Jocelyn Bain Hogg is one of the preeminent British photographers working today. He began his career as a unit photographer on movie sets after studying Documentary Photography at Newport Art College. He shot publicity for the BBC, photographed fashion and now works on documentary projects and commercial and editorial assignments. His work has been seen in numerous publications including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times, The Independent, The Observer, Elle, Marie Claire, Stern, GQ, Esquire, Le Monde and La Republicca. He is currently a visiting lecturer on the MA photojournalism course at the London College of Communication.
Pobeda Gallery in Moscow exhibited The Firm in September 2007 Idols + Believers was exhibited in New York City at Gramercy 32 Fine Arts gallery in association with Kodak in November 2006. Gramercy 32 Fine Arts gallery also exhibited Idols + Believers at Miami Basel 2006 in association with Kodak and Napapijri.
2008 Pleasure Island launched in Ibiza in May 2008 2006 Idols + Believers/Idolatrisme (French edition) published by Editions Intervalles, France, Launches in London- Paris- New York- Miami FL . 2001 The Firm published by Westzone. A second edition was published in paperback by Trolley in 2003. The Firm won international acclaim on first release and Jocelyn Bain Hogg garnered Germany’s prestigious Lead Award for portraiture in 2003 2001 Places to Go, People to See published by Mother Inclusion of ten photographs in this contemporary photography collection
The Jocelyn Bain Hogg ‘20’ exhibition: ‘Smile Please’
One of the noblest objectives of photography must be to raise a smile and so much of Jocelyn’s work does. Through unerringly thoughtful choice of subject and an expert ability to recognize, contrive or capture a unique moment of fun, his images have a cleverness, charm and humour that disdain pretension and deliver something that makes you feel better again and again.
Limited to an edition of only 5 each, this ‘Smile Please’ collection has been curated especially and is exclusive to 20ltd. It contains images from 4 series of his work from the last 8 years:
The Firm 2001: a searing photographic document of the British organized crime world - the real thing, the men who hold their head up when challenged, and who seek no false redemption in the face of public vilification.
Pleasure Island 2006: a beautifully objective journey through the heady days and nights of an Ibiza summer.
Idols + Believers 2007: captures a refreshing and intelligent documentary view of celebrity and the nature of fame in the 21st Century, calling into question our apparently insatiable appetite for all things famous.
London – Tired of Life 2008: a poignant portrait of the straining and jaded guts of the city.