Posts tagged portrait photography

“In this year of unprecedented struggle, the message of hope, courage, reflection and resilience is now more important than ever.”

I’m very pleased and proud to have been shortlisted for the British Journal of Photography‘s Portrait of Humanity Award for this portrait of girls from London’s Womanhood Academy. Run by a passionate collective of volunteers all of African descent, the Womanhood Academy is a community youth group supporting the personal growth and empowerment of young women and girls. Their motto, Nurture A Girl, Raise A Nation.

Massive thanks to Peaches Cadogan and team at Womanhood Academy, and Aundrieux Sankofa and team at Manhood Academy, it was an absolute pleasure spending time with you all. Thanks also to the great editorial team : writer Sheryl Garratt, art director Jo Bell, photography assistant Julie Stewart, and the team at Perfect Bound magazine.

All shortlisted images will be featured in the accompanying book Portrait of Humanity Vol 3 published by Hoxton Mini Press. The judging panel were Kerri McDonald, picture editor New York Times; Sunyoung Kim, curator Museum of Photography, Seoul; Michael Weir, creative producer Belfast Photo Fest; Akinbode Akinbiyi, curator & photographer; and Elias Redstone, artistic director PHOTO 2021, Melbourne.

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved

I loved meeting and working with Dawn French. I have been a fan since her and Jennifer Saunders first appeared in The Comic Book Presents back in the eighties. A fabulous pioneering funny woman, talented actor, writer and author. Catch her this Christmas as Beatrix Potter, and in a timely revival of the Vicar Of Dibley (in lockdown). Laughter really is the best medicine ; )

Many thanks to Laura Beckwith, Jacqueline Hampsey and Gaby Huddart from Good Housekeeping magazine. Also Charlie Duffy makeup, Michael Douglas hair, Rachel Fanconi stylist, Gemma Gravett digital operator, Julie Stewart lighting assistant. Thanks also to the great team at The Worx Studios London.

Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency London. Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All rights reserved

Well this is interesting, one of my photographs is going to be shown in the first ever photography exhibition in Space!

Hosted by the British Journal of Photography, you are invited to a private view at 18.00GMT today, my portrait of Buddhist Monk Emma Slade will be exhibited as part of the BJP’s Portrait of Humanity award.

Here is a taster video.

More info to follow

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This is a career highlight for me. My portrait of Jonathan Morgan, a volunteer lifesaver with the RNLI has been chosen as a winner of the Portrait of Britain award! There were over 13,000 entries to this photography competition, and the 100 winning images will be displayed in a public photography exhibition at the many JCDeceaux screens around the country.

My thanks to judges Simon Bainbridge at the British Journal of Photography, Parveen Narowalia at British Vogue, and Martin Usborne at Hoxton Mini Press, who are also publishing the forthcoming book.

I would also like to thank all the lifesavers and shore crew at RNLI Dungeness for continuing to support my pop-up portrait studio, and more importantly their undaunted work in saving lives at sea.

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018

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 think you can tell how happy I am to be on set with this gorgeous creature.  I am talking of course about Maddison the Dulux Dog photographed here (pre-Covid) with Dulux’s ambassador, the equally gorgeous Fearne Cotton.    Dogs can be the most calming and gentle of creatures and I would love to include one on all my photoshoots.  Meanwhile locked down at home in London I am hugely grateful for the company of our own four-legged friend who helps banish anxiety and brings us joy in these troubled times.

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Fearne Cotton for Dulux 'Colour Of The Year' campaign 2020
Massive thanks to ALL the teams on set, with special mention to :

TALENT - Fearne Cotton and Maddison the Dulux dog, with handler Ellen
Art Director - Duncan Squires
Wardrobe Stylist - Sinead McKeefry
Hair Artist - Paul Perkins
Makeup Artist - Justine Jenkins
Set Stylist - Melinda Ashton-Turner
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
Lighting Assistants - Mark Griffiths + Renata Rodrigues

I hope you all keep safe until we meet again.

Wendy Carrig photographer is represented by A&R Creative Agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

I was extremely honoured to be invited to judge this year's Shot Up North
Awards, and also pleased to discover that I am the first woman photographer
to be sole curator.  For me photography is about passion, emotion, telling
a story, conveying a message, and encouraging reaction.  In selecting the winning
images I chose them not just for their technical excellence, which is a given,
but because of my positive knee-jerk reaction on first viewing them, 
and the continued enjoyment and empathy they evoke upon successive viewings.
They will stand the test of time.
My sincere congratulations to Tom Keen, Sean Knott and Simon Leach on 
Their winning entries, and to everyone who entered the #SUN31 photography awards.
It was my great pleasure to judge such inspiring and emotive photography.
You can see the final 50 images here


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1st place Tom Keen
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2nd place - Sean Knott

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3rd place - Simon Leach

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This Sunday 4th August I will be setting up my outdoor pop-up
studio at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station offering free portrait
sittings as part of their annual Open Day fundraiser.
All are welcome.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..

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This Sunday 4th August I will be setting up my outdoor pop-up
studio at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station offering free portrait
sittings as part of their annual Open Day fundraiser.
All are welcome.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..

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The exhibition for the 2019 Association of Photographers Awards opens
today at One Canada Square Canary Wharf, until 31st May.
My photograph of Liddie Holt with Vincent has been selected by the judges
and will feature in the exhibition and forthcoming Awards book.
Winners will be announced at the AOP Awards party on May 14th, to
coincide with PhotoLondon.

Many thanks to FY magazine for publishing our HOUNDS OF LOVE story
and to all of our fantastic team!
Starring 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

 

The 209WOMEN book launches today via kickstarter. Showing new portraits
of all 209 women MPs photographed by 209 women photographers.
Included in the book is my portrait of Dr.Rosena Allin-Khan MP The
Shadow Minister for Sport.
The 209WOMEN project celebrates a centenary of votes for women, and
champions their visibility.
The original portraits can still be seen at the Open Eye Gallery Liverpool
until Sunday 14th April 2019.

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"If I can help any woman who is going through breast cancer, then I
would feel that going through it myself would have a point to it..."

Vera Ora ambassador for the Future Dreams breast cancer charity
wearing clever swimwear designed by Melissa Odabash and produced by
the Amoena Company.

Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
Photographer's assistant & bts photography - Julie Stewart
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
Hair Artist - Mila
Makeup artist - Rina Steinberg

With massive thanks to Sam Moffatt and her wonderful team at Future Dreams.

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Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved

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NATALIE ADAMS volunteer RNLI crew member at Dungeness Lifeboat Station
I photographed Natalie at my pop-up studio at Dungeness last summer.
Her family have a long history with the RNLI and her father is the current
Coxwain at the station.  They are very modest about their invaluable
work as volunteer lifesavers.

"I am the only female crew member at present but I would 100% recommend
volunteering to other women. I have always been made to feel so welcome
and part of the team. We are serious when we need to be but also have
a good laugh, and being part of a team you never feel like you are out
there on your own, and there is also great satisfaction knowing you've
helped someone at the end of the day. You don't need any sea going experience
as all training is provided, just a desire to learn and to get stuck in." 
"Dungeness was famous for it's Lady Launchers in the past, so there
has always been a strong positive theme of female volunteers at the
station. One of our original Lady Launchers still volunteers as our
press officer, and we have other women on the team involved in station visits,
fundraising and youth education, and all give up their time to save
lives at sea."

Natalie also works full-time as Helm at Gravesend Lifeboat Station
on the river Thames. There are currently ten female crew and last year
they had their first all female shift.

"My proudest moment at the RNLI was my passing out ceremony as a Helm
at Gravesend."

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My photograph of Zoe Ball taken in 1997 for the Radio Times
She reminded me of a young Shirley Maclaine, hence Zoe's Polaroid
autograph "Shirley MacLaine I wish!"  Congratulations Zoe Ball on
being the first female host of the Radio2 breakfast show! Girl Power!
Picture Editor - Theresa Eagle
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©1997 all rights reserved.


 

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On 14th December 1918, one hundred years ago today, women voted for
the first time, and in that same year the first female MP was elected.
To mark this significant moment in history the 209women artist-led
initiative has taken over parliament. 209 new photographic portraits
of all the female MPs, shot exclusively by female photographers, are
now hanging in the once male-dominated gallery at Portcullis House

My portrait of Dr.Rosena Allin-khan MP, the Shadow Minister for Sport.
Dr.Rosena was buzzing with energy and ideas at our makeshift studio on
the Commons Terrace. We ended the photoshoot with her performing a series
of spontaneous star jumps before dashing across London to continue her
work as a medical doctor at St.George's A&E.

My thanks to Frances Prescott for Dr.Rosena's makeup & hair, Julie Stewart
for photography assistance, and Leah Band for her work in post production.
Also massive thanks to the photographer Hilary Wood who conceived the
idea for, and created 209women, and to all the other women photographers
and MPs involved with this project whom it is my privilege to be associated with
The exhibition previewed last night at Portcullis House, Houses of
Parliament, and opens to the public from today. Click here to book tickets.

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved

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Emma Slade

Emma Slade

REBEL WOMEN
Charity founder Emma Slade is the only western woman to be ordained
a buddhist nun. She was previously a London investment banker until
kidnapped and held hostage and robbed at gunpoint whilst on a business
trip to Jakarta.

Emma Slade's story is featured in volume#2 of Perfect Bound magazine

Words - Madeleine Smith
Skincare - Julie Read at Carol Hayes Management
Artwork and behind-the-scenes photography - Betty Brigstocke-Williams
Portrait photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved

 

 

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A fond farewell to Fitch, the graceful Great Dane... RIP


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Drawing of Emma Slade by Betty Brigstocke-Williams, inspired by the
book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Such a pleasure photographing the joyous Ayda Field Williams
The real Xfactor!

Picture editor - Naomi McMullen at Stella magazine
Styling - Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency
Fashion assistant - Julie Salmon
Makeup artist - Karin Darnell at Frank Agency
Hair artist - Dayaruci at One Represents
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
All Photography - Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved


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I recently had the privilege of photographing some of the founders
and members of the Manhood Academy, an urban Rites of Passage program
based in North London, inspired by the Gambia.
Read their inspiring story in volume#2 of Perfect Bound magazine

Words by Sheryl Garrett
Art direction by Jo Bell
Tribal makeup - Hadasah Holder at Feel Prestige
Photographer's assistant - Julie Stewart
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved

Here is a small taster of some of the stories I photographed for volume#2
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Please check out this new edition which can be purchased from select newsstands or
the Perfect Bound shop.

Wendy x

 

 

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REBEL WOMEN
I recently had the honor of meeting and photographing Rosie Duffield,
who was elected as Member of Parliament for Canterbury in June 2017;
winning the 'unwinnable' seat that had been both Conservative and male,
since the constituency had formed in 1918, one hundred years ago!

Rosie Duffield's story is featured in volume#2 of Perfect Bound magazine.
Words - Madeleine Smith
Styling - Wendy Rigg
Hair & makeup - Frances Prescott at S.Management
Photographer's Assistant & BTS photography - Julie Stewart
With thanks to Rosie's team at Portcullis House
Photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved

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Behind-the-scenes photographing Rosie Duffield

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