Head of Art Production at Fallon
Sarah is currently Head of Art Production at Fallon, where she has worked since 2011. Prior to Fallon she was an Art Buyer at DDB London for six years and AMV BBDO for five. As an Art Producer she commissions photography, illustration, cgi and moving image for print and online content. She has been involved in many award winning campaigns for Harvey Nichols, VW, FT and Marmite. Before becoming an Art Producer, Sarah worked at Zelda Cheatle's eponymous Photography Gallery in Mayfair, and before that she worked for Nadav Kander and Photographer's Agent, Catherine Collins. Sarah has judged numerous Photography and Illustration Awards (D and AD, AOP, AOI, YCN) as well as advised, talked and contributed to numerous books and articles on Photography and Illustration.
Art Editor Of Red Bull's Magazine
Graduating from Central St. Martins with a degree in Graphic Design, Miles began designing magazines in the mid 90s, working at the seminal title Loaded magazine before moving onto GQ, Jack magazine and Vogue.
Currently the art director of The Red Bulletin, a publication that is distributed globally by Red Bull, other clients has include Nike, The Week Fashion, a quarterly title as well as a number of branding launch initiatives.
David McKendrick began his career as a designer at Graphic Thought Facility, one of the most innovative design companies in London. The group produced work for Tate, Booth-Clibborn Editions, the Design Museum, the V&A and Habitat, among others. Previously, he worked as art editor of the Bespoke department at Wallpaper* magazine and as a senior designer at the fashionable design group, North. He joined Esquire in May 2007. His creative vision has helped the brand gain widespread recognition for its cutting edge and bold design and art direction, winning McKendrick numerous awards throughout his tenure there. In 2014 McKendrick set up a creative agency with Lee Belcher (former art director at Wallpaper*) – B.A.M. Their first projects include a full redesign of the Christie’s magazine, and continuing as creative directors for Esquire’s Big Black Book.
Rankin is a British photographer, publisher, film director and humanitarian. With a portfolio ranging from portraiture to documentary, he has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Tony Blair, and The Queen to name only a few. Having co-founded the magazine Dazed & Confused, he has remained a prevalent force in publishing and has over 42 photography books to his name. He continues to direct commercials and music videos for some of the biggest artists and brands, as well as directing and producing numerous documentaries and dramas.
Head of Art Production BBH
I have been an art-buyer for over 25 years, and have been lucky enough to work alongside and with sone of the industries most talented creatives and image makers. I have been at BBH for the last 9 years.
Born and raised in Milan Claudio Napolitano started assisting fashion photographers at 18 when still at University but soon realised he was more interested in the management aspects of the fashion industry. The late 80s and early 90s were a whirlwind of creativity and Milan was fast becoming one of the focal points of the business with an endless flow of energy and ideas: magazines, photographers, designers - they all seemed to gravitate around town. A friend at the time asked him to help her set up a photographers agency, representing international talent in a fast evolving “fashion” scene. 4 years later he re located to London, the Brit Pop era was in full swing and magazines like Dazed, The Face and i-D became the go to places for an entire generation of photographers, stylist, writers to experiment and define the visual aesthetic of the time. After a few years in a smaller agency he joined legendary Camilla Lowther representing some of the most sought after artists of that era and learning all there was to learn about an industry that was becoming more and more organized, business-like and commercially rewarding. In 2006 he met Jed Root who, after New York and Paris and with an incredible roster of leading international image makers, was about to launch the London office and a new adventure began. He is currently Director of the Photography Division at Jed Root London.
Tom Stoddart began his photographic career with a provincial newspaper in his native North East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and, working freelance, started to regularly supply national newspapers and magazines. During the eighties he worked extensively for the Sunday Times newspaper. During 1982 he was in Beirut when the Israeli forces bombed Yasser Arafat’s besieged PLO base. Later, Tom was aboard the Greenpeace boat ‘Rainbow Warrior’ where he shot a widely published story about the environmentalists efforts to stop the Canadian cull of baby Seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence. In 1987, he was back in Beirut shooting a world exclusive on the horrific conditions inside the Palestinian camp of Borj el Barajneh, where Dr. Pauline Cutting was trapped. He also witnessed international events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Romanian Revolution and the massing of alliance troops in the Middle East for the Desert Storm conflict with Iraq.
In July 1991, Tom travelled to Sarajevo to document the civil war that was engulfing Yugoslavia. The work from Sarajevo was published across the world. Returning a year later for The Sunday Times Magazine, Tom was seriously injured in heavy fighting around the Bosnian Parliament buildings. After a year of recovery, Tom threw himself back into photojournalism, producing a powerful feature on the aftermath of the Mississippi floods and, later that year, an award-wining photo-essay on the harsh regime for the training of Chinese Olympic Child Gymnasts. In December 1993 Stoddart returned to Sarajevo to report on the hardship of life in the city during a freezing winter under siege. This trip confirmed Tom’s fascination with a city that he was to return to on a dozen different occasions up until the Dayton Peace Accord in 1995.
In 1997 Tony Blair gave Stoddart exclusive access for 3 months to document his election campaign as Labour swept to victory after 18 years of Conservative government.
Stoddart's in-depth work on the terrible HIV/AIDS pandemic blighting sub-Saharan Africa has been exhibited and published extensively and won the POY World Understanding Award in 2003. In the same year his documentation of British Royal Marines in combat during the invasion of Iraq was awarded the Larry Burrows Award for Exceptional Photography by the Eddie Adams Workshop. His retrospective outdoor exhibition, iWITNESS, was visited by 250,000 people and the accompanying book was honoured as the best photography book published in 2004 by the POY judging panel.
During 2008 he was commissioned by COPA-COGECA in Brussels to document agriculture throughout all 27 countries of the European Union. The exhibition of images from the assignment is currently touring Europe's capital cities. Over the years Tom has worked closely with charities and NGO's such as Medecins Sans Frontieres, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Care International and Sightsavers. In 2012 his 'Perspectives' retrospective outdoor exhibition was displayed at London's South Bank during the Olympic Games and attracted 225,000 visitors.
Now established as one of the world’s most respected photojournalists,Stoddart is represented by, and works closely with Getty Images, to produce campaigning photographic projects on the serious world issues of our time.
Head of Print at adamandeveDDB
Daniel commissions still and moving images and is currently Head of Print at adamandeveDDB. He works across all channels including press, posters, digital, ambient, events, instagram etc. He works in various mediums from photography, illustration and moving image to projection mapping and matte painting. In his previous life he was Head of Artbuying at DDB London for 8 years and Artbuyer at AMVBBDO for 10 years. He has been involved in some of the best work coming out of London in the last decade for clients including Harvey Nichols, Guinness, Sainsbury¹s, Economist, Heal¹s, Dulux, BBC, Guardian, VW, John Lewis and the FT. He has judged numerous awards including Campaign Photo, PDN New York, AOP, Rangefinder, YCN, AOI, Creative Review, Go See and D&AD. In 2012 adamandeveDDB were Campaign's Press Agency of the year and Campaign's Poster Agency of the year. In 2013 they were Campaign Poster agency of the year. More recently he worked on the Harvey Nichols 똕orry I Spent It on Myself¹ work. This used photography, moving image and a bespoke product range on the way to being the 2nd most awarded campaign ever at Cannes.
Photographers Agent, RSA photographic
Susie Babchick is a London based photography consultant with 15 years in the industry. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Corinne Day Estate and has curated photography exhibitions with Gimpel Fils gallery. She has worked alongside artists for exhibitions at Photographers’ Gallery, National Portrait Gallery V&A, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Host Gallery. She is currently the Photographers’ Representative and Producer at RSA Photographic and is a creative consultant for Glass Magazine. Susie has produced photographic shoots for Vogue, The New York Times, The Telegraph Magazine, i-D, Intelligent Life as well as for Gap, Thomas Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Ungaro amongst a long list of clients. She brings her experience in working with photographers, editors and commissioners to the 2014 AOP Photography Awards.
I had seemed to have spent most of my life on the back of a Harley until, in 1978, a chance meeting with an out of work photographer, in a small hotel in the Scottish Highlands, led me to start managing. I love photography and have represented some of the World's most respected photographers including Don McCullin (with whom I have worked for over 30 year), and the two great, late photographs Terence Donovan and Richard Avedon. Our small office oversees all the production for the shoots for which we are commissioned, and over the last 34 years we seem to ave worked with every major client imaginable.Apart from the love of what I do, I love my three girls, Florence-Ray, Tilly and Scarlett.
One time pig farmer and economics lecturer, Peter Bailey celebrated thirty years as a photographer’s agent in 2012 - a testament to his enduring fascination with photographic imagery and the arts which took root with Life Magazine and National Geographic and in particular with the work of Bill Brandt. Peter was persuaded to become an agent by a friend who was a young, up-and-coming photographer; over the decades he has nurtured some of today’s outstanding photographic artists and has represented some of the most influential photographers in the industry, as his present roster demonstrates.
Commissioner, Art Director and Producer
After 15 years gaining experience in ad agencies and production companies, Ed joined the start up 4 Creative to run their off air production and to talent spot and commission Photographers, Art Directors, Writers, Illustrators and Crew to collaborate with.
Since then, he has commissioned hundreds of Photographers for various Clients, which has increasingly involved moving image. An early advocate of Photographers making moving image content, he's noted the changing attitude in the wider industry towards this - seeing it go from ambivalence to something that is actively sought out.
More recently Ed has been art directing his own projects as well as directing and producing short films, through the company ‘Harry and Beatrice’.