Author: Alan Firmin

Alan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Bridgeman Images. Alan spent over 20 years in advertising with Grey Worldwide, FCB, Y&R & VML in many countries including England, USA, France, Holland, and Dubai. Alan has won over 30 awards in advertising, design, and branding.

Tom Hammick embarks on an out-of-this-world exhibition in October, with a new series of paintings in his latest exhibition ‘Lunar Voyage’ at Flowers Gallery, New York. Exhibition: ‘Lunar Voyage’ – Tom Hammick Location: Flowers Gallery, NEW YORK Chelsea, 529 West 20th Street, New York. NY 10011. Dates: 24 October – 16 December 2017 Tom Hammick has described landscape in his work as a metaphor to explore…

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The Judging for the BSA2017 took place within the HarperCollins and The Borough Press offices, located in the News Building, London Bridge, London. It seemed apt that the office in which judging would take place would be named and branded after Agatha Christie, as the judges had a truly monumental task filtering through all the talent on display to find a winner. The volume, quality, and diversity of…

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We are proud to announce the launch of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2017. This year’s winning artist will win a £1,000 book cover commission to create the art for best-selling author Beth Lewis’s next title, published by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. The Bridgeman Studio Award is an annual global contemporary art competition that invites artists, illustrators, and photographers the opportunity to enter up…

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The only thing that is consistent in our world is change, and recently I had the opportunity to address some of the changes that Bridgeman Images have been monitoring and working on over the past two years, to an audience filled with the leading art, culture and business minds in Google Headquarters St. Giles Street, London at the REMIX Summit 2017. Bridgeman Images is fortunate…

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There is something incredibly intimate about looking into someone’s sketchbooks, a raw, naked exposure into the mind of an individual. This was the feeling that I had when I was invited to the National Portrait Gallery for a private viewing (and breakfast) at the Lucian Freud sketchbook exhibition, and I loved it.  Walking into the exhibition space it was nice to actually have some, space that is!…

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The third Bridgeman Podcast is out and it’s full of interesting information from Lucy Innes Williams and Charlotte Proctor Smith about the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016. In this episode the two give some great insight, tips and advice on who, what and how you should enter the competition. They explain how the winner will have a wonderful experience working with best-selling author Rosie Garland, as well as the…

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At the recent Art Business Conference, that took place in Church House Conference Centre in London, I was privileged to be part of a talented panel of professionals who presented case studies, tips, examples and more on the subject of how businesses can get the most out of Instagram. Moderated by the mercurial Josh Spiers (Spiers Magazine) the panel consisted of Bec Storey (Sutton PR),…

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Excitement is building in our office as the entries for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015 continue to pour in. Every entry that comes in continues to raise the level of creativity and invention around the theme ‘The Great Outdoors’. So please keep them coming. For all creatives and artists who have not yet entered you still have time to win one of the great prizes…

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