Raphael Boamah-Asare

Raphael Boamah-Asare

CinematographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Raphael Boamah-Asare

Raphael Boamah-Asare

CinematographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Raphael Boamah-Asare is a British cinematographer and photographer known for his raw, narrative realism work in film, television and online publications. During his time at film school, Raphael lensed short films such as When The Pile Is Crooked... (nominated for Best Drama), Doll Factory, and the Channel 4 news documentary Why Does My Granny Stereotype Me, which screened across the UK, Europe and North America, and received press coverage from national news publications. Upon graduation, Raphael leaned into his photography between filming projects, blending reportage with portraiture shooting styles, collaborating with independent brands who want to push the boundaries and creative individuals who feature in his many portrait series. Early 2021 saw Doll Factory's release premiered on Amazon Prime, marking Raphael's debut feature credit as a cinematographer
Projects
  • RB-A Showreel
    RB-A ShowreelLensing feature films to documentaries, Raphael commits his craft to confront raw dark beauty within modern London society.
  • Doll Factory
    Doll FactorySynopsis A young, gifted ballerina deals with the pressure from her dance teacher father. Director: Shaneika Johnson-Simms Cinematographer: Raphael Boamah-Asare Editor: Asare Simms UAL and Asare Simms Production 2015
  • Badman - Prettyboy Francis ft The Vice
    Badman - Prettyboy Francis ft The ViceA short film accompanying the 3 tracks of Prettyboy Francis EP. Direction: Raphael Boamah-Asare Produced by: Shaneika Johnson-Simms Production Company: Asare Simms Special Thanks: Wild & Sons and Art Against Abuse
  • Romeo 19
    Romeo 19
  • Faith
    Faith
  • Grantley Vol I
    Grantley Vol IModel: Sam Grantley Video: Shaneika Johnson-SImms Styled by: Raphael Boamah-Asare and Sam Grantley
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Projects credited in
  • Doll Factory
    Doll FactoryDoll Factory focuses on 12 year old dancer Aliza Lambton (played by Tayluer Amos) as she uses ballet as a way to connect with her dance teacher father Viktor
  • Issue 2
    Issue 2We are a magazine that celebrates emerging artists and devotes 100% of its net profits to charity, with each issue supporting a different one. Centring around all types of artists, including illustrators, photographers, writers and more, who tend to focus their time & energy around building an online portfolio, where they aren’t quite established yet or don’t carry the following they genuinely deserve, we offer a genuine platform where artists can collaborate and depend on the idea of being the
  • A New Day
    A New DayA New Day is a response to a brief to showcase what identity means to 16-24 year olds in the UK. We chose to tackle the theme by revealing the complexities of growing up and show that the choices you make early in life shape who you are. As Tommy (played by Oliver Grantley) sits at the dinner table completing a jigsaw puzzle with his Father (played by Phil Snowden), Tommy slowly starts to confined in his Father about how his friends treat him and the person he wants to be.
  • Leading Lines x Raphael Boamah-Asare and Prettyboy Francis
    Leading Lines x Raphael Boamah-Asare and Prettyboy FrancisPhotography and article by Shaneika Johnson-Simms. https://leadinglines.online/the-men-behind-the-badman-short-film-c1a94797a231
  • To dear Charlie
    To dear CharlieTo dear Charlie is an experimental short that explores the themes of lost and letting go. The piece started off as a character open letter and expanded into it's own stand alone piece.
  • Life at The Collective
    Life at The CollectiveWhen I first started at The Collective, I was asked to create content to push forward the brand value of "fostering human connection". I pitched the idea of profiling members living in at the Old Oak site and have them talk to on camera about what they love about co-living, events and how their quality of life improved since creating a home at The Collective.
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Work history
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    Tom Dixon logo
    Content CreatorTom Dixon
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Pitch, research and deliver still and motion content for Tom Dixon's social media platforms.
    Leading Lines Magazine logo
    Leading Lines Magazine logo
    Creative DirectorLeading Lines Magazine
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Side project that has evolved into an online magazine championing up and coming creatives with business advice and inspiration not taught in educational institutions. All content is made in house, with the majority of the photography being taken by myself. I also produce the the "Along The Lines" podcast and film and edit all branded films. • Create photography and video assets • Approve editorial layout • Brainstorm content themes • Production on original video series • Edit audio and visual assets
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Skills
  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Directing
  • Street Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Camera Operation
  • Creative Direction
  • Social Media
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA (Hons) Media PracticeUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Digital film-making course focusing on making short films to understand the different roles within the film industry.