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Gavin Kemp
Gavin is an accomplished and experienced fashion and advertising photographer and film maker working between Nottingham and London, he has worked with many leading brands in that time, his client site is here

Every quarter he adds a new offer to his site 'small but perfectly formed' this is his channel for special offers to new and existing clients

Gavin also has an extensive body of personal work - this includes stills and moving image, one of his big projects for 2017-2018 is
Willing to Travel: Yes
Work for Trade: Depends on project
Art direction | Commercial | Editorial | Fashion | Lingerie | Retouching
Highest Qualification & Establishment

Masters Degree M.A. - Fashion Photography: London College of Fashion.
Masters Degree M.Sc. Marketing Management: Nottingham Trent University.
Post Graduate Diploma In Marketing: Chartered Institue of Marketing.
Business Studies Degree B.A. (Hons): Nottingham Trent University.

Work Experience

Brought up in rural Nottinghamshire and identified as dyslexic at about 10 years old Gavin was initially guided away from photography, in the 1970’s and 80’s an inability to draw was seen as enough to discourage youngsters from going into the arts, this despite having had a camera in his hands since his early teens, even at school he was printing colour images in a black and white darkroom!

It was not until his early 20\'s that as a film processing technician developing E6 film a career in the photographic industry commenced properly; this was the start of grounding in the industry that has proven invaluable. When the industry first showed signs of moving from film to digital in the late 80\'s and early 90\'s Gavin gained a degree in Business Studies and post graduate qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, it was these that took him in to marketing. This was his transition from supplier to buyer and this brought with it knowledge of both sides of the industry. Continuing in Marketing and now with a Masters Degree it was the sale of his employers business that brought the opportunity of redundancy.

This opportunity came with cash and other resources needed for the move into a career as a photographer, this move seamlessly brought together all his previous previous training and experience. The business was informally started in 2006, it was later in 2006 that Gavin started a part time Masters Degree in Fashion Photography, graduating from London College of Fashion in 2009, within a month of graduation and with a the business up and running he moved into a large studio, from this time he was able to work the business full time and has since gone onto work for major fashion and lingerie brands worldwide.


I have a wide range of fashion clients throughout the UK, I have also worked for brands in the USA, China and Australia.

Key Skills

As you would expect from an experienced photographer and filmmaker I have a wide skill set that includes still and moving image. This includes every aspect of running a shoot as a project from the initial meetings and creative, through to completing the shoot and the appropriate post production work.


I have a fully equipped studio organised for all aspects of Still and Moving imaging on the edge of Notingham. In London I usually hire a studio depending on the requirements of a clients brief.

Both digital and film is available, film is more regularly used for personal projects.


I aim to provide a high level of service and produce work to a very high standard, be it on the \'small but perfectly formed\' offer or as part of my day to day client work, both in the studio or on location.

Pricing is mid market, however I'm open to discuss pricing for a great opportunity, particularly with new designers and start ups taking their first steps in to the commercial world.

I also run 'small but perfecly formed' offers that are fixed price shoots of an hour or 2 hours on set days a number of times a year, these are inexpensive and are ideal for clients who don't need a full days shoot.

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