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Photographing Lionel Messi For Icons.com

I always enjoy getting a phone call asking for my availability for a shoot. Especially when it’s in Barcelona and at the home of one of the worlds greatest football players Lionel Messi.

I was again working with my friends at Icons.com the home of worldwide authentic sports memorabilia.

The usual set up for me photographing the sporting star signing the items for their authenticity purposes and once they have been signed I take them to the studio to shoot the product images for the companies website and social media.

Icons have a longstanding partnership with Lionel Messi and are the only direct and trusted source to purchase his products from.

To view, some of ICONS’ signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £300 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Below are some images from the meeting with Lionel Messi & Icons.com

Lionel Messi – Icons.com – Matt Hardy Photography

So it would be another hatrick for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi,

Yes he has 5 ballon d’ors, 3 golden boots and tons of other decorated accolades. However it was also to be another career highlight for him, Yep that’s correct its my 3rd time that I have photographed the international superstar.

Sporting a beard and new Haircut it was fantastic to see Leo again just before his festive break.

Icons have a longstanding partnership with Lionel Messi and are the only direct and trusted source to purchase his products from.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £300 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Below are some images from the meeting with Lionel Messi & Icons.com

Photographing Luis Suarez At Barcelona’s Training Ground

Luis Suarez In Barcelona,

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Having met with Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta on Friday and Sunday respectively, myself  and the Icons tea, rounded off a fantastic weekend of signings by spending Monday morning with fellow FC Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez at the club’s training ground, La Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

We arrived shortly before the players’ first session of the day and were greeted by flashing cameras as eager fans tried to snap a photo of their heroes going to work.

Setting ourselves up in a private room within the impressive facilities, Icons eagerly awaited an in-formLuis, who arrived ten minutes later, wearing Barca’s blue and yellow training kit and a cheeky smile on his face.

We only had around 30 minutes and the FCB superstar had a busy day of training ahead so we got down to business.

What a way to round up an incredible few days in Barcelona.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

 

Andres Iniesta Icons.com And Matt Hardy Photography

Andres Iniesta The weekend gets better!

24 hours after watching Barcelona win 4-0 at Camp nou we met with Andres Inesta.

This is was my first time meeting him and all tho my Spanish isnt great the shoot went great!

Partnering up alongside Icons again photographing more signed sporting products from Andres that are now available on their website.

After the signing we tucked into some lovely Spanish tapas and a few well earned drinks.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

 

Barcelona V Real Sociedad

Barcelona continued,

Well what a weekend so far!

After working with Lionel Messi the previous day, he handed us tickets to watch the next Barcelona game.

This would be my first ever game at Camp Nou and yes I was a tad excited.

We met with Messi’s brother, who greeted us at the entrance to the stadium. Arriving at our pitch-side seats, we definitely had one of the best views in the stadium!

The game was immense and nothing like I have ever seen before. The talent and class of Spanish football is on another level.

Below are a small selection of images that I took for myself and Icons Memorabilia.

And here is a link to their site where you can purchase signed memorabilia.

Icons Website

Lionel Messi – Working With A World Superstar

Lionel Messi, Its happened again!

Icons Memorabilia invited me out for a weekend in Barcelona to work alongside them and also some of the biggest sporting names in football.

What a way to start; with none other than Lionel Messi. This was my second time working with him and I was pleased to say that, yes, he did remember me. Greeted with a friendly smile, we got underway signing various sporting items.

People ask me what I do whilst this happens, well My role is to photograph the sporting star signing the products for authenticity purposes. This is so that when it is sold on their website customers can see they are buying genuine hand signed items and not fakes.

Icons have a longstanding partnership with Lionel Messi and are the people to purchase his products from.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

 

Lionel Messi In Barcelona & Matt Hardy Photography

Well what can I say,

This was a big one and as I walked off the plane back in sunny Barcelona and headed to the taxi I began to realize what was going to happen in the short few hours to come. I have been so lucky to have met and worked with many sporting legends but this was a whole new level of wow.

Leo Messi is classed as the best footballer on this planet, a huge social following he is adored by fans all over the world and I had the chance to work and photograph him for a short time as you can imagine he is none stop manic.

4pm on the dot and he entered the room, I was greeted with a smile and handshake and it was soon down to business.

We only had limited time with Leo but had a good chat and a few personal photos with him before he departed.

I was collaborating with Icons Memorabilia on this occasion who also deal with many other sporting icons.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £150, and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please Email contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Only a small selection of photos that I am allowed to use I am afraid, But still theres a great shot of us and yes Im smiling in a photo!

 

 

 

Luis Suarez – Corporate Shoot

Ok so its not that bad when you get asked to board a plane to Barcelona and work with one of the top footballers out there.

I was chuffed with this as it was my first job abroad and what a way to start by working with none other then Luis Suarez .

I headed up to Heathrow and before I know it 32c and a booming sun greeted me in Barcelona!

It was great seeing Luis again has it had been nearly a year since I last saw him in Liverpool and I’m pleased to say he remembered me after greeting me with a friendly hug and handshake.

It was straight to work as we only had a short time with Luis as I’m sure you can imagine he is a very busy man.

Below are some photos from my trip,

To purchase some of the items he signed then click the link below,

https://www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £150, and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please Email contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

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