LPA Futures / Futures Winners 2017/2019
As we gear up to announce the winners of LPA Futures 2019/21 in June, we thought we’d take a look back at what our current Futures roster have been up to since winning the competition nearly two years ago!
It’s been a phenomenal time for all of them, with many fantastic commissions and notable recognitions in major awards. Here’s a look at their individual achievements.
Imogen has had an incredible couple of years shooting several award winning projects and being very much in demand for commissions. Since joining our roster Imogen has shot for St Germain, YouTube, Flannels, P & O Ferries, Google, Stylist and Suitcase Magazine and the enquiries keep on coming! A major success for Imogen in 2018 was winning a Magnum Photos Scholarship at Milan Photo Week, involving a masterclass with Magnum Photographer Alex Majoli and a two week personal project shot on the streets of Milan, showcased at La Triennale Milano. Imogen also won the Bridgeman Images Studio Award and was awarded exhibition space at the Affordable Art Fair in London and NY, as well as having her imagery featured in Huck Magazine and on the cover of a Hodder & Stoughton publication.
Imogen has worked on numerous social awareness projects including an International Women’s Day campaign promoting the safety of prostitutes, a Stylist Magazine feature on shared parental leave, and a project with Harlequin’s Ladies celebrating women in sport in conjunction with Birdsong (a clothing brand who train disadvantaged women to create sustainable clothing in support of local communities). We can’t wait to see what successes the next few years bring for Imogen!
LPA Future Will Hartley has been in popular demand since winning two years ago. He has been shooting non-stop for a variety of clients including Canon, Move GB, Adidas, Cancer Research UK, TSB and 9Nine.
Will’s success doesn’t stop here though, 2018 saw him shortlisted for the Palm* Photo Prize 2018, a competition with an ‘emphasis on raw, engaging work of the highest quality’. As part of this, his work was featured in an exclusive exhibition at the House of Vans in London. Will also had an image shortlisted in the seventh edition of Portrait Salon, which celebrates images submitted to the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize. Will’s imagery is continuously well received, with one of his shots being used as promotional material for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition, not to mention some of his work being available to buy through the Prints for Refugees Charity.
We couldn’t possibly discuss Will’s work without mentioning his well renowned Spring Break personal series, a project which has seen Will travel to Cancun and Miami to document the American phenomenon of Spring Break. This year Will is in Florida and we can’t wait to see what images (and stories) he comes back with!
Steven Joyce has also had a busy two years, shooting all things food and drink for restaurants, bars and recipe books. Steve’s array of mouthwatering clients include Wahaca, Waitrose & Partners, Brindisa, Enoteca Turi Leon and Whitbread to name but a few. Steve also collaborated on his third cookbook, entitled Lisbon, with wife and food writer Rebecca Seal. The series is compiled of three books (so far!), each one focusing on the cuisine of a different country. The dream duo work on the books from start to finish, with Steve shooting the tantalizing imagery and Rebecca writing and testing the recipes.
On top of all this, Steve has renovated and opened up his very own studio in Forest Hill. Kemble House serves as the perfect shoot base, decked out with a fully functioning kitchen and a variety of foody props. Here’s to the next few years of food related adventures!
KATRINA LAWSON JOHNSTON
Since winning LPA Futures 2017, Katrina Lawson Johnston has continued to shoot beautiful still life, her work going from strength to strength. Building upon her comprehensive client list, Katrina has been commissioned to shoot for a number of luxury brands such as MZSkin, The Splash Lab, Beluah London, Cossie & Co, Passavant & Lee, Finlay London and Canary Wharf Group, the majority of whom came back to commission further shoots.
In addition to Katrina’s commercial commissions she has worked on several editorial shoots, her work featuring in Grazia UK and the Financial Times’ ‘How To Spend It’ magazine. Lastly, it would be wrong to mention Katrina’s long list of successes without congratulating her on the arrival of her beautiful baby girl, she is a true multitasking powerhouse!
River Thompson has spent his two years on the LPA Futures roster jetting all over the world, his feet barely touching the ground! Commissions have flooded in, taking him to France to capture images for Ogilvy PR and Grey Goose, Texas to shoot for Holiday Inn and the coast of Ireland for a week to shoot for Glanbia Global Nutrition Group. Adding to the list of destinations covered, River has also shot for Lonely Planet, Ink Global and Iberia’s Ronda Magazine in Sweden, Italy, Greece, Morocco and Thailand. Phew!
Over the past two years River has also managed to find time to produce some outstanding personal projects, notably ‘Mechanics of Hackney’ and ‘Women of Iceland’, both of which showcase the beautiful quality of his work. Keep it up River!
So there we go! It’s been another hugely successful two years for our ever changing Futures roster, demonstrating just how life changing the competition can be. We’re bursting with excitement following the judging night for LPA Futures 2019/21 (more on that to follow), and we can’t wait to announce the winners of this years competition! The winners will be revealed in June and we look forward to watching them follow in the footsteps of this lovely talented bunch.