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 - Portrait workshop at the V&A Museum – 27th + 28th April - Charlie Clift

Portrait workshop at the V&A Museum – 27th + 28th April

Want to learn the ins and outs of portrait photography? I’m running a workshop at the V&A Museum on the 27th and 28th April.  I will be teaching you how to tell a compelling story about your sitter, be this using lighting and composition, props, and/or emotion.  It will be a fun and insightful two days. Interested in taking part? LINK

 - AOP Awards 2016 - Charlie Clift

AOP Awards 2016

My photograph of Nigel Farage will be exhibited in the Association Of Photographers awards exhibition. It’s a great honour to be featured amongst so much top talent from the UK. You can find out more about my shoot with Mr Farage here: LINK You can see the exhibition of the finalist in the Old Truman Brewery between 14-17 October 2016, more information here: LINK

 - Portrait of Nigel Farage to hang in the National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing Prize - Charlie Clift

Portrait of Nigel Farage to hang in the National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing Prize

My portrait of Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip and a prominent Brexiteer will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize from 15 November 2016. I could not be more thrilled to have my work selected and look forward to seeing the other entries. The photo in question was commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine and you can read about my breakfast with Nigel here. Thanks again to the Sunday Times team for the commission.

 - Nigel Farage for The Sunday Times Magazine - Charlie Clift

Nigel Farage for The Sunday Times Magazine

There aren’t many people in Britain who’s political views I disagree with more than Nigel Farage. So when The Sunday Times Magazine got in touch asking me to photograph him I was uncertain how best to proceed. A quick google shows many pictures of Mr Farage as a caricature: in a pub, a beer in one hand and a massive laugh on his face. I wanted to do something a bit different and capture the human side of this man. I have never before photographed someone so aware of himself when in front of a camera. Photoshoots are a give and take between photographer and subject, each person pushes the shoot in a different direct. With Mr Farage when I tried to push beyond what he felt was right for his image he politely told me: “I’m not doing that.” But you keep asking, keep trying and eventually you find...