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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

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

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!

 

 

 

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