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Ripley - commercial and other works - is the commercial portrfolio of the fine art photographer and artist known as Ripley. (published c1990-2017 as RipleyRipley & Ripley, Rip or Rip.dbox).  

 

History :

Working worldwide Ripley has been commissioned to provide imagery for global advertising campaigns, high-profile PR campaigns and editorial covers. 

 

1990-1999 : Early portraiture work was primarily for record labels and leading editorials photographing famous music artists (see client list) working extensively between London, Europe, New York, Los Angeles, Australia and Japan (published as 'Rip'). This is where he began to develop his retouching techniques alongside his photography in order to realise a complete integrity and cohesiveness within the images he was creating.


2000-2003 : Musicians gave way to photographing major advertising campaigns such as; David Beckham/FIFA and David Beckham/Adidas campaigns (agency; TBWA, Hill & Knowlton). Conceptual fashion pieces incorporating the use of CGI (pub; Visonaire, Surface, Esquire). An exhibition in London featuring his large-scale portraits of Formula One drivers entitled; 'Formula One Portraiture by Rip'. Multiple global advertising campaigns for British American Tobacco (agency; Grey Worldwide, G2, Joshua), imagery from this campaign was also featured in the book and accompanying international exhibition entitled; Photography In Advertising. ( Listed works; in collaboration with the Emmy Award winning agency dbox. Published as either; Rip, or Rip.dbox ).

 

2003-present : The Automotive industry took note of the imagery Ripley was creating and he was approached to start applying his vision to cars. Working with various high-end automotive clients (see client list) he soon became internationally recognised in this commercial field for his visionary and technically precise imagery.


2011-present : Within the photographic community Ripley was chosen by renowned camera manufacturer Hasselblad to exclusively provide automotive imagery for the global launch of their flagship model the H4D-200MS (other contributors to the campaign included The Tate Modern). Ripley uses the 200MS which brings an astounding 200 megapixel resolution to high-end photography. Ripley was invited to be a judge for the Hasselblad International Masters Awards 2011-2012 and again for 2015-2016, as well as supply imagery for the Hasselblad H4D-40 Ferrari Edition, the Hasselblad H5D advertising campaign, large-scale images for the Hasselblad Lunar launch (private view) in London, and continuing 200MS promotional imagery.  Ripley has also hosted Hasselblad studio seminars and masterclasses on the art of lighting and high-end photographic techniques. 

A selection of his automotive work was presented in the Hasselblad publication 'Victor : Photography Book One' -  twelve photographers worldwide were selected for this first edition.

 

2011-present : As well as creating imagery within the automotive and portraiture genres, Ripley shifted his focus toward creating fine art photographic pieces for private collections and exhibition. With over 25 years worth of knowledge and experience of high-end photography, lighting, and retouching techniques, he started a new and personal project creating large-scale artworks with Thoroughbred Racehorses. This work can be viewed at www.ripleyfineart.com