Joe Alvarez – Founder
Joe Alvarez is a celebrity and studio photographer based in London. Established for well over a decade, he has covered regularly a whole host of events like: film festivals -Cannes, Toronto, Venice, rock festivals like Glastonbury, V Festival, Roskilde -Denmark- and concerts in general.
Other events he has regularly covered – too numerous to mention all- but include: MTV Awards, Brit Awards, BAFTA Film awards, BAFTA TV awards, National TV awards, The Soap Awards, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, World Music Awards, Monte Carlo TV Awards, Big Brother series from 1 to 11, all manner of photo calls and events, studio and location shoots worldwide, PR and corporate campaigns and other commissions related to news and showbiz.
Joe’s pictures have been syndicated and published regularly worldwide in newspapers, -all UK tabloids and broadsheets- magazines, books, TV and online. Joe has also been in various TV series/documentaries including ‘Paparazzi’ on BBC1 and BBC2, Dragon’s Den, -where he was shooting model Sophie Anderton in the studio- A documentary for German TV channel RTL, Living TV and also a myriad of interviews for Radio, Magazines and TV regarding -surprise, surprise- showbiz.
Gigi Shaker – Make Up Tutor
Gigi trained as a technical haircutter with Vidal Sassoon in London when she was sixteen years old. She worked with the Vidal Sassoon team for more than seven years, working as a show team member and teaching at the Bond Street School. She left the Vidal Sassoon team to study make-up at The London College of Fashion and quickly launched her career as an international freelance artist, creating make-up and hair for fashion magazines, beauty pages, print advertising and celebrities.
As a freelance artist, her work has appeared all over the world, from the catwalks of London and Milan, to the red carpets of Hollywood and the billboards of the U.S. and Australia. Her clients include celebritiy and household names: Queen Noor, Al Gore, Cheryl Hines, Jennifer Grey, Raquel Welch, Bruce Willis, Sean Bean, Christina Perri and Vin Diesel to name a few.