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Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Jocelyn Bain Hogg began his career as a unit photographer on movie sets after studying Documentary Photography at Newport Art College.  He shot publicity for the BBC, photographed fashion and now works on documentary projects and commercial and editorial assignments. He is the author of four photographic books to date and his first, The Firm, presented an astonishingly intimate view of London’s organized crime world, and won international acclaim, garnering the prestigious Lead Award for portraiture (2003 Germany). His second book, Idols + Believers, an intensive journey into the nature of fame and today’s celebrity culture, was published in 2006 with a touring exhibition shown in London, Paris, New York and Miami. A third book, Pleasure Island, looking at the pursuit of pleasure, rock and roll and dance culture in Ibiza, was published in 2008. Currently The Family, a ten-year-on update from The Firm, which looks again at Britain’s organized crime world in a new decade and was premiered as an exhibition at the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France in September 2011, is touring globally as an exhibition with the accompanying photographic book published by Foto8. In 2008 he was commissioned by Sky News to document the issues surrounding British youth for an extensive essay for Sky News Online and an exhibition at City Hall in London. He is presently continuing this work. His project Muse is a series of close-up photographs of friends, family and partners, which depicts an honest, intimate and personal insight into femininity.