Tuesday, 19 June 2018

I'm now represented By Germaine Walker!


I'm now represented by Germaine Walker.

Germaine and the team have worked with global brands, household names and some sweet advertising agencies to create projects all over the world. With over 20 years of experience and countless campaigns behind them no brief is too big or too small. I can't wait to make our first photos together.

To say I'm excited is an understatement.

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Flying sausages - my first shoot for Wired

Who knew vegetarian sausages were far better for shooting out of a cannon than regular ones?

Normally it's me who turns up with the strange props to a shoot. My subjects, Peter and Lloyd of Foxdog Studios had it covered this time.

IT consultants by day, interactive tech comedy duo by night - it was destined to be a weird and wonderful shoot.

Thanks to Mary and Cindy for my first Wired commission.

Friday, 8 June 2018

I need your help finding religious footy fans

I need your help for a new personal project. I'm looking for religious leaders, devotees, and congregations who are passionate about all things football. For many football is a 'second religion' alongside their faith. I want to meet and photograph these people.

So do you know a nun who is nuts about Nuneaton FC, a Rabbi who happens to love Rangers, an Imam who can't get enough of Ibrahimović or a Guru who goes crazy for Gündogan?

If so then please get in touch whether your information is big (you happen to know a nun who is nuts about Nuneaton) or small (you read an article somewhere about an Imam who loves Ibrahimović)

Contact details:
Email: info@charliecliftphotography.com
Telephone: 07871175627

Thursday, 7 June 2018

A night at the BAFTA TV Awards

What a wonderful evening on the BAFTA red carpet. Daisy Cooper really rocked that Swindon FC dress, and Martin Freeman tore up the dance floor. Plus I will savour the five seconds I spent with David Attenborough, I think he's my hero.

Thanks to Claire and Jordan for the commission, I look forward to shooting more with BAFTA in the future.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Rebecca Front for The Sunday Times Magazine

I was asked to photograph Rebecca Front for The Sunday Times Magazine. With such an impressive resume of roles, Rebecca can be regarded as TV, radio and comedy royalty. 

You may have seen her playing Colonel Walsh in Doctor Who or solving crimes in Lewis, but for me it was her part as head of DoSAC in the Thick of It that made me most excited. I'm a pretty big fan of that far-too-close to reality political comedy.

Thanks Rebecca for diving into your roles in front of my camera and discussing everything from mental health to negronis with me. Thanks also to The Sunday Times Mag for the fun commission. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Brixton Street Portraits


My love of portraiture started on the street. During a year out of university I used my camera to get over depression, it got me out of the house, meeting people and back on my feet. I got hooked. I could walk up to anyone who looked interesting, start a conversation with them and join their life for a brief moment. It was exciting too, you never quite knew what was going to happen or what people would say. Since then I’ve photographed street portraits all over the world, from America to Hong Kong, Paris to Johannesburg, and many places in between. It’s always a rush persuading people to give you a minute of their time, and then of course the challenge really begins because you have to build an interesting relationship with your sitter in a very short time. 

For this project I wanted to capture people on my home turf, in Brixton. I love it here, the area around the station and market is always full of life, people from all different lifestyles and backgrounds rush past each other. They play music, shout, dance, talk on their phones, take selfies, go shopping, argue and love. One minute a reggae artist is rapping at you, and the next a lady is proudly proclaiming she’s 82. All of life is on display here. So I photographed it.