CELEBRITY WEDDING REPRESENTATION RECEIVES THE COWELL FACTOR
You may not immediately associate documentary wedding and portrait photography with a Cowell brand, yet 2012 sees a renewal of representative acquaintance and friendship between author and celebrity journalist Tony Cowell with former national broadcaster Neale James.
“The best part of two decades have passed since I last worked with Tony,” explains Neale.
“He represented me as a managing agent for my exciting albeit brief career behind a Radio 1 microphone in the early 90s. This new association is to benefit and service celebrity clients getting wed who wish to either court the media or retain binding confidentiality.
Tony is well versed in dealing with celebrities and their personal and media requirements. It’s a specialist field particularly in an era where media and privacy are two words that may not necessarily appear as the perfect marriage.”
Tony Cowell is an author and worldwide contributor to television and radio programmes on matters of a celebrity nature. His dealings and travels bring him into daily contact with the faces that populate celebrity media. Perfectly poised to embrace this latest project, he has written many books on the subject of celebrity culture, including “Is it me or is everyone famous?” and co-writing his brother Simon Cowell’s autobiography; “I don’t mean to be rude, but.”
Neale James is a social documentary and portrait photographer who has embraced the particular genre of wedding photography to build a successful business in the UK. With assistance from his associate photographers, including a former celebrated conflict and war photographer, his company photographs upwards of one hundred private weddings per year.
“It’s interesting that my business is not immediately linked with the skillset or requirement for representation,” Neale says. “Fashion, music and commercial photographers during the rise and peak of their careers require support and representation almost as a rite of passage. That could have much to do with the misrepresented image my genre has. There are indeed many practicing photographers who have simply not adapted culturally or professionally as image making has grown up.
I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with Tony again in new uncharted waters and with an additional type of wedding and portrait client whom previously I was less associated with.”