Matt Richardson

Picture Editor, Photo Commissioner and Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Matt Richardson

Picture Editor, Photo Commissioner and Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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Projects
  • British Airways High LifeWith a circulation of 3.9 million readers each month, High Life is BA’s flagship print title available on all flights worldwide produced by Cedar Communications. Since January 2019 I have been Picture Editor on the title and am responsible for all imagery – photographic commissioning, shoot production and picture research. My main objective when coming onto the title was to showcase the very best that travel has to offer. BA’s customers are considered as ‘travellers, not tourists’, and this co
  • Mandarin OrientalGlobal luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental have a portfolio of 34 exclusive hotels worldwide. Working as the lead photographic commissioner on the content contract at Cedar Communications, my responsibilities include their bi-annual print title MO Magazine, commissioning all-rights photography, illustration and video, briefing their in-house photographer when new properties are opening, and overseeing governance and house style across the photographic offering. Having worked on the account fro
  • IberiaFollowing a successful pitch at Cedar, I began working both in-flight magazines for Spain’s national airline, Iberia. Ronda, the airline’s flagship monthly title is distributed in all cabins on all flights, and has Chinese and Japanese language versions published quarterly. The aim of this title is to inspire travel through both a longer form destination focus piece across 20 pages, and several shorter features, with all content newly commissioned. On top of this I also worked on Excelente, th
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Projects credited in
  • British Airways / High LifeWork for British Airways / High Life to celebrate 100 years of BA, set design by Sophie Iona.
Work history
    Picture Editor, BA High Life & Mandarin OrientalCedar
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Picture Editor for British Airways High Life magazine and currently leading photographic commissioning for British Airways and Mandarin Oriental at Cedar Communications Responsibilities include: - Commissioning photographers and illustrators - Shoot production - Editing and retouching images - Photo research and press call ins - Maintaining professional relationships with agencies, libraries, studios and locations - Negotiating rates - Budgeting and invoicing - Travel arrangements - Pitch work
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    Freelance PhotographerFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Picture Research
  • Mockups
  • Layout Design
  • Commissioning Photographers
  • Content Commissioning
Education
    BA (Hons) Commercial PhotographyArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Winner: Best Picture Editor / Researcher - 2018BSME Talent Awards
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    Bronze: Rising Star - 2018CMA Content Marketing Awards
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