By Alana Holmberg, The Pool Grant 2016 Recipient, Resist Laughter
Sean Izzard is co-founder of The POOL COLLECTIVE, “I don’t really run with a title. It’s very much a collaborative beast, and we don’t have much emphasis on hierarchy.”
How did you get your first break Sean and then how and why did you start The POOL COLLECTIVE?
I have been working as a professional photographer for just over 30 years now. Initially as an editorial sports shooter, then transitioning into commercial and advertising work. I can’t really identify a first ‘break’ as such - my attitude was more based around building consistently over time, to concentrate on producing quality work and to solidify relationships along the way. Over the course of my career I’ve been represented by many agents, ultimately hiring my own agent/producer, which was how I operated for the years before the idea to start my own production company.