Jay Brooks photographed comedians Julia Davis (Nighty Night) and Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve) for a photo essay on UK comedy. The series was published in the official brochure given to all guests attending the 2010 Philips British Academy Television Awards, held at the Palladium in London. This bespoke photoshoot was also published in the Radio Times for the ‘Hats Off to Comedy’ feature.
This photograph is part of a new exhibition, The Director’s Cut: BAFTA Photography 2006–2016, curated by BAFTA Photography Director Janette Dalley. The exhibition shows a selection of Janette’s favourite images commissioned by BAFTA in her time as director.
About the Photograph
Size: (w) 16 x (h) 20 inches with a white boarder.
Printed on 240gsm lustre photographic paper
Colour with a white border
Courtesy of BAFTA and the photographer.
About the Photographer
"I come from a background in film and TV set design and tend to storyboard all my ideas in a sketchbook beforehand, this is usually only the starting point before we go off elsewhere. Aside from the projects with BAFTA I have worked as a portrait photographer within music, entertainment and advertising for the last 12 years. Recent sitters include Kanye West, Ronnie Wood and Paul Weller."
His work often appears in the likes of The Guardian, Esquire and The Saturday Times.