One of my favourite brands of all time.
Atelier de Production et de Creation is the combination of a beautifully understated, yet very recognisable brand with a product that sits back and lets the quality of craft do the talking. In a world becoming more and more bent on shoving brands in our faces, its refreshing when one employs subtlety as its selling point. There is a reason this brand goes from strength to strength.
For thirty five years, Clive Limpkin, one of the unsung heroes of Fleet Street, worked as a photographer with the Daily Express, The Sketch, The Sun and The Daily Mail, while feature writing for The Sunday Times and The Observer.
In 1972, his book, ‘The Battle of Bogside,’ (published by Penguin), showing three years of fighting in Northern Ireland won the Robert Capa Gold Medal from Life magazine ‘for superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad.’ (His photograph of the first topless girl to appear in The Sun, however, has failed to receive any official recognition).
As you can see from this small selection above, including Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, King Nasser of Egypt’s funeral, the Banking Crisis in the 1970’s and troubles in Northern Ireland, not much has changed, To view a much larger selection of his photography and writings, visit his site www.clivelimpkin.com