides his time between working in his well-equipped central London studio, photographing at glamorous (and sometimes not quite so glamorous) locations, and spending time with his growing family. "You'd have thought that after nearly 30 years in the business, I'd have managed to sort out my priorities by now."
This year's clients include The National Archive, The Bahrain Telephone Company, QinetiQ, British Land, The Fire and Rescue Service, and a dozen of the cream of Europe's banking and legal institutions.
Ben recently started producing 360-degree panoramas for Netjets that assist potential clients in deciding which aircraft suits their particular needs. The example shown in this Spotlight is of a 2D projection, but the work really comes into its own when the viewer can navigate around the entire plane. Visit Ben's website to fully appreciate the experience.
With over 20 years in the business, Bill Robinson brings experience and an in-depth perspective to corporate, lifestyle and reportage photography. His fresh, natural and often spontaneous imagery captures more than what first meets the eye, a skill that has been used to great effect across design, editorial and advertising campaigns worldwide.
Currently shooting a brand library for NatWest, Bill enjoys the challenge of shooting on location in working environments with real people as his subjects. His easygoing manner makes him a firm favourite with his corporate clients.
Bill's most recent clients include British Telecom, British Gas, Abbey National, Lloyd's Register, UBS, NSPCC, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.
Visit the Process website for an extensive collection of Bill's imagery.
Charlie Fawell has established a reputation over nearly 20 years for his fresh and creative approach to corporate and industrial photography, predominantly in the Annual Report sector.
From glossy close-up abstracts to locations both in the UK and further afield - ranging from the gritty onshore factory environment to offshore reportage of rigs and wind turbines - he elevates seemingly challenging subject matter by employing a graphic and uncluttered compositional style and a crisp, clean use of light.
With a firm belief in maintaining a healthy portfolio of safety skills, Charlie has recently added wind power in the form of the BWEA Offshore Wind Turbine Climbing Certificate to his repertoire of certifications, which include the OPITO BOS & FOET for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Recent clients include Centrica, Cosalt, Rexam, Smiths Group, and Tanfield, amongst many others.
David Oliver has been photographing people for over 20 years. His "quick and painless" shooting approach encourages subjects to feel at ease in front of the camera and delivers highly natural end results.
Limiting his presence to a minimum, David is able to capture the ideal moment when people are at their most relaxed. His unobtrusive style allows him to enter into people's environments to the point that they almost forget he is there, permitting him to create images that express genuine character and emotional warmth.
His recent corporate work has included The Bank of England, English Heritage, Tate & Lyle and Vinci.
Canadian-born photographer Michael Harding travels the world creating striking images for international advertising, corporate and editorial clients, and is as comfortable in the cold of Iceland as he is in the heat of Saudi Arabia.
Clients include prestigious companies such as Barclays Bank, B&O, BMW, HSBC, Mercedes-Benz, Morgan Stanley and Patek Philippe. He is currently working on a coffee table book on Morocco and has just returned from Qatar, where he shot the executive team for a new business start-up.
Michael's work has won many industry awards, featuring several times in the Association of Photographers Awards. He also received the 'Visions in Architecture' European Architectural Photography prize.
His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada and he continues to actively pursue personal projects with a view to further exhibitions in the future.
Since working on his first annual report in 1991, Mike Ellis has continued to produce a wide range of corporate literature and web projects for many of the top global brands across a variety of sectors.
From shooting the board of directors to getting down to the nitty-gritty of company services and the products they produce, Mike's wealth of experience and natural, relaxed approach helps to tell the stories behind the figures.
Recent shoots have included a trip to Croatia for the European Bank to shoot a variety of ventures they have supported, from small retail businesses to large environmental and infrastructure projects.
Other interesting commissions include annual reports for The National Laboratory Service and Kingston NHS Trust, as well as a global reportage shoot for Man Group in the US, UK, Europe and Japan.