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LIAM ARTHUR

I am a London based Advertising and Editorial photographer, my work focuses on moments, lifestyle and portraiture.

I grew up near Lands End in Cornwall and found a love of photography taking pictures of my friends skateboarding on a Canon A1 film camera bought with my entire 6th form grant. After travelling around the world surfing for a number of years, and a period spent working in a circus troupe, I studied photography at Falmouth College of Art before going on to assist advertising and fashion photographers in London. I started to shoot for myself in 2014.

My work pulls inspiration from documentary imagery which I shoot for both personal projects and also for various NGOs and charities around the world.

My work is about people first and foremost, I am driven by the desire to tell a story - this is the essence of my images. It is about capturing something that is both descriptive and beautiful.

The majority of my commissioned work could be considered lifestyle, although I prefer the term life, as I try to keep it strongly rooted in real life and real stories, reflecting the documentary work that do, and bringing this approach to lifestyle briefs.

I also work for a number of editorial commissioners, shooting both fashion and portrait editorials. This is where I have experience of the aesthetic values that make an engaging image.

It is a combination of the above elements and approaches that give my work an authentic yet aesthetically considered style

E: liam@liamarthur.com

T: 07967612968

Awards:

Holborn anniversary exhibition 2022, Winner BJP Portrait of Britian 2020, Portrait Salon - Exhibition 2019, Winner BJP Portrait of Britian 2018, Shortlisted for the AOP awards - fashion category 2017, Shortlisted for the AOP awards - Portrait category 2017, Shortlisted for the AOP awards - environment category 2016, Renaissance Photo Awards 2015, Runner up Photovoice Awards 2015 (Exhibition) Honourable Mention IPA Awards (Fine art Portrait) 2013, Honourable Mention IPA Awards (Fine art Portrait) 2012, Shortlisted - Sony World Photo Awards (Fashion) 2011 , Shortlisted - Sony World Photo Awards (Portraits Series) 2011 , Honourable Mention IPA Awards (Advertising) 2011, Honourable Mention IPA Awards (Personal) 2010, Honourable Mention IPA Awards (Swimmers Series) 2010, Winner Judges Choice - AOP Open 2008