About The People’s Picture

 The People’s Picture is a photography and design studio from British artist Helen Marshall.

Each artwork is assembled from thousands of photos yet every single one tells a story. As an artist-led studio practice we create innovative photo mosaic artworks and installations at the leading edge of art, design and technology. Pictures are powerful. People connect with pictures. People share their memories, dreams and celebrate through pictures.

We bring communities together to create and celebrate their unique legacy. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and giant interactive artworks.

The Big Picture broke the world record for the largest photo mosaic in the world. The work has been featured in the international news.

Get in touch now to discuss your project idea.

info@thepeoplespicture.com

Artistic Director – Helen Marshall

The People’s Picture was founded by award-winning artist Helen Marshall. Marshall’s practice is rooted in photography and socially engaged practice. Each artwork is assembled from thousands of photos yet every single one tells a story.

Our work has been featured in the national news is held in private and public collections in a diverse range of locations including cathedrals, museums, airports and on the street.

The People's Picture Team

The Team

I am production manager for the People’s Picture, and I manage the pre and post production along with the development of marketing. I have a degree in Photography from UCA.

Claire McDougall

Production

 I am the technical web developer for the People’s Picture. Our joint Content Management System is for the collection & workflow of uploaded images for curation & collections.

David Hallett

Web

 I am a social, domestic and portrait photographer with a Masters in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster. I take photos for the People’s Picture.

Sara Leigh Lewis

Photography

I am the People’s Picture Agent for USA. For 12 years I have managed former NASA astronauts and creating brand, licensing and marketing campaigns. I have 18+ years of producing events.

Christina Korp

Production, USA

 I create graphic design and branding for the People’s Picture projects. I have 20 years of freelance graphic design experience, I love to create, curate and integrate beautiful design.

Luke Herriott

Graphics

 I am a photographer with a keen interest in portraiture. I take photographs for the People’s Picture for community projects and at our Pop Up events.

Ben Hamilton

Photography

I create motion and video graphics for the People’s Picture. I am a freelance installation artist using interactive tools to create immersive installations, picture motion and screen installation.

Jane Quan

Motion

I deliver the print & installation for the People’s Picture. My company Prolific Graphics is one of the leading providers of vinyl print in the UK. I’m always looking to advise & help.

Mark Richards

Print

How we work with you

Consult to scope a project

We work with you from the start on a consultation process of your choice. This usually includes a face to face meeting or video call to understand what you need, a site visit, a full proposal with mock ups and visuals, a timeline and an itemised costing based on your budget. We explore what photos and what final image you want to be the final artwork, and if you do not already know we encourage you to keep an open mind. For smaller projects with a fast turn-around, we make you a mock up of your chosen image to view online. The consultation process also enables us to share with you our standard terms, copyright, licensing and client resource pack.

Brand your idea

Unless you have an identity already for the project, or have an agency or in house designer, we offer services to brand your project, ranging from graphic design of the title and logo, so the look and feel ties in with what you want the project to communicate to your audience. We have templates for printed flyers, leaflets, pop up banners, photography backdrops, posters and digital signage. We also have a web designer who can transfer these to websites in the form of banners and assets for you. We can create behind the scenes photos, video promos for social media and websites, copywriting, press releases and text that describes the project clearly to your audience.

Engage your audience

You can run a campaign yourself based on our guidelines, and/or we can support your organisation’s marketing team to collect photos or we can run a campaign entirely for you. With our active social media platforms we create posts like ‘Photo of the Day’ that feature a user submission with a great story, project partner hashtags and URL links. We run social media ads with promotional content, calls to action and videos. We work with you and your PR partners to ensure all user content is accessible to you and you can moderate and access it and share it to your platforms and press contacts.

Collect your photos

Our customisable public upload forms and live galleries are embedded into our website. You can also choose to embed these on your website and multiple partner websites so to reach a wide audience and compliment your marketing strategy. We also design workshops and live photo pop ups with photographers. We can access archives and picture libraries, as well as public domain imagery. If the photos do not involve a public campaign we send you a private form to upload them to our studio. Partners can upload in bulk to a private form. Photographs are collected via our GDPR compliant secure content management system.

Produce the work

At all times we work behind the scenes in the studio pre-producing the artwork and provide examples of work in progress for review online, we visit you or you can visit our studio. We create and refine the large high resolution gigapixel photo mosaic artworks and provide you with proof prints of finishes and installation options. We follow your media guidelines and formats in advance of final production and test any software and hardware requirements. For print & installation. We produce a method statement, risk assessment and follow procedure on site. We provide you adequate time
to review and sign off the project officially. At the end of a project we securely archive the project and store it for up to ten years.

Present the final work

We deliver the artwork on time, however small a project, we know how important this is especially if it is tied to an event. Whether an artwork is designed for a temporary event, installation, exclusive gift or is permanent and part of a legacy plan we will ensure the appropriate strategy is in place and at the start of the consultation process. In other words we ensure that the final artwork is related to what you wanted to get out of the process from the beginning and meets the brief. Beyond just the final artwork and
it’s immediate impact all the photos and stories can still be made into
a commemorative book, an online artwork, posters, limited edition prints, a documentary – the project can still go on living.

Consult

to scope a project

We work with you from the start on a consultation process of your choice. This usually includes a face to face meeting or video call to understand what you need, a site visit, a full proposal with mock ups and visuals, a timeline and an itemised costing based on your budget. We explore what photos and what final image you want to be the final artwork, and if you do not already know we encourage you to keep an open mind.

For smaller projects with a fast turn-around, we make you a mock up of your chosen image to view online.

The consultation process also enables us to share with you our standard terms, copyright, licensing and client resource pack.

Brand

your idea

Unless you have an identity already for the project, or have an agency or in house designer, we offer services to brand your project, ranging from graphic design of the title and logo, so the look and feel ties in with what you want the project to communicate to your audience.

We have templates for printed flyers, leaflets, pop up banners, photography backdrops, posters and digital signage. We also have a web designer who can transfer these to websites in the form of banners and assets for you.

We can create behind the scenes photos, video promos for social media and websites, copywriting, press releases and text that describes the project clearly to your audience.

Engage

your audience

You can run a campaign yourself based on our guidelines, and/or we can support your organisation’s marketing team to collect photos or we can run a campaign entirely for you. With our active social media platforms we create posts like ‘Photo of the Day’ that feature a user submission with a great story, project partner hashtags and URL links. We run social media ads with promotional content, calls to action and videos.

We work with you and your PR partners to ensure all user content is accessible to you and you can moderate and access it and share it to your platforms and press contacts.

Collect

your photos

Our customisable public upload forms and live galleries are embedded into our website. You can also choose to embed these on your website and multiple partner websites so to reach a wide audience and compliment your marketing strategy.

We also design workshops and live photo pop ups with photographers. We can access archives and picture libraries, as well as public domain imagery.

If the photos do not involve a public campaign we send you a private form to upload them to our studio. Partners can upload in bulk to a private form.

Photographs are collected via our GDPR compliant secure content management system.

Produce

the work

At all times we work behind the scenes in the studio pre-producing the artwork and provide examples of work in progress for review online, we visit you or you can visit our studio.

We create and refine the large high resolution gigapixel photo mosaic artworks and provide you with proof prints of finishes and installation options.

We follow your media guidelines and formats in advance of final production and test any software and hardware requirements. For print & installation. We produce a method statement, risk assessment and follow procedure on site. We provide you adequate time to review and sign off the project officially. At the end of a project we securely archive the project and store it for up to ten years.

Present

the final work

We deliver the artwork on time, however small a project, we know how important this is especially if it is tied to an event.

Whether an artwork is designed for a temporary event, installation, exclusive gift or is permanent and part of a legacy plan we will ensure the appropriate strategy is in place and at the start of the consultation process. In other words we ensure that the final artwork is related to what you wanted to get out of the process from the beginning and meets the brief.

Beyond just the final artwork and it’s immediate impact all the photos and stories can still be made into a commemorative book, an online artwork, posters, limited edition prints, a documentary – the project can still go on living.

The People

We were thrilled that over 25,000 people were able to view the artwork.

Rochester Cathedral Spokesperson

What a treat to work with someone who is both brilliantly creative and able to deliver! Look forward to further collaborations.

Zad Rogers

Founding Director, Atomized Studios

Working with The Peoples Picture has been an incredible experience for everyone who participated on the Face of Stoke-on-Trent in 2017.

The engagement for so many people has been truly memorable. Helen excels in nurturing the creative aspirations of people at grass roots level ensuring the experience is both relevant and meaningful to their lives. The quality of the work is exemplary and never fails to attract massive and avid attention.

Paul Bailey

Culture and Events Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

With more than 300 memorials set in 150 acres, the Arboretum is a wonderful, visual tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our nation. It is, however, people and their memories and associations that make the Arboretum such a special place. It is this that we hope to convey through this poignant exhibit, which will tell thousands of stories.

Sarah Montgomery

Managing Director, National Memorial Arboretum

Thanks so much for your team’s help on this project, it’s been a pleasure working with you and we’re hopeful that lots of people will come and look at the artwork!

Caroline Reed

Account Director, Steely Fox

The project has brought together new collaborators and partners, from national rail infrastructure companies to universities and women’s groups, provided new opportunities for emerging artists to contribute and enabled everyone to take part by providing their photographs of women, from young children to older people

Nicola Shipley

Director, GRAIN Projects

Busiest weekend since our launch. Over 10,000 visits across the 2 days.

Spokesperson

Turner Contemporary

The Mona Lisa artwork you created has been such a success with our people.  We have added it to a book that explains our new strategy.

Martha Brown

Director, Global Tax BMC Leader and Brand, Marketing & Comms, EY

Since its installation overnight on November 15, the positive response to the artwork has been huge, shared and liked thousands of times on social media. It has been an honour for Network Rail to host the ‘Face of Suffrage’, and for Birmingham New Street station to become the canvas for a piece of public art which has captivated countless people.

Karen Hornby

Head of Performance & Customer Relationship, Network Rail

Clients

bbc
bbc
bbc
the photographers gallery
towner
west ham united
west ham united
big issue
big issue
ace
ace
west ham united
ace
ace
london gatwick airport
british legion
british legion
british legion
royal victoria place
rochester chatedral
bbc

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