5 Minutes With... / Clio Spencer / LPA Agent
This month we spent five minutes catching up with the newest member of the LPA team, Clio Spencer, to get to know her a little bit more and to find out how she got into the industry. Here is what she had to say…
© Phil Cooper
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m 27, I’m originally from Birmingham and I now live near Victoria Park in Mile End. I’ve got a cat called Feral and a bike called Monica. I like cycling round East London, going to galleries and eating lots in pubs.
How did you get into the photography industry?
I studied photography, and have worked in and around the industry for years. I worked as a location booker and scout for shoot location library before most recently working as an agent for retouchers, designers and art directors. I’ve also assisted on a lot of shoots, working with some amazing photographers.
What’s your favourite commission from an LPA photographer?
It’s a tough decision but I like the work Tim Atkins has done with Green and Blacks, I really love the colours in these.
© Tim Atkins / Green and Blacks
And your favourite personal project?
Again it’s really tricky, but I’m going to have to say it’s joint between Lulu Ash’s series shot in Devon and David Hare’s Tokyo project.
© Lulu Ash
© David Hares
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Optimistic, calm and loyal.
What’s your dream holiday destination?
I really want to go to Japan! My mum used to go there a lot when I was little so I have lots of Japanese souvenirs from all her trips all over my house and I’ve always wanted to go since then.
Tell us something about you that we don’t know?
I’m distantly related to both Helen Mirren and Noel Edmonds.
Who is your favourite non-LPA photographer?
I worked with Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue in my previous job. He was lovely and I’ve always loved his photographs.
What’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
I’m sure my family have given me loads of great advice, but the one I remember is from Dumbledore, who said it does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.