About Joseph Ford - London

I began my adult life sensibly enough by studying French and Italian at the University of Cambridge and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, then horrified my parents by deciding to be a photographer. 

The best summary of what I do is 'storytelling with a side order of off-beat creativity'. Dynamite fishing? Check. Live butterflies flying out of people's mouths? Check. A railway line merging into a zipper? Check. A crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers? Yup, that too. 

Clients around the world choose me to create advertising and editorial images and films of people on location or in studio. Over the last few years I've also shot diptychs matching aerial images with fashion still life for brands including Pepe Jeans, Lacoste and Missoni. 

So far I've produced still and moving images on location, in studio, from helicopters, boats and cranes, underwater and up mountains. If you have a challenge, I'd love to offer a creative solution. 

The practical details 

I work with amazing post-production and CGI studios, stylists, hair/makeup artists, casting directors, location finders, animal handlers and production managers, and I can source people to coordinate all elements of a shoot. 

I spent several years living in Paris and I'm English/French bilingual. I still work regularly in Paris and I'm comfortable organising productions in France and elsewhere on the continent. 

When I'm not travelling I'm based in London, and spend most of my free time thinking up more ideas to turn into images.


  • AOP Photographers Award
  • Creative Review
  • Applied Arts
  • Luerzer's Archive 200 best ad photographers
  • PDN Annual
  • Creativepool
  • IPA Cristal
  • One Eyeland
  • Epica
  • Eurobest
  • 125 Live
  • Portrait Salon


  • Air Canada
  • American Express
  • Astrazeneca
  • Beachcomber Hotels
  • BNP Paribas
  • Decathlon
  • DFT
  • Disney
  • Drinkaware
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hennessy
  • Lacoste
  • Mastercard
  • McDonalds
  • Missoni
  • Pepe Jeans
  • Renault
  • Shell
  • SNCF railways
  • Visa
  • Vodafone


  • Amusement
  • Avaunt
  • Spectr
  • The Observer
  • Sneakers
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • WAD


  • Altmann + Pacreau
  • BDDP & Fils
  • BETC
  • DDB Paris
  • Euro RSCG\
  • Iris Worldwide
  • JWT London
  • Leo Burnett London
  • Lowe Paris
  • McCann Paris
  • Ogilvy CommonHealth
  • Publicis Conseil
  • Publicis Dialog
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Paris
  • TBWA Paris
  • TBWA Corporate
  • Young & Rubicam Paris

Creative Blogs

  • It's Nice That
  • Colossal
  • Fubiz
  • Ignant
  • Vice
  • High Snobiety
  • Designboom
  • Lost At E Minor

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Joseph Ford - London photography-and-film

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