Jamie Lau provides a range of photography for for many internationally recognised Brands, Advertising, PR and Editorial clients
for magazines, supplements, newspapers and websites
I photograph for various magazines, supplements and websites, photographing front covers, features and reviews from celebrity portraits for YOU magazine, to blind dates for Metropolitan, Eurostar's on-train publication, to travel features for EasyJet in-flight magazine. I enjoy the process of working with writers and editors so the imagery I create supports and reflects the story and text written for the the feature. My work often illustrates factual stories therefore the integrity of the image is essential with the need to capture the essence of the scene and story being told, inline with the vision of the client. See the Published page for more examples of my Editorial work in print.
for national and global campaigns and creative agencies
Recent campaigns have included portraits for The Department of International Trade, ice cream photography for Breyers Ice Cream, and Easter food photography for Marks and Spencer. I offer high-quality Advertising photography, which is used to describe and sell a product or idea, reinforcing brand awareness. I enjoy solving visual challenges by working with teams in a calm and friendly way to achieve the ultimate image for the brief. My background as a visual artist with a BA and MA in Fine Art informs the work produced, bringing an added sensitivity and intelligence to the visual experience. I offer additional post production services such as retouching as well as the availability to travel throughout the UK and internationally for commissions.
including celebrities and talent, executives and staff members for editorial and commercial usage
My relaxed approach aims to make even the most nervous sitter feel at ease in front of the lense and enjoy the experience. I take portraits that are natural and best reflect who they are, bringing my own perspective whilst also interpreting the brief set by the creative team. As a regular contributor to Waitrose magazine, I photograph portraits of chefs and people within the food industry, whilst for YOU magazine I have had the pleasure of photographing portraits of Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman CBE at British Vogue. See the Portraits page for more examples of my Portraiture work.
Food & Drink Photography
including restaurants, food, drinks, interiors and portraits
I work closely with restaurants, magazines and PR companies to create Food & Drink photography including still life, portraits, interiors and locations for their brands. My photographs are then put to use across websites, social media and in print collateral for press and marketing activities. I regularly photograph restaurant reviews for Time Out and Waitrose magazine, ensuring I am very familiar with the style of imagery that goes onto be published. Examples can be seen across the Food, Drink, Restaurant, Portrait and Published pages.
for hotels, private members clubs, resorts and spas, conference centres, sports and leisure venues
Before guests book your restaurant, hotel or venue the photographs of your offering determine their first and crucial impression. Hospitality clients book me because the pictures I take as a result of working with proprietors, sales, marketing or PR teams attract and increase new clients to their establishments. I listen to your requirements about the visual message your brand needs to convey yet remain flexible, adapting to the situation, so if things need to be rearranged or a new angle needs to be experimented with then I go that extra mile to create the best composition for my clients, ultimately creating images that are inviting and inspiring your customers to book.
See my Food, Drinks, Restaurants and Travel sections on my website for an overview of the work I produce. Contact me with your requirements and let’s work together to make your brand stand out from the crowd.
such as food festivals, dinner evenings, product launches and pop-ups
I photograph at various events, capturing the personalities and atmosphere of each occasion. From conference photography for Marks and Spencer, to restaurant pop ups and opening nights for bars.
Social Media and Email Marketing Photography
including building animated gifs
I work with Brands to create social media content, from lifestyle and product photography to animated GIFS and videos. I am always thinking how best to produce content that followers will want to engage with.
such as lifestyle and studio photography for the floristry industry
Working closely with florists to create floral arrangements enhanced for e-commerce. I specialize in product photography with attention to detail to show exact colour and size of bouquets for online shops, to lifestyle photography with models and varied environments.
headshots, team portraits, workplaces, conferences and events
I photograph corporate photography for amongst others, Marks and Spencer and Soho House, to take portraits of the people who make up these companies. I am often commissioned to come into workplaces to capture what makes working for these companies unique. See the Corporate page for more examples of my work.
Filming and Editing
such as interviews and cooking demonstrations
I film, edit and produce video as an additional service to my photography. Depending on the scope of your project, I can work with a second cameraman and a sound engineer for larger productions.