Amit Lennon specialises in intimate and individualistic portraits. His subjects, whether famous or unknown, are all treated with compassion and intensity.
His work encompasses subjects as diverse as UK prison reform, coal mining in the arctic, stargazing in Chile's Atacama Desert, or remaking the FA cup.
Amit is known for bringing a fresh style and aproach to whatever he tackles. Always finding inventive solutions and infusing his work with a strong colour palette.
He works for a wide spectrum of magazines, tackling commissions for both celebrity portraits as well as delicate and challenging subjects. He initiates and originates many personal projects himself.
In his commercial work he often works with design agencies to create a tailored visual approach.
Amit has recently expanded into making Short Films. His short "I'll Murder You" was premiered at the Purcell Rooms at London's Southbank and "Glumtree" was shortlisted for Virgin Media Shorts. He has also made several Corporate films.
Amit was commissioned by the House of Commons to create a series of portraits of MPs, for their permanent collection to be displayed in the Palace of Westminster. This was the first time that the works of art committee had commissioned photography for the collection.
The National Portrait Gallery has purchased Amit's portrait of DJ John Peel for its permanent collection, describing it as "a widely reproduced and sympathetic portrait of the legendary DJ".
Amit was born in Israel and grew up in a small seaside town north of Tel Aviv. He moved to London in his late teens where he later graduated from University College London with a degree in Astronomy and Physics.
Editorial clients include the Sunday Times Magazine, Observer magazine, Grazia, Guardian Weekend, Marie Claire, Wall Street Journal, You magazine, Look, Fabulous, She, Which?, Observer Music Monthly, X magazine, Independent on Sunday Review, four four two, BBC radio, BBC Entertainment, as well as many more international titles.
Commercial clients include Nike, Heathrow, Centrica / British Gas, Thames Water, Deutsche Bank, The House of Commons, Greater London Authority, Random House, Sony BMG, Parkinson’s UK, Shelter, The Princes Trust, NDCS, Art and Business, DrinkAware, Help the Aged, Crisis, GOSH, Breast Cancer Haven, Cancer Research UK, Schools Food Trust, as well as many others.
- "I'll Murder You", short film, screened at Still Moving Film Festival, London, Sept 2014
- "I'll Murder You" short film, finalist at "Shot from the Heart" Poetry films at the 'Love' festival at the Southbank, London, July 2014.
- AMPS'13 Exhibition, Photofusion Dec 2013
- AMPS'12 exhibition, Photofusion Dec 2012
- Brixton Top Cats portraits - Windrush Square, Brixton June - July 2012
- Commissioned portraits for House of Commons permanent collection , Portcullis House - 2009
- AMPS'08 exhibition, Photofusion Dec 2008
- The Oxo Tower Gallery exhibited his portraits as part of Shelter's "One Million Children" campaign in March 2006
- Portrait of John Peel exhibited as part The National Portrait Gallery's New Acquisition, Dec 2005- Jan 2006
- The construction pictures of Tate Modern were exhibited at London's Photographers' Gallery in 2001