Manchester photographic company Plan Pictures has launched a full-service, stills production arm.

The launch follows a raft of recent studio and location work featuring a host of high profile athletes and musicians including; Andy Murray, Anthony Joshua, the Wales Rugby Union team Bugzy Malone and Paloma Faith.

Plan Productions will be led by experienced Producer Dean Young and will specialise in stills photography production services for sports, music and fashion brands.

Plan Productions will deliver a full range of services including location scouting, casting, art buying, budget management and event management.

The team is currently producing shoots in locations across the UK and Europe working with a roster of internationally renowned photographers, models, stylists and art directors as well as young, up-and-coming creative talent. The new structure will enable the team to project manage the entire shoot from start to finish and retain greater control of quality, creativity and costs.

Commenting on the launch, Dean Young said: “Being based in Manchester allows us to embrace the growing volume of work in the sport, music and fashion sectors in the north as we will be able to work directly for local brands.

“Fashion and sports brand marketing is evolving rapidly – we’re seeing greater collaboration between brands, musicians and athletes. By developing our production offer we are better placed to embrace the significant convergence that is taking place in these markets, especially here in the north.

He continues: “Manchester is home to some of the UKs leading sports fashion retailers such as JD Sports and Footasylum and global brands like Adidas and Under Armour. Coupled with Manchester’s burgeoning music scene and its musical heritage it’s the right time for us to provide a service that operates from the heart of the city.”

Plan Productions will also continue with its UK-wide and international work which includes projects in Germany, Holland, France and Spain.


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