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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

Product Photography

I have been in the world of product photography now for the last 2 years mainly for A1 Sporting Memorabilia and Icons.com. They are both reputable sellers of authentic hand signed memorabilia and work with some of the biggest sporting name including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Surez and many many more. As well as attending their signings session with them to photograph the sporting stars I also shoot their signed products.

I love photographing products and making something look its best for a customer to then purchase from the companies website.

Sample product images below that I photograph for A1 Sporting Memorabilia

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200, and if you have your own buisness then this is ideal for you to showcase your products in a professional way.

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

Eric Cantona, A1 Sporting Memorabilia & Matt Hardy Photography

I was off to meet a legend and I mean LEGEND.

Another drive up to Heathrow which is soon becoming a 2nd home for me for a flight out to Lisbon. This would be my first time in Portugal and I can certainly tell you its GORGEOUS. I was heading out with A1 Sporting Memorabilia who as you know by now work with some incredible people.

It was time for me to photograph Eric Cantona, who if you don’t who he is, well then I suggest that you look him up. Long retired from the sport that he still adores he is still a huge influnce in the game and loved by millions of footballing fans across the globe.

I won’t bore you with how nice the hotel was or how hot is was because I’m not that kinda guy, But it was stunning and boiling ;)!

So the big man arrived, After knowing what he was like on the pitch (sometimes he got a bit lively) I was eager to meet him. A warm smile and handshake the man has changed but in a positive way, More relaxed and humble and also sporting a fantastic beard to which I soon regretted getting rid of mine.

We got underway with the job in hand and then it was time for a photo with the king (he was dubbed this in his career days)

I knew it had to be a good one as I might not meet the man again so I pulled out my best smile and…. well I will let you make up your own mind image below.

All I can say is that it was truly incredible to meet him and he gained even more respect from me after he departed such a humble and nice man.

Thanks Eric

The King & I

The King & I

If your a huge football fan and love sports memorabilia then I suggest that you check out A1 Sporting Memorabilia for there incredible range of signed products.

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.

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

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

 

 

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

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!

 

 

 

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

 

Corporate Shoot With A1 and Steven Gerrard

Another signing session and corporate trip to Liverpool to work with one of the biggest names in football Steven Gerrard.

Working again alongside A1sportingmemorabilia who work closely with Steven on a regular basis we headed to Liverpool to hold another private signing event,

I work very close with A1 Sporting Memorabilia and I have fantastic opportunity to photograph who they work with I have personally worked with Steven on 5/6 occasions now and he is a true sporting legend and all round nice guy.

Steven Gerrard signed lots of various sporting memorabilia including England and Liverpool shirts as well as boots and photos.

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

http://www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=steven+gerrard

 

Corporate Shoot With A1 and Alan Shearer

Another fantastic opportunity and the chance work with another of Englands football legends.

This time Alan Shearer, Working alongside A1sportingmemorabilia we traveled north to hold a private signing event,

I work very close with A1sportingmemorabilia and I have fantastic opportunity to photograph who they work with.

Alan Signed lots of various sporting memorabilia including England and Newcastle shirts.

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

https://www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=alan+shearer

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