Portrait of my father
So last week I was commissioned to shoot a portrait for the legendary folk singer Ralph McTell. I was asked for a classic black and white portrait to use as an album cover. At 75 Ralph looks incredible but my brief was to capture the spirit and life experiences through every line, crease and wrinkle on his face. A brutally honest portrait.
I decided to shoot on the Fuji GFX digital medium format camera, which was kindly lent to me by Paul Bence, thanks Paul, and not wanting to appear stupid on a new system I decided to do a test shoot the night before with my 81yr father. As I was setting up the lights I realised I’d never done this before, I’d never sat my father down to shoot his portrait. I love this portrait and elated to have it. I urge all you photographers to capture the ones you love and sure enough that photograph will be priceless to you one day.
Experience Egypt WTM 2018
The team at Momentum UK asked me to cover the Experience Egypt stand at WTM 2018 held at Excel London.
Following the Egyptian Minister for Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat. Mainly reportage photography but I did manage to capture this lovely portrait of this incredibly hard working, dedicated, intelligent, inspiring woman in the Arab world.
Introducing the incredible Sinead O’Brien opening up for the Brian Jonestown Massacre at Concord 2 Brighton. One to watch. Photo by Chris Lopez
Wyndham Bespoke Furniture
I had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous Juliana Mizon in her amazing house for Wyndham Design which is featured in this months Absolutely Home Magazine.
The shoot went incredibly well and Juli with her hair stylist Gio Di Gesu were amazing. At the end of the shoot Juli informs me she’s only 2 days out of hospital after spinal surgery. Incredible. Copyright Chris Lopez 208
DMEXCO 2018 Cologne
My long term associate Romain Kedochim at Soda Visual got me on board to shoot with him at DMEXCO 2018 in the beautiful city of Cologne for non other than Facebook.
The Facebook stand was a buzz of activity with speakers and guests throughout the day. Breakfast meetings, lunches and evening events were created by the brilliant team at Innovision.
Romain and I make such a good team and I enjoyed every minute of it and learnt a lot about Instagram. Pushing the Instagram site from now on.
Stephen Rahman Hughes – Eastenders
Congrats to my old buddy Stephen Rahman Hughes for landing the role of Adam in Eastenders. Heres a shot we did back in 2005 for the Magnificent Strangers project/Henrik Takkenberg.
More stunning interiors for Amersham Designs. Photos by Chris Lopez 2018