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I love the genuine emotion in this picture of model Kate Groombridge with her sons, Kate showering her boys with love and they feeling safe in her embrace under the wings of her coat. The picture has been selected for HOPE the latest group photography exhibition from the AOP which opens today and can be viewed here. I especially recommend viewing the short film by Catherine Losing, a compelling story of her family’s journey.

Exhibiting photographers have also been asked five questions :

When did you first pick up a camera and what did you point it at? I was ten and photographed my parents on a family day out at the seaside. I wanted to know how it would feel to hold the camera and press the shutter, and perhaps more importantly I had begun to realise the importance of documenting a chosen moment.

What inspires you? My inspirations constantly change. Today they are most definitely family, friends, faces, love, light, scent, touch, emotion, laughter, a secret path, big sky, trees, the sea, changing seasons, setting sun, dawn, the past, the future.

What’s been your favourite location for a shoot? Iceland and Dungeness.

If you had a time machine what advice would you give to your younger self ? Just do it, there is more than you could ever imagine.

Which of the AOP benefits are most valuable to you?  Friendship, especially with the fabulous women of the f22.

This picture is part of a series titled Heartland that I worked on with a wonderful team of creatives who all volunteer their time and creativity to producing personal projects. My thanks to art director Jo Bell, makeup and hair artist Lizzie Court, fashion stylist Maria Francolini, my assistant and forever birthday girl Julie Stewart and the forever young Kate Groombridge and family. The pictures were published in FY magazine and you can view all images from the original story here.

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2021 All Rights Reserved

Six of my images have been chosen for this ‘people’s choice’ exhibition – many, many thanks to everyone who liked and left comments. All 58 images created by 28 photographers can be viewed here from today until 21st January.

Many thanks again to the original team that worked on the series : Jo Bell art director, Maria Francolini stylist, Lizzie Court hair & makeup, Sam Turpin at Production Inc, the amazing Julie Stewart; the team at FY magazine, and of course the most generous and delightful model, photographer, dog-hotelier and host, Liddie Holt (and friends) x

Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Year.

Exhibition curation by Rachel Rogers at the Association of Photographers. Photography copyright Wendy Carrig All Rights Reserved

Selected images from a new campaign for Gilda & Pearl starring model, campaigner and psychology student Moya Palk co-founder of Models Empowered and represented by Wilhelmina London.

Many thanks to the creative team at Gilda & Pearl, super hair & makeup by Britte Dicke at Carol Hayes Management. Thanks also to digital operator Gemma Gravett, lighting assistant Andrew Rankin and videographer Dan Monro at Lookout Productions.

Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency. Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved.

I photographed Alex Jones for Stella magazine in June 2020, my first commissioned shoot since the beginning of lockdown.  Working in the #newnormal means temperature checks, face masks, face visors, individual computer screens, social distancing and the constant application of hand gel.  Alex, who has been working throughout lockdown, was completely at ease with all these changes.  A calm, consummate professional, and an absolute pleasure to meet and photograph.  You can read the full feature here
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With thanks to top team :
Krishna Sheth –  Director of Photography for Stella Magazine
Tona Stell– Style Editor at The Telegraph
Gemma Gravett – Digital Operator
Thanks also to the considerate team at Loft Studios
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

Portrait of me by Gemma Gravett, thank you Gemma x

I am missing the teams that I work with, the small families of creatives that come together for a day, or days or sometimes weeks on end.  The camaraderie that exists in the studio and on location where new photography is created and friendships are forged.

 

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Missing you team AVON!
Talent – Lisa Washington at Premier Models + Alice Cornish at Elite London
Art Director – Jo Bell
Stylist – Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency
Stylist’s Assistants – Lily Austin & Amy
Hair Artist – Choccy at One Represents + Alex Price at Frank Agency
Makeup Artist – Dina at Frank Agency
Lighting Assistants – Julie Stewart & Maria Vainilavicute
Digital Operator – Gemma Gravett
Photographer – Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
Photographed at Big Sky Studios, London
Team photo by Maria Vainilavicute

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All Photography © copyright Wendy Carrig, All Rights Reserved

I photographed Claudia Raba from a distance of two metres and through glass, but this was back in January, pre-lockdown and before government restrictions on social distancing.  On reflection, this story now takes on new meaning.   It also demonstrates that as photographers/creatives we will be able to draw upon our inventiveness to help us adapt to different ways of working when we finally emerge into the new normal.
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Spring fashion starring Claudia Raba at Models1
Fashion Editor – Jo Atkinson assisted by Harriet Assal
Hair + makeup artist – Frances Prescott at S.Management
Producer – Fiona Andrews
Location – Fresh Locations
Digital Operator – Julie Stewart
Photographer’s Assistant + BTS photography – Maria Vainilaviciute
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
All Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

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#stayhome #protecttheNHS #savelives

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New fashion story starring Lizelot Rippen at M&P Models
Photographed in the beautiful highlands of Scotland.
With thanks to all the team at The Lodge on Loch Goil.
Fashion Editor - Jo Atkinson
Fashion Stylist - Lucy Trievnor
Makeup and hair artist - Lizzie Court
Photographers' Assistant - Julie Stewart
Photographer - Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved

A short film by Finn Waring to accompany my NEW WAVE fashion editorial
for the new issue of Perfect Bound magazine.

Starring Dayane Gomes at PRM Agency
Art direction by Jo Bell
Fashion editor Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency
Makeup artist Helen Walsh at S.Management
Casting by Anne Brocklehurst at A&R Creative Production
Photographer's Assistant Julie Stewart
Stills photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency

Perfect Bound magazine, the TRUTH issue, can be purchased online
or from select newsstands including the Tate gallery bookshops.

"As the tide turns against disposable fashion,
we embrace a fresh surge of sustainability..."

For the latest issue of Perfect Bound magazine I photographed the magnificent
Dayane Gomes for an editorial using only sustainable fashion clothing.

Art direction - Jo Bell
Fashion editor - Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency
Makeup artist - Helen Walsh at S.Management
Talent - Dayane Gomes at PRM Agency
Casting - Anne Brocklehurst at A&R Creative Production
Photographer's Assistant - Julie Stewart
BTS Videography - Finn Waring
BTS Stills Photography - Geoff Waring
Photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved

Perfect Bound magazine, the TRUTH issue, can be purchased online
or from select newsstands including the Tate gallery bookshops.

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Liddie Holt

NEWS FEATURE FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

We talk to Wendy Carrig who won a Gold in the 2019 Awards.  Wendy, a 
long term member, has been instrumental in reinstating the f22 group - 
Women Photographers at the AOP. Read more to find out about her winning 
image and the overall impact her continued involvement with the Awards 
has had on her career.


Tell us more about your Selected image and the story behind it?

This image forms part of a series of fashion portraits of photographer,
dog hotelier and ex-model Liddie Holt, taken at her home in Somerset.
This was a personal collaborative project that was later accepted for
publication.

Can you tell us something surprising about the image?

There were a number of dogs on set that day including dachshunds Ernie
and Vincent; and a gentlemen of a Giant Irish Wolfhound called big Ron.
It was also my assistant’s birthday, but she didn’t tell us! So a big
shout out to superwoman Julie Stewart!


What impact has being a gold winner in last year’s awards had on your career? 

Winning GOLD was euphoric and surreal, and I even received two new work
commissions the day after the Awards ceremony. I’ve since been invited
to speak at a number of photography colleges; and I am currently enjoying
judging SUN#31 the Shot Up North Photography Awards. Winning increases
profile and confidence, and gives conformation that the work we create
is enjoyed and appreciated. It has spurred me on to explore different
areas of photography and always challenge the perceived limits of my
own creativity.


What does the AOP do for you? 

The first year I set up on my own as a photographer I joined AFAEP and
was very pleased to have an image accepted into the Awards. That year
the Awards ceremony was held at London’s Cafe Royal and my work and
name was put in front of an amazing audience of high profile clients
and art directors. This type of exposure was a massive springboard into
the industry for me (possibly even more so in the days before social
media) and helped to immediately establish my career.  This year I
was pleased to be involved in the relaunch of f22, the AOP women’s
photography group. We aim to support AOP women photographers at all
stages of their career and challenge the continuing gender inequality
within our industry.

Have you got any advice for photographers considering entering the next awards? 

Be original. Be brave.  If you are not sure whether to enter your work
show it to your colleagues or share it on social media to help gauge
response, but make your own decisions. Take responsibility for and be
proud of the work you have created.

And women photographers, if we all enter at least one more image than
we did last year we could help make a difference to the gender imbalance
at the Awards, the AOP and the wider photographic industry.

Good luck to all!


PHOTO CREDITS :
Liddie Holt and Vincent at Storm Management
Art Direction by Jo Bell
Fashion Styling by Maria Francolini
Makeup and Hair by Lizzie Court
Production by Sam Turpin at Production Inc.
Photographer's Assistant Julie Stewart
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved