the Lads

Patrick Ford is a photographer and director who has worked in music, fashion, portraiture for over 15 years. A graduate from University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) in Film, Video and Photographic Arts, he spent years as in-house photographer for MTV/VH-1.

Editorially, Patrick has been on the roster of major publications such as FMS, Loaded, Rip n Burn, Mode, Q, NME and Cent, shooting covers and features in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan with celebrities and artists such as Eminem, Kelis, Scissor Sisters, Mark Ronson and many more, as well as shooting for major record companies such as Sony/BMG, Warner and EMI.

In the advertising Industries, Patrick has shot campaigns for Advertising companies including, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, Draft FCB, WCRS amongst other.

Patrick has also committed much of his time to charity work, offering his services free as a director and photographer, producing marketing and awareness raising material in both moving image and photograph.

Patrick is an Associate Lecturer on Central St Martins out reach programme and he has taught photography at Barnet and Harlow colleges.


Michael Leckie, originally from Belfast, studied Contemporary Media Practice at University of Westminster and graduated with a first class degree in 2005.

Michael has worked for and has a strong connection with charities Whizz Kidz and Action on hearing loss (formally RNID). He has reported on numerous events and talks, including photographing Prince Philip on his 90th birthday.

Michael also lectures annually at the Plymouth college of Art on the commercial photography module. Michael is a regular contributor for the Sunday Times and has recently been approached to work with Channel4.

Michael also shoots for EAgames, DKNY, Contour @Getty and he has recently been commissioned to document the Brits2012 backstage by Warner Music.


Ivan Bellaroba is an Italian photographer and filmmaker. His work has been showcased on H Magazine, Vogue India, the Guardian and the Irish Times websites.

In 2006 he photographed some of the main events of the Turin Winter Olympic Games.

In 2008 he was awarded the Third prize in the Emporio Armani’s international advertising contest.

He has directed music and fashion videos and he worked as a cinematographer on charities advertisement and events coverage. Ivan has studied Comparative Literature at the University of Turin and has 7 years experience as project manager in IBM.


Jesús Coromina is a Catalan documentary photographer who has been living in the UK for 10 years. A graduate from University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) in Photography and Design, he has worked in community projects such as The British West Indians, documenting the first migratory communities arrived in Britain after the Second World War.

Jesús has also developed skills and experience in working with young people with learning difficulties, working as a volunteer at St. Andrews youth club in Bristol, or disabled and older people at Holly Tree Care Home in Exeter.

Jesus is currently involved in a community project in Leytonstone producing portraits of shop owners and local entrepreneurs.