“We at LCF are used to visits from some of the biggest names in fashion. On Wednesday 28 January, however, MA journalism students were particularly fortunate to have British photographer Ben Dunbar-Brunton come in to share some wise words on the pleasures and perils of the industry. Once Nick Knight’s dutiful assistant, Dunbar-Brunton has gone on to shoot for the likes of i-D, British and American Vogue, quickly becoming one of fashion’s most sought after photographers. Arriving with his very own assistant in tow, Dunbar-Brunton quickly settled into the class, showing us a number of original prints including the shots he took as a student that first impressed Nick Knight, some recent work for stylist/editor Katie Grand and a sitting with top model Lily Cole. He answered the class’ persistent questions with ease and depth, discussing everything from the politics of working for magazines to Gisele cutting his hair.
“An honest and truly enjoyable guest speaker, his approach to photography appears to be simple yet effective:
In my opinion, if a photographer’s got time to do Photoshop then they’re most likely not very good.
From the portfolio that was being passed around and the way that he so swiftly ordered his assistant to fetch him a glass of water, Ben was an inspiration to us all.”