Ian Atkinson is a international award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in some of the leading art galleries around the world. His portfolio of market leading companies is extensive as well as his experience in advertising, architectural and portrait photography. Over the last 20 years, Ian has worked in many different photographic genres and has published numerous books relating to travel and documentary photography. He has amassed a wealth of knowledge, developed outstanding skills in all areas of photographic practice. Each project is developed though client consultation mapping out what is the best approach for your company. Ian brings to each project a unique perspective with his highly individual and creative style and ideas. "It's never just a snap"
Ian has a strong background in architectural photography and is equally at home with both interior and exterior locations. He carries and extensive array of equipment including the iconic Leica M. He also works with high end Phase One digital backs on medium format and technical cameras, so you can be assured each project will be delivered to the highest professional standards, available in the industry today.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
2017 Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany
2015 The Thames Group, Various venues in association with Metal and the Arts Council
2014 Office Sessions 111, Portrait Open Salon, Anchorage House, London Docklands
2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London
2014 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, The Whitebox Gallery, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013, National Portrait Gallery, London
2012 Camarades de Velo, Look Mum no hands, London
2011 Family, Ground Floor Left Gallery, London.2011
2011 3rd Ward Open Call Art Prize, Brooklyn, New York
2010 Gallery Huit Open Salon Prize, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
2010 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010, National Portrait Gallery, London
2010 Uncertain States - A Year On, East Gallery London
2010 The Fine Line between Heaven and Here, East Gallery London
2010 Pioneers, Sir John Cass School of Art and Design, London
2009 MA Interim Show … Unit 2 Gallery Whitechapel. London
2007 Interactions, Jane Smith Studio, Leigh on Sea
2001 Association of Photographers Assistant Awards, AOP Gallery, London
2000 PIEA PMA International Student Awards, Las Vegas
2009-2010 London Metropolitan University MA (Distinction) Photography
1999-2000 Salisbury College of Art & Design BA (Hons) Photography
1999-2000 British Institiute of Professional Photographers, PQE: Distinction
1998-1999 Rochester Institute of Technology, New York BA Photography
1997-1999 Salisbury College of Art and Design HND, Photo media
1996-1997 Bournemouth Institute National Diploma, Photography
Diploma, Advanced large format photography, Sinar Switzerland.
Association of Photographers
Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers
Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
Working on location in Doha for Qatar Development Bank. Some brutal conditions for both us and our equipment, temperatures in the 50s. Phaseone iq and xf camera worked perfect but Apple Macbook pro needed some extra cooling.
Profoto B1 lighting. Phaseone Xf camera and Phaseone iq digital backs.
Image was shot during a recent commission for DP World Europe. Shot on Linhof Techno and Phaseone iq series digital back.
Working with the iconic Linhof Techno and Phaseone iq series digital backs.
© 2016 Ian Atkinson
Shooting some interesting portraits in the Netherlands.
Images were exhibited in Munich as part of the Munich Logistics Expo 2017
Working on location with the Phaseone df+ camera system and Profoto B1 location lighting kit. We can work just about anywhere, in any conditions with this kit, with some truly stunning results
Editorial Assignment London
Shot on location in the UK with a Silvestri flexicam, phaseone p65+ digital back and Profoto lighting.
Editorial Assignment London
Always nice to be working on location with an excellent crew and a great brief. This series is about human trafficking.
Workinging with The Silvestri flexicam and Profoto lighting.
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