joshshinner

Tottenham GB January 2018
I'm a South Yorkshire born, but London based, photographer and director. Very simply, I try to take pictures that are honest and natural... nothing too over the top or contrived. Just really enjoy talking to the artist, putting them at ease and then taking a picture that speaks to the viewer.

I've shot covers for artists such as Sam Smith, Oh Wonder, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas, James Morrison, Tom Chaplin and Ten Tonnes, amongst others. Then also done other things like promo, merch or tour photography with Take That, Bombay Bicycle Club, Lewis Watson, Rae Morris, Twin Atlantic and quite a few more.

More recently I've start doing a little bit of video work. Have shot full videos for Oh Wonder (Heavy) and Lewis Watson (Hello Hello), and also tour footage for Lianne La Havas, which ended up being edited together for the official video for 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'

I shoot on a mixture of film and digital, and if a digital shot is "the shot" then I grade it to match the film shots. I also use a lot of cinefilm (Super 8mm and 16mm) for both stills and moving image.

It's also worth noting that my shoots are very friendly places! I know how much some artists dislike having their picture taken, so I make sure I put them at ease and make the experience (both for them and everyone else involved) a thoroughly enjoyable one. Plus... there's often homemade cake.

Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to know anything else.
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Black and White
  • Photography
  • Portrait
  • Digital Retouching
  • Video Director