Dan Kennedy is a London-based celebrity and fashion photographer regularly commissioned in the UK to shoot for advertising clients, magazines and celebrity agents. His multi-faceted portfolio includes work with Angelia Jolie, Keira Knightley and Tinie Tempah. His clients also range from the BBC, ITV, SKY, to The Times, The Telegraph, Independent, Observer and Q Magazine.
Not only is Kennedy featuring as a judge for the JJ Foundation Photography Competition for Young People 2018, he will also give what will surely be an invaluable talk at JJ Media Group on Thursday 19th July.
Attendees will learn how Dan went from local newspaper snapper to running a successful photography business, and this all-encompassing talk will uniquely also include happiness hacks for designing a life you love.
JJ Media Group caught up with Dan to ask some of our burning questions:
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I love the variety in my job – I can be shooting Henry Cavill in a £10k suite in The Shard one day and then be out on a freezing beach in Norfolk the next. This means I’m always meeting new people and often using my brain in different ways. And I never get bored.
Who are your biggest influences and why?
What makes a good picture?
A good picture either makes you stop and question it, or gives you an immediate sense of satisfaction
What will you be talking about on Thursday?
In your free time, what kind of pictures do you like to shoot and why?
Who is the favourite celebrity you have shot and why? Have you ever been star-struck?
Drew Barrymore was my favourite celebrity to shoot. She was friendly and funny was happy to go onto a blustery hotel roof just to get the picture!
Did you always want to become a photographer?
Lastly, what is your greatest achievement?