Graham Barclay

Graham Barclay

Editorial & Commercial Photographer, Art DirectorCambridge, United Kingdom
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Graham Barclay

Graham Barclay

Editorial & Commercial Photographer, Art DirectorCambridge, United Kingdom
About me
https://www.grahambarclay.com/ https://www.instagram.com/grahambarclayphoto Graham began his career as a studio assistant in fashion and advertising in London's east end. Having very soon realised that he wanted to make a move toward documentary and reportage work he managed to secure a staff photographer's position at the South London Press, where he covered everything from Poll Tax riots to gangland killings. Work followed on various national newspaper titles, covering a wide variety of assignments, from hard news to features and portraiture. In 1997 he was given the opportunity to start covering portrait and feature work for the Los Angeles Times as a European stringer as well as syndicating his work worldwide through the renowned Sygma Agency. He was also a founding partner and Creative Director in his own agency, BWP Media set up with colleague and picture editor Stephen Walker, and for a time ran his own photographic gallery ( The Waterloo Gallery ) Over the years his portrait and feature work has been published widely in many prestigious publications worldwide, including Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine to name but a very few. He has contributed to several books, ' Five Thousand Days' and 'Assignments' titles and exhibited his work at many venues across the UK. Graham continues to spend much of his time shooting design/structure/corporate, portraiture and travel related commissions for a diverse clientele, and when not engaged in this, can normally be found in a remote part of the UK photographing land/seascapes as well as his continuing work on personal projects.
Projects
  • Ozzy
    OzzyFor The Los Angeles Times Yep, that was a strange afternoon..
  • First Light, Cumbria
    First Light, Cumbria
  • Homelands 2
    Homelands 2Spate, Glen Orchy
  • Homelands
    HomelandsAn ongoing project/series, in a place I go to to clear my head and get away from the day to day of briefs, client meetings/story boards/shooting thethered, - and just about everything else in the modern world of photography..
  • Remembering Chris
    Remembering ChrisPersonal Project Work: Today (24th Jan) is an anniversary of the passing of Chris. In a previous existence he had been a hugely successful broker in the City of London. Chris was an incredibly dignified and highly intelligent human being despite all that he'd endured. This was the last portrait I made of him, before hearing from an organisation that he'd passed away on the streets of London on 24th Jan many years back now. I always think about him on this day, and realise that really very little
  • On The Wing
    On The WingFrom a photo essay shot on life inside Wandsworth Prison for Bloomberg News
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Work history
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    Editorial Photographer/Art DirectorGraham Barclay
    United KingdomFull Time
    Graham Barclay is a highly experienced Editorial Photographer and Art Director specialising in Architecture, Travel, Landscape and Fine Art work.
Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Retouching
  • Directing
  • Commercial Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Director of Photography
  • Picture Editing
  • Art Direction
  • Directing Shoots
  • Photo Editing
  • Brief Interpretation
  • Brief Development
  • Briefing Creatives
  • Creative Brief
  • Creative Briefs
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Client Briefing
  • Project Delivery
  • Editorial Projects
  • Project Execution
  • Project Conception
  • Landscape
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Content Creation
  • 120 Film
  • Digital Content
  • Consultant
  • Business Growth
  • Business Development
  • Client Acquisition
  • Client Handling
  • Client Pitches
  • Client Communications
  • Client Contact
  • Client Liaison
  • Client Liaising
  • Client Presentation
  • Brand Building
  • Brand Developent
  • Brand Content
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Brand Creation
  • Fine Art
  • Printing
  • Layout
  • Reportage Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Gallery Sales
  • Art Gallery
  • Galleries
  • Art Galleries
  • Gallery Administration