Phil had the pleasure to photograph Paula Rego in her studio for The Observer recently. Paula was born in Portugal in 1935, studied painting at the Slade in 1952 with Lucian Freud as her tutor and began exhibiting in the 1960s alongside David Hockney and Frank Auerbach, Paula has always been fascinated by fairytales and much of her pastel work reflects cruel fables and folklore with women at the epicentre. She is one of our greatest living painters and her work is currently exhibiting in Paris at the Musée de l’Orangerie till mid January 2019. Go see!
Increasingly, we live in a 24 hours world but what’s it like going to work when everyone else is heading for bed? Phil Fisk spent several nights working with the night crew meeting Maxi More, Edwin, Darren, Ramjen and Chris. To read the full article online, click here.
A colourful ongoing personal project by Phil Fisk inspired whilst building his new studio and office space. Working with Mark, a carpenter and builder (and a Goldsmiths Fine Art Graduate), Phil began to appreciate the aesthetic properties of his trade and the materials and tools Mark used whilst around the building. This grew into documenting all the tradespeople who came to work on the new studio. The textures and colours of their tools and materials dictated how Phil then composed the portraits.
Photographed on location at the William Morris Red House in Bexleyheath for the Observer Magazine, Phil Fisk captures the elegance of Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. The pre-raphaelite location is clearly the perfect place for Florence, with stunning gardens in full bloom and wonderful interiors in the historic house.
Stunning personal still life work from Phil Fisk in association with Vicky Twyman combining biology and food. Inspired by the visual language of cellular photography, they built their own internal dreamy, fleshy, fruity world where colour meets texture.
Specially commissioned for Bafta, these series of portraits by photographer Phil Fisk celebrate the art and passion of the film making industry,
Portraits of our favourite human for The Observer who featured Julie’s new film “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”. Walters plays a scouse mum, who took Gloria Grahame into the back bedroom of her terraced house in 1981 to nurse her through terminal cancer.
Ruth Wilson photographed by Phil Fisk for Observer New Review.
Delighted to work with Nieves Barragan Mohacho who is head chef at the most excellent Barrafina Restaurants. Nieves and her pet Octopus were on the cover of June's Observer Food Monthly.