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PHOTOGRAPHER: MARC HAYDEN

Creative Advice

As a child of the 80s, Marc was continuously inspired by art, culture and music, which quickly began his own artistic journey which he then evolved into photography.

This creative flare, however, can still be seen in his images today, as he brings his work to life through graphics, colours and dynamic visuals which have ultimately attracted his growing fan base, which currently exceeds over 116K followers.

Continue reading to find out what inspires him, how he aims to expand his portfolio in 2019 and what key things he looks out for when scouting new faces.

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Football Factory @pumasportstyle @_marchayden x @roper_artdirection Stylist @holliemaya MUA @_msommai_ @boutiqueartists #puma #pumafootball #pumasportstyle #football #skinhead #sport #advertising #red #blue

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MV ASKS: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO STRAT YOUR CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

MARC SAYS:

I’ve always had a creative background, from studying fine art and graphics at school and uni, which ultimately motivated decision to take my photography skills and turn it into my career, this actually came one I had reached a cross roads also with my previous job at Apple. I needed to get that creativity back into my life, and with the passing of Steve Jobs, I found Apple had become a different place to work than the one I had joined, so I knew it was the right time to start something new.

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Here's to looking at you kid. @_marchayden genius 😘

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MV ASKS: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR PORTFOLIO IN.3 WORDS?

MARC SAYS:

Vibrant, Positive and Illustrative.

MV ASKS: WHICH ARTISTS INSPIRE YOUR WORK?

MARC SAYS:

I’m a big fan of fine art and Illustration, so I’d have to go with Keith Haring, Lichstenstein and Hattie Stewart.

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Be so good they can’t ignore you ✨ photography by @_marchayden wearing @newbalanceuk 🏃🏽‍♀️ #NBLondon #newbalance #ad

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MV ASKS: HOW HAS INSTAGRAM HELPED BOOST YOUR IDENTITY AS A CREATIVE?

MARC SAYS:

In my first few years, it was everything to my growth and business.I joined when it was much easier to achieve fast, organic growth, and the posts displayed in chronological order. My work had changed massively since then, and now it acts as a quick portfolio of my work, which suits me fine.

MV ASKS: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT VIDEOGRAPHY?

MARC SAYS:

I like that I can elevate interest, and if you’re clever with it, gifs and similar formats can really breath life into images/content.

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Wicked capture by @_marchayden • model: @lelustockbridge Tag #wickedshotz to be featured!

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MV ASKS: WHEN SCOUTING NEW FACES, HOW DO YOU DISCOVER NEW TALENT TO WORK WITH?

MARC SAYS:

For me personally, I want a unique face with character, and happiness.

I’m not a fashion photographer, I’m a people photographer, and I want people to be stopped when they see my work.

Agencies are always sending new faces, and IG is an amazing resource. As well as the face, it’s the attitude to work I pay key attention to when working with each talent. In my opinion if you’re lucky enough to make a living out of being creative, you need to drive that professionalism into every aspect of your career, which includes being polite, arriving on time and having the right attitude on set throughout the day.

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Happy birthday to my mini me and the most beautiful little thing. Wouldn't cope without you and I love ya more than you know brat👯😙💙

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MV ASKS: WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MANTRA?

MARC SAYS:

I’m grateful for my family, and I’m grateful for the fact I can create for a living.

I have everything I could ever need with those 2 things, and everything else is a joyful bonus. ( Except admin and dealing with finances haha)

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Pleasure to work with @_marchayden 🙏🏽 Swipe ⬅️⬅️ – Photography 📸 @_marchayden Illustration @oliverlancaster Retouch and video @alexisogoodwin from @happy_finish – – – – #tennis #model #sportsmodel #love #wimbledon #athlete #summer #slazenger #fortemodels

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MV ASKS: WHAT IS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF MODEL VILLAGE AND WHY WOULD YOU SUGGEST OTHER CREATIVES COLLABORATE WITH US?

MARC SAYS:

I got a huge amount of positivity energy from Model Village. And that alone is reason to be excited. I thrive on other’s energy, and its an exciting time to be apart of this industry and work with a community who aim to produce such quality content.

MV ASKS: ANY EXCITING PROJECTS LINED UP FOR SUMMER 2019?

MARC SAYS:

I actually just wrapped up an amazing project for International Women’s Day, that culminated in an exhibition at Twitter HQ ( see the campaign article here ) and I’m working with a composite retoucher on my next sports project already, so definitely watch this space!

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📀 If you wanna go take a ride with me . . Shot by @themarchpapers

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