London: Barry Willis

"For many of us, the Covid-19 pandemic brought our businesses crashing to a standstill overnight. Of course, everyone's circumstances will impact how they experience these unprecedented times. Having worked as a successful commercial photographer for nearly 30 years, I am trying to view this as a rare gift of time that enables me to take stock, reflect on my career journey and plan for a return to normality, whatever shape that normality might take. In a similarly reflective vein, for this Spotlight, I’ve chosen images that span almost 16 years from ones taken on my first full-frame 35mm DSLR to those from my last commission just before the lockdown.

I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say I can’t wait for an end to this social isolation, so that we can all get back to doing what we love best, providing the highest level of professional service while striving to find ever more creative visual ways of telling our client’s stories to help them promote their goods and services. Stay safe and hope to catch up on the other side of this."

Barry’s client list includes Abbeyfield Care Homes, Action for Children, African Petroleum, BP, British Land, Castrol, BUPA, Central Bedfordshire Council, Christie, CLIC Sargent, Coty, Hydro International, ICAEW, Lavendon Group, Low & Bonar, Morgan Sindall, The National Bingo Game, Travelodge, Nuffield Health, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal London, Serco, SOCO, Stallergenes Greer, St James's Place and WIG.

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