I am an award winning photographer based between Canada and England. I studied psychology and photography before developing my own practice. I have worked with commercial clients and NGOs around the world using images to tell their stories in a way that has a lasting positive impact.
Communicating something of our shared human experience through stories motivates my work. I bring a sense of authenticity to every brief. I shoot with my heart engaged and bring soul into commerce. Whether with Getty Images, advertising agencies, or social organisations, each project is an ongoing conversation from start to finish to ensure the final tune sings all the right notes.
I bring a lot of experience to each brief. I’ve often worked on projects from inception, brainstorming with the team to help them come up with ideas and storyboard them. I can produce engaging and compelling written content to accompany images, as well as recorded and mixed interviews and soundscapes. I am familiar with post-production of images mainly using Photoshop and Lightroom.
Liv has shot campaigns for a wide range of companies to include: Casacom Communications, Interior designers Rümker, aeronautic engineers A7 Integration, The Royal Geographical Society, London; A2&Co, The Royal Opera House, London; Sadler’s Wells, Penguin Books, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Red Consultancy, Second Movement Opera, and fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo. She has produced work for McGill and Concordia Universities, Brother Canada, The EU Commission Canada, IUCN, Browning Environmental Communications, Agence MVA, The Royal Fusiliers, The Green Alliance, Editorial Intelligence, Hebridean International Cruises, Goldman Sachs, Reclaimed Goods and Inch Time Records.
Liv has created projects for international charities and NGOs including Coaching For Hope, South Africa; WIZO, Israel; Medical Action Myanmar; The Testimony Project, U.K; Act for Darfour, London; Sandblast Arts, Algeria; Carr Gomm, London; For Our Children, Montreal; Clowns Without Borders, Montreal. Each project is aimed at communicating the work of the organisation through the narrative of an individual or community to be used as an advertising tool to raise money and support.
Liv’s work has been published in The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, Tatler, Sunday Mirror Magazine, Coven Magazine, ManOn Magazine, Lenscratch, Covid Pictures, The London Paper, Journal Metro & Dodho Magazine (article), amongst others.
Personal projects include After the Kids Go to Sleep, a reflection on Liv’s experience of motherhood. Flashes of Light: An intimate portrait of her growing family . Demo-crazy: images and audio recordings reflecting the political unrest and uncertainty in Myanmar, and Devil’s Garden: a series of images that reflect on the external geographical landscape and the individual experience of the Saharawi people in exile in Algeria.
Together photographer Alison Palmer, Liv produced The Footballers a series of portraits of 11 of England Women’s Senior Football Squad shot between 2009 and 2012 the project charts the transition of the female game from amateur to professional in the U.K. The images exhibited in Wembley Stadium, London, FOFI, Bristol and were part of an exhibition touring the UK.
During the first lockdown of the pandemic in 2020 Liv photographed and recorded the experiences of her neighbours. The portraits have been included in a number of publications, exhibitions and international photography festivals. Even When It Is Grey We See Further Now
1st place, Institute Imago’s International Portrait Photography Awards 2020. Honourable mention, L.A. Photo Curator: ‘This Land is Your Land’ curated by Dianne Yudelson, 2021. Two images from “Flashes of light” chosen as 2020 Top 40 Images Submitted to L.A. Photo Curator and N.Y. Photo Curator. Honourable Mention, ND Awards 2020 International photography contest for the series ‘Even When it is Grey We See Further Now’ in the category People: Portrait category. Short-listed for the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize in 2011 and 2015. Selected for The Portrait Salon in 2012.
‘Girl Power’ curated by Jody East, Brighton Royal Pavilion, UK, 2022
National Football Museum, UK. Euros Exhibition, June 2022
Format International Photography Festival 2021, Waves of Exposure group show curated by PARC/The London College of Communication.
Festival Des Sens, 2021, group show.
‘Love, and Loss, and Resilience’ group exhibition, SxSE Gallery, Georgia, USA, 2020
FORMAT’s Mass Isolation screening at The Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand in June 2020
‘La Recolt’, solo exhibition, L’Espace Public, Montréal, 2017
The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery. Group exhibition, Tokyo, 2016
The Portrait Salon, group exhibition, The Embassy Tea Gallery, London 2015
‘Africa’s Last Colony’, 100 Years Gallery, London 2015
‘The Footballers’ with Sport is Beautiful, KPMG, London 2015
‘Bukiwe’s Story’ Photo film screening, Freedom Games launch, Johannesburg, 2015.
‘The Devil’s Garden’, solo exhibition, The Forge, London, 2014
‘The Footballers’ FOFI, Bristol, 2014
Women In Sport Exhibition, London, 2014
Coaching for Hope Exhibition and screening, Hogan Lovells, London, 2014
The Portrait Salon, group exhibition London, 2012
‘Moving The Goalposts’ group exhibitions, UK tour, 2012
‘The Footballers’, Wembley Stadium, 2012
‘The Footballers’, Epitaph Stadium, Manchester, 2012
‘The Footballers’ Lanchester Gallery, Coventry exhibiting during the Olympics 2012
Act For Darfur, group exhibition, London, 2008
Selected Group Show, Photofusion, 2003