The 70th anniversary of the prestigious BAFTA ceremony airs this Sunday, and to celebrate we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with the association and bring you an exclusive release of photographs capturing the glitz and the glamour of this long-running event. Go behind the scenes of the BAFTAs and get a rare glimpse backstage with this selection of works from two impressive names in the press photography world. We’re introducing a series of works by Sarah M. Lee and Richard Hardcastle, photographers paramount to the trade, who capture candid portraits of some of the most famous actors and actresses from across the world. Discover more about the artists below, and don’t miss the chance to get your hands on a stunning limited edition print and adorn your walls with the glamour, mystery and art of the film and television worlds.
Introducing Sarah M. Lee
With a photographic career spanning over 15 years, incuding coverage of various events for renowned publications, Sarah M. Lee undoubtedly has an eye for capturing the unseen version celebrities. As official photographer for both The Guardian and The Observer, and having been commissioned by BAFTA to shoot on the red carpet and behind the scenes, she has certainly made a name for herself in the world of press photography. Her candid portrait works capture the undetected, bringing even the most adored celebrities back down to earth in a sophisticated and sentimental way.
Introducing Richard Hardcastle
Richard Hardcastle has cultivated an impressive career, with over 25 years’ experience as an editorial photographer. With works hanging in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, and commissions for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar under his belt, he is certainly an artist worth investing in. He says, of his BAFTA experience: “Shooting backstage at the BAFTAs is my favourite job of the year. It combines the two things I love shooting the most, reportage and actors, in one lovely three-hour package.”
Behind the Scenes at BAFTA | Browse the Collection
Browse our complete collection of photographs from the BAFTAs, capturing every corner of this prestigious event in stylish and timeless monochrome. From photographs of the suspenseful auditorium, to exclusive images of some of our favourite actors and celebrities.