Marcus Peel
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Marcus Peel

PhotographerRichmond, United Kingdom
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Marcus Peel
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Marcus Peel

PhotographerRichmond, United Kingdom
About me
I’m (British, b. 1977) a London-based photographer and work on commercial assignments and fine art projects. Architecture serves as my inspiration. It’s compatible with the way that I view the world and how I respond to it through the camera. I’m a perfectionist at heart which is fundamental to my photography; both in the observation of light and form, as well as composition. Derived from personal intrigue, I take a more investigative approach. I strive to go beyond the ordinary to photograph the extraordinary and enjoy creating a blur between the real and the surreal. I love abstraction. I’m a purist when it comes to the treatment of my photographs and how I represent each subject, always aiming to preserve authenticity. First introduced to photography at secondary school, I took the opportunity to explore through study, and soon discovered my interest in form, geometry, symmetry, and abstraction. Towards the end of my photography degree at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, I began assisting two architectural photographers, an experience which confirmed my desire to pursue architectural photography. In 2000, I began my career as a professional photographer. Clients include advertising agencies, design companies, PR companies, artists, architects, interior designers, property developers, hotel groups and luxury brands. My work has been seen in publications, including; Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveller, Elle Decoration, House & Garden, Frame, Icon, Interior Design, RIBA Journal, The Architects’ Journal, Vogue and Wallpaper*. I’ve also been interviewed about my work by photography and architecture magazines and online platforms. I’ve won numerous awards including Best in Category in the AOP Photography Awards, Gold in Px3 and Silver in the Graphis Photography Annual. I’ve held exhibitions at a variety of galleries including Anise Gallery, London, Espace Dupon, Paris and Splashlight Studios, New York. My work is in private collections including most recently The Maybourne Hotel Group, which followed a commission by the group to photograph London’s Mayfair over a period of four seasons, capturing found moments in architecture.
Projects
  • Portrait of artist Henry Hudson
    Portrait of artist Henry HudsonI had the pleasure of photographing Henry Hudson and his dog, Apollo, with his artwork '(51.5002697, -0.1200289) Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Bridge', in a house designed by Jamie Fobert.
  • Dens
    Dens‘Dens’ is a typological study of the architecture of dens. I was drawn to the temporary nature and various, sometimes ingenious designs of these structures. Each den is unique in design yet similar in construction, usually consisting of an upside-down cone shape, similar to a tipi, using a number of long branches as the frame coming together at the top and spreading out at the bottom. A tree or stump might be used as its main pillar of support. The design of each found wooden structure consists
  • GOLD
    GOLDNew shoot for Thierry Noir of his latest project, GOLD. GOLD is a worldwide digital art project in public spaces across 11 cities – Hong Kong, Kampala, Kingston, Lagos, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo – celebrating the unifying power of sport.
  • A Walk Alongside the Boundary Wall Before the Cull
    A Walk Alongside the Boundary Wall Before the CullThere was the romantic notion that if a deer managed to escape and get beyond the deer leap then it was free from its hunters. The deer leap, or freeboard, of Richmond Park is a strip of Crown-owned land, one rod wide (5 metres), which runs around most of the perimeter of the park. Its function is to allow access to the outside of the boundary wall. Richmond Park, the largest of London's Royal Parks covering 2500 acres, was created for King Charles I in 1634 as his hunting park for deer. In 16
  • You Have Beautiful Veins
    You Have Beautiful VeinsI am one of the lucky ones. In March, I contracted coronavirus but my symptoms were no more severe than flu. The seven-day self-isolation was a surreal experience – to be imprisoned within my own home - but it was also quite familiar because of the solitary nature of my work. It was also an opportunity for reflection and contemplation. Following a full recovery and an antibody test, I decided to donate my blood plasma. I’ve always had an irrational fear of needles so I was feeling quite anxious
  • We Are Together
    We Are TogetherClient: STIK I had the privilege of shooting a new digital artwork by the artist, STIK. It was displayed on Piccadilly Lights, the largest advertising display in Europe, and rotated around the famous curved screen. The installation portrayed young people living in the heart of London, holding hands as a beacon of hope and connectedness with the rest of the world. It was created for Young Westminster Foundation's new campaign, We Are Together, to raise funds for youth services and support young p
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Commercial Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Location Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Advertising Photography
Education
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    B.A. Honours in PhotographyThe Surrey Institute of Art & Design
     - Farnham, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Fine Art Photography Awards 2021 / NominationFine Art Photography Awards
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    American Photography 37 / Chosen WinnerAI-AP | American Illustration - American Photography
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