Commercial photography and installations by Lochner and Carmichael
Lochner and Carmichael is a new collaborative project dedicated to producing outstanding photographic images. The two artists are Jillian Lochner, who has worked as a commercial photographer for many years on brand campaigns and Andrew Carmichael who trained at Goldsmiths and then the Royal College of Art before working as an installation artist for 10 years.
Working together they have quickly developed a collaborative way of working. Andrew develops concepts, builds sets, invents contraptions and makes props. Jillian brings her years of photographic knowledge to perfecting the photo-aesthetic side of the work both in the studio and in post-production. In a recent shoot for Amica magazine Andrew reworked and heavily rusted existing chairs then bound and suspended them in space, looking more like a gallery show than a fashion shoot. Alongside photography and meeting briefs the collaboration also sell concepts. They like to work with the creative team and become involved at the earliest stages of a project, as a partner supplying ideas, rather than just the image maker brought in at the end of the process.
What gives them the most joy is to keep experimenting and find clients who are willing to come along for the ride.