TOP 20 PORTRAITS IN HOSPITALITY 2014
Again, the year has sped by at the rate of knots! But it’s that time of year when we put together our Top 20 Portraits in Hospitality. We reflected and reviewed over 3000 images from over 100 shoots, 42 images initially, to be possible candidates for our Top 20 for 2014. These have been selected from the dynamic range of photographers that we work with across the country. They would have all had varying briefs and sometimes very little time to capture the portrait, on the other hand sometimes oodles of time! The aim is that everything goes to plan, for example an interesting subject, location, available props and skill set of the photographer. So we managed to whittle this down to our Top 20, which was obviously a tough choice, but somehow we managed it!
As with the Top 20 Portraits in 2013, we chose the Simon Rogan portrait as our favourite which had an influence of the great Flemish artist Vemeer, or so we’d like to think! Following on with that theme we look at the image of Robin Hutson and instantly there is a likeness in style with the great Thomas Gainsborough portraits of the 18th century. This was not at all planned but illustrates the ability when on a shoot to see the potential in a portrait.
Photographers: Adrian Franklin, Ben Meadows, David Cotsworth, Laurie Fletcher, Jim Varney, and Lisa Barber.