Spencer Murphy

Spencer is a London based fine art and commercial photographer.

www.spencermurphy.co.uk  |  @mrspencermurphy

Spencer Murphy is part skilled technician, part artist. He believes his images should be able to grace a billboard and hang on a gallery wall, and that’s certainly true of his work for Channel 4 Racing. These pictures of exhausted, mud-splattered jockeys spearheaded a hugely successful commercial campaign, and went on to win the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.

Born and brought up in Kent, Spencer studied at Falmouth before developing his own practice which now spans everything from still-life to action photography. He is well-known for his portraiture, and has a fantastic ability to photograph people rather than their personas, capturing famous faces like Mark Rylance and Eric Cantona in powerfully original ways. Spencer now lives and works in London, dividing his time between creating his own artwork and taking on photographic commissions.[/one_third]

Clients include: Amazon, The Art Fund, Brompton Bikes, Channel 4, Evans Cycles, IKEA, Lotto, National Theatre, Royal British Legion, Save the Children, The Scar Free Foundation, Surfers Against Sewage, TfL, and Wilderness Reserve.

Editorials include: Huck Magazine, Red Bulletin Magazine, The Telegraph, and Vogue Italia.