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Steffi Klenz, Dagenham East from the series A Scape - Students come from around the world to study photography at UCA Rochester, and we have a global and local reputation. You will find a rich and diverse student body supported by a friendly but professional culture. Your own creative, technical, and intellectual evolution is supported and developed by a team of photographers, academics, guest lecturers, technicians and curators with national and international reputations.



Jackie Andrew, Campus Registry Officer, School of Film & Media/School of Architecture

University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

BA (Hons) Photography, Contemporary Practice


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Steffi Klenz, from the series, La Posa



Jonathan Simms: Personal Perspectives - My mother swears that I worked for Bruce Weber, I did question whether this was true or not. However what is not in dispute is that in late 80′s, having started work as a junior Press Photographer, I was offered an extraordinary opportunity to be a freelance photographic assistant at British Vogue.

I went on to work with Annie Leibovitz and Max Vadukul; time was spent in New York with Alex Chatelain, moving to Paris to assist Paolo Roversi, Albert Watson, Steve Hiett, and of course Pamela Hanson. My own publishing career took off with the support of stylist Brana Wolf (now of Harpers Bazaar in New York) in the world of Fashion Photography. Clients such as Elle, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire, Vogue Pelle, Vogue Homme, came knocking on the door for a style that entwined the intimate format of the Leica M camera and the painterly Polachrome film. The 90′s was a rich and exciting time with clients open to risk and prepared to adventure into the unconventional. The stories of Naomi Campbell or Veronica Webb are distant memories… But as mentioned, my mother has evidence to prove, that I did actually work for Bruce Weber; payment was a 1st edition of Kurt Markus’s book, ‘After Barbed Wire: Cowboys of Our Time’. Further opportunities ensued working for Vingt Ans magazine with notable stylist Emmanuelle Allt, who went off to become Editor in Chief at French Vogue, whilst I found myself drawn to teaching. This was more by accident than strategic decision – however since becoming involved in education I’ve found myself completely enriched and enthused by this new direction.

Selected Published works: 1988-1995 – Editorial and Advertising

Vogue Pelle: 1988

Vogue Homme: ‘Costumes – Rhythme: Ton Sur Ton’ 1989

Glamour, (French Edition): Veronica Webb for ‘Azzedine Alia’

GQ, (American Edition)’Spring Collections’ 1990

Vingt Ans: ‘Les Chevaux Sauvage’ 1990

Vogue (Spanish Edition): 1991

Elle (British Edition): 1993

Marie Claire (British Edition): ‘Decorative Edge’ 1993

The Observer Magazine: ‘Georgian on my Mind’ 1994


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