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
- FAITH TRADEFaith Trade sheds light on a pre-teen that gets subjected to abuse at the hands of a person who they once looked up to as a loving figure. Often our faith, family and community shape who we become, but what is a child to do when the rules, environment, culture and principles turn toxic, breaking down innocence and stripping childhood away?
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- 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.
- Issue 2We are a magazine that celebrates emerging artists and donates 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 themselves, remain unique a33
- 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.
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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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- Street Photography
- Documentary Photography
- Portrait Photography
- Camera Operation
- Creative Direction
- Social Media