What fuels you?
Creativity is what makes us human. Passion and emotion – we experience them every day. They are powerful and can motivate us to do the most surprising, and sometimes, the most incredible things. I aim to bring passion, emotion and experience to every piece and project I produce.
I am fortunate to have been doing what I love for a long time now, all across the globe, and I work with some of the best brands in the world. I enjoy every new challenge that quality automotive photography and cinematography brings, from defined advertising campaigns to the freedom of editorial projects. Each one allows me to keep innovating and developing my expertise – as an artist, award-winning photographer and director.
I believe that crafting powerful, unique and, ultimately, award-winning, branding campaigns requires the insight of an experienced photographic director and so my goal is to listen to you, first and foremost, and then to share my knowledge and passion with you. Once the trust is there, I can tailor what I can do, with exactly what you need - and then raise the bar.
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“Nigel is brilliant! Simple as! His automotive work is fantastic and he always delivers great results which clients just love. I’d love to work with him again soon but unfortunately the car account I work on isn’t doing much photography.”Kathy Howes, Senior Creative Producer/Art Buyer
“Harniman is not only a top-quality photographer in the artistic and technical sense, he’s professional and easy to work with. Not attributes commonly found in the same photographer!”Steve Brouwer, JWT Team Detroit
“Nigel was our top choice to shoot the photography for the reintroduction of the Honda Civic Si back into the states. I had seen this amazing running hand held sequence of a Renault Clio he had shot and knew he could make the Civic Si just as dynamic and exciting. From the pre-pro to the finished images he was on his game. We had a few bumps in the road, but he was able to make our vision come to life. He improvised came up with solutions that were way better then what we had in our original concepts. He was efficient and worked quickly. He has a calm demeanor which made working with him a pleasure.”Joel Hanlin, Associate Creative Director at mophie
“Harniman has worked with me on a number of projects at Jaguar Land Rover and has always delivered top-notch results no matter what the time constraints are. He has an uncanny knack for finding the right composition in any circumstances – which also transfers over to his CGI work. There are a lot of CGI companies out there but not many with a great photographer guiding them!”Simon Roebuck, Communications Officer Jaguar Land Rover
“I have worked with Nigel many times over the last 15 years. He is an extremely talented individual that you can trust to deliver exceptional results. He has an excellent eye and adds a huge amount amount of value on the shoot and in post. If it has wheels on it Nigel can certainly shoot it. He is a pro-active, likeable individual with a good sense of humour and thus a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”George Wallis, Head of Marketing at Isuzu UK
“The Air-CGI/ Harniman Photographer team deliver consistently on budget and on time while maintaining excellent quality standards. The teams experience and expertise is second to none and the results that they produce speak for themselves. I would not hesitate to recommend working with Harniman.”Fredrik Tottie, Marketing Director, Subaru Nordic, Sweden
“Nigel is one of the most technical and talented photographers I have worked with. Attention to detail and final product is amazing, he reads the concept and delivers on the nail. Working with him and his team is a real pleasure. Crafting and whittling moments of magic!”Matt Walker, Freelance Senior Designer
“I’ve only ever used Nigel for one reason, whether that’s shooting in a studio or on location abroad; his ability to make me look like an amazing art director. Amazing, because it’s me who gets to stand in front of clients with images that have more than answered on the brief. And it’s for that simple reason I’ll keep using him.”Martin Parkes, Creative Director at McCann Birmingham
“I’ve worked with Nigel on multiple commercial automotive briefs in often challenging locations over may years. Every time we’ve worked together, he’s proven to be a creative, talented and flexible partner; producing stunning, often award-winning images. Nigel and his team are professional in everything they do but also great fun, possessing that rare combination of creative talent and a great working dynamic. It’s through this spirit of collaboration that the best work is produced, I can emphatically say Nigel and his team nail this every time we work together.”James Warren, Founder, Communications Consultancy at JWC
“Harniman and his team consistently over deliver. They are a joy to collaborate with and fully understand the art and craft of photography and CGI. As a creative I always feel I’m in safe hands.”Jamie Tierney, Deputy Creative Director & Head of Film, Kitcatt Nohr Digitas London (Lexus)
“I have worked with Harniman as a photographer since 1995 and with Air-CGI since 2009, this is a testament to the relationship we have developed and the professionalism constantly shown. Having always delivered on quality, timings and budget, I have no hesitation in saying that whatever your visual requirements may be, Nigel and the team should be at the top of your list to contact.”Jon Harrison, Partner, Unsuitable/ OneBlackBear Birmingham (Subaru and others)
“The L200 campaign was always going to be a challenge – to create virtual landscapes made from hard, tough and sharp man-made objects, challenging our perception of scale and reality. Coupled with their track record, Air CGI showed an uncompromising commitment to the job which made them the perfect partner to work with. Their dedication, attention to detail and willingness to experiment long into the night resulted in a set of stunning visuals which went beyond the brief, exceeded our expectations and left us with a very happy client.”Richard Daughton, Senior Art Director, Golley Slater Cardiff (Mitsubishi)
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