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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

Wayne Rooney And Matt Hardy Photography

A1 Sporting Memorabilia conducted yet another private signing session with the Manchester United & England legend Wayne Rooney.

Matt Hardy & Wayne Rooney

Matt Hardy & Wayne Rooney

We met with Wayne Rooney to conduct the exclusive signing session on 30/3/2016 in Manchester.

A stunning new range of Wayne Rooney signed items now available to buy direct from A1 Sporting Memorabilia.

I work very closely with A1 Sporting Memorabilia and attend all their private signing sessions to photograph the sporting celebrities they work with.

Below are a selection om images from the meeting and the products I have photographed for A1 Sporting Memorabilia 

My professional shoots start from as little as £200, and if you have your own event or celebration then this is ideal for you.

More info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

 

 

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

 

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

 

Sportsmania In Bournemouth

I was invited down to this years event at the BIC Bourneouth where a large event was organized including some big sporting names.

Fans had the chance to meet and greet there heros and also have there treausered items signed,

It was great to see and work with some top names who I dont need to mention the photos speak for themselves,

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

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

Backstage At Collectormainia 2015 With The Sporting Stars

Saturday 13 Junes I was invited to photograph some true sporting heros backstage at a signing session and meet and greet event for fans. over 60 tv, film and sporting stars attended!

I was mainly looking after and photographing Gazza but also worked closely with other great sporting names including, Sir Geoff Hurst, Ian Wright, Michael Vaughan and many more

It was a incredible day to be honest and yes ok I do have an awesome job, a highlight for me was meeting my dads sporting hero who signed a cricket bat for him, I also had lunch with some of the cast from game of thrones who I advised that “winter is coming”

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

 

Corporate Shoot With A1 and Steven Gerrard

The first signing session of the year for A1sportingmemorabilia and Steven Gerrard.

Unfortunately as you would have seen in the recent news that he is departing to continue his career in the USA.

However they have maintained a great parternship with him and still have lots of worked planned in the future.

Steven signed some brand new products for them and they are now online for sale, Ill post a link below for you football fans.

I am privileged to  work very close with A1 Sporting Memorabilia and I have the fantastic opportunity to photograph who they work with. Meeting and photographing Steven on several oocasions now he is a true sporting legend and all round nice guy.

To view the the products that Steven signed please click here,

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

http://www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk/football/players/steven-gerrard-signed-memorabilia.html

 

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