Creative Forces

I have the honour of meeting some extraordinary creative forces whilst creating the official photographs for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation's esteemed Awards for Artists. Paul Hamlyn Foundation established Awards for Artists in 1994 to provide visual artists and composers with financial assistance at a timely moment in their careers. The awards aim to give artists the freedom to develop their creative ideas and to grow both personally and professionally, reflecting the Foundation’s strong belief in the value of artists to society.

Travelling to meet each of the 10 annual recipients every autumn is something I really look forward to. I like to spend time with each visual artist and composer so that I can observe their favourite space or memorable place, thereby being able to construct portraits that don't necessarily tie them to their working environments but instead show their personalities - hopefully revealing a little of their creativity & vision too. Here follows a few of my favourite photographs from these photographic sessions.

Visual Artist Ingrid Pollard, Finsbury Park London

Composer Kate Young, Scottish Borders

Composer Daniel Kidane, Battersea London

Visual Artist Linder Sterling, Lancaster

Visual Artist Adam Christensen, Deptford London

Visual Artist Sonia Boyce, Chelsea London

Visual Artist Cara Tolmie, Stockholm Sweden

Visual Artist Matt Stokes, Newcastle

Visual Artist Harold Offeh, Cambridgeshire

Composer Shiori Usui, Dundee

Visual Artist Peter Kennard, London Fields London

Composer Heather Leigh, Glasgow

Composer Ailís Ní Ríain, Yorkshire

Visual Artist Steven Claydon, Dalston London

Composer Deidre McKay, Northern Ireland

Visual Artist  Larry Achiampong, London

Composer Nathaniel Mann, Nottingham

Visual Artist Linder Sterling, Lancaster

Composer Serafina Steer, Seven Sisters London

Composer Paul Dunmall, deep dark Shropshire

Composer Kate Young, Edinburgh

Composer Mary Hampton, Brighton

Visual Artist Simon Ling, Hackney London

Visual Artist Phoebe Boswell, Deptford London

Composer Laurence Crane, Finsbury Park London 

Composer Sarah Angliss, Stockwell London

Visual Artist Emma Hart, London

Visual Artist Adam Christensen, Deptford London

Visual Artist Anthea Hamilton, Vauxhall London

Visual Artist Anne Tallentire, Gospel Oak London

Visual Artist Becky Beasley, Hastings

Visual Artist Rehana Zaman, Walthamstow London

Visual Artist Lucy Skaer, Kings Cross London 

Visual Artist Charlotte Prodger, Glasgow

Composer Nathaniel Mann

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