Fotograf Jon Attenborough und die Londoner Agentur JSR AGENCY wurden von GRANT THORNTON UK mit dem Projekt 'Faces of a Vibrant Economy 2018' betraut. Grant Thornton International ist ein globales, aus Mitgliedsfirmen bestehendes Unternehmen mit rund 5,00 Milliarden US-Dollar Jahresumsatz und rund 50.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern in über 135 Ländern. Das Projekt beinhaltete einen Mentee-Wettbewerb : es galt auf Instagram fünf Protegés zu finden die Jon Attenborough bei seinen Shoots der 100 innovativen Geschäftsleute assistieren durften. Es versteht sich von selbst, dass die Protagonisten kreuz und quer über das ganze vereinigte Königreich verteilt waren.
"Jon travelled the length and breadth of the UK - as far north as the Isle of Harris in Scotland. The project was completed by an exhibition held to celebrate the portraits. The 'Faces' included the Managing Director or Isle of Harris Distilleries, Catherine Johnstone CBE - CEO of the Royal Voluntary Service, Jenn Merrick founder of Earth Station Community Brewery." so JSR AGENCY zu GoSee. Einige der Portraits für Euch auf GoSee.
About - Jon Attenborough left England and headed to Australia after graduating from Plymouth University with a degree in film and photography in 2002. He spent several years as an assistant director on TV commercials, dramas and films including Wolverine, Superman and Australia. While he enjoyed the pace, it was working alongside photographers in those projects that inspired Jon to pick up the camera himself and continue on a new career path. He headed back to England and settled in London in 2013 deciding to go full-time in photography, where he’s worked hard to forge himself a nook in portrait and lifestyle photography. Having picked up commissions for brands including Stand Up to Cancer, Reebok, Puma, The North Face and Fred Perry, Jon’s work is bold, clean and simplistic. Jon’s images are honest and refreshing and he often favours natural light. His experience working in close teams and pared-back approach allows him to draw out the best in his subjects, he conveys engaging narratives in one single frame.
About - The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy are individuals celebrated for their innovation, growth and purpose. The Faces of a Vibrant Economy are selected from across the UK and represent diverse sectors and industries. Among them are business leaders, entrepreneurs, local government innovators and third sector trailblazers – recognised for their commitment to developing an economy that enables people, organisations and communities to flourish. Created in 2016, the programme connects leaders with similar mind-sets and missions, who may otherwise never meet. It gives an opportunity to share ideas and insights, as well as learn from each other. Find out who the Faces are, what motivates them and why they were chosen ... faces.grantthornton.co.uk
JSR Agency recently signed photographer Olivia BEASLEY to their roster. Olivia Beasley is unusual in that she originally studied illustration which she applied to editorial, packaging and advertising campaigns before moving over to photography. Olivia has won many awards for illustration and photography including D&AD, PDN, Creative Review, Campaign, Association of Photographers and American Photography.
Her story ideas often begin with a written text which can be re-imagined as still and moving images. She uses this same approach on portraits, fashion or still life projects. She enjoys collaborating with people –‘ the people I'm photographing and everyone that helps me make reality look a little bit better’.
Clients include: American Express, Bacardi, British Airways, BT, Clarks, Ernest Jones, Heals,Levi’s, Mastercard, Merchant Archive, Qatar Airways, Parker Pens, Remy Martin, Soma Magazine, Sony, The Times, The Telegraph, UBS/Tate Modern, Wallpaper* and WWD. GoSee !