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From playful animated characters to powerful portraiture, we introduce three talents at JSR

London-based creative management agency JSR represents artists in the fields of photography, illustration, CGI and moving image. Launched in 2005 by Jamie Stephen the agency now represents more than 40 artists, comprising a mix of established and emerging talent. It’s Nice That has selected three of the represented creatives for you to check out.

Edmund Fraser

Photographer Edmund Fraser started out as a print maker before turning his talents to photography in 2009. His portfolio encompasses photography, directing and 3D image making and he has created work for the likes of Nowness, Adidas, Vice, Google and more. His experimental approach to image making, and his ability to engage the viewer in innovative ways makes for energetic work that connects in a meaningful way, beyond gimmicks.

The clarity and impact of Edmund’s work belies the technical process that lives behind the innovative imagery. His visual experiments can be found on his blog, where he shares the ongoing playful tests that inform his process. Whether it is shooting on film, moving image or using a 3D rig, Edmund’s work combines technical expertise and thoughtful composition, executed best in his engaging portraiture.

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Emanuele Colombo

Italian motion designer Emanuele Colombo readily admits that he can’t draw freehand, but this has not hampered his progression. He started his career as a video editor in Milan before going freelance and learning After Effects in his free time. From these beginnings Emanuele has built a client base including Greenpeace, Change.org and ESPN.

Emanuele’s ability to bring a broad range of stories to life using simple, friendly and charismatic characters is apparent across his lively portfolio. Whether it’s a cartoon Zlatan Ibrahimovic moaning about Chelsea players or an animation of a cheerful penis undergoing karate training for an Aids awareness charity, his work combines crisp shapes, quick wits and enduring positivity.

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Luke Waller

Illustrator and artist Luke Waller combines deliberate line work with tight colour palettes to create works full of atmosphere and texture. His portraits convey character and attitude utilising hatching to create depth and shadow whereas his landscapes and scenes combine ambiguous shapes and tones to depict environments and landscapes, carefully controlling the focus of the image where he applies more detail and deliberate marks.

Bath-based Luke has created images for publications such as The Financial Times, Highlife and BBC History, and has worked with clients including Nike and Foot Locker. His work has been exhibited internationally and experiments with animating his work has added further, fruitful opportunities to tell stories.