Barry Makariou has recently been awarded Gold for UK Photographer of the year by One Eyeland. For over 15 years he has been specialising in Liquids, and still life and renowned for his creative watch photography. Moving image is also playing large part of his portfolio pleasing content hungry clients. He has built up a fantastic team of collaborators that can provide everything from production, editing , grading, wet hire, retouching and CGI. Barry prides himself in offering an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes and is looking to make this a permeant series on his instagram page with over 3k devoted followers to date.
Clients include Coca- Cola, Pepsi, Whitley Neil, ARARAT Brandy, Chivas, Peroni, Nike, Adidas, GQ, Mens Health.
Bubbles was Barry Makariou’s inspiration for forging a path as a liquid photographer. From a young age he was fascinated by bubbles seemingly appear from no where from the bottom of a glass. Working with Liquid is one of the most rewarding element. Every shot is different even though you are working with the same product. The manipulation of liquid is the most intriguing from a creative opportunity. Using specialist equipment for stills and film barry can either freeze a moment in time or take the viewer on a journey through fast frame rate capture. From Soft drinks to Refreshing ciders to Coffee Barry captures the very essence of the product. Barry colloborates with the very best in the industry and can offer effortless production.
Since his very first 10 page commission for Esquire back in 1998 Barry has been shooting watches ever since. His Award winning Rolex ‘ Impact ‘ image is now world renowned. He fulfilled every watch photographers dream in being invited to Switzerland to shoot never before seen calibers for Jaeger - LeCoultre and unique watches one being made specialy for the Queen!. For the 4th year in a row Barry has been asked to create a concept that will carry 6 collectable front covers for prestigious Synchronised Magazine in collaboration with Men’s Health. This year barry Collaborated with Vibe CGI Studio and created 6 unique designs for his Neon light backdrops that would be merged with his crisp graphic photography of the watches. This process has been featured in Barry’s ‘ How it Made ‘ series proving very popular on social media.