Sima Kumar - International Market Director Kit and Ace
'As the International Market Director - UK for Canadian retailer Kit and Ace, I was tasked with establishing the brand within the UK market. Part of doing this was documenting the ‘This Is Real Talk’ in the field or at events, supper clubs, launch parties, shop interiors or curating content for the online magazine called The Brief.
Ian was always at the top of my list to call in for capturing Kit and Ace. Ian has a great eye for capturing the essence of the brief provided to him. He worked with no ego and I could always trust him to work autonomously or with a member of my Brand and Market team. More importantly - Ian has a warmth and flexibility he brings to his shoots. His demeanour led him to become adored not only by my team but many of our guests. He has an assuming yet articulate way of capturing exactly what I wanted and needed.
Ian’s work for the “This Time Is Precious” holiday campaign with Scarlett Bowman yielded the highest engagement of any story on The Brief. I believe this to be in part of his ability to capture the essence of an individual which sparks curiosity for a closer look. The work Ian shot Kit and Ace has proven to be the most popular of all albums for Kit and Ace on Facebook. A consummate professional from beginning to end, I look forward to collaborating with Ian again!'
Nicole Joseph - Head of Visual Merchandising - Marks & Spencer, Europe
'Ian Kiffin was commissioned to capture the world reveal of our new concept store and European Flagship in Brussels. A perfectionist, he went over and above to visually document our story. He independently satisfied the brief to a high standard and was incredibly reliable. Ian is hugely talented, his images are used repeatedly and are littered throughout Marks and Spencer HQ. We look forward to working with him again in the future and would recommend him with confidence.'
Daniel Hood - That Lot
'I contacted Ian at very short notice about accompanying a journalist to a F1 event we were live -Tweeting for a client. The coverage was live and so we needed someone who could work quickly, and get photos edited and transferred to our journalist almost immediately. Ian was working directly with our client and so it was important that he represented our company well too. We found Ian to be extremely professional, fun to work with, and his photography was to an excellent standard. Would definitely use again.'
Isabella Rigby - Cancer Research UK
'We chose to work with Ian on an exclusive event at the Ivy Club because we were really impressed with the quality of his portfolio. On the day we were delighted with the level of service he provided, he was well received by all the guests and our celebrity ambassador. We would highly recommend him to anyone and we can’t wait to work with him again.'
Christina Albe - Head of Brand UK Kit and Ace
'Ian is an absolute joy to work with – all smiles all the time. He comes into an environment and, brief in hand, gets to work with little to no guidance whatsoever. This to me is true professionalism. He understood exactly what the Kit and Ace brand visual was and executed it perfectly. His quick turn around time and willingness to see work through in a timely manner made Ian our go-to photographer for a period of three months of heavy brand activity.'
Sam Pepper - Stagestruck Ltd
'We contracted Ian to document the Samsung exhibition at RBTE 2016. He was very professional and amenable on site to our requests and the pictures speak for themselves!'
Lisa Simpson - Director at Fixers Travel and Event Organiser for Helen Mcardle MBE
'Ian is an absolute professional and fantastic to work with. His images capture truly natural and beautiful moments but guests wouldn't know he was there!'
Sam Heague - Oyster Partnership
'As Head of Marketing at London-based recruitment company, Oyster Partnership, I initially contacted Ian following a recommendation from a contact praising his work. In all of our communication Ian was professional and helpful, going out of his way to fit us into his schedule, as well as to fully understand our brief. In addition and on the day itself, Ian provided a faultless service – arriving on time and fully prepared to deliver. (Directing 30 something recruitment consultants is no mean feat in itself!) He also edited our photographs quickly and efficiently, and provided them to us well within our suggested deadline.
Ian is now our go-to company photographer – I can not recommend him highly enough.'