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    Mervyn Caldwell, Creative Director, Creative Leap

    Slater is an Art Director’s dream. He is capable of both taking direction and knowing where to challenge, probe and offer alternative perspectives when necessary. His eye and creative sense are matched by his ability to manage the logistical elements of every shoot and he is proactive in finding the best team to work with on each brief. If you’re looking for someone who can interact meaningfully with people and really get to the core of a subject’s humanity then your brief is safe in Slater’s hands.

     

     

    Richard Silbermann, Creative Director, Brand Remedy

    Slater is always a pleasure to work with. Not only is he a true professional that really understands the art of shooting great portraits, but he adds value in so many other ways. Our clients love him, he’s a complete joy to work with and always demands the best of himself and his team. I have no hesitation in recommending Slater to other commissioning, creative agencies or anyone who wants a first class result.

     

     

    Tim Lewis, Owner, Unreal

    Slater’s personality, can-do attitude and oceans of empathy make him the perfect foil to a creative’s ridiculous requests. His enthusiasm for any job, big or small, is infectious and reassuring. My company doesn’t use him enough – but I recommend you get together with this talented and totally professional gem of a photographer – you won’t regret it.

     

     

    Steve Hickson, Creative Director, MerchantCantos

    Three things about Slater: 1. What an incredibly nice chap – he’s personable, friendly, genuine and is amazing with people, whether that’s discussing a project or directing on a shoot. His approach always gets the best out of people.  2. He is full of ideas – he will come to the table with opinions, ideas and suggestions that will add to any brief and photographic challenge.  3. His brilliant work speaks for itself – a true creative and photography expert, and a sticker for detail. Actually, I have four things. 4. Hire him – you won’t regret it.

     

     

    Keshia Thompson, Account Director, Blackbridge

    I’ve worked with Slater for a number of years. His professionalism and understanding of organisations’ brands combined with an ability to make people feel at ease, consistently delivers stunning results.

     

     

    Zarina Casey, Head of Marketing and Communications, Walsingham Support

    I am impressed with how he is able to capture the challenges that our charity’s stake holders have, in such an emotive way. It’s been a pleasure working with him, his friendly manner puts people at ease and ensures that the we get exactly what we need to tell our story.

     

     

    Yasemin Gibbs, Group Account Director, Thirty Three: 6 stop around the world shoot for RBS.

    Faced with a complex project, multiple stakeholders, tight timeframes and unexpected challenges along the way, only Slater would have been able to deliver against a brief of this size and scale.
    The images were perfect. They captured the culture of the business and the personality of the individual. We couldn’t be happier with the end product.

     

     

    Paul Turner, Creative Director, Embrace

    We’ve worked with Slater for over 16 years. When it comes to capturing people and places, he’s one of the best. It’s not just the technical side (he’s very good there too), but really it’s all about his amazing people skills. He just gets the very best out of the people he’s photographing – with enthusiasm and an engaging personality that puts people at ease.

    Bottom line, he always delivers and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

     

     

    Claire Biscard, Creative Director, Spencer du Bois

    We have often found ourselves in what, to many, is a seemingly impossible location with a crazy deadline hanging over our heads. But I know we will always create something amazing and unique. I trust Slater instinctively.

     

     

    Lisa Summer-Hayes, Senior Manager Marketing and Campaigns, LSBU

    Over the years, I have worked with Slater across three different clients, and each time he has delivered outstanding images that have met often challenging briefs and working conditions. His enthusiasm and ability to capture people is second to none.

    We rarely use professional models, and Slater is adept at settling our real-life subjects so that they feel at ease in front of the camera. He handles these situations with tact, and his flexibility and initiative enable him to get the best out of people in what can be testing situations.

     

     

    Thomas Lawson, Chief Executive, Leap Confronting Conflict

    Slater’s incredibly high quality images have dramatically improved the impact of the websites, annual reports and publications of charities including the Terrence Higgins Trust, Prisoners Abroad, NAM and Leap Confronting Conflict.  As a result of his pictures, those organisations have punched far above their weight and have recruited new donors, influenced policy and secured new partners.
    His ability to get the best from vulnerable people, and so making them proud of their images, is exceptional.  It’s been a privilege to work with Slater since 1997.